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Cina’s great Olympic debate

Cina’s great Olympic debate | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The Chinese currently stand second in the Olympic medals table – in both gold and overall – but you would never know it from what’s going on in their media. Of course, there’s celebration of the co...
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The Marche is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. The Italian name Le Marche is the plural of marca, and literally means "the Marches", originally referring to the medieval March of Ancona and nearby marches of Camerino and Fermo.
The Marche are located in the Central area of the country, bordering Emilia-Romagna and the republic of San Marino to the north, Tuscany to the north-west, Umbria to the west, Abruzzo and Lazio to the south and the Adriatic Sea to the east. Except for river valleys and the often very narrow coastal strip, the land is hilly. In the nineteenth century, a railway from Bologna to Brindisi linked the Marche along the coastline of the entire territory. Inland, the mountainous nature of the region, even today, allows little travel north and south, except by rough roads over the passes.

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Flowers and Trees Bloom in New Projection on Sydney's Customs House

Flowers and Trees Bloom in New Projection on Sydney's Customs House | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The amazing light festival in Australia, Vivid Sydney, just started today and one of their standout installations is this new projection of trees and flowers blooming on the iconic Customs House. The 8-minute show mixes both familiar and unfamiliar sights of Sydney's natural environment to create a continually evolving blossoming world. The artwork was created to fit specifically to the architectural form of the building. The graphics are color-bursting images of blue and green butterflies, purple leaves and tiny red and white spotted mushrooms on sinuous trees. Spinifex Group, a company that specializes in immersive media experiences, is behind this work.
Here's what they told us about the meaning behind the show. "Beginning in Jurassic times, we have a moment when the dry earth gets cracked, revealing a waterfall scene filled with cockatoos. They fly us upwards as frangipani flowers blossom on either side of dolphins leaping out of the water. Next, the building transforms into a…
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Photojournalists Shine Light on Empowered Women Throughout the World

Photojournalists Shine Light on Empowered Women Throughout the World | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
“I was about to begin a journey, the journey of my life, in understanding how extraordinary women are, and how even when we view them as victims they are in fact heroes and survivors.” – Annie Griffiths, Executive Director of Ripple Effect and Photographer. Today, be blown away by the powerful photos and stories from the Ripple Effect. A team of journalists have dedicated themselves to document the plight of poor women around the world and the programs that are helping them as they deal with the devastating effects of climate change.
As one of the first women photographers to ever work for National Geographic, Annie Griffiths has personally covered women's issues on six continents. For more than two decades, she's dedicated a portion of her time each year to document the important work of aid organizations.
The Ripple Effect team travels to international hot spots where women are playing are important role in social and environmental change. In their words, it's "where conflict and…
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Inspiring Burn-Survivor Cat Comforts Other Rescued Animals at Emergency Clinic

Inspiring Burn-Survivor Cat Comforts Other Rescued Animals at Emergency Clinic | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
For a year and a half, a cat named Russell has been giving people hope at North Carolina's Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care clinic. In January 2014, Russell survived a catastrophic house fire, which destroyed his family's home and took the life of their pet dog. Not only did the cat suffer from second and third degree burns, he was also severely dehydrated and developed fatty liver syndrome from not eating for four days. Even though it seemed as if Russell would not survive, he quickly proved otherwise.
While he has been recovering, the friendly feline spends time snuggling up to fellow animals that are undergoing their own treatments at the clinic. A baby deer named Darla arrived this week after being found without her mother on someone's lawn and Russell immediately fell in love with his new friend. The adorable pet has also kept several dogs company in the wake of terrible accidents and injuries, making sure that they have someone to snuggle with. "He wants to be friends…
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Extraordinary Entries from National Geographic's 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

Extraordinary Entries from National Geographic's 2015 Traveler Photo Contest | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Last month, we featured some gorgeous entries in the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, and we’re now pleased to share more great submissions with you. The competition is one of our very favorites, and it showcases some truly stunning travel photography. These images represent many unique places around the world, and it allows you to discover parts of the planet you might've never known existed.
It’s not too late to enter the contest - the deadline is Tuesday, June 30 at 12 p.m. EDT. There are four categories, including: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments. So photographers, be sure you submit your work before the end of June. The grand prize winner will receive an eight-day National Geographic Photo Expedition to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for two. How exciting!
Check out more of these great entries below, courtesy of National Geographic.
Above: Eye for an Eye The Yetis of Nepal - The Aghoris as they are called are marked by…
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Gorgeous South African Home Perfectly Frames Surrounding Mountain and Sea

Gorgeous South African Home Perfectly Frames Surrounding Mountain and Sea | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Located near the base of Lion’s Head mountain in Cape Town sits the OVD 919 house. It’s a massive 10,000 square foot estate designed by the renowned architecture firm SAOTA. Despite its large size, the focus of the copper-roofed home is not only the structure itself, but the gorgeous sky and sea that surround it. SAOTA built it to honor the idyllic South African landscape.
The open and airy house is composed of concrete, glass and steel, and it faces the steep incline of the mountain. There are two storeys, and the top of the building features private living spaces for the home’s dwellers. Bedrooms and a few family rooms are stretched across this level. The window-filled first floor includes kitchen, dining, and living rooms, plus an outdoor terrace with a large pool.
At times, it’s hard to tell where the outdoors ends and the indoors begins, but this illusion was intentional. “Throughout this [first] level boundaries are blurred and there’s a wonderful continuity between internal and…
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Mirror Labryinth, Twisted Park Benches and Disappearing Rooms of Water at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Mirror Labryinth, Twisted Park Benches and Disappearing Rooms of Water at Brooklyn Bridge Park | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
As if New York doesn't have enough exciting art going on right now, with Yayoi Kusama's show at David Zwirner and Teresita Fernández's golden canopy at Madison Square Park, it can now add another must-see exhibition to the list. At Brooklyn Bridge Park, Danish artist Jeppe Hein has just opened Please Touch the Art. His most comprehensive exhibition ever presented in a public space in the United States, the show consists of 18 interactive works that are both fun and surprising.
The exhibition, which has been curated by Public Art Fund Director and Chief Curator Nicholas Baume, includes three distinct bodies of work. Appearing Rooms consists of a series of "rooms" with walls that appear and disappear as vertical jets of water shoot up from the ground in a grid-like pattern. Installed on the Bridge View Lawn at Pier 1, the iconic water sculpture challenges visitors to move throughout the "rooms" without touching a drop of water. If you don't time it just right, you might come away…
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Photographer Follows Girlfriend While Traveling to Breathtaking Indian Landmarks

Photographer Follows Girlfriend While Traveling to Breathtaking Indian Landmarks | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When photographer Murad Osmann and his girlfriend Natalia Zakharova were vacationing in Barcelona, they started an Instagram series that their followers fell in love with. The photographs feature Osmann being led by his girlfriend through the incredible destinations that they visit, resulting in the Follow Me theme that is present in all of their travel snapshots. "The first photo happened in Barcelona while we were on vacation. My girlfriend was a bit annoyed that I was always taking pictures of everything, so she grabbed my hand and tried to pull me forward. But it didn't stop me from doing photos," stated Osmann to Mashable. "That's how it all started."
After visiting extraordinary places like Spain, Italy, Hong Kong, and France, the couple recently visited India in February, which is where Natalia dressed up in Indian-esque outfits to recreate their famous Instagram images. While the twosome travelled to Delhi, Udaipur, Varanasi, Jaipur, and more, Osmann used his iPhone to capture…
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Famous Landmarks in Paris Recreated Using Historic Images from World War II

Famous Landmarks in Paris Recreated Using Historic Images from World War II | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Artist Julien Knez spent two months touring Paris to figure out how much the famous city has changed since World War II. During August of 1944, the Liberation of Paris was fought, freeing Parisians from Nazi Germany's oppressive control. After collecting vintage photographs of this momentous battle, Knez decided to visit the locations that were captured in the historic images. At each location, the artist tried to imitate the exact angle that was shown in his photos, so he could recreate the snapshot in front of its modern day counterpart. "It was very intense to imagine the fights in the streets I know as a Parisian," stated Knez to The Washington Post. 
By taking images that were captured 71 years ago and reproducing them, the Parisian photographer was able to see the complex emotional history behind every location and landmark. Where a battle was once fought, there now stands a bookstore. General Charles de Gaulle and his troops marched before the now serene Arc de Triomphe. In…
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Beautiful Photos of Mysteriously Surreal Scenes by Nicholas Scarpinato

Beautiful Photos of Mysteriously Surreal Scenes by Nicholas Scarpinato | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Photographer Nicholas Scarpinato has the incredible ability to make his work appear as if it’s part of a dreamscape. We first featured the young creative a few years ago, and since that time he’s developed his talents with more conceptually intriguing scenes that are bathed in gorgeous, vintage-tinted colors.
Scarpinato’s photos often portray the story of one central character. Their relationship to the environment, specifically nature, always seems to be questioned or in flux. Some look as though they’re trying to escape their situation and want to disappear. Others embrace the landscape and explore it down fast-moving streams, through abandoned houses, and disguising themselves as someone else. With just a single photo, Scarpinato creates mysteries that leave us wanting to know more.
The photographer has attended Virginia Commonwealth University over the past years and studied film making. His short experiments, documentaries, other moving images feature the same fascinating style…
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Gorgeous Glass Vessels Beautifully Engraved with Trees by Kayo Yokoyama

Gorgeous Glass Vessels Beautifully Engraved with Trees by Kayo Yokoyama | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
"In Australia, I live among trees; trees are an essential factor for me to fell connected and at home." Japanese artist Kayo Yokoyama creates beautifully detailed glass sculptures engraved with trees. Like a dentist, she uses hand-held motor drills with small diamond tipped burrs to carve her nature scenes. Though she was born in Japan, Yokoyama lives in the Blue Mountain in Australia where she draws much of her inspiration. Trees represent real trees as well as a state of higher consciousness in the journey and growth of an identity. "My engraving of trees on the glass objects' surface recalls me to a place of strength inside me," she states. "They suggest the fundamental order of the world and my place in it - my homeland."
In some of her works, you'll also notice the addition of chairs. They act as a metaphor for the self, signifying the absence as well as the presence of a person. In others, you'll notice streaks of color swirling around the bottom of the sculptures. They're…
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Gorgeous Photos Highlight Beautiful Intricacies of Birds’ Feathers

Gorgeous Photos Highlight Beautiful Intricacies of Birds’ Feathers | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
As we’ve admired many times before, birds are wondrous, beautiful creatures. And in this series titled Birds, fashion photographer Thomas Lohr shows off their gorgeous plumage. He focuses on tightly-cropped, up-close shots of feathers, and he captures a variety of colors, textures, and movements within the illustrious tufts. It’s an unusual way to look at birds, and one that blurs the line between documentation and fine art.
In some of Lohr’s photographs, it’s even unclear that we’re looking at a bird. His vantage point abstracts the feathers and they seem to resemble scales or long strands of fur. Other times, the delicate layers of quills and vanes unmistakingly belong to a bird. “My aim was to show the variety of the species and the array of plumage, so I shot a wide range instead of concentrating on particular birds,” he tells AnOther.
Lohr did some traveling for this series, and it’s now a book of the same name. He only wanted to capture portraits of living birds, so he visited…
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Architects to Repurpose Abandoned Highway into Elevated Skygarden

Architects to Repurpose Abandoned Highway into Elevated Skygarden | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The innovative Dutch studio MVRDV is planning on transforming an abandoned section of highway in Korea. But instead of destroying it and building something new, the architects will repurpose the unused infrastructure into a 55-foot-high elevated park. It’s called the Seoul Skygarden, and it’ll include 254 species of trees, shrubs, and flowers, creating an ever-evolving urban arboretum for city dwellers.
The greenery will be organized according to the Korean alphabet and will allow people to interact with and discover new types of plants. In addition, places like tea cafes, flower shops, street markets, libraries, and greenhouses will also enliven the skygarden and provide new opportunities for commerce.
The existing highway was built in the 1970s but was deemed unsafe following intensive safety inspections in 2006. Originally, the city intended to demolish it, but after consulting with experts and residents, decided to reuse it for public space. They then launched a design competition…
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Craftsman Fills Chicago's Potholes with Playful Mosaics of Ice Cream

Craftsman Fills Chicago's Potholes with Playful Mosaics of Ice Cream | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Recently, colorful works of art have been appearing within potholes along Chicago's deteriorated roadways. To make these scarred areas beautiful, artist Jim Bachor has started filling cracked asphalt with mosaics of ice cream for a project known as Treats in the Streets. Each piece perfectly blends in with the road, adding a delightful effect to a neglected and seemingly dull area. The best part is that these pieces will most likely last for a long time, since they are made of sturdy glass and durable marble. 
This playful project is also occurring in Finland, where Bachor has surprised pedestrians with mosaics of flowers. "Using the same materials, tools and methods of the archaic craftsmen, I create mosaics that speak of modern things in an ancient voice. My work locks into mortar unexpected concepts drawn from the present. By harnessing and exploiting the limitations of this indestructible technique, my work surprises the viewer while challenging long-held notions of what a mosaic…
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Asymmetrical Cabin Design Inspired by the Surrounding Dolomite Mountains

Asymmetrical Cabin Design Inspired by the Surrounding Dolomite Mountains | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Overlooking Italy’s Dolomite Mountains sits the Valley House, a timber cabin designed by architecture firm Plan Bureau. It’s a unique asymmetrical home whose shape was inspired by the topography of its gorgeous surroundings. Much of this structure seems beautifully unconventional, including the detailing on the facade and the placement of its windows.
One of the most striking things about the 1,259-square-foot house is its top-heavy design. Two diamond shapes are stacked on a triangular base, and the slanted walls have large, angled glazing that points towards the ground.
The entrance to the home is elevated and accessible via a short flight of stairs with an outdoor terrace surrounding it. Inside, the space is divided into two main levels. The communal areas are on the ground floor, split between a kitchen and dining/living area. Two bedrooms and a shared bathroom are upstairs, and their many windows bathe the quarters in natural light. Coupled with the uninterrupted views, it makes…
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Memorial Day Weekend Sale on My Modern Shop

Memorial Day Weekend Sale on My Modern Shop | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In honor of Memorial Day, we're now offering 20% off all art prints and canvases in our online store My Modern Shop! If minimalist movie posters are your thing, check out works by Nicholas Barclay, or if you're a Hitchcock fan, check out this fun new print called Them Birds by illustrator Dan Fajardo. Everyone's beloved droid R2-D2 gets dressed up as Captain America in the poster you see above by digital artist Steve Berrington. Have a fantastic long weekend, everyone!
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Stone-Filled Elephant Sculptures Finally Rise in Durban

Stone-Filled Elephant Sculptures Finally Rise in Durban | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Six years after being commissioned, artist Andries Botha has finally unveiled his huge elephant sculptures made out of wire frames filled with stones. Emerging out of a freeway island in Durban, South Africa, the artwork is made of galvanized steel armature with stainless steel mesh and filled with rocks from a local quarry. The sculptures were meant to be completed ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but in February 2010, just two weeks from completion, the artist was told to stop by the African National Congress (ANC) because they believed the elephants were too similar to the Inkatha Freedom Party's logo.
While the city decided on whether the artist could complete the sculptures, vandals destroyed the artwork by splashing red paint all over it and by removing the metal wiring, causing the rocks to fall out. Originally there were three elephant sculptures, one had been destroyed by vandals and the other two had been partially damaged. Determined to finish the project, the artist…
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Mercedes Benz Partners with Lufthansa to Create Spectacular Luxury Airplane

Mercedes Benz Partners with Lufthansa to Create Spectacular Luxury Airplane | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
At first glance, the interior of this private jet doesn’t look an airplane. It instead resembles a luxury hotel suite or an impeccably-decorated home. But, this is actually a new design concept as part of a collaboration between Lufthansa Technik and Mercedes Benz. Their idea is a stunning departure from the conventional plane interior, and it has a gorgeous visual flow paired with modern furnishings.
The purpose of the collaboration was to fuse the Mercedes design style onto the Lufthansa Technik aircraft. There hints of the car company’s influence within the scheme. The windows are concealed by black panels, which are inspired by Mercedes Benz S-Class screens. And, using their Magic Sky technology, the panels can be dimmed electronically from black to transparent.
“Our goal is to offer a highly discerning global clientele a standard of interior design that leaves nothing to be desired,” explains Walter Heerdt, Senior Vice President VIP and Executive Jet Solutions for Lufthansa.…
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Skaters Rejoice Over the World's First Multi-Story Skatepark

Skaters Rejoice Over the World's First Multi-Story Skatepark | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
British architect Guy Hollaway recently unveiled plans for the world's first multi-story skatepark, which is to be built in Folkestone, England. The project was commissioned by billionaire Roger De Haan with the hope that it will prevent young people from moving away from this sleepy seaside town. "What we're trying to do is reverse engineer this brain drain," Hollaway told Dezeen. "If you make childhood meaningful through education, sport, recreation then it's more likely that they'll invest in their town and the future and stay and maybe bring up their own children in that town – that is what true regeneration is about."
Three of the skatepark's undulating concrete floors will be used as a park for both skateboarders and BMX riders, while the basement will house a boxing ring. For both new and experienced climbers, there will be an 11-meter-high climbing wall, which will span the three upper floors. One floor will feature a giant bowl, so that adventurous skaters and bikers can drop…
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Striking "PaperBridge" Created with 22,000 Sheets of Paper and No Glue

Striking "PaperBridge" Created with 22,000 Sheets of Paper and No Glue | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Set against a gorgeous green backdrop, the crimson-colored PaperBridge is a striking sight. This installation was created by environmental artist Steve Messam, and it was a small feat of civil construction. The bridge was composed of 22,000 sheets of brightly-hued paper and weighed over 4.3 tons. What’s most impressive was that this structure was freestanding and didn’t have glue, screws, or bolts holding it together. Instead, Messam constructed the self-supporting arch by weighting it on either side with steel gabions filled with local stone.
The PaperBridge was a temporary work of art and part of the Lakes Ignite project in the Lake District of North West England. It spanned about 13 feet across flowing water at the foot of Helvellyn mountain.
Messam had the local surroundings in mind while forming the piece, and its relationship to it was important. “The intensity of colour used in the bridge contrasts with the verdant landscape making a bold statement of form and design,” he…
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Photographer and Artist Collaborate to Create Spellbinding Floral Collages

Photographer and Artist Collaborate to Create Spellbinding Floral Collages | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
For Yen Magazine, photographer Rebekah Campbell teamed up with artist Ben Giles to create a beautiful set of collages that overlaid Ben's color-bursting flowers over Rebekah's stellar photography. This isn't the first time Rebekah has collaborated on a project with an artist but she calls it her favorite so far. Redheaded model Lauren Isabeau was the muse in the photos which featured her in a variety of sweet and seductive poses. While in one photo, the model's outstretched arms are covered with a waterfall of daises, in another, a flock of birds come to rest serenely on her arm. The collaboration couldn't be any more perfect for Yen's Creative Issue.
You could say that the two might not have ever found each other if it weren't for social networks. Rebekah and Ben discovered each others work through Flickr and then started having conversations on Facebook. When we asked Rebekah what she likes most about Ben's collages she said, "Ben's work is fantastically intricate and colorful, the…
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Engaged Couple Shed Tears of Joy When They See Old Versions of Themselves

Engaged Couple Shed Tears of Joy When They See Old Versions of Themselves | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Thanks to Field Day and The Cut's 100 Years of Beauty series, an engaged couple was given the amazing opportunity to see what the future holds. With their wedding only one month away, Kristie and Tavis wanted to see what they would look like as they got older, so a team of skilled makeup artists transformed them into 50, 70, and 90-year-old versions of themselves. Both individuals are in their late 20s, making this a dramatic change from how they normally look. 
The pair faced away from each other while the artists were working and waited to unveil their new looks once the process was completed. Each time the couple turned around, a beautiful moment unfolded where they emotionally reflected on what their life together would be like. After their 50-year-old metamorphosis, Kristie tearfully remarked, "We'll have kids and grandkids. So many stories." 
The heartwarming episode ended with the couple wondering what their last words will be. "You made me a better person. There's so many…
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Artist's Detailed Sketches Display Memories as Tangible Objects and Intricate Landscapes

Artist's Detailed Sketches Display Memories as Tangible Objects and Intricate Landscapes | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what your memories would look like if they came alive? Michigan-based artist Pat Perry has the innate ability to portray this occurrence by sketching tangible objects and landscapes within a person's mind. Using yellowed paper, Perry draws fluid imagery swirling around his subject's body to expose the connection that is shared between memory and identity. Every object is brought to life with impeccable shading and contrast, while a combination of both urban and natural scenery creates a story that is unique to each of his remarkable designs and characters. 
A familiar sense of home is symbolically shown in Perry's surreal creations. Each piece has a specific personality, revealing that our memories are a key part of who we are in the present moment and who we will become in the future. The incredible details bridge the gap between fantasy and reality, so that onlookers can take a moment to visualize what their own histories would look like outside the confines…
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Artist Superimposes Subjects of Classical Paintings into Modern Day Kiev

Artist Superimposes Subjects of Classical Paintings into Modern Day Kiev | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Ukrainian artist and art director Alexey Kondakov creates surreal digital collages that fuse history with modern life. He superimposes subjects from classic paintings by artists like Hayez, Caravaggio, and Bourguereau, placing them in subway stations and bars located in his hometown of Kiev. The project is titled 2 Reality.
Kondakov frees the nymphs, royals, and goddesses from the confines of their original compositions and inserts them into a much different world. Thanks to his fantastic photo manipulation skills, they blend into the cityscape, and it seems like you might see them whenever you take the train.
This amusingly ironic mashup shows that not quite everything has changed between the times in these paintings and contemporary culture. It’s how Kondakov had the idea for the series in the first place. He visited a museum and saw a painting of friends drinking wine and celebrating. As the artist explains on Junk Culture, "I thought, some things have not changed in a long while."…
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Photographer Captures the Mesmerizing Spirit of Adorably Wise Owls

Photographer Captures the Mesmerizing Spirit of Adorably Wise Owls | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Owls are known around the world as a symbol of wisdom and beauty, which Thai photographer Sasi Smith intuitively captures in his mesmerizing photographs. Smith is an experienced cameraman who focuses mainly on parrots, but he also has a vast collection of owl images that are both adorable and captivating.
This type of photography can be especially challenging, since owls are known for their camouflage, but the dedicated artist has the ability to capture the enchanting huge eyes, extreme fluffiness, and lovely heart-shaped faces that make the owls the magnificent creatures that they are. Smith has taken photos of many different and unique species of owl, helping to show that there are close to 200 species of the gorgeous bird on Earth. They are separated by the categories of "true owls" and "barn owls," with barn owls being known for their distinctly cute, heart-shaped facial appearance. 

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Photographer Captures Spectacularly Colorful "Moon Trail" During a 37-Minute Exposure

Photographer Captures Spectacularly Colorful "Moon Trail" During a 37-Minute Exposure | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
You have most likely seen countless photographs of vivid star trails posted all across the Internet, but what about a moon trail? On May 4th, 2015, Finnish photographer Janne Voutilainen captured an incredible lunar image that took exactly 2,258 seconds to create. As the rising moon streaked across the peaceful nighttime sky, the clever photographer used his Nikon D800 to shoot a 37.6-minute exposure of the moon's path. This was not a simple task for the patient artist and it took him several tries to get the shot's lighting correct. “A moving, gradually brightening subject is not so easy to photograph,” explains Janne to Smithsonian. 
The resulting image displays a strikingly colorful band against the bold blue of the background sky, adding a surreal aspect to what Janne calls a "full moon gradient." When describing the spectacular photo on his website, the visionary photographer remarks, “Is it a huge lingonberry? Is it a ruddy apple? No, but it is something much more delicious,…
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