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FRANCE 1. BOULOGNE Where: Vieille Ville (within the walls of the old town) When: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December 2012 Time: 10am-6pm Boulogne is magical when the Christmas market is in full ...
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FM.Marche.Itani Si Che BELLISSIMA✪Le ❙t e Amo<3

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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Perfectly Symmetrical Spheres Made From Hundreds of River Stones

Perfectly Symmetrical Spheres Made From Hundreds of River Stones | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
These geometric, nature-inspired spheres made from hundreds of smooth river stones look like they belong on the grounds of a palace. The stunning garden centerpieces combine sophisticated symmetry with the shiny-yet-natural look of the stones, making them enchanting additions to manicured gardens or rustic landscapes. The fountain version of the sculpture even contains internal lighting, which casts a magical glow through gaps between stones.
Creator David Harber drew inspiration from the solar system when designing the beautiful monstrosities. “Juxtaposing the delicate geometry of a perfect sphere with the apparent mass of hundreds of perfectly positioned pebbles, the Dark Planet garden sphere will pull even the most casual observer into its mysterious gravitational field,” he says.





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Loving Family Looks Back on First Year with Adopted Baby Boy

Loving Family Looks Back on First Year with Adopted Baby Boy | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Happy Birthday, little Sam! Photographer Kate T. Parker just sent word that, two days ago, her nephew Sam had just turned the ripe old age of one. We introduced you to this adorable baby boy, who was adopted by Kate's sister and brother-in-law, last July. In her series Blended, Kate shows us intimate moments between Sam and his new family, including playing or cuddling with his cousins or Kate's own beautiful daughters Ella and Alice. Though at first it may seem that Sam is the lucky one for having been adopted into such a loving home, the whole family feels as though they're the ones who have been truly blessed.
As Sam's grandfather, Frank Anthony, tells us, "Being a very family-centric group, it is extra special to see the reaction everyone has to Sam -- and his reaction to everyone. In his first year he has brought so much joy to our family, which already had a ton of joy. His smile lights up the room. Of course he has grown and is demonstrating the normal things such as crawling,…
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Photographer Captures the Portraits and Dreams of Russian People from 1 to 100 Years of Age

Photographer Captures the Portraits and Dreams of Russian People from 1 to 100 Years of Age | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
After Danish photographer Keen Heick-Abildhauge moved to Russia in 2009, it wasn't long before he fell in love with the vast diversity and beauty of the Russian people he encountered every day. Contrary to the stereotype of Russians as "unfriendly and cold" that Heick-Abildhauge had encountered across Europe, he found his new neighbors, friends, and acquaintances to be just as complex, varied, and full of life as any group of people. With the goal of portraying the Russian people in a positive and contemporary light, Heick-Abildhauge created One Hundred Years: the Russian Portrait, an ambitious project that features the stories and faces of Russian individuals ages 1 to 100.
Over the course of nearly three years, Heick-Abildhauge met more than 230 people to photograph them while learning more about their personal narratives. The result is an incredibly comprehensive collection of black-and-white portraits accompanied by captions that reveal the subjects' names, birthplaces,…
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More Gorgeous Portraits of Women with Wild Animals

More Gorgeous Portraits of Women with Wild Animals | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Moscow-based photographer Katerina Plotnikova consistently produces gorgeous portraits of young women cradling exotic animals as if they’re pets. Since we last shared her images that featured the likes of giraffes, elephants, and elk, she’s created more stunning photos. Beautiful figures donning flowing dresses cuddle with wild creatures in picturesque locales.
Recently, Plotnikova has leaned into the winter weather and shot some of her photos in the snow. Subjects wear long, white dresses and nestle against foxes, bears, and wolves. Sometimes, they’re without their furry companions and pose alone against stunning backdrops. Plotnikova still adds a touch of magic to these pictures by creatively including flashes of snow. And in one warmer-weather photo, she’s constructed a small house gorgeously composed of moss and flowers.
If you’re wondering how Plotnikova crafts these images, then you’re in luck. She has an active Facebook page and shares behind-the-scenes photos, like a bear…
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New in the Shop: Beautifully Abstract City Maps by Jazzberry Blue

New in the Shop: Beautifully Abstract City Maps by Jazzberry Blue | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Using bold colors and geometric forms, artist Jazzberry Blue creates abstract maps of some of the world's most famous cities. He's made these modern maps, that have that mid-century modern look to them, for almost every city you can think of including Chicago, Milan, and Berlin. The self-taught graphic artist, who's based in Toronto, is the latest creative to join us at My Modern Shop. Wouldn't his works look great hanging on a wall?
When asked if he was a cartographer by trade, Jazzberry told Prints on Wood, "Definitely not a cartographer. I am basically more of an abstract artist who got sidetracked while seeking new shapes and curves and compositions. Maps wonderfully puzzle together thousands of incongruent little pieces to generate a particularly grand composition you cannot find anywhere else in our world."
You can now buy a selection of his works, we have nine in all, as either prints or canvases over at My Modern Shop.
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World's First Plantable Coffee Cup Biodegrades Into Seedlings After Use

World's First Plantable Coffee Cup Biodegrades Into Seedlings After Use | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Given America’s caffeine addiction, it’s no surprise that to-go coffee cups contribute significant amounts of waste to landfills. One California-based company has a solution to cut back on coffee-related trash: cups that can be planted. Seeds embedded in fibers that make up the cup’s walls will spring to life when soaked in water and then buried in the ground. If a consumer chooses to throw the cup away instead of planting it, that’s ok, too. The biodegradable cups turn into compost, and they will break down into natural material within 180 days.
Coffee shops that choose to adopt the cups will have special wastebaskets to collect these discarded cups. Community partners can pick them up and use the biodegradable material to re-plant natural areas that have been burned or otherwise destroyed.
Aside from contributing positively to the environment, the cups can also add value to the business models of coffee shops. Offering plantable cups can boost shops’ reputations and even bring in…
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Adventurous Couple Quit Their Jobs and Built a Tiny Mobile House to Travel Acrosss the Country

Adventurous Couple Quit Their Jobs and Built a Tiny Mobile House to Travel Acrosss the Country | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Guillaume Dutilh and Jenna Spesard are inspiring examples of what can happen when you decide to take the leap and follow your dreams. Two years ago, the couple were living in Los Angeles working as an engineer and an executive assistant for a movie studio to make ends meet. Guillaume had always loved photography, and Jenna wanted to become a writer, so they decided to quit their jobs, build a tiny house to travel the country in, and pursue travel journalism while embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.
The couple sold almost everything they had to fund their project. After exactly one year and over 1,000 hours of extensive work, their dream home was finally complete, and they were ready to hit the road. Together with their dog Salies, Guillaume and Jenna have spent the last five months criss-crossing 10,000 miles across the US in their 125-square-foot house, traveling everywhere from Florida to New York City to the Painted Desert in Arizona. Their cozy abode may be small, but it has…
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Hilarious Photos Offer a Fun Look into Secret Lives of Superhero Toys

Hilarious Photos Offer a Fun Look into Secret Lives of Superhero Toys | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Photographer Edy Hardjo humanizes superhero toys in his hilarious, on-going series of images. Using high-quality action figures, the Indonesian creative poses characters from the Marvel and DC-comic universes into picture-perfect situations. The Hulk, Thor, Spiderman, and many more are seen playing hopscotch, giving each other haircuts, and taking selfies. Hardjo’s delightfully-arranged compositions offer a fun insight into their secret lives.
Before this project, the photographer never liked action figures. It was only after this new generation of ⅙-scale figures (from brands like Hot Toys, Enterbay, and 3A) that he changed his mind, because they look like the actors from the movies. Hardjo then began collecting them and telling stories through their poses. In an interview with Shutterbug, the photographer says that he uses his daily experiences as inspiration. “The recipe,” Hardjo says, “is ‘wrong combination.’ All I do is replace the ‘usual’ thing with the ‘unusual.’”
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Viscous-Looking Photos of Models Completely Encased in Honey

Viscous-Looking Photos of Models Completely Encased in Honey | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Los Angeles-based photographer Blake Little covers the human body in honey and captures the sweet, sticky results. The series is titled Preservation, and it features images of nude or barely-clothed models that are coated from head to toe in the amber-colored liquid. This simple act seems to transform the subject from an animated figure to a sculpture frozen in place.
After pouring buckets of honey onto the models, Little allows the substance a moment to flow and dribble. The viscous goo cascades from its forms and creates long, elegant drips that both exaggerates and elongates the figures’ poses. Since honey is a shiny liquid, it encases the bodies so that while we still see the people, they are often unrecognizable as the glossiness diffuses the finer details. Watch the video below to see how the images were created (this contains some nudity).
Little's alluring photographs are featured in a book about the project, also titled Preservation, that will be released on February 28.…
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Celebrity Couples Kiss and Cuddle Inside Vanity Fair's Oscar Party Photo Booth

Celebrity Couples Kiss and Cuddle Inside Vanity Fair's Oscar Party Photo Booth | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
What's a party without a photo booth? At Vanity Fair's Oscar party, while photographer Mark Seliger was on hand capturing striking celebrity portraits, another camera was snapping up sweet moments between Hollywood's famous couples. Channing Tatum, Ethan Hawke and Apple's own Jonathan Ive were just some of the men who brought their significant others into Vanity Fair's minimalist photo booth. With just the words "Vanity Fair" branded above their heads, couples were given the full freedom to express themselves. While some hilarity ensued, for the most part, couples shared endearing moments which came in the form of a small snuggle or a full blown kiss.
Above: Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara
Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger

Aaron Rogers and Olivia Munn

Ethan and Ryan Hawke

Jada Crawley and Chris Paul

Kat Dennings and Josh Groban

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Jonathan Ive and Heather Pegg

Juliette Lewis and Markus Anderson

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The Life of Vivian Maier, the Nanny-Turned-Photographer Whose Incredible Story Was Nominated for an Oscar

The Life of Vivian Maier, the Nanny-Turned-Photographer Whose Incredible Story Was Nominated for an Oscar | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Vivian Maier may have been virtually unknown during her lifetime, but she will go down in history as one of the most iconic photographers alongside the names of masters like Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson. The subject of an Academy Award-nominated documentary titled Finding Vivian Maier, Maier and her story have fascinated the public since her impressive body of work was unearthed and spread like wildfire across the internet several years ago. Although the documentary didn't take home the coveted Oscar this past Sunday, fans of Maier everywhere can rest assured knowing that the woman behind the camera has achieved the recognition that her remarkable talents deserve.
Born on February 1, 1926 to a French mother and an Austrian father in New York City, Maier spent much of her childhood moving back and forth between France and the United States. In 1956, she settled down in Chicago, where she spent the next 40 years working as a nanny. Later likened to "a real, live Mary Poppins"…
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15 Photos That Will Make You Fall in Love with the Adorable Ermine

15 Photos That Will Make You Fall in Love with the Adorable Ermine | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The short-tailed weasel, or stoat, is an adorable little character that always looks like he's always up to no good. The animal goes by the name ermine when it's in its pure white winter coat. In the spring and summer, its fur is a reddish brown. The photo above shows the ermine in Italy's Gran Paradiso National Park. It was shot by photographer Stefano Unterthiner. In the winter, surrounded by snow, you may not notice the presence of this little creature, unless you spotted his beady black eyes and his tiny pink nose.
If you're curious about this cute animal, you can read all about ermines on the ESF website. "They are active at all seasons, and in winter move on the surface of crusted snow and tunnel through soft snow, stopping occasionally to thrust the head above the surface, apparently to determine the route of travel."
Above photo: Stefano Unterthiner
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New Mind-Boggling Photo Manipulations

New Mind-Boggling Photo Manipulations | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Swedish-born photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson is an undisputed master at photo manipulation, as can be seen from his mind-boggling depictions of everyday scenes with major twists. Part surreal wonders, part mind-boggling optical illusions, the Berlin-based artist's images depict impossible situations that transcend our experiences of daily life. Looking at his impressive creations, it's no surprise to learn that the 29-year-old is inspired by the likes of M.C. Escher and Salvador Dalí.
For each work, Johansson begins with a simple sketch of a concept. Once he determines if the idea is good enough, he starts planning and finding places to capture the raw photographs. Next, he collects the materials needed to construct the final image by shooting hundreds of photos while maintaining similar lighting and perspective. Finally, he combines all the pieces like a puzzle with the help of image manipulation software like Photoshop. The final results are astounding, multilayered…
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Meandering Green Pathway Adds a Whimsical Twist to a Suspended Balcony

Meandering Green Pathway Adds a Whimsical Twist to a Suspended Balcony | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In design, it’s often said that “form follows function,” but for the Zalewski Architecture Group, sometimes “the form follows fun.” They designed a walk-on balcony that’s suspended above a courtyard in Gliwice, Poland. This isn’t your typical pathway, though. Instead of being a rigid, straight line, the designers added some whimsy and created a meandering green course that leads you from one entrance to another.
The inviting concept encourages office workers to step out of the balcony door and take a walk along the grassy route. Its path flows freely and is meant to offer a moment of relaxation, rest, and a change your attitude if you’re having a bad day. Better yet, this design provides quick access to the outdoors - no need to walk all the way downstairs.
The structure is mounted and supported by a series of thin wires that extend to the surrounding buildings. This, along with the path being 80cm wide, helps to reduce the shadows made on the courtyard. The bottom of the walkway…
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Portraits of Households Around the US Explore the Universal Spirit of Family

Portraits of Households Around the US Explore the Universal Spirit of Family | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
All families are different, but at the same time, they're connected by the universal bonds of love and kinship. For the past few years, New York-based photographer Michele Crowe has explored this concept through her portrait series The Universal Family, which features diverse imagery of families around the country. From families of mixed heritage, to same-sex couples, to single-parent households, to multiple generations living under one rooftop, each intimate portrait represents a family of the new millennium.
"The Universal Family is a portrait series made to unite the human race through the spirit of family," says the photographer. "Everyone has a family in some shape or form, and I believe that support system to be one of the most important things in the world. A family can be big or small, blood related or not, same sex oriented or not and of course composed of people with similar or wildly different cultural backgrounds. I believe If you're lucky, you truly understand that love…
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Clever Pictogram Images Show the Values We All Live

Clever Pictogram Images Show the Values We All Live | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
If you could boil down the values we all live by into simple, easy to understand images, what would that look like? London-based designer Genis Carreras's latest series answers this very question. Carreras first came under our radar with his Philographics project, where he took complicated philosophical theories, like Existentialism and Idealism, and turned them into simple shapes. Philographics became UK's most funded graphic design project ever on Kickstarter, earning £65,217, which was well over its goal of £15,000.
Now, Carreras plays with the art of pictograms, turning universal values like Love, Creativity, Curiosity and Friendship into cleverly designed cards. The Values deck is a set of cards that makes visible the invisible drivers of human behavior. Included within are 58 value cards with identical backs for use in games, exercises and activities, 6 activity cards that feature games to play with friends, and 6 fact cards, that offer information on the different sets of…
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Stranded Polar Bears Surrounded by a Sea of Ice

Stranded Polar Bears Surrounded by a Sea of Ice | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
While on board a ship touring the Svalbard Archipelago in Norway, Italian academic researcher Marco Gaiotti caught these stunning images of lonely-looking polar bears surrounded by a sea of ice. He joined a photo expedition that's purpose was to observe polar bears in their raw and natural habitat. As he states about the photo above, that shows a dramatic sunset sky, "This is exactly the situation I was looking for when I decided to explore this remote part of our planet, I deeply wanted a polar bear photograph in its natural environment and the results is probably the strongest image I have ever taken. The polar bear stands on the ice floe as the horizon is inflamed by the sunset light, as he was wondering about the future of the entire Arctic."
Though the polar bears appear at rest, they're actually in search of food, which come in the form of seals. While some are stranded, waiting for the sea ice to return for the winter, others actively jump from one iceberg to the next.
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Beautiful Triptych Shows Photographer's 14 Year Struggle with Fibromyalgia

Beautiful Triptych Shows Photographer's 14 Year Struggle with Fibromyalgia | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Though, year after year, we've featured her surreal photos on My Modern Met (see here and here), we had no idea that for the last 14 years of her life, photographer Brooke Shaden has been suffering from fibromyalgia. Over 5 million Americans are affected by this condition that causes chronic muscle pain, fatigue, insomnia, headaches and tender pressure points on the body.
"When I was 13, I started having pain in my left knee. I got a knee brace, but soon the pain shifted to both knees," she said. "When I started alternating how I wore my knee brace, people at school began to wonder if I really had any pain at all. That was my first experience with this 'invisible' disorder, and I was diagnosed a year later. It manifests itself in joint pain, fatigue, and overall sensitivity, but in the end it has taught me invaluable lessons about just how much one can overcome if given the right mindset."
To raise awareness for the cause, Brooke has created a beautiful set of images featuring a swarm…
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Beautiful Naturalistic Turntables Made from Black Walnut Trees

Beautiful Naturalistic Turntables Made from Black Walnut Trees | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
These beautiful turntables are made from cross-sections of trees, turning state-of-the-art hardware and black walnut wood into rustic record players. The creative, minimalistic designs are produced by Kent Walter and his father through their Seattle-based company, Silvan Audio Workshop. The pair recently started selling the products and raising money for workshop upgrades through a Kickstarter fundraising campaign. They’re sending turntables to supporters who offer $750 pledges.
The record players, with feature transparent glass platters to show off the rich wood bases, are intended to be conversation starters. To the creators, intriguing design matters just as much as sound quality. “The music that we like is unique, it’s got life, it’s distinctive,” Walter says. “We think that the things we play it on should be the same way.”






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New LEGO Recreations of Banksy's Famous Street Art

New LEGO Recreations of Banksy's Famous Street Art | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
"My favorite thing about Banksy's street art, and all of his other work, is how witty and thoughtful it is. He mixes clever humor with serious issues in a perfect balance." It's been almost a year since photographer Jeff Friesen first came out with his original series Bricksy where he recreates Banksy's famous street art using ordinary LEGO bricks. Friesen has just released a second batch of Bricksy works, and this time he's incorporated Banksy's New York residency pieces like Sirens of the Lambs, that slaughterhouse delivery truck carrying 60 squealing stuffed animals. Lucky for us, he's debuting that second set right here on My Modern Met!
"The series pretty much picks up where the first series left off," he tells us. "There are LEGO interpretations of Banksy's latest works, along with some Better Out Than In work from his NYC residency. A sprinkling of obscure oldies rounds out the mix. The builds are a little more complex this time round, as my daughter received quite a bit of…
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World's First Carbon-Positive Pre-Fabribated House

World's First Carbon-Positive Pre-Fabribated House | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
This amazing prototype, rolled out by green architectural and manufacturing firm ArchiBlox, is billed as the first pre-fabricated, carbon-positive house. The one bedroom, one bathroom unit ingeniously generates more energy than it uses. The first model was recently installed as an exhibition in a public square in Melbourne, Australia, but the company plans to make more for resale.
Designed to face north, the small unit harnesses natural forces to minimize the manmade carbon footprint and actually gives back to the environment. Underground tubes help cool the house, and “airtight building envelope” technology keeps energy from escaping wastefully. The roof features solar panels, which power the unit, plus green space for growing herbs and vegetables.
The unit is not only environmentally friendly — it’s resident-friendly, too. The sleek, clean design offers living spaces within a light and airy interior. The home's flexible joints allows it to grow with the occupant’s needs: Panels can…
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Elderly Chinese Women Wake Up at 4AM Every Day to Take Care of 1,300 Stray Dogs

Elderly Chinese Women Wake Up at 4AM Every Day to Take Care of 1,300 Stray Dogs | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
While the Lunar New Year is traditionally spent with family and loved ones, five elderly Chinese women from Weinan, Shaanxi Province chose to spend the holiday taking care of over 1,300 stray dogs, just as they do every day. Six years ago, Wang Yanfang established a dog asylum as a way to save strays from the pound, where they could be euthanized. Since then, the 60-year-old and four other volunteers—all in their 60s and 70s—have gotten up at 4AM every morning so they can prepare 400 kilograms of food for the hungry pups. The shelter, which is supported solely by donations, makes sure that these animals are fed, cared for, and even groomed regularly.
Despite their good intentions, local media reports that the elderly women have faced other challenges like being bitten by dogs who are less tame than others. But in the end, it's all worth it to a selfless animal lover like Wang, who has adored animals since she cared for her first dog back in 2000. According to Tencent News, she says,…
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Powerfully Revealing Portraits of Mothers' Bodies After Childbirth

Powerfully Revealing Portraits of Mothers' Bodies After Childbirth | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Arizona-based photographer and body positivity advocate Jade Beall seeks to provide an alternative to the heavily airbrushed images of women presented by mass media through her series The Bodies of Mothers: A Beautiful Body Project. The project, which has been published as a book, portrays women in a raw, honest way rarely seen on the covers of magazines or on TV screens. Untouched by Photoshop, the beauty of these mothers' bodies is depicted in every wrinkle, scar, stretch mark, and fold. Thick or thin, tall or short, young or old, these diverse women bare their so-called "imperfections" proudly as signs of their love, labor, and life.
Beall was inspired to embark on a life journey of empowering other women through photography in part due to a history of discomfort with her own appearance. Pregnancy and giving birth to her son Sequoia ultimately helped her reevaluate her own feelings of self-worth and respect for her body. Through her images, she hopes to make everyone feel worthy of…
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Striking Celebrity Portraits Taken at Vanity Fair's Oscar Party 2015

Striking Celebrity Portraits Taken at Vanity Fair's Oscar Party 2015 | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Hollywood's elite came out to play last night at Vanity Fair's Oscar party. Just like last year, famed photographer Mark Seliger was on hand, working with Instagram in capturing intimate portraits of A-list celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Lady Gaga. This year, Vanity Fair even gave us a behind-the-scenes look at the portrait studio that Seliger and his team built. As you can see in the shots, a checkered floor, distressed walls, a staircase and some vintage props, like a sofa and chairs, all helped to create a beautifully timeless look. You can watch a mesmerizing timelapse of the studio being built from the ground up on Vanity Fair's Instagram.
"As guests leave the red carpet and enter the main #vfoscarparty space, they’ll have the option to stop by the studio and stake a claim to immortality—or at least strike a few portfolio-style poses."

Eddie Redmayne (Winner Best Actor)
J.K. Simmons (Winner Best Supporting Actor)

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New Beautifully Dream-Like Photos

New Beautifully Dream-Like Photos | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When we first introduced the work of 20-year-old German photographer Katharina Jung, she was in the midst of a year-long project where she produced an image each week during 2014. Luckily for us, the year has come and gone, and we’re pleased to share some of the other fantastic photos that she created.
Jung has the incredible ability to craft pictures that are simultaneously imaginative, dramatic, and beautiful. Her photos often feature young people alone and surrounded by natural splendor. Women and men lay among babbling brooks, run along the tree-lined shore, and take in the sweeping sights of foggy fields. The ethereal works are, in Jung’s words, trying “to convert my daydreams into images.” You can’t help but feel a dream-like magic when you see them.
Katharina Jung Flickr and Facebook page
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