Rich McCor is a photographer who travels the world creating brilliant images of landmarks adding his own twist by using cutout paper characters. From turning the Arc de Triomphe into a LEGO man and the Little Mermaid statue to a selfie taker, McCor’s work effortlessly intertwines humour and photograph beauty.
What happens when you spend a month living alone on an island in Maine with nothing but cardboard, scissors and gorgeous sunsets to play with? A lot of really awesome stuff. Photographer and artist John Marshall created a series entitled “Sunset Selfies” where Marshall turns simple cutouts into whimsical situations.
Poem in Ice is a poem Arthur Lugauskas wrote, froze up, and then photographed the process of it’s ice melting away as the words in permanent ink unraveled themselves, without knowing if they remained or smeared away.
But, let’s get poetic now. Reading words from a certain someone or something can be dangerous, hence the broken glass. If you open up the poem too quickly you might cut yourself and rip the message in the process. All meaning can be lost if that happened. This idea of being patient with important pieces of writing is what I’m portraying, as well as how delicate and valuable words put together in a certain way can be. Poetry.
Photographer Darren Pearson, better known by his alias Darius Twin, specializes in making brilliant light photography. Pearson has been releasing a ton of new work on his Instagram featuring his signature skeleton figures along with dinosaurs and dancers in not only the classic white light but also various colours.
Moroccan photographer and filmmaker Achraf Baznani (Born in Marrakesh) carries on the traditions of Surrealism with his wild, imaginative, and wholly impractical imagery. Among his inventive scenarios, small human figures -often the artist himself- appear trapped within glass jars or the size of a camera lens; in other works, Baznani more or less dissects his body, as for example, in one, he cleanly removes his brain from his cranium, or in another, twists off his hand, much as if it were a light bulb. Imparted throughout such works are strong senses of humor and wonder, and as such, Baznani’s art offers a Surrealistic take on life experience in the digital age.