Alyssa Monks is one of the formost emerging contemporary artists in America today. Her paintings are often presented as faces behind sheets of water, whether it be steamy shower door, or within a pool of tranquility.
“I chased realism until it began to unravel and deconstruct itself. I am exploring the possibility and potential where representational painting and abstraction meet – if both can coexist in the same moment.”
Symmetrical faces are said to be a benchmark for true beauty (this especially rings true in the fashion industry), but this startling project shows they actually might not be what everyone wants. British-born, New York-based photographer Alex John Beck’s series ‘Both Sides Of’ offers two sets of symmetrical faces.
One image takes the left half of the subject’s face and mirrors it into the beauty shot of a seemingly whole face, while the adjacent portrait offers a similarly symmetrical rendition of the right side of the face.
It reveals how unsymmetrical faces really are and how different one would look, were they to be completely equal on both sides.
Calling this ongoing photo-series simply ‘awesome’ would be the understatement of a lifetime! This, hands down, has to be one of the most dedicated and beautiful series from a photographer we’ve seen in ages.
Murad Ossman’s Follow Me series where girlfriend Nataly Zakharova guides him through various locales across the globe began to gain quite a bit of attention online this past year, and it doesn’t look like it will be stopping any time soon!
Osmann even partnered up with Google for a short video, which can be viewed at the bottom of this post, about how the project started and what it means to him. (Words by Urban.com)
This photography series by Lucas Zimmermann is simple in concept, but absolutely beautiful in execution.
Traffic Lights was captured late at night on a foggy, vacant intersection near Weimar, Germany when Zimmermann began taking 5-20 second long exposures.
He made a few minor adjustments to temperature in post-production creating the bluish tones of the green light in some of the pictures
Lucas Zimmermann’s Website
Surrealism, we love you so! Today we’re delighted to bring you the work of photographer Brittney Meyer.
Using sweets and mirrors, she captures food in odd moments of movement: frozen, collaged, and seemingly misplaced. The fruit and sweets seem to be animated, personified, and almost giddy!
(Words by WETHEURBAN.COM)
Photographer Ina Jang has created a series of surreal art images called, “A World Without Words.” These bold, minimalist photographs express concepts both haunting and whimsical.
For Jang, the images are about identity, both of her self and of the viewer.
In the photos, cut out shapes cover the faces and various body parts of the subjects, so that viewers might imagine their selves in the subject’s place. This kind of visual empathy is central to Jang’s collection