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Will It Beard

 photo tumblr_n0riux8otU1tras7oo1_500_zps48729f2e.jpg  photo tumblr_n1hlww2LOg1tras7oo1_500_zps2af99925.jpg  photo tumblr_n17cjxbwWF1tras7oo1_500_zpsdc3005c2.jpg Will It Beard is a photo series by Stacy Thiot where her husband Pierce Thiot sticks random household objects in his beard.  photo tumblr_n1poxeA0hM1tras7oo1_500_zpsb71bab39.jpg  photo tumblr_n0w1leRyuR1tras7oo1_500_zps6f1b8a38.jpg  photo tumblr_n0k2v0kC7R1tras7oo2_r1_500_zpscb0e06fb.jpg

Bruce Gilden

 photo 6e877__dark-bangs-600x779_zpsa37e34f0.jpg  photo tumblr_mru4lbRGUG1qiqxjto1_1280-600x921_zps696f86df.jpg  photo tumblr_ms3lc03VNy1qiqxjto1_1280-600x902_zpsa25b752f.jpg Like all artists, Bruce Gilden’s life bleeds into and informs every piece of work he’s ever created. Growing up in Brooklyn with what he describes as a “tough guy” of a father, Bruce developed a love of the streets, often calling them his “second home.” But the love was more than just a simple connection — it was a creative fascination. It was the unique energy of the streets that mesmerized Bruce, an energy that can momentarily expose something inside people that generally stays hidden. Bruce made it his life’s work to capture those moments. Another defining characteristic of Gilden’s photography is his creative attraction to what he calls “characters,” and he has been tracking them down all through his career. His first major project, which he worked on until 1986, focused on Coney Island, the legendary Brooklyn beach where New Yorkers who cannot escape the city heat have been going for cheap thrills summer after summer.  photo tumblr_mcyaz3TmBK1qiqxjto1_500_zps279e3b0e.jpg  photo tumblr_mpvpvbLVMm1rchj4ao1_1280_zpsd94894cc.jpg

Cliff Briggie

 photo 8713334432_09627d9bbb_b_zpsfbec051a.jpg  photo 8605347325_4a89be63bf_b_zpsfafb90a7.jpg " I make photographic images by opening heart and mind to their naturally wakeful state—a vivid, raw, intimate experience—like licking honey from a razor blade and not backing away. Choice of subject is guided by what flickr colleague Brad Wise calls the hidden energies within ordinary objects. This has helped me to take myself less seriously, accept that everything changes--and eventually ends--and realize that extraordinary and ordinary both manifest from the same essential energy. The viewer brings his own openness and life to his collision with art and artist, and finds resonance, annoyance, recognition, excitement, or boredom. Or, as my young friends say, It is what it is and It's all good. I have been inspired by a line from Rilke's poem THE WAY IN: Whoever you are, some evening take a step out of your house, which you know so well, enormous space is near........ Rilke wants us to see that infinite space is right in the midst of our ordinary, day-to-day life. Step out, he says. See the extraordinary in the ordinary! Then, familiarity gives way to shock and awe as we come eye to eye with life's inconceivable spaciousness and vastness--existing alongside the world we know so well--reveals itself. We may become confused in that moment, as well, and ask: is this nonsense, clear seeing, fantasy, or the true nature of reality? Often asked about my water and ice images Is it real or is it Photoshop? the answer, almost always, is This is how it really is. A photograph captures a MOMENT--too brief to see. Within the moment is a FLASH--color, form, or movement--always different, always extraordinary. A photograph FREEZES the moment. Ice, light, and water move, morph, flash, and change. Little pieces of paint take on a life of their own, suddenly exploding, colors streaming everywhere--CLICK--and then, they are gone forever. It is at once so breathtaking, heartbreaking, and compelling that I have missed more than a shot or two. " - Cliff Briggie  photo 8723251636_59b72ed185_b_zpsf04b5f46.jpg

Marc Da Cunha Lopes

 photo 1be75baee6ea6dbd052cf185846d7e15_zpsbac1ebaa.jpg  photo 1280495aa54c338158d5eae797dd4c4f_zps81d026a3.jpg Born in 1979, Marc Da Cunha Lopes works and lives in Paris. He studied photography in Gobelins Paris, graduated in 2005. He has been commisioned to photograph advertising campaigns for international companies such as Nike, Fiat, Peugeot, Sony. His personal work was show for the first time in Rabouan Moussion gallery in Paris in 2011.  photo 5f9c85b46d5f296f0eb920635cea901a_zps896df7d0.jpg  photo da4a9bdd26fd06bb8ac83f26f4ef9eae_zpsd90b98c4.jpg

Ben Zank

 photo d26b0f87d105769adb50bf77df7b619d4e67b7c0_large-_zps83c87a78.jpg  photo b62b1d3373b452c3262537093a7b1f224396c072_large-_zpsc904ee5b.jpg Ben Zank was born on June 19, 1991 in New York City. At the age of 18, he began taking photographs for fun after he discovered a Pentax ME Super in his grandmother's attic. His self-portraits aim to stretch the viewer's imagination and express his feelings when words fail.  photo 845809bbcb77afd3612a031ee65c3ff584b213d7_large-_zps57331a5e.jpg

Pablo Genovés

 photo ElJuiciodlsJustosWEB_zpsaf157e0f.jpg  photo LaUltimaBibliotecaWEB_zps2cb42cce.jpg  photo OtraBibliotecaWEB_zps25b06eeb.jpg Pablo Genovés (b. 1959, Madrid) has placed his personal stamp on contemporary Spanish photography. His work employs a combination of digital photography techniques and appropriated old images to create unusual and unexpected outcomes, leading the viewer to question the relationship between man and nature. (via Marlborough Gallery)  photo MarTendidaWEB_zpsdc722104.jpg  photo GranOlaWEB_zps8251d76d.jpg

Alessandro Puccinelli

 photo varie-1844_zpsea84dc08.jpg  photo varie-2385-Modifica_zpsc2533ccc.jpg  photo MG_2373_zps75793c32.jpg " In 2011 I decided to buy an old(but super well constructed) motorhome Hymer 1983 and move it along the south coast of Portugal in some of my favorite places along the european coast. I did that just to be able to take care of my personal photography project and also… because I just wanted to do what I like. Here is a small series of images taken in 2013 before to go to sleep." - Alessandro Puccinelli  photo varie-9411_zps2998bb3c.jpg  photo varie-1022-Modifica-Modifica-Modifica_zps63c268ea.jpg  photo varie-1281-Modifica_zpsbc26858a.jpg

Super Heroes at home by Gregg Segal

 photo Gregg-Segal-wonderwoman-breaks-nail-e1306941041951_zpsc96f2572.jpg  photo Super-Heroes-at-Home-2_zps8187215f.jpg  photo Super-Heroes-at-Home-5_zpsef3714f7.jpg  photo Super-Heroes-at-Home-13-e1306941112430_zps3cfd21ee.jpg " The people wearing these costumes are much like the tourists in that they have a shared reverence for the fantasy of Hollywood. Many have come with hopes of making it in the industry but their freelance work on Hollywood Boulevard may be as close as they come to realizing their dreams. Masquerading as icons and posing for pictures with tourists from all over the world affords them an illusory sense of stardom. More than anyone else, they define contemporary Hollywood, conveying the community's aspirations and its fringe-level reality. I followed the super heroes home to highlight the contrast of the fantastic and mundane. Though in costume, the super heroes are unmasked by the ordinariness of their apartments and their routine chores. While I photographed Batman, a family pulled over to take his picture. He strode up to them with super hero confidence and the children approached him with awe. He was Batman because he was Batman to them. Then later, in his apartment, when he'd taken off his mask and cape and was reheating leftovers in the microwave, he was merely ordinary. I could see what is was that drew him back to Hollywood Boulevard. " - Gregg Segal  photo photo_6_zps61627f94.jpg  photo Super-Heroes-at-Home-8_zpsba73e4f3.jpg  photo photo_4_zps956300eb.jpg

Arie van’t Riet

 photo XRay-Photographs-of-Plants-and-Animals-5_zps5b12b543.jpg  photo XRay-Photographs-of-Plants-and-Animals_1_zps442d9b05.jpg  photo XRay-Photographs-of-Plants-and-Animals-11_zps84781ea8.jpg " As a physicist I specialized in radiation physics. Especially in very low energy X-rays. Some years ago I started to use these experience in X-ray photography. An amazing kind of black and white photography. Looking with X-ray eyes to nature. That's what I like to experience with my X-ray camera. I prefer X-ray objects of ordinary scenes like a butterfly nearby a flower, a fish in the ocean, a mouse in the field, a haron along the riverside, a bird in a tree and so on. Each time it is challenging me to arrive at an X-ray photograph that represents the sentiment of the scene, do raise questions and excite curiosity. I hope, in most of the images presented here I succeeded." - Arie van’t Riet  photo XRay-Photographs-of-Plants-and-Animals_zps8babc0fc.jpg  photo XRay-Photographs-of-Plants-and-Animals-4_zps76060ca3.jpg

Dai Lyn Power

 photo tumblr_mvuqcyGDf21qlouhlo6_1280_zps77d72f19.jpg  photo tumblr_mvuqcyGDf21qlouhlo8_1280_zpsf40c0f46.jpg  photo tumblr_mvuqcyGDf21qlouhlo4_1280_zps8b60beda.jpg Fun photographs of senior citizens wearing streetwear by Dai Lyn Power.  photo tumblr_mvuqcyGDf21qlouhlo7_1280_zpsc919d083.jpg  photo tumblr_mvuqcyGDf21qlouhlo2_1280_zps79dcc374.jpg  photo tumblr_mvuqcyGDf21qlouhlo3_1280_zpse77c0ded.jpg