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Jonathan Leder-Modern Pin-ups

In the 40´s and 50´s the American soldiers started to hang pictures of pretty girls on the wall. It was one of the ways to encourage themselves during the heavy period of being in a troop. And so, the pin-ups were born, and a standard of beauty with them: sexy, sensual, feminine, but naïve. Jonathan Leder - Modern pin-ups Jonathan Leder - Modern pin-ups So many years later, even with the big changes in our culture, we are...

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  •  01.12.2011
  •  Ana

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Pallo from Finland

Ah, Finland! 338,000 square kilometers of coldness. For every 17 people there is a square kilometer of lake, pine trees and snow.  The only thing more common than Snow is drunk people (and Nokia's perhaps). Summers with no darkness and winters with no light, combined with enough cold to turn mad anyone from the European mainlands. Over the generations the Finnish learned to deal with the cold and lack of light /darkness in an...

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  •  30.11.2011
  •  Arden

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Mario Gerth – The Ethiopian Surma tribe

You can call Mario Gerth a journalist, photographer or modern-day explorer. He has traveled 65 countries on five continents and witnessed civil war, poverty, dictatorship and violence - but more often he was a guest in a world which has been characterized by graceful beauty. Gerth photographs were shown at international exhibitions and published in countless magazines. Nowadays he works as a part-time banker in Germany and as a...

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  •  29.11.2011
  •  Kaymir

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Ludo hits Amsterdam

French artist Ludo has been active on the streets for a few years now. His art is characterised with grey, white and his already famous acid green trademark. With his Nature's Revenge theme it is like he is trying to get nature back in today's hectic world. Street artist Ludo in Amsterdam Images of, for example, butterflies, flowers, insects and vegetables with modern objects and techniques popping out. Pretty amazing! With his...

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  •  29.11.2011
  •  Nicole

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Liliwenn @ the MOS in Buenos Aires

Our good friend and street / graffiti artist Liliwenn recently went to the Meeting of Styles graffiti festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We did an interview with Liliwenn not too long ago and a lot of you might know her from her amazing murals, illustrations and paintings, or/and as originator of the Crimes of Mind street art project which already brought (and continues to bring) worlds greatest street / graffiti artists to the...

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  •  28.11.2011
  •  Arden

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Pierre Wayser – Paris extended..

Many people contribute to our Shuttercrack flickr pool daily. One of them who never fails to deliver is Parisian photographer Pierre Wayser. His submissions vary from recent digital shots, to analogue photography from the 70's, 80's and 90's. The fact that Pierre uploads so many photographs of these era's already make his Flickr photo stream a treasure. That his pictures never go with a description and instantly bring a sense of...

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  •  27.11.2011
  •  Arden

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MTO in Saratosa, Florida – RUN SRQ

I'm a huge fan of Berlin based graffiti / streetartist MTO. Besides his amazing skills, he always knows how to come up with interesting series of pieces. A little while ago we showed you his wicked 'Berlin Street Fighters' series, a series of pieces depicting the different street art and graffiti legends from Berlin, in the streets of Berlin.This time MTO was invited to Saratoso, Florida to the 'Sarasota Chalk Festival 2011'. This was...

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  •  26.11.2011
  •  Arden

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Daniele Mattioli and Girolamo Marri – The Graft

The immigration issue is a very common and important subject nowadays. The more we globalize, the more we move. At the same time, this new life is not always the life we dreamt about. And that´s what the photographer Daniele Mattioli, in collaboration with the artist Girolamo Marri (both Italians based in Shanghai), shows us here. Daniele Mattioli - the Graft Daniele Mattioli - The Graft His personal project "The Graft"...

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  •  23.11.2011
  •  Ana

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New stuff by ICKS

You guys should already know about one of the kings of half-tone stencils: the artist ICKS (formerly known as X)! Personally, I found out about ICKS through Jessica's Stewart her amazing blog - Romephotoblog and the interview she did with him and '999, who is another street artist out of the small town of Termoli, Italy (Peep the interview here: 999' and X - Representing Termoli). The stencils of Icks' keep amazing me because every...

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  •  21.11.2011
  •  Arden

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Baghdad: A Model City by Josh Rushing

Josh Rushing is a former U.S. Marine captain with over 14 years of service who actively changed his weapon of choice. Rushing served as a spokesperson at Central Command in Doha, Qatar during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Unbeknownst to him, an independent film, Control Room, captured his efforts to communicate the American message on Al Jazeera Arabic. The documentary debuted at the sundance Film Festival in 2004. Now a days Josh is armed...

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  •  16.11.2011
  •  Kaymir