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Woman Creates Bizarre, Disturbing Self-Portraits And Calls It Art

Everyone has different tastes when it comes to art. What one person thinks is beautiful, another person thinks is trash. It's all subjective. But one woman is pushing the boundaries, possibly for everyone, and creating self-portraits that are... let's say, unorthodox. Iiu Susiraja, a Finnish artist, takes pictures of herself in all sorts of bizarre and somewhat disturbingly provocative poses, using various household props and calls it art. Maybe this sort of thing does it for some people, but personally, after looking at these pictures, I'm just left very, very confused.

Finnish woman's bizarre and disturbing self-portraits | thumbnail includes two pictures of woman, bending over washing machine and standing on treadmill
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Striking Portraits Of Female Bodybuilders

When you think of bodybuilders, most people typically associate it with men, which makes sense when you consider that up until the late 19th century, the female physique was hardly considered one of strength. In fact, women's exercise was very much frowned upon, with women deemed to be frail or weak. But as women's rights, feminism, and equality grew, the concept of "strongwomen" was popularised. Today, there is a whole world of female bodybuilding, where women are proving their strength just as much as mean.

In a striking portrait series called Female Bodybuilders by Martin Schoeller, he tries to "Show the vulnerability that I see and feel in the subjects when I am with them, to get to the complex emotions behind a mask of extreme physical expression. These women mirror our modern cultural hunger for size, aggression, and attention at any cost. We are in the age of Bigness." Some of his stunning portraits are below, and the rest can be found in his book on Amazon.

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Stock Photography Images On How To Be A Feminist

Feminism: I mean, what is it really? As far as I'm aware, it is the advocacy for and the belief that women should have the same rights and opportunities as men. Therefore a feminist is someone who holds by and supports these beliefs. But what does that look like in real life? How can one prepare themselves to spot a feminist when they meet one? Thanks to a few google searches and some good ol' stock photography, we have the answer. It turns out you can recognize an empowered woman through several discerning features, including the boxing gloves she will always have on and the various cliffs and ladders she is continuously climbing — always wearing business attire.  Check out these and a few other telltale signs in the pictures below what feminists look like according to stock photography. Thank God for feminism!




funny stock photography on how to be a feminist | thumbnail includes pictures of women using boxing gloves and standing on men | WEAR BOXING GLOVES WITH BUSINESS ATTIRE | CRUSH MEN WITH HIGH HEELS
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Photographer Takes Pictures Of Famous Landmarks Facing The Wrong Direction

Whenever anyone visits a famous landmark, the first thing they do is take a picture of themselves standing in front of it or just of the site itself. Imagine how many pictures there are out there of the same places, from slightly different angles, but all showing the same thing. But what happens if you have a different perspective, and choose to do something a little, well... backward? Photographer Oliver Curtis decided to mix things up when he visited famous places and took his photos from the wrong direction. He wanted to "turn around, and see a new aspect of the over-photographed sites of the world - to gaze elsewhere and to favor the incidental over the monumental." His collection of pictures seeks to draw attention to the fact that "It is easy to forget that these attractions are also places of work, staffed by janitors, security guards, cleaners and office guards who have a lack of awe born from daily exposure. Yet, despite not being present, the images are still suffused with their aura."

Check out the incredible pictures below, and see how many you would recognize if the names weren't written in!

photographer takes pictures of famous landmarks facing the wrong direction - thumbnail includes two pictures of the Eiffel Tower, Paris and St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
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Artist Travels To Beautiful Locations To Paint The Pattern of His Own Shirt

Art is a difficult topic to dicsuss because it's all a matter of taste; what one person finds beautiful, another person finds vulgur. It's all relative. But you know what isn't as relative? Humor. OK, it is, but what you're about to see is objectivally funny. Artist Hank Schmidt in der Beek and photographer Fabian Schubert have started a project where they travel to beautifully scenic locations, set up an easel and begin to paint. But Hank doesn't paint what he sees. No, he paints the design of the shirt he is wearing, while Fabiamn photographs him doing it. This hysterical take on classic outdoor painting gave us a laugh, so we thought we'd share it with you. Enjoy!

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Scantily-Clad Lumberjack Poses For Charity Photo-Shoot

When photographer Chad Castigliano took some photos of his wildland firefighter friend Tim Wilson wielding an ax, wearing nothing but boxer shorts, suspenders, an orange hard hat, he didn't know just how much it would take off. Known as The Whimsical Woodsman, the scantily-clad lumberjack posed for his friend to create a calendar to raise money for charity. The public quickly fell in love with his pursed lips, sultry eyes, and luscious beard. Clearly, it was not caring what people think that helped him pose for this unusual photo shoot, and he certainly proved that confidence is the key to capturing an audience.  Check out his poses below - I know I'd have his calendar on my desk, just for the laughs, of course.

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Photographer With Vitiligo Takes Stunning Pictures Of Women With Same Condition

Unfortunately, people tend to stare when they come across anyone who appears to be physically distinctive in some way. It's just human nature, but we unknowingly perpetuate stigmatization of being 'different'. It's not a good thing! Photographer Elisabeth Van Aalderen is trying to create beauty out of our differences, by capturing pictures of women who have Vitiligo (a skin condition that causes patches of skin to lose its pigment cells (melanocytes), resulting in the discoloration of patches in different areas of the body). Seeing the positivity in all types of physical appearances spreads the message to these women and the general public, that everyone is beautiful, no matter what they look like on the outside.




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Pics That Were Taken At Exactly The Right Moment

Photography is a skill that not everyone excels in. Unless you've got an eye for capturing the perfect shot, the likelihood is that you'll go through life taking average pictures. But sometimes you get lucky and take that once in a lifetime shot that can only be explained by chance and good luck—the picture that captures something too fast for the eye to see. Here are some photographs people took where timing was on their side and allowed them to take the perfectly timed moment. 

Pictures that were taken at exactly the right moment in time - girl getting hand bitten by fish and girl getting hit in head with frisbee
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Photographer Dresses Up Newborns As The Cast of “Friends"

If you're a fan of TV sitcom Friends (who isn't) and adorable baby pictures (again, who isn't?!) then you'll love what's coming up! Mandy Penn, a photographer from Colorado decided to get creative during COVID-19 lockdown and dressed newborns up as the cast of our favorite TV show using the most adorable props and costumes. Not only do these pictures melt our hearts, but they make us want to sit down and binge through Friends on Netflix right now. Enjoy scrolling through these insanely cute pictures. 

photographer newborns cast friends baby cute adorable photography pictures | six sleeping babies dressed like the friends characters sitting on a red couch under a CENTRAL PERK sign Phoebe Rachel Green Ross Geller Monica Chandler Bing Joey
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Photographer Captures Doors Around London Which Are Another Level Of Beautiful

You wouldn't think a front door is such an important feature of a house or building, but photographer Bella Foxwell would prove you wrong. Traveling around London, Bella captures some of the most beautiful front doors decorated with flowers, that you can ever imagine. Looking like something out of a fantasy or Disney movie, these doors are surely gateways to stunningly decorated interior design. Check out just how stunning these front doors are and then book a ticket to London asap to see them in person! 

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Beauty Photographer Shows Reality Behind Perfect Instagram Pictures

Instagram, and social media in general, is an illusion of perfection. The flawless models, the beautiful lighting, and the seemingly perfect lives conveyed in the pictures are all fake. And if you ever wondered how influencers get their pictures looking so immaculately perfect, American photographer Geo Leon posts behind the scenes of how he achieves these perfect photos. He shows the camera work, the poses, the props, the models, and the editing that goes into one picture, to show how not everything is as it seems. Check out some of his incredible work below. 

Instagram photographer reality perfect beauty | photo of a model in a shower and photo showing the photographer taking her photo wearing clothes in a shower stall
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Bright And Colorful Pictures Of New Yorkers From Behind

New York From Behind is the Instagram account documenting all of the quirky and creatively dressed fashionistas of NYC but from behind. No faces, only heads, backs, and butts. Cast your minds back to less than a month ago when New Yorkers (and the rest of the world) were able to roam around freely, where people had the opportunity to show off their somewhat questionable fashion taste to the world. This account reminds of happier days, where we were able to get close enough to each other to take pictures of such things. Here is a selection of some of NYC's most fashionable and boldly dressed individuals. 

New York behind photography city jacket coat message pedestrians artist street art behind instagram | Native not today Satan jean jacket | colorful rainbow colored outfit
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Artist Creates Photo Mashups Making Everyday Objects Into Art

Artist Stephen McMennamy creates the most spectacular pieces of artwork but combining two unrelated everyday objects in one photo. As the mastermind behind Combo Photos, Stephen has a knack for predicting which objects work well together, editing them impeccably to create a seamless picture. He also pens extremely witty captions to accompany each picture he creates (which we've included under the pics as well), making his Instagram page a hilarious read as well as a treat for the eyes. Check out some of Stephen's pieces of genius below. 

artist instagram photo mashup combine photography art artist funny picture combo | photoshop edit woman in a white dress as a lighthouse | banana snake
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Photographer Re-imagines What Barbie And Ken Would Look Like As Soviet Citizens In The USSR

Barbie usually enjoys a luxurious life in her Malibu Dreamhouse, but a recent photoshoot by Russian "doll photographer" Lara Vychuzhanina sees the iconic doll and her partner living in an entirely different way of life. The artist crafted a true-to-life diorama of a Soviet-era apartment kitchen, revealing what they would look like if they lived in the former USSR in 1986.

Barbie and ken living in the USSR | dollhouse designed to look like an old apartment in the soviet era. barbie hanging laundry to dry on a rope in the kitchen, her babushka is wearing a scarf over her head and is cooking something in the background. ken is sitting by the table wearing a tank top and reading the newspaper.
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Celebrity Photographer Accused of Asking Model for Nude Pics in Exchange for Free Photo Shoot

Yuck. However, this story just gets more muddy when you find out the details. 

Marcus Hyde, is photographer who got his big break after shooting Kim Kardashian. Since then, he's worked with a number of stars, including Ariana Grande, who has since spoken out about this incident. 

The light that lit the fuse comes from Instagram model, Sunnaya, who revealed some disturbing screenshots of her conversation with the photographer. In the screenshots (which you can see here via Sunnaya's Twitter), Marcus is offering Sunnaya a free photo shoot, ONLY if she sends him nudes. And if she wants the photo shoot without sending him nudes? It costs 2k. 

She refused and tried to call Hyde out on Instagram, but Instagram has reportedly flagged the screenshots as 'bullying' with each upload.

Frustrated, Sunnaya has taken to Twitter to share the screenshots, along with other dm's of various models who are sharing their stories about Marcus Hyde. 

Read their stories below:

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