Nicolaus Steno

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Mads Nissen: Amazonas series, 2013

1. Two men of the Waorani in Zona Intangible, Bameno –pueblo indígena Waorani, Parque Nacional Yasuní, Ecuador

2. Yamonami in Río Siapa, Maraca, Venezuela. 

3. Zoila Junuma Cobepeteri of the Yamonami in Río Siapa, Maraca, Venezuela. 

4. Estado do Amazonas, Brazil. 

5. Luisa Oro Caris’ nomadic Chimanes family in Bolivia’s Departamento del Beni consists of tre women, five men and 14 children. 

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#Amazonas  #Mads Nissen  #Waorani  #Yamonami  #Chimanes  #Ecuador  #Venezuela  #Brazil  #Bolivia  #native American Indians 

Léo Caillard: Hipster in Stone series, 2013

To create this project, Caillard first photographed the statues and then he photographed his friends in similar poses, wearing selected trendy outfits. Using digital manipulation, and with some photo retouching assistance from French art director Alexis Persani, Caillard merged the two photographs together to create the illusion of the classic figures dressed in modern day garb.

More here and here

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#Léo Caillard  #Hipster in Stone  #sculpture  #classical sculpture  #Alexis Persani 

Pure Native Music

Album covers from late 1950s and early 1960s, 

found at the hillarious Bizarre Records

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#album covers  #native music  #ethnic music 

Ancien Armorial équestre de la Toison d’Or, around 1435

Compilation of equestrian portraits from European nobility and knights, in full heraldic outfits. You can check it online here 

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#Armory  #equestrian portraits  #nobility  #Medieval period 


Matthew Pillsbury: Louvre from Museum Hours series, 2004-2010

Click on each image for details.

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#Matthew Pillsbury  #museums  #Louvre  #Nike  #sculptures 

Misha Gordin: The New Crowd, 1996-2002  

More here and Misha Gordin

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#Misha Gordin  #black white photography 


An interesting depiction of the world by population and then by energy consumption.

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#climate change  #global challenges  #sustainability  #world map 

Rival Dog Foods’ classification of various dog species, 1970’s

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#Rival Dog Foods  #dog classification  #vintage publicity  #animals  #dogs  #dog species 

Thomas Freitag: Iron Feet series, 2013

Photos of feet having finished an Ironman Triathlon consisting of a 3.86 swim, a 180.25 km bicycle ride and a marathon (42.2 km) run, raced in that order and without a break.

1. Kristian Røhl, 45 years old, new media administrator, after having finished his 5th Ironman, time: 10 hours and 20 minutes.

2. Jonathan Lawaetz, 22 years old, university student, after having finished his 3rd Ironman, time: 8 hours og 57 minutes.

3. Nick Mogensen, 35 years old, editor, after having finished his 5th Ironman, time: 8 hours og 12 minutes.

4. Michael Mortensen, 36 years old, project manager, after having finished his 3rd Ironman, time: 9 hours og 1 minute.

5. Ronni Larsen, 27 years old, university student, after having finished his 3rd Ironman, time: 9 hours og 45 minutes.

6. Tine Koefoed, 37 years, college teacher, after having finished her 4th Ironman, time: 10 hours og 52 minutes.

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#source: NicolausSteno  #photo documentary  #Ironman  #feet  #Ironman Triathlon  #Thomas Freitag  #sport  #endurance sport 

Morten Barker: Landskabet Imellem series (Landscape In Between), 2013

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#Morten Barker  #hunting  #dead animals  #Danish landscapes 

Sigrid Nygaard: One Synchro Swimmer at a Time series, 2013

Photos taken at a Singaporean swimming hall. Out of water, the swimmers appear very little synchronized indeed.

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#swimming  #synchro  #synchro swimming  #Singaporean athletes  #Sigrid Nygaard 


William Sharp, one of the first chromolithographic printers in the U.S., created these extraordinary illustrations for the large folio Victoria Regia (1854) by John Fisk Allen. Allen, a well-known horticulturalist, cultivated a specimen of the rare, huge (up to 8 feet in diameter), fast-growing (up to an inch an hour!) water lily, native to the Amazon. After months of careful tending, the plant—named in honor of the recently-crowned Queen Victoria—blossomed on the evening of July 21, 1853. Sharp’s depictions of this exotic wonder—in various stages of bloom—were masterpieces and elevated the then-nascent art of chromolithography to spectacular new heights.

image captions: All images are from a copy of Victoria Regia in our collections. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

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#William Sharp  #chromolithographic prints  #Victoria Regia  #horticulture  #Huntington Library  #botany 

Acoustic Botany by Keita Akiyama of the Denka Bijutsu collective.

In the project Akiyama imagines “What if there existed, someplace in this world, acoustic plants? Why would they make sounds? How would they make sounds? And what would they sound like?”.

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#botany  #Keita Akiyama  #Denka Bijutsu  #acoustic plants  #graphic art