This series of photographies by Guido Mocafico of snakes in a box is absorbingly beautiful, the twisting pattern and colors of the snakes is incredible. “Each photography session takes about 45 minutes. The expert corrals the snakes into a cloth-lined, clear plastic-sided box. Then I stand two feet away, pull back the top, point my camera—I still prefer the look of film—and wait for patterns and curves to emerge.
This series has been good therapy and education for me: I can handle snakes now and have learned a lot about different species. But I’ve learned most by watching people react to these images. Their fear and desire reveals something primal about our species.” Looking at these photography, there is nothing inherently scary about these reptiles and on the contrary, they are gorgeous. By elevating snakes into art, Guido Mocafico makes us look, really look, at the mesmerizing source of our fear.
French photographer and artist Tiane Doan Na Champassak has been collecting Thai erotic content from the 60s and 70s for years.
Stars, musical notes, flowers, hearts and even an eye are some of the graphic resources that they used to naively hide parts of female bodies.
The fact that the nakedness was badly seen in the country paradoxically forced to use censorship despite being erotic publications. The curious thing is that this was applied in this creative and original way that Tiane now reunites in his book “Censorship”.This is the first time that the artist publicly shares this compilation. Outside their usual context, the images acquire an artistic nuance that makes them forget their original function.
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The claustrophobic images of Haruhiko Kawaguchi try to express what we feel when we talk about love. When it comes to wedding photos , it is rare that we can see a concept that has never been done before. But the photographer Haruhiko Kawaguchi. Tokyo resident, has found one that literally take your breath us. His current series, titled Flesh Love , features strange portraits of couples locked inside vacuum-sealed plastic bags. According to Kawaguchi, it is a way for people to express “how close and how in love they are”.
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Weronika Gesicka, born in 1984 in Włocławek (Poland). Graduated from the graphics department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the Academy of Photography in the same city. She received a scholarship from the polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage. Weronika is doing projects about memory and its mechanisms. She is interested in the scientific and pseudoscientific theories, mnemonics and various disorders concerning it. Her main field of activity is photography, but she also create objects and artifacts, often in collaboration with craftsmen and sometimes with other artists. An important part of her art is working with archive materials of various sources. These are both image banks or images found on the Internet and police archives or old press photography.
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In his series ‘The Drunk’, photographer Lee Chapman captures moments of black-out drunkenness on the streets of Tokyo.
Public drunkenness is generally tolerated in Japan with drunks being left alone to sleep off their hazy state. As night fades into day, commuters simply step around the bodies leftover from the night before.
Drunken businessmen lie on subway benches, partiers are passed out on the bar floor, and (mostly) upstanding citizens lie sprawled in the street, cuddling trash for a pillow. The aftermath is brutal, yet common enough.
Tokyo moves on with its day, ignoring the unconscious drunks, allowing them to sober up in their own time.
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