When photographer Grace Chon rescued a puppy from the streets of Taiwan, she had no idea that the pup and her 10-month old son Jasper would soon become best friends.
On Zoey and Jasper, Grace documents the adorable relationship through the magic of shared outfits.
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Bruno Vergauwen is a Belgian visual artist. He studied in Antwerp for his Masters Degree in Graphic design and illustration. Being born into a family with creative minds alike, he had the freedom to developed his art from a very young age. After being an Art Director in Advertising for over ten years he decided to dedicate himself more to his personal non-commercial artwork and illustration.
Bruno likes the way every person looks at his work differently and enjoys the challenge of an assignment. He continues working at an Advertising Agency but his real passion lies with creating images and the different worlds that come with it.
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I’m not super great at gif-ing things, but here you guys go!
“There was a place near an airport, Kowloon, when Hong Kong wasn’t China, but there had been a mistake, a long time ago, and that place, very small, many people, it still belonged to China. So there was no law there. An outlaw place. And more and more people crowded in; they built it up, higher. No rules, just building, just people living. Police wouldn’t go there. Drugs and whores and gambling. But people living, too. Factories, restaurants. A city. No laws.”
—William Gibson, Idoru
It was the most densely populated place on Earth for most of the 20th century, where a room cost the equivalent of US$6 per month in high rise buildings that belonged to no country. In this urban enclave, “a historical accident”, law had no place. Drug dealers, pimps and prostitutes lived and worked alongside kindergartens, and residents walked the narrow alleys with umbrellas to shield themselves from the endless, constant dripping of makeshift water pipes above….
Kowloon ‘Walled’ City lost its wall during the Second World War when Japan invaded and razed the walls for materials to expand the nearby airport. When Japan surrendered, claims of sovereignty over Kowloon finally came to a head between the Chinese and the British. Perhaps to avoid triggering yet another conflict in the wake of a world war, both countries wiped their hands of the burgeoning territory.
And then came the refugees, the squatters, the outlaws. The uncontrolled building of 300 interconnected towers crammed into a seven-acre plot of land had begun and by 1990, Kowloon was home to more than 50,000 inhabitants….
Despite earning its Cantonese nickname, “City of Darkness”, amazingly, many of Kowloon’s residents liked living there. And even with its lack of basic amenities such as sanitation, safety and even sunlight, it’s reported that many have fond memories of the friendly tight-knit community that was “poor but happy”.
“People who lived there were always loyal to each other. In the Walled City, the sunshine always followed the rain,” a former resident told the South China Morning Post….
Today all that remains of Kowloon is a bronze small-scale model of the labyrinth in the middle a public park where it once stood.
This isn’t to say places like Kowloon Walled City no longer exist in Hong Kong….
Zombillenium, an upcoming french animated feature film directed by Arthur de Pins.
The comic book was a lot of fun. It will be interesting to see the adaptation, storywise.
As for looks, I wonder if it will be similar to the music video, set into the Zombillenium world
Artworks of Myosis student short film from french Gobelins school.
Directed by Emmanuel Asquier-Brassart, Ricky Cometa, Guillaume Dousse, Adrien Gromelle and Thibaud Petitpas.
*TEARS OFF SHIRT*
G O B E L I N S!!!!!!!!
oh god if you value animation: watch this short right NOW!!!!
Kylli Sparre aka Sparrek (b.1980, Estonia)
After years of training to become a professional ballet dancer, artist Kylli Sparre realized it wasn’t the path for her. She has been searching for an outlet for her creativity until she found it in photography. Her passion is creating images using photography and image manipulation. Whether the images are surreal, dreamlike or symbolistic, they come from her thoughts, observations and experiences. Sparre desires to look beneath the surface, hear the unsaid words and study the relationships between people and their surroundings.
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Xu Zhen's under heaven series showcasing an experimental method involving oil and dibond. The pieces resemble icing on a cake, with its swirling patterns and peaks suggesting cityscapes as viewed from above.