Architecture, Photography

The Most Beautiful Operating Rooms of the World

When asked what you regard as beautiful, you might think of open fields, mountain ranges and even a work of architectural art. But what about an operating room? Photographer Cara Phillips takes us on a journey into the fascinating world of cosmetic surgery in her book Singular Beauty. The concept comes from Phillips’ experience of beauty magazines showing “retouched fashion editorial” photos followed by ads for cosmetic surgery.

As Slate explains, “rather than sensationalise the violence of the procedure, the tools of the trade are photographs in a synthetic and sleek manner that we’re accustomed to when seeing images of a beautiful body altered by cosmetic surgery.”

Via Slate

Blue Laser Room in hospital
Left: Blue Before and After Room. Right: Green Anesthesia Machin
Left: Blue Before and After Room. Right: Green Anesthesia Machin

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Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.

INVITE: 6 Aussie artists will turn Sydney's aMBUSH Gallery into a giant canvas for a night!

We've assembled a group of talented young creatives and armed them each with a new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 or Microsoft Surface Book on which to create an original piece of art. The big reveal of these works will take place on December 10 at an immersive event at Sydney's aMBUSH Gallery. If you want to come along, let us know why here.