This is what happens when you put Mr Bean’s face on some famous historical portraits

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 8 October 2014

Where have you been, Mr Bean? The actor Rowan Atkinson, who has entertained us silly as Mr. Bean and the Blackadder characters, has recently gone way back in time with the help of caricature artist Rodney Pike.

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Bold photographer documents 789 nights worth of bedmates

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Monday 30 June 2014

How many people have shared your bed in the last 789 days? Even if you can remember all of them or there aren’t many to remember, chances are you didn’t document the whole lot of them tumbling, sleeping, smoking and rolling all over your bed. That is exactly what Dutch photographer Katy Strange did do, however, producing a series which she imaginatively dubbed ‘789’.

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Grandmas Rock: a photo portrait series by Jay Hynes

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By Marcus Byrne in New Photography on Friday 27 September 2013

Jay Hynes is a Melbourne-based photographer who specialises in advertising, portrait and music photography. His latest series, Grandmas Rock, is brilliant. The classic black rock band shirts that we associate with that rebel within us are worn by unassuming grandmas as they go about their business drinking tea and making beds in their own homes. […]

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Shimmies, shivers and staccato: photography by Robert MacNeil

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By Robert MacNeil in New Photography on Monday 22 July 2013

As a photographer, I was looking for something new and exciting to shoot. I discovered a very interesting and historical dance called Belly Dancing, which is a translation of the French term ‘danse du ventre’. Belly dancing is primarily a torso-driven dance, with an emphasis on articulations of the hips while the name itself is […]

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Hipster portraits by Sarah Flora

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Sarah Flora in New Art on Thursday 11 July 2013

Sarah Flora’s paintings focus on capturing and constructing memories that she is terrified of losing and creating the life she desperately wants to have. They are an obsessive reminder of small moments that would be otherwise forgotten and lost.

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Jacqueline Lou Skaggs paints intricate oil paintings on pennies

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By Chloe Warner in New Art on Thursday 20 June 2013

Have you ever discarded a penny or cent deeming it worthless or an additional weight in your wallet? Or maybe you pick them up, wishing for good luck? Jacqueline Lou Skaggs wants to change our perception and value of the cent. She has created a series of 12 gems for us to keep and treasure. […]

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Boy with muscular dystrophy leads normal life in photo series

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 22 April 2013

Wow. To cheer up a 12-year-old boy who has muscular dystrophy and has to steer away from most physical activities, Slovenian photographer-psychologist Matej Peljhan shot a photo series of him doing what he wished he could: play basketball, swim, breakdance break dance, swim and even fly thanks to a red balloon. Looking at these pictures, […]

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Someone I know: Pictures taken by photographers of people they know

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 12 April 2013

Curated by Stuart Pilkington, the Someone I Know project involves photographers taking a portrait of someone they know: ‘It’s a chance for the people taking part to see if they can express their relationship with someone through means of a photograph.’ We know it’s a simple idea, but you know, it’s an elegant one. We […]

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Mother and Daughter: a photo series by Carra Sykes

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in New Photography on Tuesday 5 February 2013

This series of photographs by Greensboro-based design professional Carra Sykes provides a glance into her close relationship with her mother. The inspiration came from her uncle as he is always joking with Carra’s mum and asking her if she is wearing Carra’s clothes.

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Burlesque stars naked and in full costume

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 23 January 2013

Brooklyn-based photographer Van Sarki got the idea for his Burlesque Compere series when he realized one of his college friends was a burlesque star. He photographs beautiful dual portraits of the performers in their stripped down state and in their full elaborate burlesque getup. Plans for a book are in the pipeline too.

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The Cyber Portrait: let me take your photo

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By Gonzalo Benard in New Photography on Saturday 19 January 2013

I need you to be my best cyber friend for seven minutes. I need 200 cyber friends to do Cyber Portraits blurred and pixeled and without background like any other cyber relation. I want to shoot all my new cyber best friends. And after I shoot you, you can cyber delete me again. Interested? Let me know.

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Doppelgänger portraits of complete strangers

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in New Photography on Tuesday 1 January 2013

At first sight, Canadian photographer François Brunelle’s pictures appear like conventional family portraits. But it’s all the more astonishing that the people you see on his photos don’t even know each other.

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New photography by Jessica Tremp

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By Jessica Tremp in New Photography on Saturday 20 October 2012

When I was little, I used to dream about being a dancer, or that I could fly, and that I would learn to speak the language of the animals in the forest, or that of the most dramatic actor. With the click of a finger, I’ve found a way to make these things come true. Hey presto.

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Ten Rupees: a collection of portraits taken in India

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Websites on Wednesday 10 October 2012

Ten Rupees is a blog put together by Irish photographer, Kevin Goss-Ross. It follows his trip to India in January 2012, sharing his photographs and the stories that came to life along the way. The blog is well-written, and although the shots are artificially lit, the viewer gets a real sense of the living conditions […]

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Good Girls: illustration series by Alina Filipoiu

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By Alina Filipoiu in New Illustration on Monday 20 August 2012

Illustration has been part of my life for ever in one way or another: drawing at school at the end of the notebook, working or just painting every wall I could. When I draw, I feel like I leave a small part of me in that drawing, because an image is worth more that words. My most recent project is called Good Girls and it consists of five illustration of five different women I once met, including myself. Every one of them is viewed as a bad girl as a consequence of their actions, but if anyone would get to know them, they would realize that they are good girls inside. People tend to judge other people really quickly, without giving them a chance. My illustrations want to send a message, to make you think twice before giving someone a label.

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