Imaginative food artworks by Samantha Lee

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Lee Samantha is a Malaysian mother and Food Artist who creates whimsical, colorful and healthy meals for her two young daughters. She started turning food into fun and unique artworks to help her eldest daughter eat independently and healthily back in 2008 and started posting on Instagram in 2011.

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A unique perspective of the milky way – from above and below water

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IT consultant, Johannes Holzer,  braved the cold to capture breath-taking shots of the milky way from a whole new perspective. They were taken from above and below the water’s surface along the Isar, a river in Southern Germany.

Johannes said: “I was fascinated that you can see the milky way but I had absolutely no idea how to take a picture of it. After studying how to record the milky way I bought a star tracker and started in Spring 2016. You can catch the milky way best when there’s a new moon and it’s really dark which makes it a little bit creepy in most cases. If you stay there for more than three or four hours you get cold and you feel creepy because there are voices from the forest which you can not categorize.
At the end I was not able to manage my camera because I couldn’t feel my fingers in the cold water. In general I do the foreground with a long exposure which is a minimum of 300 seconds and for the Sky, I use a star tracker which makes it possible to record for the same amount of time. For the underwater shot I use a water-case for my Sony A7r and place a light in the water.
The Milky Way underwater was a real challenge because it took the whole night to find the correct lighting and position.”

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The Force of Nature

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The Force of Nature is a series of sculptures by Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn depicting mother nature as a woman rotating Earth around in circles with a piece of cloth. Made from bronze, stainless steel and aluminum, the sculpture has been installed at many places around the world from England and the United States to Monaco and Singapore.
“We live with a false sense of security only to be awakened by Mother Nature’s fury..After having seen the ravaged coast of Thailand and the Hurricane that affected the Southern States I decided to create a sculpture dedicated to Mother Nature,” Quinn explains on his website. “This would be reminiscent of the early statues made as peace offerings to the Gods in the hope of quenching their anger.”

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Victorian Bathing Machines

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The bathing machine was a device, popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, to allow people to change out of their usual clothes, change into swimwear, and wade in the ocean at beaches. They resembled wooden changing booths, with wheels and wooden steps that led inside. The bathing machine was part of etiquette for sea-bathing more rigorously enforced upon women than men but to be observed by both sexes among those who wished to be proper.

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Crowd Cake oil paintings by Lu Chao

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Lu Chao was born in Shenyang, China and lives and works in the U,K. The blending of Chinese and Western cultures, of the traditional and the contemporary, is predominant in all of his works.

Artist’s Statement

I like to watch and depict live crowds; this allows me to observe myself and my life from another angle. Each time I look at a crowd, I see that everyone is different, unique, and at the same time so small and identical. I love crowds, I fear them and I am curious about the life of each member. When I observe and depict them, I wish I were a spectator; however, I am one of them and I can never escape that fact. Our current environment is brimming with people’s desires, and through my art I try to capture this restless, helpless and confused mass of people. Sometimes, it is a bittersweet pill to swallow.

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