Ah, Paris! With its beautiful buildings and exquisite food! The usual way to capture the city of light is by taking photos of its iconic architecture, especially the Eiffel Tower. Now, these two following artists have decided to shake things up a little bit, and show something different. A sort of “behind the scenes” of Paris if you want, unveiling a new side of the city. Well done to them for this new and original approach!
Pierre Folk | By the Silent Line
Started in 2011 by French photographer Pierre Folk, this project represents La Petite Ceinture (the little belt), an old and derelict railway encircling Paris that was in use in the 19th century. The line has been unused for 80 years and the vegetations has slowly taken over.
Forgotten by most Parisians because its access was closed to the public, La Petite Ceinture has become an interest for developers who see in this unused land an opportunity to develop the city. An opposition has risen amongst railway enthusiasts and patrimony organizations to save the Petite Ceinture and open it to public. The final decision hasn’t been made yet, but I really hope that they will not destroy this great testimony of the past.
Michael Wolf | Paris Abstract
Michael Wolf has decided to turn his camera to rooftops instead of facades, and I am grateful for this. Original and geometric, his series offers the viewers a new sight of Paris. Refreshing!
(via This Is Colossal)
Is the online cat frenzy going a little bit too far for you? Wait until you see the cute sushi-cat, coming straight to you from another dimension (called Japan)!
Nekozuchi, also called Neko-Sushi:
“Extremely unusual life-form consisting of a cat on top of a portion of sushi rice.
Although several references have come down to us through history from various researchers and witnesses, their existence is still shrouded in mystery and actual sightings remain rare.
There are several academics who have devoted their lives to the study of these creatures. According to a number of these, Neko-Sushi make use of gaps in space to come to us from an alternate dimension. Beyond these “gaps” lies the world of the Neko-Sushi in which, it is recently understood, lies the true identity of the cats that dwell with us here in the human dimension.”
(Definition from the very serious Nekozuchi website)
Would you like some soy sauce with your kitty-sushi?
(via Made in Shoreditch)
Esther Honing is an american journalist. She sent her photo (above) to 40 individuals from more than 25 countries, amateur or expert in the field of fashion. She asked them to make her beautiful according to their country’s criteria.
The aim of this series as explained by Esther: ‘In the U.S. Photoshop has become a symbol of our society’s unobtainable standards for beauty. My project, Before & After, examines how these standards vary across cultures on a global level.’
These gorgeous mandalas have been created from shells, flowers and other plants. The artist made and left them in public places for people to enjoy. The rest of us can also admire them by buying one of her prints or calendars.
(via My Modern Met)
I have a soft spot for old people. I think they’re just too cute. Now, when they happen to be old AND in love, I just cry because it’s too beautiful and precious and rare.
So here you go. I have read about this beautiful project by Lauren Fleishman only today, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you. The idea behind it is just as touching – after the death of her grandfather, the artist found a series of love letters written by him to her grandmother. The project not only includes photographs, but also texts and voice recordings.
(via Huh Magazine)