Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov uses the human face as his canvas for creating graphic, black and white illustrations. From the WiFi icon to the skip of a pulse line across his model’s eyes, Khokhlov’s vision is extraordinarily unique. Rather than relying on canvas, paper, or any other synthetic material as his foundation, Khokhlov relies on the beauty and lines of the feminine face to form this project, entitled Weird Beauty.
Rodrigo Braga has a masterful skill for rendering works that float in the undefined boundaries of reality and imaginary worlds. The prismatic collection is a twisted vision of desire and beauty, amplifying a dark, sinful mood. Braga’s use of naturally beautiful subjects and soft lighting in combination with bizarre manipulations creates a certain uneasiness in the viewer. Beyond the bizarre, Braga uses photographic techniques to create a retro appeal to the otherworldly captures.
Rodrigo Braga is a native of Pouso Alegre, Brazil. Braga studied Visual Communication at the University of Sao Paulo and went on to be come a major artistic director of Fortune 500 companies. The artist is now based in Amsterdam. View more of his visions on his website.
The state of Arizona may be the first to put into effect a law that could change the way images are views.
Oddly, I don’t mind this that much if it were to happen.
“This image was photoshopped? It looks so beautiful I must find out who did it!”
At least it doesn’t BAN usage of images that have been photoshopped. It’s like receiving psuedo-credit. After all, most people now know everything has been photoshopped. The message would be annoying on every image at the bottom.
Almost as annoying as huge watermarks.
An Arizona legislator has introduced a bill to make it illegal to run print ads in the state that have been Photoshopped, unless viewers are notified that the image has been altered.
The bill’s sponsor, state representative Katie Hobbs of Phoenix, told the Arizona Republic that she introduced the bill at the urging of the Maricopa County YWCA. The YWCA pushed for the bill out of its concern over the influence of media images on young women. The bill is reportedly modeled after similar laws in Britain.
Arizona House Bill 2739 specifies that “an advertiser shall not use postproduction techniques to alter or enhance printed media advertisements” that are displayed in the state, unless they carry a disclaimer.
The disclaimer proposed by the bill would have to say: “Postproduction techniques were made to alter the appearance in this advertisement. When using this product, similar results may not be achieved.” Under the current language of the bill, the disclaimer would have to be “clearly and legibly stated in the advertisement.”