North Park University graduate, Erica Elan Ciganek, creates beautiful and realistic portraits in oil on canvas, wood panel and MDF. Her impressive style and attention-to-details indicate she’ll be an artist to keep tabs on.
New York artist, Jayme Lemperle’s smug cat mascot, Lord Nermal give skateboarders extra attitude while wearing this Ripndip pocket shirt. When the cat peeps out, you see he’s already caught the bird.
Just in time to usher in Spring, acclaimed Canadian artist Heather Nicol unveils an art installation that has ‘cheery’ written all over it with ‘Soft Spin.’ The giant, swirling skirt and sound sculptures was commissioned by Arts Brookfield to help debut the opening of Brookfield Place, the newly renovated lifestyle complex and entertainment destination in New York City.
Ken Hermann features a juxtaposition seen in the everyday dealings at the famed Mallick Ghat flower market, the oldest and largest of its kind in India, in the series ‘Flower Men.’ The Danish photographer captures male flower vendors posing in front of the Hooghly River donning a serious expression while draped in hibiscus garlands, crowned with mango leaves, and holding bouquets of bright flora.
In Life’s Lil Pleasures, Evan Lorenzen’s latest micro book, the beautiful ink and pencil illustrations, the simple and direct words, and the one-inch tall canvas will wow you. By putting so much into such a tiny work of art, Lorenzen illustrates even more with symbolism.
Richard Bailey captures pigeons in a completely different light and we’re not just talking about the ones in the studio. The London-based photographer started the ‘Darwin’s Pigeons’ project back in 2009 and has since featured over 50 species of the fancy kind.
Marvel at World Freestyle Football Champion Séan Garnier’s crazy street football skills and his ability to combine dance moves while making fools of those who dare step up to his game. While it’s hard to follow the ball and his feet at the same time, rest assured that the unknowing London pedestrians who thought they had game were undeniably schooled over and over again.
Julia Xanthos captures the familiar feeling we’ve all had before when we were young and in love in her new series #younglove. The photojournalist for the New York Daily News set out on the journey of documenting couples demonstrating unabashed affection for each other all throughout the Big Apple.
Quirky illustrator, Roger Chouinard, uses the discarded objects he or his friends find around California alleys to create fun illustrations of animals, birds, robots and whatever else strikes his fancy. His recent series of illustrations is captured in a picture book called, PLAYBOOK Fun with Found Objects.
Using a DJI Phantom 2 drone and a GoPro HERO4 camera, photographer Ryan Deboodt was able to create a stunning six-minute video of Hang Son Doong, which is currently the largest known cave in the world. Located near the Laos-Vietnam border, the natural wonder was previously unexplored until 2009.