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The Before and After Project: An Explicit Example of How the Standards of Beauty Differ Around the World
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so says the old adage. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it,” is also another such proverb that reiterates how beauty is relative. Missouri-based journalist, Esther Honig, a 24-year-old from Kansas City decided to see how these sayings manifest themselves in reality. Honig recently solicited the help (and perspective) of people in more than 25 countries. They were given explicit permission to manipulate an image of herself.
Sarah Schoenfeld is no stranger to drugs. There was a time when she used to work in a Berlin nightclub, and that experience allowed her to witness first hand how some of the world’s most potent recreational drugs can affect behavior. Schoenfeld got to see for herself how mind-altering, hallucinogen substances can change people’s behavior. Ever the curios mind, she got to wondering about how these diversity of drugs could alter other things other than the human body.
Erez Marom has a passion for Iceland and he shares that enthusiasm through his spectacularly and breathtakingly captured photos shot in winter. The professional photographer states his love for the country unequivocally, saying, “I’ve spent over 3 months of my life in Iceland, all during winter, and I’ve captured many images of its magical frozen landscape. Black beaches adorned with countless diamond-like icebergs, glacial lagoons, ice-crusted waterfalls, Northern Lights, ice caves… Iceland in winter is a true paradise for photographers, one that I go back to every year to shoot and guide.”
Color is frequently the initial element that our senses perceive in the appearance of a food item. People begin to relate certain colors with a variety of types of foods from as early as birth, and associate these colors to certain flavors and tastes for an entire lifetime. For instance, we may expect yellow cake to have a lemon or banana flavor or red bread to have a strawberry or cherry taste. When it comes to fresh foods like vegetables and fruits, we also look at the color to verify their level of freshness, ripeness or oldness.
On view now until September 6, 2014 at the Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco is Paris Abstract. The series is an exhibition by renowned photographer Michael Wolf, of a rather unexpected theme. In the collection, Wolf indulges his curiosity for cityscapes and this time trains his camera on Parisian rooftops. Paris Abstract explores both the architectural intricacies as well as crowding of the Parisian landscape.
Transcending the ubiquitous and one-dimensional selfie, photographer Ninjin has endeavored to take a self-portrait each day for a whole year. The Mongolian photographer’s medium of choice is mostly in black and white, and she extensively makes use of double exposure methods to create dreamy, surreal, if not sometimes bizarre photos.