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Photograph Collages out of Photographs by Vik Muniz

April 24th, 2014

Vik Muniz is a Brazilian artist living in New York and Rio de Janeiro. In his awesome series simply entitled Album, he created huge photographs out of thousands of other photographs. Read more

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55 Awesome Octopus Tattoo Designs

55 Awesome Octopus Tattoo Designs

April 24th, 2014

Octopus Tattoo, aka squid tattoo is one of popular aquatic animals tattoos for both men and women. As a creature of the water, octopus possesses some of unique attributes which are meaningful to our humans. More art

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Summer Love by Jessica Turale

Summer Love by Jessica Turale

April 24th, 2014

Fashion photography by Jessica Turale. Visit Jessica Turale

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Anime Art by Kaze-Hime

Anime Art by Kaze-Hime

April 24th, 2014

Set of brilliant anime illustrations by Hollee aka Kaze-Hime. Visit Kaze-Hime

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Creative Portraits by Vitaliy Reznichenko

Creative Portraits by Vitaliy Reznichenko

April 24th, 2014

Pretty hot dose of female portrait photos by an Ukrainian photographer, Vitaliy Reznichenko. Visit Vitaliy Reznichenko

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Created Equal… Photographer Mark Laita

In America, the chasm between rich and poor is growing, the clash between conservatives and liberals is strengthening, and even good and evil seem more polarized than ever before. At the heart of this collection of portraits is my desire to remind us that we were all equal, until our environment, circumstances or fate molded and weathered us into whom we have become. Los Angeles- and New York-based photographer Mark Laita completed Created Equal over the course of eight years; his poignant words reflect the striking polarizations found in his photographs. Presented as diptychs, the images explore social, economic and gender difference and similarity within the United States, emulating and updating the portraiture of Edward Curtis, August Sander and Richard Avedon. This volume includes an introduction by noted culture writer and editorial cult figure Ingrid Sischy.

Bodybuilder / Amish Farmer, 2006 / 2004

Young Boxer / Retired Boxer, 2002 / 2002

Beauty Salon Customer / Man with Curlers, 2005 / 2004

Lingerie Model / Woman in Girdle, 2006 / 2007

Catholic Nuns / Prostitutes, 2002 / 2002


Vegetarian / Butcher, 1999 / 2004

Fur Trapper / Woman with Dog, 2003 / 2004

Amish Adolescents / Teens punks, 2004 / 2004

Mariachis / Elvis Impersonators, 2000 / 2002

French Chef / Short Order Cook, 2006 / 1999


Company President / Cleaner, 2006 / 2004 years.

Homeless Man / Real Estate Developer, 2002 / 2005

Baptist Minister / Ku Klux Klan, 2002 / 2002

Marine / War Veteran, 2002 / 2004

Bank Robber / Deputies, 2000 / 2000

Gang Member / Mafioso, 2006 / 2006

Ballerina / Boxer, 2002 / 1999

Polygamists / Pimp, 2004 / 2003

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Comments

  1. yessyessyalMarch 22, 2011 at 5:21 am

    wonderful. this applies to every aspect of life.

    • AnonymousApril 30, 2011 at 10:25 pm

      This applies to my twll tin

    • thinkmoreMay 25, 2011 at 8:17 am

      “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

      • joeJuly 16, 2011 at 7:29 pm

        If climbing trees was the only important thing in society, then the fish would be correct.

        • amberOctober 23, 2011 at 6:54 pm

          Fortunately for the ‘fish’, there is no one sole aspect that is the most important in society.

  2. YeahMarch 23, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Another good one would be an obstetrician and a coroner or mortician, beginning and end of life stuff. Boxing and dancing has a lot on common, a lot of foot work, have even heard of boxers taking dancing in between training for fighting.

  3. MitchMarch 23, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    love love LOVE this.

  4. NiamhMarch 24, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Incredible. I really really love this work! Just so real..

  5. vedetteMarch 24, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    these images are wonderful

  6. Thos WeatherbyMarch 25, 2011 at 1:38 am

    I’ve got a good one. We’re talking opposites. How about, (see if you get this one) the Mother and the aborted child of her daughter.

    • no nameApril 12, 2011 at 5:21 pm

      ur sick, how about if that was a good idea it would have been up there, some people like you always have to take things a little too far, smh,

      • no name twoApril 25, 2011 at 5:49 pm

        no name > thos

    • aborted cats and dogsApril 26, 2011 at 7:27 pm

      hahaha holy shit genius

    • sonjasheineMay 7, 2011 at 5:06 pm

      really, was that necessary??? please pull your head out of your ass and join the other half.

    • no name 3May 12, 2011 at 3:13 am

      you should have been aborted.

    • (emma)May 21, 2011 at 8:12 pm

      ummmmm……… your acting as though abortion is the worst thing any woman could do ever. ever. really? the descision that having the baby would be bad for both of them, because she cant support them due to her young age/ lack of qualifications/ lack of job/ lack of stable home, is an incredibly difficult, but ultimately better choice for someone to make WITHOUT you telling them that its wrong and sick etc. instead, be ready to support them when they are in a position to look after the baby and bring it up in a safe, sustainable environment.

      • lkuecrarMay 22, 2011 at 11:05 pm

        are you retarded? abortion IS sick and wrong! It is murder. If the person can’t take care of the child, put it up for adoption. What kind of monster kills babies? Other than you of course..

        • AtheistMay 24, 2011 at 11:26 pm

          you’ll be one of those religious types then?

        • FelixMay 25, 2011 at 7:30 pm

          haha do you realize there is a difference between abortion and ‘killing babies’? abortion is about removing a foetus that’s still fully dependent on the womb. this means there isn’t something like an independent life that will get ‘killed’.
          abortion is terrible but it is done in order to prevent further tragedies.

        • whatevsMay 26, 2011 at 6:01 am

          what if the woman was raped? would you want to have your rapist’s child?

          • bluecanaryMay 27, 2011 at 11:21 pm

            less than 1% of rapes result in pregnancy, so for one thats kind of unlikely. and if it did, why would you kill the child? what’s been done has been done and it’s not her fault – there is no reason to abort a baby, really. health of the mother? a mother has no greater love than that for her child and if she didn’t want a child she should have been more careful and exhibited, perhaps, a little more self-control? women know the risks they’re taking and they know accidents happen and a pregnancy is possible. is getting laid really worth a child’s life?

          • onerioiOctober 11, 2011 at 11:20 pm

            @bluecanary who wrote “if she didn’t want a child she should have been more careful and exhibited, perhaps, a little more self-control?” Ya – she should have been more careful and not been raped.

        • BellaJune 29, 2011 at 3:27 pm

          What a neat atrclie. I had no inkling.

      • thinkmoreJune 2, 2011 at 10:40 pm

        Abortion is disgusting in my opinion. Unless it involves rape.

        • ?June 14, 2011 at 10:47 pm

          Aren’t we getting a little off topic? None of these photos are about abortion, perhaps the artist would prefer that his/her forum not be a place for this discussion.

    • Thos LivesAlmostAugust 27, 2011 at 3:24 am

      Your granny volunteered for that photo shoot, Thos. But then you were born and killing you became illegal. pity.

  7. CoraMarch 25, 2011 at 4:58 am

    Amazing!

  8. asdfMarch 25, 2011 at 5:58 am

    i dont like this. i love it

  9. Jesse RosarioMarch 25, 2011 at 6:13 am

    Amazing and very creative

  10. LaniiusMarch 25, 2011 at 6:32 am

    I’ve gotta say I have no idea what’s going on here. Also, isn’t the dude with the curls Craig Robinson?

    • Josh EvolvedMarch 26, 2011 at 9:52 am

      No it’s not, the brow it too large and the jaw isn’t the same. But I had that same thought too, until I actually looked at him.

      • TamberMay 1, 2011 at 6:50 pm

        If you hadn’t looked at him until later, how did you make a judgement on who you thought he was, before you looked at him?

        • Dinosaur LoveMay 22, 2011 at 9:13 pm

          He could have just glanced at it first and thought it looked like him, and then took a closer look and studied the face.

  11. zachMarch 25, 2011 at 11:03 am

    nothing has depressed me quite like this in a long while.

    what a bunch of lost humans.

    • JaeApril 26, 2011 at 7:16 pm

      Like you’re not?

    • steveMay 14, 2011 at 4:03 am

      you’ve said the only thing that’s made sense

  12. wally zebcoMarch 25, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Trying to fit stereotypes is fun!

  13. LoganMarch 25, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    You Rock, zach is a loser. =)

  14. DCPMarch 25, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg-CYdT0dDQ – if you like this please start sharing it with the world. i make this to help change the world.

  15. B HornerMarch 25, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Marine is smiling. Here is what he would look like later. Broken and unhappy. So in this case it’s the same man but later.
    Here is a well dressed, well groomed rich man. Here is a poor, fat, ugly man. So it’s good to be rich? Well the poor one is made ugly.
    Some I don’t get as being related to the rest. I love the vegan/butcher. They do seem like opposites and nothing negative about either one really. Same with the chef/cook even though the cook is out of focus.

  16. dkhMarch 25, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I would make a good pimp.

  17. MichaelMarch 26, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Wonderful work,

  18. JanineMarch 26, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Amazing… Gives new meaning to free will.

  19. SkylarMarch 27, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    props this is awesome

  20. Marebear2406March 27, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Stumbled from Texas. Great photos and comparisons of everyday living through different walks of life. Thnx for posting. =]

  21. WaltoulonMarch 27, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Actually, it’s all simply banal. Provocative of nothing.

    • AlexApril 26, 2011 at 7:43 pm

      Hit the nail on the head.

    • DaniMay 11, 2011 at 10:32 pm

      Yeah, I had the same thought.

  22. lewieMarch 27, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    this was so good, every single one.

  23. GraumpotMarch 29, 2011 at 1:40 am

    I could stare at these for ages. As compelling as some of the contrasts were; even more for me were some of the similarities. A great exhibition. I would have loved to be able to see it in a gallery.

    • mat wigMarch 30, 2011 at 9:34 pm

      I just want to agree with you, it’s the similarities between people that’s most striking. Great, great ‘thing’, huzzah!

  24. juliaMarch 31, 2011 at 5:31 am

    i think its kind of lame

    • lhouseMarch 31, 2011 at 9:16 pm

      Once a Marine always a Marine, check the ball cap.

  25. Anthony WilsonMarch 31, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Black minister = kkk, polygamist=pimp, gang member = mafioso…its just all so predictable. I get the message, thats cool, but the work itself is just boring and trite.

  26. LauraMarch 31, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    I love it!
    That contrast is amazing!

    xoxo
    http://laurahospes.blogspot.com

  27. Caroline LaflammeApril 4, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Interesting perspectives- if you loke these, check out the HSBC ads from a few years ago.

  28. surferjenn85April 5, 2011 at 5:45 am

    Cool project. However, did the vegetarian need to look like a holocaust survivor? It made the vegetarian look incredibly emaciated and unhealthy. Not an accurate representation at all.

  29. ThomasApril 5, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Wow! An amazing collection of people photography!

  30. KANDY BLEVINSApril 5, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    I was delighted with these upbeat pictures. I enjoy them from my prison cell here in Tennessee. i am an embezzler and stole all the money from my family member. I put her in debt and I am soooo proud of myself. How about a picture of me in jail and her in the poorhouse?

  31. bluemoonApril 6, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Maybe I was looking at these in a different way, but many of the “opposites” have the same facial features. The very first one (the bodybuilder and the Amish farmer) could be brothers. My interpretation was that different paths take us in different directions – sort of like the “separated at birth” thing. Look at the facial features of the Amish teens and the Punk teens. It is striking how only the hair and clothing seem different.

    • ashaJune 6, 2011 at 6:34 pm

      i spent alot of time looking at their facial features too. i also couldnt get over how much the Lingerie Model looked like the prositute on the right.

      some of these photos look incredibly posed or forced which takes away from the concept, and makes them look a little less believable but some are quite striking

  32. Khrome ChroniclesApril 6, 2011 at 5:39 am

    i like the ballerina and the boxer.

    Cool project, btw (:

  33. CassieApril 6, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    omg! i know those nuns!

  34. DeejayApril 11, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I almost cried a little looking at this.

  35. ZINEBApril 19, 2011 at 2:11 am

    It’s amazing how different people are and even more amazing how alike they are.

  36. TrudyApril 26, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I wish the only comparison made with Black women weren’t prostitutes so I did sigh a bit. I wish our visibility wasn’t reduced to that but it often is in any form of media, either exceptionalists (Oprah, Tyra) or highly-negative characters. I know that I am supposed to ignore this and only see the project for what it is, comparisons with similarities among Americans but I find the cultural facets hard to ignore.

    Otherwise, fascinating project. I thought the baptist minister and KKK comparison was very interesting.

  37. EviApril 26, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    That’s actually really cool. I think your basis is ridiculous though. The “vision” is kind of nonexistent. Tolerance and rights for all is at an all time high. This is coming from a pierced up, tattooed up Satanist, so to speak. I don’t feel unequal to a priest or to a conservative woman. The poor aren’t getting poorer. Actually, there are less poor people than ever in the US. Crime rates are also drastically declining. Being yourself is safer than ever, and I think that your implementations are a little dramatic, for lack of better wording. Considering the 9 piercings in my face and my friend’s tattoos on her face, we get looked at strangely less and less each day. To say that tolerance and strife between differences is at an all time high is a misrepresentation of information. However, I do love your observations of “opposites”.

    I’d post some references, but I’ll let the lovely folks at Cracked.com do that for me: http://www.cracked.com/article_18983_5-complaints-about-modern-life-that-are-statistically-b.s..html

    So next time you want to bitch about how horrible the world is, all the trials and judgment we face for our differences, and all the difficulties we go through, realize that humanity can’t be perfect, but overall, life is better than ever.

  38. DanApril 26, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    At first glance this wasn’t that great. But then I went back and imagined that both persons met face to face, and what that moment would be like. Like the bodybuilder and the farmer. Its ironic that the farmer has the obligation to carry things to transport them, while the bodybuilder does it for the pleasure of being physically strong.

  39. SantiApril 26, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    I love it. There’s something that made me feel quite uncomfortable: the one with the Minister and the Ku Kulx Klan. I don’t get the point. Maybe it’s just that I didn’t get the idea straight, but I really don’t see how the KKK gets equality. Can anybody explain that to me? Thanks.

  40. Maggie OwenApril 26, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Beautiful

  41. nopeApril 26, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    There not suposed to be oposites. The point is showing that they are alike. Hence the title “created equal” Its a very powerful message. We are all the same, we are who we choose to be.

  42. MikeMay 2, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Wow, so deep bro. You’re such an artist and whatever. Thanks for making me take a step back and realize all the beauty in the world

    DERP

    • BrandiOctober 9, 2011 at 3:25 am

      Whoever edits and pubsliehs these articles really knows what they’re doing.

  43. VetterMay 3, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Good study in b&w. This is a classic set of evoking images.

  44. LaurelMay 3, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    This was such a good idea, but I think 9/10 of these are showing more of a difference than a similarity.

  45. Michele Garrard RobinsonMay 4, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Hmmmm… Thought provoking… Truth and Shadows… “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” James 1:17

  46. BridgeMay 4, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I like it. I think it represents the photographers view of the world and how they structure their thoughts and ideas rather than an all-encompassing world view – I don’t think of some of these concepts in terms of one another but they do provide a platform for considering them in a new way – an insight into the artists mind. They are beautiful photographs presented in an intriguing manner and I enjoyed them

  47. robinMay 14, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    wow these are beautiful series.
    i loved the lighting works.

  48. DanielleMay 27, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Stumbled this and it’s awesome! I totally love it :)

  49. edvardMay 30, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    this was absolutely awesome, i LOVE it!

  50. MikeMay 31, 2011 at 8:41 am

    GREAT photos, and great lighting.

  51. yunduk knowJune 8, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    very well…it’s amazing works…

  52. elShimmerJune 22, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    There Grrreaat.

  53. LawsonJuly 6, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    There are so many dozens of things I find wrong with this that I don’t even know where to start. The only mash-ups I enjoyed looking at were the ones where it could very possibly be the same individual but just at a different stage in life. But everything else was bases off of overly simplistic stereotypes…..

  54. NikkiAugust 5, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    only problem. the amish do not allow themselves to be photographed. they children in the photo are most likely mennonite.

  55. alAugust 9, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I’m quite sure Irving Penn would like these. Thank you for an original idea. Your technique is also commendable. May I assume a book is forthcoming?

  56. wednesdayAugust 25, 2011 at 12:28 am

    I know for a fact Amish do not like having their picture taken. Other than tha, amazing!

  57. nameAugust 28, 2011 at 8:34 am

    lol, it seems the market of ugly models is large. seriously, where did you find some of those old crumpled people?

  58. AlbertSeptember 20, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Created equal…. but not equal :D it’s the similarities between people that’s most striking…

  59. yokotrixSeptember 28, 2011 at 11:04 am

    thats really opposite i think.. especially the girls… LOL

  60. AndrewOctober 6, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Awesome

  61. clippingpath.inOctober 6, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Nice photography! You’ve done really awesome job! thanks a lot for sharing this nice post & I’ll visit your site again :)

  62. Marlon OtonielApril 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Hehe interesante :)

  63. Juan Pablo Bolaños ToricesJuly 14, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Yeahh muy bien.=D.

  64. Mark W. MitchellFebruary 8, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Excellent photographs!

  65. Lena KasinskaApril 21, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Created Equal…guys, take a look at this project, if hasn't done it yet… and be amazed by your own thoughts.

  66. Yana ZhezhelaMay 4, 2013 at 5:36 am

    Created Equal… Photographer Mark Laita.

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