Jeju Love Land is an erotic sculpture park located in South Korea’s Jeju Island. With over 140 sex-themed sculptures, it is well established as a major destination for visitors, especially honeymooners.
The Museum of Sex and Health is also located on Jeju Island.
The park is focused on a theme of sex, running sex education films, and featuring 140 sculptures representing humans in various sexual positions. It also has other elements such as large phallus statues, stone labia, and hands-on exhibits such as a “masturbation-cycle.”
Photos by Michael Sotnikov, Brent Pitre and Zane Hickman
Thanks to Molly McCloskey + Laughing Squid
These sculptures are all amazing, but the gold one of the woman orgasming is seriously beautiful.
Dogs Who Know How to Shake It
Portland-based photographer Carli Davidson’s series “Shake” was originally inspired by her 8-year-old Dogue de Bordeaux, Norbert, who is an “epic shaker.”
In 2011, she photographed her first dog “mid-shake” in her studio with its features scrunched and water droplets suspended in the air.
“The first time I uploaded the photos, I knew I had to keep shooting and creating a body of work, it was just so fun,” Davidson said.
Over the past two years, Davidson photographed more than 120 dogs for her series. But some of them never “shook.” She chalks up her successful “shakes” to a “non-science, a lot of trying things and waiting.” Sixty-three dogs and more than 120 photographs from the series will be featured in her first book, Shake, which will be released by HarperCollins in October.
Davidson has a hardy background in both animals and photography. The daughter of an art dealer, she grew up in the suburbs outside New York City next to a nature preserve.
or anyone who has lived or visited a narrow courtyard wrapped in buildings it can sometimes be a claustrophobic space with the sky limited in all directions, but the strange geometric gaps formed by the surrounding architecture are often fun to photograph. For instance art director Lisa Rienermann (scroll right) became famous for her award-winning alphabet formed from letters spotted in the space between buildings. However French artistThomas Lamadieu instead used the constraints as inspiration for his imaginative illustration series Sky Art, where the artist drew within the narrow confines of rooftops and tiny slices of sky to create some pretty wild imagery. It would be fun to see different artists interpretations of the exact same spot.
‘Strange Worlds’ photographer aims to trick the eye
“I would describe the photography that I do as small scale dioramas that I build by hand out of everyday, simple, mundane materials and transform them into an image through the lens of my camera making them look hyper-realistic,” “I’ve used ostrich feathers to create willow trees. I’ve used steel wool to create a tornado. Nothing is off limits.”
By day, Matthew is a professional fashion photographer. By night, for the last five years, he’s been creating large dioramas of tiny environments and photographing them. If you knew nothing about his process, you’d think his photographs were of real life places.
He stumbled upon his Strange Worlds idea by accident one day while in the kitchen at work.
“The Ugly Truth” is a bizarre series of portraits by photographer Rut Mackel. Each photo features a not-very-pleasing photo of a face that looks flatted and disfigured. No, the subjects don’t actually look like that, and no, Mackel didn’t use any kind of digital manipulation for the photos. He simply asked his subjects to hold a pane of glass and then press their faces against it.
Here’s what Mackel says about the series:
This project explores the ugliness and the beauty that exists within each of us. By drastically transforming faces from aesthetically attractive to unpleasant appearance I aim to challenge our perception of aesthetic appearance. ”Face is a symbol of personal identity. It’s the mirror, or the mask of the self. The mirror either ‘reflects’ or ‘distorts’. Our faces are us. Thus, facial disfigurement can be particularly distressing.”
How does our perception change when suddenly the aesthetic appearance of the face is changed? What emotional responses does it trigger? Do we perceive the person differently? How does this person’s perception oh himself changes when his face has been temporarily disfigured? How would he deal with being visibly different?
You can find more photos from this series over Mackel’s website.
The Dunce - pencil drawing
Then and Now Photos of Abandoned Detroit School
Manatees have been my favorite animal since I did a report on endangered animals in first grade.
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