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A fascinating photo project in which the photographer (Angélica Dass, I think) takes portraits of people, samples the colour of their skin and then adds that Pantone colour as a backdrop. Each portrait is taken in the same way: a straight on head and shoulders shot, with no clothing in the frame, and each is labelled only with the Pantone colour.

I love the fact that the sitters seem to be ordinary people rather than professional models, and the fact that the coloured backdrops make it clear once and for all that no-one is “white” or “black”.

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Posted at 6:21pm and tagged with: photography, humanity, art,.

I absolutely love this image of a barn owl, and have downloaded it to use as my iPhone lock screen image. It delights me every time I turn on my phone.

Posted at 6:24pm and tagged with: art, birds, iphone,.

Custom-built bicycles and small-engined motorbikes. This one is my favourite, with a blue glass petrol tank held in a metal cage like an exotic heart in a steampunk beast. Gorgeous. I think I’d get a few sidelong looks in Birmingham on this, though.

Posted at 8:36pm and tagged with: bike, art, cool,.