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Time Travel — Body Art Projection by Davis Ayer

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Davis Ayer is a fashion photographer now based in California who is best known for his colorful vintage looking photographs. The young photographer, who started taking pictures in 2007, will often add paint strokes, colour filters, transparency and double exposure to create sensual and evocative images. In an interview with Lomography, Ayer explains why he prefers to shoot analogue,"I have no problems with chopping up pictures and manipulating digital images, but I have more respect for film... Film just looks better to me. Film is so much more dynamic. I think that analogue makes you a better photographer. Shooting film forces you to be patient, and really learn what you want in the frame." In this series entitled "Time Travel," vintage landscape photos are projected onto naked female bodies.

Vintage Photos of Gay Couples in Love

On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage a human right throughout the United States. “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family" Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote in this historic decision. "In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.…

Lola Loves… Vintage Photos of Marilyn Monroe Doing Yoga

Not only did actress Marilyn Monroe have inspirational wisdom, but she was also a yoga devotee. Marilyn apparently learned yoga with Eugenie V. Peterson, widely known as Indra Devi, and is regarded by many as the "First Lady of Yoga". According to author Stefanie Syman, in The Story of Yoga in America, Marilyn told the press in 1956 that yoga was a permanent part of her workout routine. In any case, Marilyn Monroe was a yogi!

Alice Smeets Talks About “The Ghetto Tarot” and her Fascination with Haiti

Colorful, provocative, and avant-garde, this is how the Belgian photographer, Alice Smeets, presents her project ''The Ghetto Tarot.'' In this collection, she teamed up with local Haitian artists to recreate the surreal illustrations of an old tarot deck. The idea behind this project is not to glorify the ghetto and poverty, but to alter the perception that people can have…

Earth Magic – Photographer Rik Garrett Talks About Witchcraft

What if witches hadn't changed that much since medieval times and were still fairly close to the popular imagery conveyed by their early enemies during the classical witchhunts? In this collection, the American artist and photographer, Rik Garrett, signs a personal exploration of the relationship between witchcraft, the female form and nature. We spoke to Garrett about his passion for the occult, his relationship with nature, and his age-old photography techniques.

In Solidarity with Nepal – Here’s Where You Can Donate

Last Saturday, April 25, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, causing 5, 200 deaths and affecting over 8 million people, most of them in Bhaktapur, Kathmandu and Lalitpur. Aid agencies are busy on the ground providing food, health care, tracing down survivors, and reconnecting family members. [metaslider id=2311] Here's a short list of organizations that we trust. Please give generously!

Fashion interview with T. from Upper Metal Class

A couple of years ago, T. wasn't doing so well. Feeling disappointed with the job market, she slowly developed a successful home-base jewellery line in Portland, now known as Upper Metal Class. T. jewellery designs are elegant,  simple and edgy and will add glam to any style. We caught up with T. and gained an insight into her world, her family history, and her incredible commitment to community work.

Photography: Ren Hang has no limits

Naked bodies intertwined, boys and girls creating odd symmetries, humans in touch with nature and with each other; Ren Hang’s photography has nothing to please the Chinese authorities. Born in 1987 in Chang Chun, in the northeast of China, Ren Hang has made a name for himself internationally and now represents a new symbol of Chinese youth; uninhibited and seeking freedom.