Incredible Ice Sculptures By Darren Jackson


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Darren Jackson is originally from Sunderland in the North of England, he has worked and lived in London over the last five years as a Model Maker and Special Effects technician before focusing on Sculpture. He currently shares a studio in Tulse Hill, South London. Continue reading »

Surreal And Dreamy Photo Manipulations By Jackson Hall

Jackson Hall a.k.a. NocturnalCoonz is a talented self-taught photographer, DJ and digital artist currently based in San Clemente, California. Jackson creates impossible-looking images that seem incredibly real because of the finesse with which they are manipulated. Hall makes us travel to his imaginary worlds with these surreal pictures. Continue reading »

“Being Michael Jackson”

“Michael Jackson, the performer, consistently transcended racial and gender perceptions; Michael Jackson tribute artists, impersonators and lookalikes reflect this in that they embody a wide span of inspiration and intention. The current crop of impersonators are people who take great care in their appearance – some spend a lot of money and time on their make up and clothing, while others are more concerned with the physical gestures associated with his dances while expressing very little concern in the creation of an illusion.

“The Michael Jacksons” is a study of people from around the US who make a living or perform as Michael Jackson. The project is both an index of the refraction of Michael Jackson’s public persona, and a look the exploration issues of fantasy, reality and representation as influenced by and filtered through cultural experience. Ultimately the project is a quest to photograph the tribute artists, impersonators and lookalikes in the aftermath of Mr. Jackson’s death, and along with a written ethnography which focuses on the interpretation of “blackness” by the performers, is intended to interpret, understand and evaluate what seems to be an emerging subculture within the world of professional mimicry”. – Lorena Turner

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Rameau primarily works as Michael Jackson by posing with tourists on Hollywood Boulevard where he can $400 to $500 a day, but has traveled internationally as well. In his representation, Rameau works to embody Michael Jackson’s demeanor – someone who is light in spirit with a physical fluidity. When Turner observed him on the boulevard in the fall of 2011, he was trying to save money to put on an autobiographical play about his life as a Haitian immigrant and MJ look alike. (Photo and caption by Lorena Turner)
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Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction: From Zero to Sexy

A restored ‘63 Chevy Corvette, with a V7 twin-turbo mid-engine, which can take you from 0 to 60 in less than 3 seconds. A 1988 custom-built Kittredge K350 two-man submarine with a maximum operating depth of 350 feet. How about Willie Nelson’s golf cart? If it’s a vehicle, and even if it’s not, it might be on display – and on sale – at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Palm Beach County with its show running Thursday through Saturday at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Photography by Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post.

A 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door Hardtop. Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Michael Jackson

Death of Michael Jackson


Two security guards are unimpressed with the graffiti and tributes dedicated to michael jackson on an external wall of the national gallery. The one on the right referred to it as “a load of shit” that would cost the gallery hundreds of pounds to have removed.

On 25 June 2009 the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, died aged 50. This photo is from Trafalgar Square, 27 June 2009, where passers-by and tourists stood and refelcted upon the many tributes written on the lower wall of the National Gallery. Staff from the National Gallery were less impressed.

Virtual Tour to Michael Jackson’s Arcade Collection