What If Abstract Models Were Real People? Photographer Imagines What The Subjects In Famous Paintings Would Look Like!

In her Real Life Models series Hungarian photographer Flora Borsi (previously) imagines what real life models of strange abstract paintings would have looked like. Through some pretty hilarious photo manipulation Borsi examines the models for paintings by Kees van Dongen, Rudolf Hausner, and Picasso among others. Continue reading »

“Women To Look Up To”: Stunning Christmas Tree Toppers Of Female Role Models

The Christmas Angel, Fairy, Tree Topper, by whatever name you call her, is a woman from a bygone era; a woman made of no more than plastic and glitter. No wonder, when the Victorians invented her! Continue reading »

Mugshot Models: A Selection Of Images Showcase The Most Glamorous Mugshots Found Online

If we are to believe what we see on TV, arrests are a messy business with many suspects left at least a little disheveled. However, this appears not to be the case for these glamorous female felons whose mugshots wouldn’t look out of place in a modelling agency. Continue reading »

Paper Models Of The Most Controversial Buildings Erected Behind The Iron Curtain

Zupagrafika, creators of make-your-own-paper-model sets of “brut-iful” architecture in London, Paris, Warsaw, and Katowice, have released their newest set, ‘Brutal East’. The creators’ selection captures the “certainly brutal” charm of the “functionalist panelák estates and otherworldly concrete grand designs” of the Eastern Bloc. With ‘Brutal East’ you can build your own East European city. Continue reading »

Artist Maria Gasanova Paints Live Models To Look Like Watercolour Masterpieces

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Model Karina Magomedova poses while she presents “The Alive Painting” body art work by Russian artist Maria Gasanova during the Art Krasnoyarsk annual festival in Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Maria Gasanova paints live models to look like watercolour masterpieces Continue reading »

Japanese Artist Makes Models Burst At The Seams With Creepy Zips, Buttons And Power Plugs Painted On Their Skin

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With zips, power plugs, laces and buttons adorning their bodies, these young models look like something out of a travelling freak show. But they are in fact the latest walking exhibits of Japanese artist Chooo-San’s incredible illusionary makeup art. Bored with digitally enhanced pictures, the artist decided to see how far she could push her limits without technology – with impressive results. Continue reading »

Former Playboy Models Photographed 60 Years Later

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Image courtesy of Nadav Kander

In the photo feature “The View From a Centerfold,” six former Playboy models, from Miss March 1954 to Miss January 1979, talk to New York about “meeting the male gaze—then and now.” The magazine commissioned Nadav Kander to photograph the women for the story, and accompanying video pieces that he directed are featured in New York‘s iPad edition. Here: Dolores Del Monte. Miss March 1954. Age: 82. Post-Playboy: Public relations. Continue reading »

World Bodypainting Festival Models Turn Themselves Into Living Art Work In Austria

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Designs which are bright, bold and sometimes utterly bizarre are on display at the World Bodypainting Festival. More than 300 artists from 45 nations are involved in the three-day competition based at Woerthersee Lake, in south Austria, which started on Friday. Around 1,500 participants are competing in brush and sponge, airbrush and special effects categories. The festival also includes exhibitions and parties where guests dance in spectacular costumes and painted bodies. Over the years the festival has given a major platform to the art form that 20 years ago was unknown. Continue reading »

Impeccably-Dressed Bunny Models The Tiny Dapper Outfits Made By His Human

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PuiPui is one bunny whose style is always on point. With help from his human Mumitan, the Tokyo-based Holland Lop dons dapper outfits and impressive costumes that include driving caps, capes, kimonos, and crowns. Often, his looks are inspired by literary characters or famous figures, such as the iconic Sherlock Holmes or an English Beefeater—all of whom PuiPui imitates with an adorable sense of poise. Continue reading »

Breathtaking Photos Of The Beauty Models Pose Perilously Close To The Edge Of New York’s Buildings

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A series of stomach-churning photographs see models teetering dangerously close to the edge of New York City’s tallest buildings. The incredible pictures are part of a series called Beauty And NYC which sees the women lying on ledges and peering out at the surrounding skyline. However, these models are not here to show off any clothing, with all pictured in next to nothing and some even posing nude. Photographer Mar Shirasuna, from Japan, has been shooting New York for the past three years, and he estimates he has been on more than 150 rooftops in the process. Continue reading »

Anatomical Balloon Dog And Rubber Ducky Models By Jason Freeny

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Designer Jason Freeny is known for his humorous realizations of popular toys turned into anatomical models. Lego figures, Barbie dolls, gingerbread men, and even gummy bears have all gotten the cross-section treatment, and next up: the classic rubber bath ducky and the balloon dog. Continue reading »

Lingerie Models Replaced Mascots During A Football Match

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A Dutch football team replaced their mascots with lingerie models for their Valentine’s Day match. Well, the look on those guys’ faces says it all. Continue reading »

Benetton Uses Ethnicity Data To Create Computer-Generated ‘Models’ From Different Cities

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For decades, Benetton has been known for using models of different skin colors, ethnicities and appearances to promote diversity with its “United Colors” campaigns. But the latest campaign doesn’t use real models; instead, the Italian fashion retailer has used computer-generated faces based on data from different cities around the world. Continue reading »

Body Artist Emma Fay Transforms Models Into Animals In Mind-Bending Optical Tricks

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There is something frightening and at the same time appealing in the living sculptures of 27-year-old British artist Emma Fay. Body art in conjunction with the flexibility of acrobats and fantasy of the artist using water-based paints, a brush and sponge, is transformed into a beautiful work of art. Continue reading »

Beaming 93-Year-Old Gleefully Models Granddaughter’s Colorful Weavings

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Artist Chinami Mori weaves delightfully colorful creations, her cheerful 93-year-old grandmother models them, and together they’re a match made in Instagram heaven. Continue reading »