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Leica Portraits Presents: Jonathan Mannion - Urban Legends PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bless Bey   
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Clevend born photographer Jonathan Mannion career began to take shape when shooting images for Jay Z's classic "Reasonable Doubt" and from there the two grew together; Hip-Hop and Jonathan's career. Here are a few of the images he's taken that has helped bolster the vision of hip-hop to the masses.

 

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Sensational Skate Park & Urban Climbing Wall in Spain PDF Print E-mail
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It’s not just a skate park, it’s an architectural landmark. Factoria Joven (“youth factory”) is a skate park and climbing wall in Merida, Spain, which opened in  March 2011. Its bright, modern geometric design was inspired by the construction methods used to create Chinese dragons.

 

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Dice Sculptures by Anthony Cragg PDF Print E-mail
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Anthony Cragg is truly an artist. Taking unorthodox elements and materials and creating a visually captivating piece of art is a sincere sign of his title. With thousands of white dice he created these sculptures that are absolutely amazing. My favorite artists possess similar talents. I now count Anthony among them. Born in  Liverpool, he has traveled the world leaving a legacy and now lives and works out of Wuppertal, Germany.

 

 

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3D Scribbled Line Portraits by Ayaka Ito and Randall Church PDF Print E-mail
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What started out as a school project called "The Cinema Flash Showdown", became something otherworldly with the final product. Artists Ayaka Ito and Randall Church created this series of photographs for the second round of their school project. They were focusing on two themes: The Influence of Occupations and Man vs. Nature. The renderings were created using a 3D Flash Drawing Tool and imported into Cinema 4D. These are some super-cool photos/portraits that are visually stunning... check them out.

 

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Human x Nature Collages by Alexandra Bellissimo PDF Print E-mail
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Influenced by the elements of our culture such as social, gender and psychological issues Alexandra Bellissimo believes in 'making' pictures as opposed to simply making pictures. Incorporating collaging techniques and digital manipulation she is able to make these surreal images that are provocative and entertaining.  Born and raised in Los Angeles we look forward to seeing more from her.

 

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Vanitas Skull by James Hopkins | London PDF Print E-mail
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This Vanitas series of tromp l'oeil perspectives transforms everyday items that sit on shelves into skulls. A very imaginative artistic endeavor by London and Guernsey based British artist and sculptor James Hopkins.

 

 

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Frank Liew: Travel Tokyo - Downtown Underground PDF Print E-mail
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Soon to appear in print for NZ Herald, these images are from Frank Liew's Air New Zealand and NZ Herald commissioned trip to explore unknown and interesting areas of Tokyo. Upon taking this task, Frank met with a friend whose father grew up in Tokyo and found adventure in a not so well known section of downtown Tokyo. Frank Liew is an affiliate of Hype Beast. Check out some of what he found.

 

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Tomaas and the Plastic Fantastic Photo Series PDF Print E-mail
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This cool photo series was created with of course beautiful models but also dispensable plastic items like water bottles as accessories. New York photographer Tomaas captured this creative venture with it's shadows and sudden bursts of color. Take a look.

 

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