Few animals are quite so human in their expression as dogs. If you doubt that at all, check out Sophie Gamand’s photos of canines being bathed. These hilarious and expressive pictures reveal many of the same emotions—anger, humiliation, joy—you see in human faces, underscoring the unique bond we share with our four-legged friends.
“To me, dogs are so much more than animals these days,” Gamand says. “They are somewhere between humans and animals because they’ve learned to how to communicate with us at a much different level.”
Dogs have been Gamand’s primary subject for years. She became fascinated with the way Americans, particularly New Yorkers, treat their dogs. Gamand, who is French, had never before seen canines primped for fashion shows or toted about in bags and strollers. She was utterly fascinated by the obsession some people have for their dogs.
World’s Most Beautiful Abandoned Places
Italian product manager and web designer Francesco Mugnai recently added a collection of images to his blog touting some of the most beautiful images of abandoned spots and modern ruins that he’d ever seen. The images Mugnai has captured come from empty castles, shuttered power plants, and dilapidated churches around the world. From a sunken yacht in Antarctica to a forever-closed amusement park in Japan, these images all make up a sort of anti-phoenix; rather than rising as new from the ashes, these husks remain preserved in decomposition, forcing viewers to confront the strange beauty of ruination.
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“Wrong Century” by Tomas Kucerovsky
the look of wistfulness on her face just punches me straight in the heart
this is literally my favorite piece that ever comes up on tumblr and if you want me to change my mind well then goOD LUCK WITH THAT
Designer and art director Kevin Weir sources old photographs and animates them into comical, absurd and often haunting gifs. Trawling the online archives of the Library of Congress, Weir uses the instantaneous nature of gifs to rough out short and snappy ideas. The photographs he uses as a base are all black and white, straight-faced, historical snapshots and result in a very Monty Python-esque comedic sketch.