Removed

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Removed is an awesome project by photographer Eric Pickersgill who was inspired to do the series after observing a family sitting next to him in a cafe. Here is what he wrote about his observation:

“Family sitting next to me at Illium café in Troy, NY is so disconnected from one another. Not much talking. Father and two daughters have their own phones out. Mom doesn’t have one or chooses to leave it put away. She stares out the window, sad and alone in the company of her closest family. Dad looks up every so often to announce some obscure piece of info he found online. Twice he goes on about a large fish that was caught. No one replies. I am saddened by the use of technology for interaction in exchange for not interacting. This has never happened before and I doubt we have scratched the surface of the social impact of this new experience. Mom has her phone out now.”

If you or someone you know has a cell phone addiction problem please call 1-800-Put-your-dang-cell-phone-down-and-live-life-instead-and-pay-attention-to-your-friends-and-family-and-God-Yes-we-know-it’s-a-long-number-for-those-with-short-attention-spans-caused-by-cell-phones-and-other-technologies-but-you-can-do-it-You-need-to-do-it-Thank-you-have-a-great-day-You-will-receive-a-text-message-shortly-on-how-to-survive-without-a-cell-phone-Just-Kidding-that’s-impossible-but-we-can-help-you-use-it-less-at-least-Mic-Drop…

Donald Trump $100 Bill

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The latest piece from the one and only Street Artist Plastic Jesus.

“Love him or hate him – you can’t ignore him.
This piece brings into question what we really value in life; pieces of printed paper or things that carry a deeper association for us.”

The Donald Trump $100 Bill is now available in the Plastic Jesus Store!

Body Notes

Photographer Sonja Lovdal explores the idea of becoming a professional retoucher in her series “Body Notes”. She states:

“As a retoucher you will receive many photos with drawn lines, arrows and circles meant to show flaws on the model that are to be corrected in Photoshop. Sentences like “fill in hair” and “smooth skin” are very common. 

While playing around with the idea of becoming a professional retoucher, some of the thoughts going through my mind were about the morals involved in making models skinnier, photoshopping their skin flawless etc. How far is a client allowed to go with their notes on the model?

While notes that tell you to take in the waistline are very acceptable for most people, notes on for example mental disorders or self-expression and style probably would be frowned upon. 

“Body Notes” is a criticism of society and our harsh standards for young people to live up to.”

Beautiful.

First World Problem Store.

First World Problem Store is an online store that helps you treat your first world problems in order to raise funds for aids.

Here’s a description from the website:

“Everyone has luxury problems from time to time, and that’s great! A luxury problem has never been this valuable! Profits of First World Problem Pills will be used by Aids Fonds to provide everyone with access to HIV medication. So your personal problem is in fact helping solve a much bigger problem. Buying First World Problem Pills doesn’t make you a diva, but a hero!

First World Problem Pills are 100% peppermint and solve all your everyday dilemmas. They are also 100% placebo and 100% of the profit goes to Aids Fonds’ aim to provide HIV medication to people who can’t afford it. Medication for medication that is.

Nearly 22 million people worldwide don’t have access to HIV medication. Which results in many people still unnecessarily dying from the results of AIDS. Nobody should die of AIDS because of lack of medication. The profits of these First World Problem Pills will be used by Aids Fonds to provide people with access to HIV medication. These are medicine for medicine. Which means that our luxury problems can help solve a much bigger problem.”

FINALLY…