Manabu Ikeda is a Japanese pen and ink artist who just finished a massive painting called “Rebirth.” In his painting the artist expressed what happened to Japan after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, the tsunami that followed and the rebirth of the country. Ikeda started working on “Rebirth” in 2013. The artist worked for 10 hours a day, six days a week for to finish three and a half years to finish the painting.
Photographer Skyler Adams decided to try herself at taking pictures with one dollar camera for a month. She said that not so long ago she realized she was more passionate about buying new expensive camera gear than about photos themselves. So, she bought a Canon Sure Shot camera for $1 and an expired roll of Fujifilm Superia 400 film. She was pleasantly surprised with the result. Have a look at what pictures a pro can take with a crappy camera.
Artist Shawn Coss made these poignant illustrations focused on mental illness and disorders for InkTober. Inktober, a popular annual celebration of ink drawing during the month of October, was started by Jake Parker. Today artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.
Polish painter Zdzisław Beksiński had a tragic life. His wife, Zofia, died in 1998. A year later, on Christmas Eve 1999, his son Tomasz committed suicide. Beksiński was the one who discovered his son's body. In 2005 Zdzisław Beksiński was stabbed to death at his Warsaw apartment by a 19-year-old acquaintance because he refused to lend the teenager $100 and threatened him further.
John Thackwray, a photographer from South Africa, created a photo series he called ‘My Room Project.’ He traveled around the world for six years taking pictures of millennials’ bedrooms, people born in 80s and 90s. He has been to 55 countries and photographed over 1,000 bedrooms for his project. Its purpose is to “capture and compare the different hopes and aspirations of one particular generation.”