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Alex Kovas: Freaky Manimal Model
07.23.2009
12:00 pm
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Alex Kovas (born 1977) is a Russian-British male model in the fitness and fashion industries.   He gained notoriety within the furry fandom after a number of videos featuring Kovas were posted to his YouTube account; the videos depict Kovas posing in a combination of body paint and animal masks.

It’s a little creepy folks!  Do what you will with this:

Humanimal is collaboration between amazingly talented body painter Kirsten Bentley and professional model and actor Alex Kovas. Combining detailed body painting with the use of prosthetics, Humanimal can create a variety of visually stunning animals, for your event using, contact lenses, body paint and ingenious prosthetics to complete the illusion. Humanimal can turn Alex Kovas into a jaguar, panther, lion or any other big cat you could imagine, as well as a range of dogs and even a zebra. All these animals are amazing recreations of the orginal, created with astounding attention detail. humanimal have even recieved praise from a big cat game keeper at a safari park reception they performed at. He commented that the markings displayed by Humanimal`s big cat were as close to the real thing as they could possibly be.

Alex has modelled for a Diesel billboard campaign and has starred in commercials for both Nike and Adidas. He has also performed in Calvin Harris?

Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.23.2009
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Pulp Book: 70s Style Photography by Neil Krug
07.22.2009
08:54 pm
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I like this this! Pulp Book is collaboration between supermodel Joni Harbeck and photographer Neil Krug. The book will feature 200 pulp inspired images. Neil Krug explains his book:

Pulp is an upcoming photo book of psychedelic images made to look like old school paperback covers. The book features supermodel Joni Harbeck exclusively as the heroine in a world of fabricated dramas. Everything in the book has been photographed with expired polaroid film to put across the mood of looking at a beautifully beat to hell dusty LP cover.

Putting this book together has been my favorite project to date. The book reflects our love for artists such as Robert McGinnis, Tanino Liberatore, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and a slew of others. Their work is a major influence for this project.


Pulp by Neil Krug

Mini Interview: Neil Krug

Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.22.2009
08:54 pm
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Tiny Tim Performs Apocalyptic Ditty With Children
07.22.2009
02:48 pm
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Tiny Tim sings and dances to his mutant psychedelia “The Other Side” with an audience of little girls.  I wonder what the kids were thinking?

 

Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.22.2009
02:48 pm
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Just Colour: Music Visualisation With Paint Droplets
07.22.2009
11:50 am
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Jesper Kirkeby Brevik created this wonderful film as contribution to a class assignment at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.  Jesper Kirkeby Brevik describes his project:

I have chosen to base my film on a classical orchestrated piece because of the unique sound and personality that comes with each acoustic instrument. I wish to extract these qualities and transfer them into the different colours in my film, and thus give them personality. Looking at it the other way around I will also affect the instruments personality by choosing the colour to represent it and conducting that colours movement on the screen. I will naturally choose bright colours for instruments such as flute or violin, while cello or contrabass will be represented by black. The reason why I?

Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.22.2009
11:50 am
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In God’s Country
07.21.2009
11:53 pm
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Square America has a series of vintage photos, all taken by amateur photographers, documenting Christianity in America. Square America says:

A slideshow of about 60 photographs documenting Christianity in America. Expect holy rollers, crazy preachers, and ordinary folks gathered at the river to wash their sins away.

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Square America “In God’s Country”

 

Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.21.2009
11:53 pm
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ANGER AT THE HAMMER
07.21.2009
02:54 pm
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Alongside my Dangerous Minds colleagues, I had the pleasure of attending last spring’s Kenneth Anger lecture at L.A.‘s Hammer museum.  Although he was reluctant to take questions from the audience, the night certainly found Ken in good spirits and receptive company.  Subjects touched upon?  Well, everything from Aleister Crowley, to, why not, Agnes. B.  KA was there per the request of artist Francesca Gabbiani, who, at the time, was curating her sorcery-themed Hammer exhibit, Houseguest.

Posted by Bradley Novicoff
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07.21.2009
02:54 pm
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Clown: Fashion Editorial Gif Style
07.21.2009
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07.21.2009
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Miles Davis Quintet Skateboards
07.20.2009
10:11 pm
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Ian Johnson designed this jaw-dropping series of skateboards for Western Edition. The skateboards depict the 1959 lineup of the Miles Davis Quintet, the group who played on the classic album “Kind of Blue.”

Update: Dangerous Minds reader Greg says, “Hi, just thought I’d let you know that this product and description are a bit wrong: The group that played with Miles Davis on the 1959 album ‘Kind of Blue’ was a sextet. You have missed out Cannonball Adderley. Also, on one of the tracks (Freddie Freeloader) Wynton Kelly played piano not Bill Evans. Just thought you’d like to know, Greg”

Ian Johnson

(via Nerdcore)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.20.2009
10:11 pm
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A film by Charles & Ray Eames: Power of Ten
07.20.2009
09:29 pm
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Powers of Ten” is a 1977 film made by the Charles and Ray Eames about scale in the universe. “A Film Dealing With the Relative Size of Things in the Universe… And the Effect of Adding Another Zero” is how they described it. The music was composed by Elmer Bernstein and the narration is by Philip Morrison. It was made for IBM and has been parodied on “The Simpsons” several times.

Powers of 10 official website

Thank you Mister Mark Jordan of London. England!

Posted by Richard Metzger
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07.20.2009
09:29 pm
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Camouflage Painting
07.20.2009
08:26 pm
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Dutch artist Desiree Palman has done some interesting work with various camouflage painting techniques that see her blend into her environment in the finished product.

Her work reminds me of the distinctive artform of iconic supermodel Veruschka:

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Camouflage Photography by Desiree Halman

 

Posted by Richard Metzger
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07.20.2009
08:26 pm
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