Drawings of the crowds and exhibits at the Natural History Museum, London by Oliver McAinsh.
See also his tumblr:
Last year I posted a small series of images that illustrated my experience with depression and anxiety. It resonated with quite a few people, so I felt that it was something I should continue to build upon. I worked on it all semester as part of a portfolio class, and while it was a ton of work, I’m glad I was able to do it.
Mental health disorders are such a taboo topic. If you ever bring it up in conversation, people awkwardly get silent, or try to tell you why it’s not a real problem. When I was in the worst parts of depression, the most helpful thing anyone could have done was to just listen to me - not judging, not trying to find a solution, just listen. I’m hoping that these images will help open up conversation about mental health issues. Everyone is or will be affected by them one way or another, and ignoring them doesn’t make things better.
You can see the rest of the images at www.edwardhonaker.com
16x20” prints on 20x24” mats
Artist statement after the jump:
'Strokes of Genius' - models: Sasha Pivovarova, & Lily Donaldson - photographer: Steven Meisel - fashion editor: Tonne Goodman - hair: Garren - make-up: Pat McGrath - Vogue US March06
Natalia Vodianova ph Mert & Marcus for W magazine, August 2006
For his latest project titled “OMG, Who Stole My Ads?”, French street artist Etienne Lavie imagines what the streets of Paris would look like if all the ads plastered on posters and billboards were replaced by great works of art. Sneaking around the city, Lavie has been covering advertising billboards with classic French artworks, reclaiming some of the public spaces that have been so mercilessly invaded by advertising. The project challenges the destructive impacts of the advertising industry, getting people to slow down in the midst of their daily routines and simply enjoy the beauty of art.