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Meeting @davidlozeau at Wild West Avenue

To see more of David’s quirky skull and skeleton imagery, follow @davidlozeau on Instagram.

“I like creating art that lives on the corner of Day of the Dead Street and Wild West Avenue,” explains David Lozeau (@davidlozeau). The graphic designer-turned-artist relocated from New Hampshire to California in 2004 and “instantly got inspired by the people, culture, music, food and Mexican folk art.” He also adds, “I love old Spaghetti Western movies, too.”

David first dusted off his brushes and started painting as a creative outlet to combat work drudgery. In order to pay for all the supplies he went through, David started selling his works at small street fairs. “It was an exhausting grind, but I learned a lot about myself and what I really wanted to do with my life, and eventually, my art earnings eclipsed my job earnings and I made the jump to working full-time for myself.”

The characters in David’s art remain unnamed, triggering the viewers’ imagination—they could be any one of us. “It’s less about who they were and more about that frozen moment in time—a visual altar to honor that split second.”

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Qiu Minye: My God 2013

Qiu Minye  (b. 1978, China)

Qiu Minye has found a new way of recording time by removing the identity of an image and creating the exquisite shape, life and texture. The object is floating lightly in a soft space like a song. It equals to the existence itself, which makes us sigh for the nature and thus feel the gratitude to the artist for giving us the opportunity to experience the nature

Oct 25, 2014, 16:00, Saturday
OFOTO Gallery  (Shanghai, China)
My God - Qiu Minye Photography Exhibition
More: Qiu Minye

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Red Sprite Lightning – Explosions in the Sky by Marko Korosec

These spectacular pictures show the incredible moment a rare natural phenomenon happens in the night sky. Red sprite lightning lasts only a millisecond and takes place high above a tunderstorm cloud.The breathtaking flashes of light are caused by huge electrical discharges of lightning in the sky. Marko Korosec, 32, was lucky enough to catch these sprites on camera after months of trying. Mr Korosec, from Sezana in Slovenia, took the shots whilst he was following storms in Vivaro, Italy.

Photo by Marko Korosec /Solent News/SIPA Press

Via: designyoutrust

“Sprites are large-scale electrical discharges that occur high above thunderstorm clouds, or cumulonimbus, giving rise to a quite varied range of visual shapes flickering in the night sky. They are triggered by the discharges of positive lightning between an underlying thundercloud and the ground. Sprites appear as luminous reddish-orange flashes. They often occur in clusters within the altitude range 50–90 km (31–56 mi) above the Earth’s surface. Sporadic visual reports of sprites go back at least to 1886, but they were first photographed on July 6, 1989 by scientists from the University of Minnesota and have subsequently been captured in video recordings many thousands of times. Sprites are sometimes inaccurately called upper-atmospheric lightning. However, sprites are cold plasma phenomena that lack the hot channel temperatures of tropospheric lightning, so they are more akin to fluorescent tube discharges than to lightning discharges”

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Lost Castle: Jan Stel

Located in a park near the center of Lede, Belgium, the Castle of Mesen dates back to the 17th century where it served as a home for various lords before a conversion to an industrial site. Throughout the 1800s the complex was used as a gin distillery, a tobacco factory, and a sugar refinery. In 1897 the castle was then sold to a religious order who constructed an impressive neo-gothic chapel and turned the entire facility into a boarding school.

Although it was still in use up until the 1960s, a tragic storm of abandonment, looting, and a failed attempt to designate the castle as a monument lead to a decision to demolish of the entire castle just a few years ago. Lucky for us, photographer Jan Stel of Past Glory managed to sneak inside and capture a few amazing shots before it disappears forever.

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