by jamie beck

so you are telling me that this beauty queen

is gonna be this little shit’s 

space computer nerd girlfriend? and it’s gonna be implicit that they have been doing the do in zero gravity?????

BRING IT ON

My Playlist - September 2015

Foals – Mountain At My Gates

The Strokes – Welcome To Japan

Jack Garrat – Worry

Radiohead – Give Up The Ghost

Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight

Fossil Collective – Let It Go

The Strypes – Eighty-Four

Balkan Beat Box – Dancing With The Moon

Jamie xx ft. Romy – Loud Places

Bon Iver – re:stacks

Editors – Life Is A Fear

AWOLNATION – Jailbreak

Tame Impala – The Moment

The Last Internationale – Wanted Man

Barefoot And The Shoes – If I’m Getting Old

The Cat Empire – Qué Será Ahora

Beck – Dream

Gavin James – For You

The National – Sunshine On My Back

Atlas Genius – Stockholm

Baio - The Names

Frank Turner – The Next Storm

Lost Frequencies – Reality

Muse – Mercy

Plants and Animals – The End of That

The Royal Concept – Smile

Caribou – Can’t Do Without You

Django Django – First Light

The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face

Balthazar – Last Call

Stromae – quand c’est?

Catfish and the Bottlemen - Homesick

The Vaccines - 20/20

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Celebrate Your Lands with Beautiful Wyoming Photography! 

This is the second year BLM Wyoming has held an employee photo contest. Photos taken on public lands are in four categories: Scenic, Wildlife, Recreation and Employees at Work. View all the spectacular photos on BLM Wyoming’s Flickr.

In celebration of the magical arts, Witch Weekly is featuring its third artistic series at the end of the month. Today, we hop across the pond to the United States to feature the work of Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg. As our previous two artists were a digital painter and an urban tagger/muralist, Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg turn back towards the more original of wizarding art - as they are photographers.

Though photographs are as common place as the pages of the Daily Prophet, Beck and Burg use their photographs to focus not on the foreground, but on the beauty in the background. While most photographs are full of life - of the subject and the background alike - Beck and Burg petrify the subjects of their photos in order to shift the focus of the eyes. This detail of their work at once draws the viewer into the full scene of the photograph, but also stills them in their gaze.

Magical critics have praised and jeered at the static elements of their photography due to its resemblance to muggle photography. Yet Beck and Burg brush the criticism off as they assert that it was only with the MUGGLE invention of the camera that the magical world was able to reappropriate the artform. Their work with both a birth of something new and a celebration of something old.

Come back tomorrow for our final featured artist of the month!