A right whale photographed near the Valdes Peninsula, off the coast of Argentina, by Justin Hofman. He used an SLR camera and an underwater video camera, getting as close to the curious, quiet, and shy animals as he could.
Even though the image shows a frightful size comparison, right whales are among the gentlest creatures on Earth and are endangered because of human activities.


Jeroen Hofman


1 & 2. Forensic weapon analysis, Training day at Ossendrecht Policeacademy

3. Using forensic stepping plates a forensic investigator has made his way to the victim. In this simulated crime scene every detail of the victim is captured in 3D with a handheld 3D scanner. The Politieacademie in Apeldoorn has an indoor facility consisting of several rooms which simulates a real home

4. Forensic investigator in training stepping out of a crime scene at the ‘Silent WItness’ facility which is located inside a large hall at The Politieacademie in Apeldoorn. This is the front door to the complex consisting of several rooms in which crime scenes are realistically simulated.

5. Under the guidance of a coroner, students are taught how to perform a medical/forensic inspection. All of the 'corpses’ are in fact actors who’ve been made to look like dead bodies.What at first glance would appear to be a head wound in this picture is actually the result of this 'corpse’ having laid in a pool of blood.

6. Man with a knife in his back

7. Under the guidance of a coroner, students are taught how to perform a medical/forensic inspection. All of the 'corpses’ are in fact actors who’ve been made to look like dead bodies. Students in this picture are taught how to photographically document a victim under the guidance of a forensic medical expert.

8. Students are taught how to photographically document a victim under the guidance of a forensic medical expert.

9. Students of The Police Academy learning how to collect fingerprints from prepared specimens. Real human hands are used here at The Academic Medical Centre (AMC) in Amsterdam. The hands are from people who have donated their remains to science.

10. After the excavation of the body the entire crime scene is meticulously photographed and documented with a 3D scanner.


Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman (previously featured here) is delighting the world once again with one of his gigantic animal sculptures. This colossal white bunny rabbit, Hofman’s take on the lunar rabbit from Chinese folklore, was just unveiled in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan for the Taoyuan Land Art Festival. The enormous bunny is made of waterproof paper, styrofoam and wood and measures 25.3 meters (83 feet) long. He lounges happily against the side of an old aircraft hanger in the middle of farmland, watching the clouds pass overhead.

[via Kotaku and The Telegraph]


justin hofman photographs a southern right whale and her calf in the protected warm breeding and birthing waters off argentina’s peninsula valdez.

“i had the opportunity to dive with a few whales and it changed me forever,” hofman said. “being in the water with a whale is the most humbling experience i’ve ever had underwater.”

the whales are powerful, and hofman, weary of the mother becoming defensive around her calf, kept his distance. but as time went on, the whales, who are actually quite gentle and inquisitive, eventually approached him.

(hofman notes that despite what many have assumed, the first image is a single photo and not a composite of two.) see also: brian skerry swimming with southern right whales


Renown Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman (previously featured here) continues to make the world a more whimsical place with his extraordinary large-scale animal sculptures. His latest piece is this awesome floating hippopotamus, a follow-up to his famous giant Rubber Duck (that’s still on a floating world tour). Called the HippopoThames, the gargantuan wooden creature is in London for Totally Thames, a month-long celebration of the River Thames all along its 42 London miles, hosted by the Thames Festival Trust.

Hofman’s giant hippo is made of overlapping wood panels constructed on a river barge and measures 21 meter (~69 feet) long. He’s got huge painted eyes, large (yet adorable) pink ears and nostrils and seems perfectly content to float in the river.

‘The purpose of setting my sculptures in the public domain has always been to give members of the public a break from their daily routines, to inspire conversation and to cause astonishment.’ Hofman describes ‘I hope the location of my sculpture will inspire passers-by to engage with its surrounding area of Nine Elms on the South Bank, and to discover the various other events within the Totally Thames programme celebrating London’s river.’

The HippopoThames is currently floating on the South Bank of the river in the Nine Elms district, where he’ll be until September 28, 2014.

Click here for timelapse video of the construction of the HippopoThames.

[via designboom, The Telegraph and Totally Thames]

Powinnaś być dla niego ostoją, dać mu oddech i swobodę, wtedy kiedy tego potrzebuje. Znajdź sobie zajęcie, jeśli on chce się przytulić to to zrób, bez pytań. Pogłaszcz go po włosach, pocałuj, zrób herbaty i włącz film. Przeczytaj mu artykuł, który go zainteresuje, zaproponuj spacer albo po prostu powiedz, że znikasz w kuchni/idziesz do koleżanki. Nie duś go, nie przyciskaj, nie zagadaj na śmierć. Zostaw furtkę otwartą tak, żeby mógł wrócić, kiedy zechce. Porozmawiać, pocałować. Masz być partnerką, przyjacielem, nie toksyczną babą, która nie pozwoli na chwilę oddechu. Jeśli jesteś „w nadmiarze” to to się skończy. Nie zapieraj się rękami i nogami, nie truj dupy o byle gówno. Bądź jego chwilą wytchnienia. Niech na Twoich kolanach znajdzie ukojenie dla zszarganych nerwów.
—  Paulina Hofman