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Portraits of Soldiers Before, During, and After War


Private Chris MacGregor, 24
Photographer Lalage Snow, who is currently based in Kabul, Afghanistan, embarked on an 8-month-long project titled We Are The Not Dead featuring portraits of British soldiers before, during, and after their deployment in Afghanistan. Similar to Claire Felicie’s series of monochromatic triptychs, Snow captures the innocent expressions of these men transformed into gaunt, sullen faces in less than a year.The three-panel juxtaposition allows the viewer to observe the physical changes a stationed soldier in a war zone goes through. Time is sped up for these men under the beating sun, amidst combat. Regardless of age, the boys that went in came back as men with experiences beyond their years. As weathered and worn as their skin or sunken in faces may appear, it’s their dilated eyes that are the most telling.Additionally, Snow’s series accompanies each triptych with quotes from each of the servicemen that gives a great deal of insight into their mental and emotional state at each given time. Sergeant Alexander McBroom’s first portrait, before deployment, features him bravely saying, “I am not worried about going out – it is my job after all.” Three months later, he is quoted as saying, “It has been an eye opener.” And, finally, another four months after, he says, “It is always that fear, that apprehension, what is going to happen if I get blown up?” Having gone through life-altering trials and warfare, it is no surprise that fear is no longer a foreign feeling to these courageous men.

Snow’s intention with the series is to not only honor their bravery by featuring them, but to also draw attention to every soldiers’ psychological transformation. She says, “It was a very personal project and stemmed from having embedded with the military on and off for 4 years in Iraq and Afghanistan and bearing witness to how many young men return as shadows of their former selves and, in many cases, with deep, psychological scars. As the body count of British servicemen killed or wounded rose and the political ramifications of the British army’s presence in Afghanistan became increasingly convoluted, more and more soldiers felt like they didn’t have a voice, or at least, weren’t being listened to. We Are The Not Dead is an attempt at giving the brave young men and women the chance to explain how it really is.”

Update: See more triptychs and read our exclusive, one-on-one interview with Lalage Snow, here.


Lance Corporal Sean Tennant, 29


Private Ben Frater, 21


Corporal Steven Gibson, 29


Second Lieutenant Struan Cunningham, 24


Private Fraiser Pairman, 21


Lance Corporal Martyn Rankin, 23


Second Lieutenant Adam Petzsch, 25


Private Jo Yavala, 28


Lance Corporal David McLean, 27


Private Sean Patterson, 19


Private Steven Anderson, 31


Sergeant Alexander McBroom, 24


Private Matthew Hodgson, 18

Lalage Snow website

Caleb Charland– Artistic Scientist Generates Electricity from Different Foods


Artistic Scientist Generates Electricity from Different Foods

Orange Battery
Back to Light is a creatively scientific series by photographer Caleb Charland that explores the naturally electrifying power of ordinary objects like fruits and loose change. The images in the series features a number of materials, including consumables readily found in one’s pantry, generating enough power to light lamps and LED lights. We had previously seen Charland light a lamp with 300 apples, but now the grocery list has expanded to include oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, pomelos, and vinegar.The ongoing photo project, which began in 2010, was initially inspired by the powerful simplicity of the potato battery. The science enthusiast explains, “By inserting a galvanized nail into one side of a potato and a copper wire in the other side a small electrical current is generated. The zinc coating on the nail gives off electrons due to the electrolyte environment within the potato. These electrons then travel along the copper wire providing the electrical voltage to illuminate a small light emitting diode. The utter simplicity of this electrical phenomenon is endlessly fascinating for me.”Additionally, Charland reflects on his own project by saying: “This work speaks to a common curiosity we all have for how the world works as well as a global concern for the future of earth’s energy sources. My hope is that these photographs function as micro utopias by suggesting and illustrating the endless possibilities of alternative and sustainable energy production.”

Charland tells us that he hopes to expand his project this summer by making “little hydro electric generators and installing them in the landscape.” Until then, the photographer is showing a selection of his works at Schneider Gallery in Chicago and has a solo show coming up at Gallery Kayafas in Boston from May 17th through June 7th.


Battery From a Single Potato


Grapefruit and Pomelo Battery


Vinegar Battery


Fruit Battery Still Life (Citrus)


Coin Battery


Electricity From a Ring of Apples


Fruit Battery with Hanging Apples


Limes and Lemons


Vinegar Batteries with Glassware and Shelf


Garage of Organic Batteries


Potato Power, LaJoie Growers LLC, Van Buren, Maine

Caleb Charland website

Digital Art – Denis Dubois


Surreal Collages Redefine Ordinary Objects in a Funny Way

Photographer, graphic designer, and digital artist Denis Dubois uses his multi-faceted skills to produce a variety of satirical illustrations. The intriguing images are filled with humorous undertones that often surreally redefine the purpose of ordinary objects. Syringes and crutches, typically used to aid people, are transformed into a form of artillery through Dubois’ cleverly composed collages.The Granville, France-based artist’s vast body of work touches on a broad range of ideas, though there are the recurring visual themes of weapons and imminent pain at the hand of inconveniently placed sharp blades or an alligator at the end of a quirky, entrapping race. In one image, there is a razor edge at the base of a violin where the chin rest is normally placed while yet another one of Dubois’ assemblages features the neck of a guitar lined with jagged razors.

A Gallery of Stunning Digital Art part 5 OF 5


Digital Art by Igor Vitkovskiy

Steampunk City

Steampunk City in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Steampunk Ships

Steampunk Ships in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Digital Art by Ken Barthelmey

Demon Lord

Demon Lord in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Hercules vs Hydra

Hercules vs Hydra in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Monster vs Hero

Monster vs Hero in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

A Gallery of Stunning Digital Art part 4


How far can the imagination of the fantasy artist go? Apparently, judging by the art we have for you today, it is limitless! So, are you looking for some inspiration? You have came to right place. Relax and enjoy this gallery:

Digital Art by Oleg Shekhovtsov

Grandfather Nurgle

Grandfather Nurgle in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Snir God of Pretence

Snir God of Pretence in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Shadow and Corrupted

Shadow and Corrupted in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Scarecrow

Scarecrow in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

The Riddler

The Riddler in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Adele

Adele in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Digital Art by Escudero

Doom Warriors

Doom Warriors in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Grey Hunters

Grey Hunters in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Spellweaver

Spellweaver in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Batallon Fenix

Batallon Fenix in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

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http://speckyboy.com/2013/03/24/a-gallery-of-stunning-digital-art/

A Gallery of Stunning Digital Art part 3 OF 5


How far can the imagination of the fantasy artist go? Apparently, judging by the art we have for you today, it is limitless! So, are you looking for some Sunday morning inspiration? You have came to right place. Relax and enjoy this gallery:

Digital Art by Thomas Wievegg

Viking

Viking in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Sci-fi Fun

Sci-fi Fun in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Arena

Arena in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

System is collapsing

System is collapsing in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Black Angel

Black Angel in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Explorers

Explorers in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Digital Art by Ferdinand Ladera

The Towers of Keilah

The Towers of Keilah in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Ibaloy Warrior

Ibaloy Warrior in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

The Town of Aldackelm

The Town of Aldackelm in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Surrender of the ashed Sanctuary

Surrender of the ashed Sanctuary in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Invasion

Invasion in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

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http://speckyboy.com/2013/03/24/a-gallery-of-stunning-digital-art/

A Gallery of Stunning Digital Art part 2 of 5


How far can the imagination of the fantasy artist go? Apparently, judging by the art we have for you today, it is limitless! So, are you looking for some inspiration? You have came to right place. Relax and enjoy this gallery:

Digital Art by Masoume Rezaei

Story of Nature

Story of nature in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Beneath the Seasons

Beneath the Seasons in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Disillusion Glance

Disillusion Glance in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Digital Art by Stanislav Novarenko

SUB-Zero

SUB-Zero in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Beatrice

Beatrice in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Shaman

Shaman in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Digital Art by Jordi Gonzalez

Pain

Pain in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Warrior

Warrior in 60 Stunning Digital Artworks from Increateble Gallery

Aztec Warrior

Via

http://speckyboy.com/2013/03/24/a-gallery-of-stunning-digital-art/

A Gallery of Stunning Digital Art part 1 of 5


How far can the imagination of the fantasy artist go? Apparently, judging by the art we have for you today, it is limitless! So, are you looking for some inspiration? You have came to right place. Relax and enjoy this gallery:

Digital Art by David Gaillet

Dragon Knight

A Walk in the Park

Baroness Frankenstein

My Beloved

The Death of Balin

Instinct

Digital Art by Daniel Vijoi

Mother Care

Kingfisher

My Ten Wheel House

Terrain Mech

Back to the Home Tree

Part 2 tomorrow

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