Gabriel Moreno – Smoke with People


Pavel Guzenko – Eye

Danny O’Conner – Painting

Maniac in Forty / Forty Gallery – The Shrine





Warsaw, Poland.

Luca Pierro – Photographic Portraits











First introduced us to Luca Pierro’s artistic self-portraits last year and even had the chance to interview him wherein the Italian photographer revealed his organic method to producing his highly emotive images. Rather than relying too heavily on the visual manipulation techniques acquired through post-production editing, Pierro incorporates natural materials like flour, milk, and water on set, within the frame of the shoot.

Since we last saw Pierro, appearing through clouds of flour and covered in soapy water, he has continued his expressive works, producing more amazing shots to add to his 100 Self-Portraits project. Using a variety of elements, including new ones like wool and newspapers, the photographer immerses himself in his tightly-framed environment, translating human emotions while presenting a multitude of colors, textures, and materials.

Pierro’s intentions with these series of images, as he explained to us in the past, are to link man with mother nature. The photographer himself serves as the representation of man with all of his facial expressions, visible emotions, and composition and the elements represent the earth from which they came. Even if some of the materials are man-made, they reflect man’s interaction with nature. Via MyModernMet.

Dean Crouser – Watercolor Animals









Oregon-based artist Dean Crouser produces some of the most fantastic watercolor paintings of animals. His lively renditions feature a multitude of vibrant colors that fit so perfectly, they make you rethink about the real colors typically found in these wild creatures. Crouser exhibits a truly artistic eye, mixing shades of green with reds, blues, and browns in the mane of a bear as well as an equally diverse collection of hues in his other subjects. His splashes of color invigorate his stylized wildlife portraits, adding a sense of life and personality to each painting.

There is something so inexplicably refreshing and energizing about the artist’s series of colorful works. There is a effortlessness to it and yet, simultaneously, an apparently astute attention to detail. Every brushstroke and splatter of color serves a purpose against the white backdrop. Crouser says, “I am always striving to say the most with the least and like to keep my work fast and spontaneous. My goal is to capture the beauty and simplicity of a scene that anyone can relate to.” Via MyModernMet.