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A Personal Journey Through The Navajo Nation

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A Personal Journey Through The Navajo Nation

A Personal Journey Through The Navajo Nation

A Personal Journey Through The Navajo Nation

A Personal Journey Through The Navajo Nation

via ignant.de | Photos © Evan James Atwood

Evan James Atwood is a Native American photographer and filmmaker based in Portland, Oregon. Whilst filming a short personal documentary during a two-week cultural trip through the Navajo Reservation, Atwood captured the awe-inspiring beauty of the landscape on camera. Below, he shares a few reflections on the experience of the different stages of his journey back to the land of his ancestors.
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BASILICA di SIPONTO

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BASILICA di SIPONTO

BASILICA di SIPONTO

BASILICA di SIPONTO

BASILICA di SIPONTO

via dezeen.com | photos © The Blind Eye Factory

Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi has used wire to recreate an early Christian church on an archaeological site in Siponto, a port town in southern Italy. The huge installation is located on the site of a church built in the Roman settlement between the 11th and 12th centuries, but deserted following earthquakes in the 13th century. Tresoldi, who specialises in large-scale wire sculptures, has previously created both architectural and figurative pieces for venues including the British art and music festival Secret Garden Party. But this sculpture will remain in place indefinitely.
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Field of Light

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Field of Light

Field of Light

Field of Light

Field of Light

via designboom.com | photos © Bruce Munro

Bruce Munro illuminates Australia’s vast desert landscape in a field of light

At Ayers Rock Resort in Australia, British artist Bruce Munro has installed a ‘Feld of Light’ that illuminates the vast desert landscape. Marking his largest project to date, this immersive work — the most recent in a series of monumental light-based installations — comprises more than 50,000 slender stems, crowned with frosted-glass spheres. The sculpture stretches to an area the size of four football fields just beside Uluru — the monumental sandstone monolith in the heart of the Red Centre desert. Throughout the day, the semi-transparent solar-powered spheres collect and store sunlight, coming alive by night through a network of illuminated optical fibre threads. The labyrinth of color forms pathways that lead viewers through the landscape, as well as the installation’s dynamic abyss.
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Andres Serrano on Donald Trump

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Andres Serrano on Donald Trump

via theguardian.com | Photos © Linda Nylind

Andres Serrano has a reputation for outrage, so the postcard he is holding face down against his chest as we share the closest thing London has to a New York brunch must be strong stuff. Is it a photograph of a shocking sex act, a broken body, a desecrated Christian symbol? He explains that he has never shown this picture before, but decided he had to include it in his new retrospective in Brussels. It is a portrait of Donald Trump.
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Californian Cool

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Californian Cool

Californian Cool

Californian Cool

Californian Cool

via ignant.de | Photos © Garrod Kirkwood

During a recent trip to California, British photographer Garrod Kirkwood documented the Golden State’s laid-back cool.

Working in muted tones and a minimal style, Kirkwood’s lens focusses on classic Californian motifs: skaters, basketballers, vintage cars and neon motel signs, complemented by candid portraits of locals taking it easy.
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A Road Trip Through The Californian Desert

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A Road Trip Through The Californian Desert

A Road Trip Through The Californian Desert

A Road Trip Through The Californian Desert

A Road Trip Through The Californian Desert

via ignant.de | Photos © Haruka Sakaguchi

Haruka Sakaguchi is a graphic designer/photographer currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. When she is not working out of her studio The Denizen Co., she can be found daydreaming about roadside diners and taking portraits of NYC locals. Last year saw her take a trip through the Californian desert to Joshua Tree. Speaking of the adventure, she says:

“I left home – the Californian desert – when I was 18 years old. Since then I’ve lived in the port city of Glasgow, amidst old-growth forests in Vancouver, and currently, in the bullheaded metropolis of New York. I have loved each of these cities deeply – but nothing compares to the static mystique of the High Desert.
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LACMA Acquires $40 Million ‘Big Lebowski’ House

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LACMA Acquires $40 Million 'Big Lebowski' House

LACMA Acquires $40 Million 'Big Lebowski' House

via artnet.com

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has received a sizable donation in the form of a unique, John Lautner-designed home estimated at over $40 million. The 1963 house’s gravity-defying architecture, distinctive, triangular concrete roof, and position high above Beverly Hills make it an architectural gem, but it also has a Hollywood past: it was featured in the 1998 Coen brothers hit The Big Lebowski as pornographer Jackie Treehorn’s home.
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California Dreaming: Stephanie Kloss photographs iconic mid-century homes

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California Dreaming: Stephanie Kloss photographs iconic mid-century homes

California Dreaming: Stephanie Kloss photographs iconic mid-century homes

California Dreaming: Stephanie Kloss photographs iconic mid-century homes

via dezeen.com | photos © Stephanie Kloss

German photographer Stephanie Kloss visited some of California’s iconic Mid-Century Modern homes to create this series of 1940s-inspired images.

The abundance of film stars and warm weather made California a “hot-spot for architectural experimentation” by prolific west-coast architects including Richard Neutra, John Lautner, E Stewart Williams and Albert Frey during the 1940s, 50s and 60s.
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