No, I haven't died. Just been incredibly busy and finally have a day off.
Is there anything I love more than cupcakes?, you might ask...well, there's a lot of things, but not today. Check out this editorial shoot by Will Cotton, starring Elle Fanning (she's made an appearance on the blog before). This shoot is so right on so many levels. Like...I just can't. It's pushing all my blog buttons: fashion, food, and art.
For his photo series, Broken Flowers, Jon Shireman soaks blooms in liquid nitrogen before using a spring-loaded contraption to slam them into a surface, causing them to shatter. These orchids are just one gorgeous example. (via)
These photographs by Frederic Fontenoy are of blood and milk mixing together. Yep. It actually makes a whole lot of sense when you think about the differing consistencies of those two fluids: one sticky and slightly coagulated, the other considerably less so. They duel together nicely, taking turns giving way, their colors blending so beautifully, or not blending at all. And for the record (oh, you better believe I checked), yes, blood is thicker than milk.
certain birds, you'll understand the fascination here. It's so easy to get dark when there are wings involved, and you really see that in this photography series, Pigeons by Imke Klee. Did you know pigeons came in this many gorgeous colors? I sure didn't. Seriously though, check out the full set.
This time last year, in this post specifically, I was complaining about the heat...oh how silly I was. I wish I could slap 2011-fourth-of-July-Michaela in the face. I bet it was like, 80 or something. As I'm writing this, it's the midnight before, and it's still 83 degrees outside, so... yeah.
Happy fourth of July to those of you in the States (and elsewhere!). Enjoy these pictures of food by Joey Armstrong. Not particularly Independence Day-themed, but it sure is making me hungry. That first pic? Pulled Pork Pancakes. You're welcome.
Audrey Corregan's bird-centric photography series, Obviously. But maybe I was getting somewhere with the whole faces conversation: even with their backs turned to camera, they have such a power. A quiet defiance deserving of my fear.
You know I love the original, but this new iteration on the series by Alberto Seveso, called a Due Colori, is so beautiful it's giving me heart palpitations. The high-speed photographs of ink mixing in water, this time with two dueling colors instead of one, are another hit for the Italian photographer and graphic designer. They remind me so much of the blanket octopus (google it, it's a stunning animal), with their organic, unpredictable dance.