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The American Dream in miniature

This looks like it is an original 1940’s postcard. A typical display of the real American dream. Lush green suburban avenues and a car for everyone. However, it is not what it seems. It’s the work of artist Michael Paul Smith, who too to recapturing scenes from his childhood in 1950’s USA… in miniature.

So no 1940’s Suburbia, but a plank, miniature cars, and the perfect angle

This guy is my new hero. I think he is awesome….

photography: Michael Paul Smith

source: messynessychic.com

Classical sculptures dressed as Instagrammers

Photographer Léo Caillard and photo editor Alexis Persani came up with a very simple, and very cool idea. They ‘dressed’ classical statues in contemporary hipster outfits. The result; the sculptures look very cool and attractive. I guess figure hugging shorts, shirts and trousers work on any type of muscular body; even a marble one.

Hipster sculpture by photographer Léo Caillard and photo editor Alexis Persani


Great photography sells a home!

In an older post I already touched the subject; how good photography sells a house. Or rather, how bad photography doesn’t! People hunting for homes usually look online first. The very first thing they see of a potential home is a picture. If that picture doesn’t immediately grab their attention, chances of them buying the house are slim. I have a hard time understanding realtors who don’t live up to this golden rule. Why would a rule that applies to groceries, cars, clothes etc not apply to what might very well be the most expensive purchase ever?

Somebody who understands this is Dennis van Duijn of O Kijk! Panografie. He specializes in panoramic photography, and puts his talents to use for presentations of homes for sale as well as museums, restaurants and hotels. A recent project he shot, a houseboat in Rotterdam, sold  within a matter of weeks after it was put on the market. I am pretty sure the presentation had something to do with it. The price, a friendly € 315.000,- might have had something to do with it too; but that’s Rotterdam for you! A similar boat in Amsterdam would have set you back an easy €150.000 more.

Nominees for the annual Bouw in Beeld photography award

Ballerinas by Paul D. Scott

The folk behind the Dutch annual photography award Bouw in Beeldprijs  have announced the ten nominees for this years edition. They have been commissioned to shoot new work within this year’s theme Back Home.

They are:

Erik Klein Wolterink
Diana Scherer
Stephan Keppel
Frank Penders
Henk Wildschut
Paul D. Scott
Elian Somers
Daan Paans
Mieke Woestenburg
Ilse Leenders

Bloemveld by Diana Scherer


The Bouw in Beeldpijs  is an annual photography award initiated by Ballast Nedam, a large Dutch construction group. the prize, a sum of Euro 10.000, is awarded by a jury consisting of photographers, architects and people from the art industries. 2010 will be the fourth year the award is presented to a talented Dutch photographer.

Each year the theme links to building in the broadest sense of the word. This can be building a house, or building on one’s self, ones relationship, community or a better world.

For more information check out their Dutch website here.