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Not stills from Katsuhiro Otomu’s animated scifi Akira but, rather, digitally manipulated and colour graded nighttime portraits of Tokyo by Masashi Wakui.

The amateur photographer and Tokyo resident’s incredibly rich, filmic style has attracted a legion of fans and would-be imitators.

More of his work here.

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16″ x 20″ giclée fine art portraits of five famous directors with elements of their respective oeuvres:Hitchcock, Kubrick, Scorsese, Lynch, Burton, or Tarantino available (signed by artist Julian Rentzsch in limited editions of 200 prints) from Stellavie for €90 each.

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Jane Fogarty, of PawPawPawPaw, writes:

I know you don’t normally do this but I’m a young Dublin based artist and was hoping that you could promote my new venture into illustration. It came from a love of all pawed and non-pawed creatures. A nice gift for the animal lover in your life. They are vector images drawn on a graphics pad using Adobe Illustrator and printed on high quality paper. I would like to offer a free illustration to one of your readers. Personalised Pet Portrait Prize goes to a pet-owning reader with the most heart-tugging reason for needing a portrait of their pet..Just complete this sentence:

I really badly need a portrait of my pet owing to____________________________________

Lines MUST Close at 12 NOON 2.15pm

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Update:

The winner is Claire: “I got my lad 11 years ago and have been without him for 3 now. After a good friend and my Granny passed away in the one week, my mam decided it would be a real comfort and I was elated that the petitions I had left around my gaf as a kid, pleading for one had come to fruition. It was the only thing I ever really wanted as a kid, and the one thing I was proud to introduce and say was all mine. He was the most loyal,placid,and compassionate fella. He was the one person that was always there regardless, sharing garlic cheese chips together at 4 in the morning,or just licking my face when I wasn’t myself. He was my best pal and carrying him in my arms lifeless and limp with his big brown eyes just about hanging in there, knowing he wasn’t coming home, was heartbreaking. He gets a mention in my house daily because he was so integral and such a character. One of these would look lovely in our kitchen for Buddy :)”

Thanks all.

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Experimental typography by Peter Strain.

Above: Murray, Odenkirk, Stipe, Gleeson (from Calvary though, [thanks Khanfred], inexplicably surrounded by Father Ted quotes), Darko.

More here

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From LA-based artist and animator Lili Chin’s Dogs Of The World series – a project started in 2008 to help fund the Boston Buddies dog charity. for whom she’s already raised over $13,000 with 800 portraits.

View the rest here.

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Audrey Hepburn (1929 – 1993): actress, humanitarian, icon, cutie-pie extraordinaire.

Above: with Albert Finney on the set of Two for the Road (1967); New York 1967; a publicity still for Breakfast at Tiffanys (1961); chilling with her pet deer, Pippin; making a chocolate cake; being gorgeous (x3) and a portrait from 1988, aged 59.

MORE: 21 impossibly Charming (And Rare) Photos Of Audrey Hepburn (Best Movies By Farr)

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Hobby Buddies – a photo series by Swiss photographers Ursula Sprecher and Andi Cortellini featuring like-minded members of various clubs posing together.

Above: The St. Brandan Scout Section; BDSM Regular’s Table; the Poodle Club; Slot Racing Club; HB9BS Ham Radio Club; Merriment Pipe-Smokers’ Club; Dintefisch Diving Club; Train Club; Naked Projects [redacted]; the Orchid Club and the Swiss Garrison (Serving the 501st Legion).

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View the complete gallery (including the scandalous nudie one) here

 

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Another side of the work of celebrated American war photographer Robert Capa, currently on display at New Yorks’s Governor’s Island as part of an exhibition by the International Centre Of Photography.

Better known for his black and white images of the Normandy landings and the Spanish Civil War, Capa also worked with colour film from 1941 to his untimely death in 1954, recording – among other things – intimate portraits of artists, writers and actors in the 40s and 50s.

Above: Pablo Picasso and his son Claude at Vallauris in France; Ernest Hemingway and his son Gregory at Sun Valley, Idaho and Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre on the set of Beat the Devil, at Ravello in Italy.

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