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Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze

Polar Vortex 2014 by Kevin Roche

Polar Vortex 2014 by Kevin Roche

This year, Angel Pagan Jersey Chicago has been bitterly cold and dangerous as temperatures dropped to lowest within 48 hours due to a distorted polar vortex. The landscape were turned to ice and the Lake Michigan shore has been transformed into an Arctic wonderland the locals are calling CHIBERIA.

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Scotch Tape Selfies: Newest Trend On Facebook

Scotch Tape Selfies: Newest Trend On Facebook

Scotch Tape Selfies: Newest Trend On Facebook

People have begin wrapping their faces in scotch tape in what is probably the newest and weirdest trend on Facebook. After wrapping their faces up with clear tape and funnily distorting features, they take a selfies and share it with their friends.

“Sellofie” was first heard in 2012 when Wes Naman, an artist, had the same idea of taking portraits of people whose faces had been distorted with scotch tape. His photos have higher qualities and are not selfies, but the idea was all the same. Now, it has spread as a selfie trend. The 21-year-old Brighton University student Lizzie Durley started the Sellotape Selfie Facebook page after laughing at a scene in Yes Man in which Jim Carrey wrapped his own face. Now, her Facebook page has more than 120,000 likes and receives hundreds of submissions from enthusiastic selfie-takers every day.

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Infra by Richard Mosse

Infra by Richard Mosse

Infra by Richard Mosse

Richard Mosse‘s photography project Infra uses a type of infrared color film called Kodak Aerochrome, an obsolete military surveillance technology, to investigate ongoing conflict in the Republic of Congo.

The Kodak Aerochrome was originally created to detect targets for aerial bombing. It renders foliage of hues of lavender, pink and crimson. The result is Mosse’s surrealistic photographic depiction of the ongoing war and it is enhanced by the use infrared technology and distorted result.

This project highlights the complexity of the region’s violence. Mosse’s images of Eastern Congo’s civil war is as shocking and complex as the conflict it seeks to understand.

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This is Not Pornography by Paul Smith

This is Not Pornography by Paul Smith

This is Not Pornography by Paul Smith

At first glance, you would think that this photography project is pornography, but it is not. In this series, photographer Paul Smith chose to explore the new frontier of the digital aesthetic, depicting fantasy in contrast to reality. He combined the elements of pornography into a forms that is slightly deviates from reality.

The title gives us what Smith intends this work to communicate. “This is not a pornography” is not just a title but also a statement. The most common definition of pornographic image is to stimulate erotic rather than aesthetic reactions. The distortions and violent nature of some of these images intends to have a rebarbative effect rather than erotic.

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