Photographer’s choice: Our best photos of 2013
The Los Angeles Times’ photo team has gone through their extensive archives and picked out their favorite shots from the entire past year - ranging from the glam and glitter of the Academy Awards, to the bleak shadows of California prisons.
Photos: Ricardo Dearathanha, Don Bartletti, Jay L. Clendenin, Rick Loomis, Gary Friedman, Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times
Old Finnish people with things on their heads. That is all.
(OK, I lied, that is not all. These are part of a funny, gorgeous photo series by Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen called Eyes As Big As Plates, and you should look at as much of it as you possibly can.)
(Also: hat tip, so to speak, to Mr. Benjamin Birdsall.)
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Appropriate, given the weather craziness out East, with impacts stretching all the way out to LAX travelers.
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The best of October in SoCal
Once again, our readers prove their significant photographic talents with a collection of our photo team’s favorite submissions from October. If you have a picture you think could make the cut, submit it here, or on our Flickr group.
Photos: Sung Lee, Diogo Bessam, David Roberts, Skylar Aud, Lenny Lloyd De Silva, Holly Ellis
Lisa Nilsson is making bodies. In her latest show, “Connective Tissue,” the artist takes the increasingly common image of an MRI-like cross-section of a human body and recreates it with swirls of tightly wound paper under glass. Most of the images come from the Visible Human project, a research database maintained by the National Library of Medicine, along with some 19th century medical texts — so everything you see here is anatomically accurate, and each body once belonged to a living person.
For your super-freaky-Saturday-science reading pleasure.
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These amazing pieces of artwork from a series called “TaxCut” have been created entirely out of money. Chad Person an artist from California created these immense collages from hundreds of tiny pieces of American dollar bills.
One of his “Worshiping Mammon” currency mosaics was recently gifted to the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. It has been included in a show highlighting new collections. The show is on display Aug 30, 2013 – Jan 19, 2014.
The saddest dollar bear the world has ever seen.
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The changing face of the artist….
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An adorable napping baby and fairy tale backdrops
Need we say more?
Freelance artist Sioin Queenie Liao recently realized that her napping son Wengenn would make the perfect subject for a series of dream-like landscapes - just so long as he maintained his naps of course.
So how did she pull off the adorable scenes?
She would plan her scenes while caring for Wengenn and dress him for the shoot. Then wait for nap time that fortunately lasted about two hours, giving her ample time to work. Sometimes he would wake up.
When this happened, “I would simply put down my camera and play with him,” she said. “No need to rush, because the best ones were when he actually slept peacefully.”
Photos: Siqin Queenie Liao / Wengenn in Wonderland
Some genius named Jeff Bennett has unleashed the full force of the Dark Side on the Painter of Light’s treacly, bucolic world in a new series called “Wars on Kinkade.”
At the time of his death in 2012, Thomas Kinkade was the most collected living artist in America, with an estimated one in 20 homes owning one of his original paintings. Apparently this made Darth Vader very jealous and angry, so he sicked his automaton army on Kinkade’s cutesy compositions.
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Read about next week’s cover, “Reboot,” by Barry Blitt, online now: http://nyr.kr/1cufZex
Another shot across the bow of the much-maligned launch of healthcare.gov, which new documents reveal successful signed up just a handful of people in its opening day.
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