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Pieter Hugo


Photography by South African Pieter Hugo, from two absolutely stunning series called "The Hyenas and Other Men" and "Nollywood"... small slices of Nigerian life that I never even knew existed. A little bit about each series (via Dangerous Minds)...

"In the series “The Hyenas and Other Men,” Hugo documents the Gadawan Kura’ (hyena handlers/guides) who live in the shanty towns of Lagos, Nigeria and make a living by performing on the streets with hyenas that they’ve captured in the wild. 

In the series "Nollywood", Hugo evokes aspects of Nigerian films in haunting photographs that recreate the surreality of cultures intermingling - Hollywood pop iconography (particularly horror imagery) mashed-up with Africa’s long and deep traditions of myth-making."









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Nick Waterhouse - Some Place



Some more Nick Waterhouse for your ear/eyeballs. My man-crush on this guy is escalating day by day... I saw him and his 10 piece band play the album launch of his debut LP Time's All Gone and they absolutely killed it. Definitely a must-have album of 2012!

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Peter Brings The Shadow To Life



A really great video by Joe Pease that makes the shadow of the skater the main star of this one. It's quite hypnotic watching the shadow's form change and perform tricks so effortlessly.

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Holes Drilled Through Studio Wall



The title of this piece by James Nizam is fairly self-explanatory, but it's absolutely beautiful. Check out more pieces from his "Trace Heavens" series here.

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Here We Go Magic - How Do I Know


Fantastically weird video for "How Do I Know" by Here We Go Magic, from their latest LP A Different Ship. Directed by Sean Pecknold.

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William Miller's Damaged Polaroids


Photojournalist William Miller bought an old Polaroid SX-70 instant camera at a local yard sale. After a few snaps he realised that the camera was malfunctioning, but instead of tossing it in the nearest river he began to take an interest in the way the camera turned normal shapes and colours and spewed them out into a series of abstract, sprawling landscapes. Below are some of the beautiful images from his Ruined Polaroids series.






Via It's Nice That

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Luis Dourado - Departure


Some really simple but beautiful digital manipulations by Portuguese artist Luis Dourado.

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Sunless '97 - Body Weather



I'm really enjoying this tune by London duo Sunless '97. There's a lot to take in (synths! saxes! steel drums!) but it has a really great laid back party vibe. Looking forward to hearing more from these guys.

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Cornelia Konrads


German artist Cornelia Konrads creates gravity-defying site-specific installations in public spaces and gardens around the world. Stacked objects like logs, fences, and doorways appear to be suspended in mid-air, giving the beautiful illusion of weightlessness amongst nature.

Via Colossal

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Lars Musschoot


Lars Musschoot surfs Norway. Coldness ensues.

Via Booooooom

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