Posts from — November 2009
Photographer James Griffioen left a comfy life as a securities lawyer in San Francisco to take pictures and raise his family in Detroit – what many consider the most dangerous city in America thanks to a staggering rate of 1,220 violent crimes committed per 100,000 people.
Griffioen has since spent his days walking the streets of his disintegrating hometown photographing the houses that others have long left behind. In the absence of their owners, architectural structures are slowly taken over by green matter. He calls the series of photographs Feral Houses; feral meaning “reversion to a wild state” and belonging to the dead.
November 24, 2009 No Comments 3,899 views
I can’t help but stare at these huge monster cows! Apparently, they originate in 19th century Belgium by crossing local cattle with British cattle.
The Belgian Blue cattle are gigantic bovine wonders. Their enormous size and muscle mass, sometimes called “double muscling,” is a naturally occurring mutation of the gene for myostatin, a protein that regulates muscle growth. This mutation results in accelerated lean muscle growth.
For show, they’re often shaved to show off their muscle growth.
See this video below for a little insight into their “development”. Watch as they collect the semen from one bull for artificial insemination (not kidding!)
November 20, 2009 2 Comments 23,228 views
A few selected macro photos of insects, possibly inspiration for all you fantasy artists out there…
November 19, 2009 No Comments 5,044 views
Another Coke advert featuring some lovable characters in a fictional world. Dragons and cyclops a bonus!
November 12, 2009 1 Comment 2,344 views
A superb photo series on what storm troopers do on their day off! Force-props to Stefan who created the series and uploads a new shot to Flickr every day.
November 9, 2009 2 Comments 4,939 views
Though taxidermic samples aren’t for the squeamish, artist Sabrina Brewer takes it to the next level to create compelling sculptures that mix and match dead animal parts to give “life” to creatures from fantasy.
Think griffins, unicorns and undead three-headed squirrels. If that floats your cryptozoologist boat, then have a look at her website at which you can buy your very own pair of Siamese Squirrel twins.
November 5, 2009 No Comments 4,785 views