Facing the Foliage with @cnstzn
Inspired by Justina Blakeney’s (@justinablakeney) #facethefoliage hashtag, Turkey Instagrammer Cansu Tüzan (@cnstzn) started to bring her portraits to life. Using everyday objects including flowers, seashells, metal scraps and jewelry, the student living in Gelibolu, Çanakkale, arranges objects on her desk before creating a character. “When I travel or walk anywhere, I am trying to look for all the details. I am always looking very carefully at everything as all the dried branches, flowers and leaves help me to create new characters.”
Cansu explains how she puts together each photo. “I try to shape hair and eyes, then I realize that the portrait is starting to look at me,” she says. “After I design the portrait, I wonder where it lives or whether the face belongs to a real person. Some of my followers claim my portraits look like their friends or relatives. This feeling makes me happy, as I am dreamer and I love showing my dreams through my works.”
The marvelentertainment booth on Sunday afternoon just before San Diego Comic-con 2014 closed for another year, animated. So busy!
Takachiho Gorge, Japan (by Yasumitsu Yamanaka)
Masters of the Sand
“Sand artistry takes a long-handled shovel, a soft touch and skin that can stand up to the sun,” says Lucinda Wierenga (@sandyfeet). She would know: The Texas Instagrammer has spent the past 30 years making sandcastles for a living.
Lucinda is part of a community of artists who participate in master-level sand sculpting competitions. They travel to beaches across the United States—and sometimes, around the world—for multiday building events. Recently, Lucinda spent six weeks in Kuwait where she and 70 peers collaborated on a massive installation.
“A sand sculpture’s temporary nature is a large part of its charm,” she says, “and only world-class jerks kick down other people’s sandcastles.”
The Devil’s Rejects (2005)
Vincent and Linda Hayden in Madhouse (1974), via greggorysshocktheater.
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