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Winners of the 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest

Pulled from nearly 10,000 entries, the winners of the 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest highlight both the beauty of living beings and the destruction that they can cause.

Photos were submitted to three categories—PlacesWildlife, and People—with the top award going to a haunting photo titled Unreal.

The image, shot by flight instructor and concert violinist Jassen Todorov, is an aerial view of a graveyard of vehicles located in the middle of California’s Mojave Desert.

Below some of the winners:

“Unreal” by Jassen Todorov. Grand Prize Winner. First place, Places. Thousands of Volkswagen and Audi cars sit idle in the middle of California’s Mojave Desert. Models manufactured from 2009 to 2015 were designed to cheat emissions tests mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Following the scandal, Volkswagen recalled millions of cars. By capturing scenes like this one, I hope we will all become more conscious of and more caring toward our beautiful planet.”

“Heart” Climber by Jimmy S.

“Flying at the Crossing” by Pim Volkers. First place, Wildlife.

“Embearassed” by Taylor Thomas Albright

“Discovering The Hidden Face Of Yucatán” by Guillaume Néry

“A New Challenge” by Alessandra Meniconzi

“At The End Of The Rainbow” by Joshua Galicki

“An Overcrowded Train Journey” by Noor Ahmed Gelal

“A New Look” by Alison Langevad. Third place, Wildlife.

“Love of Life” by Avishek Das. Third place, People.

“Uhhs & Ahhs” by Lilian Koh

“Baby Teeth” by Yaron Schmid. People’s Choice, Wildlife

“Road to Ruin” by Christian Werner. Third place, Places.

“Enduring Spirit” by Derek Jerrell

Stunning!

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AQUAMAN: The First Reactions Are in!

My man! Aquaman may still be just under a month away from washing over theatres, but it’s been screening for members of the media, and while full reviews aren’t allowed yet, they’ve been given the clear to share some non-spoilery thoughts.

And good news DC fans, it sounds like it’s gonna be a wet and wild ride.

While not as effusive as, say, first reactions to Wonder Woman, these are pretty positive! It’s good to hear that DC has a second hit on its hands after Justice League

I’m happy that something as fantastically weird and majestic as Aquaman hits at last the big screen. And those colourful posters, my god, Black Manta is just PERFECT!

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta

Amber Heard as Princess Mera

Patrick Wilson as King Orm

Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus

December 21 needs to come fast. I CANNOT wait! 

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Everyday Objects Become Spectacular Spaceship Designs

Here I am, failing at keeping my blog updated.

Sorry, I’m an old vampire and I spent my day off doing vital stuff like seen my accountant (read: the most important man in my life) and assorted serious stuff. Later in the afternoon I just slept the many hours I don’t the other 5 days of the week.

Now at night I’m fully awake and motivated again. So here we go…

Software engineer & artist Eric Geusz’s work is proof that inspiration is everywhere around us. For quite some time now, Eric has been transforming common household objects into spectacular spaceship designs, and they’re completely out of this world.

From a can opener to a game controller, everything can be a rocket in Eric’s mind.

Very imaginative! It’s so cool how he can “see” the spaceship in everyday objects.

On a personal note, I tend to see shapes and faces on my ceiling, trees, and assorted surfaces. But I’m a creep with dark tendencies. So, nevermind.

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Japanese Art Students Do Halloween

Sandwiched between Tokyo and Yokohama, Kawasaki is a Japanese city famous for its heavy industry, open air folk museum, and… one of the biggest and most colorful Halloween celebrations in the country.

This year, body paint artist and SFX makeup wizard Amazing Jiro has delegated his students to the 22nd annual Halloween parade in the city of Kawasaki.

About 2,000 people marched the streets wearing their costumes while 120,000 excited spectators took pictures and videos of the spooky crowd.

However, none stood out as much as Amazing Jiro’s 6 students.

Together, they dressed up as some of the world’s most famous artworks and their effort won the main prize of the event, the Pumpkin Award, as well as 500,000 yen (about $4,400).

The chosen artworks were Elías García Martínez’s Ecce Homo (Behold the Man,)  Pablo Picasso’s The Weeping Woman, Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, Vincent van Gogh’s self-portrait, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, and Edvard Munch’s The Scream. 

And below some of the other participants as well:

Japan = Super freakin cool!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Oh Halloween! My favourite day of the year. Everyone’s happy. 

By day, kids wearing costumes to go to school. And by night, LOTS of adults and party people ruling the streets as zombies, super heroes, bananas, movie characters or simply with their best trashy hooker number. It’s a wonderful day!

Halloween is the only time of the year I love to go out and party. I don’t know about your cities but here in Montreal Halloween is pretty epic.

In fact, here are 7 things that will only happen In Montreal on Halloween:

1. Not have to pay for coat check at the end of October because your costume is too amazing to ruin it with a coat, even if you risk to catch hypothermia.

2. Be able to choose fishnets as a viable outfit option and not have cars try and call you over because everyone kind of looks like a prostitute on Halloween.

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3. Stroll down in nothing but lingerie because you’re going to the Rocky Horror Picture Show annual party.

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4. Be able to wear animal ears you bought at the Dollar Store and call it a “costume” because, SO FETCH!

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5. Straight dudes (heteros) wearing dresses outside of the gay village because, Halloween is perfect to be in touch with your feminine side.

6. Get glitter in your underwear and not question a thing.

7. Waiting to get into gay clubs for 40 minutes freezing your ass out and not really minding because, you know that no one does Halloween like the gays.

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Now if you excuse me, I’ll be back later ’cause I have plenty to do before my Halloween date tonight. A hottie with candy.

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN you guys!

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She Finally Did Something Right

I’m not a BeYawnCe fan, but I may become one after her Halloween tribute to LEGEND Toni Braxton.

Bey channeled Toni Braxton circa 1993 for her Halloween costume this year, which she shared with her fans on Instagram. And to no one’s surprise (because bitches are just crazy,) the “Bey-Hive” is having a freak-out.

Yonce recreated Toni’s self-titled album cover, Toni Braxton (which by the way celebrated 25th Anniversary this year) by wearing a short pixie wig, a fitted white tank, high-waisted jeans, a leather jacket and chain belt like Toni’s look.

The only change? Instead of reading Toni Braxton on the album cover, Beyoncé changed the lettering to Phoni Braxton because she would never be as unique as Toni.

TONI BRAXTON is one of those singers with UNIQUE voices that you can easily recognise.

Unique as Amy WinehouseEartha kitt and Shirley Bassey. Unique as Faye Wong, Mylene Farmer, or Monica Naranjo.

Well done Beyonce, this is how you educate this generation of Reggaeton, Cardi Whatevers and assorted ignorance they call “artists” and “music”.

And to Miss Toni Braxton, THANK YOU for all the amazing records! 

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Lip Art

Los Angeles-based makeup artist and photographer Vlada Haggerty is one creative mind who showcases the power of makeup with her incredible lip art.

Each opulent look is jaw-dropping gorgeous, and often adorned with metallic gloss, glittering sequins, and dazzling gems.

Haggerty is clearly a master of lip art, with a growing portfolio of museum-worthy looks.

From individually placed sequins to hand-painted motifs, each haute couture look showcases the artist’s incredible skills and boundless imagination.

One particular “Liquid Gold” dripping lip gloss look proved so popular that it resulted in a legal battle between Haggerty and Kylie Jenner Kardashian.

Haggerty posted the iconic image on her Instagram profile in May 2015, but strikingly similar images later showed up on the packaging of Kylie Cosmetics’ famous “lip kits.” Jenner isn’t the only one who was accused of stealing Haggerty’s work. The independent makeup artist is currently in the process of suing fashion brand Guess for allegedly using her trademarked “Liquid Gold” look on one of its t-shirts.

Vlada’s lips are a delicious work of art! 

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