This has been a pretty rough year in terms of losing our icons, and losing them at ages that are far from what one would consider “old.” After losing George Michael, Ricky Harris and Carrie Fisher in a span of days at the tail end of the year, Twitter users are more than disappointed —…
– These paintings are individually numbered and signed by him, and all of them are unique because of the technique that he uses: he paints them with the hand and he creates the color right before putting them on the paper, and after each painting he recreates a new color so there is no repetition. Also, the balloons all have different forms, not only because they are made by hand but also because they reflect the mood that he has in that particular moment: sometimes they are smaller, bigger, and they have a lot of variety in form.
– In December 2012 he made a stop-motion video in the street in London, asking the people to hold a balloon for a minute and he photographed them and created a video. (See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOCiGMRvC3U) This video had a lot of positive feedback, so later he decided to create an other video but this time involving the people around the world. For this new video he received photos from a lot of countries and the video became very popular (see it here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfjsvVggORU). This video made him realise how differently we see every scene with the balloon, because the balloon changes the prospectives and these photos become portraits. This inspired him to start the project ‘Portraits’ in December 2013, which he ran for one year.
– Portraits became also very popular, he received thousand of photos from around the world. You can see the evolution of the project on the facebook page that he dedicated to the project: https://www.facebook.com/IMPREINTofficial and also all the photos uploaded here: http://portraitsbyimpreint.tumblr.com/
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to the crash site in the French Alps, where a Germanwings Airbus 320 went down with 150 people on board.
« It’s a moment of great sorrow, » Merkel said in the wake of Germanwings Flight 4U9525 crash Tuesday morning on its way from Barcelona, Spain to Dusseldorf, Germany.
She said Germany, Spain and France are all in « deep mourning » for the victims of the disaster.
French President Francois Hollande said it was « a tragedy on our soil » and warned it’s not likely anyone survived.
Je veux exprimer aux familles des victimes de cet accident aérien toute ma solidarité. C’est un deuil, une tragédie.
— François Hollande (@fhollande) March 24, 2015
(Translation: I want to express my full solidarity to the families of the victims of the air accident. It is a mourning, a tragedy.)
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Sometimes it seems that half the reason people travel these days is to Instagram the trip (and make others jealous,#wishyouwerehere).
Now, Inside Facebook (Facebook owns Instagram) has released the list of the most-Instagrammed places around the world. While Disneyland is still tops, there are five international locations this year compared to last year’s two. And New York baseball fans, get snapping next season – Dodger Stadium in L.A. is beating Yankee Stadium in the Bronx by seven places.