by Japanese embroidery artist Hiroko Kubota
Surreal Images of Faceless Men Stuck Between Two Worlds by Christopher Ryan McKenney
Photographer Christopher Ryan McKenney plays with the visibility of men in nature, masking their faces in draped cloth or removing their heads entirely. Each surreal image depicts an incomplete man who appears to be in the process of either materializing or disappearing into thin air. Mystery surrounds the figure in each frame, which can strangely be seen within a physical frame in several instances.
Though these men seem to be unrelated to one another, they share a sense of escape and a level of discomfort that keeps them hidden from sight. Deep in the remote woods, these disembodied and veiled figures are trapped somewhere in between two worlds, facing their own personal struggles. McKenney says of his image featuring a man with a lampshade over his head: “This picture represents people having ideas but covering them up in fear of failure or what other people will think.”
Embroidery on photos isn’t anything new, but Jose Ignacio Romussi has made it look absolutely terrific.
Toddler naps with his 2-month-old puppy every day.
Blogger Jessica Shyba and her family adopted an adorable 7-week-old mutt. They named him Theo. On his third day as part of their family, Theo joined Jessica and her toddler son Beau for afternoon snuggle time. Beau fell asleep and then so did Theo.The next day, he joined in the naptime ritual again. “And so began,” Shyba says, “the most organic and beautiful friendship I have ever witnessed.” Since then, every day Theo waits for Beau to fall asleep and then joins him for his two-hour snooze.
So after I posted this a while a go, I had an overwhelmingly positive response, which was a lovely surprise. I went on to develop them a little further, which you can see has turned into a little pin brooch.
As a thank you for taking interest, I would like to give one of these away…