The Ugly Show

poetryToday I’m posting a piece I came across a while back but never got around to adding it to the site. It touches on the infamous Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged the Gulf Coast and, more notably, the city of New Orleans. I figured since I, and a lot of my friends and family, were in New Orleans when this tragedy occurred now is as good of a time as any. It is entitled The Ugly Show and comes from Black Ice, a Philadelphia poet with an epic name to say the least. (Quick shot out to my extended family from Philly……..you know I got y’all!)

Now this poem may not be for everyone and is definitely not for the faint of heart. But seeing as how I and several people I know and love went through this storm and so much after it had passed, this is just one way I can try to let them and many others know that the storm may have left, but your stories & pain will never be forgotten.

Especially with me.

Supreme Soul

(Warning: Video contains explicit lyrics)

Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Toys?

So while browsing the internet today, I came across an artist/photographer that has amazing talent and an extreme eye for detail. Depending on who you ask, some would possibly say that this isn’t fine art, and to those people I would say please reassess what fine art is exactly. Now I’m not professing to be some guru of knowing what fine art is and what art “isn’t” qualified to have this designation, but I will say his pieces should make the cut easily. Satnlov, who is also an avid toy collector, uses familiar childhood novelties in much of his works, but does so with an interesting twist of his own. Santlov‘s collection, entitled Toys R Like Us, shows off several iconic characters of animation that are hard to forget, but seeing them in this light will definitely make you remember them for another reason or two. At 3GW, creativity and boldness to step outside the box is saluted. So I definitely give love to those who do just that, and Santlov is no different. So take a look below at some of the extremely detailed and overtly artistic pieces he has done. If you’re feeling them and want to see more you can check out his Tumblr site here. And as always, I hope you learned something, and thanks for stopping by.

Supreme Soul 

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Effects of Addiction

I came across these photos while browsing the web and decided to share them since they were so captivating. Created by London-based photographer Roman SakovichHalf gives us a glimpse of the drastic visual differences that substance abuse can cause. What makes it even better is that the series was done without any use of Photoshop according to Sakovich. The transformations were accomplished with skilled costuming and makeup design rather than post picture splicing and merging. By splitting his subjects’ style choices and physical appearances straight down the middle, Sakovich presented a before and after composite image that shows the viewer two timelines—one of the addict and one of the non-user. I think that makes these images extremely creative, and are just a few reasons to bring them to 3GW. Take a look and share your thoughts.

Supreme Soul

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