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Benjamin von Wong: “Mermaids hate plastic”

Benjamin von Wong: “Mermaids hate plastic”

Mermaid masterpiece! Photographer captures stunning images of mythical sea creatures to highlight impact plastic bottles have on the ocean

  • Canadian photographer Benjamin Von Wong has created an incredible series of environmental images
  • The artist pictured a mermaid inside a sea of 10,000 plastic bottles for his ‘mermaids hate plastic’ campaign 
  • By 2050 it’s estimated oceans will have more plastic than fish and he hopes to raise awareness for their health
  • By 2050 it’s estimated oceans will have more plastic than fish and he hopes to raise awareness for their health

By the year 2050 it’s estimated there will be more plastic than fish in the sea.

And so, in a determined effort to change that, one international photographer is using a mythical creature of the ocean to lead the fight.

Benjamin Von Wong from Quebec, Canada, hopes mermaids will help teach people about the damage being done to the earth by plastic bottles.

Canadian photographer Benjamin Von Wong has produced an incredible photoshoot using mermaids to show how damaging plastic is to the ocean

The Canadian artist used 10,000 plastic bottles to create his photography masterpiece

The Canadian artist used 10,000 plastic bottles to create his photography masterpiece

Over an amazing series of photographs Mr Von Wong mixes the mermaid's beauty with the stark reality of the toll plastic bottles are taking on the ocean

Over an amazing series of photographs Mr Von Wong mixes the mermaid’s beauty with the stark reality of the toll plastic bottles are taking on the ocean

Currently in Australia, the photographer is spruiking a recent shoot showcasing the mythical creature drowning in a sea of plastic – proving how much ‘mermaids hate plastic’.

The end result was an incredible series of pictures, mixing the mermaid’s beauty with the stark reality of the toll plastic bottles are taking on the ocean.

‘I think this is my proudest showcase,’ Mr Von Wong told Daily Mail Australia.

Among the different scenes made by Mr Von Wong was this photo of a mermaid inside a water droplet

Among the different scenes made by Mr Von Wong was this photo of a mermaid inside a water droplet

Mr Von Wong (pictured left) received a delivery of 10,000 plastic bottles from an American waste company

Mr Von Wong (pictured left) received a delivery of 10,000 plastic bottles from an American waste company

Inside a warehouse in the United States, Mr Von Wong and an army of volunteers set out to create a mermaid wonderland with 10,000 plastic bottles

Inside a warehouse in the United States, Mr Von Wong and an army of volunteers set out to create a mermaid wonderland with 10,000 plastic bottles.

Over three days the team set up a variety of dynamic photoshoots, carefully sorting bottles to create the mermaid masterpiece.

‘It took 25 people two days to clean the 10,000 plastic bottles,’ Mr Von Wong said.

See How it was done

“Tell the superhero inside you to come out and play.”

Benjamin Von Wong, Photographer and Visual Engineer

 

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Publicado por en agosto 24, 2017 en Art, Nature, Photography

 

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A bear called Paddington

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The author Michael Bond pass away at aged 91 last 28 June. He was the creator of the beloved children’s character Paddington Bear.

Michael Bond published his first book, A Bear Called Paddington, about the marmalade-loving bear from deepest, darkest Peru, in 1958.

The author, born in Newbury, Berkshire, in 1926, kept writing until his death. His most recent Paddington story, Paddington’s Finest Hour, was published in April.

His daughter, Karen Jankel said: “For him, writing was his life. It was wonderful he could continue writing until the end,” she said. “Because … Paddington and his other characters were so real to him, he became alive to everybody else.”

“You can tell just by reading his books what a lovely person he was. I never came across anybody who disliked my father. He was one of those people that people instinctively warmed to and he was as funny as a person and delightful as he was in his writing and as a father.”

Michael Bond created an endering and memorable character full of enthusiasm and optimism. His an icon of children’s fiction. Paddington is the Peruvian immigrant bear quirkiest but emotionally real children’s characters.

As well as Paddington, Bond created characters including Olga da Polga and A Mouse Called Thursday along with a series of novels for adults, featuring the detective Monsieur Pamplemousse.

More than 35m Paddington books have been sold worldwide, spawning toys, TV programmes and most recently the films.

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Good memories with Paddington in London. Copyright: Pilar Gallardo

Ann-Janine Murtagh, HarperCollins’s executive publisher of children’s books, said: “I feel privileged to have been Michael Bond’s publisher – he was a true gentleman, a bon viveur, the most entertaining company and the most enchanting of writers.

“He will be for ever remembered for his creation of the iconic Paddington, with his duffel coat and wellington boots, which touched my own heart as a child and will live on in the hearts of future generations. My thoughts and love are with his wife, Sue, and his children, Karen and Anthony.”

A huge thank you to Michael Bond for this sweet and wonderful legacy.
Michael Bond with his most famous creation, Paddington Bear.
 
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Publicado por en julio 20, 2017 en Art, Books

 

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Ibuki Satsuki Art

Ibuki Satsuki is a Chinese ilustrator. I just discovered the art of Ibuki and it looks really beautiful. It has a special magic to capture emotions in watercolors. I hope you like it.
Thanks to @NormanLeopard  for showing me her art.

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The beautiful Illustrated works of Ibuki Satsuki can be found on Weibo.
 
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Publicado por en julio 19, 2017 en Art, Ilustration

 

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Sculptor Lisa Toms Dreams Up Creatures that Don’t Live in Our World

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Spanish sculptor Isabel Tomás (aka Lisa Toms) dreams up creatures that don’t live in our world. Based in La Sénia, Spain, the artist was just featured by Instagram’s official account where one of her creations received over 2 million likes. Isabel adds:

“My greatest source of inspiration is nature itself, not just animals and plants. I like to imagine how they’d behave, where they’d live, what they’d eat and other details, as if they were a real animal.”

 

Isabel designs, produces, sews, paints and varnishes all her creatures, which can be an arduous process since she does everything by hand, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Her artworks can be found for sale through Etsy store (but they sell out fast). You can also find her most recent creations at the links below.

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Publicado por en mayo 24, 2017 en Art, Sculpture

 

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The dreamlike illustrations by Nicoletta Ceccoli

The dreamlike illustrations by Nicoletta Ceccoli

Nicoletta Ceccoli is an Italian artist who is known for her richly detailed, dreamlike work. She was born in and remains in the Republic of San Marino. She studied animation at the Institute of Art in San Marino, Italy. She has illustrated many books, most recently published is Cinderella. Her work has been exhibited and sold internationally.Her works are very rich in details, and filled with Dreamy like atmosphere and an always new Scope, even in old classic tales.

Hope you like them.

Website:

http://www.nicolettaceccoli.com/

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Publicado por en mayo 22, 2017 en Art, Ilustration

 

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Florence & The Machine: ‘Queen Of Peace ‘

It has been a long time without being here. Maybe a good way to get back is with music. Hope you like it.

Queen of Peace” is a song by English indie rock band Florence and the Machine from their third studio album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (2015). It was written by Florence Welch and Markus Dravs, and produced by the latter. The song was released on 21 August 2015 as the album’s third single.

A 10-minute double-feature music video for “Queen of Peace” and “Long and Lost”, another track from How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, was directed by Vincent Haycock and premiered on 27 July 2015. The short film is a part of a larger series of music videos centered on Welch and the storyline it creates known as The Odyssey.

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Thanks for listening and reading!

 
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Publicado por en mayo 17, 2017 en Music

 

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Friday Night Films: “The private life of Sherlock Holmes” by Billy Wilder

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The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes is a 1970 DeLuxe Color film in Panavision, directed and produced by Billy Wilder; he also shared writing credit with his longtime collaborator I. A. L. Diamond. It starred Robert Stephens as Sherlock Holmes and Colin Blakely as Dr. Watson. The film offers an affectionate, slightly parodic look at the man behind the public façade, and draws a distinction between the “real” Holmes and the character portrayed by Watson in his stories for The Strand magazine.

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The magic of this film, I think, comes down to the writing of the dialogue by Wilder and his writing partner, Izzy Diamond. There are a number of conversations between Robert Stephens (Sherlock) and Colin Blakely (Watson) that are just like tiny symphonies…

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Publicado por en noviembre 4, 2016 en Art

 

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