Colorful Photographs That Reveal The Beauty Within Deformed Frogs
Based in New York, visual artist and biologist Brandon Ballengée has combined his love for art and science with these colorful photographs of deformed frogs.
Inspired by his scientific research, which was about the decline of frog populations due to their deformities, Ballengée colored his specimens with chemicals, and then used a high-resolution scanner to create photographs of each deformed frog.
The artist chooses to show the beauty that can be found within these creatures as he did not want to exploit their deformities. In these prints, these frogs appear to be as large as toddlers to evoke empathy—if they were too small, viewers would dismiss them.
Aptly named “Reliquaries”, these images are a tribute to the short lives of these amphibians.
Ballengée’s works will be exhibited till 13 April 2014 at the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art in Michigan.
You all hear me talk about implant-grade body jewellery, and how not all pieces of jewellery are made equally. I also talk a lot about surface finish and mirror polish (and sometimes my portfolio photos have me or my camera reflected in the jewellery!).
However, it can be really difficult at first glance to see the difference between a $2 piece of jewellery or a $100 one, and that can be confusing!
Here is a fabulous example showing the difference between high polish, implant grade body jewellery and the lower quality pieces of jewellery.
Photo credit to Ashley Misako and Rob Hill, and, of course, to the Association of Professional Piercers !
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If you have any sort of interest in body piercing, spread this information! This is a great visual between a high quality internally threaded piece of jewelry vs a low quality externally threaded piece of jewelry. Please do your research before getting pierced!