Relentlessly Cheerful Art by James Hance

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James Hance is an incredibly talented character artist and painter. His art features a wide range of Stars Wars, Muppets, celebrity and pop culture references.

Here's an exerpt from his website explaining his three distinct styles:"James appears to have three styles of painting, extremely expressive such as in one of a few depictions of Heath Ledger in the role of Joker, highly painterly in pieces such as his Starwars influenced tribute to the classic Hitchcock thriller North by Northwest and photorealistic "digitally enhanced" paintings such as The Gentle Sith. There are plenty of in-jokes in Hance's portfolio, and it does, from time to time, veer close to socio-cultural comment such as his hauntingly disturbing piece entitled 'Music and Me'."

James features his work at Artbreak, where you can purchase some of his amazing paintings and prints. If you enjoy his work, you can follow his art and updates on Twitter and Facebook.

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Black and White Foggy Day Photography in New York City by Kevin Chung

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I took these photos on a recent trip to New York City. They were taken from the top of the Empire State Building. It was a foggy day, and thought the photos might be a wash. But I turned them all into black and white photos and thought they were much better than the originals.It just goes to show you shouldn't give up on a project until you've reviewed every possible angle.
Average: 1.3 (9 votes)

Shooting Strangers in Orchard Road Photography by Danny Santos II

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Danny Santos II is one of the most gifted amateur photographers I have ever had the pleasure of coming across. His photography taken at Orchard Road in Singapore is truly breathtaking. I'd like to introduce you to some of his great projects.
Average: 5 (3 votes)

Paintings by Valérie Maugeri

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Valérie Maugeri is a self taught artist. Instead of attending school to fine tune her skills, she learned and grew through observation and practice. Her painting style makes use of collage, warm colors, patterns and strong use of details.

Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

Strange Worlds by Matthew Albanese

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The Strange Worlds project by Matthew Albanese is one of the most creative and interesting projects I have ever seen.

According to Albanese: "My work involves the construction of small-scale meticulously detailed models using various materials and objects to create emotive landscapes. Every aspect from the construction to the lighting of the final model is painstakingly pre-planned using methods which force the viewers perspective when photographed from a specific angle. Using a mixture of photographic techniques such as scale, depth of field, white balance and lighting I am able to drastically alter the appearance of my materials."

You can see some of the behind the scenes shots at his Flickr account.

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Kaspars Kalninsh Photography

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Loving the amateur photography work of Kaspars Kalninsh.

Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

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