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  • My boss:

    Did you call him and let him know that it won't be ready?

  • Me:

    Yes I called him but he didn't answer and you can't leave a message. His voicemail box isn't set up.

  • My boss:

    Did you try e-mail?

  • Me:

    Yes, no response. He's really hard to get ahold of most of the time. I think the only way to reach him is by owl {sarcastically}.

  • My boss:

    Well did you do it?

  • Me:

    Do what?

  • My boss:

    Try by owl or whatever?!

  • Me:

    Did I try by owl? No...I was joking.

  • My boss:

    Well try it!

  • Me:

    Try by owl?

  • My boss:

    Yeah! We need to get ahold of him!

  • Me:

    Ummm...what? I don't have an owl.

  • My boss:

    Oh you're saying OWL like the bird?! Goddamn it I thought that was some new type of texting or something.

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Surreal Underwater Photo Shoot with Freedivers on a Freedivers on a Shipwreck in Bali : Benjamin Von Wong

Earlier this year, artist and photographer (and fellow Canadian!) Benjamin Von Wong ventured to Bali for the photo shoot of a lifetime. The always ambitious photographer envisioned an underwater shoot with freedivers amongst a shipwreck 25 meters (82 ft) beneath the surface.

To pull off the project, Von Wong assembled a team that consisted of seven divers and two freediving models, Nora Li and Camilla Argent (Nora and Camilla can hold their breath for 3:36 and 4:40 respectively). Shooting underwater carries a unique set of challenges, as Von Wong outlines in his informative blog post. 

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Phillip Toledano Visualizes America’s Anxieties in “Hope & Fear” Photo Series

Though he shot it 10 years ago, Phillip Toledano’s 2004 photography series “Hope & Fear” still rings true a decade later as a diagnosis of our collective fears in 21st-century America. While the artist’s recent work, though highly stylized, is mostly documentary, “Hope & Fear” presents a nightmarish fantasy though its elaborate costuming and staging. In each surreal portrait, the sitter becomes subsumed in a substance or object that represents a specific societal problem or common anxiety taken to the extreme.

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 Infusions – Cliff Briggie

Cliff Briggie’s technique focuses on photographing the movement in liquids. The consistency of the subject-matter also gives the appearance of dissipating smoke or a gentle satin fabric. Concentrating the colors in different areas creates a subtle transparency that plays with the light source. The mixing colors and swirling compositions make these pieces absolutely mesmerizing.

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Eric Standley: 3D Laser Cut Paper Art, "stained glass"

Eric Standley is an artist and educator currently living and working in Virginia. In his incredible series of 3D laser cut paper art, Standley’s work is found at the intersection of art, technology, history and mathematics.

His vector drawings were initially inspired by the geometry in Gothic and Islamic architectural ornamentation. The pieces are painstakingly assembled from laser-cut paper, layered to create elaborate 3-D works of art. Often these works are created using well over 100 layers of paper and can take months of planning and drawing. The result is so intricately detailed that the pieces must be viewed from multiple perspectives to be fully appreciated.

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