Apple launches its first store in Southeast Asia

May 28, 2017

… each month. Image: ng yi shu/mashable An iPhone on display in the Apple Store Image: ng yi shu/mashable Besides being home to Apple’s products, the store also features the tech giant’s Today at Apple program, with workshops, events and in-store classes occurring with local talent. Apple envisions the store as “modern-day town square,” and expects it to be one of its most popular. The program in Singapore’s Apple Store will focus on photography, film, …


Apple will host big-name musicians and high-profile workshops to kick off new program

May 17, 2017

… global in-store education program The redesign is part of the “Today at Apple” program the company announced last month a regular slate of workshops on photography, film, and other pursuits that can be supplemented with Apple products. Apple will officially launch that effort this week. Each of its stores will offer their inaugural “Photo Walk,” an educational tour led by a well-known local photographer, and “Kids Hour” session this Saturday along with a host …


Yellow blush is the latest Instagram beauty trend that will make you go ‘WTF?’

May 16, 2017

… #morphe350palette #morphebrushes #nyxcosmetics #kassieeferrel #sanantonio #sanantoniomua #sanantoniomakeupartist #nubounsomlashes #dragonli #dipbrowblonde #colourpoptrap A post shared by Kassie (@kassieeferrel) on May 11, 2017 at 7:15pm PDT Because someone who isn’t afraid to try new things is the best! @kayleemae_07 #yellowblush #mua #135mm #pursuitofportraits #makeportraits #postthepeople #portrait #portraitphotography #creative #photography #canonusa #canon #reallyniceimages …


Tainted love: Bob Thissen finds beauty in derelict Japanese love hotels

May 4, 2017

(CNN)In one photo, a dusty chandelier hangs from the ceiling above a large circular mattress framed by a mirrored headboard. In another, an abandoned suit of armor stands guard over a chariot bed adorned with stained pillows. Signs of decay, from the scattered debris of a collapsing roof to water stained walls, are everywhere. Yet the images — all taken in the rooms of an abandoned Japanese sex hotel by Dutch photographer Bob Thissen — seem oddly serene, like staged monuments …


What photography can tell us about power and prejudice

May 3, 2017

(CNN)Since photography’s beginnings, practitioners around the world have been fascinated by the power of image series to convey meanings about identity. Individually, each image is testament to beauty and has a specific cultural meaning. But as a series, Ojeikere’s work can be read as a greater story about post-colonial Nigeria, the changing hairstyles serving as metaphors for the its development and ambition while elegantly rebutting Western stereotypes. Ojikere’s work …


From Kyoto, with love: Photos capture over a century of romance and loss

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Kyoto’s annual Kyotographie photography fair is among the most exciting art fairs in Japan. Celebrating its fifth year with the theme of love, the fair has assembled a number of intriguing exhibitions that defy clich, presenting unconventional yet heartfelt interpretations. Vintage photos of a bygone era Paris’ Muse Guimet displayed a selection of prints from the 19th and early 20th centuries dealing with courtesan and wedding customs. …


‘Touching my dreams’: Designer turns ideas into surreal images

April 24, 2017

(CNN)Hseyin ahin is a graphic designer and art director, but the Turkish artist could be best described as a dream catcher. ahin uses photography, illustrations and photoshop to create surreal images inspired by his dreams and imagination. He then posts his fantastical works to Instagram, where he has accumulated a large and dedicated following of over 87,000 people. On his Instagram profile, each photo collage is more mystical than the next: in one, a blue whale swims with mermaids …