Five For Friday #126

“Sometimes you have to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything – whatever is bringing you down – get rid of it. Because you will find that when you are free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.” – Tina Turner

Martin Feijoó

There are probably very few children who have not tried to see different shapes in the clouds. Sometimes, even as an adult, I can’t resist looking up to see what I can find. Ilustrator Martin Feijoó was told as a child that clouds’ shapes were made by “expert balloon twister clowns who live in the sky, so that they can keep entertaining children.” On a recent trip to Mexico he remembered that and started taking pictures to use as inspiration for these delightful drawings. [via Bored Panda]

Cameron Neilson

And speaking of looking up… Cameron R. Neilson, an architectural photographer has recently done a project called Straight Up. According to Neilson, this series “plays homage to the kid lying in the grass except in this case looking straight up in city environments.” [via aCurator]

Vo An Khanh

The Photographers in the North is what they are called – North Vietnamese war photographers. Most of their images have not been seen in the western world until now. Patrick Chauvel organized the exhibit which was seen at the Visa Pour L’Image festival in Perpignan, France. “Usually, history is written by people who won the war, but it was written by the losers in Vietnam,” said Chauvel. “This is the first time that the North Vietnamese photographers are writing the story. It’s about time.” [via Lens]

While Antimedia’s Crash & Learn is a gorgeous short film on the sport of free skiing, there is also an important lesson for all of us. We are often told that we should learn from our mistakes. Skier Alexsander Aurdal not only learns from them, but knows that they are essential to succeed: “You have to crash before you learn the trick.”

James Whistler

It’s always jarring to encounter a classic work of art in an unexpected setting. Paul Kremer, a website designer, was fascinated when he saw a photo of a piece by artist Kaz Oshiro hanging in a drab living room as opposed to a gallery. The photo inspired him to find more photos of ugly-looking rooms and digitally place works of art in them. He has a collection of over 300 images including a Matisse hanging over urinals and a Winslow Homer in a fish feed store on his Tumblr site, Great Art in Ugly Rooms. [via Design Taxi]

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