Artist Shoetree Creates Living, Breathing Sculptures From Old Nike Sneakers

For some it’s terracotta pots, for others it’s ceramic planters, for others still it’s plain old plastic straight from the store, but for Japanese artist Kosuke Sugimoto, aka Shoetree, when it comes to finding a home for his house plants he’s all about vintage Nike sneakers.

Transforming sneakers into sculptures with the help of some green-fingered botanical skills, the shoes represent a process based in deterioration called hydrolysis, which takes around three years to take effect. Inspired by the sight of roots snaking through brickwork and moss-covered derelict buildings, Sugimoto swapped abandoned buildings for hard to find sneakers, using rarities like the Nike Air Max Uptempo 1995 and Air Max Classic 1996 as the basis for his work.

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Beautiful Life Of Amsterdam In The 1950s Taken By Kees Scherer

Amsterdam, beautiful city built on pilings. An inexhaustible source of subject matter for innumerable photographers. Not that it’s such a megalomaniac capital – it’s more of a village with urban traditions. But it’s that smallness which often provides photography with the impact and attention it deserves.

Kees Scherer (1920-1993) was born in the Amsterdam working-class district called ‘de Jordaan’. Shortly after WWII, he began working as a freelance photographer and reached the pinnacle of photojournalism with high-profile reports about the flood disaster in the province of Zeeland (1953) and the Hungarian uprising (1956).

Scherer initiated World Press Photo in 1955 with Bram Wisman. In addition to his extensive work in colour, Scherer’s early work in black and white has also been receiving increasing attention in recent years.

Dreamlike Animals: Whimsical Photo Manipulation By Julien Tabet

Fantastic creations by Julien Tabet, talented 20-year-old digital artist from France whose works are characterized by a fantastic and surreal atmosphere. Julien uses Photoshop to reimagine animals, and create a surreal world where everything is possible.

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Flying Citroën Cars By Jacob Munkhammar

Swedish artist Jacob Munkhammar transforms old Citroën cars into flying retro-futuristic vehicles.

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Emotional Female Portrait Photography By Dean Ostetto

Beautiful female portraits by Dean Ostetto, talented photographer from Toronto, Canada.

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Fantastic Baroque-Style Underwater Photos By Christy Lee Rogers

Hawaii-based artist Christy Lee Rogers uses water as a medium to produce amazing photographs that resemble Baroque paintings.

Boisterous in color and complexity, Rogers applies her cunning technique to a barrage of bodies submerged in water during the night, and creates her effects using the refraction of light. Through a fragile process of experimentation, she builds elaborate scenes of coalesced colors and entangled bodies that exalt the human character as one of vigor and warmth, while also capturing the beauty and vulnerability of the tragic experience that is the human condition.

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