Pictures of People Who Mock Me

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Haley Morris-Cafiero takes pictures of strangers’ reactions to her body, and has used it as a way of reclaiming her voice. See more here: http://www.salon.com/2013/04/23/pictures_of_people_who_mock_me/?upw.

Haley Morris-Cafiero is a photographer who lives in Memphis Tennessee. She is an Assistant Professor and Head of Photography at the Memphis College of Art. She is currently working on securing exhibitions for the “Wait Watchers” series and publishing a book of the photographs.

Boat Man Johns Portrait

By Michael Chick.

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Another Australian illustrator to grace this wordpress! Thank you for the submission, Michael. Guys, you can see more of Michael’s awesome illustrations here: http://michaelchick.blogspot.com.au/

The Art of Coffee Portraiture

Thanks for sending this in, Hannah!

STORYBOARD: The Fine Art of Coffee Portraiture from Tumblr on Vimeo.

Here’s more evidence to back up all those studies on boredom inspiring creativity: Meet Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, who “paints” everything — and everyone — into his lattes. “I’m an esspressionist,” he proudly proclaims. Just last year, Breach was idling away his customer-less hours in the back of a hotel kitchen with only a dormant espresso machine for company. He was “so, so bored.” So he taught himself how to inscribe ornate hearts in coffee foam, with a bamboo skewer as his paintbrush. “People got so excited about it!” says Breach, so he took it further. Out came the teddy bears (“the girls just love those”), a portrait of that hotel boss (“I didn’t show it to him, but my coworkers and I laughed about it”), and Salvador Dalì, and Edward Scissorhands, and Beyoncé.

We’re at the Smile To-Go, and he’s frothing some milk behind the counter; the shushing of the machine almost drowns out his words. He reflects. “It’s like, if something is lacking, you’ve got to find a way to make it exciting and fun. Right? I mean, I’m so happy that my old job was so boring! Otherwise I wouldn’t be making these! And this is just the beginning. I want to start a movement.” The milk is now pillowy, foamy-soft — perfect for the latte Breach is about to pour. He stares into his empty chestnut-colored canvas, and suddenly looks up. “I’ve been wanting to try Snoop. Let’s do that, yea?”

– Sky Dylan-Robbins