Zombie Apocalypse

Hoards of zombies spilling out of an underground metro station, slowly making their way to open spaces in a busy neighborhood. Walking their weird walk. Growling, snarling, barring teeth. Open wounds spewing gore, bloodshot eyes glaring down ‘humans’… This was the scene at the annual Stockholm Zombie Walk. As an onlooker, I was super impressed with so much creativity and the amount of hard work that must have gone into the costumes and the make-up. I had a great time getting some very interesting photos.

You know what could be even more of an adventure? A Zombie Walk at night. Perhaps next year?!

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

Out of the many dictionary meanings of the word ‘contrast’, this one’s just perfect for the legendary Marilyn Munroe, both as a painting and its muse.

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con·trast   [v. kuhn-trast, kon-trast; n. kon-trast]

noun : a person or thing that is strikingly unlike in comparison

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On the museum wall

This is a photo of Andy Wahrol‘s famous set of silkscreen paintings of Marilyn Munroe’s portrait in highly contrasting colors, that I clicked at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, at Humlebaek, Copenhagen. Wahrol did the first rendition, called the Marilyn Diptych, soon after Munroe’s death in 1962.

Ever since this piece of art and its reproductions have adorned anything from museums and art galleries to tee-shirts and coffee mugs. But on the brighter side, it has also inspired a whole generation of pop-artists.

A closer look at a few of the paintings, with higher contrast

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Street art in Athens

On my trips to different cities, the one thing that I best like to take photos of is their street art. They are at times quirky, at times smart, at times repulsive even, but always very fascinating to my eyes. Take a look at what I captured when strolling around in Athens…

And while you are here, why don’t you take a look at the interesting graffiti in StockholmBarcelona & Copenhagen too.