What does kindness get you? This.
Ukrainian nature photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko shows us that snails are so much more than incredibly slow-moving mollusks who leave slimy trails and sometimes end up on people’s dinner plates. By looking at his photos we learn that snails appear to be curious, playful and even affectionate.
Shot in the woodland area near his home town in Berdichev, located in the Zhytomyr Oblast of northern Ukraine, Mishchenko’s beautiful photos are apparently unstaged. Instead he relies on an extraordinarily keen eye for spotting wildlife:
'As a child, my father taught me to hunt mushrooms near my home and we would always come across all manner of bugs and creatures,' he said. 'As I got older and my interest in photography grew, I decided I wanted to catch these magical scenes on camera.'
I’ve been invited to create the poster for the Brazilian tour of the American band Au Revoir Simone
The artists over at Pictoplasma academy are producing some pretty amazing stuff.
Our new issue of Hi-Fructose New Contemporary Art Magazine arrives in April and features a beautiful cover and feature by Fuco Ueda, the art of Ray Caesar, interactive graphic work by Brosmind, the sculptures of Erika Sanada, Tristram Lansdowne’s otherworldly architectural paintings, Laura Ball’s constructed animal paintings, painter, Justin Bower’s glitch paintings, Jordan Kasey, surreal photography and origami works by Alma Haser, Brandi Milne’s new book, an interview with Long Gone John about this new B-Kawz release, and a very special 16 page insert by Al Columbia, featuring beautiful reproductions of his works on paper, and more! Pre-order a copy today!
Hi-Fructose is a quarterly print art magazine, founded by artists, Attaboy and Annie Owens in 2005. Hi-Fructose focuses squarely on the art which transcends genre and trend, assuring readers thorough coverage and content that is informative and original. Hi-Fructose showcases an amalgamation of new contemporary, emerging as well distinguished artists, with a spotlight on awe inspiring spectacles from round the world.
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