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AXE – Get in Action Vol. 4

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Director: Juan Fernandez Hirak / Ramiro Bosch
Agency: Cero Negativo
Client: Unilever
Production: Filmakers

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Wounded: The Legacy of War by Bryan Adams

Marine Mark Ormrod, injured in Afghanistan, aged 24

Marine Mark Ormrod, injured in Afghanistan, aged 24

Private Alex Stringer, injured in Afghanistan, aged 20

Private Alex Stringer, injured in Afghanistan, aged 20

Corporal Simon Brown, injured in Iraq, aged 28

Corporal Simon Brown, injured in Iraq, aged 28

Sergeant Rick Clement, injured in Afghanistan, aged 30

Sergeant Rick Clement, injured in Afghanistan, aged 30

Rifleman Craig Wood, injured in Afghanistan, aged 18

Rifleman Craig Wood, injured in Afghanistan, aged 18

Private Jaco Van Gass, injured in Afghanistan, aged 23

Private Jaco Van Gass, injured in Afghanistan, aged 23

Private Karl Hinett, injured in Iraq, aged 18

Private Karl Hinett, injured in Iraq, aged 18

Sergeant Mark Sutcliffe, injured in Iraq, aged 27

Sergeant Mark Sutcliffe, injured in Iraq, aged 27

Corporal Rory Mackenzie, injured in Iraq, aged 25

Corporal Rory Mackenzie, injured in Iraq, aged 25

Lieutenant Will Dixon, injured in Afghanistan, aged 25

Lieutenant Will Dixon, injured in Afghanistan, aged 25

Private Jaco Van Gass, injured in Afghanistan, aged 23

Private Jaco Van Gass, injured in Afghanistan, aged 23

Sergeant Rick Clement, injured in Afghanistan, aged 30

Sergeant Rick Clement, injured in Afghanistan, aged 30

Corporal RickyFergusson, injured in Afghanistan, aged 24

Corporal RickyFergusson, injured in Afghanistan, aged 24

Marine Joe Townsend, injured in Afghanistan, aged 19

Marine Joe Townsend, injured in Afghanistan, aged 19

Bryan Adams, yes, the musician, is also a talented photographer. He has shot this photo series, that really makes you think. It’s called “Wounded: The Legacy of War” and shows wounded UK armed forces personnel.

“I just thought I should try and be as honest with them as possible, because they were being honest with me”, Bryan Adams says.

Read more about the photographs here.

(All pictures courtesy of Bryan Adams)

Big thanks to Stacey for finding this.

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Birdy Hunt – Maria

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Awesome song! And hot hot video!
This is the official music video for “Maria” by Birdy Hunt.
Directed & edited by Laura Sicouri.

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Hââbré, the ancient custom of scarification, by Joana Choumali

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Ms. Djeneba: ” I used to like my scars; they were beautiful. We used to brag about them. But, now, in the city, it is definitely out of fashion.”Hââbré, the ancient custom of scarification, by Joana Choumali 2
Mr. Pousnouaga: “It was like an identity card in my family. Each tribe has their scars.”Hââbré, the ancient custom of scarification, by Joana Choumali 3
Mr. Guemi: “I already wear my identity card on my face. This is the reason why people did it: to recognize one another. But now, this is over. We can no more be recognized.”Hââbré, the ancient custom of scarification, by Joana Choumali 4
Ms. K. Benin: “People would go in groups to get their scarifications, and I went with my friends…”
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Mr. Boudo: “It is not easy to hit on girls with that. Especially, the Ivorians. I think it is not very attractive.”Hââbré, the ancient custom of scarification, by Joana Choumali 6
Mr. Salbre: “ I do not want this for my children. We are the last generation.”Hââbré, the ancient custom of scarification, by Joana Choumali 7
Ms. Martine: “When I was 10 years, I asked for them. I wanted to be like my brothers and sisters, and to show that I am courageous. “Hââbré, the ancient custom of scarification, by Joana Choumali 8
Mr. Lawal: “It is here in town that I am ‘nobody’. In the village, I am a noble; people bow down when they see my face! I am proud of that.”Hââbré, the ancient custom of scarification, by Joana Choumali 9
Mr. Konabé: “Our parents did this not to get lost in life. When you went somewhere, you could not get lost.”
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Mrs. Sinou: “I refuse to do it to my children. This will stay on my face only.”

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In the large Ivory Coast city of Abidjan it was once common to see Hââbré, the ancient custom of scarification. Today only the older people wear scarifications.

Photographer Joana Choumali created this series called “Haabre, The Last Generation 2013-2014″, but she had a hard time finding people to pose for her.

“Scarification is the practice of performing a superficial incision in the human skin. This practice is disappearing due to the pressure of religious and state authorities, urban practices and the introduction of clothing in tribes”, Joana Choumali says.

Choumali photographed the participants against a neutral backdrop in the attempt to remove any stigma or judgment from the images. She shoots two images of the same person – one from behind and one from the front or side, showing the scars. From the back the person looks like any other person. But from the front it clearly shows, how this person is marked and unmistakable.

“Opinions (sometimes conflicting) of our witnesses illustrate the complexity of African identity today in a contemporary Africa torn between its past and its future. This “last generation” of people bearing the imprint of the past on their faces, went from being the norm and having a high social value to being somewhat ‘excluded.’”

It’s intriguing to note that while Hââbré is becoming extinct in Africa, it is gaining popularity as “body modification” in other areas of the world.

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Eleven Years by Jen Davis

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A photographer’s exploration of her own insecurities, ideals of beauty and love and intimacy in the form of a series of self-portraits taken over 11 years eventually inspired her to lose 110 lb.

The photographs Jen Davis began taking of herself in 2002 have been gathered in a new book, 11 Years, which shows her journey in the form of deeply intimate self-portraits.

It was after her series had received critical acclaim and had been showcased around the world in 2011 that Davis realized that her body had not really changed over the years – and neither had she.

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Dat A Freak by Diplo and Swick ft.TT The Artist & Lewis Cancut

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This awesomely illustrated official music video for Diplo and Swick ft.TT The Artist & Lewis Cancut’s Dat A Freak is full of shaking behinds and twerking. Really worth watching!

… you can always lower the volume.

Let me see you work it.

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Photography by Chinese Ren Hang

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Chinese artists Ren Hang‘s photography has been banned in many parts of his own home country. He creates provocative staged photography – and focus on exposing highly fetishistic, mind bending scenes.

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Painted: An Adventure in Stop Motion Body Art

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Painted is an experiment in stop motion face and body painting that plays with the idea of giving paint it’s own life and personality on a living canvas. The whole project was initially inspired by BLU’s stop motion video MUTO.

The video is imagined, painted, modelled, photographed and edited by Elvis Schmoulianoff.

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Bounce like Katy Perry

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Millie Brown Paints With Her Vomit

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I have to say, that this completely gross me out! And yet I find it interesting. And odd. And  disgusting. And, like, trying too hard to stand out. I seriously get sick to my stomach just looking at it.

Performance artist Millie Brown uses her body in an uncomfortable way in order to create bright splashes of color on canvas – and sometimes clothes and people. She mixes colors into soy milk before regurgitating the milk onto her preferred canvas, akin to the drip-color style of Jackson Pollock.

Responses to her work have varied, ranging from laughing to crying, declarations of love, and even death threats, but Brown maintains that art is supposed to inspire powerful emotions in people.

“I have an inherent desire to push my own boundaries within my art… By creating art from the very depths of my own physical being I am able to challenge people’s perception of beauty, expressing raw elements of human nature and in turn challenging myself both physically and mentally”, Millie Brown says.

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Naked Stop-Motion About Sam

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Sam isn’t very happy with his body, but see what happens when he starts to listen to what his body is trying to tell him.

Shot with 100 people, over 3 days, they took more than 2,000 still images which have been stitched together to create this stop-motion animation.

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“Disabled” Mannequins: Pro Infirmis – Because Who is Perfect?

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Pro Infirmis, a Swiss charity organization for people with disabilities, has created a series of mannequins that reflect bodies of people with physical disabilities for a project titled, “Because Who is Perfect? Get Closer.”

Check out this touching video about the creation of the mannequins. I almost cried when the person sees their very own mannequin for the first time:

For people not used to seeing reflections of their body types in the commercial world, these new mannequins create an empowering experience by providing a platform of visibility in an industry that so often neglects to represent the diversity of bodies.

After the mannequins were created, they were placed in Zurich store fronts, on a popular downtown shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse, in honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The video shows a range reactions of people as they walk by the store front, captivated by these new mannequins.

Through this project, Pro Infirmis wishes to raise awareness of the lack of representation of people with disabilities, especially in the world of fashion and retail.

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Female Body Builders by Martin Schoeller

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German photographer Martin Schoeller, based in New York, made this cool series of female body builders. Bodies sure are sculptures you can shape as you wish.

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Stitchings by Andrea Farina

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Such beautiful stitchings!
These pieces are made by Connecticut based artist, illustrator and designer Andrea Farina.

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Illustration by François Berthoud

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