“tereshkova” by Philip Bond / Flickr
Comic artist Philip Bond’s illustrated “portraits” of female astronauts are amazing. He describes how he started the project:
Working for months at a time just penciling a comic book I started these portraits to get a bit of inking and colouring out of my system. I shouldn’t say ‘portraits’, I’m not going for much of a likeness. Usually I’ll glance at a couple of photographs and then go off and draw a vague impression. Margaret Seddon is blonde, Judith Resnik is a bit barmy looking, that sort of thing.
“astronauts” by Philip Bond on Flickr
Photo: “Untitled (D.A.)” by Menno Aden / mennoaden.com
Menno Aden finds art by simply changing his perspective and photographing rooms from above. As he explained in an interview with Slate, the different angle can change the whole feel of the room:
“This happens because all the things on the floor such as the furniture flatten into two dimensions,” explained Aden. “I knew about it and I wanted this organized look over chaotic spaces because it makes the viewer feel elevated—sublime—but to be honest I didn’t know that an untidy room would look so organized, too.”
Room Portraits by Menno Aden