Week 11: All about photography

This week has been hectic. I wanted to post the weekly roundup on Friday as I regularly do, but just didn't get to it. But, better late than never, so here it is. This time it's all about photography

Beauty Recovery Room by Ji Yeo

I came across the work of Ji Yeo through an article in Wired. I was particularly attracted to her series titled Beauty Recovery Room, which is the topic of the article.

This is how she explains it in her statement:

Beauty Recovery Room series uses the wounded faces and bodies of women who have recently undergone plastic surgery to show the physical cost of adhering to social pressure in Korea. Plastic surgery has become an integral part of Korea’s current culture, often regarded as a integral step in the in self improvement process. Going under the knife, enduring bruises, scars, and being under general anesthetic several times are no longer considered risky or extravagant. They have all had multiple procedures and have plans for future augmentation. The photos were taken directly after their operation while they were resting and waiting to be healed.

Fascinating work. It is NSFW and some might find the images unsettling, so be mindful of that before you go check them out.

/Body/Parts/ by Ino Zeljak

Another interesting project with a clever idea. /Body/Parts/ shows, as its name suggests, only parts of people's bodies on a table. I think I just made it sound gruesome. It's not. It's actually beautiful work and I clearly can't explain it intelligently, so just click on the link and enjoy.

Five things for every creative person by Chase Jarvis

Back in 2012 I read this post by Chase Jarvis titled Your New Hit List: 5 Things That Every Creative Person Should Get (and Give) and I saved it in OmniFocus with a reminder to read it every 6 months (I have a few of those). It popped up this week and I thought I'd share it here.