Harper’s Bazaar China : May 2012
model: Danni Li
photographer: Trunk Xu
Plague doctors we individuals in the Middle Ages who were given the task of tending to people infected with the plague. In most cases, they were either second rate or under-trained physicians, incapable of maintaining their own practice. Many were not doctors at all, but people of various other employments paid by towns to cater to the sick.
Plague doctors were employed in various methods when ever plague set in. The earliest documentation of these individuals being hired go as far back as the mid 500s AD. The plague doctor image that we as a general public are familiar with was not seen until the 1600s. It was then that the “traditional” plague doctor costume was created. The costume consisted of a cloak made of heavy fabric covered in wax to protect the doctor’s body, and a mask to keep out the sick air. The masks had a long cone shaped structure at the nose, to be filled with scents that would protect the doctor from the bad air.
Because of the nature of their work, plague doctors often became victims of the plague themselves, or were quarantined for the protection of the public.
Alterna-Disney Movie Posters by Rowan Stocks-Moore
Rowan is a technical wizard when it comes to redesigning classic covers to books and films, cutting deep to the core of the film in one simplified image.
Wow, these are really nice.
Skulls, Noses and Lips and a great painting process all done by Griffinfly!
The skull model is a google sketch up model you can grab from 3d warehouse.
If you do the skull studies I would suggest throwing some eyes into the skull for an added bonus and it gives an awesome creepy personality to the skull. It’s something I picked up from my kickass teacher Erik Gist.
I have all her books, she’s always such a huge inspiration- http://www.claire-wendling.net/
These romantic images depict the relationship between a man and a fallen celestial object, an affair that would last the rest of their… well his life, at least.
(via: My Modern Met)
didn’t realize how Gustav Klimt was GREAT.
he is amazing. //