Time-Lapse Videos That Demonstrate the Painstakingly Detailed Process of High Fashion Photo Retouching

RARE Digital Art NYC, who boasts a number of elite clients, has released several videos demonstrating how Head Retoucher Elizabeth Moss goes about perfecting the high fashion images and videos that have been put in front of her. Each of the videos show a painstakingly time-consuming process that’s been abbreviated through the use of time-lapse photography. In an interview with PetaPixel, Moss talks about why what they do is so unique.

These videos are unique because none of the high end retouchers make these type of videos, so the quality of the other before and after retouching videos available online are pretty terrible and not at all representative of what is typically done on high fashion editorials and campaigns. With all the talk about photoshop use or overuse, I thought it would be interesting for people to see how we actually add pores to skin.

via PetaPixel

‘Suicide Squad’ Director Shares First Official Cast Photo Revealing Who Plays Which Member of Task Force X

Task Force X
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David Ayers, director of the upcoming DC Comics-based Suicide Squad film, recently shared the first official cast photo revealing who plays which member of the incarcerated supervillain team known as Task Force X. The cast photo features Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, and Adam Beach as Slipknot.

Ayers also released a photo last week showing Jared Leto as a sinister looking Joker. Suicide Squad is currently scheduled to release in theaters on August 5, 2016.

image via David Ayers

A Grieving Mama Cat Who Lost Her Babies Finds Happiness Caring for Three Newborn Kittens Who Lost Their Mom

Mikey and 3 Kittens

A beautiful cat named Mikey, whose newborn kittens sadly passed away shortly after birth, was given a compassionate way out of her looming depression while providing much-needed security to three orphaned kittens. Mikey’s human Hillary had contacted the cat rescue agency Dori’s Darlings to see what she could do to help her grieving cat and a foster mother named Amanda Lowe responded with the three kittens.

Just days before Mikey lost her last kitten, Amanda received three baby kittens to foster that were just a few days old, that still had their umbilical cords attached. …Immediately, Mikey started licking them, grabbing them, hugging them. Around 15 minutes later, the cat spread out and rolled over giving the three kittens a nursing invitation. …After two hours, Amanda knew that with Mikey cuddling her new kittens, bathing them, and falling asleep with them, that she was leaving a very happy mama cat and giving the abandoned kittens a new home. She said they even looked like they belonged to one another.

Mikey and Two Kittens

Mikey and Kittens

Mikey Carrying a Kitten

Mikey at Rest

photos by Kelli Nicole Photography

via Huffington Post

Roughed-Up Rugby Players Get Their Front Molars Replaced With Unique Bottle Opener Implants

Beer Tooth Implant” is a fascinating ad for Salta Beer by Ogilvy Argentina that features a group of roughed-up rugby players each getting one of their front molars replaced with a stainless steel bottle opener implant.

In rugby, wounds heal. Cuts mend. Bruises disappear. But teeth, they are lost forever. Salta beer, main sponsor of the Rugby Union presents an idea to reward players who gave everything they’ve got on the field, including their teeth. We decided to give rugby players back the teeth they had lost in battle. But we weren’t going to give them a simple tooth back. We developed a unique dental implant, a specially designed tooth to open beer.”

via Ads of the World

Mountains of Mouthness, An Interactive Experiment Featuring Two Animated Mountains Yelling Tweets at Each Other

Mountains of Mouthness is an interactive experiment created by Magnus Östergren and produced by Goo Technologies that features two mountains yelling tweets at each other. Users need only tweet to the @MoMouthness Twitter account or use the #mouthness hashtag, and the mountains will eventually belt it out.

The point to all of this it to make you the visitor write a tweet using the @MoMouthness or #mouthness and your tweet will be picked up and converted by a text-to-speech engine, then loudly recited by one of the mountains in realtime.

Users can also visit the mountains using a smartphone to experience a 360-degree virtual-reality world.

Mountains of Mouthness

Mountains of Mouthness

Thanks, Scott Devaney!