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Photographer Alice Smeets Teams Up With Haitian Artists to Transform Tarot Cards Into Real Scenes

Fateful visions from traditional tarot cards literally come alive in the streets of Haiti in Alice Smeets’ photographic recreation of a full deck, the Ghetto Tarot. For the photo series, the Belgian photographer collaborated with the Haitian artist corps Atis Rezistans (resistant artists), staging tableaus to reinterpret the early 20th century Rider-Waite tarot deck. To honor the diverse talents of her subjects, Smeets scatters the artists’ work throughout the scenes as props and backgrounds.

In creating the Ghetto Tarot, the photographer took the chance to continue her photographic work in Haiti, for which she was awarded the Unicef Photo of the Year Award in 2008 whilst pursuing her fascination with the spiritual world. “For a long time, I have wanted to interpret the tarot deck with my photos,” explains Smeets on the project’s Indiegogo page, “but taking ordinary pictures of the scenes seemed too simple. My aim was to create a very personal deck without losing the different spirits of the cards.” Source: thecreatorsproject 


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Realistic Wheat-Pasted Figures Playfully...

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Realistic Wheat-Pasted Figures Playfully Interact with Parisian Streets

Artist Charles Leval, aka Levalet, continues to delight us with his wheat-pasted characters that cleverly interact with their surroundings. Using the streets of Paris as his playground, Levalet installs the realistically-rendered, life-sized figures on tattered buildings and boarded-up windows, sometimes combining his giant drawings with ornate fountains to create the illusion that these architectural elements have suddenly sprung to life.

Levalet’s pastings add an element of fun to the urban environment. They turn distressed locales into makeshift art galleries. Each location is suddenly yet seamlessly turned into the site of an atypical art venue featuring Levalet’s amusing works. These artworks include anything from the image of a young man riding an ostrich to a woman walking her menagerie along a bus stop. And in a nod to the city’s history, there’s even a person about to launch themselves out of a 17th-century style cannon. Each piece is unique and immerses itself into the landscape, making living in the city a more enriching experience. Via MMM

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