Look closely, this woman isn’t riding conventional motorcycles. She’s “riding” a group of yoga experts, circus performers, and flexible dancers who are posed in yoga postures after having their bodies painted to resemble parts of motorcycles by Trina Merry. The combination of body painting and contorted bodies effectively creates the illusion of motorcycles being ridden by Erin Bates, host of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show, who was herself painted in outfits that match the different bikes she’s riding. Pretty awesome.
Look at that, it’s a taxidermy squirrel (ahem, tsk tsk, naked) riding a horse! Clearly it’s business as usual here at the Geyser of Awesome. There is just one thing that would make this image even more awesome than it already is…
If only that horse were a unicorn. Then again, it might be a Secret Unicorn!
These completely transparent chips might look like they could cut your mouth to ribbons, but they are actually perfectly edible potato chips. Originally created by Hamid Salimian, Diva at the Met chef, these are perhaps the most curiously normal snacks you will ever see.
Upon closer inspection, the chips are only made from potato starch and stock, which explains the transparency. Instructables user Imnopeas said that “it has the distinct crunch and flavor of a potato chip, but in an unexpected space-age form.”
While in the lavatory on a domestic flight in March 2010, I spontaneously put a tissue paper toilet cover seat cover over my head and took a picture in the mirror. The image evoked 15th-century Flemish portraiture. I decided to add more images made in this mode and planned to take advantage of a long-haul flight from San Francisco to Auckland, guessing that there were likely to be long periods of time when no one was using the lavatory on the 14-hour flight. I made several forays to the bathroom from my aisle seat, and by the time we landed I had a large group of new photographs entitled Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style.