Philippe Pétremant is a French photographer based in Lyon. In his series The Magnificent Seven he diverts banknotes of different countries that folds and attaches using a paperclip in order to make portraits. Made me smile.
These creative mud huts found in Burkina Faso made me look.
The small country of Burkina Faso near the border to Ghana may not have many resources or economic wealth, but with the plentiful raw materials available the Kassena people make some of the most culturally rich and architecturally beautiful villages, such as this one in Tiébélé, built using traditional Gurunsi vernacular. The dwellings occupy a community of just over one hectare in area, and are made of a sun-dried mix of clay, soil, straw and cow droppings moistened to a perfect mortar, mixed by foot to create strong pottery-like structures. These techniques actually preceded the well known mud-brick constructions of indigenous peoples in the area. Layer upon layer are added when needed, maintaining the necessary wall thickness to withstand rainstorms and extreme temperatures. short walls are used as urban landscaping elements and offer supplementary places to sit or work.
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Beautiful geometric sand patterns by artist Tony Plant who spends hours on the coastline using a rake to form lines and circles in the sand. The geometric designs do not last long, very quickly getting washed away by the waves or walked across by surfers and beach-goers
I just think of them as non-precious things. Some people get confused about why I do it, when there’s nothing left after the tide has washed everything away, but I just see it as a new blank canvas for me to work with.
(via My Modern Met)