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Photography From the Heart by Jose Villa

Photography From the Heart by Jose Villa

Since I got married I became a sucker for wedding photography. I used to spend many hours searching for a good photographer for hire, and during the process I came across some talented people, like Jose Villa. Jose's photography comes truly from the heart, and I find his compositions to be really amazing. He's got an eye for this kind of photography that very few have. Here you can see a few of his pieces, but for much more, you may visit his blog (you can also click each picture). I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;) Ashley and Tyler – St. John Jennifer and Kirt – San Ysidro Ranch Wedding Amelia KT and Chad – Lake Tahoe Wedding Young Love -Editorial Engagement in the South Lisa Lefkowitz and Family Eileen and TJ Tanya and Nelson, Banff Canada Honeymoon in Asheville, NC

DACS Third Exhibition: Reclaim

DACS Third Exhibition: Reclaim

DACS is back this year with another exhibition entitled: Reclaim. A collective that unites creatives from all around the Word to shake their skills and raise awareness against child trafficking. Reclaim is based around the story of a girl named Mint. Mint is a former trafficking victim and a current employee of our friends at The Blind Project in their Biographe Lab in Bangkok, Thailand. We've shared Mint's story to provide personal insight into her experiences and hopefully inspire you to share her story with your friends and family. For more information about Dacs, you can visit Dacsunited.com , follow them on Twitter @dacsunited. Rob Shields All Rights to DACS Ricardo Juarez All Rights to DACS Sara Blake All Rights to DACS Soemone All Rights to DACS Corrine Reid All Rights to DACS John Mark Herskind All Rights to DACS Diego L. Rodriguez All Rights to DACS Alexis Marcou All Rights to DACS Emma Leonard All Rights to DACS Tarin Yuangtrakul All Rights to DACS Chris Valentine All Rights to DACS Tarin Yuangtrakul All Rights to DACS Rik Oostenbroek All Rights to DACS Wojciech Pijecki All Rights to DACS Mart Biemans All Rights to DACS Nathan Walker All Rights to DACS Gaétan Weltzer All Rights to DACS Sonya Fu All Rights to DACS Kseniya Lvova All Rights to DACS Giga Kobidze All Rights to DACS

Adorable Children's Book Illustrations by Teagan White

Adorable Children's Book Illustrations by Teagan White

One of the most adorable kinds of illustrations is children's book illustration! There are a variety of traces and colors but they are usually very cute and well done. Teagan White is an American artist that comes up with some absolute lovely children's book illustrations. Here you'll find a brief selection of her works, but for more of this, you should really check out her portfolio at Behance. There you'll find tons of other amazing pieces. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

Super ABC by Matt Cowan

The first thing we need to learn if we want to read and write is the alphabet. Everybody knows that but Matt Cowan was able to come up with an alternative way to teach kids the alphabet that is not the usual A is for Apple. Super ABC is the alphabet created using characters from Marvel and DC Comics. Using 26 characters from Marvel and DC comics, Super ABC will help your child learn how to use the alphabet and fight crime at the same time. You can get the full book at http://www.lulu.com/shop/matt-cowan/super-abc/paperback/product-2016099… Super ABC examples

Dacs United 2011

About a year ago, we've featured an exhibition called 'Exposé' from Dacs. It's a design collective that enables creatives from all over the world to rise up against the sex trade. This year, they're back with a new exhibition 'Episodes' and calling designers to join their network for the next exhibition happening in late June. We are a group of artists with a passion for making a difference in our world. We leverage our unique gifts and styles to produce artwork, to raise awareness of the injustice of sex trafficking and inspiring others to use their talents to impact the world around us. Dacs is the vision of John Mark Herskind, a young talented designer from South Carolina, US. You can check his work on Johnmarkherskind.com , follow his work on Behance.net or follow him on Twitter @jmherskind . About DACS We want to see how effective artists can be when they start breaking the boundaries of culture, race, religion, and backgrounds to unite for a just cause, and use their unique styles and talents to give a voice to the voiceless. Not to mention that all the submissions will be judged by Jennifer Cirpici from Breakingcanvas.com and Richard Roberts from Theotherstream.com. For more information about Dacs, you can visit Dacsunited.com , follow them on Twitter @dacsunited or follow them on Tumblr . Exposé 2010 Video Exposé from Designers Against Child Slavery on Vimeo. Exposé 2010 in Pictures by Sarah Blake by Richard Roberts by Carole Wilmet by Man-Tsun by Nathan Walker by Andries Pries by Cait Maloney by Yee Von Chan Information about the next exhibit 'Episodes' This exhibition is all about telling the story of a trafficking victim, through our art work. So we will be literally illustrating the "Episodes" of a victims story. Deadline for Entries: Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 Submission details: Image Size: 40.64 cm x 50.8 cm Color Mode: CMYK Resolution: 300 dpi

Designers Against Child Slavery

Designers Against Child Slavery is a Design Collective that enables creatives from all over the world to rise up against the sex trade. We want to see how effective artists can be when they start breaking the boundaries of culture, race, religion, and backgrounds to unite for a just cause, and use their unique styles and talents to give a voice to the voiceless. Over the past few decades, sex trafficking has reached epidemic proportions. Its estimated that one third of the worlds sex trafficking takes place in Asia, and 30% of the victims are children. Hundreds of thousands of girls and boys are believed to be enslaved in the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and other countries in an underground industry that inflicts horrible emotional and physical pain to these young lives. There are an estimated 2 million children enslaved worldwide, with approximately 225,000 women and children being trafficked out of South East Asia annually. The average age of the victims is between 10 and 18 years old, but children have been found as young as 5 years old. These victims are often required to have sex with as many as 15 men a day. If they refuse they are threatened, beaten, and starved. It is estimated that 50-90% of children rescued from brothels in parts of Southeast Asia are infected with HIV. Although many people are removed forcibly from their families for the purpose of trafficking, many others go willingly, choosing to believe their traffickers promise of a better life. This deceit is all too common. A Cambodian study found that 85 percent of victims were trafficked by someone close to them, someone from within the family, a friend, neighbor or boyfriend. There are many reasons for the dramatic increase in the trafficking of women and children such as globalization, domestic servitude, cheap labor, marriage, adoption, prostitution, child pornography including the more recent practice of live internet child abuse, and child sex tourism. Weak law enforcement and lack of community awareness as well as the lure of easy money have helped to make this industry boom. Here are some of the pieces that great-hearted artist made for the project. For more of these works and more information about this collective you may visit DACS website at http://www.dacsunited.com. You should really take a look at these and support the cause. Children all over the world will thank you. Bram Vanharaen Diego Rodriguez Grzegorz Domaradzki Mike Harrison Mike Speero Richard Roberts Sarah Blake DACS Exhibition

Astonishing Children Photography

Children are somewhat misterious beings. Their eyes say a lot when words are really unnecessary. And of course, there are some photographers that just know how to capture a child's spirit. Taken all over the world, these pictures really say a lot, when you just check these out. They're gorgeous. Hope you all like it! Cheers! ;)