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Dillon Marsh is a South-African photographer whose work taps on environmental issues and our relationship to our planet’s natural resources.
In a series called ‘For What it’s Worth’, he’s photographed five copper mines around the Namaqualand region and added a computer-generated visualization of the amount of copper extracted from each location in the form of spheres.
The spheres sit imposingly in each mining site as their pristine surface accentuates the contrast between the man-made and the rawness of the landscape.

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Visualizing Information

Dillon Marsh is a South-African photographer whose work taps on environmental issues and our relationship to our planet’s natural resources.

In a series called ‘For What it’s Worth’, he’s photographed five copper mines around the Namaqualand region and added a computer-generated visualization of the amount of copper extracted from each location in the form of spheres.

The spheres sit imposingly in each mining site as their pristine surface accentuates the contrast between the man-made and the rawness of the landscape.

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"I personally believe in Jesus Christ as my lord savior, but I’m also a killer. I’ve killed a lot. And if I need to, I’ll kill a whole bunch more," Page said. "If you don’t want to get killed, don’t show up in front of me, it’s that simple. I have no problem with it. God did not raise me to be a coward."

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Page also had some choice words for victims of domestic violence (“Don’t be wasting cops’ time. Just shoot each other and get it over with”) and Muslims (“Passive until they gain parity with you or they exceed you in numbers and they will kill you”) and LGBT people (describing their lifestyle as “sodomy”).

He also expressed disdain for hate crime legislation.

“We have no business passing hate crime laws,” he said, “because we’re setting aside a group of people special.”

— St. Louis/St. Charles, Missouri police Sergeant Major Dan Page. Worked crowd control in Ferguson. For example.

Suspended, because this video exists. So I believe the big lesson for Missouri PD is : don’t make videos.

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Following the stunt, many New Yorkers questioned why the officers stationed at the edges of the bridge, usually in parked patrol cars, had failed to notice anything occurring that night. Mr. Davis said those officers were not being relied on to detect intruders or screen bridge traffic; they were there to block the bridge’s entrances should the Police Department ever need to stop traffic from entering in the case of an emergency or a terrorist threat.

As for the stolen American flags, Mr. Davis said, “We’d certainly love to have them back.”

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Photographer Martin Klimas’ breaking porcelain figurines.

From a height of three meters, porcelain figurines are dropped on the ground, and the sound they make when they hit trips the shutter release. The result: razor-sharp images of disturbing beauty—temporary sculptures made visible to the human eye by high-speed photography technology. The porcelain statuette bursting into pieces isn’t what really captures the attention; the fascination lies in the genesis of a dynamic figure that replaces the static pose. In contrast to the inertness of the intact kitsch figurines Klimas started out with, the photographs of their destruction possess a powerfully narrative character.” (martin-klimas.de)

Perfect.

Via Imgur.