Cristian Girotto is a high-end retoucher living in Paris who created these rather interesting portraits.
Girotto took portraits of adults and turned them into children for his L’Enfant Extérieur project. He wanted to show “us a world of men in the shake of children as if the bofy could slip on the ugliness of life.” You can read a better explanation and see all the photos on his website which you can find here.
Overall, it’s an interesting, if not creepy, art project. Just check out this bearded man-child. Amazing.
Check out more photos after the jump:
Name: The Fergies
Song: “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift
Why we’re obsessed: This acoustic version of T-Swift’s new single by The Fergies is catchy with a sweet tone at the bridge. Kahlia’s soft and high-pitched vocals add a certain flare to the hit and her brother Daniel lets her voice shining by playing a simple melody on the guitar. It’s a slightly more mellow attempt at calling out an ex.
The Fergies’ cover is one of the more unique covers I’ve seen. So far, it’s received over 37,000 views in just one week.
Background: The Fergies are a pop band composed of five siblings with the last name Ferguson from Brisbane, Australia. They’ve been uploading covers and originals to their YouTube page since 2010. While their videos and songs don’t always include every sibling, they seem to be really popular in their native country.
Watch their cover here:
Now here’s a hobby that will leave a bad taste in your mouth.
Meet Ani K., an art teacher from Kerala, India. He’s a painter, except he doesn’t paint the conventional way. Instead of using his hands, he decides to paint with his tongue.
And by that, I don’t mean he holds a paintbrush with his tongue, which to me sounds awesome enough.
In fact, the artist actually slathers the paint on, transferring it onto the canvas to make gorgeous portraits.
While I know we all have our own weird and special talents, I was a bit grossed out watching this video. While I applaud his artistic abilities, I sure hope it’s safe to paint this way.
Rihanna has broken another record – the singer has been named the biggest selling digital artist of all time.
She has sold over 47 million digital downloads at the end of 2011, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The top 10 biggest selling digital artists of all time below:
1. Rihanna – 47,571,000
2. Black Eyed Peas – 42,405,000
3. Eminem – 42,290,000
4. Lady Gaga – 42,078,000
5. Taylor Swift – 41,821,000
6. Katy Perry – 37,620,000
7. Lil Wayne – 36,788,000
8. Beyonce – 30,439,000
9. Kanye West – 30,242,000
10. Britney Spears – 28,665,000
Do you think rock n’ roll is dead? Well autotune Queen Ke$ha is determined to save rock n’ roll with her next album.
“I feel like I don’t necessarily agree, but people say that rock and roll is dead, and it is my mission and my goal to resurrect it in the form of my pop music,” Kesha told MTV News. “That’s the goal. We’ll see what happens. That’s a very ambitious and lofty goal, but that’s my goal.”
Ke$ha recently covered Bob Dylan, which might have influenced her thinking. “I’m really proud of that, but I have learned over the past three years of doing this that being vulnerable doesn’t mean you’re weak,” Ke$ha said of her debut. “I very much want to be seen as a strong woman, but I realize that vulnerability can also be a strength. So on my next record, you are going to hear probably a little more of that.”
So we will have to wait and see. Do you think Ke$ha can be taken seriously as a rock artist?
We were very charmed and impressed with Lissie. Not only is she an awesome musician, she is a very genuine and real person. Seriously, even though she was feeling a bit under the weather, she still managed to make it to the interview. To show her our appreciation, we gave her some Buckley’s (its a Canadian thing). It turns out she is not a fan of Buckley’s.
We are always trying to come up with unique interview concepts at andPOP, and today we are trying a speed date interview. Jordan and Florence from Florence and the Machine had a speed date/interview to talk about love and the connection with music. Unfortunately for Jordan it turns out Florence has a boyfriend.