amazing artist Kevin Van Aelst

Kevin Van Aelst’s work consists of ‘common artifacts and scenes from everyday life, which have been rearranged, assembled, and constructed into various forms, patterns, and illustrations. The images aim to examine the distance between the ‘big picture’ and the ‘little things’ in life—the banalities of our daily lives, and the sublime notions of identity and existence’.

words that sprung into my mind while scrolling through his portfolio were: things in places they dont belong, illusion, connectivity & interrelatedness… bottom line, i LOVE the playfulness and challenging qualities of his color photographs.

& this series of Fingerprints





Las Vegas and Venice seem to be photographed almost entirely by tourists…

Other cities seem to have many pictures taken in places that tourists don’t visit.

curious as how a statement like this is confirmed?

wellllllll, Artist/Geotagger/active Flickr-er Eric Fischer has created a slide show [somehow] able to identify at a certain period in time, if  a photo is being taken by a local (people who have taken pictures in this city dated over a range of a month or more), a tourist (people who seem to be a local of a different city and who took pictures in this city for less than a month), or some other creature (pictures where it can’t be determined whether or not the photographer was a tourist [because they haven’t taken pictures anywhere for over a month]. They are probably tourists but might just not post many pictures at all).


well, besides being an incredibly interesting observation that makes me reflect on my own obsessive photo-snapping behaviors…some of these images are just BEAUTIFUL to me.

[Blue pictures are by locals. Red pictures are by tourists. Yellow pictures are undetermined]