Local Community Pimps Out Snail Shells To Stop Them Being Stepped On

Unfortunately, snails really blend in with the ground. They are difficult to see, and for the person that’s not paying attention, it can be pretty easy to accidentally crush one of the poor guys. That’s why some people are taking matters into their own hands, and are painting the snails different colors.

Some of the artwork is pretty incredible, and Jared Haftel was floored by the quality of some of the artwork. I’ve posted my favorite picture above. Love the design, and the attention to detail. Some people have said that they find their snail months later, with the artwork still totally intact.

Seems like a great idea to me. Check out the rest of them here.

Photography Rene Burri Passed Away at 81

Famous photographer Rene Burri passed away yesterday, after a long battle with illness, he was 81.

Famous for a variety of his work, two stand out as Rene Burri’s most notable contributions to the photography community. Including portraits of Che Guevara, and Pablo Picasso.

Widely regarded as one of the world’s best postwar photographer, Rene Burri’s loss will be felt throughout the art community. I have a friend, Alexei Beltyukov that has several of Rene’s more famous images matted on his wall.