'The Invisible Empire' by Juha Arvid Helminen'The Invisible Empire' by Juha Arvid Helminen by danlev
Finnish photographer Juha Arvid Helminen conveys a message on the misuse of power in politics and religion in his dark, faceless portrait series, "The Invisible Empire."
"In 2006 I witnessed the so called Smash ASEM demonstration in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki. I personally experienced the dark side of the Finnish police, with young men hiding behind their uniforms and hoods, anonymously committing misconduct. Later I also witnessed the reluctance of the justice system to punish those in uniform.
Uniforms create unity and through them we can for example tell apart a soldier from a civilian. The dark side is the seeming justification to violence and the possibility to disappear in the masses when we do something truly evil.
We wear clothes dictated by religion, political thoughts and tradition to communicate and represent authority but also as a sign of belonging and our ide
Giulia is a german/italian human being residing in a very nice and cosy country called Brazil. By day she is an architecture student and by night a very unexperienced yet excited comic artist.|
Her interests include several unrelated and related subjects such as animals, airplanes, history, books, video games and sports (although she isn't good at them. Any of them.)
She's particularly fond of people such as Amelia Earhart, the Red Baron, Derek Robinson (the author) and Manuel Neuer (der Nutellagott).
Giulia hopes writing in third person isn't creepy and that you enjoy your visit to her DA page, she would be particularly happy if you checked out her webcomic.
Sketching real people can come in handy when creating fictional characters. It widens your vision on features, shapes and the overall structure.
I’m awful at capturing people’s complexions, but I tried and I feel it’s been helpful so far. Here are some faces I’d like to share – the failed and misrepresented portrayals of brazilian/ukranian writer and poet Clarice Lispector and ridiculously photogenic criminal non-mastermind Daniel Tohill.
There are also fictional faces from The Gryphon’s Odyssey. If you’re reading it (I certainly hope you are), Bryce will seem stranger. He will be showing up only around page 45 or so. I like his pointy features. J
The current pages (we’re at 22) are rather old and I believe I’ve improved a lot since then, so I just wanted to share something that hasn’t been done half a year ago.Might be interested in The Gryphon's Odyssey?