Urbex I

Urbex I by Ben Schreck. Don’t miss Urbex II and Urbex III.

Urbex I

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Military field rations of the world

As Napoleon once said, an army marches on its stomach. So what do different countries feed their troops? How does the field ration look like? And does it have any effects in warfare? Most armies in the world today now field some form of pre-packaged combat ration, suitably tailored to meet national or ethnic tastes. As you can imagine, it does not guarantee total satisfaction, but it fills up quickly at busy times. (via)

   Military field rations of the world

Germany – Contents: Liver-sausage spread and rye bread, goulash with potatoes, sour cherry and apricot jams, sachets of grapefruit, exotic juice powder, biscotti.

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United Kingdom – Contents: Chicken tikka masala, vegetarian pasta, pork and beans, trail mix, coffee, tea, a mini bottle of Tabasco, an apple fruit pocket, packets of Polos.

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USA – Contents: Pasta with vegetables in spicy tomato sauce, almond poppy seed pound cake, cranberries, spiced apple cider, peanut butter and crackers.

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Spain – Contents: Green beans with ham, squid in vegetable oil, pate, powdered vegetable soup, crackers, peaches in syrup.

   Military field rations of the world

Estonia – Contents: Liver sausage with potatoes, stuffed peppers, chicken-meat pâté, smoked sprats, crispbreads, halva with vanilla, muesli with fruit pocket and honey.

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Arca – Thievery

Stereogum writes: »Arca’s new video for ‘Thievery’ is an astounding piece of work, and it effectively does for twerking what Aphex Twin’s ‘Windowlicker’ did for late-’90s rap-video excess.« And for sure, this clip is owing to a kind of irritation. Check it out below.

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Landscape Light Installations

American artist Barry Underwood utilizes LED lights, luminescent material, and other photographic effects to create fleeting abstract landscapes that are influenced by both accidental and incidental light. Here is Underwood’s Artist Statement: »My artwork examines community and land-use in rural, suburban and urban sites. I created this series of installations by researching local agricultural, industrial, and recreational land-use. Curiosity about ecological and social history of specific places drives my work. By revealing the beauty and potential of an ordinary landscape an everyday scene is transformed into a memorable, visual experience. Each photograph image is a dialogue – the result of my direct encounter with nature and history. Inspired by land art, landscape photography and painting, as well as cinema, my images are both surreal and familiar.«

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All images © Barry Underwood.

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The Weight of Life

Urban Interventions by Tony Spyra

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The Weight of Life, Kraków, Poland, 2013

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Physalia, Ostend, Belgium, 2013

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Abandoned Shipwreck, Vienna, Austria, 2012

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Career, 425 x 101,65 x 118,75cm, 2014, Picture: Hannes Katherl

All images © Tony Spyra.

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Prison Landscapes

Alyse Endur’s book Prison Landscapes is a compilation of prison inmates presenting themselves in front of visiting room backdrops. »Such backdrops, often painted by talented inmates, are used within the prisons as portrait studios. As inmates and their visitors pose for photos in front of these idealized landscapes they pretend, for a brief moment, that they are someplace else. The photographs are given to these visitors as gifts to take home and remember the faces of their loved ones while they are incarcerated«, she writes.

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State Correctional Institution, Houtzdale, Pennsylvania

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Woodbourne Correctional Facility, Woodbourne, New York.

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Federal Correctional Institution II, Butner, North Carolina.

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Rush Hour

Rush Hour by Fernando Livschitz.

Rush Hour

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