While some people want to be like a Barbie doll, KotaKoti, or Dakota Rose, is a 16-year-old kid that truly looks like one. Her personal blog and videos have garnered a lot of attention, especially from Japan and China, where she has a lot of fans and has been dubbed a cosplayer.Read more: A Real Life Teen Barbie (7 pics)
We’ve come to Naryan-Mar to ask Nikolay, a local shaman, some questions about his life.
Nikolay was born in 1969 and grew up in the orphanage. He studied in several technical secondary schools but he never received his diploma. After long years of looking for his place in this life, he settled down outside Maryan-Mar to open guest tents which are highly popular among both local people and people from other regions of the country. He’s not married.
Canadian photographer Hana Pesut put together a fun series entitled, “Switcheroo”. The incredibly simple concept, of photographing couples, having them switch clothing and then photographing them again, is surprisingly effective at getting you to do a double take. Each subject seems to take on an entirely new identity, not unlike their counterparts.Read more: Portraits of Couples Who Have Swapped Identities (62 pics)
It’s been the 6th year in a row that people of Yalutorovsk, the Tumen Region, try to make the largest record-breaking pancake. It’s pretty much the same year by year – the same frying pan of three meters in diameter, the same cooking technique and the same people. When this year their batter began to burn once they poured it onto the frying pan, it became obvious they were not going to make it again.
Let’s start with some photographs of the unlucky ritual taken in 2012.
Some documentary subjects require a significant degree of physical commitment on behalf of the photographer. Commercial fishing on the Bering Sea during the winter is probably one of them.
Corey Arnold is a commercial fisherman and photographer who is working on a lifelong project “Fish-Work” which chronicles the commercial fishing lifestyle throughout the world.