With the combination of the previous days’ inebriation and the sound of fireworks still ringing in everyone’s ears, countless Americans will have woken up on July 5th, 6th, etc. with a headache. What better way to pass those few hours, waiting for the Advil to kick in and the fear to dissipate, than to watch a film?
There’s something endlessly charming and fascinating about seeing the world through a child’s eyes, especially when it comes to all things pop culture. Ah, their uncorrupt hearts. Artist Jon F. Allen tipped us off to this fun Tumblr of album cover art by kids. While the submissions seem to have slowed to a crawl, we couldn’t resist the magic of these marker and crayon versions of music’s finest. Energetic scribbles, stick people, and bright colors make everything better.
Berlin-based photographer Jan von Holleben doesn’t go in for all that cutesy child photography stuff. The typical babies-as-flowers style, he tells Wired, “cater[s] to a certain kind of people who romanticize childhood and who want to have it in a safe bubble.” Instead, Von Holleben’s work captures kids in magical, adventurous scenes, all created without Photoshop — instead, his subjects help him create the set, and then lie on the ground in their poses while Von Holleben shoots them from above. After the jump, check out Action Heroes, one of our favorite series from Von Holleben’s work in this style, and then head on over to the photographer’s website to see much more.