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The First Hadji Cheriff Giphoscope

Hadji Cheriff was an Arabian performer of the late 19th century, and one of the first Arabs ever recorded on a motion picture.

The 24 frame animated GIF is excerpted from Arabian Gun Twirler a 1899 footage By Edison Motion Pictures, where Cheriff performs a rifle twirling act, being the first rifle ever recorded.

The First Hadij Cheriff Giphoscope has been showcased at Big Boys Toys 2014, Dubai, UAE. The frame is in brass with silver plated details, with black marquina marble base.

The Hadji Cheriff Giphoscope is currently on sale. For more info please write to giphoscope@gmail.com.

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Lovecraftian Monsters by Safdarnama


Faust (1994 dir. Jan Švankmajer)

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Sun eats moon.


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Median Scholar among the Spirits, 2014

Acrylics on paper, 22.5 x 30 cm

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Hell’s Bells (1929)



Lucy 2014 vs Lucy 2004.

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Offerings to the Goddess Palden Lhamo. Tibet. 1500s.

Palden Lhamo is the principal protectress of Tibet and the only female of the Eight Guardians of the Dharma. Together with the companion black-ground (nag thang) painting on this wall, this work would have been installed in the chapel (gonkhang) dedicated to the wrathful protective deities (dharmapalas), a room reserved for tantric initiation rites within a Tibetan monastery. The exceptional scale and complexity of the composition relate the painting to the offering-scene murals known as “sets of ornaments” (rgyan tshogs) that adorn the interiors of shrines dedicated to the dharmapalas. It differs in the fact that it represents an actual deity rather than a disembodied presence. 

At the center, the wrathful four-armed goddess Palden Lhamo is shown riding her mule. She is commonly depicted as an emaciated female of terrifying aspect. She wears a necklace of severed heads, holds a skull cup brimming with blood, and is surrounded by a flame mandala that emanates from her being. Depicted against the black background are musical instruments and ritual utensils of all types intended as offerings to the deity. The upper register is framed by a curtain of flayed human skins and organs. Beneath Palden Lhamo is a register depicting auspicious Buddhist symbols and, below them, the seven attributes of a chakravartin (Universal Ruler): a wheel, a wish-fulfilling jewel, a perfect minister, a wife, a horse, an elephant, and a general. -Met

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A frontiersman Orthodox priest in Gizhiga, Kolyma, 1901.

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Top of the world.
-Max, what are you doing?
_Watching the world.
-It’s so beautiful from here.

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im really mad at how accurate this is

A moment of silence for our fallen bearded brother who sacrificed himself for the sake of this disgustingly accurate illustration.

When I was teaching in South Korea the school I worked for threatened to fire me if I didn’t shave my beard. The result was exactly like this.