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These 40 Invaded Photos Will Surely Blow Your Mind

These 40 Invaded Photos Will Surely Blow Your Mind

When you open your Instagram app, what sort of photos do you expect to see? Pictures of people’s morning coffee and favorite meals? Selfies at parties and the day’s outfit? If you’re lucky, you may even get a beautiful skyline but, and let’s be honest here, Instagram photos are beginning to become a little bit similar and often lack originality. Thankfully, that’s where Brazilian Illustrator, filmmaker and photographer Lucas Levitan steps in.

Currently based in London, Levitan takes other people’s everyday Instagram posts and adds humorous, silly cartoons before posting them on his own Instagram account where he’s already posted over 600 pictures. Not only do these doodles make the images more interesting, they often add a meaningful narrative.  “I search for inspiration in everyday life,” says Levitan, “and turn ordinary objects and scenes into intriguing images that sometimes take shape as illustration, sculptures, installations, paintings or films”

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This particular series of images is cheekily named Photo Invasion as he uses other people’s photos and invades them without asking permission. However, Levitan is always sure to tag and mention the original photo’s owner. On Photo Invasion, Levitan states “I try to create a partnership with my drawing and the other photograph. It’s never the intention is taking over, but building a new story, together.”

Take a look at these wonderfully invaded photos! Some will make you think, some may not be safe for work and some have a bit of illustrated gore:

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1. Get The Flick Off Of That Cliff Edge!

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    2. A Little Bit Awkward.
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      3. Squirrel Selfie.
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        4. Summer Cleaning.
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          5. Lumber-Hack
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            6. Ice Fishing
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              7. 100 MPH Knitting.
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                Levitan Around The World

                Levitan’s work has featured in exhibitions around the world, from the Tropicalia at Barbican Art Centre in the UK to the Chicago Museum of Modern Art in the USA and the Panorama of Brazilian Art at the Museum of Modern Art in Brazil. He has also been awarded over a dozen awards including Best Integrated Campaign 2011 at the Revolution Awards and bronze in Promo & Activation at the Dubai Lynx (Cannes Lion) 2011.

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                In the future, Levitan hopes to display his art throughout London in an exhibition named Art No Cube so that his art will finally be able to invade the physical realms as well the digital.

                8. London Weather.
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                  9. The Bass Bridge.
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                    10. This Guy Is Tripping.
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                      11. Welcome To The Cutting Edge City.
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                        12. The Instant Wrinkle Cure Is Finally Here.
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                          13. A True Beach Romance… Or Circus Act.
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                            14. Fun At The Museum.
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                              15. Harvesting.
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                                16. Got Milk?
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                                  17. Extreme Jenga.
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                                    18. Hide And Seek.
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                                      19. London Explained: The First Pidgeon Clock.
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                                        20. Teachers These Days… 
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                                          21. Relaxing By The Pool Side.
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                                            22. American Chess.
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                                              23. Architecture At It’s Finest.
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                                                24. Traffic Stopper.
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                                                  Never Stop Being Silly

                                                   “For me it’s a playful way to celebrate photography, apart of admiring the image itself, I look for a new story hidden on it,” Levitan writes on his Tumblr. “That way I create a new narrative and an unexpected partnership with the photographer.”

                                                  Levitan is a prime example of how we can use any resources we are given to create art and inspire creativity in others. Never, ever top being silly and spreading joy!

                                                  25. Disclaimer: Not Responsible For Any Injuries That Occur During Tickling. 
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                                                    26. Hanging Out Or Falling Down?
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                                                      27. Nelson’s Jumping From His Column.
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                                                        28. Foot Climbing.
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                                                          29. Continue To Grow.
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                                                            30. Music Box Ballerina Comes To Life. 
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                                                              31. Northern Seal.
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                                                                32. Strength Level 9000: The Ultimate Test.

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                                                                  34. All Air.
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                                                                    35. How To: Get An Even Tan.

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                                                                      36. Abbey Road Zebra Crossing.
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                                                                        37. Outdoor Banquet. 
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                                                                          38. Bad Santa’s Little Helper.
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                                                                            39. Eiffel Trumpet.
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                                                                              40. Colour Rinse.
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                                                                                Which of Levitan’s photo’s is your particular favourite? Would you be happy if he took one your Instagram photos and ‘invaded’ it? To see more of his work visit his website, Tumblr, Instagram or LinkedIn.

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                                                                                Images: Lucas Levitan

                                                                                Featured photo credit: Lucas Levitan via photoinvasion.tumblr.com

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                                                                                The Power of Ritual: Conquer Procrastination, Time Wasters and Laziness

                                                                                The Power of Ritual: Conquer Procrastination, Time Wasters and Laziness

                                                                                Life is wasted in the in-between times. The time between when your alarm first rings and when you finally decide to get out of bed. The time between when you sit at your desk and when productive work begins. The time between making a decision and doing something about it.

                                                                                Slowly, your day is whittled away from all the unused in-between moments. Eventually, time wasters, laziness, and procrastination get the better of you.

                                                                                The solution to reclaim these lost middle moments is by creating rituals. Every culture on earth uses rituals to transfer information and encode behaviors that are deemed important. Personal rituals can help you build a better pattern for handling everything from how you wake up to how you work.

                                                                                Unfortunately, when most people see rituals, they see pointless superstitions. Indeed, many rituals are based on a primitive understanding of the world. But by building personal rituals, you get to encode the behaviors you feel are important and cut out the wasted middle moments.

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                                                                                Program Your Own Algorithms

                                                                                Another way of viewing rituals is by seeing them as computer algorithms. An algorithm is a set of instructions that is repeated to get a result.

                                                                                Some algorithms are highly efficient, sorting or searching millions of pieces of data in a few seconds. Other algorithms are bulky and awkward, taking hours to do the same task.

                                                                                By forming rituals, you are building algorithms for your behavior. Take the delayed and painful pattern of waking up, debating whether to sleep in for another two minutes, hitting the snooze button, repeat until almost late for work. This could be reprogrammed to get out of bed immediately, without debating your decision.

                                                                                How to Form a Ritual

                                                                                I’ve set up personal rituals for myself for handling e-mail, waking up each morning, writing articles, and reading books. Far from making me inflexible, these rituals give me a useful default pattern that works best 99% of the time. Whenever my current ritual won’t work, I’m always free to stop using it.

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                                                                                Forming a ritual isn’t too difficult, and the same principles for changing habits apply:

                                                                                1. Write out your sequence of behavior. I suggest starting with a simple ritual of only 3-4 steps maximum. Wait until you’ve established a ritual before you try to add new steps.
                                                                                2. Commit to following your ritual for thirty days. This step will take the idea and condition it into your nervous system as a habit.
                                                                                3. Define a clear trigger. When does your ritual start? A ritual to wake up is easy—the sound of your alarm clock will work. As for what triggers you to go to the gym, read a book or answer e-mail—you’ll have to decide.
                                                                                4. Tweak the Pattern. Your algorithm probably won’t be perfectly efficient the first time. Making a few tweaks after the first 30-day trial can make your ritual more useful.

                                                                                Ways to Use a Ritual

                                                                                Based on the above ideas, here are some ways you could implement your own rituals:

                                                                                1. Waking Up

                                                                                Set up a morning ritual for when you wake up and the next few things you do immediately afterward. To combat the grogginess after immediately waking up, my solution is to do a few pushups right after getting out of bed. After that, I sneak in ninety minutes of reading before getting ready for morning classes.

                                                                                2. Web Usage

                                                                                How often do you answer e-mail, look at Google Reader, or check Facebook each day? I found by taking all my daily internet needs and compressing them into one, highly-efficient ritual, I was able to cut off 75% of my web time without losing any communication.

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                                                                                3. Reading

                                                                                How much time do you get to read books? If your library isn’t as large as you’d like, you might want to consider the rituals you use for reading. Programming a few steps to trigger yourself to read instead of watching television or during a break in your day can chew through dozens of books each year.

                                                                                4. Friendliness

                                                                                Rituals can also help with communication. Set up a ritual of starting a conversation when you have opportunities to meet people.

                                                                                5. Working

                                                                                One of the hardest barriers when overcoming procrastination is building up a concentrated flow. Building those steps into a ritual can allow you to quickly start working or continue working after an interruption.

                                                                                6. Going to the gym

                                                                                If exercising is a struggle, encoding a ritual can remove a lot of the difficulty. Set up a quick ritual for going to exercise right after work or when you wake up.

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                                                                                7. Exercise

                                                                                Even within your workouts, you can have rituals. Spacing the time between runs or reps with a certain number of breaths can remove the guesswork. Forming a ritual of doing certain exercises in a particular order can save time.

                                                                                8. Sleeping

                                                                                Form a calming ritual in the last 30-60 minutes of your day before you go to bed. This will help slow yourself down and make falling asleep much easier. Especially if you plan to get up full of energy in the morning, it will help if you remove insomnia.

                                                                                8. Weekly Reviews

                                                                                The weekly review is a big part of the GTD system. By making a simple ritual checklist for my weekly review, I can get the most out of this exercise in less time. Originally, I did holistic reviews where I wrote my thoughts on the week and progress as a whole. Now, I narrow my focus toward specific plans, ideas, and measurements.

                                                                                Final Thoughts

                                                                                We all want to be productive. But time wasters, procrastination, and laziness sometimes get the better of us. If you’re facing such difficulties, don’t be afraid to make use of these rituals to help you conquer them.

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