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These 40 Invaded Photos Will Surely Blow Your Mind

These 40 Invaded Photos Will Surely Blow Your Mind
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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 Importance of Reminders (And How to Make a Reminder Work)

                                                                                The Importance of Reminders (And How to Make a Reminder Work)
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                                                                                No matter how well you set up your todo list and calendar, you aren’t going to get things done unless you have a reliable way of reminding yourself to actually do them.

                                                                                Anyone who’s spent an hour writing up the perfect grocery list only to realize at the store that they forgot to bring the list understands the importance of reminders.

                                                                                Reminders of some sort or another are what turn a collection of paper goods or web services into what David Allen calls a “trusted system.”[1]

                                                                                A lot of people resist getting better organized. No matter what kind of chaotic mess, their lives are on a day-to-day basis because they know themselves well enough to know that there’s after all that work they’ll probably forget to take their lists with them when it matters most.

                                                                                Fortunately, there are ways to make sure we remember to check our lists — and to remember to do the things we need to do, whether they’re on a list or not.

                                                                                In most cases, we need a lot of pushing at first, for example by making a reminder, but eventually we build up enough momentum that doing what needs doing becomes a habit — not an exception.

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                                                                                From Creating Reminders to Building Habits

                                                                                A habit is any act we engage in automatically without thinking about it.

                                                                                For example, when you brush your teeth, you don’t have to think about every single step from start to finish; once you stagger up to the sink, habit takes over (and, really, habit got you to the sink in the first place) and you find yourself putting toothpaste on your toothbrush, putting the toothbrush in your mouth (and never your ear!), spitting, rinsing, and so on without any conscious effort at all.

                                                                                This is a good thing because if you’re anything like me, you’re not even capable of conscious thought when you’re brushing your teeth.

                                                                                The good news is you already have a whole set of productivity habits you’ve built up over the course of your life. The bad news is, a lot of them aren’t very good habits.

                                                                                That quick game Frogger to “loosen you up” before you get working, that always ends up being 6 hours of Frogger –– that’s a habit. And as you know, habits like that can be hard to break — which is one of the reasons why habits are so important in the first place.

                                                                                Once you’ve replaced an unproductive habit with a more productive one, the new habit will be just as hard to break as the old one was. Getting there, though, can be a chore!

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                                                                                The old saw about anything you do for 21 days becoming a habit has been pretty much discredited, but there is a kernel of truth there — anything you do long enough becomes an ingrained behavior, a habit. Some people pick up habits quickly, others over a longer time span, but eventually, the behaviors become automatic.

                                                                                Building productive habits, then, is a matter of repeating a desired behavior over a long enough period of time that you start doing it without thinking.

                                                                                But how do you remember to do that? And what about the things that don’t need to be habits — the one-off events, like taking your paycheck stubs to your mortgage banker or making a particular phone call?

                                                                                The trick to reminding yourself often enough for something to become a habit, or just that one time that you need to do something, is to interrupt yourself in some way in a way that triggers the desired behavior.

                                                                                The Wonderful Thing About Triggers — Reminders

                                                                                A trigger is anything that you put “in your way” to remind you to do something. The best triggers are related in some way to the behavior you want to produce.

                                                                                For instance, if you want to remember to take something to work that you wouldn’t normally take, you might place it in front of the door so you have to pick it up to get out of your house.

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                                                                                But anything that catches your attention and reminds you to do something can be a trigger. An alarm clock or kitchen timer is a perfect example — when the bell rings, you know to wake up or take the quiche out of the oven. (Hopefully you remember which trigger goes with which behavior!)

                                                                                If you want to instill a habit, the thing to do is to place a trigger in your path to remind you to do whatever it is you’re trying to make into a habit — and keep it there until you realize that you’ve already done the thing it’s supposed to remind you of.

                                                                                For instance, a post-it saying “count your calories” placed on the refrigerator door (or maybe on your favorite sugary snack itself)  can help you remember that you’re supposed to be cutting back — until one day you realize that you don’t need to be reminded anymore.

                                                                                These triggers all require a lot of forethought, though — you have to remember that you need to remember something in the first place.

                                                                                For a lot of tasks, the best reminder is one that’s completely automated — you set it up and then forget about it, trusting the trigger to pop up when you need it.

                                                                                How to Make a Reminder Works for You

                                                                                Computers and ubiquity of mobile Internet-connected devices make it possible to set up automatic triggers for just about anything.

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                                                                                Desktop software like Outlook will pop up reminders on your desktop screen, and most online services go an extra step and send reminders via email or SMS text message — just the thing to keep you on track. Sandy, for example, just does automatic reminders.

                                                                                Automated reminders can help you build habits — but it can also help you remember things that are too important to be trusted even to habit. Diabetics who need to take their insulin, HIV patients whose medication must be taken at an exact time in a precise order, phone calls that have to be made exactly on time, and other crucial events require triggers even when the habit is already in place.

                                                                                My advice is to set reminders for just about everything — have them sent to your mobile phone in some way (either through a built-in calendar or an online service that sends updates) so you never have to think about it — and never have to worry about forgetting.

                                                                                Your weekly review is a good time to enter new reminders for the coming weeks or months. I simply don’t want to think about what I’m supposed to be doing; I want to be reminded so I can think just about actually doing it.

                                                                                I tend to use my calendar for reminders, mostly, though I do like Sandy quite a bit.

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                                                                                Reference

                                                                                [1] Getting Things Done: Trusted System

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