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Video by @sugar_boogerz Slicing, sizzling, smoking — Laurel Driskill (@sugar_boogerz) cuts through meltable objects with a hot knife and revels in the results. “It’s seriously so fun,” says Laurel, a 24-year-old student of painting and animation who lives in Massachusetts. “It keeps me young. I love when my grocery basket is full of crayons, glitter and Play-Doh.” Laurel turned to creating her #asmr videos (that’s autonomous sensory meridian response, when certain sounds and visuals cause relaxing tingling on the head and neck) while she was going through her divorce. “I needed an outlet: something to focus on that was outside of myself and that gave back to the world,” says Laurel. “I get messages all the time saying thank you and expressing gratitude for making my videos. My ASMR journey is an example of a very good thing that came from a really bad thing.” Watch our story to see Laurel’s ASMR experiments.
Photo by @mr.wgnr Marcus Wagner (@mr.wgnr) got lost (literally) with a friend in an industrial neighborhood. “#WHPgetlost could be my personal theme — I’m always trying to find lost places, hideaways and strange locations.”
Video by @alexgalmeanu Using a drone, photographer Alex Galmeanu (@alexgalmeanu) took this looping video of Ana, a Romanian actress. “I saw these ears of wheat moving in the wind around Ana, and it was like she was surrounded by her emotions,” says Alex. “It was like getting lost in your own thoughts.” Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #whpgetlost.
Video by @nellysnose Hello, world! Meet Nelly (@nellysnose), a 5-year-old golden retriever who can balance just about anything on her nose. “The balancing act grew out of basic sit-and-stay training,” says Nelly’s human, Terry, a retired pediatric nurse. “Occasionally, I would add a prop: veggies from the garden, small toys and, of course, the ever-ready stick. Nelly took to our game immediately. She loves it.” The trick is in the treat — enticing Nelly to show off her skills with a special snack. “If Nelly is willing, she can balance,” says Terry. “She has balanced a small sewing machine, a watermelon, helmets, a raw egg, wind-up teeth and, her personal best, 50 Pringles potato chips.” #weeklyfluff Watch our story to see what else Nelly can balance on that talented nose. Good girl, Nelly!
Photo by @eye.of.ty Photographer Ty Newcomb (@eye.of.ty) transports us to an otherworldly scene in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains for #whpgetlost.
Photo by @iamcassieong “Isn’t life just a-maze-ing?” writes Cassie Ong (@iamcassieong) in the caption of her #whpgetlost submission. 🙃
Photo by @kutovakika Over breakfast, Veronika’s (@kutovakika) mind wanders. “I might pretend to be reading the newspaper like a serious adult, but actually I’m still thinking about the fairy tale forests I’d like to get lost in,” she writes. 🌲 Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #whpgetlost.
19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason (@shekukannehmason) will always remember the moment he was asked to play at the #royalwedding. “I was getting into a car after filming a music video in South London,” says Sheku, who performed today during the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (@kensingtonroyal) in Windsor, England. “It was, of course, very exciting to get the phone call, and I was very honored that Harry and Meghan were aware of my music. It’s exciting to play in such a lovely place on such a special occasion.” Watch our story to see Sheku prepare for the ceremony. 👑
Photo by @paulhiltonphoto For the past five years, conservation photojournalist and wildlife trade consultant Paul Hilton (@paulhiltonphoto) has lived in Indonesia documenting Sumatra’s Leuser Ecosystem. “It is often referred to as ‘the last place on Earth,’” says Paul. “It is the only remaining habitat shared by critically endangered Sumatran elephants, rhinoceroses, tigers and orangutans.” Paul’s work in Sumatra focuses on the palm oil trade and the issues it causes for the more than 10,000 square miles (26,000 square kilometers) of the Leuser Ecosystem, including deforestation, climate change and habitat degradation. “My first interaction with a Sumatran orangutan was in the Tripa peat swamp forest with Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme team. They had to rescue a large male orangutan caught in a very small block of forest. The orangutan was tranquilized, but it was still conscious. Seeing the ape up close, it made eye contact with me, and at that point, I realized how wrong it all was. To do this to such an intelligent being, to cut down these huge tracts of forest, was wrong on so many levels.” Check out today’s story for #endangeredspeciesday to learn more about Paul’s work.
Featured photo by @sergeysuxov Lose yourself in your surroundings for #whpgetlost. Head out into the world. Whether you’re in an urban maze of pedestrians or a forest of serene redwoods, take photos and videos that capture the pace of your weekend whereabouts. Find places to be playful. Hide in a blooming plant, blend into a busy pattern or peek out from behind an object. Kick back. Go where you feel most relaxed — on a boat out on the water, a blanket in a field of flowers or even your couch — and show us how you get lost in your own thoughts. PROJECT RULES: Please add the #whpgetlost hashtag only to photos and videos shared over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video shared over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.
Video by @minapple Hello, world! Meet today’s #weeklyfluff: Marron, a shiba inu living her best life in Japan. “Marron is very gentle but there is a firm core to her character,” says Marron’s human, Mina (@minapple), a freelance designer. “Shiba inus are like cats! Marron is usually cold, but sometimes affectionate. She always wants me to rub her belly. She likes meat, and she doesn’t like walks.” Or face masks. 🐕
Photo by @louisphilippedegagoue 21-year-old French actress Assa Sylla (@assasyllaoff) never planned to work in film — it just happened. “During filming of my first movie four years ago was when I discovered that I really could be an actress,” says Assa, who lives in her hometown of Paris. “My career goals are to grow into a French icon, play more beautiful roles and, most of all, I want to give hope to young black women and show by example that anything is possible.” This week, Assa is at the #cannesfilmfestival, where she stood on the red carpet with 15 fellow black actresses as a show of diversity and solidarity within the French film industry. “#NoireNestPasMonMetier, or #myprofessionisnotblack, is a project led by actress Aïssa Maïga (@aissamaiga),” says Assa. “I hope other black women will see themselves in us and we can change perceptions among some French people. It’s high time French film reflects the diversity of our society.” Watch our story to join Assa on the red carpet.