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This Photographer Captured Ukrainian Youth in Their Final Months of ‘Carefree Fun’

(Photo: © Daniel King)

(Photo: © Daniel King)

In the past year and a half, the East Village has grown accustomed to the presence of candles, messages of remembrance and fresh flowers outside 136 Second Avenue, home to the Ukrainian American Youth Foundation. This impromptu memorial has served as a constant reminder of the many lives lost during the November 2013 “Rise up, Ukraine!” anti-government uprisings in Kiev.

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Want to Get ‘Permanently Tweaked’? Make a Miniature Painting Every Day

Lorraine Loots (photo: Rob Scher)

Lorraine Loots (photo: Rob Scher)

Can you think of an activity you’ve completed every single day for two years? While I’d struggle to even claim taking a brush to my molars that consistently, South African miniaturist Lorraine Loots extended hers (brush, not molars) to 730 photorealistic watercolor paintings, the prints of which will be on display this Wednesday at Three Kings Studio in Williamsburg.

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