A makeover is a term applied to changing one’s appearance, sometimes through cosmetics. Makeovers can range from something as simple as a new haircut, to the use of cosmetic surgery, to the extreme of the implantation of dental veneers, eye-color-changing contact lenses, and the use of appearance-altering gastric bypass surgeries, providing massive, permanent fat loss in obese persons, and the associated plastic surgeries, such as abdominoplasty, to eliminate the resulting loose-hanging skin folds (the “panniculus”).
A makeunder is based on the opposite principle – removing artificial enhancements to a person’s appearance to give a more ‘natural’ look.
In London, a group of 8 young men stole 9 luxury cars, which included BMW’s, Porsches, Range Rovers and a Mercedes Benz. They were caught by police when they decided to do this stupid thing…basically they broke the first rule of ‘Fight Club.”
That is right folks! The police became aware of the gang when they posted pictures of themselves on Facebook sitting in the stolen cars, drinking champagne and in one example even eating a “cash” sandwich. Sometimes justice is exceptionally sweet.
From the pile of books in the bedside cabinet to the neatly folded duvet, this bedroom looks almost ready for its owner to turn in for the night.
Aside, that is, from the peeling walls, patches of damp, and the thick layer of filth shrouding everything in the room.
The eerie photograph is part of a series by Dutch photographer Niki Feijen, who has captured furniture, ornaments and clothes frozen in time in homes where the owners have long since departed.
The photographer specialises in urban exploration; going beyond ‘do not enter’ signs to document boarded-up houses and dilapidated buildings across western Europe.
His Disciple of Decay series features abandoned family homes that must once have been filled with conversation and laughter, but now house only the crumbling belongings of their former occupants.
One picture shows a bedroom that remains almost exactly as it was left, from the paintings hanging on the walls, to a television on a chest of drawers and a lace covering on the dressing table.
Another reveals a darkened living room with ornaments lining a sideboard, and a pair of shoes resting on the floor in front of an empty armchair.
Other images capture buildings in far worse states of repair, from the crumbling ceiling in a once-grand piano room, to a rotting table and chairs in an abandoned farmhouse.