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He sure is! He’s perfect in his imperfect ways <3

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One Direction: Bandyland
Test your knowledge of the British boy band as you travel from Narnia to the United Kingdom to reach “the boys.” For more 1D background, see our recent video, gifset, fandom feature, and guide to becoming a Directioner. And be sure to come back tomorrow for our interview with the band.
— Infographic design by Dylan Lathrop/Unequal Design

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Inside the Gleefully Obsessed World of One Direction Superfandom
There are a few pivotal dates imprinted in the minds of every One Direction superfan.
There’s November 13, 2010, when the British boy band performed Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn” live on The X Factor (it would become their anthem). There’s June 10, 2012, the start of the band’s U.S. tour, when Louis Tomlinson leapfrogged over frontman Harry Styles on stage, at a fan’s request. There’s the time Harry “saved” a fan from being crushed while in Mexico. And when the boys performed on Saturday Night Live.
But perhaps the most important date — July 1, 2012 — happened at a show diehard fans simply call “the end.” This is how how “Directioners” have deemed the final performance of One Direction’s first U.S. tour, which culminated on a balmy Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It’s not actually the end, of course; the band is simply taking a six-month hiatus before the start of their 2013 tour. Still, it was inevitably a night that would go down in Directioner history. 
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"I want that kind of relationship that you can act like a total idiots together and not have a care in the world"

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Summer Art Fridays: Photographer James Chororos
For the latest in our Summer Fridays series with ArtInfo, we chose the work of James Chororos, a Brooklyn-based photographer and architect. Chororos uses his photos to document poetic moments that might have passed by unnoticed. Case in point (above): a stirring photo of city kids playing in a fire hydrant, lit by the orange setting sun.
Describe the piece you submitted to Summer Fridays.
The photograph depicts three children dancing around in the spray of an open fire hydrant in Park Slope, Brooklyn. It was taken in record-breaking heat just before the sun set in the distance.
How does the piece relate to your memories of summer?
The scene I captured here actually doesn’t relate to my personal experiences of summer at all. For the majority of my life, I grew up in the suburbs, and my town never permitted us to open up a fire hydrant, no matter how hot it was. Of course, as a child I used to complain dramatically about this law every summer, so when I saw these kids I had a great time documenting the moment, but I was still full of envy at age 28.
Describe your process.
When I shoot I try to immerse myself in the moment and I don’t stop until I think I have an image that will tell the story of the whole experience, not just what I saw, but what it felt like to be there. This particular photograph was made the same way as the majority of work I post to my blog, which involves traveling to new places often, patience, and having my camera on me wherever I go.
How did you end up making art?
I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t creating something in some way, so I don’t think there was a single moment that blazed the trail and it certainly hasn’t been a clear path. Throughout my life I migrated from being a painter to a graphic designer and then an architect. Each of these fields somehow led to the next and ultimately to the craft I feel the most connected with, which is photography. I’m continuously inspired by music, discovering unfamiliar settings, and the past.
How has Tumblr helped you?
Once I moved to Tumblr I immediately met a large number of like-minded people, photographers, and creative thinkers, all who regularly interact through their work. Having such a large audience has helped me take my work more seriously and push me in new directions. I get a lot more out of what I do as a result.
—Kyle ChaykaEvery week of the summer, Tumblr’s Storyboard and ARTINFO will select a user to highlight from our Summer Fridays series. Check out the Summer Fridays Tumblr to submit your work.

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