Painting the sky

April 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

In the urban landscape we only get small glimpses of the sky; at least from the street level view-point of our every day comings and goings. Yes, one could see a fair share of sky from a high building, but it always the urban skyline that dominates the experience, not the vast horizons of the countryside.

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Basically, the sky is absent from the urban landscape.

This is why sky-artist Thomas Lamadieu fills in the small sky-gaps with his strange creatures.

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Lovers asleep

March 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

How do lovers sleep?

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In a project called The Sleep of the Beloved, photographer Paul Schneggenburger captures a couple’s most intimate moment: their sleep. Using long-exposure photography he creates these ethereal, haunting, black & white images, where faces and limbs are combined in a single aura.

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The beloved are photographed inside Paul’s studio, from midnight to six in the morning, in black sheets, under candle-light. The project is ongoing and you can take part by contacting the photographer.

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The disappearing artist act

October 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

I am ambivalent about this. Is it ironic or moronic? Is it a critique of celebrity image, in this paparazzi infested world? Or is it a strained attempt to be the next meme? Here is the concept and you’ll be the judge:

Photographer Chris Buck had a side project. Once a photo shoot with an artist was completed, he would ask them to hide somewhere inside the frame and then he would take a photograph. The series is appropriately called “Presence“. Cleverly enough he asked witnesses to sign an affidavit affirming the presence of the artist. In the monograph of the series, this signed document is displayed across the photograph itself. An empty photograph and a legal document. What do you think?

Let’s do an experiment. Can you tell which artist hides in which photo? Do you feel their “presence”? (answers on hover).

David Lynch

Nick Cave

Jonathan Franzen

Admittedly, Buck seems interested in the concept of the public image of the celebrity. In another of his series, named ISNT, he explores Alison Jackson-esque scenes with celebrity look-alikes. By the way, if you haven’t already, you should visit Jackson’s faux celebrity blog.

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What Does Music Look Like?

September 27, 2012 § 1 Comment

In this blog, I have often wondered if music could be visualised and how it would look like and many artistic experiments I have encountered through the web tried to answer my question.

But I have to admit that no other experiment manages to capture better the look of music than Martin Klimas‘ photographic series, entitled ‘What Does Music Look Like?’. After having covered a speaker with a sheet of translucent plastic, he pours colored paints on that sheet and pumps up the volume. Then he photographs the ‘vibrating’ colors that dance on the air.

Miles Davis – Bitches Brew

Can you recognise the songs? (Hover to find out..)

Jimi Hendrix – House Burning Down
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The beach from above

August 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

Well, I love being on the beach, enjoying the sun, playing with the sand and diving in the cold waters. Photographer Gray Malin seems to enjoy the beach while being on air. How else can I explain his beautifully taken from helicopter photographs of some of the most famous beaches of the world, St. Tropez in France, Copacabana in Brazil and Bondi beach in Australia.

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Lost in the modern metropolis

July 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

We try to hide in our modern metropolis, in the cityscape, but it seems that sometimes the city itself can be also found hidden in our mind and in our thoughts. Beijing-based photographer Jasper James captures in his photographic series called City Silhouettes the expressive silhouettes of different people mingled in the city’s landscape.

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Fictitious dishes from classic novels

July 24, 2012 § 3 Comments

How would you imagine Oliver Twist’s breakfast of gruel and water or Alice in Wonderland’s afternoon tea served? Dinah Fried in her photographic series entitled Fictitious Dishes decided to capture the meals of five fictional characters – Oliver Twist, The Catcher in the Rye, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo and Moby Dick.

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By changing the table dressings, condiments, crockery and cutlery, the culinary snapshots are turned into fascinating literary set pieces.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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