Documenting the human body

May 29, 2012 § 2 Comments

There are cases that nudity is no longer provocative or shocking, but a manifestation of the human condition. In Spencer Tunick’s photographs, a nude body stops being just a nude body and becomes part of the landscape.

More than 15 years, Spencer Tunick has been gathering hundreds or thousands of volunteers and photographing in public places, such as the Zocalo Square in Mexico City, the Dead Sea in Israel, in museums, or in the streets all around the world,  challenging our notions of nudity and purity.

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Day and night in one shot

April 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

An image of a metropolis where the sun meets the colors of the night. Day and night together in just one image.

Photographer Stephen Wilkes in his series called Day to Night captures views of New York City , where day and night are so beautifully united together.

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Pixels and Polaroids

March 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

Two techniques combined together. Pixels and Polaroids is a series of photographs by California high school student Jherin Miller, which combine ‘retro film photography and retro digital graphics into one interesting blend, where 8-bit  pixelated characters live through the eye of a Polaroid camera’.

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The spirit of a city

January 30, 2012 § 1 Comment

To ‘highlight’ human existence and to show the spirit of a wounded city. That was the concept behind Wittner Fabrice‘s Enlightened Souls, a lightpainting project, which begun in May 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand as an artistic and morale contribution to the 6.3 quake’s aftermath. Now in Hanoi, Vietnam, Wittner Fabrice creates his unique long-exposure photos with lights shone through large cut stencils.

“An interesting way to share ideas and feelings about society and life. After all, this is what street art is made for”, says Fabrice. See more light stencils after the jump. « Read the rest of this entry »

The dark side of a fairy tale

January 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

Not every fairy tale has a happy ending. Thomas Czarnecki’s photographic series From Enchantment to Down reveal a different ending to classic fairy tales heroines.

In each of his photographs, he uses recognizable princesses, such as Cinderella, Red Little Red Ridding Hood, Snowhite, Alice in Wonderland to create dark and complex narratives, revealing, thus, intriguing new ways for how classic fairy tales could have ended.

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An essence of the past

January 9, 2012 § 2 Comments

As awkward as it sounds, this new year brought us a sense of nostalgia for an era somehow lost. That’s why we got so impressed with Don Hong-Oai‘s contemporary photographs of China, appeared though as age-old paintings or ink drawings on long scrolls.

Using an old Asian photography technique and incorporating traditional calligraphy and elements of traditional Chinese paintings, Hong-Oai creates mind blowing landscapes, “bringing us back” the essence of past decades.

via My Modern Metropolis

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2011: a LEGO year

December 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

This year was definitely a LEGO year, or, perhaps, every year can be LEGO year, since everything can be constructed or recreated with LEGOs.

E.M. Escher’s paradox:

Classic photographs:

Music record covers:

Oscar nominated films:

What else will these magical bricks build next year?

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