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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The DNA of a city

April 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

What appears as abstract shapes and colors at first sight, it could actually be an artist’s point of view of a city, let’ s say. That’s the case of Chinese artist Lu Xinjian, who based on aerial views from Google Earth, creates his own maps of major cities across the world in his series entitled City DNA.

See if you can recognize your city:

 Highlight to see city name: Moscow.

The colors of each piece represents the colors of each city and its national flag.Highlight to see city name: New York.

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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 windmills of our city

October 11, 2011 § 1 Comment

Round,
Like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
On an ever-spinning reel

Just twisted. In Nicholas Kennedy Sitton’s photographs, the buildings of a city have been twisted, making the scene appear like a spiral and creating, thus, a hypnotic feeling, making you feel a bit nauseous. Don’ t you think?

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Watching from above

October 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

Watching the city from above: “the constant flow of taxis, the merging of traffic, the waves of pedestrians crossing at the change of traffic lights, and the sounds of honking horns and sirens”. That is what fascinates New York-based photographer Navid Baraty in his amazing series of photos of New York City.

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Minimal landmarks

August 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

How can we disguise some of the city’s most famous buildings and still recognise them?  Through an minimalistic approach, graphic studio Design By House managed to reveal famous landmarks under multiple layers of colors and different shapes.

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Poetry is on the streets

June 29, 2011 § 4 Comments

Poetry can be found everywhere. On small pieces of paper and tiny notebooks, or even in big large billboards and back-lit bus stops. Robert Montgomery shares some of his thought in the most prominent spots of the city.

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