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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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.

Moby Dick

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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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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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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