Tag Archives: Arts

Surreal Macro Photographs of Insects

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Malaysian photographer Lee Peiling lives and works in Tanzania where she picked up a camera for the first time just three years ago. Among her quickly growing body of work are these macro photographs of insects that look almost like paintings due to her use of a focus technique known as bokeh. If you like these, definitely check out more of her Small World series.

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99 Picture Frame Illustrations

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The designer Timothy Goodman transformed the blank white walls of the Ace Hotel in New York with illustrations with paint markers and black paint. Paying homage to the city, this wonderful “99 Picture Frame Illustrations” is to discover in images in the article.

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3D Photos: Miniature Immortality

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The Japanese are big fans of the photo booth, producing some of the most original examples of the stand-alone photo devices you can imagine: from machines which add cute frames around your pictures to examples which morph you into a big eyed manga character. Now a company called Omote 3D is taking the concept to the next level and will soon be offering people their likeness in miniature printed 3D form!

The company will be opening a pop-up shop at the Eye of Gyre gallery in Harajuku, where customers can get their figure scanned and printed using 3D printing technology. It’s a pretty fantastic concept. Imagine this: while today we find 2D prints of our long past relatives hidden away in a box – often wondering what they looked like in real-life – future generations may find our likeness in 3D form, giving a far more realistic glimpse of our actual appearance.

Omote and the Tokyo based creative lab PARTY, plan to operate the service daily from November 24th to January 13th, 2013 at a pop up store in the Eye of Gyre gallery, offering 3 sizes: small 10cm, medium 15cm, or large 20cm. The price for your “mini-me” isn’t exactly cheap, and will range between 21,000 to 42,000 yen ($264 to $529)… then again, that’s a small price for miniature immortality.

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Custom Built Orchestra

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Musician and sound artist Diego Stocco is known for his unique multi-track music videos that combine sounds sampled from common objects and modified instruments. In his latest video Custom Built Orchestra Stocco endeavored to create nearly a dozen custom instruments, some completely from scratch and others from instruments he acquired with structural defects that he then altered to create new musical devices. The result is pretty amazing.

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See the full details of the project over on Behance.

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Affinity

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Brad Wilson worked with a number of notable New York photographers before establishing his own career, as both a commercial and fine art photographer, in the city in 1996. Brad’s work has appeared around the world as part of advertising campaigns, magazines, annual reports, album covers, and book covers. He’s now based in Santa Fem New Mexico.

His new work AFFINITY, rather than going out into nature to make wildlife photography, Brad brings his subjects into the studio to create these unique animal portraits. The end result, completely devoid of distractions, allows the eye to focus entirely on the animal, its peculiarities and mannerisms.

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Paper Cut Silhouettes

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Photographer and designer David A. Reeves reveals his talent for staging a series of miniature vignettes made ​​from cut paper silhouettes. Each image layers and offers several plans to create a striking depth of field, without omitting to refer to projects like the game Limbo or comic Walking Dead.

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Beautiful Detailed Illustrations

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Toronto, Canada based artist Terry Fan works with ink, graphite and photoshop. He’s currently involved in a number of creative pursuits which include t-shirt design, screenwriting, graphic novels and children’s book illustration. Below, you may see some of his artworks… Enjoy!

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Paris vs New York

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This sweet animation from Tony Miotto compares two of the world’s most brilliant cities, Paris and New York. Based on the book, Paris Versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities by Vahram Muratyan, it pitches JFK against Charles de Gaulle, cupcakes against macaroons and the subway against the metro. Watch with the sound on to get the full effect.

Question is, which is your favourite?

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Switching Light Sculptures

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What happens when an analytic mind gets creative? For Australian engineer and artist Ian Burns, it’s an amazing set of switching light installations. By using magnifying glasses to focus the filaments of lightbulbs onto a wall, he has created intricate sets of switches that project words that morph before your eyes.

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In his interview for ‘Inside Art’ by The Stock Rooms, Burns said:

I think a lot of engineers are frustrated artists and a lot of artists are frustrated engineers… [What I do] is complicated, but it’s no more complicated than your iPhone and yet we just take that for granted. At the basest of levels it’s the same technology. It’s just switches.

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Guinness – Made Of More

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Under the artistic direction of David Wilson, directors Jake & Josh invites us to discover a video showing the making of the magnificent sculpture of Made for More for the Guinness brand. Music by Woodkid and produced by BlinkArt, this video shows the collaboration of artists and craftsmen from different worlds to bring a unique impressive creation.

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