Posts Tagged ‘art’

SmugMug Explores the Boundary Between Photos and Digital Art with Joel Grimes

Joel Grimes‘ photography is fantastic, and I use that word in its most literal form. As Grimes puts it, “photography is not reality,” and so his work is about exploring the border between photography and digital art as he creates portraits that are unlike anything else out there. Read more…

Captivating TED Talk on the Unseen Worlds that Time-Lapse, Microscopic Imagery and Slow Motion Reveal

The intersection of Science, Technology and Art, at least according to renowned filmmaker and time-lapse photographer Louie Schwartzberg, is curiosity and wonder. And in the TED talk above, he makes the case for how few things pique that curiosity and inspire that wonder like the “hidden miracles of the natural world” that time-lapse, slow motion and microscopic imagery reveal. Read more…

First Sigma 50mm Art Lens Review Claims Nikon and Canon Aren’t On the Same Level

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When Sigma announced their 50m f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens, they included some extremely dramatic statements. Not only did they say that they wanted to beat out Canon and Nikon, they intended to blow them out of the water, stating that they were aiming to make the lens as good, if not better, than the $4,000 Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T*.

Last month we shared a somewhat shady review of the lens, which came with plenty of skepticism, so today we’re sharing with you a review from a much more reputable source, SLR Gear. Read more…

Hyperlapse Captures Four Graffiti Artists Covering an Entire Warehouse

Back in June, graffiti artist Sofles was featured in a hyperlapse that showed him making his way around an abandoned building and creating various impressive tags at super speed. That video was received very well, so naturally, if one graffiti artist is good, four would be four times better right? Read more…

Artist Brings Instagram Into the Real World by Putting Up Cardboard Instagram Frames

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If you’re already of the opinion that Instagram has infiltrated too much of your life, we suggest you stay away from London for a little bit, because Brazilian artist Bruno Ribeiro is bringing the familiar filtered frames into the real world with his project Real Life Instagram. Read more…

Instagram and Anxiety of the Photographer – Part I

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Over a half a billion Apple iOS and Android systems have been sold, which means that there are now an unprecedented number of cameras in the world. This monumental increase in smartphone cameras has allowed for the dramatic increase of photos uploaded to social media sites.

I’m often overwhelmed by the fact that I can upload photos to Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr, 500px, VSCOcam, Artflakes, Snapchat, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, EyeEM, and on, and on, and on. Through such apps, a half billion photos are uploaded to the Internet each day. The sheer scale and accelerated growth of mobile photography and social media integration, which I’ll call the new photography, has quickly changed photography in just a few short years. Read more…

Please Draw Me a Wall: Creative Photos of People Interacting with Graffiti

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French photographer Julien Coquentin‘s series Please Draw Me a Wall is a curious combination of street art and photography. By having his subjects (sometimes himself) interact with wall art as if it were real, he creates fantasy worlds using only a few props and drawings that some call art and others defacement. Read more…

TEDx: Photographer Fabian Oefner Talks About Combining Art and Science

Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner recently gave this short 10-minute talk at TEDx Warwick 2013 in which he shares about how he tries to use photography to explore the two worlds of visual art and scientific principles. Many of his personal projects revolve around making natural phenomena visible, showing them in “previously unseen and poetic ways,” and “encouraging viewers to pause for a moment and appreciate the magic that constantly surrounds us.”

We’ve featured his work a handful of times before — projects that involve using fiber glass lamps to create the appearance of space nebulae, using a drill to photograph paint being flung outward, capturing soap bubbles as they pop, and shooting high-speed photos of paint-covered balloons popping.

Peaceful Still-Life Photographs Combine Kitchenware and Roadkill

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Certainly there’s ample artistic precedent for including a dead animal or two in a still-life. Old Master paintings are rife with images of freshly killed ducks, bunnies and fish awaiting a trip to the dinner table.

Photographer (and certified taxidermist) Kimberly Witham slyly subverts that tradition with “Domestic Arrangements,” a series of still-life photographs that combine modern kitchenware and other items of domestic life with birds, squirrels and other animals retrieved from the roadside. All items come from within a short radius around Witham’s New Jersey home.
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