Posts Tagged ‘art’

‘Share’ is a Photo Book That Contains 50 Removable Prints for Sharing Art

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Share is like the Kit Kat bar of photo books. Just as you can break off a chocolate covered wafer to share a Kit Kat bar with someone else, you can tear a beautiful photographic print out of the Share photo book to share art.
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An Open Letter to the Artist Support System

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Support is a funny thing.

As an artist, 96% of our career is spent dealing with rejection. Rejection from friends, family, other artists, and even the art world itself. Making a living from art can be a very long and lonely, misunderstood journey, especially in the beginning, and having a decent support system can help make that early journey a little more bearable.

But just as we’re often learning the ropes of how to be an artist, we also know that you’re learning the ropes of how to best support us. We need you, and here are the best ways you can help us out.
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Artist Creates 25 Life-Size Sculptures of Leica Cameras Out of Different Materials

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Artist Daniel Arsham has a new exhibition at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles that consists of 25 life-sized Leica camera replicas created out of various geological materials. The sculptures reimagine some of Leica’s most famous products as “relics of a time past.”
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Murmurings of What’s to Come in Sigma’s Art Line of Lenses: 85mm, 135mm, and 24-70mm

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A week ago, Sigma unveiled its new 24mm f/1.4, the latest lens in its highly-regarded Art line of lenses. Now, the rumor mill is churning again as photographers look forward to which focal length Sigma will cover next.
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CameraSelfies: Portraits of Historical Cameras Taking Pictures of Themselves

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What if cameras got tired of participating in human selfies and decided one day to start taking pictures of themselves? That’s the quirky idea behind a project called “CameraSelfies” by German photographer Juergen Novotny (who also goes by J. Flynn Newton).

The series features photos of various cameras “looking at themselves” in front of contemporary wallpapers that capture the cameras’ personalities.
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Minecraft Founder ‘Notch’ is Likely the New Owner of That $1 Million Giant Leica Sculpture

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Here’s a super random piece of photographic trivia: that $1 million giant Leica sculpture in Los Angeles is likely now in the possession of Minecraft founder Markus Persson (AKA “Notch”).
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Depict is a Giant and Gorgeous 4K Digital Frame That Does Photos Justice

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Digital picture frames often steal attention away from the photos they display — the quality and resolution on most displays don’t always do photos justice and end up detracting from the viewing experience. Depict is a new frame that wants to revolutionize the experience of displaying and viewing art digitally.

It’s a giant and beautifully made frame that can display high resolution photographs in 4K.
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Columnists at The Guardian Debate Whether or Not Photography is Art

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Grab your popcorn, folks. There’s an interesting royal rumble happening over at The Guardian between columnists Sean O’Hagan and Jonathan Jones. The main question on the table is: “Is photography art?”
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Flickr Opens Up 50 Million Creative Commons and Licensed Images for Flickr Wall Art

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A little over a month ago, Yahoo! revealed Flickr Wall Art, a service that lets you turn your images into beautiful prints to hang… well… wherever you want them. Today, they’re kicking that service up a notch by removing that pesky need for these photos to be yours.

No, you can’t steal other people’s photos and use them, but Flickr is opening up its entire Creative Commons library and some hand-selected collections from its licensed artists for your wall-hanging pleasure. Read more…

Engineering Photography Beautifully Reveals the Intersection of Science and Art

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From images of graphene flowers and foam to a portrait of a self-taught engineer fixing one of his elephant pumps that is providing clean water for a village in Malawi, the winning images and other impressive entrants in the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering’s photography competition beautifully illustrate how art, science, and humanity mesh. Read more…