Posts Tagged ‘artist’

Digital Artist Uses Photoshop to Bring His Childhood Drawings Into the Real World

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Twenty years ago, at the tender age of 4, Netherlands-based artist Telmo Pieper wasn’t quite as skilled at his craft as he is now. And so, in his series Kiddie Arts, he decided to revisit some of his ‘early work’ and bring it up to speed using his prodigious Photoshop skills. Read more…

Talented Doodler Gets Creative with Mirror Selfies in This Awesome Little Photo Series

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We usually don’t condone mirror selfies, but for Norwegian doodler Mirrorsme, we’ll make an exception. Using various mirrors as canvases for her work, the woman behind the pseudonym paints herself into a number of humorous and immersive situations. From Batman and Joker to Super Mario Bros., Mirrorsme has covered quite the variety of situations in her doodle adventures. Read more…

Artist Shares Beautiful Illustrations Created with Flower Petals and Household Objects

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Singapore-based artist Lim Zhi Wei, who goes by Limzy or @lovelimzy on Instagram, doesn’t use your typical materials to create her mini masterpieces. Where others might use paint or, in the case of photographers, light, the artwork that she shares with her 50,000+ followers is created using flower petals, watercolors, food and random household objects. Read more…

Interview: Susan Dobson, The Artist Behind the Haunting Series ‘Sense of an Ending’

Susan Dobson is best known for her work on suburban culture, architecture, and landscape. Her photographs have been exhibited across Canada, as well as in the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, China, Germany, Spain, and Mexico. Her work was included in the Canadian Biennial titled Builders at the National Gallery of Canada in 2012, and she was a contributing artist to the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad. Dobson is Associate Professor at the University of Guelph.

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Susan Dobson’s series “Sense of an Ending” gives us look at architecture, decay and a literal sense of ending — reminding us that eventually everything around us will become rubble. Through the use of composite imagery, Dobson crafts scenes frozen in melancholy.

As the overcast skies in each piece forebode cold and rain, and as the architectural styles have begun to weather and collapse, these images, while fiction, portray the inevitable truth of not just homes and buildings, but perhaps cities and civilizations as well. Read more…

Photos of Everyday Gadgets Dismantled Into Their Individual Parts

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Artist Todd McLellan gets to live out many a destructive child’s dream: he takes gadgets apart with no intention of putting them back together — occasionally, he even throws the pieces in the air. The project, which was initially called the Disassembled series, has officially been dubbed Things Come Apart, and it’s a photo series made up of both arranged and “falling apart” images of common objects that McLellan has broken down to their most basic components. Read more…

Artist Has Self-Portrait Painting Approved as Drivers License Photograph

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Check out this portrait photograph of Swedish artist Fredrik Saker. It’s actually a self-portrait that Saker painted by hand. While we’ve seen and shared photo-realistic drawings before, Saker’s came up with a clever way of validating his photo’s realism: he managed to have it approved as his drivers license photo.
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Embracing Limitations to Drive Your Creativity

Here’s an interesting TED audition by artist Phil Hansen, who speaks on embracing limitations (both natural or artificial) in order to drive your creativity. While Hansen isn’t a photographer, many of his ideas should be very relevant to photographers looking to give their work a kick in the butt.

Crazy Photo Project: One Self-Portrait Every Hour, For an Entire Year

Daily photo projects have become quite popular as of late, and a number of viral time-lapse videos feature people who take one self-portrait a day over many years. However, if you think taking a photo every day requires a crazy amount of dedication, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

For an entire year, from April 11, 1980 through April 11, 1981, legendary performance artist Tehching Hsieh punched a time clock and took a self-portrait every hour (i.e. 24 times a day) on the hour. At the end of the year, he ended up with 8,760 photos and combined them into a time-lapse video showing the passing of a year (and the growth of his hair). Now that’s crazy!


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Street Artist Creates Photo Booth-Style Mural with Portraits of Passers-By

While some street artists are reclusive when going about their work, French artist Fabian David takes a much more open approach — he recently decorated a street in Lyon, France by shooting over 100 passers-by photo booth-style, printing them out and pasting them up on the spot.

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Building a Twin Lens Reflex Camera Out of Cardboard

Last month we shared some of Kiel Johnson‘s amazing cardboard camera creations, and now here’s a behind-the-scenes video showing how one of them (a twin lens reflex camera) was made. Kiel uses only three materials: cardboard, tape, and glue. I had no idea the cameras were so massive, since the photos he takes of them don’t show any indication of scale.

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P.S. On an unrelated note, supposedly the above video is designed to be viewable on iPads and iPhones. Let us know if you’re on one of these devices and you can see the video!