Posts Tagged ‘collage’

Image of Earth Made Up of 1400 Photos of People Waving at the Cassini Spacecraft

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On July 19th, the Cassini spacecraft that has been hovering around Saturn — and sending back some stunning images we might add — turned around to take a picture of its home planet as part of a larger mosaic of the Saturn system.

In honor of this occasion, NASA asked people to send in photos of them waving at Cassini as it took their picture from roughly 808 Million miles away (give or take). Over 1,400 photos were submitted, and have been combined into a beautiful collage of Earth. Read more…

Photographer Peter Beard on His Love of Nature and the Magic of Photography

Over the course of his wild and fascinating life, 75-year-old Peter Beard has made a name for himself as photographer, artist, author and playboy alike. Still, his legacy lies in the incredible photographs he has brought back from countless trips to Africa.

Whatever his fans and detractors call him, his dedication to the natural world is unquestionable, and in the short film above, he shares a few of his thoughts on nature, photography and how he has used one to tell stories about the other. Read more…

Beautiful Photo Collage of the Sun Shows Different Wavelengths of Light

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Our sun can look very different in photographs depending on the wavelength of light you’re trying to capture. Some photographs show the sun as a glowing white ball, while others capture hotter areas in a cold blue color. NASA recently took a collection of sun photos shot at different wavelengths and combined them into the beautiful photo collage seen above (here’s a higher-res version).
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Handmade Diorama Maps Created Using Thousands of Printed Photos

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What you see above is a “map” of Paris created by collaging thousands of photographs shot in the city. It’s just one of the amazing pieces in Japanese photographer Sohei Nishino‘s Diorama Map project. The series contains maps of many of the world’s most famous cities, and all of them are photographed and collaged by hand.
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Photo Mosaics That Show Just How Much Internet Reproductions “Lie”

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Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg are scientists by trade and artists at heart. They work as the leads of a Google research group in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and are constantly on the lookout for interesting (and artistic) ways to visualize data.

Back in 2011, they came up with an interesting project titled “The Art Of Reproduction,” which shows how digital reproductions of photographs (and paintings) found on the Internet are far from “truthful.”
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Massive Photo Collage Creatively Depicts Every Street Sign in Manhattan

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Photographer Jacob Kedzierski first came up with the idea to create a street sign collage eight years ago while riding a bike around the streets of his hometown of North Tonawanda, NY. After completing that project and moving to New York City, the idea for a Manhattan version crossed his mind several times, but he was never ready to commit to the amount of work it would take to actually get it done.

That was until he offhandedly mentioned that he was “working on” a Manhattan version at a local print shop. The owners had liked his North Tonawanda collage and when he mentioned Manhattan they offered him a spot in the front gallery area for when the project was done. He finally had his motivation. Read more…

Amazing Surreal Photomontages Created Without the Use of Photoshop

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Upon first glance, artist Thomas Barbèy‘s surreal photomontages may seem rather amateur when compared with all the highly-polished photomanipulations that are floating around on the Internet. However, one simple fact will make you see the pieces in an entirely different light: Barbèy shoots film and uses in-camera and darkroom techniques to create the works!

That’s right: he eschews Photoshop and digital trickery in favor of analog processes.
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One Year’s Worth of Breakfasts Captured in a Single Photo Collage

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If you ever have enough patience and dedication to capture one photograph of something each day for an entire year, you should think about creating a collage with the photos once the project is completed. Tiffany Yung snapped photos of breakfasts she ate during 2012 and then created this photo collage once the year was over. She writes,

This is the culmination of my year-long “project.” This is everything I ate for breakfast in 2012 (350 days of breakfast…the 6 days missing are the days I either didn’t get to eat breakfast, or forgot to take a picture). I ate a lot of oatmeal and cereal and bananas and bagels and “jook” (congee) this year. Some mornings, breakfast was “lavish,” while other mornings were smaller and plainer because I had to rush out the door. I love breakfast and I try to never miss it. It can really make or break my day.

You can find a high-resolution version of the collage here. This could make for a neat poster for most subjects — especially the growth of a newborn baby!

Breakfast [Up and Up via Doobybrain]

Specimen Box Picture Collages Created with Photo Fragments

We’ve seen many a photo collage in our day, but New York artist Michael MapesSpecimen Boxes are an entirely different creature. To create these unique photo compartments, he dissects various photos of his subjects into many corresponding bits and then mounts those bits on or in different materials — much like what you see in insect collection boxes. Sometimes it’s vials, sometimes it’s push pins, and sometimes it’s gel caps, but it always turns out looking really interesting. Read more…

Artificial Beauty Through Sparse Collaged Landscapes

Photographer Lauren Marsolier’s Transition series consists of minimalist landscape photographs of desolate locations. The various places don’t actually exist — Marsolier creates them by combining photographs captured in different places at different times.
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