Posts Tagged ‘painting’

The Intricate Paint Work on This One-of-a-Kind ‘Takahashi’ Leica M4 is Magnificent

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Nothing like a little bit of gear porn to get you through hump day. But don’t worry, it’s… like… super classy gear porn. All ‘hump day’ and ‘gear porn’ word play jokes aside, this gorgeous one-of-a-kind Leica M4 is truly a work of art… and you can’t have it. Read more…

Radiant Light: Beautiful Light Paintings Try to Capture that Which Cannot Be Seen

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Inspired by that which we cannot see — such as the shapes of sound, the feelings we experience, the relationships of the various patterns in this world, and the energy constantly emitted by matter — photographer Patrick Rochon has created a beautiful series of light-painting photographs called Radiant Light. Read more…

Photographer Mixes Watercolor Elements Into Her Images to Stunning Effect

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What’s the best thing about a 365 project? Some would say it’s that you develop the habit of shooting every single day. Others that you develop your skill because you’re shooting more than you probably ever have. But for photographer Aliza Razell, the best thing about a 365 project is the ability to experiment.

And it’s experimentation that led her to create the stunning images you see above and below. Images that combine watercolor and photography into something greater than the sum of its parts. Images that, as you probably already guessed, are spreading like wildfire. Read more…

Valentine’s Day Meets Pulp Fiction in This Creative Stop Motion Video

There’s no use ignoring it, it’s Valentine’s day, and that means some cool photography related Valentine’s stuff will invariably make it onto PetaPixel. No worries though, it’s not all going to be sappy and romantic. Some of what we’ll share, like this awesome 15-second stop-motion video, is downright hardcore. Read more…

This Photo of Morgan Freeman Will Blow Your Mind, Because It’s not a Photo at All

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One of the most recent videos to go extremely viral over the past several days involves a behind the scenes look at how a portrait of Morgan Freeman came together… and when we say came together, we mean created from scratch on an iPad by finger-painting! Read more…

Alexa Meade on Why and How She Began Turning People Into Real Life Paintings

Alexa Meade turned her first person into a real life, three-dimensional painting in April of 2009. Now, four years later, she is known the world over as the artist who uses the human body as her canvas, creating photographs you would be hard-pressed to differentiate from two-dimensional paintings.(Note: the video above contains some body-paint nudity) Read more…

Pixelist Turns Your Favorite Instagrams into Hand-Made Oil Paintings

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There a good few Instagram-related services out there that offer you different ways to print, send and/or use your favorite Instagram shots. From Postagram, which lets you send your Instagrams as (sometimes free) postcards to friends, to the Nike web app that allowed you to decorate your sneakers based on an Instagram photo, we’ve seen quite a few applications.

The most recent idea to catch our eye is Pixelist, and it’s gotten our attention because, unlike any of the rest, it turns your Instagrams into a hand-crafted product. Read more…

Artist: Criticized Photo-Based Painting of Kate “Doesn’t Photograph Well”

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The painting above is the first official portrait of Kate Duchess of Cambridge (formerly known as Kate Middleton). When it was unveiled to the public earlier this month, art critics around the world bashed it for making Kate look ghostly and much older than she actually is. On the receiving end of all the criticism has been British artist Paul Emsley, the man who photographed Kate Middleton and then turned one of the photos into the painting seen above.
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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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Camera Obscura and the Paintings of Old Masters

Did you know that some of the most famous master painters from centuries past may have actually used camera “technology” to aid them in creating their masterpieces? According to the hotly debated Hockney-Falco thesis, some well-known artists likely used rudimentary camera obscura rooms as a tool — essentially “tracing” parts of their work.
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