Posts Tagged ‘selfportrait’

Selfie Time-Lapse: 1,700 Miles Hiked, 90lbs Lost, Epic Beard Grown

Self-portrait time-lapses are few and far between, because the patience required to create one of note is immense. Most of them are picture-per-day time-lapses that require the subject to maintain their dedication to the project for months on end, and the subject him or herself has to go through some amazing change or do something really cool –like lip synch a Queen song… for example — in the meantime. Read more…

The Entrancing and Surreal Self-Portraiture of Kyle Thompson

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There are selfies, and then there are self-portraits. Make no mistake, these are two very different things, in the same way that a photograph differentiates itself from a snapshot. So while the word ‘selfie’ might be in the midst of experiencing its 15 minutes of fame, it would be an injustice to call photographer Kyle Thompson‘s gripping self-portraits ‘selfies.’ Read more…

Stop Motion: Artist Depicts Aging, Death and Reincarnation Using Face Paint

When you hear that a stop motion video depicts the process of aging, death and reincarnation, your mind probably goes straight to digital manipulation. After all, how else do you make someone look older? Or dead for that matter?

But London-based makeup artist Emma Allen didn’t use Photoshop to create her video “Ruby,” she used face paint instead. Read more…

The Word ‘Selfie’ Has Officially Been Added to the Oxford Dictionaries Online

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The Oxford Dictionaries is making headlines for its latest quarterly update, and it’s not because it decided to loosen the definition of “literally” a bit (that happened a couple of weeks ago). No, this time the dictionary is turning heads because it has added, among other words, the word “selfie.” Read more…

Photographer Erno-Erik Raitanen Creates ‘Self-Portraits’ Using His Own Bacteria

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Colorful and unusual patterns pictures are what photographer Erno-Erik Raitanen calls self-portraits. The pictures, which Raitanen says are more like photograms, involve no camera, some photographic film, and bacteria.

The series, called Bacteriograms, is a display of Raitanen’s own body bacteria cultivated on the gelatin surface of film negatives, much like bacteria is grown in Petri dishes in a laboratory setting.
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KeyProp: The Smartphone Stand That’s Always There When You Need It

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For those of you who often take pictures with your smartphone, but find that you never have a stand or tripod with you when you need one, here’s a creative Kickstarter that may solve that problem. Called KeyProp, this ingenious little key shaped smartphone stand fits on your key chain so you always have it with you — and it comes with a free camera timer/clap-to-snap app to boot. Read more…

Close Call: Reporter’s Selfie Reveals That a Baseball Whizzed By Her Head

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Sun Sports Rays reporter Kelly Nash recently snapped some selfies atop the Green Monster, the tall left field wall in Fenway Park (home to the Boston Red Sox baseball team). Afterward, while reviewing the photos, Nash discovered the image above: it reveals that a speeding baseball whizzed by Nash, nearly slamming into her head.
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Curiosity Rover Beams Down Stunning Self-Portrait Panorama from Mars

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When the Mars Rover Opportunity was nearing its 9th year in the Martian sun, we shared a beautiful panoramic landscape shot of the red planet taken by the aging rover. It makes sense then that Curiosity would eventually send down a panorama of its own. But just like you would expect from a younger generation of rover, it couldn’t help but make the pano a selfie. Read more…

Photographer Trying to Take The World’s Largest Self-Portrait Camera on the Road

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The IMAGO1:1 is the largest life-size self-portrait camera in the world. Exposing beautiful black and white self-portraits on 2ft x 6.5ft silver gelatin photo paper, it’s a photographic marvel that is currently housed and used in an art gallery in Berlin.

Susanna Kraus, daughter of IMAGO1:1 co-inventor Werner Kraus, now runs the camera, taking photos for clients and exhibitions alike. But her dream is to respond to the many requests she gets from all over the world by taking the IMAGO1:1 on the road — for that, she needs your help. Read more…

Vincent Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait Turned Into a Photograph

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What would Vincent van Gogh’s work look like if he had been a photographer instead of a master painter? Would he have created his self-portraits using a camera instead of a brush?

Photographer Tadao Cern recently created an interesting image that explores this question. He took one of the artist’s most famous self-portraits and using Photoshoppery to recreate it as a still photo.
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