Showing posts with label photography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label photography. Show all posts

Fascinating Photo Series Document the Objects People Touch Over the Course of One Day

What's the first thing we touch when we wake up? How do our favourite things reveal our hopes and fears? Can objects tell the story of our lives? Driven by this idea, artist Paula Zuccotti travelled around the world to find people from an incredible array of ages, cultures, professions and background to document every object they touched in 24 hours. She then gathered and organize those objects together and photographed them in a single shot. The project titled, "Every Thing We Touch" is the story of everyday people told through the objects they own, consume, need, choose, treasure and can't let go.

Photographer Stages Detailed Botanical Dioramas Against Common Urban Backdrops

Daniel Shipp's "Botanical Inquiry" is a series of photographic dioramas constructed in the studio using a technique inspired by Viewmaster 3D slides and Disney animation technology from the 1950’s. The unremarkable plants are staged against the backdrop of common urban environments which become storytelling elements on their own and invites the viewer to imagine their own narratives. Shipp says, "By manipulating the optical and staging properties of photography with an analogue “machine” that I have constructed, I have produced these studio based images “in camera” rather using Photoshop compositing. They rely exclusively on the singular perspective of the camera to render their mechanics invisible."

Artist Creates Imaginary Landscapes by Mixing Vintage Photos He Finds at Flea Markets

Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary artist J.Frede creates these unique landscapes by aligning vintage photographs purchased at flea markets in such a way that the scene continues from photo to photo spanning wide geographic locations. The series titled "The Fiction Landscapes" is a continuation of the artist's interest in memories, both secure and lost within objects. J.Frede explains, "Choosing photographs that create a perfect line from one to the next while allowing the colors and contrasts to not play a part in my decision results often times dramatic changes visually in both exposure and color tones but allows the passage of time to be often times instantly recognizable from the 1970s to the 1980s to the present."

Covered: Double Portraits of Tattoo Lovers Reveal the Art Hidden Underneath Clothes

For his latest photo project, British photographer Alan Powdrill (previously) shot a provocative series of double portraits featuring the secret lives of tattoo lovers. The fascinating project called "Covered", reveals the art hidden underneath the clothes of tattoo enthusiasts who have made incredible financial and physical sacrifices to have the intricate designs penned across their bodies. Powdrill explains, "For some of us, our skin isn’t simply the largest organ of our bodies but “an ever-changing canvas” that can be transformed and molded with ink." Covered opens on November 11th at Downstairs at MOTHER, 10 Redchurch Street in East London.

Chan Dick's Photos Depict the Daily Lives of Hong Kong Firemen as Seen From a Birds-Eye View

Utilizing a picturesque, birds-eye view to great effect, Chan Dick’s photo series,"Chai Wan Fire Station" depicts the daily lives of the Chai Wan firemen as seen from above from the ventilation window of a bathroom at his workshop. The images appear abstract and repetitive, due to the distance from which the photographs were captured compressing the firemen to miniature figurines. Chan says, "The scene is surreally picturesque for a coincidental discovery...[thus] I decided to pick up my camera and capture the scenes of the fire station—rare to the public eye—through the tiny window."

Dan Martensen's New Book Documents the Homemade Movie Props of The Wolfpack Brothers

In 2010, New York-based photographer Dan Martensen was introduced to the Angulo brothers by filmmaker Crystal Moselle, who had just begun work on the hit documentary "The Wolfpack". Photographing the boys over the course of the past five years, Martensen documented their now-notorious cinema-inspired homemade movie props, costumes, and masks that they created from the confines of their Lower East Side apartment and launched a photo series and book titled "Wolves Like Us: Portraits of the Angulo Brothers." Martensen says, "I love that this project became about art, and dreams, and fantasy and not about some social commentary. It’s about what’s in their hearts and minds,"

Everyday Objects Transformed into Humorous Food Art by Benjamin Henon and Valentine Mazel

Photographer Benjamin Henon and stylist Valentine Mazel have combined their skills and artistic vision to create a playful series of images featuring everyday objects made into food. Hernon and Mazel used sponges, sand, soap and shoe laces to reimagine food in colourful compositions—sponges double up as layered patisserie or slices of toast and shoe laces are transformed into tagliatelle giving the illusion of delicious dishes.

Freddy Fabris' Photographs Recreate Renaissance Paintings in a Mechanic’s Garage

The latest series from photographer Freddy Fabris titled "The Renaissance Series" is an award winner, garnering silver at the One Eyeland Awards. A longtime admirer of the great Renaissance masters, Fabris set out to recreate The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, The Anatomy Lesson by Rembrandt, and The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo in a old mechanic's garage. Speaking about the series Fabris said, "Translating painting into photography was a challenge I looked forward to. I wanted to respect the look and feel of the originals, but needed to come up with a conceptual twist that would create a new layer to the original. To take them out of their original context, yet maintain their essence."

Clever Ad Campaign Uses Everyday Objects to Create Playful New Versions of Footwear

Swiss/Danish duo PUTPUT (previously), recently teamed up with Danish footwear brand Bianco to create a sries of images for their Spring/Summer 2015 campaign. The "Everything has a Sole" concept focuses on new versions of shoes, combining everyday objects such as ballons, sausages, fruit and bricks with recognizable elements from shoes such as heels and soles to create playful new versions of footwear.

Guerilla Artist Transforms Strangers' Cars into Pimped Out Rides Using Cardboard and Tape

Walking through the streets at night armed with a few pieces of cardboard and masking tape, Amsterdam-based creative Max Siedentopf creates dramatic makeovers transforming strangers cars into pimped out rides. Siedentopf usually works quickly sticking on his custom-made fenders and wings when everyone is asleep, leaving the pimped ride for the owners to find the next morning. Talking to Vice UK the 24-year-old creative explained: "Individuality, self-expression and status are more important than ever these days. But for some reason you see that things as ordinary as cars are getting personalised less and less, while it could be a strange but great form of self-expression. I thought I'd do people a favour by giving them a custom-made supercar."

Pig or Wig: A Series of Photos Exploring the Fascinating World of Guinea Pig Shows

Cavy fancy is the hobby of breeding and showing guinea pigs at shows. There are 'Cavy' shows and fanciers stretching all over the world from the UK and Europe, to America and Australia. For their humorously titled project "Pig or Wig?", Isabel Gibson and Helen Chesney created a series of photos exploring the eclectic world of Cavy Clubs in the UK. Their stunning portraits capture the many varieties of guinea pigs as you've never seen them before.

Meet the Ethiopian Tribespeople Who Turn Scavenged Junk into Beautiful Jewellery

Eric Lafforgue is a French photographer who has spent several years exploring the customs of an Ethiopian semi-nomadic tribe known as 'The Daasanach', a group made up of some 50,000 individuals who re-appropriate discarded objects and manufactured goods. Using bottle caps, hair clips and old wristwatches the women turn these items into beautiful head wear and jewelry, designed to be worn by young and old. Lafforgue says, “Younger girls and children get the most basic version of the wig, while the oldest women are treated to the heaviest numbers with the most embellishment."

Photo Series Raises Awareness About Environmental Problems with Costumes Made from Garbage

A collaboration between photographer Fabrice Monteiro, Senegalese fashion and costume designer Doulsy (Jah Gal) and the Ecofund organization, “The Prophecy” is a project focused on the environmental devastation of Senegal. The surreal series of images feature models dressed in costumes made from the trash found at ten representative polluted locations where Monteiro shot the photos. Together, the ten images deliver a powerful plea for a change of our behaviour towards nature and a call for concrete action.

Photographer Sam Kaplan Constructs Tall Pyramids and Vertiginous Pits out of Cookies and Candy

Multidisciplinary photographer Sam Kaplan pushes the limits of still life, one painstaking millimeter at a time. For his latest series of images titled "Pits and Pyramids" Kaplan constructed incredible architectural structures out of cookie sandwiches and candy. Using these seemingly boring objects as bricks, Kaplan built perfect edible structures in his studio and then photographed them in primarily static, symmetrical compositions using nothing but great lighting and meticulous attention to detail. "I guess 'precise' is a good way to describe it," he says of his own work. "Maybe even a little OCD"

Dizzying Photographic Collages Made from Thousands of Aerial Images of Large Ships

Using digital techniques, photographer Dirk Brömmel creates virtually impossible views of various types of ships seen from above. The series titled “Kopfüber”, translated literally as “upside down”, features incredible images of ships constructed from many individual pictures. The artist takes hundreds of photos, scanning the boats’ surfaces and conflating the images into a flat high-angle view freely suspended in front of a colorful background. Brömmel explains. “For me, it’s about what is hidden on or behind them and making that visible.”

El Sueno Americano: Photos of Objects Seized from Immigrants Crossing the U.S. Mexico Border

American photographer Tom Kiefer's latest project titled "El Sueno Americano", documents the personal effects and belongings of migrants apprehended in the desert by U.S. Border Patrol agents which were subsequently seized and surrendered during processing at a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol facility in southern Arizona. Kiefer came up with the idea for the project while he was employed part-time as a janitor/landscaper at the U.S. Border Patrol facility in Arizona. Speaking about the project he said, "These personal effects and belongings represented their choice of what was important for them to bring as they crossed the border to either start or continue their life in the U.S."

Playful Photos Depict Humorous Mashups of Food and Everyday Objects

Photo illustrator Vanessa McKeown creates playful food mashups using everyday objects such as sponges, balloons and various other things from her home and studio. A graduate in graphic design and film editing, McKeown uses her eye for detail to create all things colorful ranging from still life to moving image. Speaking about her work she says: "I have a thing for colors that work together and every day objects being used in unusual ways."

Scanface: A Series of Hilarious Digital Portraits of Distorted Scanned Faces

Using a desktop scanner, London-based artist Xavier Solé has created a series of hilarious and somewhat disturbing portraits of his friends titled "Scanface". It all started on a boring Sunday afternoon, when Solé decided to scan his face. It looked funny and awful at the same time, so he decided to try and experiment with some of his friends. "Although scanners are digital, they have few features which remind me of analogue photography." He says, "In this collection, all portraits have been taken in one shot, without retouching or distorting. In SCANFACES, the image appears on the screen like magic."

Pantone Smoothies: A Delicious Color Experiment that Matches Smoothies to Pantone Swatches

Created by art director Hedvig A Kushner, "Pantone Smoothies" is a website that features recipes to help you create delicious smoothies in exact Pantone shade. The idea behind it is very simple, Kushner buys colored paper from a local art store, matches it to a Pantone swatch, and makes a smoothie to match whatever color the swatch is. The smoothie recipes are then photographed with the help of Michael Kushner, using the colored paper as a backdrop. "I make a lot of smoothies and noticed it kinda works like mixing paint." Kushner says, "Add a strawberry, get a hot pink hue, add some spinach and get a subtle green. Pantone Smoothies is an artsy little project seeking an answer to the question: is it possible to create tasty smoothies in any Pantone color?"

Photographer Henry Hargreaves Turns the Sugar from Soft Drinks Into Huge Lollipops

After recently hearing a health professional refer to soda as “the cigarettes of our generation,” Brooklyn-based photographer and food artist Henry Hargreaves (previously), decided to do an experiment to try and visualize the amount of sugar hiding in Coke, Vitamin Water and other soft drinks after the water is boiled away. Once boiled, Hargreaves took each remaining sugary substance and poured it into molds to create large lollipops. He told Mashable, “I knew they (sugary drinks) were kind of rubbish and I’d get a kick if someone was able to react in a way that might change their habits by seeing these.”