SOLARGRAPHY- my favourite thing

Solargraphy is a photographic method for recording the paths of the Sun. Solargraphy is the art of pinhole photography and a part of Space Art, too.

Solarigraphics or solargraphs are pinhole photographs taken with a lensless pinhole camera with a long exposure. By doing so the invisible movements of the Sun can be made visible in landscapes.

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How to build a pinhole camera inside an egg

In short: pinhole cameras are kind of the bee’s knees, which is what makes this project byLomography Magazine‘s Francesco Capponi so very, very cool. See, the Lomographycommunity is all about analog photography — that means they’re into historic, traditional photography practices that also happen to lend themselves well to hack-tastic, DIY projects like pinhole cameras. But Capponi wanted to take things a step further:

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Since I started pin-holing the world, I have had the strong desire to make a special camera, with the purpose of shooting just one photograph. The purpose was to sacrifice the camera in the process of photo creation – I wanted the camera to become the photograph. To let you understand, the process from the camera to the photograph is the same that ties the baby bird to the egg: the bird grows protected from the shell and when it’s ready breaks it and comes out. This is why I decided to create the Pinhegg – An Egg Pinhole Camera.

Using an egg, some liquid photographic emulsion, photographic acid, tape, and a few other materials, Capponi did exactly that. Best of all: he’s written up an instructional on the entire assembly process. Click through the link below for the full walkthrough.

[My Journey to Build an Egg Pinhole Camera via Radiolab]

The Jacknife Studio

If you like what you see, perhaps we could design a poster for you. They are all hand screen printed using best quality inks and paper. They are strictly limited to a one off print run. All posters are signed and individually numbered making them unique and collectable items of affordable art. Jacknife’s prices start low…and sometimes we’ll even print your band’s posters for free. Get in touch with us and we’ll explain more.

Extraordinary Examples of Paper Art

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Paper art can be traced back to Japan, where it originated over a thousand years ago.From complex paper cutting to book carving, this is an ever expanding area of design that is hardly talked about.These intricate paper designs grace museums and exauhibitions throughout the world and is becoming yet another exciting medium of expression for many designers.

The bang bang club

The Bang Bang Club is the real life story of a group of four young combat photographers – Greg MarinovichJoao SilvaKevin Carter and Ken Oosterbroek – bonded by friendship and their sense of purpose to tell the truth.

 

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They risked their lives to tell the world of the brutality and violence associated with the first free elections in post Apartheid South Africa in the early 90s. This intense political period brought out their best work (two won Pulitzers) but cost them a heavy price. Based on the book of the same name by Marinovich and Silva, the film stars Ryan PhillippeMalin Akermanand Taylor Kitsch and explores the thrill, danger and moral questions associated with exposing the truth.

Steve McCurry

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Steve McCurry, recognized universally as one of today’s finest image-makers, has won many of photography’s top awards. Best known for his evocative color photography, McCurry, in the finest documentary tradition, captures the essence of human struggle and joy. Member of Magnum Photos since 1986, McCurry has searched and found the unforgettable; many of his images have become modern icons. Born in Philadelphia, McCurry graduated cum laude from the College of Arts and Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University. After working at a newspaper for two years, he left for India to freelance. It was in India that McCurry learned to watch and wait on life. “If you wait,” he realized, “people will forget your camera and the soul will drift up into view.”

The Cathedral

The film is based on a short story by Jacek Dukaj under the same title. In 2002 “Cathedral” was awarded the main prize at SIGGRAPH festival (“Best Animated Short”). A year later it received an Oscar nomination in the category “Best Animated Short Film”.

SYNOPSIS:
Story of a pilgrim who comes to the Cathedral on the border of the known world. He wants to find answers. He finds tranquility.

DIRECTOR: Tomasz Bagiński
YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2002

Pop Culture Characters Made from Scrap Metal

We are the high quality Steampunk&Metal arts shop. We have various products, many size ( height 50-270 cm ). We are crazy to create new steampunk&metal arts. We focus on quality&strange works, every items are strong&endurance, coat them by lacquer for protect “Rust”
Every items made by “Mr.Sudjai (Mai) & a skillful team”. Mr.Sudjai is a Thai sculpture artist, have experience over 10 years in steampunk&metal arts. Our workshop is in Phatumthanee (near Bangkok), Thailand

Elegant Driftwood Horse Sculptures

Artist Heather Jansch creates amazing life-sized sculptures of a number of wildlife creatures. However, her main focus and most impressive works to date feature horses. Jansch is a self-professed horse lover. One day, out of the blue, she felt as if she was called upon to make a specific type of art – driftwood sculptures of animals.

Unique Alphabet Font Illustrations

Unique Alphabet Letter Font Illustrations By Irina Batkova

ABOUT: IRINA BATKOVA

Be it professional branding, thematic illustrations, hand-drawn concept art or original graphic and web design — they are all crafted skills of her trade. She graduated as a painter, starting her graphic designer career in an advertising agency in 2003. Then she worked for EFM Solutions, Moscow office, and in 2005 came to Articul Media, a well-known group of web design and branding companies, as Creative designer.

Rich practical experience has enabled Irina to start independent action in 2009. She now lives in Moscow and works with her team of professionals.

All work shown here may not be used without the explicit permission of the artist.

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We are not alone

We are not alone by Jong Ki Love

“I see things that you wouldn’t believe, old people hanging from magnolia trees and  hokkaido houses further away from la Puerta de Alcalá, skates sliding along the aluminum in Cuesta de Moyano. I see security cameras shinning in the dark pointing at the bolards in Lavapies and skaters galloping on the rusty iron of Reina Sofia. I have seen Muelle refugee in the imperial city. All those moments will be lost in time like cognac tears in a carajillo. It’s time to live.”  Jong Ki Love

“Yo veo cosas que vosotros no creeríais. Ancianos encaramados a magnolios y tejos hokkaido más allá de la Puerta de Alcalá, patines deslizarse sobre el frio aluminio en la cuesta de Moyano. Veo cámaras de seguridad brillar en la oscuridad apuntando a los bolardos de Lavapiés y skaters galopando el hierro oxidado del Reina Sofía. He visto a Muelle refugiado en la ciudad imperial. Todos esos momentos se perderán en el tiempo como lágrimas de coñac en un carajillo.
Es hora de vivir.”

jongkilove.com

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real life paintings

american artist alexa meade creates her representational paintings directly on her subjects, covering people and objects in layers of acrylic paint before photographing them. the works offer an unusual conflation of painting, installation, and photography, as the three-dimensional forms are collapsed in space, taking on a 2D appearance in the prints. in her exhibitions, meade frequently paints over small rooms in which a human subject sits for the duration of the show, offering a performative aspect to her work

More? designboom.com/weblog/cat/10/view/16262/alexa-meade-real-life-paintings.html