Great stop motion video and amazing song

Sia’s video to the track Breathe Me (from her album Colour The Small One and as featured on the finale of Six Feet Under).

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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]

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