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Stories Told in Martin Tomsky’s Fantastically Detailed Wooden Laser-Cuts

Wednesday 09.03.2014 , Posted by
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How cool are these? London illustrator Martin Tomsky creates laser-cut wooden plaques that are breathtakingly detailed… and in a world saturated by questionable laser-cut art, that’s a breath of fresh air.

Tomsky’s work is ‘epic’ in the original sense of the word – with a number of his pieces telling full stories as you explore the intricacies of their long forms. Just… wow. [Read more...]

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Human Faces Look Alien When They’re Upside Down

Wednesday 09.03.2014 , Posted by
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Even normal human faces look alien when you flip them upside down. That’s the tactic South African photographer Anelia Loubser used when creating her latest series Alienation. Inverted eyes, scrunched up noses and wrinkled foreheads become unidentifiable creatures and force us to observe the human form anew. [Read more...]

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Artist Illustrates the Crazy Creatures He Sees in the Clouds

Wednesday 09.03.2014 , Posted by
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Like many of us who look up at the sky, Spanish creative/copywriter Martín Feijoó has been seeing things in the clouds. Finding interesting formations, he’s photographed them and returned to his home in Madrid to bring them to life – at least in pen & ink form. [Read more...]

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Thomas Herbrich Took 100,000 Photos of Smoke Over 3 Months to Capture 20 Images

Tuesday 09.02.2014 , Posted by
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Just like a snowflake, every plume of smoke is unique. Photographer Thomas Herbrich spent the last 3 months capturing the overlooked beauty of smoke, capturing 100,000 individual photographs as the delicate plumes drifted upwards. His images reveal the lucky instant when his subject danced into delightful forms that resemble paper curls, bouquets of flowers and even the human body. After all that work, he selected 20 final images to represent the exceptional series, which he calls Smoke. [Read more...]

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Bikerlapse – A Ride Through Melbourne is Further Proof that Instagram’s Hyperlapse is Awesome

Tuesday 09.02.2014 , Posted by
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It’s been out just a week, but already people are flocking to Instagram’s astounding Hyperlapse app… and this new video, Bikerlapse, does a great job showing you why. Nathan Kaso spent a day bicycling around the streets and waterfront of Melbourne Australia, using one arm to steer and the other to film. As he points out, the video quality isn’t perfect, but the video stabilization technology is seriously impressive. All video here is straight from his iPhone, with no post stabilization or effects [Read more...]

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Hiking Russian Captures Spectacular Morning Views from His Tent

Tuesday 09.02.2014 , Posted by
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Most mornings, people get to stare at a blank ceiling… but for photographer Oleg Grigoryev, the views are looking pretty spectacular. His series, Morning Views from the Tent, was created on repeated trips into the high regions of Tajikistan’s Fann Mountains, documenting the stunning scenes that greeted him each day as he looked out of his tent door. [Read more...]

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Window Silhouettes Play with the World Outside

Tuesday 09.02.2014 , Posted by
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Spanish street artist Pejac is no stranger to the art of the silhouette. Even when doing highly detailed paint work his pieces often incorporate some form of clever black and white figure or shape. One way he’s experimented with silhouettes is on the windows of his apartments, most recently creating a playful tribute to French high-wire artist Philippe Petit. Here, in an imaginative use of forced-perspective, the tightrope walker balances on a jet’s vapor trail. [Read more...]

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Photographer Imagines Her Life with Many Different Partners

Monday 09.01.2014 , Posted by
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What would your life look like with someone different? Czech photographer Dita Pepe has been vividly imagining that scenario over and over in her series ‘Self Portraits with Men’. Here she poses with men from all walks of life, and with far different interests, merging herself seamlessly into their lives as if she’d always been there. Observed with no context, her images could easily be real families. [Read more...]

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Digital Paintings Using Google Maps as Reference

Monday 09.01.2014 , Posted by
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Christian Lonsdale has a different way of painting the world – he does it from his home, traveling the globe using Google Maps and digitally painting the fantastic places he finds. After locating a suitable place captured in panoramic form (it could be anywhere from Iceland to Tasmania), he selects a good perspective, sits down with Photoshop and a pen tablet, and paints what he sees. It’s a far cry from painting in situ, but it does demonstrate a creative way to get a custom view of the world, regardless of your location or frequent flyer status. [Read more...]

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Ark-like Whales Carry Worlds on Their Backs

Sunday 08.31.2014 , Posted by
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Tiny worlds grow from the back of gigantic whales in Beijing-based artist Ruilin Wang’s imaginative series Dreams-Ark. The large scale ceramic works play with our sense of scale while inspiring questions about their meaning and the nature of dreams. [Read more...]

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