These clean, crisp images of Pyongyang, North Korea are in stark contrast to the realities of the controversial and strife ridden country. British photographer Charlie Crane has made it his quest to answer a simple, yet very complex question, “How do you photograph one of the most secretive countries in the world?” [Read more...]
We think Jason Thielke’s laser cut illustrations are captivating in both their organic fluidity and their mathematical precision. Etching his carefully designed lines into painted wood panel, he uses overlapping loops, geometric patterns and negative space to merge his textured subjects with their abstract surroundings. See more of his work at jasonthielke.com or at his blog jasonthielke.tumblr.com. [Read more...]
Looking like tiny floating snowflakes, French artist Etienne Cliquet’s new work Flottille is a beautiful thing to behold. Using tissue thin pieces of paper, Cliquet cuts patterns into pieces only 2 or 3 centimeters across. He then carefully folds his creations and places then in a shallow dish of water. Technically the pieces react to the capillary action of the water, drawing the folded pieces down… but to the eyes, it’s pure magic.
Central Spain is a stark and desolate landscape of wheat farms and wind. It was in this land that the mythical Don Quixote and his trusty sidekick Sancho Pans fought windmills and here that the Romans, the Moors and the Goths each left their mark.
Over a 5 day stay, Vimeo user Ben created this excellent time lapse film of the landscape and the remains of it’s multicultural history. He used a home built dolly to create pan shots and added an HDR effect in post production. The results are beautiful.
Dan Mountford shoots double exposure photographs, adds a few dabs of Photoshop and comes up with some really outstanding results. His work, which has a distinctly retro feel, often mixes strong architectural features with portraiture and nature in crisp black and white. See more of his work at flickr, on Behance or buy prints at danmountford.bigcartel.com.
Who knew that pollen, that perpetrator of the allergy season, could be so beautiful when looked at close up. Some of these recolored scanning microscope images look like tiny hedgehogs, others alike pieces of delicious fruit and still others could be pieces of coral. Next time you sneeze, remember something beautiful did it…
In an ambiguous universe stuck between the present, the future and the 50′s, beautiful people lead a fashionable yet melancholic existence. Current and yet to be invented technology mingle with mid-century modern furniture and design. Photographer Ben Sandler captures the mood perfectly in his new series “Tomorrowland,” a world that seems cut perfectly for a movie scipt the likes of Gattaca. For more of Sandlers subtly surreal work, see his website bensandler.com
You know how everything seems to look better in slow motion? Well, it turns out that clouds look amazingly good going really, really fast. These giant floating masses of water often appear to stand still, but give them a little kick of speed and all their undulating movements and diverging layers become apparent.