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Umbrellas for Miles: Aerial Views of a Colorful Italian Beach Town

Monday 09.15.2014 , Posted by
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German photographer Bernhard Lang went on a pleasant holiday to the seaside resort town of Adria, Italy – a place that is absolutely covered with umbrellas. Located between the coastlines of Ravenna and Rimini on the Adriatic coast, each hotel has its own umbrella design, creating a sea of color that extends for miles. This inspired a photographic project for Lang, who decided that on his next trip he would arrange a plane and shoot the scene from the air. That happened last month, and the photos are fantastic. It almost seems like a beachside Candy Land of sorts. [Read more…]

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Splashes of Rainbow Become Unique Pictures: The Vibrant Works of Aramis Fraino

Thursday 07.17.2014 , Posted by
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In his signature rainbow style, Venezuelan artist and graphic designer Aramis Fraino creates vibrant digital pictures. Animals seem to pop off the page from a swirling sea of color. A huge fan of The Beatles, the non-animal pictures shown here are from Fraino’s series The Beatles Art Tribute. The series comes with perfect timing as Ringo Starr just celebrated his 74th birthday earlier this month (July 7, 2014). [Read more…]

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12 Creative and Colorful Staircases Around The World

Friday 05.23.2014 , Posted by
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Around the world, there are millions of cities, towns and villages that require staircases for people to move from place to place. While most staircases are simply confined to their plain and gray concrete substance, some staircases have been “touched up” a bit. With the help from some gifted artists, the otherwise easy to overlook pieces of urban scenery are converted into wonderful works of art that bless the pedestrians that walk on them. [Read more…]

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Colorized Vintage Photos Make the Past Look Like Today

Thursday 11.07.2013 , Posted by

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While black and white photography is an excellent tool for bringing out form and shade in images, it fails miserably at one aspect: reality. For the years before the 1960s – before color photography went solidly mainstream – we are left with imagery that often fails to look like it really happened. Thanks to modern digital colorization tools however, artists like Sanna Dullaway, Dana Keller and Jordan Lloyd are updating the past, adding back in the missing element of color and giving us a window into history that’s more real than ever before. [Read more…]

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Hoarder Takes Photos of All Her Stuff in Separate Colors

Tuesday 09.10.2013 , Posted by

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Brooklyn-based photographer Sara Cwynar decided to have some fun and create a colorful series of photographs showing all her stuff… and she has a lot! A self-proclaimed hoarder, Cwynar has collected an eclectic selection of items throughout her lifetime. As she tells Featureshoot, “I save things everywhere I go and then when I am making work I have this huge repository of saved images and objects to pull from. My studio is just packed with stuff. It comes from everywhere, the garbage, scraps of images from other projects, flea markets, by the pound stores, my parents’ basement.” [Read more…]

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Yarn-Bombing Artist Olek Crochets Entire Locomotive in Poland

Monday 09.02.2013 , Posted by

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A few Christmases ago, crochet artist Olek brought a little warmth to her hometown’s freezing financial district by giving NYC’s infamous bull a brightly-colored sweaterBut her latest project took her across the world from her current home to her birthplace of Poland, where she completely covered a four car locomotive in brightly-colored camouflage. [Read more…]

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Twisted High Speed Photography: Tools & Toys Spinning In Colorful Paint

Thursday 08.01.2013 , Posted by

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Using a custom-built machine called the Spinster that he created, photographer Peter Schafrick creates epic images of centrifugal force at its finest. By placing toys and tools on the Spinster and squirting paint on them with turkey basters, he creates swirly, colorful fun that he captures at just the right moment with a high speed camera. From doll heads to wrenches, Schafrick and his equipment add a new level of excitement to normally mundane objects. [Read more…]

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Counting Sheep In Technicolor

Monday 07.22.2013 , Posted by

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Why do the most creative ideas come at night? Much of the psychology on the topic explains that parts of your brain responsible for processing new information will relax, allowing the more mysterious parts of your brain to run wild.  [Read more…]

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Exploding Lightbulbs Filled With Colorful Surprises

Wednesday 07.10.2013 , Posted by

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Not every artist is able to do art full time, but the need for that creative outlet never goes away. Scientist Jon Smith of Wide Eyed Illuminations is one example of this. The self-taught photographer learned the art scientifically- through experimentation, trial and error. His specialty is filling light bulbs with random, often colorful materials, and capturing them just as they shatter (after he shoots them), releasing all of their contents in an explosive burst. Why lightbulbs? Smith loves that they are such a common household object that most people ignore them- he loves giving them life and energy- out of their normal element and showing people the amazing moment that is normally unseen when one shatters. [Read more…]

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Brightly Embroidered Newspaper Pictures

Tuesday 05.07.2013 , Posted by

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As more and more reading is done digitally and the printed newspaper gets closer to becoming obsolete, one artist attempts to immortalize it. Lauren DiCioccio mummifies the Front Page by covering it with cotton muslin and using a needle and brightly colored thread to re-produce the photo beneath. The text fades beneath the muslin sheath and the pictures remain to capture a moment in history in a physical way that can’t be felt digitally. She views newspapers with nostalgia as they were once a daily ritual enjoyed by most of the adult population, so with embroidery she preserves that tactile sensation without the smudged fingerprints. [Read more…]

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