Hans Hemmert is fascinated by air and latex balloons in a bright canary yellow. But these aren’t just your average latex inflatables, some fill entire rooms while others surround Hemmert himself. Posing as a giant elongated egg, he performs dances or interacts with the objects outside his elastic bubble. His work here is just a small sample of the expansive portfolio displayed at ingesidee.de.
Considered one of the most beautiful metro’s in Europe, the Stockholm subway system is filled with eye popping art and bright colors… a perfect cure for the proverbial Stockholm Syndrome. Each stop presents riders with a different visual feast as if they have been transported to a new magical underworld.
The metro has 100 stations of which 47 are underground. Construction of the large system began in 1941 with the last station opening in 1994. Some of the cavernous interiors where left with crude bedrock exposed, others have been tiled or even embedded with Romanesque statues. If you’ve ever visited this colorful underground land, the envious crew here at Visual News would love to hear about it!
What does it look like from the end of a swinging sword? The participants at Swordfish 2010 were curious and hit upon a crazy idea: duct-taping their GoPro Hero camera to the tip of a sword and swinging like mad. The bold colors of the fighting mat in the room, combined with some appropriate music and a wide angle lense make this video really pop.
Swordfish is an annual celebration of European martial arts, a place for lovers of swords and sword play. It is held each year in Gothenburg, Sweden, and features instruction, classes, and competition using a selection of ancient European weaponry. To get in on the fun, check out www.ghfs.se