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Time is a Dimension: Layered Images of Landscapes Over a 2-4 Hour Timespan

Wednesday 08.07.2013 , Posted by

1 Time is a Dimension by Fong Qi Wei

Much like Stephen Wilkes who captured NYC at day and night in a single image, photographer Fong Qi Wei brings us photos with more than 3 dimensions. Adding time to the mix, he layers strips from photos of the same location shot over a 2-4 hour timespan, usually at sunrise or sunset to gather an array of various lighting. The result is very unique and in the concentric circle layers it looks as though you are entering the cities through a worm hole of some sort. The series is appropriately titled Time is a Dimension. [Read more…]

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Visual Bits #165 > The Unspoken

Wednesday 04.04.2012 , Posted by

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A Rainbow of Hand-Cut Paper Sculptures

Tuesday 03.06.2012 , Posted by

At first glance they may not look like it, but these colorful sculptures by artist Jen Stark take a lot of their cues from nature. Her creations are made out of hundreds of layers of hand-cut paper in the full spectrum of the rainbow, looking a lot like topographical maps, heat waves or even visualizations of gravity. By layering her contrasting colors closely together in tight, near parallel lines, her works literally flash before your eyes with vibrant intensity. [Read more…]

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This Is A Painting! 3D Fish Painted in Layers of Resin

Thursday 01.12.2012 , Posted by

Don’t be fooled, the image above is not real fish, but a carefully painted series of layers encased in clear resin! The work of Japanese painter Riusuke Fukahori, the pieces are incredibly hard to distinguish from actual living fish… so much so, we included some shots of him making the paintings below. [Read more…]

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3D Portraits: Visible From Only One Viewpoint

Saturday 10.01.2011 , Posted by

Only when you stand in just the right location do the portraits of Michael Murphy pop into view. His highly detailed works are created using a large array of media, using multiple layers that only align from one viewpoint. The resulting images are so seamless, they almost seem to be created with Photoshop. See more of his work at mmike.com. [Read more…]

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Adventure Exposed In All Its Layers

Monday 07.18.2011 , Posted by


If you’ve ever wondered how some of the better photoshop creations go together, photographer and computer artist Dave Hill has come to your rescue. Hill has put together some beautifully revealing videos featuring some of the many layers that go into his highly detailed photo manipulations. In his aptly titled “Adventure” series, plots the likes of James Bond and Indiana Jones face heros in the thick of action. For lots more, including videos expanding on his other projects, see Hill’s website: davehillphoto.com. [Read more…]

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Visual Bits #1 > First of a Sparkling Daily Series

Friday 02.11.2011 , Posted by

Here at Visual News we dig up tasty internet gems on a daily basis and because we can’t keep a good thing secret we’re starting a daily series where we send a few tasty links your way. Some gems will be giant illustration ruby’s, some video diamond dust and others just shiny bits to entertain. Enjoy!

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3D Paintings on Panes of Glass

Tuesday 01.04.2011 , Posted by


Using multiple layers of clear glass, Canada based David Spriggs and Chinese born Xia Xiaowan, transform flat artwork into 3D sculptures. Viewers are treated to different shifting perspectives of the works based on where they stand in the art space. Spriggs work revolves around powerful explosive imagery, often resembling storms, cosmic blasts or firework like explosions. Xiawan’s “spatial paintings,” which often feature distorted figures, are drawn individually using colored pencil on tinted glass. Only when these pieces are combined on their floor racks do the images create the whole hologram like effect.

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For more on David Spriggs see his beautiful website at davidspriggs.com or for more on Xia Xiaowan see Wikipedia
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