What would it be like to see into the past and future at the same time… at least for one day? If we could see into the day and night with one glance what would it reveal? These incredible captures of New York city answer those questions, allowing us to look into the 4th dimension and giving us an eye into nearly an entire day from one angle. The metropolitan city, its parks, architecture and street life are displayed in one frame, fading from one side to the other. [Read more...]
The ghostly images of Michael Kenna give us a hauntingly beautiful lens with which to view our natural world. Many of his photos are inspired by his travels abroad, with Japan being one of his biggest influences. When Kenna first visited Japan in 1987 for a one-person exhibition, he became completely entranced with the countries stark terrain. Since then, Kenna has traveled throughout the world snapping his striking, minimalist landscapes, which continue to capture the essence and grace of the eerie mountains, oceans and valleys he photographs. [Read more...]
I’m going to get this out of the way right here in the beginning: none of these flashy, surreal photographs where Photoshopped. UK based light artist Ian Hobson, who humorously and humbly calls his work “Waving Torches at Things,” creates some of the best images we’ve ever seen in light painting. His newest works exude a flowing, painterly, yet digital aura, coloring the abandoned buildings he often uses as his art space with vibrant dashes and swooshes of light. [Read more...]
On the 5th of August 1993, convicted murderer Joseph Paul Jernigan was put to death in Texas. Before his execution he agreed to give his body to science where it was later segmented, millimeter by millimeter, and photographed for medical research. Part of the Visible Human Project, the resulting 1,871 slices where transformed into a video journey through the body. In 2011, Project 12:31 (named after the time of death) put Jernigan’s body back together again in this haunting and controversial photo series.
Using a laptop computer playing the video against a dark nighttime backdrop an assistant smoothly moved the screen through space as scenes were captured using long-exposure photography. In effect the body was extruded out of the computer screen, using the changing image as a dynamic light paintbrush.
Once again the body of Joseph Paul Jernigan found it’s 3D form in the real world. Fitting of their subject matter, the images are ghostly and surreal.