Data + Design Project

Real Underwater Humor- Without Photoshop

Thursday 03.07.2013 , Posted by

Jason Isley 1

What does Seaweed say when it’s stuck at the bottom of the sea? “Kelp! Kelp!” If you’ve ever eaten Laffy Taffy, then you know there are lots of silly sea jokes, but what’s not funny is the damage that humans are causing to our most mysterious ecosystem. Underwater photographer Jason Isley sees this first hand, so he decided to bring some toys along with him to capture it firsthand. He creates comical scenes, like a sea slug getting a speeding ticket, along with some showcasing more serious environmental concerns, like ghost nets, litter, and fish bombing. Although he does occasionally brighten some images with Photoshop, the miniature scenes are actually set up underwater. Isley is the co-founder of ScubaZoo, a Malaysian underwater filming and photography company. [Read more…]

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Artist Transforms Whales Into Transportation Devices

Saturday 12.29.2012 , Posted by

1  Roland Tamayo

Just about everyone has dreamed of how amazing it would be to ride on a bird’s back and fly through the sky, but that’s just not realistic…birds are too small. Whales, however, are enormous- some bigger than semi-trucks, so if we could turn their blowholes into steam pipes or attach sails to their backs, they would be the perfect fantasy ride through the sky. LA-based artist Roland Tamayo demonstrates what this might look like in a surreal series of whale art. The former concept artist in the gaming industry shifted gears to work on fine art and freelance work after the birth of his twin sons. [Read more…]

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