Data + Design Project

Faces In The Trees: Mirror Images of Tree Bark Reveal Unique Tree Characters

Sunday 09.21.2014 , Posted by
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Many movies have featured talking trees but tree faces can also be found in real life if you look hard enough. Using the simple reflection feature in Photoshop, Italian photographer Elido Turco creates tree creatures with a variety of emotion and expression. From cute and friendly, to scary and wise, his creations look like beings from another planet. [Read more...]

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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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FrankenCamera: 18-Year-Old Converts Vintage Rangefinder into a Digital Camera

Friday 09.12.2014 , Posted by
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For years I’ve been looking at vintage cameras, and seeing a world of possibility. What if you could transform those cool relics of the film age into something conveniently digital? It could combine the joy of a manually focusing digital rangefinder (something rare in the modern camera world) and the feel of something truly vintage. 18-year-old Ollie Baker wanted a “vintage digital” camera too, so with a lot of expert planning he built one – and it works! [Read more...]

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Crumbling Soviet-Era Architecture from a Photographer Accused of Espionage

Thursday 09.11.2014 , Posted by
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It’s not every day people go urban exploring in Russia, but English photographer Rebecca Litchfield did it. Over 10 trips into previously Soviet regions she ducked behind fences, risked radiation exposure, was arrested, interrogated and even accused of espionage – all in the name of documenting the relics of the fallen Soviet Union. Her collection of images and the book she recently published are titled Soviet Ghosts. [Read more...]

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Human Faces Look Alien When They’re Upside Down

Wednesday 09.03.2014 , Posted by
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Even normal human faces look alien when you flip them upside down. That’s the tactic South African photographer Anelia Loubser used when creating her latest series Alienation. Inverted eyes, scrunched up noses and wrinkled foreheads become unidentifiable creatures and force us to observe the human form anew. [Read more...]

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Thomas Herbrich Took 100,000 Photos of Smoke Over 3 Months to Capture 20 Images

Tuesday 09.02.2014 , Posted by
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Just like a snowflake, every plume of smoke is unique. Photographer Thomas Herbrich spent the last 3 months capturing the overlooked beauty of smoke, capturing 100,000 individual photographs as the delicate plumes drifted upwards. His images reveal the lucky instant when his subject danced into delightful forms that resemble paper curls, bouquets of flowers and even the human body. After all that work, he selected 20 final images to represent the exceptional series, which he calls Smoke. [Read more...]

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Hiking Russian Captures Spectacular Morning Views from His Tent

Tuesday 09.02.2014 , Posted by
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Most mornings, people get to stare at a blank ceiling… but for photographer Oleg Grigoryev, the views are looking pretty spectacular. His series, Morning Views from the Tent, was created on repeated trips into the high regions of Tajikistan’s Fann Mountains, documenting the stunning scenes that greeted him each day as he looked out of his tent door. [Read more...]

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Shh, Don’t Wake These Sleepy Kids!

Monday 09.01.2014 , Posted by
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Nap time has the unfortunate tendency of disappearing once you reach adulthood. French photographer Alice Lemarin captures the childhood privilege of dozing whenever and wherever you want in her Sleeping series. [Read more...]

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Here’s A Double Take: Photographer Merges Two Faces Into One Unreal Portrait

Friday 08.22.2014 , Posted by
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These incredible portraits are quite literally “two-faced.” Croatian photographer Ino Zeljak’s uncanny series Metamorfoza merges the faces of two different people to create impossible yet remarkably realistic portraits. [Read more...]

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How Much Material Comes From Copper and Diamond Mines? This Much.

Wednesday 08.20.2014 , Posted by
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Mining has always been a balance of give and take. On the one hand, precious materials useful for humans are extracted from the ground, and on the other, gigantic scars are left on the landscape. In his latest series, For What It’s Worth, photographer Dillon Marsh (who we’ve covered before) visualizes the quantity of copper and diamonds unearthed at mines around his home of South Africa. Using computer generated spheres to represent the material, he’s given us a strikingly clear picture of sacrifice and gain. [Read more...]

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