A lot of work goes into shooting most music videos, but to create 2,000 silhouettes, then photograph them for a stop motion video must have taken an eternity. Directors Kijek/Adamski created this fascinating video for Shugo Tokumaru’s song “Katachi” which means shape. Using a computer-controlled cutter to make over 2,000 PVC plate cut-outs, Kijek and Adamski keep the eyes entertained to the beat of the music, starting with simple geometric shapes moving into colorful explosions of dancing and clapping. [Read more...]
While some might cry sacrilege at the butchering of precious records, Tamás Kánya of Hungary has transformed the vinyl into silhouettes that are pretty flippin’ awesome. From Batman to Michael Jackson to Star Wars, Kánya’s vinyl figures seem to be emerging from each record on the striking yellow background. The artist is very handy with sharp tools and recycled materials; he has also created some incredible miniature airplanes out of beer cans. See more of the vinyl silhouettes and his other creations on Kánya’s deviantART and Flickr pages.
Using simple black and white photography, Hengki Lee has found a way to tell a story with his silhouettes. The Indonesian self-taught photographer captures perfectly the outline of the people and animals in his shots without giving them an identity, almost to insist that you relate them to your own life or create a story for them. Using the moon to light many of his shots, the silhouettes are so crisp that they almost look like construction paper cut-outs glued to the photographs. [Read more...]