If you ever wondered what would happen if one were to digest 35mm film, look no further. A duo of creative-minded art students from the London’s Kingston University took it upon themselves to conduct the aforementioned experiment for their final project in a photography class, essentially making themselves a human camera.
An Illusive Use of LEGOS – Valentino Fialdini’s Tilt-Shift Photography Makes Lego Brick Rooms Look Like Full-Size Gallery Space
At first glance, most would be inclined to believe that the images shown in this post were nothing more than empty and open spaces, found either in a museum, art gallery or some other creative institution, with sunlight flowing freely through its windows. But, it’s when you dive a bit deeper into each and every one of these illusive shots from Brazil-based photographer, Valentino Fialdini, is that the perceived reality is not what it seems.
Hiding in the City: Liu Bolin’s Incredible Series of Images That Reinforce His “Invisible Man” Moniker
In early February, as many of you may recall, we covered a story on Chinese photographer and visual creative, Liu Xia. For those of you who might have missed the post, Liu Xia’s photographs were recently on view at Columbia University in New York. Her images depicted “ugly dolls” that were representations of her fellow Chinese citizens, victims of the injustices that stemmed from China’s political ideologies.
As we’ve experienced from learning and reading about Liu Xia, China’s political ups and downs have put their citizens in frustrating positions, many of them fearful of expressing themselves verbally and forced to rely on other measures of expression. Like Liu Xia, fellow Beijing-based artist Liu Bolin uses photography to explore the national Chinese personality in an effort to protest his nation’s government.
The BeetleCam Project: Getting Up-Close and Personal with African Lions Via an Armor-Plated, Remote-Controlled DSLR
Back in 2009, UK-based wildlife photographers and brothers, Will and Matt Burrard-Lucas, journeyed over to Tanzania with a specific goal in mind – to take up-close and personal photographs of animals living on the African front. With the assistance of the BeetleCam, a special remote controlled DSLR rig, the guys had the opportunities to creep up on the animals, without directly disturbing their daily activities, and snap numerous photographs of the creatures in their natural habitat.
Challenging Perceived Identities – Photos of Superheroes and Cartoon Characters Living in the Real World
No matter the culture or society, it seems as though there is always a group of individuals who are stigmatized for their dubbed identity, due to their choice of career, religious affiliation, and political affiliation. The repeated cycles of history have shown us this time after time.
Photographer Tom Hussey’s Reflections series is an emotional one, tying together the prime years of the elderly subjects’ past to their present lives. It is a beautiful yet melancholic take on the conceptual reality of natural life. The series, a winner at the 2010 Communication Arts Photography Annual, was used for Novartist’s marketing campaign for the Exelon Patch, a therapy patch used for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.
Similar to how Allan I. Teger flawlessly executed his creative concept of photographing the female nude, which we showcased earlier in the month, comes another take on the female form, equally inspiring and comparably inventive, from Italian photographer Stefano Bonazzi.
While the last 100 years of our world’s history has seen its fair share of ups, downs, successes, hardships, triumphs, and falters, few have had the opportunity to say that they have lived, experienced, and enjoyed each and every day for an entire century. It’s a rare sight in this day and age to see a centenarian, continuing to live life to the fullest, both beautifully and gracefully – a sight that German photographer Karsten Thormaehlen intended to capture for lifetimes to come in his project entitled Jahrhundertmensch.