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Why knights fought snails in medieval art. Geloof het of niet, maar deze foto's zijn écht niet gephotoshopt! If ever there was a sport that required rapid fire photography, Formula One racing is it.

Which makes what photographer Joshua Paul does even more fascinating, because instead of using top-of-the-range cameras to capture the fast-paced sport, Paul chooses to take his shots using a 104-year-old Graflex 4×5 view camera. Show Full Text The photographer clearly has an incredible eye for detail, because unlike modern cameras, which can take as many as 20 frames per second, his 1913 Graflex can only take 20 pictures in total. Because of this, every shot he takes has to be carefully thought about first, and this is clearly evident in this beautiful series of photographs.

Chinese designer turns sneakers into pollution masks. They are one of the first lines of defense against the choking smog that regularly blankets major cities and are seen as a necessity by millions of city-dwellers.

Chinese designer turns sneakers into pollution masks

As acceptance grows, masks are moving from function to high-fashion. Style-savvy types match it with their outfits and Chinese designers from Paris to Shanghai have incorporated Swarovski-studded pieces or post-apocalyptic looks into their runway shows. Perhaps the most outlandish vision belongs to Beijing designer Wang Zhijun, who has turned the surgical-style masks into an art project to raise awareness about China's pollution problems. By repurposing high-end sneakers -- the kind that have sneakerheads foaming at their mouths -- into designer face masks, he's hoping to make a personal statement about the impact of pollution, as well as start a conversation among his peers. "The masks make an impression, but they also show that you can use basic, everyday stuff to bring change into your life," he says. POP COLORTURE. Hidden Mothers Photographs. The first photographic images in the late 1820s had to be exposed for hours in order to capture them on film.

Hidden Mothers Photographs

Improvements in the technology led to this exposure time being drastically cut down to minutes, then seconds, throughout the 19th century. But in the meantime, the long exposures gave us a few unmistakable Victorian photography conventions, such as the stiff postures and unsmiling faces of people trying to remain perfectly still while their photograph was being taken.

Seems children were just as squirmy then as they are today, because another amusing convention developed: photographs containing hidden mothers trying to keep their little ones still enough for a non-blurry picture. These fantastic portraits of children (found via Retronaut) all contain their mother, disguised as chairs or camouflaged under decorative throws behind them. Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera. Abbey Road Cover Conspiracies. By Mail on Sunday Reporter Updated: 01:37 BST, 9 August 2009 Forty years ago yesterday, at 11.35am, The Beatles walked across a zebra crossing in an innocuous North London street.

Abbey Road Cover Conspiracies

The photoshoot for their new Abbey Road album happened just yards from the eponymous recording studios and took ten minutes - only six frames were taken by the photographer, Iain Macmillan, who was perched on a stepladder. This Video is not in Reverse. Plywood art. You must Face Reality! Music artist - Aleksander Vinter (Savant): - picture music. Photographer - Howard Schatz. Aram Bartholl - Dead Drops Project. I am pleased to preview ‘Dead Drops’ a new project which I started off as part of my ongoing EYEBEAM residency in NYC the last couple weeks.

Aram Bartholl - Dead Drops Project

‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. I am ‘injecting’ USB flash drives into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. You are invited to go to these places (so far 5 in NYC) to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your favorite files and data. Each dead drop contains a readme.txt file explaining the project. Artist - Thomas Quinn: perception art. Sketch artist - Paolo Zagreb.

When I'm bored, I browse through my friends' Facebook images, choose my favorites, and draw them.

Sketch artist - Paolo Zagreb

Sometimes I take... liberties. Let's just call it artistic license. R.I.P. Chloe's grandma. I wasn't aware you were an actual corpse. Fixing Buildings with LEGO Blocks. A missing brick here and chipped stone there show the normal marks of wear and tear on the structures and streets of a city, but filling them in with multi-colored LEGO bricks makes them stand out in sharp relief with their surroundings – especially in a place like Berlin.

Fixing Buildings with LEGO Blocks

Titled ‘Dispatchwork’ (a linguistic play on ‘dispatching’ and ‘patching’ the holes), this is part urban art installation, part historical highlighting (since many of the gaps date back to World War II) and part method of calling attention to buildings that could use some help. Jan Vormann has been toying with LEGO pieces for a long time in various artistic capacities – as well as infilling structural holes with mirrors and other attention-getting materials. It may look haphazard at first, but there is an art to the process: identifying gaps is naturally subjective, and filling them in is both a creative and crafty act that can involve turning corners and working with existing structural details.

Illustrator / Cinemagrapher - Paolo Zagreb. Artist - Dave Devries: The Monster Engine. Children are the most real monsters of all; covering you in Cheerios of a morning, scratching your favourite LP, steeling your ice cream, throwing sand in your face, refusing to change the channel from Thomas the Tank Engine…. years of pure disruption and carnage can wonderfully and monsteriously bounce into your life at any time!

Artist - Dave Devries: The Monster Engine

We at The Coolector HQ know all too well. As godfathers of coolection, we are also the fathers of monsters, so are of no stranger to the delight and plight of modern monster care! All sounds too familiar? Then read on…. Parents, you know, we know – monsters sure exist! Photographer / Artist - Nina Katchadourian: subliminal messages in books. The series Composition from theSorted BooksprojectC-prints, each 19 x 12.5 inches, 1993.

Photographer / Artist - Nina Katchadourian: subliminal messages in books

Multi monochrome art exhibition. RGB Color est e pluribus unus RGB is a work about the exploration of the “surface’s deepness”.

multi monochrome art exhibition

RGB designs create surfaces that mutate and interact with different chromatic stimulus. Carnovsky's RGB is an ongoing project that experiments with the interaction between printed and light colours. The resulting images are unexpected and disorienting. Average Faces From Around The World. Added on Feb 08, 2011 / Category : StrangeNews / 228 Comments Finding the average face of people across the world was a tough job but someone had to do it. This guy basically takes a thousands and thousands images of everyday people from any city and the software makes an 'average' of the people, giving one final portrait. Artist - Brian Dettmer: The Book Surgen (book carving) Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed. Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures.

Anonymous Confessions. As they say, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas – but what if we could share with full discretion? Everyone of us has his own little secrets and ‘Confessions’, a public art project by american artist Candy Chang, invites people to anonymously share their confessions and see the confessions of people around them in the heart of the Las Vegas strip. Chang lived in Las Vegas for a month and turned her P3 Studio gallery into a contemplative place for people to share their confessions and being fascinated by the secrets others hide inside themselves. Inspired by Post Secret, Shinto shrine prayer walls, and Catholicism, people could write and submit their confessions on wooden plaques in the privacy of confession booths. Street Artist - Guerrilla Crochet: Yarn Bombing. More info. More info. More info. More Yarn Bombing and Guerrilla Crochet: 1) B-Arbeiten 2) Agata Olek 3) Yarnbombing 4) Stickkontakt Leave a reply.

White room + kids with stickers. This December, in a surprisingly simple yet ridiculously amazing installation for the Queensland Gallery of Modern Ar, artist Yayoi Kusama constructed a large domestic environment, painting every wall, chair, table, piano, and household decoration a brilliant white, effectively serving as a giant white canvas.

Over the course of two weeks, the museum’s smallest visitors were given thousands upon thousands of colored dot stickers and were invited to collaborate in the transformation of the space, turning the house into a vibrantly mottled explosion of color. How great is this? Given the opportunity my son could probably cover the entire piano alone in about fifteen minutes.

Hand Illustrator - Bruce McCall.