NY-based photographer Shinichi Maruyama created these lovely photographs using nearly 10,000 individual photographs of a nude dancer in motion. The abstract images remind me of Japanese ink wash painting, as if the figures were cread by the stroke of a thick brush, which is not unsuprising considering Maruyama’s previous work with water sculptures . Of the photos Shin says: I tried to capture the beauty of both the human body’s figure and its motion. The figure in the image, which is formed into something similar to a sculpture, is created by combining 10,000 individual photographs of a dancer.
Two of cinema's finest, Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson , took on the indelible role of the Joker in the long-running Batman film series. Both men had a unique and maniacal take on the comic book character — a master supervillain with a warped sense of humor and an unnerving level of intelligence to pull off his deadly pranks. Nicholson's portrayal revealed a charismatic lunatic perfectly suited for Tim Burton's world, and Ledger became " an absolute psychopath ," reinvigorating the character, as well as our awe and appreciation for all-encompassing roles and movie baddies. A few years ago, company Hot Toys created an eerily realistic figure of both Nicholson and Ledger's Jokers — impeccably detailed right down to the skin texture, facial expressions, advanced articulation, and awesome array of props and interchangeable features. In other words, both are downright creepy and incredibly badass.
If you’re a dog lover, you’ve got to check out the photography of 17-year-old photographer Jessica Trinh . Her two main photo subjects are her two dogs: a Golden Retriever named Chuppy and an Australian Shepherd named Daisy. Over the past few years, Trinh has captured hundreds of beautiful and creative portraits of her furry happy-go-lucky friends, aided by her keen eye for spotting gorgeous lighting and happy expressions. We dare you not to smile as you look through the images in this post. Trinh writes,
I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer.
All images taken with Celestron C14 EdgeHD (356mm) and Skynyx2.2 camera from Paris suburbs. Processing with Autostakkert, Iris and Photoshop. Best view of the images with full-HD screen in subdued surroundings. Clavius (sept 8th): The area of Moretus (sept 8th): Arzachel and the Straight Wall (sept 8th):
Go Discovery! It was October 23, 2007 at 11:40am EST when I had my first ride to space on Discovery. She’s beautiful… just sad that this will be her last voyage.
With an art career spanning more than three decades, Judith Ann Braun has tested the limits of her artistic musculature. She began as a self-described “realistic figure painter,” and worked through the struggles common to anyone who endeavors upon an artistic pursuit, that of searching for one’s own voice in the chosen medium. Fast forward to the 21 st century where the evolution of Braun’s work has brought us to the Fingerings series, a collection of charcoal dust landscapes and abstracts “painted” using not brushes but her fingertips.