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Everyone is aware of how significantly Facebook has impacted modern technologies such as online communication, information aggregation, and boyfriend stalking. Less noticed, but just as profound, is its influence on art. Just as refinements in mirror crafting led to an increase in self portrait production during the Renaissance, Facebook's steady, unrelenting invasion of every crevice in the civilized world has led to a new renaissance in portraiture, notable for its creation by people who wouldn't know good art if it friend requested them. These office workers and bored teens have replaced Okies and deranged shut-ins as the ultimate outsider artists; not only do they lack formal artistic training, most lack even the desire to create art. However, with this humble, ad hoc genre a complex visual dialogue has emerged, and its unique vocabulary reveals much about the modern world.
The World Press Photo Of The Year Contest is one of the most prestigious annual events for press photographers.
For this Thursday we’ve made a series that captures a transitioning of day into night within a single photograph. In fact, this is going to be about a fine art project Stephen Wilkes has produced about New York in the beautiful patches of day and night .
The vortograph is an abstract form of photography that creates kaleidoscopic repetitions by photographing objects through a triangular arrangement of three mirrors. The process dates back to the work of Alvin Langdon Coburn who is credited for inventing the method in 1917. Photographer Simon Gardiner decided to give it a try and created this stunning, Inception-esque urban vortex.
This last August before a trip to Alaska a 16-year-old from New Jersey who goes by the Flickr name Cabe26 decided he wanted to pick up photography. The tiny worlds above, flipped, magnified and skewed through tiny glass marbles are among his very first photographs.
“ Neil Krug’s photography and directorial video work often touches on a rough, vintage, psychedelic feel. In other work, he captures the simple beauty of landscapes as well as the female form. Krug, in a creative collaboration with Joni (Harbeck) Alexander, also founded the lauded project Pulp Art Book wherein his photography and commerical work can be seen in limited edition prints, books, and films.”
I came across these guys on Vimeo quite a while ago, first I watched their “The Black Keys” process video, and I was stunned. But for what ever reason I did not continue to watch any more.
This is one of those things I’ve always wondered in the back of my mind.
Back in 1937, art director M.F.
Attention photography lovers! Put down the digital camera for a day and try this DIY project out, constructing a camera that dates back to as early as 4th century BC. Make your own DIY pinhole camera at home with this excellent twelve-part video tutorial.
The Christmas tree can provide an excellent background for some really unique photos- here’s a tutorial on how to get some great shots before that tree comes down. 1. The Christmas Tree Classic Bokeh
A self portrait of Stanley Kubrick with his daughter, Jack Nicholson and the crew @ the set of The Shining.
This thing isn’t really rocket science at all. I think it’s more the technique that people would be interested in.
I love old photos.