Haunting Black and White Portraits of Homeless People by Lee Jeffries Photo series “Homeless” by Lee Jeffries will make you face the ones you neglectfully pass by everyday. Taken exclusively in black and white, each of these close-up portraits is incredibly detailed and capture life stories of homeless people on the streets of Europe and the US. You can get lost in the intense gazes, maps of wrinkles and scars, and all the emotional stories behind them. All this is captured despite the fact that the shot sometimes only takes a few seconds, as the “models” might get bored and change their minds. Accountant by profession, a self-taught photographer from Manchester started his career in photography as a sports photographer, but changed his approach after one incident in London.. He once tried to take a picture of a young, homeless woman huddled in a sleeping bag among Chinese food containers: “She kicked up a right fuss!
UCreative.com - Design Exercises To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing The creative mind is like the human body. Creativity by Alex Norris Creativity is something that should be trained everyday, or else it would get out of shape. Thus, doing some creativity exercises would ensure that your brain remains sharp enough for you to do your projects effectively. Aside from that, it’s inevitable that you will run into a creative block where it would seem that your fountain of creativity has run out. Doing some light Photoshop manipulation or even doodling will help getting you back in the zone. Identify Australian Native Tree Species by Leaf Characteristics, Tree Identification Pictures Expand the Menu to access our Tree Identification pages. Introduction: When starting out to identify Australian tree species the saying ' Can't see the trees for the forest' comes to mind. The great diversity of native species makes it a challenge to positively identify native specimens in their natural environment. This is not helped by the often confusing common naming of trees by early settlers, being used to only a limited number of tree species occurring in northern Europe. This explains why for example the definition of an oak tree is used on a whole range of different Australian tree families. It is a process of practice and gaining experience in the field to positively identify native trees in their natural environment.
At $65, The Misen Chef's Knife is the Holy Grail of Knives [Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] I'm not supposed to be writing this week. I have much too much to think about with my book just released and a tour coming up, but I was so excited about this that I couldn't *not* write about it. A few days ago, I got a knife in the mail. Portraits of the Homeless Photographed in a Studio Environment “Down and Out in the South” is a series of studio portraits by photographer Jan Banning that explore the issue of homelessness. The project started back in 2010 while Banning was working as an artist-in-residence. A board member of the art center suggested homelessness as a potential subject matter for Banning to explore. The photographer was initially hesitant, feeling like he “had little to contribute to existing images” due to the fact that “society’s outcasts have been photographed very often.”
Brandon Kidwell's Blog - GDotD - COLOR BLINDNESS IN GAMING The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community. The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company. Color Blindness In Games Did you know that majority of games, especially competitive games do not support color blindness? Only recently have game developers begun to incorporate or update their colors in games to help those who are colorblind. I have a few friends that are colorblind so I was made aware of this several years ago. The Force Awakens Portfolio Since Industrial Light & Magic’s inception in 1975, every idea dreamt into existence found its genesis within the ILM Art Department. Forty years ago, legendary concept designers like Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston brought George Lucas’s brainchild of an asymmetrical Star Wars “used universe” to life, imagining fantastic worlds bursting with iconic heroes, villains, spaceships and aliens. The ILM Art Department continues to revolutionize film design today, coupling classical technique with the very bleeding edge of technology. Acclaimed directors like Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and J.J. Abrams work hand-in-hand with the best art directors and artists in the film industry, exploring ideas and iterating on those ideas until their vision is realized, making the unreal real and the impossible possible. “Each artist began to explore his individual response, and collectively, we began to answer, with our words and art.
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Gesture drawing - Anatomy Master Class Question from Judy What do you think about the “gesture drawing” practice? In the past I took a few figure drawing classes with nude models, where hours were devoted to “gesture drawing”, with poses changing every 30 or 60 seconds. The longest poses would last 20 minutes. Do you think “gesture drawing” is a good exercise for the beginners or intermediate students?