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Detroit – Now And Then

Detroit – Now And Then
Detroit est une ville américaine qui a été gravement touchée par la crise. Avec cette série « Now and Then », Detroiturbex a repris des images du Cass Technical High School abandonné et délabré puis a incrusté de vieux clichés pris au même endroit pendant les années fastes de l’établissement aujourd’hui démoli. Dans le même esprit : Dear Photograph Related:  Abandoned Detroit

Detroit's amazing transformation captured on camera after it loses ONE MILLION residents in 60 years By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 01:28 GMT, 2 October 2012 | Updated: 20:28 GMT, 3 October 2012 When it comes to embattled cities, Detroit has suffered more than most - with a dramatically declining population, crumbling industries and homes and buildings abandoned. The Michigan city has lost 60 per cent of its population since the 1950s - around one million residents - when the city was America's fourth largest and the thriving hub of car industry and Motown music. The striking images which document the changes in Detroit were taken by photographers Camilo José Vergara and Andrew Moore over a period of 25 years. Scroll down for video Dancing in the streets: East Palmer Street towards Chene Street in Detroit as the temperature hit 95 degrees in 1995 Green shoots: Graffiti on disused buildings along East Palmer Street, Detroit, earlier this year Once busy streets have been turned over to farmland and bustling shopfronts lie empty but brightened up with graffiti.

Taylor Allen Photography Coup de cœur pour Taylor Allen, un photographe très talentueux originaire du New Jersey. Avec des clichés très réussis jouant avec talent avec la technique de la double exposition, l’artiste américain nous offre des images à découvrir sur son portfolio dans la série « Exposure » ou dans la suite de l’article.

MY FIRST MEME [sell] Des pin-up digital Le graphiste Floz a produit cette série de posters, affichant fièrement des pin-up 2.0…. Son portfolio Then & Now: Hybrid Images of a Deserted School in Detroit (Page 1) Then & Now: Hybrid Images of a Deserted School in Detroit Article by Urbanist, filed under Abandoned Places in the Architecture category. It is one thing to see a building in a state of disrepair and imagine what it would have been like when it was occupied and vibrant. It is quite another to overlay a photograph, taken from the precise same spot, bringing into sharp focus the difference a day, week, month, year or decade can make. DetroitUrbex takes documentation to new depths (and heights) in this series of collages that show historical use and present conditions in abandoned structures through the lens of students and teachers overlaid with the haunting shots of an urban explorer. The hybrid results span decades, including a combination of more-recent color photographs and archival black-and-white ones, capturing ordinary activities and everyday people and putting them in a strange and haunting context.

Artist Shintaro Ohata Seamlessly Blends Sculpture and Canvas to Create 3D Paintings When first viewing the artwork of Shintaro Ohata up close it appears the scenes are made from simple oil paints, but take a step back and you’re in for a surprise. Each piece is actually a hybrid of painted canvas and sculpture that blend almost flawlessly in color and texture to create a single image. The cinematic figures are sculpted from polystyrene while the backgrounds are made from traditional painting techniques. Via his artist statement: Shintaro Ohata is an artist who depicts little things in everyday life like scenes of a movie and captures all sorts of light in his work with a unique touch: convenience stores at night, city roads on rainy day and fast-food shops at dawn etc. Ohata will have work later this year at the Akita Museum of Modern Art, and you can see much more of his work online here.

Le Hobbit de Peter Jackson : ce que nous apporte le HFR On vient peut-être de trouver le substitut à la disparition de la pellicule en redonnant de la vie aux images alors que le numérique lissait tout. Peter Jackson l’expérimente avec son Hobbit, redéfinissant son rapport au spectaculaire. Les craintes autour de la prélogie du Seigneur des Anneaux, Le Hobbit, avaient de quoi rappeler les plus douloureux souvenirs des fans de Star Wars, médusés devant les épisodes I à III. Donc oui, Le Hobbit est un film rempli de défauts qui peut facilement agacer. Peter Jackson essuie par moment les plâtres et il n’est plus possible de masquer les effets numériques non maitrisés. Donner corps aux choses Plus intéressant encore, ce sont les perspectives que cette innovation offre à un cinéma moins grandiloquent qui interpellent le plus. Devant cette technologie qui ne fait que balbutier, on se met à rêver de nouveaux films où l’immersion serait plus forte encore.

Les clichés modifiés de Lucas Chimello Simões ! Lucas Chimello Simões est un artiste brésilien, basé à Sao Paulo, bourré de talent ! Il transforme émotionnellement et physiquement ses clichés grâce à des principes simples mais le résultat final est très réussi ! Je vous laisse découvrir son travail… Via Brewster and Me: Photo Essay Exploring One of Detroit's Notorious Abandoned Housing Projects This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Brewster-Douglass housing projects of Detroit Michigan and there is nothing to celebrate. More accurately, there is no one to celebrate. For several years now this section of the city, already infamous for its vacancy, has been completely abandoned. Rows of houses, full apartment blocks, schools empty. A cursory Google search will reveal many details regarding the architecture and planning employed at Brewster-Douglass . Throughout my years as an urban archeologist (an entirely fictitious title created to legitimate my somewhat antisocial tendencies), I have encountered and explored many beautiful and surreal derelict places. My online research regarding the Brewster-Douglass projects revealed almost nothing concerning the current internal state of the buildings. On my initial look over the massive property, I noticed that even the window-frames had been stripped from the four remaining 1952 brick towers.

Can You Find Momo the Dog in These Photos? Ontario-based graphic designer Andrew Knapp invites everyone to find Momo, his strange 4.5-year-old border collie, who, unlike other dogs, would always hide when fetching sticks instead of returning them. Andrew initially started making the pictures as a gift to his nephews and nieces, but after uploading them online, the response was greatly appreciative. Andrew even started a special Find Momo blog, where the fans soon started demanding a book. This is now among Andrew’s plans, and the adorable photo shoots continue. You’d think a black and white dog must hide best when there’s snow, but it’s just as hard to spot him in any other surroundings. Website: (via) This is How Momo Looks Now Find Momo!

Detroit avant et après la crise Lundi 17 décembre 2012 par Quentin M Detroiturbex est un site internet créé pour faire découvrir la ville de Détroit aux Etats-Unis (Michigan). Il a également pour fonction et mérite d'attirer l’attention sur les transformations radicales qu’a connu la ville depuis plus de 20 ans. A travers diverses séries de photos, chacune étant consacrée à un bâtiment en particulier, la cyber exposition témoigne à la fois du riche héritage architectural de l'ex-berceau de l'automobile américaine et des effets destructeurs du déclin démographique auquel elle s'expose depuis les années 80. Nombre de ses bâtiments publics ont ainsi été désertés, laissés à l’abandon et, parfois, détruits. C’est le cas notamment de la Cass Technical High School, un lycée créé à l’aube du XXe siècle et finalement démoli en 2011. D'habiles montages photographiques mettent ici en abyme le passé illustre du lycée avec son présent apocalyptique.