Foundphotos The Wonderful World of 2D and 3D Fractal Geometry Fractals are shapes that can be split into several parts and every part is a reduced size of the whole. They usually have fine structures at arbitrarily small scales, being too irregular to be described in traditional Euclidean geometric language. Fractals have an infinite complexity and it’s almost impossible to reproduce such a complicated image. In the last decade fractals gained a lot of popularity, especially that now they can be generated with special software or created in other digital manners. For the ones who don’t own such software or haven’t learned how to use it yet, know that fractals can be quite easily found in nature too, and artistically expressed through photography. The following article presents 50 amazing fractal art pictures, expressed on 3 levels: 2D digital manipulations, 3D images and photography of natural fractals. Romanesco o Broccoli Fractal Fireworks Apophysis Autumn Flowers Beautiful Fractal Lacewing Ballet Vulture over Prometheus Hovering Coccoon Lobra Fractal
Found photography Found photography is a genre of photography and/or visual art based on the recovery (and possible exhibition) of lost, unclaimed, or discarded photographs. It is related to vernacular photography, but differs in the fact that the "presenter" or exhibitor of the photographs did not "shoot" the photograph itself, does not know anything about the photographer, and generally does not know anything about the subject(s) of the photographs. Found photos are generally acquired at flea markets, thrift and other secondhand stores, yard sales, estate and tage sales, in dumpsters and trash cans, between the pages of books, or literally just "found" anywhere. Looking at found photography Much of the appeal of found photography is the mystery regarding the original photographer or subject matter. History of found photography Found photography actually falls underneath the umbrella of found art, which has its origins with Marcel Duchamp and his readymades in the 1910s. References “U.S.
Victor Habchy revient du Burning Man Festival et... Victor Habchy est un photographe français dont la réputation n'est plus à faire. Sa page facebook compte désormais près de 160 000 fans qui ne se lassent pas d'admirer son travail. Victor parcourt la planète, sac dans le dos et appareil prêt à dégainer pour saisir chaque merveille qui passe devant ses yeux, et ce pour notre plus grand plaisir. La concrétisation d'un rêve À l'approche du célèbre festival Burning Man 2014 qui se déroule chaque année dans le désert du Nevada, le voyageur photographe saute sur l'occasion et achète un ticket d'entrée avant même de savoir comment financer son billet d'avion. Ne sachant comment financer son voyage mais motivé par l'idée de présenter le Burning Man, Victor Habchy lance une opération de crowfunding et regroupe rapidement les fonds nécessaires à son projet : "C’est génial car les gens qui investissent dans ton projet sont les premiers intéressés : le public. Un plongeon dans une autre dimension
Photos trouvées Photos trouvées Les collections de photographies en tout genre fleurissent de toutes parts en ligne. Les collections des grandes institutions y côtoient les plus improbables. Ainsi peut-on dénicher avec un peu de chance des ensembles auxquels il aurait été impossible d'accéder avant l'Internet. Comment dès lors regarder ces photographies, produites pour être accompagnées d'un commentaire, d'une légende écrite ou orale, ou tout au moins d'un ensemble permettant d'identifier, de comprendre, de leur donner du sens. Ces ensembles relèvent de la culture photographique plus que de la photographie elle-même, et plus particulièrement de la culture du photographe amateur imprégné de ses propres codes et de son propre réseau de significations. Pour en savoir plus sur l'auteur de cette rubrique : Chronique par Guillaume Ertaud
Flowers Frozen In Ice Cubes Look Like Watercolors Photographer Kenji Shibata works with the incredibly poetic media of ice cubes and vivid flowers that he freezes into them. The photographer’s visually arresting work captures the everlasting beauty of flowers stuck in time. In his latest photo series “Locked in the Ether,” Shibata actually plays with flowers’ life and time – not only does he capture the already frozen flowers, but also their first post-thaw breaths and their eventual death. You can visit Osaka’s exhibition at Tachibana Gallery in Osaka until 20th December. More info: shibatakenji.com (h/t: spoon-tamago) Read more
EDIT: PHOTOS JETÉES, PHOTOS TROUVÉES, PHOTOS RECYCLÉES Quand j’étais petite, mon père, artisan photographe, gardait dans ses tiroirs des centaines de photographies non désirées ; rejetées par leur auteur, elles n’étaient alors pas encore barrées d’un autocollant “non facturé” comme un sceau d’infamie. Adolescente je rêvais devant ces images et je me suis souvent interrogée sur les raisons qui les envoyaient de l’autre côté de la frontière de l’acceptable. Leurs défauts techniques en étaient la cause, même si la plupart des images sortaient d’appareils tellement automatiques qu’un néophyte pouvait difficilement les rater : bougées, contre-jour, mauvais cadrage formaient le gros du lot. L’autre grand corpus des photographies jetées est celui qui voit apparaître des images hors de leur lieu d’origine, parfois plusieurs dizaines d’années après leur production. C’est celui des poubelles, des décharges et des brocantes (4). Si elles présentent une diversité infinie, il est pourtant facile de trouver des points communs à ces images. Notes
Botanical Artist Makoto Azuma Photographs Alien Ice Flowers - Beautiful/Decay In his latest exhibit, Iced Flowers, Makoto Azuma plays into a cryogenic aesthetic. The principle behind cryogenics is the study of material at sub zero temperatures. Azuma uses this theory to encase exotic bouquets in frozen water and photograph them in various stages of melting. The end result is nothing short of dazzling. On his website, Azuma describes himself as “a flower artist” who has been working with unusual arrangements since 2005. A lot of people confuse the study of cryogenics with the science of cryonics.
It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Brad Moore! TweetTweet Not Every Shoot Is A WinnerHere’s the scenario: You go do a shoot, download the images, go through the take, pick the keepers, do your editing, and deliver the shots. The client loves them… But you don’t. They’re okay, but they don’t quite send you to your happy place. Sound familiar? Is there anything wrong with this shot? I would guess that most photographers go through this, even the best ones. Arrive at the venue only to find out there’s no photo pit, and you weren’t there early enough to stake out a spot up front? Sometimes your subject just isn’t ideal. Right place, right time? For me, it’s concerts. Even when you’re in the perfect position to capture something you know is going to happen, things don’t always come together to capture the best moment. I get lucky sometimes and I’m in the ideal position as the guitarist jumps off her amp in the perfect light, and my camera focuses, fires, and I nail the shot. Is there ANYTHING good about this shot??
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‘Enlightened souls’ by Fabrice Wittner | Visuall Enlightened Souls is an awesome light painting project by a French photographer Fabrice Wittner which he started in May 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. For this project, Fabrice used a special technique that combines light painting and real-sized stencils. Fabrice Wittner: ‘I started light painting with a good fellow of mine Hervé Baccara aka Dr Gosh, a graffiti artist. He was painting while I was taking the photos. He first came up the idea of using stencils and we developed the technique together, both working on stencils and the pictures. We arrived to conclusive results. Fabrice Wittner: ‘In 2010, I moved to New Zealand and Dr Gosh moved to Vietnam. You can appreciate other works by Fabrice Wittner here and here.
The 20 most Influential Street Photographers of 2015 The first crowdsourced list of Street Photographers ever made Two weeks ago we asked for your help to find the 20 most influential contemporary Street Photographers and the feedback we received was amazing. The comments just kept flying in and we are so grateful for that overwhelming participation. You recommended many Street Photographers out of which a list of 75 names was finally made. We think that this has been the first crowdsourced list of Street Photographers ever made and you all made it! You recommended and you voted A week ago, we asked you dear Readers to do one more thing for us and that was to vote for your most influential Street Shooter out of the list of 75. Thank you! It is understandable that each one of you is influenced by different Street Photographers for different reasons and that is what makes this vote even more interesting. The 20 most Influential Street Photographers according to the Streethunters.net Readers Rui Palha Rui is a Street Photographer from Portugal.