The Selvedge Yard 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
urbanautica 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
dafont.com 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
ALTERED STATES OF AGORAPHOBIA (II) 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.
Kuriositas 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??
What does your old van say about you? It seems like nearly every block of Echo Park is home to an aging American-made van. Dodge Ram vans with tinted windows and bands of stripes. Ford Econoline 100s topped by ladders. Vans with teardrop shaped windows, snakeskin-like stripes, curtains and blinds. Anderson, a freelance photographer, editor and teacher at Otis College of Art and Design, explains his fascination with the Ram vans of our past: “I guess I feel that these vans are kind of emblematic of the owner’s personalities, and also of the way each of us are unique despite having the same basic “stuff”. Click on the link below for a Q&A with Anderson. Q: Are these vans just from Echo Park? Q: How many van photos have you shot? Q: What are you looking for when you takes a shot? Q: Do you or have you ever owned a van?
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