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October 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

Friday Diptych: Our Dreams  by Ophelia Chong

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Alex Teuscher

October 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Here’s a series from Geneva-based photographer Alex Teuscher where he takes some shots of New York and then tunes them up with some effects. We’ve also included some of his commercial commissioned work.

“All these shots were taken pretty much following the usual tourist trail in Manhattan… the locations along that trail are iconic for a reason,” he explained. “I wanted to present them differently however, like the Chrysler and Empire state buildings in different compositions than they are usually seen in. I also wanted black and white, to really simplify and make it about light, contrast, and strength of composition in the street scenes below and in the architecture above.”

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Schroom

October 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Belgium-born Carsten Holler ia a trained scientist with a doctorate in biology. He is also a famous artist and sculptor.Upside Down Mushroom Room at Fondazione Prada in Milan as well as at the New Museum in New York

The large red-and-white agaric mushrooms are copies of those associated with psychoactive elements.

Carsten Holler’s are now showing at for the Gagosian Gallery.carstenholler02carstenholler03frieze8frieze11mushroommushroom02mushrooms

 

 

 

Through a Glass Darkly

October 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

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London-based street photographer Nick Turpin has a knack for the moving portrait, taking shots of unaware people sitting in public transit or behind shop windows. He brings a painter’s eye to the work that makes the banal, everyday turn extraordinary.

“There is something about the making of photographs in public places that resonates with me more than any other kind of photography,” explains Turpin. “I think it simply suits my personality.”

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Ole Salomonsen

October 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Ole Salomonsen has been featured on Blend Blog before and he has recently posted some new and stunning images to his website

As he states, “Finally my aurora season gets a proper start! This is one of many shots from Oct 18th/19th, a fantastic night with multicolored auroras all over the arctic night skies of Tromso, Norway.”

Ole gives you a few tips on his website. As he states, “Auroras are visible from September to April in Norway. For reasons still unknown to scientists auroras are most active around equinoxes (September and March). Autumn is beautiful in Norway, but your best bet for watching auroras are normally from December to February due to colder weather and more clear skies. In my opinion, it is a myth that auroras cannot be seen during bright moon light. I have done several video sequences and [have taken] photos during full moon. It has to be a pretty weak aurora not to be visible during moonlight.”

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Arcaid Image Awards

October 29, 2014 § Leave a comment

Winner Photo by Photographers: Hufton + Crow Location: Baku, Azerbaijan Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects

Winner Photo by Photographers: Hufton + Crow
Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects

Here are the winners and runners up submissions for the 2014 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards which were announced at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Singapore. The grand prize for the Arcaid Images Architectural Photographer of Year 2014 are the photographers Hufton + Crow, for their shot of the interior of Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The photographers told Dezeen, “A good image to us has to be bold in composition, with strong architectural elements, ideally combined with capturing a moment. We don’t set up or direct the people in our images, rather we compose the frame and then shoot people as they naturally explore the space. This hopefully results in images that have a narrative.”

Runner-up Photographer: Victor Romeo Location: Dubai, UAE Architects: SOM

Runner-up
Photographer: Victor Romeo
Location: Dubai, UAE
Architects: SOM

Shortlisted Photographer: Duccio Malagamba Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands Architect: Cruz&Ortiz Arquitectos

Shortlisted
Photographer: Duccio Malagamba
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Architect: Cruz&Ortiz Arquitectos

Runner-up Photographer: Joao Morgado Location: Leca de Palmeira, Portugal Architect: Alvaro Siza Vieira

Runner-up
Photographer: Joao Morgado
Location: Leca de Palmeira, Portugal
Architect: Alvaro Siza Vieira

Shortlisted Photographer: Inigo Bujedo Aguirre Location: Seoul, Korea Architect: AnL Studio

Shortlisted
Photographer: Inigo Bujedo Aguirre
Location: Seoul, Korea
Architect: AnL Studio

Shortlisted Photographer: Sonia Mangiapane Location: Heibloem, Netherlands Architect: Architectenbureau K2

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Photographer: Sonia Mangiapane
Location: Heibloem, Netherlands
Architect: Architectenbureau K2

Runner-up Photographer: Inigo Bujedo Aguirre Runner-up Photographer: Inigo Bujedo Aguirre

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Photographer: Inigo Bujedo Aguirre
Runner-up
Photographer: Inigo Bujedo Aguirre

Runner-up Photographers: Hufton + Crow Location: Baku, Azerbaijan Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects

Runner-up
Photographers: Hufton + Crow
Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects

Shortlisted Photographers: Hufton + Crow Location: Baku, Azerbaijan Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects

Shortlisted
Photographers: Hufton + Crow
Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects

Shortlisted Photographer: Pawel Paniczko Location: Copenhagen, Denmark Architect: Bjarke Ingels and JDS Architects

Shortlisted
Photographer: Pawel Paniczko
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Architect: Bjarke Ingels and JDS Architects

Shortlisted Photographer: James Leynse Location: New York, USA Architect: TPG Architecture

Shortlisted
Photographer: James Leynse
Location: New York, USA
Architect: TPG Architecture

Shortlisted Photographer: Brad Feinknopf Location: Galloway, USA Architect: Design Group

Shortlisted
Photographer: Brad Feinknopf
Location: Galloway, USA
Architect: Design Group

 

 

 

Collage

October 29, 2014 § Leave a comment

Planck Frames on the Road to the Akashic Library

Artist Eugenia Loli scans images from old magazines and science journals to create her collages which take their inspiration from Dada, Pop Art, and Surrealism. Loli has lived in many places starting with her birth in Greece, then some years in Germany and the UK. She has since moved to and lives in California. Her work has been used in many publications but she gives a lot of her work away for free as high-resolution files which you can download and print directly from hrt Flickr account for personal usage. She also has a collection of official, signed art prints available here.

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