360 Degrees

October 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

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German photographer Sven Fennema has a thing for grand, old abandoned buildings. The photographer takes several images to acquire a full peripheral perspective then reassembles them using an aggregator to reassemble them into the images you see here.

This creates a single picture that covers 360 degrees horizontally and 180 degrees vertically. Fennema’s uses an interactive feature on his website where you can click through the abandoned buildings taking a virtual tour around each room.

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Scanner Alchemy

October 22, 2014 § 1 Comment

Artist-photographer Nathaniel Stern is an inventor and a bit of an alchemist. Over the last ten years he has created and employed several iterations of underwater digital scanners to produce his remarkable work. Stern has also been certified as an open water and research scuba-diver and has taken his portable scanner cameras all over the world.

“For me,” Stern says, “the way time and space are folded into each image—as vertical slashes or angled swooshes of movement and stasis—are like potent mappings of land and sea, body and technology, together…I thought this would be an intervention in how we understand space and tech,” he says. “People went gaga for it.”

His new show entitled Rippling Images will be on display at the Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee.

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Fred Lyon

October 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

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There’s a new book that’s just been released of Fred Lyon’s black and white work entitled San Francisco: Portrait of a City 1940-1960. In it you will find some of the most emblematic post-war photography around, as well as a portrait history of the city of San Francisco.

“I utilize my camera for ‘selective seeing,'” says Lyon. “Perhaps the most individual aspect of my work is my interest in the impressionism of nature and the varied aspects of natural light. To me, photography is a process of discovery rather than of contrivance.”

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Ocean Atlas

October 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

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In the ocean near Nassua, Bahamas there resides a huge new sculpture sitting just below the surface of the water. Ocean Atlas is Jason deCaires Taylor newest addition to his extraordinary portfolio of underwater sculptures he has created with the express purpose of developing and reinvigorating the world’s oceans, especially coral reefs.

This sculpture is 16 feet high by 13 feet wide and weighs 60 tons. It took one year to develop using a CNC router, which is a computer controlled carving machine.

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Blended

October 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

Tuesday Diptych:  Oppositions by Ophelia Chong

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Afterglow

October 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

Watch this amazing clip used for promotion for Philips TV and Atomic Skis which shows professional skiers wearing LED light suits as they make their way through a night at an Alaskan ski resort.

The video seems to be an homage to Jacob Sutton’s L.E.D. Surfer from two years ago. (via Vimeo)

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Cityscapes

October 20, 2014 § Leave a comment

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James McNabb has a knack for using a bandsaw. The furniture-maker-turned-sculptor has a new exhibition entitled Metros at Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami.

McNabb shares via email:

I compare hyperrealistic painting to fine woodworking. Both are slow, tedious, detail oriented process that require great care and consideration through every stage of making. In contrast, I compare my style of rapid bandsaw mark making to the fast paced nature of spray can art. It’s my attempt at “urban woodworking”.

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