Strange Ways

August 3, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Photographer Robby Cavanaugh sometimes weeks preparing to do a shot. He builds and creates most of the props and backgrounds rather than relying solely on digital effects.

 

 

“Besides art, I’m kind of a big nerd. Since I was a kid I’ve always enjoyed Japanese animation and video games. All of these elaborate worlds in these shows and games have provided me a need to create my own realities within my work.”  You can read a long interview with this artist via MyModernMet.

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Macro Drops

August 3, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Here are some remarkable macro shots of water droplets taken by photographer Ivelina Blagoeva 

 

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Sandy Sculptures

August 3, 2015 § Leave a comment

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The 2015 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival, which is hosted by the Revere Beach Partnership, on (where else) Revere Beach, which is the oldest public beach in the U.S. recently held their annual sand sculpting contest.

Twenty sculptors were chosen to compete for the 15,000 prize and each was given 10 tons of sand and an 18′ by 18′ square area to work with. Although the contest is spread out of a few days the actual work time permitted is 24 total hours.

The sand sculptures are judged based on the following criteria: 1) degree of difficulty, 2) originality and creativity, 3) quality of sculpting, and 4) overall visual impact.

 

See My Modern Met for photo sources.

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Favela Art

August 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Germen Crew is a group of street artists who recently collaborated with the Mexican government to create a giant mural on the facade of 200 homes in the Palmitas district of Pachuaca, Mexico. In an attempt at fueling the local economy and uplifting the residents the German Crew hired dozens of residents, including many children to work on the massive project.

 

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August 2, 2015 § Leave a comment


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Skateboard Axes

August 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Musician, and skateboarder Nick Pourfard, has, at the ripe old age of 22 managed to create a unique brand of guitars. Prisma Guitars guitars are constructed solely from the used decks of old skateboards.

 

Recently, Pourfard had the honor of building a piece for Steve Harris of Iron Maiden. Pourfard explains, “I took every detail of his playing style and aesthetic into consideration. The bass has an off-white painted alder back with skate top featuring colors as close to West Ham as possible. I laser cut a custom mirror pickguard and bound the whole body in black and white to pay homage to his classic original bass.”

Donate your own used or broken skateboards here.

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Bandwidth

August 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Photographer Stephen Orlando uses a unique technique to record the small imperceptible motions that musicians make when they play a variety of instruments. Orlando uses strategically placed LED lights and long exposures to get these shots. He claims to not use digital tricks to conjure his work. We’ve also included some of his canoe rowing captures.

Orlando explains:

A relative motion between the performer and camera must exist for the light trails to move through the frame. I found it easier to move the camera instead of the performer. The LEDs are programmed to change color to convey a sense of time. The progression of time is from left to right in the viola and violin photos and from top to bottom in the cello photos. Each photo is a single exposure and the light trails have not been manipulated in post processing.

See more of Orlando’s lit rainbow pieces on his Instagram and Facebook.

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