February 27, 2015

Photo Manipulations by Erik Johansson










Photo Manipulations by Erik Johansson
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Surreal photo manipulations by Swedish photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson. The images are composites consisting of hundreds of images which are layered in Photoshop. The video illustrates his working methods.
I want to show that it’s all about the material you have to create something, not the camera itself but imagining how something could be captured. Capturing the imaginable and realizing the impossible, what you can imagine is what you can create.

February 26, 2015

Miniature Pencil Sculptures by Salavat Fidai








Miniature Pencil Sculptures by Salavat Fidai

Intricate sculptures carved out of the fragile tips of pencils by Russian artist Salavat Fidai. From pop culture characters like Batman to hands with spray cans, the sculptures are mind boggling. Salavat also experiments with different media such as recreating master paintings like Van Gogh's Starry Night on pumpkin seeds.

February 25, 2015

Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Designs















Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Designs

A selection from the 74 conceptual bridge designs that have been released to the public for the new cycle and pedestrian bridge that crosses the River Thames in London, between Nine Elms and Pimlico. The competition, commissioned by The London Borough of Wandsworth, includes a mix of world renowned architects and up-and-coming practices but the designs are being displayed on an anonymous basis so that the concepts are the sole focus of attention. A jury panel consisting of architects, engineers and council leaders will recommend a shortlist of up to four designs, which will be developed into more detailed proposals. The winner is set to be announced in July.
The purpose of the competition is to identify the best team, capable of designing and delivering a unique landmark bridge for this part of London and to explore what the various design options might be; it is not to select a specific design.

Stratographs: Photos by Simon Norfolk








Stratographs: Photos by Simon Norfolk

Photos of two abandoned Soviet tanks in the war-ravaged Bamiyan Valley in Afghanistan taken in different seasons and shot from the same vantage point. The Bamiyan Valley was once famous for its 170-foot-tall Buddhas, which were destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. The images convey a sense of perseverance and strength, both human and natural, as we see the landscape change through the seasons.

On view at Benrubi Gallery Feb. 5 – Mar. 21.

February 24, 2015

The Verticals: Photos by Hans Wilschut





The Verticals: Photos by Hans Wilschut

Photos of apartment buildings in Hong Kong taken from below ground that shows the overwhelming concentration of soaring buildings and skyscrapers in order to contend with the lack of lateral space. Wilschut's fascination with architecture propels him to take images that have aesthetic value and that allures the spectator to discover the multiple layers that exist in his work.

Hans Wilschut is a photographer based in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Eclipse: Digital Art by Jie Ma








Eclipse: Digital Art by Jie Ma

Surreal digital illustrations by Jie Ma, a conceptual artist based in Beijing, China who specializes in matte painting and visual effects.

See more of Jie's work here.