July 29, 2014

Memento Mori: Automaton Jewelry by Kim Nogueira






Memento Mori: Automaton Jewelry by Kim Nogueira

Narrative jewelry pieces made of metal that employs traditional goldsmith fabrication techniques with the movement and interaction of automata machines.
I made this automaton pendant duo with many thoughts swirling in my head—the angel and skeleton musicians are both a celebration and a warning. Together they have one name, Memento mori: the earth is my body, my head is in the clouds, and I have named them individually as well. 
We are a young destructive species living on an old extraordinary planet. We are born knowing that we will die. We are free to make our beautiful music, but it is the music of the natural world that makes this possible. As our actions as humans cause damage to ecosystems all over the globe, our chances of continuing to make beautiful music diminish. We are a part of the natural world, connected to it in ways that we are only just beginning to understand scientifically. I have a great deal of hope that more and more people are understanding this intuitively.
You can see more of her work here.

Sea Fever: Photos by David Baker










Sea Fever: Photos by David Baker

A series of painterly seascapes using long-exposure to create just enough blur on the crest of the waves while retaining details in the water, sky, and some rock formations on the shore.
At heart I’m a coastal photographer drawn to the flow of the sea and the ever changing possibilities of shore, sea and sky. Coastal landscapes may often offer a simple geography of a beach, the sea and a cloudscape and as such there is a challenge to construct new and inventive interpretations. Sea Fever is my interpretation of those seascapes and of the close affinity between sea and sky.
You can see more images at his website or purchase the book here.

July 28, 2014

Sculpturings by Rebecca Rose









Sculpturings by Rebecca Rose

Rings made out of silver or bronze that consists of a fusion of objects that spark her inspiration. Each piece is designed and intended to be worn as a piece of contemporary fine art jewelry but also functions as a miniature sculpture displayed behind a hand-blown glass dome.
My narrative varies from piece to piece, but overall it’s to shed light on the whimsical and the absurd we encounter daily. Laughter and love being the whimsical, money and politics being the absurd. Above all, each piece’s message has a positive, hopeful, existential, yet slightly sarcastic spin.

Blackout: Photos by Dan Holdsworth









Blackout: Photos by Dan Holdsworth

Large scale monochrome photographs of giant Icelandic glaciers that resemble lunar-style landscapes.
I’m often quite interested in dislocating the image from the place. I’m not so interested in where it’s located. What I’m interested in is a psychological landscape.

July 27, 2014

From Paper to Screen: Animation by Parachutes



From Paper to Screen: Animation by Parachutes

A short animation about the evolution of type from the printed page to the movie screen, used mainly for opening and closing titles.

July 25, 2014

Photos by Christian Kern









Photos by Christian Kern

Beautiful infrared landscape photography shot in different locations but mostly in his native Germany.
I started my infrared photography after I saw an infrared lonely tree on deviantART. It was such a wonderful, magical image and I didn't know what it was or how to create such amazing photography so I searched on Google and found some tutorials and tips. My first try was with a Hoya R72 filter in front of my Nikon D70. At this point I fell in love with infrared and changed the hot mirror filter from my second camera to a 700nm long pass filter. With a newly created Nikon D80IR, I shot tons of photos, developed them and finally sold my daylight camera. Since then, infrared is the only spectrum I shoot photos with. My photography is mostly themed on trees (I love trees) and dramatic dark skies.
You can see more of Christian's work at his deviantART page.

Reflections: Paintings by Richard Combes







Reflections: Paintings by Richard Combes
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Paintings of buildings reflected on standing water in the streets of New York.
Through his meticulous rendering of detail and dramatic use of perspective and colour, Combes explores the relationship between architecture and the human form, transforming everyday objects and situations into extraordinary images that are absorbing and often haunting.

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