For his ongoing series Souvenir-d’un-Futur, French photographer Laurent Kronental documents life in large housing projects in the residential districts of Paris. These Grands Ensembles – built between 1950 and the 1980s – with their retro modernistic feel are still the home of many senior citizens. Kronental has captured both the buildings and their occupants; aging yet standing proud. Marked by the passing of time, these massive, gray buildings, like their elder residents, bear the signs […]
Miracle de Mille is a visual arts duo based in Lyon and they aspire to provide miraculous graphic content through thousands of collaborations, experimenting with real and virtual content, in both print and digital formats. These amazing animated loops using embroidered fabrics are an example of their work. (via: booooooom.com)
Erté (pseudonym for Roman Petrovich Tyrtov, 1892-1990) was a Russian Art Deco illustrator, graphic artist, costume & set designer. His distinctive, elegant drawings helped to form what we think of as typical Art Deco style.
Photographer Steve Axford spends a lot of time photographing mushrooms in New South West, Australia. Not your run-of-the-mill garden variety, but the funky, psychedelic ones with crazy colors and shapes. Many of them are very rare and may have never been seen before.“My photography has been my avenue into this world as it slows me down and allows me to look at things more closely. I try to combine the beauty I see with some […]
'Gulp' is a short film created by Sumo Science at Aardman. A world record for the 'largest stop-motion animation set', with the largest scene stretching over 11,000 square feet.
Dr. Alex Taylor studies wild birds and has created a complicated puzzle for a crow nicknamed 007. In order to get to the food, the bird must complete eight consecutive steps before he gets his reward. © BBC / for more visit: bbc.co.uk/programmes (via: wimp.com)
The award-winning short The Mechanical Waltz by director and graphic designer Julien Dykmans tells the story of a puppet that does not seem to fit in, even though the strings that control his life demand that he join the rat race. On his way to work, surrounded by anonymous worker drones, he hears the beautiful sound of a violin. Perhaps this day will be different? DIRECTED: Julien Dykmans SOUNDTRACK: Amaury Bernier (via: slipperyedge.com)
Artist / photographer Ignacio Torres produced his series “Stellar” by taking four photos from different angles with a synched flash while throwing reflective confetti and some dust into the mix. “In addition, space and time are heightened by the use of three-dimensional animated gifs. Their movement serves as a visual metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their separateness through time.” Torres: This project began from the theory that humans […]
Benjamin was a gentle soul. He was the type that nursed small birds back to health or gave them an elaborate funeral when he failed to so, shedding a few tears while digging the small grave for his feathered friend he never really got to know. Aggression was something quite foreign to him. He had seen some of his classmates flocking together in small groups, stalking the streets like animals of prey. Their hormones raging […]
Actor, photographer and director Ho Fan (1931 – 2016) was born in Shanghai and moved to Hong Kong with his family in 1948. Hong Kong, under British rule at the time, was a chaotic city with a large population that was growing swiftly due to refugees fleeing the Chinese civil war and the Japanese invasion. In many of his photographs taken during the 1950s the strong diagonals and shadows create a dreamlike stillness far removed […]