8 posts tagged Cityscape
8 posts tagged Cityscape
Why yes, that is the famous Chicago skyline made entirely out of bacon. It was recently photographed by Dennis Lee at the 5th annual Baconfest Chicago.
As people who have proudly created an entire Bacon Gift Shop, this sounds like our idea of heaven.
Head over to Serious Eats Chicago to view more photos of the meaty festivities.
Sunrises are wonderful, but let’s not forget that moonrises are also beautiful to behold. Los Angeles-based artist and motion designer Dan Marker-Moore created the awesome photo and gif you see above revealing the path of the moon as it rose over Los Angeles. The photo is actually a combination of 11 separate photos taken over the course of 27 minutes and 59 seconds.
[via Twisted Sifter]
More wonderfully whimsical street art by French artist OaKoAK (previously featured here), who likes to play with existing elements of the urban landscape, often making surprisingly small alterations or enhancements to achieve striking results, enabling us to see the world through his eyes.
“Using simple means and materials, OakOak undermines his neighborhood with playful results. He uses a minimal amount of actual original artwork, instead re-purposing signs, facades, cement blocks, chipping paint, and more. OakOak transforms a neighborhood’s imperfections into its own adornments. “
He says of his interventions:
“The less I intervene on the wall or the road, the better, especially if I can totally change the sense of the urban environment.”
[via Beautiful Decay]
San Francisco-based artist Liz Hickok works in photography, video, sculpture, and installation. She has made a name for herself in the art world by receating famous cityscapes, skylines, and landmarks using wiggly, jiggly Jell-O.
“I create glowing, jellied scale models of urban sites, transforming ordinary physical surroundings into something unexpected and ephemeral. Lit from below, the molded shapes of the city blur into a jewel-like mosaic of luminous color and volume… While the translucent beauty of the compositions first seduces the viewer, their fragility quickly becomes a metaphor for the transitory nature of human artifacts.
I have always been interested in architectural scale models of cities, and how photography can play with the viewer’s sense of scale, blurring differences between the real city and the constructed one. Once I began building my own model cities out of Jell-O I found that the jiggly, iconic childhood dessert is not only perishable, but also uncontrollable. Each time I take a picture of one of my cityscapes any building may begin to sweat or even liquefy, taking on a new persona.
Check out these awesome, intricate 3D paper cities created by Ingrid Siliakus. It’s paper architecture!
From flat sheets of paper entire cities emerge, rich in unexpected details like balconies, tiny windows and even little people. Dutch artist Ingrid Siliakus uses an initial 90-degree fold to give her miniature cityscapes depth and dimension, with an end result that is reminiscent of pop-up books.
Under Siliakus’ skilled hand, paper ranging from thin sheets to hefty card stock assemble into complex staircases, arches and spires. She specializes in the works of master architects, including Gaudi’s iconic Sagrada Familia of Barcelona.
“Working with paper forces me to be humble, since this medium has a character of its own that asks for cooperation. It is a challenge to find this cooperation with each separate paper brand I work with. Working with paper the way I do, namely by means of cutting and folding creating paper sculptures, asks of me to work with meditative precision. Paper architecture does not bare haste, it is its enemy; one moment of loss of concentration, can lead to failure of a piece. I experience an ultimate satisfaction at the critic moment when the paper, with a silenced sigh, surrenders and becomes a blade-sharp crease. The sound of the paper, which guides this surrendering, to me is incomparable…”
“Empire State”, “Everglades, Florida”, “Battery Park Night, New York”, and “Big Sur” by American photographer and filmmaker Randy Scott Slavin, whose work makes us view the world in another light. For his Alternate Perspective series Randy can take up to a hundred photos of a scene in order to construct a 360 degree image before stitching them all together to create a fantastic stereographic projection like the ones you see here.