18 posts tagged Shapes
18 posts tagged Shapes
With the weather getting colder (that is, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere) it’s high time we shared more images from the Department of Awesome Snowflake Photography. These amazing photos were taken by Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, who adapted his camera in order to achieve remarkably close-up focus on individual snowflakes after they’ve fall on the ground. He illuminates his shots with a flashlight and the background texture is dark wool fabric.
Alexy’s images reveal the unique geometric shapes of each snowflake with such astonishing clarity that it’s easy to forget just how tiny they really are. Visit Alexey Kljatov’s Flickr stream to view many more of his remarkable snowflake photos.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
German photographer Markus Reugels finds great meaning in a single drop of water. He uses dye and high-speed photography to capture awesome images of water droplets splashing onto a reflective surface. In order to achieve such beautiful results, Markus developed a painstaking process that requires him to control the shape of the water drop, its reflection, the background, and the lighting.
"Water is the element of life, everyone needs it to live and see it every day. But if anyone has seen the most beautiful forms that can take water? Let me show you pictures that are all made with water and color. With the high-speed photography, it is possible to freeze these millisecond, in such forms exist, in order to present them in unique images."
Visit Markus Reugels’ website to view many more examples of his artwork.
For a spellbinding series of photos entitled Géométrie de l’impossible (Impossible Geometry), 21-year-old French photographer Fanette Guilloud created site-specific anamorphic paintings in locations in Toulouse, Bordeaux and the French Alps near Lyon. Bold 3D geometric shapes appear to emerge from dilapidated walls and hang in mid-air.
"Guilloud employed a method of anamorphic projection similar to the work of Felice Varini [previously featured here] to create the illusion of a painting superimposed on an image, when in fact there is no digital trickery whatsoever. The image is actually painted on numerous surfaces at varying depths and only appears like what you see here from a particular vantage point.”
We love this playful photo of a tape installation created by New York-based artist Aakash Nihalani at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York. The artist has turned an unassuming grey space into the illusion of a real-life video game. Awesome!
Visit Aakash Nihalani’s websiteto view more of his wonderful tape-based artwork.
Visit Lobulo’s Behance page to check out even more examples of his stylish and striking artwork.
These awesome photos, in which rolling waves appear to be both perfectly frozen in time and miraculously made solid, are the work of French photographer Pierre Carreau.
Carreau “shoots waves with a variety of high speed cameras using various macro and wide angle lenses, capturing water shapes that appear more sculptural than liquid.”
Artist Diet Wiegman creates sculptures that might puzzle you if you only looked at the sculptures themselves. Strange constructions of trash and random objects, when illuminated by a light, cast perfect and immediately recognizable shadows, like Michael Jackson on tiptoe, Michelangelo’s David, or the Venus de Milo.
"In no way limited to shadows, the the artists career which spans nearly 50 years (most of what you see above was created in the 1980s) has also involved ceramics, paint, and photography… You can see 38 light sculptures on his blog and read a bit more over on Alafoto.”
Hey, don’t play with your gum! Actually, wait a minute. Yes, do play with your gum. That’s exactly what French artist Jeremy Laffon does. He builds all sorts of interesting and complex structures using sticks of bubble gum.
If you happen to be in Limoge, France between March 12th and March 23rd, 2013, you can check out his artwork in person at the Association Limousin Art Contemporain and Sculptures.
[via wave avenue]