San Francisco-based artist Jeremy Mann lives and works in San Francisco where he executes these sublime, moody cityscapes using oil paints. To create each work he relies on a wide range of techniques including surface staining, the use of solvents to wipe away paint, and the application of broad, gritty marks with an ink brayer. The resulting paintings are dark and atmospheric, urban streets seemingly drenched in rain and mystery. Mann’s work is in no way limited to cityscapes, he also paints the human figure, still lifes, and landscapes. He currently has work at John Pence Gallery (more…)
This guy makes amazing B&W captures in so unique way and in many ways it became his personal seal. He captures the essence of common urban life and in his own way makes the point of the story. If You saw just one of his incredible good shots, I believe You could recognize his work for all others as well. All of his work are so similar but yet each one tells a story on its own. I always liked black and white photography and Oleg Milyutin with all of his creativity, makes it looks like multi-dimensional hyper space in some special and so unique approach. Definitely MUST SEE and worth for sharing. (more…)
Few months ago I promised another post in Conceptual Style by Lejla Buzinkic and here we are! Conceptual Madness 2 is another set of few, carefully chosen photographs, among many of so cool work and all made by this talented girl. A retrospective of my previous post and definitely a proof that Art can be so provocative, so edgy, but still connect so different cultures and permanently remove the bounders I hate so much. Its really a BIG motif for myself and one of the steps into Utopia I want for everyone. Thank You Lejla! (more…)
Few years ago I watched some science documentary about binary – double planet system and I was totally thrilled by the animation and delighted with some new information I didn’t know before. In astronomy, double planet and binary planet are informal terms used to describe a binary system where both objects are of planetary mass. Though not an official classification, the European Space Agency has referred to the Earth–Moon system as a double planet. The IAU General Assembly in August 2006 considered a proposal that Pluto and Charon be reclassified as a double planet, but the proposal was abandoned. (more…)
Thursday, September 6, 2012 7:26pm PDT
Folks in Christchurch, New Zealand, must still be talking about this week’s spectacular electrical storm, described by one meteorologist as a once-in-10-years event, producing severe hailstorms and hundreds of lightning strikes that set the twilight aglow. It was a dream night for weather photographers and Aaron Campbell made the most of the event, capturing a series of stunning images that look almost unreal.
Ansel Adamas said once: “You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” This is the exact words I would describe Sanda Vitorovic‘s amazing captures. A pictures speaks a thousands words and when you look at Sanda’s, its more likely you found two thousands. This post is just a preview of some awesome snapshots about environment and motion, made by An architect who has fallen in love with photography. (more…)
A love of travel inspires so many photos around the web that I hope you’ll enjoy taking a century-old travel tour. This Photochrom Print Collection shows Europe, the Middle East, and Canada as they appeared around 1890-1900. Published primarily from the 1890s to 1910s, these prints were created by the Photoglob Company in Zürich, Switzerland, and the Detroit Publishing Company in Michigan. The richly colored images look like photographs but are actually ink-based photolithographs, usually 6.5 x 9 inches. (more…)
Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also an aerospace engineer, U.S. Navy pilot, test pilot, and university professor. Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was a United States Navy officer and served in the Korean War. After the war, he served as a test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics High-Speed Flight Station, now known as the Dryden Flight Research Center, where he logged over 900 flights. (more…)
Mr. Brainwash, often stylized as MBW, is the assumed name of Paris born, Los Angeles based filmmaker and street artist Thierry Guetta. According to the Banksy -directed film Exit Through the Gift Shop , Guetta began as a proprietor of a clothing store and videographer who filmed street artists through the 2000s and evolved into an artist in his own right after an off-hand suggestion from Banksy. Guetta was first introduced to street art by his cousin, the street artist Invader . (more…)
Trying to explain what Burning Man is to someone who has never been to the event is a bit like trying to explain what a particular color looks like to someone who is blind. In this section you will find the peripheral definitions of what the event is as a whole, but to truly understand this event, one must participate.
Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States. The event begins on the last Monday in August, and ends on the first Monday in September (more…)
From ancient times, FacePainting has been used for hunting, religious reasons, and military reasons (such as camouflage and to indicate membership in a military unit). Recent archaeological research shows that Neanderthals had the capability and tools for face painting; although they are no longer considered a direct ancestor of homos sapiens, they lived alongside them in some areas and it is a reasonable assumption that humanity has painted faces and bodies since the very beginning.
Her vision extends beyond the realm of the camera, creating images that resemble paintings and each image is a story. That’s what I love about her photography, it always looks as if it was taken in another world to ours, with a dreamy like atmosphere. She has an incredible vision, and you can see that in every one of her photos. I’ve been following her for a few months now and her works just continues to improve and I often find myself browsing her website, staring at one picture for more than 5 or 10 minutes… Crazy conceptual style that blows your mind! (more…)
Mars One will establish the first human settlement on Mars in 2023. A habitable settlement will be waiting for the settlers when they land. The settlement will support them while they live and work on Mars the rest of their lives. Every two years after 2023 an additional crew will arrive, such that there is a real living, growing community on Mars. Mars One has created a technical plan for this mission that is as simple as possible. For every component of the mission we have identified at least one potential supplier. Mars One invites you to join us in this next giant leap for mankind! (more…)
In last few months I’m hooked on vintage effects and considering my personal interests in this area I decided to try my own ideas. Its a great feeling I could share this with the world and ask for rating, especially when the audience of this blog reached over 1.000 followers. I’m an amateur and all my work at this moment are not for sale or commercial purpose so be free to add Your thoughts and opinions. This is the first set of mock-ups VPD Project and I started with my favorite movie stars and topics I’m interested in. Please comment, give some suggestions and share it if U like. (more…)
I just saw this set on twitter and thought its going to look nice on my blog. Hilarious collections of Underwater photography with dogs as main characters. The whole set is incredible and You’re gonna laugh Your ASS OFF watching it. Its really amazing to see this beautiful creatures in total adrenaline rush and in some other perspective we don’t see everyday. Enjoy and share it Folks! (more…)
My father like to say that the car is good as long as you have all 4 wheels rolling on the ground. This is a showcase of some good old “wheels” still rolling down the roads and highways. Maybe little rusty but the engine works like a jet. I thought it would be nice to share some of the amazing photographs of well known faces around the globe and write few lines about it. (more…)
Visual design is often the polar opposite of engineering: trading hard edges for subjective decisions based on gut feelings and personal experiences. It’s messy, unpredictable, and notoriously hard to measure. The apparently erratic behavior of artists drives engineers bananas. Their decisions seem arbitrary and risk everything with no guaranteed benefit — Scott Stevenson (more…)
May 20th, 2012 Balancing the art and technical aspects of photography, are the concepts that this guy, like every photographer continues to challenge himself with. Kenji Kikuchi makes incredible and awesome shots of great architectural achievements, as well as common urban life and street photography. His work is original, cool and you will never get sick of going through this photostream over and over again. (more…)
130 million views on YouTube have established Igor Presnyakov as an internet sensation
But there is more to the story than just views on his YouTube channel, Igor is also a phenomenal player, teacher and innovator. His style is deeply rooted in classical nylon techniques with influences from various musical genres like Reggae, Rock and Roll, R&B, Country-western, Jazz and even Heavy Metal. Although some tracks do feature vocals, Igor is famous for recreating the vocal parts of songs along his fretboard while putting a softer, jazzier spin on the rhythm parts and guitar solos. (more…)
Let me invite you to a journey around the Earth and across our solar system with astonishing shots and photographs made by space agencies and programs crew during the 60 years space observation history. You will be able to recognize well known elements as well as discover new worlds. The most of the photographs are in high resolution and very useful as wallpapers and backgrounds so be free to click on the image for the full size and download what You find interesting. Enjoy and share it with the world!
13th May, 2012 A picture is worth a thousand words. It would take me more than a thousand words to describe a perfect scene or paradise getaway and yet, David Keochkerian did it in just one shot. And each of the photographs he made tells a story. Awesome colors, soothing atmosphere, gorgeous view and great concept! (more…)
might look like photographs, but it’s not
You already checked out unbelievably realistic drawings by Juan Francisco Casas in one of my previous posts ( BicPen HyperRealism by Juan Francisco Casas ), but this time let’s take a look at the works of some of the world’s greatest photorealism masters. Forget about Photoshop, Maya or 3Ds Max – these guys have gone the old school way. (more…)