This makes me very uncomfortable.
With the help of geometric sculptures, artist Fabrizio Corneli constructs intricate shadow-images. The artist plays with light and its reflective abilities to create human faces, animals and geometric patterns. It may seem like the artist’s work is made by simply cutting a stencil into a metal object, but the artist’s shadow pieces are actually made by placing specifically shaped, abstract metal objects on the projection surface, with the light bouncing off and through those objects, to cast shadows which mimic features such as eyes, mouths, or even a girl on a swing.
The end result is an intangible piece of art; yes, the sculptural elements are tangible, but the image, the actual focus of the piece cannot be touched without distorting it, nor can it be seen without the use of light.
With the help of mathematics, the artist is able to carefully position his abstract sculptures in a way that will optimally project the result of the light reflection. As the artist states, “light is energy which creates form”; all the artist has to do is create a vessel into which light can travel, and then step back, to allow the light itself to form its own work of art. Light not only reveals the shape, but also creates it.
The results are almost like non-images, as in, the shadows on the walls are residues of what should be there, or was there, or could be. The images create an environment of the anamorphosis, combining science and poetry, mathematics and art.
Jean-Marie Caujolle, one of the first French soldiers to be wounded during World War One, when both his legs were blown off by a shell at Champagne, 1915 -
Celebrating Zoo Lover’s Day
To view more photos and videos of Zoo Lover’s Day, browse the #zoolovers hashtag on Instagram.
Happy Zoo Lover’s Day! Since the London Zoological Gardens were established in 1828, zoos have been a place to marvel at some of the most fascinating wild animals in the world, all in one place. Many zoos, however, have developed broader and more ambitious goals around education and conservation, engaging visitors in deeper ways with the issues that animals and their habitats may face in the wild.
Interested in learning more about zoos through the day-to-day lives of the animals they care for? Be sure to follow these zoos on Instagram:
- Smithsonian National Zoologial Park, Washington D.C. - @smithsonianzoo
- San Diego Zoo in California - @sandiegozoo
- Twycross Zoo in England - @twycrosszoo
- Tulsa Zoo in Oklahoma - @tulsazoo
- Minnesota Zoo - @mnzoo
- Berlin Zoo in Germany - @zooberlin
- San Francisco Zoo in California - @sanfranciscozoo
- Woodland Park Zoo in Washington - @woodlandparkzoo
- Bronx Zoo in New York - @bronxzoo
For his latest series entitled Genius Loci, the German fine art photographer Thomas Kellner was commissioned to document a number of historical industrial buildings in Germany and Russia. As with his previous series entitled Tango Metropolis, Kellner makes use of his signature 35mm contact print mosaic technique to create interesting skewed renditions of his architectural subjects.
"Girl Speaks Gibberish With Perfect Accents To Show What Languages Sound Like To Foreigners"
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Way before you could attach your camera to a drone, Chicago-based photographer George Lawrence was using kites to shoot aerial panoramas.
Lawrence had to use up to 17 connected kites to lift his massive camera into the air.
Kevin Kadooka is an engineering student with a knack for designing cameras that are completely open source, meaning anyone can build one!
His latest creation is a medium format box camera that uses a 3D printed body and 120 film.
via Pop Photo