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  1. 2018.09.20 This Image of the Total Eclipse Is Being Called “History’s Most Amazing Photo” 역사상 가장 놀랄만한 개기식 사진들
  2. 2018.09.14 Dynamic Underwater Photos Look Like Dramatic Baroque Paintings 크리스티 리 로저스(Christy Lee Rogers) 바로크 수중사진 '뮤즈'
  3. 2018.09.13 Life its so beautiful
  4. 2018.09.05 VIDEO: Celebrities are matched with some VERY unflattering doppelgangers by new Google Art Selfie app..할리우드 도플갱어들
  5. 2018.09.01 Traveling Photographer Captures the Beautiful Unspoiled Landscape of Kyrgyzstan 키르기스스탄의 천혜의 경관
  6. 2018.08.26 Cinematic Portraits of a Young Kate Moss and Other Celebrities 케이트 모스와 키스 리차드에서 니콜 키드먼과 히스 레저까지,
  7. 2018.08.20 8 Real-Life Locations of Famous Paintings You Can Visit Today 8개소의 실제 장소와 일치하는 유명화가의 그림들
  8. 2018.08.11 VIDEO: Pasta Chef Handcrafts Rainbow-Colored Noodles Using All-Natural Ingredients 파스타 쉐프의 수제 레이보우 누들
  9. 2018.07.31 Interview: Alexa Meade Reveals Behind the Scenes of Painting Ariana Grande for Her Music Video 설치예술가 알렉사 미드의 보디 페인팅
  10. 2018.07.23 “DNA Braid” Hair Trend Turns Ordinary Locks Into Spiraling DNA Molecules
  11. 2018.07.21 Incredible Photos Capture Powerful Lightning Storms Over Volcano Eruptions 경이롭기까지 한 화산분화 번개폭풍 찰라 사진
  12. 2018.07.18 Choose your warrior..
  13. 2018.07.12 VIDEO; Fisherman Catches Beautifully Rare “Cotton Candy” Lobster in Canada 매우 드문 아름다운 코튼색깔의 바닷 가재
  14. 2018.07.09 Japanese Man Beautifully Documents His Family’s Life in a One-Room Apartment 원룸 아파트에서 가족들과 아름다운 삶을 사는 일본 사진작가
  15. 2018.07.07 Incredible Winners of the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest
  16. 2018.07.06 Interview: Creative Dad Photoshops His Kids Into the Funniest Situations 아빠의 자식 사랑
  17. 2018.06.30 Stunning Aerial Photos Offer a Unique Perspective of Venice 공중에서 본 찬탄할 베니스
  18. 2018.06.23 VIDEO: Koko the Kitten-Loving Gorilla Who Learned Sign Language Dies at 46 수화를 할 줄 알았던 총명한 고릴라 '코코' 46세로 생을 마감하다
  19. 2018.06.20 Stunning Aerial Photos Offer a Unique Perspective of Venice
  20. 2018.06.16 Clever Street Artist Transforms Ordinary Public Places Into Funny Installations 스트리트 아티스트, 평범한 길거리를 유머틱한 환경으로 변신시켜
  21. 2018.06.16 Powerful Waves Crashing With the Force of Mythical Gods and Sea Creatures 신의 힘을 보여주는 강력한 파도의 부서짐
  22. 2018.06.08 Mini Trucks in Japan Are Being Transformed Into Enchanting Tiny Gardens 일본의 미니 케이 트럭, 정원으로 변신하다
  23. 2018.06.06 5 Ways This App Is Making It Easier For Creative Professionals to Network 당신을 SNS 등 네트워크 프로로 만들어 주는 방법 5가지
  24. 2018.06.05 Photographer Captures the Mystifying Moods of Mount Fuji at Dawn 신비의 후지산 석양
  25. 2018.05.26 Early Highlights of the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018 코믹 야생동물 사진 콘테스트
  26. 2018.05.25 Stunning Photos Capture the Dreamy “Heaven on Earth” Landscapes of Patagonia 비엔나 출신의 소프트웨어 엔지니어 루카스 푸르란의 파타고니아 경관 작품
  27. 2018.05.24 VIDEO:Gorgeous Infinity Pool on Vietnamese Mountain Looks Like It’s Sitting on Clouds 호앙 리엔 국립공원 토파스이콜로지
  28. 2018.05.16 Interview: Floral Installations Transform Gallery Spaces Into Immersive Indoor Gardens
  29. 2018.05.10 A Look at the Magical World of Iconic Photographer Rodney Smith 사진작가 로드니 스미스의 마술같은 사진의 세계
  30. 2018.05.05 Artist Performs Stunning Underwater Choreography in the World’s Deepest Pool 세계 최고 깊이 풀에서 수중 안무
Nature2018.09.20 00:27


This Image of the Total Eclipse Is Being Called “History’s Most Amazing Photo”


By Jessica Stewart on September 14, 2018


Over 200 million Americans watched the total solar eclipse in August 2017, but no one had a better view than photographer Jon Carmichael. He spent years plotting how he could capture the total eclipse in a unique way, eventually combining his passions for photography, astronomy, and flight.


 

Total Eclipse Photo by Jon Carmichael


 

역사상 가장 놀랄만한 개기식 사진들


2017년 8월 2억 명이 넘는 미국인들이 일식을 지켜봤지만 사진작가 존 카마이클보다 더 나은 시각을 가진 사람은 없었다. 그는 자신이 어떻게 일식을 독특한 방법으로 포착할 수 있는지, 결국 사진, 천문학, 비행에 대한 열정을 결합시킬 수 있는지를 계획하면서 수년을 보냈다.


"만약 내가 충분히 높이 올라간다면, 달의 그림자가 지구 표면을 가로질러 2,000mph로 움직이는 것을 실제로 볼 수 있을까? 그것이 내가 정말 보고 싶었던 것이다."라고 카마이클이 나의 모던 메이트에게 말한다. 사진작가로서, 저는 정말 이 아름다운 순간을 독특한 관점에서 포착할 수 있을까 생각했습니다. 이는 역사상 가장 사진 찍힌 순간이었기 때문에 전문 사진작가로서 많은 압박감을 받고 있습니다." 일식 경로를 주의 깊게 연구함으로써, 이 사진작가는 사우스웨스트 항공이 포틀랜드에서 세인트 루이스까지 비행하는 것을 발견했고, 이 비행은 이 행사를 보기 위한 완벽한 위치에 놓이게 될 것이다.


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

Ki Cheol Hwang, conpaper editor, curator

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“I wondered, if I got up high enough, could I actually see the moon's shadow move across the Earth's surface at 2,000 mph? That's what I really wanted to see,” Carmichael tells My Modern Met. “And as a photographer, I wondered, can I actually capture this beautiful fleeting moment in our country from a unique perspective? This was the most photographed moment in history, so as a professional photographer that's a lot of pressure.” By studying the eclipse path carefully, the photographer realized that Southwest Airlines runs a flight from Portland to St. Louis that would put him in the perfect position to view the event.



Taking a once in a lifetime chance, Carmichael purchased a ticket and hoped that he'd get a window seat. Since Southwest doesn't have pre-assigned seats, he'd even prepared himself to bribe someone to give up their window position if necessary. Luckily, it didn't come to that. When he explained his mission to the Southwest flight crew, not only did they ensure he'd get a great seat, but the captain actually went outside the plane to clean the window for a crystal clear shot. During the flight itself, the pilots circled a few times to provide all passengers with a spectacular view.


When it came time for the moment of totality, Carmichael was ready. He shot over 1,200 photos in two minutes and managed to perfectly capture the total eclipse over Snake River. It's an image that Inc. calls “history's most amazing photo.” A 10-foot laser-crystal c-print of 108 now hangs in Twitter's New York offices.


So how did it feel to take the photo of his dreams? “In photography, it's very rare for something you envision to manifest itself, let alone to turn out even better than you had hoped. I had visualized this moment for years, risked a lot flying across the country on the off-chance this could work out, and hadn't slept in days leading up to this moment. So after I looked through all the photographs, I put my camera away, took a deep breath, and celebrated by ordering a drink and had a giant smile for the rest of the flight. I had never felt more relieved, grateful, and excited in my life. Against all odds, it came together. It felt meant to be—and literally changed my life.”


Carmichael spent one year processing the images into a giant photographic-mosaic titled 108. Limited edition prints are now available for purchase via the photographer's website.


Photographer Jon Carmichael took a Southwest flight during the Great American Eclipse to get the perfect photo from his seat.

Jon Carmichael - Behind the Scenes of Total Eclipse Photo

Once he explained his mission to the flight crew, the captain cleaned his window to ensure he'd have a crystal clear shot.

Jon Carmichael - Behind the Scenes of Total Eclipse Photo

From his window seat, Carmichael had the perfect view and was able to take 1,200 photos during the eclipse.


Jon Carmichael - Behind the Scenes of Total Eclipse Photo


Watch this video from Southwest Airlines to learn more about Carmichael's vision.

Jon Carmichael: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Jon Carmichael.

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people2018.09.14 00:41


Dynamic Underwater Photos Look Like Dramatic Baroque Paintings

By Kelly Richman-Abdou on September 7, 2018


Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings


Art from the Baroque period is known for its exquisite compositions and ethereal use of light. While it may seem as if oil paints are the only medium that can achieve this aesthetic, visual artist Christy Lee Rogers proves that underwater photography can be just as powerful in her dynamic series, Muses.


크리스티 리 로저스(Christy Lee Rogers) 바로크 수중사진 '뮤즈'


바로크 시대의 예술품은 정교한 구성과 빛의 이격적인 사용으로 유명하다. 오일 페인트가 이 미관을 성취할 수 있는 유일한 매체인 것처럼 보일 수도 있지만, 시각적 예술가 크리스티 리 로저스(Christy Lee Rogers)는 수중 사진이 그녀의 역동적인 시리즈인 Muses에서만큼 강력할 수 있다는 것을 알려줍니다.





Featuring swirls of intertwined figures and flowing drapery, each striking photograph looks like a 17th-century painting come to life. Specifically, Muses borrows traits from Baroque masters, including Caravaggio's contrasts between light and shadow, Gentileschi's focus on movement, and Rubens' rich color palette. Unlike the work of these artists, however, Rogers' scenes don't take place in opulent interiors or mythological landscapes. Instead, they're set entirely underwater.


Each photo featured in Muses was shot at night in an illuminated pool. This unique setup gives the photographs their soft, brushstroke-like quality and allows Rogers to literally bathe her subjects in light as they twist and tumble through the water.


This concept of free-floating was inspired by events in Rogers' own life. After experiencing multiple losses in a short period of time, she decided she needed to fully dive in to her practice—a decision that eventually sparked the series. “Any day could be my last, and I knew I would not forgive myself if I didn’t do everything I was capable of doing now,” she told PHOTOFAIRS. “So this was at the core of Muses; the inspiration that was pushing me forward.”


Christy Lee Rogers' striking underwater photography series, Muses, evokes the drama and dynamism of Baroque paintings.

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings
Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings
Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings
Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings
Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

Due to the effects of the water, the photographs look like they are rendered in oil paints.

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Some even look like abstract details of brushwork.

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Rogers achieves this aesthetic by shooting in swimming pools at night.

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

This is responsible for the underwater photos' eye-catching, luminous aesthetic.

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

 

Muses Christy Lee Rogers Underwater Photography Underwater Photos Baroque Characteristics Baroque Paintings

Christy Lee Rogers: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Behance | YouTube

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Christy Lee Rogers.

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people2018.09.13 23:33
people2018.09.05 01:18


Celebrities are matched with some VERY unflattering doppelgangers by new Google Art Selfie app that twins faces to famous paintings (so which work of art do YOU look like?)




Arts and Culture app is free to download on Google Play and Apple app Stores

It uses AI and machine learning to match a picture of a face to a painting

The app matched Tom Hiddleston to a portrait of Spain's ruler King Philip II

Olivia Colman was matched with 19th century Dutch painter Gerrit Jan Michaelis


오늘 전세계에서 오픈한 구글의 아트 셀피 어플은 영화와 TV 스타들 그리고 

전 총리의 부인과 유명한 그림들의 얼굴과 매치시켰다.


아츠앤컬처 어플은 구글 플레이와 애플스토어에서 무료로 다운받을 수 있다.

그림의 얼굴과 매치시키기 위해 AI와 머신 러닝을 사용한다.


예로 톰 히들스톤과 스페인왕 필립2세와 얼굴을 매치시켰다.

올리비아 콜먼은 19세기 네덜란드 화가 게리 잔 미하엘리스와 매치시켰다



By EMILY KENT SMITH MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY REPORTER FOR THE DAILY MAIL

PUBLISHED: 10:00 BST, 4 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:13 BST, 4 September 2018


It's worth doing a double take when you look at these images...


They are photos of Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman and Samantha Cameron along with portraits from the art world supposed to be their spitting images.


But the comparisons are not entirely flattering.


Google's Arts Selfie, which launches worldwide today, matched the film and TV stars and former prime minister's wife with paintings.


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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6129291/Celebrities-matched-unflattering-doppelgangers-new-Google-Art-Selfie-app.html


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Nature2018.09.01 01:18


Traveling Photographer Captures the Beautiful Unspoiled Landscape of Kyrgyzstan

By Jessica Stewart on August 28, 2018



 

키르기스스탄의 천혜의 경관 


숙련된 풍경 사진작가로서, 알버트 드로스는 많은 놀라운 풍경을 보아왔지만, 키르기스스탄 3주간의 여행 동안 그가 발견한 것은 경탄 그 자체였다.


육지로 둘러싸인 중앙아시아 국가는 고대 실크로드에 위치하고 있으며, 경관에 엄청난 다양성을 가지고 있다. 톈산까지의 산간지역은 국토의 80%를 차지하고 있는 반면 키르기스스탄은 빛 공해의 영향을 받지 않는 맑은 하늘뿐 아니라 인상적인 계곡과 바닥으로 가득 차 있다.


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

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Wild horses standing in front of the huge snow capped peaks in the Sary-Jaz valley on the border of Kyrgyzstan and China.




As a skilled landscape photographer, Albert Dros has seen a lot of stunning landscapes, but nothing prepared him for the beauty he would find during a 3-week trip to Kyrgyzstan. The landlocked Central Asian country, located along the ancient Silk Road, has an incredible variety to its landscape. While the mountainous region to Tian Shan covers 80% of the country, Kyrgyzstan is also filled with impressive valleys and basins, as well as a clear sky untouched by light pollution.


For Dros, Kyrgyzstan was paradise. “As a photographer and nature lover, you know that feeling when you see that untouched beauty? Crazy mountains with open valleys? It triggers you somehow. That’s what Kyrgyzstan did to me,” Dros writes. The unspoiled landscape makes for sweeping views, with the occasional yurt or group of wild horses entering the frame. Though the mountains are already visible when in the capital city of Bishkek, the real adventure begins when Dros explores regions inhabited by nomadic shepherds.


“With some effort (driving ‘bad’ roads and hiking steep paths) you’ll be able to see some of the most beautiful untouched nature you’ve ever seen. Endless valleys with huge mountains around you, crystal clear turquoise lakes, wild eagles, canyons, you name it. This country has it all. I was surprised by its variety of landscapes in a rather small area. Just a few hours driving would bring me from snowcapped mountains to landscapes that looked like the moon with red canyons and unearthly textures.”


Dros was able to employ all his landscape photography secrets and capture the unspoiled beauty of a country few tourists venture to see. The results are a moving tribute to the power to nature.




Landscape photographer Albert Dros spent three weeks photographing the unspoiled beauty of Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan Travel Photography by Albert Dros

A green valley with wild horses and a view on Peak Yeltsin. This is what Kyrgyzstan is about.

Kyrgyzstan Travel Photography by Albert Dros

An intimate shot of a green hill. Kyrgyzstan has many opportunities for intimate shots as it has beautiful rocks and hills everywhere around.

Kyrgyzstan Travel Photography by Albert Dros

A wide open valley with glacial rivers coming from the mountains protecting the valley. These mountains are often 5000m+ (16400ft+). This is a shot of the Barskoon Valley. It took a 4000m (13000ft) road pass to get here.

Kyrgyzstan Travel Photography by Albert Dros

Twilight before the sun comes up. Standing at one of the crazy canyons in Kyrgyzstan that look like they’re coming straight from the moon.

Kyrgyzstan Travel Photography by Albert Dros

Ala-Kul lake, a magical crystal clear lake turquoise-colored lake located at an altitude close to 4000m. This lake requires a steep 5 hour hike at high altitudes to get to.

Photo of Kyrgyzstan by Albert Dros

These kind of scenes are common yet impressive to see in Kyrgyzstan. Hundreds of animals covering the empty lands.

Kyrgyzstan Landscape Photography by Albert Dros

An aerial panorama of a part of the Barksoon Valley. You can see all the rivers coming from the glaciers of the mountains into lakes. This valley itself is already at 4000m (13000ft) with the surrounding mountains much higher.

Photo of Kyrgyzstan by Albert Dros

An eagle flying over the tops of the Ala-Archa mountains. Unique light hitting inside of the mountain from reflecting onto the clouds.

Kyrgyzstan Travel Photography by Albert Dros

Camping at the Sary-Jaz valley on the border of Kyrgyzstan and China. Zero light pollution makes the skies so bright. We used this old Soviet bus as transport. Not much comfort but very reliable, they said. This thing could drive off road up to mountains. It was called ‘the pill’ as according to the locals it looked like a pill.

Kyrgyzstan Travel Photography by Albert Dros

You can always find different wildflowers in the mountains in Kyrgyzstan. This was at an altitude of 4000m (13000ft) in the Barskoon Valley. Glaciers, lakes, and mountains everywhere around.

The Tian Shan mountain range covers 80% of the country, with peaks reaching over 7000 meters (23,000 feet).

Kyrgyzstan Travel Photography by Albert Dros

Standing in front just another Glacier at the Sary Jaz Valley which is located on the border of Kyrgyzstan and China. This area requires a permit. It’s an amazing valley surrounded by snowcapped mountains of the Tian Shan range which has peaks over 7000m (23000ft).

Photo of Kyrgyzstan by Albert Dros

Standing in front of Peak Karakol. A very scenic peak popular among mountain climbers. It has an altitude of 5200m (17000ft).

Photo of Kyrgyzstan by Albert Dros

You’ll find this kind of landscapes next to a lot of roads. Like they’re carefully carved out of mountains. Interesting hills against blue skies form a beautiful sight.

Kyrgyzstan Landscape Photography by Albert Dros

A top down view from the patterns of Skazka Canyon (fairy tale canyon).

Kyrgyzstan Landscape Photography by Albert Dros

A photo of the lunar eclipse in 2018 with Mars right under it and the visible milky way. Notice my girlfriend standing there enjoying the night sky.

Kyrgyzstan Landscape Photography by Albert Dros

Sunrise at Skazka canyon, which means fairy tale canyon. Does this remind you of Mars?

Many people are shepherds living a nomadic lifestyle, with families living in yurts.

Kyrgyzstan Photo by Albert Dros

A kid of the local family enjoying the sunset at Song-Kul, a wide open valley at a huge lake at an altitude of 3000m (9800ft). The locals are living like nomads here without any luxury. Think about growing up here.

Photo of Kyrgyzstan by Albert Dros

Hundreds of sheep moved on the hills right before a storm hit.

Yurt in Kyrgyzstan by Albert Dros

Kids standing in the opening of their Yurt. They stay here in the summer months learning to take care of the cattle from when they’re young.

Kyrgyzstan Photo by Albert Dros

Mars-like landscapes in a canyon called Skazka Canyon which means ‘fairytale canyon’. Walking around here is really unreal.

Kyrgyzstan Landscape Photography by Albert Dros

An open view of the scenic Karakol Peak which lies at the end of Karakol Valley. You can see how the glacier mounts into streams and rivers. An impressive sight.

Kyrgyzstan Landscape Photography by Albert Dros

A horse with a mountain backdrop in the Song-Kul area. Look closely and you can see lots of animals and yurts in the background.

Photo of Kyrgyzstan by Albert Dros

Aerial shot of textures from just another canyon in Kyrgyzstan.

Yurt in Kyrgyzstan by Albert Dros

The night sky of Kyrgyzstan is unpolluted. We stayed at this yurt. Looking at the beautiful night sky was a joy.

Albert Dros: Website | Facebook | Instagram

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos Albert Dros.

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people2018.08.26 00:51


Cinematic Portraits of a Young Kate Moss and Other Celebrities

By Jessica Stewart on August 23, 2018


With a career spanning 25 years, celebrity and fashion photographer Stephanie Pfriender Stylander has immortalized some of the greatest faces of our generation. From Kate Moss and Keith Richards to Nicole Kidman and Heath Ledger, her portraits have graced the pages of Harper's Bazaar Uomo, Glamour, Entertainment Weekly, and GQ. Her new book, The Untamed Eye, celebrates the best of her work from 1990 to 2006, paying homage to her instantly recognizable, gritty style.


Kate Moss and Marcus Schenkenberg Harper’s Bazaar Uomo, New York City, 1992



25년 캐리어의 패션 사진작가 '스테파니 프렌더 스타일랜더'


케이트 모스와 키스 리차드에서 니콜 키드먼과 히스 레저까지,


25년이라는 긴 경력을 가진 유명인사이자 패션 사진작가 스테파니 피렌더 스티랜더는 우리 세대에서 가장 위대한 인물 중 몇 명을 불멸의 사진을 남겼다. 케이트 모스와 키스 리차드에서 니콜 키드먼과 히스 레저까지, 그녀의 초상화는 하퍼의 바자르 우모, 글래머, 엔터테인먼트 위클리, GQ의 페이지를 장식했다. 그녀의 새 책인 "The Undamed Eye"는 1990년부터 2006년까지 그녀의 작품 중 최고의 작품을 기념하며, 즉시 알아볼 수 있고 고상한 스타일에 경의를 표한다.


Shooting entirely on film, Pfriender Stylander creates a narrative within each image, her cinematic style matching perfectly with the models, actors, and musicians she immortalizes. It's as though they are friends role-playing, with Pfriender Stylander directing the action behind the lens. The relaxed dynamic she creates translates to iconic portraits.



The energetic spontaneity of her photos was a product of the time, something Pfriender Stylander remembers when thinking about shooting in the 1990s. “We were all on the road, there was a fantastic restlessness, we were young and in need of expression,” she recalls. “The great fashion and creative directors let you roam, they gave you twenty pages to express your vision—it was a complete creative playground where we could be rebellious, and the word compromise was not spoken, not even thought about.”


Inspired by Italian Neorealism and the French New Wave, Pfriender Stylander has amassed a body of work that speaks for itself. Over 130 photographs spread across the pages of The Untamed Eye tell not only the story of Pfriender Stylander's career, but work as a time capsule for immortalizing this heady moment in history.


The Untamed Eye, published by MW Editions, will be available in the U.S. starting September 25, 2018. To celebrate the release, the author will be conducting signings in New York on September 12 at Staley-Wise Gallery and October 15 at Soho House/Ludlow House. An accompanying exhibition will be on show in Paris at Galerie de l'Instant from September 10 to November 28, 2018.


Fashion and celebrity photographer Stephanie Pfriender Stylander has spent 25 years capturing the iconic faces of the 20th century.

Nicole Kidman for Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles, 1995

Heath Ledger by Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

Heath Ledger for Premiere, New York City, 2000

Keith Richards by Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

Keith Richards for British GQ, New York City, 1993

Kate Moss and Marcus Schenkenberg by Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

Kate Moss and Marcus Schenkenberg, Harper’s Bazaar Uomo, New York City, 1992

The Untamed Eye gathers her best celebrity and fashion photographs taken from 1990 to 2006.

Mickey Rourke by Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

Mickey Rourke for Entertainment Weekly, New York City, 1995

Kate Moss and Marcus Schenkenberg by Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

Kate Moss and Marcus Schenkenberg for Harper’s Bazaar Uomo, New York City, 1992

Antonio Banderas by Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

Antonio Banderas for Entertainment Weekly, Wilmington, 1995

Lenny Kravitz by Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

Lenny Kravitz for Code, New York City, 2001

Stephanie Pfriender Stylander Photographer

Roumina and Luca Vellani for British GQ, Rome, 1993

Fashion Photography by Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

Marie-Sophie Wilson for French Glamour, Marseille, 1991

Kate Moss and Marcus Schenkenberg by Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

Kate Moss and Marcus Schenkenberg, Harper’s Bazaar Uomo, New York City, 1992

Stephanie Pfriender Stylander - Untamed Eye

Kate Moss, Harper’s Bazaar Uomo, 1992

Stephanie Pfriender Stylander: Website | Instagram

All images are copyright Stephanie Pfriender Stylander from the book “The Untamed Eye” published by MW Editions. My Modern Met granted permission to use photos.

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people2018.08.20 22:32


8 Real-Life Locations of Famous Paintings You Can Visit Today

By Kelly Richman-Abdou on August 19, 2018

 

Have you ever wanted to step inside a work of art? Though this may feel like a pipe dream for many, the settings of some of the most famous modern masterpieces exist in real life—and even welcome visitors.



8개소의 실제 장소와 일치하는 유명화가의 그림들 


프랑스 남부 지역의 몽상적인 남부의 한 카페에서 오하이오주의 절제된 별장에 이르기까지, 이 장소들은 빈센트 반 고흐, 그랜트 우드, 클로드 모네, 에드바르트 뭉치를 포함한 세계에서 가장 상징적인 예술가들에게 영감을 주었다. 현대 미술 애호가들이 멀리 떨어져 있지만 친숙한 장소들을 방문함으로써, 박물관들의 벽과 미술 역사책들 밖에서 그들이 가장 좋아하는 그림들을 경험할 수 있다.


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

Ki Cheol Hwang, conpaper editor, curator


From a cafe in the dreamy south of France to an understated cottage in Ohio, these locations have inspired some of the world's most iconic artists, including Vincent van Gogh, Grant Wood, Claude Monet, and Edvard Munch. By visiting these far-away yet familiar sites, modern art lovers can experience their favorite paintings outside of the walls of museums and the pages of art history books.


Explore some of the most well-known works of art with this selection of must-see sites.


Le Café La Nuit (Café Terrace at Night by Vincent van Gogh)

In 1888, Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh visited Arles, a colorful city in the south of France. Here, he developed his distinctive style and completed some of his most well-known paintings, including Café Terrace at Night.


Featuring a glowing cafe set against the artist's signature starry sky, the painting portrays a September evening in the Place du Forum, a square in the center of the city. “On the terrace,” Van Gogh wrote in a letter to his sister, “there are little figures of people drinking. A huge yellow lantern lights the terrace, the façade, the pavement, and even projects light over the cobblestones of the street, which takes on a violet-pink tinge.”


Van Gogh painted this piece en plein air, or “outside.” Today, you can stand in the very spot where he set up his easel, located just next to the familiar yellow awning of the aptly renamed Le Café La Nuit.


Settings of Famous Paintings Arles Van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh, “Café Terrace at Night” (1888) (Photo via Wikimedia Commons Public Domain)

Settings of Famous Paintings Arles Van Gogh

Photo: Kelly Richman-Abdou / My Modern Met

Atelier Cézanne (Series of Still Life Paintings by Paul Cézanne)

Much like fellow Post-Impressionist Van Gogh, painter Paul Cézanne found ample inspiration in the idyllic south of France. Unlike the Dutch artist, however, Cézanne was born and raised in the area, with Aix-en-Provence serving as his home base for most of his life.

Here, Cézanne converted an old farmhouse into a sunny studio. In this atelier, he completed several famous paintings, including his charming Still Life with Plaster Cupid. 

Today, visitors to the Aix-en-Provence area can stop by his studio, which still houses the artist's original furniture, painting supplies, and still life props. Nestled in the hills, it is no wonder this location appealed to the artist, who noted that he “can work better there than in the city.” 

Settings of Famous Paintings Cezanne Studio

Paul Cézanne, “Still Life with Plaster Cupid” (ca. 1890s) (Photo: Nationalmuseum via Wikimedia Commons Public Domain)

Settings of Famous Paintings Cezanne Studio

Photo: Kelly Richman-Abdou / My Modern Met

View from Terrain des Peintres in Provence (Mount Saint Victoire Series by Paul Cézanne)

Between 1882 and 1906, Cézanne completed at least 30 paintings of Mount Saint Victoire, a mountain range in Provence. In this series, the artist famously experimented with color, composition, and brushstroke, making it one of the most significant projects of his career.

Most of these pieces were painted from a look-out point located a short distance from his studio. Known today as the Terrain des Peintres, this stunning vista is accessible by a special “Cézanne Trail,” allowing visitors to quite literally follow in the footsteps of the iconic artist.

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Paul Cézanne, “Mount Saint Victoire” (ca. 1890) (Photo: Google Arts & Culture via Wikimedia Commons Public Domain)

La Montagne Sainte-Victoire vue depuis Ventabren

Mount Saint Victoire

Monet's Garden in Giverny (The Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge Series by Claude Monet)

Impressionist Claude Monet moved to a house in Giverny, a commune in northern France, in 1883. It is here that the Impressionist artist created and cultivated his “most beautiful masterpiece”: a Japanese-inspired garden.

Featuring weeping willow trees, year-round blooms, and an aquatic-flower pond as its centerpiece, this manicured plot of land inspired some of Monet's most famous series, including the 250-piece Water Lilies and 12 paintings of his green Japanese footbridge. “I work at my garden all the time and with love,” Monet famously said. “What I need most are flowers, always. My heart is forever in Giverny.”

Today, the artist's beloved garden—as well as his home, decorated with an impressive collection of Japanese woodblock prints—is a popular tourist destination, boasting over 500,000 visitors each year.

Settings of Famous Paintings Monet Giverny

Claude Monet, “Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge” (ca. 1897 and 1899) (Photo: The Athenaeum via Wikimedia Commons Public Domain)


Claude Monet Garden, Giverny, France

Monet's garden in Giverny, France

The Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament Series by Claude Monet)

During his time in Giverny, Monet made frequent trips to London. Here, he painted 25 studies of the Palace of Westminster that experimentally explored the sky's changing color and its consequent reflections on the River Thames—an artistic task that proved to be his “day-long obsession, joy, and torment.”

Monet is believed to have completed these pieces from a second-floor terrace of St. Thomas Hospital. While viewing the glistening Houses of Parliament from this exact location may prove difficult today, a stroll along the river's banks and bridges offers nearly identical views.

Settings of Famous Paintings Monet Houses of Parliament

Claude Monet, “The Houses of Parliament, Sunset” (1903) (Photo: Postdlf via Wikimedia Commons Public Domain)

Settings of Famous Paintings Monet Houses of Parliament

Parliament at sunset (Photo: poludziber via Shutterstock)

Maison Fournaise (Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir)

Luncheon of the Boating Party is one of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's most famous works. Initially exhibited at the Seventh Impressionist Exhibition in 1882, the large-scale painting  has been praised for centuries, making its setting—the Maison Fournaise, a restaurant on Chatou Island—a popular destination for dedicated fans of Impressionism.

Situated just outside of Paris, the Maison Fournaise offered boat rentals and scenic dining in the late 19th century. During this time, Renoir and other French painters regularly visited the establishment, as evident in the Luncheon of the Boating Party.

While the restaurant closed its doors in 1906, it reopened in 1990. Today, Maison Fournaise remains in business, inviting you to “relive the Impressionist joys” as you dine on its famous riverside balcony.

Settings of Famous Paintings Monet Houses of Parliament

Pierre-Auguste Renoir “Luncheon of the Boating Party” (1880-1881) (Photo: The Phillips Collection via Google Arts & Culture Public Domain)

Maison Fournaise (1860), Chatou (78)

Maison Fournaise in Chatou

Valhallvegen Road (The Scream Series by Edvard Munch)

From 1893 through 1910, Norwegian printmaker and painter Edvard Munch created his well-known series, The Scream. Composed of four works on cardboard and board, this collection stars a shrieking figure as its subject. While medium, color palette, and attention to detail vary from piece-to-piece, each features the same setting: a bridge spanning a blue body of water, set against a dusky sky.

This now-famous scenery was inspired by one of Munch's sunset strolls, as he described in his diary: “One evening I was walking along a path, the city was on one side and the fjord below. I felt tired and ill. I stopped and looked out over the fjord—the sun was setting, and the clouds turning blood red. I sensed a scream passing through nature; it seemed to me that I heard the scream. I painted this picture, painted the clouds as actual blood. The color shrieked. This became The Scream.

The path described by Munch is believed to be Valhallvegen Road, an overlook situated on Oslo's Ekeberg Hill.

Settings of Famous Paintings The Scream Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch, “The Scream” (1893) (Photo: National Gallery of Norway via Wikimedia Commons Public Domain)

Skrik gjerde i Valhallveien

Valhallvegen Road in Oslo, Norway

Dibble House (American Gothicby Grant Wood)

In 1930, artist Grant Wood painted American Gothic, one of the most recognizable modernist works.

The piece shows a morose man and woman standing before a small, white, and “very paintable” house with an eye-catching neo-Gothic window. While believed by many to be a couple (namely, a farmer and his wife), the figures are actually modeled after Wood's sister and dentist.

Today, fans of the painting can visit the Dibble House (a name inspired by the quaint cottage's first owner, Charles Dibble), which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in Eldon, Ohio, the house now has a museum and visitor center, which even provides props for American Gothic-inspired photo shoots!

Settings of Famous Paintings American Gothic Grant Wood

Grant Wood, “American Gothic” (1930) (Photo: Google Arts & Culture via Wikimedia Commons Public Domain)

Settings of Famous Paintings American Gothic Grant Wood

American Gothic house in Eldon, Iowa (Photo: Scott Cornell via Shutterstock)

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people2018.08.11 11:26


Pasta Chef Handcrafts Rainbow-Colored Noodles Using All-Natural Ingredients

By Sara Barnes on August 7, 2018


Pasta powerhouse Linda Miller Nicholson reimagines the likes of bowtie, ravioli, and tortellini in the most colorful of ways. She handcrafts the variety of mouth-watering rainbow pasta from scratch and uses plant-based ingredients to transform the dough into a full spectrum of unconventional hues. The result, coupled with Nicholson’s penchant for patterns, is a fresh order of pasta that looks almost too good to eat. They are beautifully arranged and so vibrant that they double as works of art.


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파스타 쉐프의 수제 레이보우 누들 


파사 쉐프 린다 밀러 니콜슨은 가장 다양한 방법으로 나비, 라비올리, 토르텔리니 같은 것들을 상상한다. 


그녀는 입에 침이 고이는 다양한 무지개 파스타를 처음부터 손질하고 식물성 재료를 사용하여 반죽을 완전히 색다른 맛으로 변형시킨다. 그 결과는 니컬슨의 패턴에 대한 열성과 조합을 이루어, 먹기에 너무 좋아 보이는 파스타의 새로운 모습을 보여주고 있다. 


그것들은 아름답게 배열되어 있고 매우 활기차서 예술작품처럼 보인다.


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

Ki Chul Hwang, conpaper editor, curator



How does Nicholson make her pasta so colorful? It’s thanks to the hues found in nature; butterfly pea flowers give the dough a blue hue while beets turn it purple. Tumeric and parsley make the pasta appear yellow and green, respectively. To create her collection of complex patterns, she uses special tools—some which she developed herself— and layers colors and textures. Eventually, they are flattened and then rolled, twisted, or filled into her desired shapes.


Because Nicholson is a one-woman show, she does not sell her pasta commercially. And although it’s much sought after, she doesn’t take dinner guests, either. “It probably goes without saying at this point,” she writes, “but I get asked at least once a day… I’m very sorry but I don’t take dinner reservations.”


If you’re itching to try making this type of pasta for yourself, Nicholson has a forthcoming cookbook, Pasta, Pretty Please, that will be released in October 2018. It will include 25 dough recipes, 33 traditional and modern shaping techniques, and more. Pasta, Pretty Please is now available for pre-order on Amazon.


Linda Miller Nicholson creates rainbow pasta using natural, plant-based ingredients.

Colorful Rainbow Pasta by Linda Nicholson

Often, they include whimsical patterning and stripes.

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To get an idea how Nicholson works her pasta-making magic, watch the video below:

Linda Miller Nicholson: Website | Instagram | YouTube

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people2018.07.31 00:22


Interview: Alexa Meade Reveals Behind the Scenes of Painting Ariana Grande for Her Music Video

By Sara Barnes on July 26, 2018

 

Alexa Meade Body Painting Ariana Grande

Still image from “God is a Woman”


설치예술가 알렉사 미드가  가수 아리아나 그란데의 

뮤직비디오를 위한 보디 페인팅 작품을 만들었다


알렉사 미드(1986년~)

미국의 설치예술가

독특한 캔버스 위에 그림을 그린다.


아리아나 그란데 (Ariana Grande)

1993년생

미국의 영화배우, 가수


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

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Artist Alexa Meade blurs the line between 2D and 3D art through brilliant body painting. Throughout the years, her practice has perfected a type of delightful illusion that makes this oscillation possible. When you look at Meade’s work in still images, you assume that you’re viewing a conventional painting, but to see her art in person—or in the process of creation—is a whole different story.  The artist’s subjects are people who have been painted to look like they’re figments of a 2D picture—clad in vibrant hues and energetic brush strokes—but move in a three-dimensional space.


Meade’s work is a mesmerizing sight, and it’s no surprise that her unique approach has gained her worldwide acclaim. Now, she can add another feather in her cap. She has most recently completed a music video with pop superstar Ariana Grande for her single called God is a Woman. Her body painting is the centerpiece of the video with a striking visual of Grande partially submerged in a vegan, milk-like substance.


The video is steeped in artistry as well as a bit of Meade’s past work. The concept was inspired by a 2012 collaboration with artist Sheila Vand (who worked with Meade on God is a Woman), in which Vand was painted by Meade and then bathed in milk; the result created a striking, quasi-psychedelic appeal.


For the music video, Meade achieved a similar aesthetic. “They [Ariana’s creative team] approached me with the concept of doing something in liquid,” Meade tells My Modern Met, “and essentially having Ariana in the center of a flower.” The collaboration yielded imagery influenced by the artist Georgia O'Keeffe and was aided by technology. “The pool was not the full size in the video and there was CG to extend the size of the pool. I was working on a very large liquid surface, but the CG also played a role in making it as epic as it was—so I can’t take full credit for that whole scale.”


Learn more about Meade’s creative process—including how she prepared for this very visual project—in our interview below.




How did this opportunity come about?

The music video director Dave Meyers encountered my collaboration [with artist Shiela Vand] back in 2012, where I painted her in a bathtub filled with milk, and he thought it was a really stunning visual and that it could be something great for God is a Woman.

Alexa Meade Body Painting Art on Ariana Grande

Still image from “God is a Woman”

What was the inspiration for bathing Ariana in this milk-like substance?

A big inspiration for the piece was Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings and we thought it would be cool to have Ariana coming out from the center of O'Keeffe's flowers, in a loosely interpreted sense.

In my normal work, I usually paint on three-dimensional spaces, but in this, for the concept, it seemed to make the most sense to have the background surface be something flat and 2D in liquid so that the paint could appear to swirl and animate and move around her.

Alexa Meade Body Painting Ariana Grande

Still image from the Alexa Meade/Shiela Vand collaboration in 2012

What other materials did you use for this project, aside from the milk-like substance?

I used some special types of paints because normally when I paint on people, I use a special non-toxic acrylic that washes off really easily. That is what I had done in the Alexa/Sheila collaboration in 2012, where part of the patterns in the milk was part of paint coming off of the body. But in [the music video], this very much had to stay in place on the body, so I used a special waterproof body paint that Ariana wore in the bath. And then I used a different type of paint to tint the surface of the liquid. It was really important, too, that the colors that I used in the liquid, that when they splashed against her body they didn't stain her body or tint the paint on her body. It took a lot [of research and development] to figure out the right mixture of things.

Alexa Meade Body Painting Ariana GrandeHow long did the project take, from the research to completion in the music video? 

I was told about the music video about two weeks before the shoot day, and I was traveling during a lot of that time, so it was only the week before the shoot that I was able to be in the studio and get to work on that. My collaborator Sheila Vand now lives in New York, so she flew into LA to work on that, and I set up five or six swimming pools in my studio to test different combinations of mixtures and it was literally a test kitchen.

Alexa Meade Body Painting Ariana GrandeWhat was the most challenging part of the project?

The research was really challenging. There were many long nights trying to pull it off. [I had to] pick the right paints for the body because normally I don't work with official body paint, especially not waterproof body paint. So I had to find something that would also be easy to remove so that it wouldn't cause any irritation on her skin. There were some products—waterproof body products—that I tested on my own body that stained or that, to take them off, you really had to rub hard, and I wanted to make this as comfortable as possible for Ariana.

Alexa Meade Body Painting Ariana Grande

Still image from “God is a Woman”

Did you ever imagine that you would be doing something like this when you started your artistic practice?

This is definitely one of the more ambitious projects I've ever done. I'm not necessarily surprised, but I am delighted. [A music video] is a really fun medium to explore my art in because it's not painting something static that you hang on a wall. It's something real that involves humans, it's breathing, and it lends itself really well to movement.

What kind of response have you gotten to this whole project? 

It's really cool, especially if you search the #godisawoman hashtag on Instagram. You see so many people reinterpreting it and creating makeup tutorials to do it. It's definitely sparked the imagination of people who were inspired by the aesthetic, and I think that that's the greatest mission of an artist, in some way to spark the imagination and inspire more to action, whether that's the act of creating artwork or just finding something within themselves that they want to express.

Alexa Meade Body Painting Art on Ariana Grande

Still image from “God is a Woman”

Do you have any advice for artists who would like to pursue work on a music video?

The big thing in this video that would've been challenging, if I didn't have as much experience, was just how fast everything is because there are so many moving parts. You really have to show up fully, ready to have a plan, but also ready to throw away the plan when need be and just be really agile and fast on your feet. [You also need to] know that going into it, you've done everything you can do to prepare, so to at least relieve some of the anxiety of the unknown, because there will be a lot that's unknown. As long as you know you're prepared as possible for the unknown that anything that surprises you will be a welcome surprise.

Alexa Meade: Website | Facebook | Instagram

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Alexa Meade.


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people2018.07.23 00:09


“DNA Braid” Hair Trend Turns Ordinary Locks Into Spiraling DNA Molecules


By Sara Barnes on July 21, 2018

There are some hairstyles so technical that they seem like they could be the result of science experiments. One of the latest hairstyle trends leans into this idea even further by turning the coif into a symbol of biology; an awe-inspiring style called the DNA braid resembles a spiraling DNA molecule.





Rhode Island-based hairstylist Alexandra Wilson is the woman behind the trend that's quickly gaining popularity on Instagram. The first photo she shared features a woman with multicolored hair whose pink and green highlights showcase the complexity of the braid as the different rainbow hues twist and trail down the hair.


In a follow-up video, Wilson explains how to produce the DNA braid. It begins with the hair divided into three sections. From there, small bunches of hair wrap around the left, middle, and right sides. “Make sure you're being consistent with that pattern,” she advises, “the braid naturally starts to twist towards left as you go down so you have to keep it tight while braiding or else it will become more difficult. Small sections are always better, they make the braid look more intricate.”


See how others have rocked this mesmerizing hairstyle below.







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Nature2018.07.21 22:29


Incredible Photos Capture Powerful Lightning Storms Over Volcano Eruptions

By Jessica Stewart on July 20, 2018


Chilean landscape photographer Francisco Negroni is known for his incredible images showing extreme weather conditions. His work grabbed international attention in 2011, when his photographs of the Cordón Caulle eruption went viral and earned him several awards. Negroni's photography is unique for its ability to crystalize powerful moments in nature, showing its fiery energy in an artistic manner.


Francisco Negroni Volcano Photography



경이롭기까지 한 화산분화 번개폭풍 찰라 사진 


네그로니는 

2008년 칠레의 라이마 화산이 분출했을 때 정치부문 사진기자로 일하고 있었다.


비록 그 순간을 촬영할 수는 없었지만, 그 화산 분화는 그의 흥미를 자극했고 

그에 따라 그의 진로를 바꾸게 하는 계기가 됐다.


"내가 그 폭발을 본 것은 아주 작은 부분이었다."" 하지만 그것은 나에게 

뭔가 이상한 것을 느끼게 하고 다음 분화 때 반드시 사진을 찍어야겠다는  

동기를 부여하기에 충분했다. 


그 폭발을 보면서 폭발 사진의 세계에서 새출발하게 된 계기가 됐다."


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

Ki Chul Hwang, conpaper editor, curator


Negroni was working as a photo reporter, covering political news, when he happened to come upon the Llaima volcano eruption in 2008. Though he wasn't able to photograph the moment, the eruption piqued his interest and caused him to switch directions with his career. “It was so little what I saw of that eruption,” he tells My Modern Met. “But it was enough for me to feel something strange and motivate me to be aware of the next eruption and travel to take pictures of it. Seeing that eruption was my real motivation to start in this world of eruption photography.”




While his technique varies according to the eruption, he mainly focuses on long exposures to pull out the detail and intensity of the event. Some of his most striking images depict dirty thunderstorms, which occur when lightning is produced in the volcanic plume. The phenomenon is caused by the collision of ash, rock, and ejecta, which produces static electricity. Studies have shown that dirty thunderstorms are present 27% to 35% of the time, making Negroni's work all the rarer.


Negroni continues to travel around Chile in order to achieve the best possible images of volcanic activity, even leading photo tours around the country. “I will continue trying to show eruptions in all their magnitude and hope that the world, in general, continues to be surprised with my photographs.”



Francisco Negroni is known for his stunning photos of volcano eruptions around Chile.

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Nature2018.07.12 23:49


Fisherman Catches Beautifully Rare “Cotton Candy” Lobster in Canada

By Jessica Stewart on July 11, 2018


Fisherman Robinson Russell has been fishing for over 20 years, but he wasn't quite prepared for what he saw in one lobster haul off Grand Manan Island in Canada. Mixed in with the other lobsters was one stunning crustacean with a translucent blue-pink shell. Dubbed a “cotton candy” lobster, Russell donated his find—which he named Lucky—to the Huntsman Marine Science Center in New Brunswick, Canada.


매우 드문 아름다운 코튼색깔의 바닷 가재

캐나다에서 잡혔다


Lobsters, which only turn red when cooked, can have a lot of color variations on their shells. In fact, Russell had previously pulled blue, yellow, and bright orange lobsters from the same waters. There even exists calico and split tone lobsters, but the chances of spotting those are 1 in 30 million and 1 in 50 million, respectively, according to the University of Main Lobster Institute. But, Lucky is quite rare. While some sources say that lobsters with coloration like Lucky's are found every 4 or 5 years, marine biologists told TIME that the lobster appeared similar to an albino—making it a 1 in 100 million find.




So why is Lucky's shell such a special color? According to Cynthia Callahan, manager of the Huntsman Marine Science Center, it could be due to a genetic mutation that causes different pigments in the shell to be expressed. Of course, the coloration makes camouflage difficult, which only adds to the lobster's rarity.


Happily for Lucky, he'll be safe and sound at the Huntsman, where he'll live out the rest of his life.


Watch the cotton candy lobster in action at its new home at the Huntsman Marine Science Center.



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people2018.07.09 00:09



Japanese Man Beautifully Documents His Family’s Life in a One-Room Apartment

By Jessica Stewart on July 5, 2018

 

“The Yamamoto family has always slept next to each other.”


Masaki Yamamoto documentary photography



원룸 아파트에서 가족들과 아름다운 삶을 사는 일본 사진작가

 

'마사키 야마모토'

그의 가족의 삶의 적나라한 모습을 여과 없어 촬영해 사진집을 만들었다.


사진작품집의 이름 거츠(Guts)


그는 8살에 그가 살던 아파트에서 쫒겨나 가족과 헤어져 

아동시설에서 2년반을 보냈다.


그들은 마침내 원룸을 얻어 재결합했다. 그리고 18년을 함께 살고 있다.


어수선하고 혼란스러운 가운데에서도 우리는 그들 가족들이 즐거운 

시간과 보내며 특유의 농담과 웃음들을 보게 된다.


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

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Japanese photographer Masaki Yamamoto didn't have to go far to find inspiration for his work. Over the course of several years, the young photographer documented his family's life as they lived in a small, one-room apartment. For 18 years, his seven-person family thrived in these cramped quarters with tobacco stained walls. His photography book Guts is a collection of photos taken in that environment, and are a testament to the bond of the Yamamoto family.


After his family was evicted from an apartment when he was just 8 years old, Yamamoto spent 2.5 years in a children's institution—separated from his parents. They were finally able to reunite in their one-room dwelling, giving extra poignancy to the images. Amid the clutter and chaos, we see family members joking and laughing—genuinely enjoying the time spent together.


Guts is a poignant look at the love and laughter of the Yamamoto family, who lived in the same one-room apartment for 18 years.

Masaki Yamamoto photography

“My little brother trying to kiss my mother when she was trying to check his fever with her forehead.”

Masaki Yamamoto documentary photography

“Eating year-crossing noodles every year on New Year’s Eve.”

Masaki Yamamoto documentary photography

“While our mother, religious at heart for over 30 years, was praying, my younger sister was picking her nose.”

Masaki Yamamoto photography

“My father checking how much our 15-year-old little brother has grown up by trying to hold him up, saying ‘you have gotten bigger!'”

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Nature2018.07.07 23:27


Incredible Winners of the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

By Jessica Stewart on July 2, 2018


“Mermaid” by Reiko Takahashi / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. Grand Prize Winner and 1st place Nature. “I was fortunate to have encountered a humpback whale with her calf on my first day of snorkeling near Japan’s Kumejima Island. Most of the time, the calf stayed close to her mom. At one point, the calf began jumping and tapping its tail on the water near us—it was very friendly and curious. Finally, the mother, who was watching nearby, came to pick up the calf and swim away. I fell in love completely with the calf and it’s very energetic, large and beautiful tail.”


The 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year winner proves that pursuing your passion can bring great rewards. Japanese photographer Reiko Takahashi left her job as an engineer last year to follow her dream of becoming an underwater photographer. And now, her beautiful image of a humpback whale calf has garnered her the top prize of National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.


Taken off the coast of Kumejima Island in Japan, the photograph was taken on the first day of Takahashi's trip to document whales and their calves. “It was a special scene for me, to be able to take a photo of the calf, completely relaxed in gentle waters,” said Takahashi. And now, she has a $10,000 grand prize to help further her career. “I really cannot believe it. It was my dream to win. I am honored and it will be the driving force for my future shooting.”


After months of entries, the winning photographs were selected from over 13,000 images. International photographers were encouraged to submit photos to one of three categories—People, Cities, and Nature. From there, an expert panel—which included Whitney Johnson, vice president of visual experiences at National Geographic, and polar photographer Camille Seaman—selected the winners.


“I was amazed at the quality of images and the sensibility towards subject in all three categories for this competition,” said Seaman. “Looking at hundreds of images choosing the winners was a daunting task. The images that stood out did so based not solely on their technical execution but also a sensitivity for a feeling of the moment and originality.”




See the top three winners in each category of the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer to the Year contest.

2018 National Geographic Travel Photograph

“Geometry of the Sun” by Enrico Pescantini / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. 2nd place Cities. “Teotihuacan means ‘the place where the gods were created,' and that's the exact feeling visitors have when they walk along the Avenue of the Dead at this Mexican archeological site. This pyramid was dedicated to the god of Sun, and I found it mesmerizing how the rising sun in the picture conquered just half the image, while the other half is in the shadows.
I have always loved archeology and ancient civilizations, so I couldn't wait to visit Mexico and explore the remains of the pre-Columbian civilization. I planned my visit to Teotihuacan at sunrise, to get a combination of golden sunlight, play of shadows, and few crowds around. I flew my drone to see if the image I had in my mind was really out there: luckily for me, this frame was just waiting for my camera!”

2018 National Geographic Travel Photograph

“Leida and Laëlle – I Will Life You Up” by Tati Itat / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. 2nd place People. “Since 2016, I've been involved with Haitian immigrants and refugees living in my city, Estrela. I have become friends with some families, and especially with twin sisters, Leïda and Laëlle. They say living in Brazil is like living in paradise—very different from the reality of their country of origin. They dream of becoming models and teachers, as a way to earn money to bring their other relatives from Haiti to Brazil, to live all near one another.
On this day, they were playing in front of their home, improvising exercises to develop their imagination and creativity, as if they were actresses, and playing an imitation game with poses. Laëlle reached for Leida's face and lifted her head up, showing her where she should look. At this brief moment, I took the photo.”

National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Winners

“Flamingos Taking Off” by hao j. / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. 2nd place Nature. “Thousands of flamingos take off from the colorful salt Lake Natron in Tanzania. Before taking off, flamingos need to take a short run on water to build up some speed. at this time, Their long, red legs trod a series of water ripples on the surface of the lake. looking down from the helicopter, these ripple lines look like giant aquatic plants flowing in the water. This photo was taken from a helicopter.”


National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Winners

“Reflection” by Gaanesh Prasad / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. 3rd place Cities. “On an early morning, I wanted to photograph the fog, which is epic in Dubai every year from December to January—and almost every photographer’s dream in this part of the world. Sadly, I could not get access to the rooftop and so I peeped through the glazed window on a lower floor. I was overwhelmed and excited to see how beautiful the city looks, and my excitement was quadrupled as soon as I saw the reflection of the road and building on the building that I was in. I immediately opened the window to the maximum permissible amount and clicked a single shot with stretched hands.”

National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Winners

“Another Rainy Day in Nagasaki, Japan” by Hiro Kurashina / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. 1st place Cities. “This is a view of the main street from a tram in Nagasaki on a rainy day. The tram is vintage, but retrofitted with modern ticketing equipment. A conductor is no longer on board—only the lone driver. The quiet streetscape seen through the front windshield of the tram somehow caught my attention. This view presents quite a contrast to busy urban centers in Japan, such as Tokyo and Osaka. The ride on a vintage tram through the relatively quiet main street was a memorable experience during our week-long visit to the historic city of Nagasaki.”

National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Winners

“Alone in the Crowd” by Gary Cummins / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. Honorable mention Cities. “In this photo, I tried to bring the intense and stacked living conditions that Hong Kong is famous for into perspective for the viewer. With so many people living in small spaces, it's strange to see all these amenities empty. As a solo traveler, I’m often alone in crowds and this photo resonates with me. I barely scratched the surface of this incredible urban environment, but this image really summarizes my experience here.”

2018 National Geographic Travel Photograph

“Tea Culture” by Alessandra Meniconzi / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. 1st place People. “For a long time, I have been fascinated by the ancient Mongolian method of hunting with Golden Eagles. In early 2018, I followed one family of eagle hunters during their migration from winter camp to spring camp.
Mongolia is sparsely populated, but the inhabitants have a very hospitable and welcoming culture. Tea for Kazakh culture is one of the attributes of hospitality. Tea isn't just a drink, but a mix of tradition, culture, relaxation, ceremony, and pleasure. Damel, seen here wrapped in heavy fur clothes, drinks a cup of tea to keep warm from the chilly temperatures in Western Mongolia.”


2018 National Geographic Travel Photograph

“Challenging Journey” by MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. 3rd place People. “This photograph was taken from Dhaka's airport rail station during the Eid vacation. People were returning to their village homes to spend Eid with families, and the rush at the last hour was immense. One man caught my attention: he was dangling on a train's handle with his family, trying to get inside the train. At that time, rain started and the train began to slowly move. The family had tickets to board the train, but couldn’t get to their seats. There are many people like him, who come to Dhaka for work—leaving their families and home villages—so when they get vacation, they don't want to miss the opportunity to spend time with dear ones, no matter what.”

2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

“Mars” by Marco Grassi / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. 3rd place Nature. “These natural sand towers, capped with large stones, are known as the Earth Pyramids of Platten. They are situated in Northern Italy’s South Tyrol region. Formed centuries ago after several storms and landslides, these land formations look like a landscape from outer space and continuously change over the years and, more accurately, over seasons. This natural phenomenon is the result of a continuous alternation between periods of torrential rain and drought, which have caused the erosion of the terrain and the formation of these pinnacles. As the seasons change, the temperatures move between extremes and storms affect the area, pyramids disappear over time, while new pinnacles form as well.”

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Interview: Creative Dad Photoshops His Kids Into the Funniest Situations

By Sara Barnes on July 4, 2018


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아이들을 무척이나 사랑하는 아빠가 아이들의 천진난만한 일거수 일투족을

촬영하여 멋진 포토샵을 연출했다.


디지털 아티스트 존 빌헬름과 아이들이 함께 했다.


For over seven years, photographer and self-taught digital artist John Wilhelm has creatively chronicled his kids' lives. Through his series of funny family photos, he uses digital manipulation to incorporate their everyday lives and childhood antics into fantastical scenes that are too delightfully outrageous to be real. (Otherwise, we'd definitely be fooled!) Wilhelm has seamlessly stitched together his subjects so well that it looks like one cohesive scene.


Wilhelm is always looking for great ideas for his photo manipulations, and it’s become a family affair over the years. His wife and four kids help him come up with concepts, although he admits that the older they are getting, the harder it is to get them in the studio to pose. But, don’t expect for Wilhelm to stop Photoshopping his kids into outrageous gym sessions, feeding frenzies, and skiing competitions anytime soon. Wilhelm and his wife just welcomed their fourth child so we’ll have many more years of these photos to enjoy.




We were elated to speak with Wilhelm about his work, from how he got started to how he honed his skills. Scroll down to read our exclusive interview with him.


Photo Manipulation by John WilheimPhoto Manipulation by John WilheimHow did you get into creating these fantastical photos of your children?


It all started approximately 7 years ago. I had some sort of creative crisis. Back then I was doing “only” standard photography. Nothing crazy with Photoshop etc… I was also very passionate but was always asking myself what all those images may be good for. Everything I shot had been done a billion times before by other photographers. During this phase, I stumbled over the images of the German photoshop artist Uli Staiger. I knew immediately this was the thing I'm going to learn… and I told my wife I would become one of the best Photoshoppers in the world one day. I don't feel like I reached that goal yet (not even close) but I'm really happy with how far I've come over the years.

Funny Family Photos by John Wilhelm Funny Family Photos by John Wilhelm What resources did you use to learn how to alter images?

There are tons of tutorials out there on the internet like Phlearn, LinkedIn Learning, YouTube. I started with German tutorials from Calvin Hollywood and Uli Staiger.

Were you given any tips early on that you found helpful?

The most important tip is: Don't get frustrated (it takes many many many hours to get really decent results) and buy Wacom or a similar graphic tablet.

Funny Family Photos by John Wilhelm Funny Family Photos by John Wilhelm How do you come up with your ideas for your photographs?

Yes, the whole family is sometimes coming up with something. In my head, I always have a subprocess running which is looking for funny ideas. Every single idea gets noted in Google Keep where it's waiting for the implementation. Unfortunately, I have only very little time (four kids and full-time job… nothing more to say) and so most ideas get a little dusty.

Funny Family Photos by John Wilhelm Photo Manipulation by John WilheimYour photos are so seamlessly composed. What do you shoot with a camera, and what comes from your computer?

The better I get with those fancy 3D stuff the less I have to shoot… usually, I create the props or whole backgrounds with Cinema4d and Zbrush and after that, I shoot the kids. Only in my studio with a camera of course, then all elements are put together in Photoshop.

Funny Family Photos by John Wilhelm Photo Manipulation by John WilheimAs your kids get older, how do the photos change?

It's getting more and more difficult to bring them up to my studio, but luckily I still have very little ones to work with.

Photo Manipulation by John WilheimWhat are you working on now?

At the moment I'm not working on photo projects but on birthday movies for my kids (I do this every year) and on 3D-models (3D printing is another passion of mine) which will become a nice product together with the handmade leather purses from my wife.

Funny Family Photos by John Wilhelm

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Stunning Aerial Photos Offer a Unique Perspective of Venice

By Jessica Stewart on June 18, 2018


eing one of the most photographed cities in the world, it's hard to get a unique image of Venice. And yet, architect and photographer Dimitar Karanikolov managed to do just that with his stunning aerial photographs. People often think that the best views of Venice come by boat, but Karanikolov's drone photos show the incredible artistry in Venice's urban structures.


Waking up early to catch the sunrise, Karanikolov used a drone to capture incredible panoramas of the city. “Aerial photography allows a top-down view of the world—which could be done only with a drone or a satellite,” the photographer tells My Modern Met. “These straight down photos are very architectural, almost like a plan view, and completely different from the human, everyday perspective.”



Burnt sienna dominates the color palette, as tightly packed terracotta roofs are interspersed with splashes of blue canals and white marble facades. Reminiscent of ancient aerial maps of Venice, such as Jacopo de Barbari's View of Venice, the photos give us a bird's-eye view of the lagoon.


It was Karanikolov's desire to show off Venice's amazing urban planning, something his architectural background surely taught him to appreciate. And above all he wanted to show “a very familiar place from a unique new angle.”


These aerial views of Venice by Dimitar Karanikolov give a unique perspective on a city that's been photographed by millions.

Drone Photography Vence by Dimitar Karanikolov

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분류없음2018.06.23 10:45


Koko the Kitten-Loving Gorilla Who Learned Sign Language Dies at 46

By Jessica Stewart on June 22, 2018



Koko, the kitty-loving gorilla who learned sign language, has died at age 46. The Gorilla Foundation announced via social media that Koko passed in her sleep, leaving a stunning legacy behind.  She lived most of her life in the Santa Cruz mountains on The Gorilla Foundation's preserve after having been born in the San Francisco Zoo in 1971.


Koko and her lifelong teacher and caretaker, Dr. Francine Patterson. (Photo: The Gorilla Foundation)



수화를 할 줄 알았던 총명한 고릴라 '코코' 46세로 생을 마감하다


수화를 배우고 고양이를 유달리 좋아했던 ;코코'


그동안 많은 사람들에게 가슴뭉쿨한 이야기꺼리를 만들어줬던 그가

46살의 나이로 인간세계에 놀라운 유산을 남긴 채 세상을 떠났다


코코는 1971년 샌프란시스코 동물원에서 태어났다.

고릴라 재단 보호아래 산타 크루즈 산에서 대부분의 생을 보냈다


"코코는 고릴라를 대신한 메신저로서 또 인간세계와 교류의 아이콘으로 

한시대의 삶을 풍미했다.


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

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“Koko touched the lives of millions as an ambassador for all gorillas and an icon for interspecies communication and empathy,” writes The Gorilla Foundation in a statement. “She was beloved and will be deeply missed.” Koko's full name, Hanabi-ko means “fireworks child” in Japanese and was a reference to her Fourth of July birthdate. She became known to millions for her ability to learn more than 2,000 different signs taught by her caregiver and instructor Dr. Francine “Penny” Patterson.



Patterson began teaching Koko a modified version of American Sign Language in 1972, demonstrating the stunning intelligence of the western lowland gorilla. Her incredible interaction with humans—and other animals—sparked several documentaries and books about her life. “Koko’s capacity for language and empathy has opened the minds and hearts of millions. Her impact has been profound and what she has taught us about the emotional capacity of gorillas and their cognitive abilities will continue to shape the world.”


In the early 1980s, Koko signaled that she'd like a pet cat, subsequently caring for her selected kitten as if it were her child. When her first cat All Ball, escaped and was hit by a car, her emotional reaction signaled just how deep her feelings ran.



Koko and Her Kitten


Koko and her kitten, Ms. Gray. (Photo: Ron Cohn)


“When we told Koko, she acted like she didn't hear us for about 10 minutes,” Ron Cohn, a biologist who worked with Koko, said at the time. “Then she started whimpering—a distinct hooting sound that gorillas make when they are sad. We all started crying together.” Throughout the years, she nurtured several kittens and the topic was transformed into the children's book Koko's Kittens.

Koko also counted a number of celebrities as friends, including Mister Rogers and Robin Williams. Williams and Koko forged a special relationship after meeting in 2001. Williams called their encounter “awesome and unforgettable.” When informed of his death in 2014, Patterson recalled that Koko became very somber, with her lips quivering.


For the world at large, Koko symbolized the incredible humanity of animals, their intelligence, and capacity of love. She leaves behind a rich legacy of understanding and The Gorilla Foundation has vowed to honor her legacy by continuing their work with wildlife.

Learn more about Koko and how she was able to learn sign language with the help of her friend and caretaker Dr. Francine Patterson.

Koko, who was loved by millions, also counted Mister Rogers and Robin Williams as friends.

Throughout her life, Koko was fond of kittens and adopted many into her life, treating them as her own children.

h/t: [Buzzfeed, Mashable]

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people2018.06.20 17:35


Stunning Aerial Photos Offer a Unique Perspective of Venice

By Jessica Stewart on June 18, 2018


Being one of the most photographed cities in the world, it's hard to get a unique image of Venice. And yet, architect and photographer Dimitar Karanikolov managed to do just that with his stunning aerial photographs. People often think that the best views of Venice come by boat, but Karanikolov's drone photos show the incredible artistry in Venice's urban structures.



Waking up early to catch the sunrise, Karanikolov used a drone to capture incredible panoramas of the city. “Aerial photography allows a top-down view of the world—which could be done only with a drone or a satellite,” the photographer tells My Modern Met. “These straight down photos are very architectural, almost like a plan view, and completely different from the human, everyday perspective.”



Burnt sienna dominates the color palette, as tightly packed terracotta roofs are interspersed with splashes of blue canals and white marble facades. Reminiscent of ancient aerial maps of Venice, such as Jacopo de Barbari's View of Venice, the photos give us a bird's-eye view of the lagoon.


It was Karanikolov's desire to show off Venice's amazing urban planning, something his architectural background surely taught him to appreciate. And above all he wanted to show “a very familiar place from a unique new angle.”


These aerial views of Venice by Dimitar Karanikolov give a unique perspective on a city that's been photographed by millions.

Drone Photography Vence by Dimitar Karanikolov

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Nature2018.06.16 10:51


Clever Street Artist Transforms Ordinary Public Places Into Funny Installations

By Jessica Stewart on June 5, 2018


Four years ago, Australian artist Michael Pederson began placing his lighthearted, humorous street art installations in unexpected places. Playing with the public space we often forget to look at, Pederson's project Miguel Marquez Outside is a clever escape into the urban landscape.


Humorous Street Art by Michael Pederson


스트리트 아티스트, 평범한 길거리를 유머러스한 환경으로 변신시켜


그는 말한다

"어디서 영감을 얻었는지 정확히 기억이 나지 않는다.

그렇지만 이 일을 시작하기 전에 꽤 오랫동안 내 마음 속에 있었던 건 분명하다."


- 호주 아티스트 마이클 페더슨 -


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

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“I can't remember exactly what originally inspired me to do these outdoor projects, but it had been in the back of my mind for quite some time before I started,” Pederson tells My Modern Met. “I had a small drawing show a few years ago which featured images and text. One of the pieces was also placed in a more public context and seemed to work better that way. Placing something unexpected out on the street can have a powerful element of surprise. It really got me hooked, and I've wanted to explore street interventions ever since.”


Whether inspired by a particular space or object, or location scouting for a particular idea, Pederson's installations are a perfect demonstration of how the best street art is tied to its context. His work takes passersby out of their familiar scenery and gives them a jolt, forcing them to look closer in order to have a chuckle.


From musing about the reasons people seem to throw their shoes on electrical wires to embracing themes of solitude, Pederson's ironic art touches on universal concepts and questions. The artist hopes his work will provoke deeper thought about public space and how we can reconnect with our surroundings. “Humor is a great way of engaging people, even if there is something a little sad underneath some of the pieces. Hopefully, people will find something there to think about as well.”


Michael Pederson, also known as Miguel Marquez, has been creating clever street art installations across Sydney for over four years.

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Nature2018.06.16 01:25


Powerful Waves Crashing With the Force of Mythical Gods and Sea Creatures

By Jessica Stewart on June 12, 2018



“Sedna”


신의 힘을 보여주는 강력한 파도의 부서짐

선원이자 프로 사진작가인 레이첼 탈리바트  (Rachael Talibart)의 작품


With her series Sirens, Rachael Talibart continues to elevate wave photography to an artform. Working with high shutter speeds, the English photographer freezes water in time, immortalizing each powerful drop. Her passion for stormy weather was shaped by her childhood on the south coast of England, and her sensitivity in capturing waves has made her a premier outdoor photographer.


Ongoing since 2016, Sirens sees Talibart photographing waves at just the right moment. Each frame is titled after a mythical sea creature or Norse or Greek god. In Loki, an alien face appears in the waves, bringing the Norse god crashing down on the viewer. While at other times, the form of the wave itself recalls the god after which it's named (e.g. Medusa).



As a constant source of inspiration, the ocean continues to push Talibart in her photography. “For me, the ocean will always be a potent source of inspiration,” Talibart shares. “It makes small, unimportant things of us all yet, at the same time, it is exhilarating and profoundly life-affirming.”


Talibart will bring her Sirens series to the Brighton Photography Gallery for a solo exhibition opening in September 2018. Her book Sirens is also available for purchase via her website.


British photographer Rachael Talibart is known for her powerful photographs of waves.

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Goliath” Giant warrior (Hebrew)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Mishipeshu Roars” Underwater panther (Native American)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Pounce”

Wave Photography by Rachael Talibart

“Nyx” Goddess of the night (Greek)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Sea nymph”

Wave Photography by Rachael Talibart

“Niobe”

Wave Photography by Rachael Talibart

“Nonook” King of bears (Inuit)

Photo of a wave by Rachael Talibart

“Loki” Trickster god (Norse)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Maelstrom”

Wave Photography by Rachael Talibart

“Medusa” Snake-haired Gorgon (Greek)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Poseidon Rising” God of the Sea (Greek)

In her series Sirens, each wave is titled after a mythical sea creature or mythological god.

Wave Photography by Rachael Talibart

“Oceanus” Titan Lord of the Sea

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Raptor”

Photo of a wave by Rachael Talibart

“Leviathan”

Photo of a wave by Rachael Talibart

“Ligeia” Derived from Greek λιγυς (ligys) meaning “clear-voiced, shrill, whistling”. This was the name of one of the Sirens in Greek legend. It was also used by Edgar Allan Poe in his story ‘Ligeia' (1838).

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Anapos” Water god (Greek)

Photo of a wave by Rachael Talibart

“Ceto” Primordial sea goddess (Greek)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Kraken” Giant sea monster (Norse)

Rachael Talibart: Website | Facebook | Instagram

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Nature2018.06.08 09:47


Mini Trucks in Japan Are Being Transformed Into Enchanting Tiny Gardens

By Kelly Richman-Abdou on June 7, 2018

 


Every year, the Japan Federation of Landscape Contractors hosts the Kei Truck Garden Contest, a quirky competition that turns tiny trucks into moveable gardens. The annual event attracts landscape artists all over the country, inviting them to pair their knack for gardening with a need for speed.


Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Fukuharu Landscaping


일본의 미니 케이 트럭, 정원으로 변신하다

눈길을 끄는 독특하고 아름다운 일본 정원 콘테스트 출품작이다.



Praised for its practical size and maneuverability, the miniature Kei truck fittingly has roots in Japan's construction and agriculture industries. Though typically used to transport materials to and from work sites, the vehicle has recently been reimagined as the foundation for these enchanting pop-up gardens.




Year after year, the eye-catching entries of the contest highlight the distinctive beauty of the Japanese garden. While most participants stick to traditional design elements, like pebble paths, sliding screen doors, and tranquil water fixtures, others have a more modern and minimalist look.


No matter the aesthetic approach, however, each exquisite creation proves that a flat bed can be a flower bed with a green thumb and a colorful imagination.


During the annual Kei Truck Garden Contest, talented landscapers turn the beds of their trucks into ornate Japanese gardens.

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Kansai Ueki Co., Ltd.

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Dry Landscaping Co., Ltd.

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Takahashi Landscaping Co., Ltd.

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Sancho Garden

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Nishikawa Landscaping

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Matsuda Landscape Construction

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Showa Landscaping Civil Engineering

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Kei's

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Osaka Landscaping Civil Engineering Co., Ltd.

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Tanaka Landscaping Co., Ltd. Civil Engineering

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Takenaka Garden

Japan Federation of Landscape Contractors: Website | Facebook
h/t: [Spoon & Tamago]

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people2018.06.06 11:56


5 Ways This App Is Making It Easier For Creative Professionals to Network

By Jessica Stewart on June 5, 2018


Networking—it’s a word that strikes fear into many professionals. But the truth is, you don’t have to be the gregarious person shaking every hand in the room to be great at networking. And, in the digital age, it’s possible to be an effective networker right from your home. The bottom line is that networking, no matter how you get it done, is a critical part of growing your creative business and getting your name out there.


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당신을 SNS 등 네트워크 프로로 만들어 주는 방법 5가지 


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From grabbing new clients to linking up with professionals that can elevate your career, building a solid network sets yourself up for success. Mingling with other professionals is also a fantastic way to brainstorm ideas or find mentors to help guide you and Shapr, the free networking app for professionals, is making it easier than ever to make the right connections. The app is simple to set up and takes only a few minutes each day to connect with like-minded professionals in your area and meet up in real life to take your network to a new level.


To make sure you’re on top of your networking game, we’ve focused on five ways you can be more effective in expanding your professional circles through Shapr. And if done correctly, networking can become one of the most pleasurable parts of your business routine.




Want to be more effective in your professional networking? Here are 5 networking tips to take your career to new heights.

1. BE “SOCIAL” 많은 사람들과 활발히 교류하라

One of the great things about technology is that it opens up networking opportunities that never previously existing. Having a social media presence is already an essential part of building your creative brand, but did you know it can be just as effective in networking?

Shapr takes things a step further and aims to get people off their phones and meeting face to face or over a call. Designed to turn online encounters into in-person meetings, the app’s algorithm will pair you with professionals in your area. Just swipe right if they seem interesting and if you’re paired, you can strike up a conversation. You’ll also be able to see the other party’s social media profiles, which allows you to interact across multiple platforms.

Shapr - Professional Networking App

2. BE OPEN TO MEETING NEW PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT IDEAS

자신과 다른 생각을 가진 사람들에게  개방하고 만나서 대화하라

With 1.2 million people on Shapr you never know who you will meet, but one of the biggest mistakes people make when networking is immediately pushing their own agenda. Listening is one of the most valuable tools you can have when networking because it lets different perspectives come through. By keeping your ears open, you’ll receive information that could spark a new idea or partnership. And by taking a real interest in the other party, they’ll know that you are just as invested in what they have to offer.


To that end, when connecting with new people—whether online or in person—ask questions that will really help you get to know that person. Of course, you’ll want to understand them professionally, but also taking the time to know a bit more about their family, hobbies, and personal aspirations may unearth interesting opportunities.

Networking Tips for Creatives

3. KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN FOR OPPORTUNITY

늘 자신에게 올  기회를 노리며 온 기회를 놓치지 마라

It’s your job to recognize and seize the opportunity. Traveling can also be a great way of branching out and expanding your network. With Shapr, you can easily meet professionals in any city, as the app also uses location to pair professionals. And its Teleport feature allows you to set your location manually, meaning you can set up a chat over coffee before you even arrive at your destination.


You don’t just have to be at trade shows or gallery openings to network. Opportunities can present themselves anywhere, and you always want to be prepared. It’s always a good idea to make sure friends know of what projects you’re working on, both currently and in the future. Connectors within your circle may put the perfect professional in front of you at a friendly dinner or during brunch.

 

Shapr Professional Networking App

4. MEET PEOPLE YOU WOULD NORMALLY AVOID

자신이 싫어하는 사람들은 만나봐라

Think outside the box in terms of who you should network with. For instance, artists often gravitate toward curators, collectors, and gallerists. But with Shapr you can connect with an architect or interior designer who might present other opportunities for getting artwork into private and commercial spaces. The key is not to keep yourself hemmed into one way of thinking. It’s about taking risks in meeting and mingling with different professionals that fall outside your normal sphere.

Networking for Creatives

5. KEEP IN TOUCH

사람들과 자주 연락하라

So you’ve matched on Shapr, and even met up for coffee. Don’t let the line of communications shut down! Networking is about building relationships, and relationships take time. Checking in will help keep you fresh in the mind of the other party—and you never know when the timing might be right for something further to develop. Even just a short note with a link to an article you think they might find interesting can do wonders. It will show that you were listening to their interests, and goes back to the give and take of the relationship. By touching base, but not always asking for something directly, you’re demonstrating that you’d like to forge a real connection. And in the end, that’s how the best relationships begin.

So what are you waiting for? Download Shapr today and put these tips to use!

Shapr: iOS | Android

All images via Shapr.

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Nature2018.06.05 17:50


Photographer Captures the Mystifying Moods of Mount Fuji at Dawn

By Emma Taggart on June 3, 2018

 

Earlier this month, we introduced you to Japanese photographer Takashi Nakazawa—a member of Your Shot, whose beautiful image of Mount Fuji was recently chosen by National Geographic as their June/July 2018 Traveler cover. As it turns out, Takashi has been enchanted by Japan’s tallest peak for several years and often spends his weekends capturing the iconic volcano in all its majestic beauty.


Mount Fuji Photography by Takashi Nakazawa


신비의 후지산 석양. 

일본의 사진작가 타카하시 그는 1년에 1만 가까운 사진을 찍는다


Shooting around 10,000 photographs a year, Takashi’s growing portfolio features stunning images of Mount Fuji in three different styles: color, black and white, and “blue ink.” While each collection captures a different mood, one thing remains constant—the powerful presence of Mount Fuji.


Often shot at night or in the early hours of the morning, the photographer’s monochrome and midnight-hued images highlight the natural wonder’s tranquility and mysterious allure. The sacred mountain is seen peaking above the white clouds and fog, while it’s reflected in the surrounding, glass-like Lake Yamanaka. The artist tells My Modern Met, “I hope that people around the world will know Japanese charm through my Mt Fuji photos. And I would like them to come to Japan and actually see it.”




You can see more of Takashi’s spectacular Mount Fuji photographs on Instagram.


Mount Fuji Photography by Takashi NakazawaMount Fuji Photography by Takashi Nakazawa

Often shot a night or in the early hours of the morning, the artist’s black and white photography highlights the natural wonder’s tranquility and mysterious allure.

Mount Fuji Photography by Takashi NakazawaMount Fuji Photography by Takashi NakazawaMount Fuji Photography by Takashi Nakazawa

Mount Fuji Photography by Takashi Nakazawa

The sacred mountain is seen peaking above the white clouds and fog, as the surrounding Lake Yamanaka below appears as still as glass.

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Takashi Nakazawa: Website Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Takashi Nakazawa “Art Fuji”: Website | Instagram

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Nature2018.05.26 09:23


Early Highlights of the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

By Emma Taggart on May 25, 2018


“Split” by Geert Weggen


2018 코믹 야생동물 사진 콘테스트 중 

가장 재미있는 출품작 선정 공개


Whether an animal is the hunter or the hunted, surviving in the wild is serious business. And while many wildlife photographers aim to capture this “dog-eat-dog” world, some have been able to show that even the toughest creatures have their silly moments. Now in its fourth year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards recently released some of the funniest entries from the 2018 competition so far.


Founded by Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks, the annual competition aims to “raise awareness of wildlife conservation through the power of laughter.” This year’s hilarious entries include a rather acrobatic squirrel, caught mid-split by Geert Weggen. Other funny animals include a friendly polar bear who appears to have waved at photographer Simon Gee as he took his shot, and an adorably-bashful rabbit captured by Daniel Friend.


Along with founders Sullam and Joynson-Hicks, this year’s judge panel includes wildlife TV presenter Kate Humble, actor and comedian Hugh Dennis, wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas, wildlife expert Will Travers OBE, the Telegraph’s online travel editor Oliver Smith, and Managing Director of Affinity, Ashley Hewson. Chosen from five categories—On the Land, Under the Sea, In the Air, the Portfolio Category, and one Overall Winner—this year’s top prize is a one week safari trip to Kenya.


You can submit your own silly snapshots to the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards via the competition website—entries close on June 30, 2018!


Now in its fourth year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards recently released some of the funniest entries from the 2018 competition so far.

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Over Here” by Simon Gee



Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“So There” by Barney Koszalka

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Rabbit Hiding Face in Embarrassment” by Daniel Friend



Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Astonished Lemur” by Jakob Strecker

The annual competition aims to “raise awareness of wildlife conservation through the power of laughter.”

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“A Camera Steal” by Michou von Beschwitz


Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“I’ve got feather so I can have some bird food now“ by Maria Kula

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Bullies” by Amy Kennedy

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Strong Ant” by Muhammad Faishol



Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Full Mouth” by Nick Parayko

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Dances with Bears“ by Luca Venturi

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Smiling Blue Shark” by Tanya Houppermans

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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Nature2018.05.25 22:15


Stunning Photos Capture the Dreamy “Heaven on Earth” Landscapes of Patagonia

By Jessica Stewart on May 24, 2018




비엔나 출신의 소프트웨어 엔지니어 루카스 푸르란의 

아르헨티나 파타고니아 수려한 경관 작품



Vienna-based software engineer Lukas Furlan honed his passion for landscape photography during a recent trip to Patagonia. Fueled by wanderlust, Furlan is an avid traveler who photographs diverse locations, from Vietnam to Iceland. For a little over two weeks, the self-taught photographer soaked in the world famous Patagonian landscape, bringing home a camera filled with memories.


With an environment that seems plucked from a dream, Patagonia is a playground filled with snow-capped mountains and lush greenery. Furlan, who was pushed toward photography as a way to seek adventure and new challenges, captures the diversity of the terrain in his photographs. From the golden glow of the sun to the cool mist grazing the mountain tops, the young photographer's photos make you want to pack your bags for Patagonia immediately.


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Though he just got a small glimpse of the Patagonian landscape during his voyage, Furlan's vast portfolio clearly demonstrates what attracts so many travelers to the area. Water, trees, and mountains join together for an unforgettable landscape that ultimately creates postcard-perfect pictures.


Lukas Furlan's pictures of Patagonia show off the area's incredibly beautiful landscape.

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Nature2018.05.24 09:10


Gorgeous Infinity Pool on Vietnamese Mountain Looks Like It’s Sitting on Clouds

By Sara Barnes on May 23, 2018

 

Infinity Pool by Topas Ecolodge


호앙 리엔 국립공원 토파스이콜로지


하노이에서 북서쪽으로 350km 떨어져있는 산악지대인 사파. 

그 곳에서도 셔틀을 타고 40분을 더 들어가야 갈 수 있는 곳


주커버그의 여름 휴양지이기도 하다

그곳에는 산신이 내린 놀라운 수영풀이 있다.


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

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Positioned on a hilltop in the mountains of Hoang Lien National Park is the Topas Ecolodge, an eco-conscious escape that’s about five hours away from Hanoi. The locale comprises 33 bungalows that each offer rustic interior decor and private balconies for gorgeous views of the surrounding hillsides and valleys below.


Topas Ecolodge provides a different experience than your standard hotel. They are concerned with their ecological footprint, and they employ minority tribe members from the nearby Thanh Kim and Thanh Phu villages. “We call ourselves a ‘lodge’ because we lack some of the basic features and services of a standard hotel,” they explain. “Our bungalows have no TV and no internet connection, enabling guests to completely escape from everyday life and immerse with nature.”




The distinct lack of technology allows you to immerse yourself fully in the surroundings—many of which you can admire from the breathtaking infinity pool. Added in 2017, the basin provides a picturesque peek down onto the Muong Hoa Valley. There, you’ll see layers of rice terraces and workers attending to their crops. The valley occasionally fills with fog, which makes the entire soaking experience seem like something out of a dream.


If you do find time to leave the pool, Topas Ecolodge has other amenities to indulge in. There is a spa on site where you can have a massage and herbal bath as well as places to go hiking and cycling. Additionally, there is a restaurant that features Vietnamese dishes with a European twist.


With its stunning location and dedication to eco-friendly tourism, it’s no wonder that the Topas Ecolodge has been named a Unique Lodge of the World by National Geographic.



The Topas Ecolodge is an eco-friendly getaway in Northern Vietnam.


Boasting gorgeous views from a mountaintop, they look even better from their infinity pool.

Infinity Pool by Topas EcolodgeInfinity Pool by Topas Ecolodge

In addition to the luxurious pool, the locale offers private balconies, spa treatments, hiking, and more.

Topas Ecolodge in VietnamTopas Ecolodge in Vietnam Topas Ecolodge in VietnamTopas Ecolodge in Vietnam

It's no wonder it was named one of the Unique Lodges by National Geographic.

Infinity Pool by Topas Ecolodge

Topas Ecolodge: Website | Instagram | Facebook

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Nature2018.05.16 23:51


Interview: Floral Installations Transform Gallery Spaces Into Immersive Indoor Gardens

By Emma Taggart on May 11, 2018


British installation artist Rebecca Louise Law creates stunning installation art made from thousands of real flowers, suspended with copper wire. Exploring the relationship between humanity and nature, the artist transforms art galleries, museums, and other public spaces into immersive indoor gardens that “cocoon” the viewer with floating flowers and gorgeous spectrums of color.



영국의 설치 예술가 레베카 루이제 로

그녀는 구리선을 이용해 수천개 꽃을 연결하여 작품을 만든다.



As a classically trained artist, Law’s inspiration comes from the work of abstract expressionists and their energetic use of bold color. However, rather turning to acrylics or oils, she opted for more organic materials. “The flower became my paint,” Law explains. As such, she creates mesmerizing, site-specific installations that capture the beauty of nature in three dimensions. By working with a variety of of fresh and preserved flora, Law’s ephemeral art transforms naturally over time—viewers can appreciate the changes in the natural material’s form, color, and texture as they wilt and dry.


We recently spoke with Law to ask about her inspirations and processes, as well as what it’s like to work with such a delicate material. Read on for our exclusive interview.


Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Hated Flower”, Coningsby Gallery, London (2014)


When did you first begin working with flora?


I have always used flowers within my art. As a child, my mother and grandmother encouraged me to press and dry flowers as well as the usual drawing and painting. I first used flowers as my art medium in 2003, whilst studying Fine Art at university. The flower became my paint, using the dried tones in layers, suspended with copper wire.




What inspired your hanging flower installations?


At university I loved the abstract expressionists, I wanted to create monumental colorful artworks that would make the viewer feel like they were cocooned by color. Rothko was a huge inspiration and Anya Gallaccio inspired me as an ephemeral installation artist. But I have to say that my biggest inspiration has always been nature itself. I can never seem to grasp the beauty we have been given on this earth, every installation I make I try to capture an essence of nature’s magnitude, but I never feel close enough.


Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Hated Flower”, Coningsby Gallery, London (2014)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Hated Flower”, Coningsby Gallery, London (2014)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Hated Flower”, Coningsby Gallery, London (2014)

How do you plan your installations?

Every new artwork is site-specific. Often, the country in which I am exhibiting has a rich symbolism associated with certain flowers—I like to do as much research as possible in terms of the material used. I also reuse flowers from previous installations; nothing I make is wasted and thousands of flowers have been re-purposed in my work. Each installation will take at least 6 months planning—mathematical calculations and meetings can become consuming before an installation is finally realized.

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Flower Garden, Display’d”, The Garden Museum, London (2014)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Flower Garden, Display’d”, The Garden Museum, London (2014)




Where do you source your flowers?

Most of my flowers are from the country that I am working in. If I cannot source flowers locally, I use flowers from Europe.

Do you consider the symbolism of each flower you choose to use?

The symbolism is often the strongest part of the artwork, but this will depend on the country and culture that I am making the artwork in. For example The Yellow Flower made in Japan was entirely inspired by the symbolism of the imperial emblem, the yellow chrysanthemum.

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Yellow Flower”, Japan (2014)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Yellow Flower”, Japan (2014)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“Life in Death”, Kew, London (2018)




Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“Life in Death”, Kew, London (2018)

Is it difficult to work with such a delicate material?

Yes. I think that is why it has had me captivated for so long. I always imagined that I would have moved on to a different material by now, but I still feel like I have so much to learn. It had been incredible to build my knowledge of how to keep a delicate material strong and durable and I have loved making artworks that challenge the longevity of such a fragile material.

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“Life in Death”, Kew, London (2018)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“Life in Death”, Kew, London (2018)



By sight, your installations look incredibly beautiful, but is scent also an important part of your work?

The scent can be intense. Life in Death at The Shirely Sherwood Gallery, Kewincluded spices as well as flora and grasses. Each natural element takes you on a scented journey, I love hearing the responses to my artwork in relation to smell.

What kind of impression or feeling do you hope to leave upon others who experience your immersive installations?

My work allows the viewer time to observe nature within a controlled space. The fantasy of rolling around in a field of wild flowers, contained and suspended in time. I hope that the artwork can be a place to escape and bathe in nature.

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Canopy”, Melbourne, Australia (2016)

Do you have any upcoming projects or exhibitions you'd like to share?

I have an exhibition about to launch in Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio. The artwork is called Community and is inspired by what the Museum represents to the local Toledo community. I will be using my own collection of material combined with over 10,000 locally grown plants. Each flower will be plucked and wired into the installation, while the plants will be planted around Toledo and given back to the local community. We will also have 1,000 hours of voluntary help from groups associated with the museum. I am incredibly excited about this installation and all it represents. It has been a year in planning and I leave in less than 2 weeks to get started with the install. This will be my largest installation to date with undulations of flora fresh and dried taking the viewer on a natural, sensual journey.

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“Drying”, House of St Barnabas, London (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“Drying”, House of St Barnabas, London (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

Still Life Exhibition, Broadway Studio & Gallery, Letchworth (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

Still Life Exhibition, Broadway Studio & Gallery, Letchworth (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Beauty of Decay”, Chandran Gallery, San Fransisco (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Beauty of Decay”, Chandran Gallery, San Fransisco (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Beauty of Decay”, Chandran Gallery, San Fransisco (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Beauty of Decay”, Chandran Gallery, San Fransisco (2016)




Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The City Garden”, The City Centre, London (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The City Garden”, The City Centre, London (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The City Garden”, The City Centre, London (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

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A Look at the Magical World of Iconic Photographer Rodney Smith

By Jessica Stewart on May 1, 2018


‘Man on Ladder in Times Square, New York, NY,' 1999.


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For over 45 years, fine art and fashion photographer Rodney Smith brought his unique vision to the world through his whimsical imagery. Playful and surreal, his photographs graced the pages of TIME, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, among others. Even after his passing in 2016, his legacy carries on through the galleries and museums that continue to display his work, as well as publications and new photographers influenced by his style.


An appreciation for elegance and beauty came to Smith early, as the son of Anne Klein president Stanford Smith. While studying at Yale, he began taking classes with acclaimed photographer Walker Evans, soaking in the lessons learned and transforming them into his own style. Merging what he learned, four factors became the driving force behind his work—composition, scale, proportion, and relation.



“Composition in photography is like rhythm is in music,” he shared with My Modern Met in 2015. “I am a product of an earlier era—for example, when the compositional senses of photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, W. Eugene Smith, Andr Kertsz, etc. were impeccable; everything was in the right place.” In an age when we're are used to seeing photo manipulation, it's important to note that Smith's compositions were created in-camera. A faithful devotee of film photography, he never switched over to digital technology, preferring to make magic on site rather than in post-production.


For much of his career, Smith shot exclusively in black and white, only switching to color in 2002. Still, all his imagery has a classic, timeless feel, as though the characters are suspended in limbo. Even when their backs are turned to the camera or faces are obscured, his skill as a fine art photographer brings out unspoken emotions in the viewer. In his own words, it was his “mission to find order out of chaos.”


Rodney Smith Fine Art Photography

‘Edythe and Andrew Kissing on Taxi, New York,' 2007

Rodney Smith Fashion Photographer

‘Zoe Balancing Teapot on Head, Burden Mansion, New York, NY,' 2006.

Rodney Smith Surreal Photography

‘Viktoria Under Lampshade, Rhinebeck, New York,' 2011

Rodney Smith Surreal Photography

‘Viewfinder face with hat, Liberty Park, New Jersey,' 1997.

Rodney Smith and Surrealism

A man in a bowler hat about to leap from a skyscraper or perched high on a ladder in Times Square—these iconic images of Smith's are an unmistakable nod to Surrealism. A wink at Belgian master René Magritte, Smith viewed his work as part of a personal quest, one that helped him deal with and reveal his most intimate feelings. “I put my life on the line for photography and it returned the effort with abundance,” he wrote on his blog in 2014.

Much in that way that Surrealists viewed their art as a vehicle for the unconscious to express itself, Smith was never quite certain what would be the end result of his shoots. This attitude allowed him to work flexibly within any location and capture the story as it unfolded.

“I do not have any preconceived or preordained ideas. The location is the key in which I compose in. Once I find the location, everything sort of falls into place for me. It's the location that drives all the pictures,” he told My Modern Met in 2011. “One of the things that is interesting, and I think people are always intrigued by this, is that though my pictures seem so composed, they are extremely spontaneous. 95% of the pictures I take, I didn't even know I was going to take them a few minutes before.”

Rodney Smith Black and White Photography

‘Alan Leaping From 515 Madison Avenue, New York City,' 1999.

Rodney Smith Surreal Photography

‘Nathan Holding Portrait of Himself, Amenia, New York,' 2011.

Rodney Smith Surreal Photography

‘Skyline, Hudson River, New York,' 1995.

Rodney Smith Fashion Photographer

‘Saori on Sea Plane Wing, Dominican Republic,' 2010.

Rodney Smith Whimsical Photography

‘Saori & Mossimo Holding Hands, Amalfi, Italy,' 2007.

The Legacy of Rodney Smith's Whimsical Photography

The magical world that Rodney Smith portrayed endures, with his studio continuing to promote the lessons that Smith embodied through his photography. As more and more photographers return to film, picking up the beloved Leica M4 and medium-format Hasselblad that were his tools of the trade, a renewed appreciation for what he was able to achieve has sprung up.

Through publications, including Rodney Smith: Photographs—a comprehensive look at his illustrious career—it's possible to review his rich archive of work. Prints of some of his most well-known photographs allow collectors to hang Smith's work in their home and his work is represented by galleries across Asia, Europe, and North America. In the United States, prestigious galleries Gilman Contemporary, Robert Klein Galleries, and Fahey Klein Gallery represent Smith's work.

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Rodney Smith Fashion Photography

‘Bernadette in Red Hat With Book, New York Public Library, NY, ‘2003.

Rodney Smith Fashion Photography

‘Woman with Hat Between Hedges, France,' 2004.

Watch Rodney Smith as he discusses his career and legacy.

Rodney Smith: Website | Facebook

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people2018.05.05 14:42


Artist Performs Stunning Underwater Choreography in the World’s Deepest Pool

By Emma Taggart on May 4, 2018



Performed and directed by French deep-sea diver, dancer, and filmmaker Julie Gautier, AMA is a video performance project that follows the artist’s graceful underwater movements. Filmed in the world’s deepest pool in Venice, Italy, the captivating underwater dance is titled after the Japanese word for “woman of the sea.” The short film premiered in more than 40 public screenings around the world on International Women’s Day (March 8th 2018), and is dedicated “to all the women of the world.” The artist explains, “For me, this film is a way to say: you are not alone.”





세계 최고 깊이 풀에서 수중 안무



AMA begins with Gautier standing in heavy rain, as the camera moves in to focus on her face. Then it cuts to the artist lying motionless, and pans across her body. When she slowly rises from the floor, it suddenly becomes apparent that Gautier isn’t just on the ground—she’s actually inside the aforementioned swimming pool.


Over the course of about 6 minutes, we can see Gautier holding her breath and performing an incredible routine unlike anything else. She elegantly glides through the crystal-clear, calm water like a ballerina in slow motion. With each controlled movement, her silk-like hair and the fabric of her dress flow and “dance” with her. The film ends as Gautier gracefully rises up to the surface, beneath a sparkling release of effervescent air bubbles.






You can see more short films by Gautier on her website—including the Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin music video she co-directed (Runnin') which features her free-diving world champion husband, Guillaume Nery. And, check out her collaborative underwater film company with her husband, Les Films Engloutis.


Performed and directed by French deep-sea diver, dancer, and filmmaker Julie Gautier, AMA follows the artist’s graceful underwater movements.

Underwater Dance by Julie Gautier

Filmed in the world’s deepest pool in Venice, Italy, the captivating underwater dance is dedicated “to all the women of the world.”

Underwater Dance by Julie Gautier



Gautier glides through the crystal-clear, calm water like a ballerina in slow motion, holding her breath the entire time.

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Julie Gautier: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Vimeo
h/t: [Colossal]

All images via Julie Gautier. 

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