Photographer and designer David A. Reeves has been working on a wonderful series of action vignettes made from cut-paper silhouettes. Each image is carefully layered and focused to create a pretty stunning depth of field including blurry backdrops of clouds and mountains. Check out his website for many more shots including scenes from Batman and some depictions from the wonderful video game Limbo. If you liked these also check out the work of Thomas Allen and these bookends by Knob Creek Metal Arts. (via geekologie)
On the streets of Tuscany… Chuck and Jimbo were born out of the imagination of up & coming photographer and independent flimmaker Marco Tomaselli (aka Jimbo). Future episodes will include guest appearances from a variety of young Tuscan artists and locals from their tiny town in Tuscany.
Nine Francois is a photographer based in Austin, Texas. Her work has been represented internationally in publications such as Communication Arts, Foto&Video (Moscow) and The British Journal of Photography. About her series, Animal, Francois writes:
‘My original intention was to create an alphabet book (“A” is for Armadillo) for children that would appeal to their zany sensibilities and delightfully skewered perspectives. While this project is still active, it has developed into a larger concept linking animal imagery and the development of language, specifically in children. This expanded project is currently underway and incorporates text with the imagery that you see here.
In the meantime, I have traveled far and wide to collect these animals. So far, I’ve photographed vicious bunnies, amorous tigers, wise old owls, man-eating turtles, noble armadillos, charging elephants and crazy chickens. It is exhilarating, challenging and sometimes scary. Over the years, I’ve learned how to get close, work fast, hold my ground in some cases, and run like hell in others. I enjoy the “hunt” so to speak and the joy of sometimes getting it just right’.
Hana is a self-taught photographer raised in Whistler and currently living in Vancouver, Canada. Her main focus in photography is the “little moments” that people sometimes miss and later wish they had captured.
Legendary photographer Martha Cooper has been documenting graffiti and graffiti writers since the late 1970s. Her and Henry Chalfant’s book “Subway Art”, originally published in 1984, was largely responsible for the globalization of graffiti. She has remained a fixture in the community and culture, and has been documenting the Wynwood Walls since the project began in 2009. Her photos tell the story of the Wynwood Walls from its inception to expansion, and all of the artists and their respective works. In graffiti and street art, nothing is permanent, even commissioned walls. Because of the temporary nature of the medium, Martha’s photos outlast almost every piece of graffiti or street art itself.
In 1972, Bhutan became the only country on earth to measure prosperity according to Gross National Happiness, a mashup of data on cultural and environmental preservation with economic development. ArtistJonathan Harris spent two weeks interviewing 117 Bhutanese people in 2007 to learn more about it. The result is the photo and audio archive“Balloons of Bhutan”.
– the fear of missing out on something amazing is just too devastating to contemplate. French photographer Renaud Marion has played with that idea, taking photographs of street performers and replacing the men and women wowing the crowds with zoo animals. The extraordinary urban interlopers include a rhino, giraffes and a bear, and question the way in which modern society views the natural world.