jueves, 31 de enero de 2013

An Architect Gone Mad: Mysterious Buildings Assembled from Found Photographs by Jim Kazanjian

Without the use of a camera Portland-based artist Jim Kazanjian sifts through a library of some 25,000 images from which he carefully selects the perfect elements to digitally assemble mysterious buildings born from the mind of an architect gone mad. While the architectural and organic pieces seem wildly random and out of place, Kazanjian brings just enough cohesion to each structure to suggest a fictional purpose or story that begs to be told. You can see much more of his work over on Facebook, and prints are available at 23 Sandy Gallery.

El metro de Estocolmo: arte bajo tierra

Con más de 105 kilómetros de vías, el Metro de Estocolmo, la capital sueca, ha sido descrito como la exhibición de arte más grande del mundo. Más de 90 de sus 110 estaciones exhiben obras creadas por unos 150 artistas.

El fotógrafo y arquitecto informático ruso Alexander Dragunov, que vive en la ciudad sueca y es el autor de las instantáneas, es un apasionado de la fotografía subterránea.

A través de sus imágenes, Dragunov intenta expresar la belleza de las estaciones vacías.

"Por lo general fue muy difícil vaciar las estaciones por completo, así que el mejor momento para fotografiar era tarde, justo antes de que saliese el último tren", dijo Dragunov. 

"Hay que ser lo suficientemente paciente como para esperar al tren siguiente, y si hay alguien en la estación, entonces esperar un poco más... y así, estación tras estación", explicó Dragunov.

En los años 60 y 70 la roca del subterráneo fue rociada con cemento, lo que le confirió una apariencia de caverna.

"Una de las líneas más curiosas es la azul, donde las estaciones han sido diseñadas como cuevas. Es una impresionante mezcla de elementos naturales y artificiales", dijo el fotógrafo.

"La belleza nos rodea, sólo tenemos que levantar la mirada", afirma Dragunov. "O incluso mirar abajo: así es como el ratón observa la belleza del metro".

Las fotos fueron procesadas con un programa digital con el fin de realzar el detalle de las estructuras.

"Básicamente, primero transformo la foto a blanco y negro, y luego recupero uno o dos de los colores que opino son las más importantes de la estación", explicó el fotógrafo. Todas las imágenes: cortesía de www.adragunov.com

Fuente: BBC Mundo

miércoles, 30 de enero de 2013

Majestic glacier towers over Arctic landscape in extraordinary pictures of ice melting into the ocean

These remarkable pictures show water crashing from a melting glacier 160 feet into the ocean at the Arctic Circle. Tiny seagulls flitting around the frozen landscape and fishermen's trawlers dwarfed by gigantic icebergs emphasise the awe-inspiring scale of the scene. The images were captured by Swedish photographer Hans Strand, 57, who took his life in his hands by exploring the extreme climate of the inhospitable north on a small ship.

'These pictures show sculptures made of ice and frozen time,' said Mr Strand. 'The ice in the glaciers and floating icebergs can be more than 100,000 years old.

'But nature is unpredictable and shooting inside an ice cave is of course extremely dangerous. 'I was almost killed once by a collapsing ice. 'However, this ice cave looked pretty stable, so I took a chance and worked fast when I was inside.'
Mr Strand covered more than 1,000 miles of ocean around Svalbard in Norway on a ship called the MS. Origo and took the incredible pictures at Austfonna glacier.

He hired the ship especially for a photographic workshop he was delivering to his students - taking further beautiful pictures during an expedition in Iceland and Greenland. 'I travelled to these northern latitudes because I am currently working on a book on the Arctic and I am also teaching workshops,' said Mr Strand.
'When I first went to Svalbard in 2004 there was plenty of sea ice around the islands during the summer. 'Today, eight years later, there is not a single ice floe - dramatic climate change is happening so fast that I have seen significant differences from year-to-year. 'Now you need to go as far north as the 82nd latitude to find sea ice.'

Credits: MailOnline


My name is Angelika Hörschläger, I’m a 26 year old Austrian molecular biologist with a passion for photography. Taking pictures always fascinated me, the possibility of capturing a moment or an object the way I experience it, is simply stunning. Six years ago I bought my first DSLR (which I still use), a few thousand photos later I finally felt ready to share my pictures with other amateur photographers and so I did join Flickr. The constant interchange with other photographers and the opportunity to view so many different photos really helped me in my development. My main passion is nature and landscape photography but I also try to increase my skills in other fields.
We’d like to thank Angelika for sharing his photos. Visit her website for more of his work .

 Credits: Totally Cool Pix


I am James Carnegie, a 32 year old Surrey, UK based photographer photographer and I began shooting what I like to term “people in sick places with products” back at the turn of the Millenium, for magazines, brands and most often just for myself. I believe that my photographs are a direct reflection of how I see the world, the people I come across and interact with, the situations I find myself in and the person I’ve grown up to be. I’ve never struggled to connect with people, no matter the language, race, age or otherwise and this has helped when photographing on assignment for several days in remote locations with a bunch of strangers who you are expected to get the best out of within an hour of meeting them.
To me it’s never too early, too bright, too wet, too steep or too fast to get shooting and I’ve found that it’s often the most un-likely situations and times that the best shots come about. You can’t plan certain things, but you can be ready for when they come around. That’s where I like to think I excel and stand out – after the countless hours of researching the perfect location, travelling alone and hiking-in to find the sweet spots, I’ll be there poised, camera in hand, eyes wide open and ready for that split-second when the sun bursts through the clouds, the product comes to life on the athlete and it all comes together.
We’d like to thank James for sharing his photos. Visit his website for more of his work.

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