Some street artists think they’re sooo hot just because their work is billboard-size big.
Tiny is where it’s at.
Our new fave Slinkachu’s street art is tiny. How tiny? Put it this way: the guy graffiti tags snails.
After making a teeny tableaux of itty-bitty model people, he leaves them on the street for anybody to find. But first he takes rad macro photos so the wee little scene is never really lost.
If you prefer staying indoors, photograph tiny people in clever food-scapes, like Mini Miam did. Now all you need is a tag name!
p.s. Happy Cyber Monday kiddos! We’re giving everyone $5 for sharing their store favorites. Head to the shop for more tidbits.
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Published on November 29, 2010 — See more Inspiration
We had always pictured ghosts as levitating hole-punched bed sheets, but apparently, we were wrong. Ghosts come in all shapes and sizes!
Some are transparent and grumpy, some jolly and made of marshmallow. Others float and induce sadistic sneezing sessions.
…Like the spooky figures in Ujin Lee and Tom Edward’s “Dust” series. Their powdery explosions take the form of ghostly figures photographed in eerie locations, like abandoned playgrounds and empty museum halls.
Another photographer, Marie Hanhnhon Nguyen, experiments with flour, creating images of floating clouds and phantom-like human figures.
The flour envelops her subjects in a white transparent glow, giving the photos a deliciously haunting mood.
If you’re inspired to try your own powdery phantom photos, we rounded up a few more projects to whet your appetite!:
Frolicking about the garden chasing butterflies and bubbles with camera in hand…
An outsider might call this a case of fallen-and-bumped-your-head, but we call it a great time!
Richard Heeks, better known as The Bubble Master (and who we posted about on our Tumblr recently!), introduced us to these three sure fire ways to capture incredible photos of bubbles.
1) Make your bubble look like a planet
2) Capture the pop
3) Shoot your self portrait in a bubble (and other reflections!)
Bubbles. Who’da thought? They’ve only been floating in front of our noses all these years.
Lately we’ve been seeing lots of cheap (and free!) books around town.
Sure, some of those books might be filled with boring old words, but after some careful investigation, we’ve also discovered that many of these books are full of fantastic photos!
So we wondered: How often do super great photos go unnoticed just because they’re tucked away inside of books?
If there’s photo injustice anywhere, we’re hot on the case.
Naturally, we found a way to flip photo injustice around on itself.
Ready? Get your (so called) “junky” books out (and put away your most treasured texts), we’re gonna teach ya…
A game!: Inception or Not Inception?
Mad man constructs faux reality by assembling deceivingly realistic structures that are maze-like when observed too closely.
Surprisingly, not Inception! Jean Francois Rauzier’s Hyperphotos are photographic reconstructions of real places often created from between 600-3,400 individual photos.
A bit like Hockney, Jean photographs a single place for one to two hours. He uses a telephoto lens to collect close-up shots of his scene.
The compilation is where his vision or dream, if you will, takes over and the thousands of photos translate into Babylones, Voyages Extraordinaries, and Cités Idéales. We can take a gander at what most of these French titles mean!
Looking at a single image will have you lost in its architecture for hours! (Kind of hoping we’ll find a Leo or Juno if we stare long enough.)
p.s. We’ll be at Photokina in Cologne this week! If you’re going, too, and want to meet up, send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We sign in, and within 10 minutes, we’ve seen photo albums of our our Art History professor’s gem collection and our crush’s trip to the Kennedy Space Center (swoon!).
Facebook hands us a magnifying glass, showing us see each others’ lives in an astoundingly close-up view.
Phillip Maisel got to thinking about that – about technology, photographs, and how memories are stored and shared.
He grabbed his digital camera, and setting it on a long exposure, took a photo of his computer screen while he clicked through a Facebook photo album.
The result? Gorgeously layered photographs that resemble double or triple exposures.
A day, a trip, or even a month’s worth of photos all relived in one photo! There’s something pretty magical there.
So, the next time you find yourself flipping through Facebook albums, see what happens when you set your camera in front of your screen! (’causewebetit’llbeamaaazing!)
Relationships, fragile packages, our feet. Long distance is hard on all of ‘em.
Life would be grander if we could just teleport. Well now we can, in a way!
Boltron (aka Nate Bolt), in collaboration with Paul Octavius, Steph Goralnick, and Laura Miner, created The Shutter Exchange.
It’s a simple yet ingenious method of photographing your friends from states away (and even further!). It gives you control of their camera via the internet!
Yes. Much easier than breaking our body into a million pieces and putting them back together again.
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Ah, the sun! The big, bright strobe-light in the sky!
We love our reliable ‘ol pal, but with so many new gadgets popping up, we’d be fools not to take advantage of their photo-gramming capabilities!
We’re talkin’ laptopograms.
Aditya Mandayam developed this exciting new way of making prints: press photo-paper against your laptop screen, flash the screen, and dip the paper in developer, stop, and fix.
If you don’t have a laptop, TVs, iPhones, iPads, and other illuminating gadgets work, too! What we love the most about laptopography is that it’s wide open for experimentation.
Curate a show of Facebook profiles, hold a photo-shoot of your friends via Skype, make prints of your camera-phone photos, or create photos from a paused Youtube vid!
Yup, it’s official. Digital asked analog to marry it, and they’re running off to Vegas.
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Photo Credit: Madmolecule for black and white girl; Aditya for all others
The scene: 9 am, you wake up. Your room is eerily silent. You sense something’s off, but you can’t quite put your finger on it.
You run to your computer. Photoshop is gone! All that’s left is your scanner, camera, and film. WHAT DO YOU DO?
Create art IN your camera!
Martin Wilson did, and the results are incredible: each contact sheet is a self-contained work of art, made of cleverly-composed patterns and words.
It’s not easy — every time he picks up his camera, he has to know precisely what each frame should look like before he shoots it — a single roll can take months to shoot. But the product: a Contact Sheet Masterpiece, with nary a cursor in sight.
With a little patience and a pint of planning, may we all aspire to the Martinistic school of contact!
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Standing in single file lines, cleaning lunch trays, and turning in essays every week? Booooooring.
Us? We’d rather relive the fun parts of high school (like that time we stuck our face in the copy machine and made MILLIONS of copies).
Russian duo Timur Akhmetov and Yulia Yukashova agree, so they created an online gallery called Face Your Pockets.
The instructions are simple: place your face along with the objects in your bag or pockets onto a scanner bed and scan away. They call it scanography.
The results are like those of an anthropological study!
Who’d have thought that a body’s most essential belongings could say so much? Who are these people who cart Kermit dolls, sequins, and plastic animals in their purses?… Because we’d kind of like to meet them!
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