Paint and clay are some artist’s medium of choice. Yours? Photos!
Artists Nerhol and Michael Mapes collaged photos into sculptural masterpieces that’ll inspire you to try something similar with your own photos!
Nerhol (duo Ryuta and Yoshihisa) makes 3D paper-cut portraits. They start by shooting lots of portraits of one person in three minutes.
After printing and piling the photos into a stack, they cut through the stack to reveal all of the layers of photos below for a three-dimensional image.
Michael Mapes’ take on photo sculptures involves cutting up a single image and putting it back together like a mosaic.
The twist is that each piece of the photo is different — some are cut into circles, squares, put into bottles or under magnifiers. The final image looks like a rad display that you might see at a museum.
Get inspired by checking out these two projects below.
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Friends get worried when they don’t see you with a camera in tow.
That never happens though because you can always be found with *at least* two. The perfect justification: Instaxgrams.
Kyle Steed’s Instaxgrams are portraits shot half on Instax and half on Instagram.
He starts by taking a photo with his Instax and then holding that print up in front of the same subject and shooting it with his phone.
You can try your own portraits, but don’t stop yourself there. Landscapes and still-lifes make excellent subjects, too.
The analog and digital sides of you will never have a tiff again!
TIP: This project works with *any* kind of camera. Just get a photo printed, and go back to the same spot.
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Published on April 20, 2012 — See more Photo Projects
You consider your cameras family.
You remember the day each one came into your life, and you’ve shot handsome portraits of them all. Prism Yard totally gets it.
Prism Yard’s a collaborative gallery where photographers can share and browse photos of each others’ camera collections.
The categories make it easy to find favorites, but it’s also rad for checking out how other photographers are outfitting the same cameras you have at home.
You might even find a few cameras you’ve never seen! omgcamerawishlist.
p.s. You have a chance to score a sweet set of Cell Lenses today for spreading some phoneography love! Get the lowdown at our phoneography blog.
The typical photo booth experience goes something like this: press button, contort your otherwise beautiful face into odd shapes, and wait.
You know exactly what’ll pop out. But what if the booth spit out something totally unexpected?
Like a Kit Kat bar? Or a THREE-DEE photo!!
That’s exactly what the Protobooth delivers.
Design firm, Digital Kitchen, made a DIY 3D photo booth out of three Canon 5D MarkIIs and four Macbook Pros.
With a little hackery know-how, they shot animated photo booth photos that wiggle to-and-fro and make you feel like you’re really there … all over again! (See their behind-the-scenes.)
To make your own 3D setup with stuff you already own, check out our 3D how-to. No hackery needed!
You’re ravenous. A most delectable grilled cheese sits before you, melty sides catching your eye.
It’s too beautiful to eat without photographing first!
On February 24th at 12pm EST, you’ll discover you’re not the only one. It’s a global day of photographing your food!
The Meal is calling all foodie photographers to participate in a global food photo exhibit. Your simultaneously shot photos will be collected and shown at The Brooklyn Art Library on March 31st.
It’s for a good cause, too! The Meal has partnered with Action Against Hunger, a non-profit who battles hunger around the world.
It all comes full-circle: your hunger-induced photo helps end hunger for others. Not even scarfing down a grilled cheese sandwich could beat that satisfaction.
Heads up! If you do submit, that means they can use your photo for promotional reasons. However, they’ll never sell your photo for profit. Read the deets on the Project Agreement!
You’ve taken #From Where I Stand shots in a snowy field, in line at the market, on 8 mile hikes and down alleyways in far-off countries.
The last frontier? The ledge of your town’s highest skyscraper.
Sounds scary, but once you scale your way up and point your camera down, you’ll fall in love with what you see.
Dennis Maitland can attest to it. He’s been documenting his rooftop adventures in Detroit by photographing his feet over ledges.
The result is an awesome collection of aerial views with a touch of self-portrait.
#Fromwhereistand → #Fromwheremyfeetdangle.
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Before printers spewed out photos on paper, photos were printed on glass!
Sure, that sounds like the kind of thing your Uncle Buck would make up, but we’re telling you, it’s totally true.
Just to prove it, here’s a tutorial on how to put your own photos on glass with etching!
It’s a different technique than 19th century photographers used and is as easy as old school iron-on transfers.
The results? They’ll put you on par with the most bad ass of our photo fore-fathers.
Superheroes were never paid for their humanitarian efforts. Come to think of it, they kinda just did all their do-goodin’ for free!
Maybe it’s because there’s something intrinsically awesome about helping others. It just makes you feel good.
On December 10th, you can take part in Help Portrait by giving a portrait to someone in need!
With the forthcoming Christmas tree installations and mall traffic, give a portrait to restore dignity, bring smiles and even remind people, many of whom have forgotten, how beautiful they are.
Thanksgiving at your house. You know how it goes.
Poppa Bob has to have rolls with real butter, Uncle Dave made a vegan pecan pie, Cousin Michelle brought vegetarian green bean casserole.
You’ve got enough on your plate! Try photo food tags this year, a clever photo project for easily identifying dishes.
Pre-empt any unseemly food confusion with your camera, a few slices of cheese and a set of alphabet cookie cutters!
We’ve all been there: not having the words to express what we feel. Kids in war zones know this too well.
Brian McCarty had a thought: what if cameras were the key to teaching kids how to tell their stories?
He traveled to Jerusalem, the center of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to find out.
Brian asked kids to draw what they’ve seen, and then recreated the scenes in a photograph with toys. He found that a combination of play and art therapy was a powerful and life changing way to give kids a voice.
Photographers often turn to their camera when words just won’t do. Turns out kids are no different.
Wanna get involved? Watch a short video at the Kickstarter link below!
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