Let’s all go live in lovely-lit pods in the forest, yes?
via Mental Floss
In the 1960s, Jerry Uelsmann revolutionized the art of photography by manually blending negatives to produce dreamlike landscapes. “The primary creative gesture for most photographers used to be when they clicked the shutter,” Uelsmann says. “But I realized that the darkroom was a visual research lab where the creative process could continue.” Though we’re now in the era of Photoshop, he continues to forsake digital manipulation, as with the 2006 untitled image made from three photos, one including his wife’s hands. “It is an incredible leap of faith to think maybe this tree could blend into these hands,” Uelsmann says. “But the camera is a license to explore.” Uelsmann’s creations are showcased in a traveling exhibit, “Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop,” at the National Gallery of Art through May 5.
Summer Cottage, Spain
This shot was taken in Villa Luisita, a 19th-century house on the outskirts of Cortegana near Huelva in southern Spain. We were spending a few days in the countryside. At the end of the day, the summer light changes continuously and the activities around the house get a different significance every minute.
Decades before Photoshop was available, American photographer and installation artist Sandy Skoglund started creating surreal images by building amazingly elaborate sets, a process which took months to complete. Her works are characterized by an incredible amount of objects settled against contrasting colours or on a monochromatic colour scheme.
via Lost At E Minor
A tiny, beautiful thing.
Found primarily in Central America (Mexico through Panama), the glasswinged butterfly’s name in Spanish is Espejitos which translates as little mirrors. In certain lights, the translucent wing parts have a glossy, almost reflective quality to them that makes their Spanish name effectively accurate. Whether they’re seen as glass or mirrors, though, there’s something absolutely fascinating about the way these butterflies’ wings offer a surreal look at the environment around the insect. It’s like they’re tiny ornaments designed to draw the eye to the scenic appeal of nature.
Happy Friday, dogs!
photo via Landscape Architects Network
50 Year Old Photographs Get Transformed Into GIFs. (click on photo full effect)
In the daytime Cari Vander Yacht works as a designer, but at night, she gets busy with experimental projects that would rightly make her an artist.
Because it’s Monday and we chimps have two words on the brains: “More coffee.”
High Speed Photos of Flying Liquids by Manon Wethly
Via Laughing Squid
These delightful high speed photos of flying containers of liquid are by Belgium-based photographer Manon Wethly. Remarkably, Wethly took most of the photos with her humble iPhone camera (you can see more on her Instagram). The colorful liquids include coffee, milk, juice, and paint.