Archive for December, 2011

Matthew Brandt Pushes Photography to its Limit

Brandt sees his work as both photograph and ‘art object’. “In my photographs it is interesting to reflect on photography’s inherent nature of passing moments with a fragile and fleeting/transient printing material or method. No matter how hard people try to prevent a photograph/moment from fading, it always will – no matter how fancy the UV resistant glass is. It’s nice to think about how light creates and degrades a photographs. Because of the nature of my printing methods, it is often impossible to make duplicates, and for me, this contradictory space within the mechanical connotations of photography is an interesting place to be.”

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Mark Mawson, Photographer, Creates Incredible Floating Water Color Images

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British photographer Mark Mawson’s newly released ‘Aqueous Fluoreau’ series captures breathtaking cloud formations that resemble catastrophic explosions to unusual aquatic life.  The vibrant photographs, which were created using only paint and water, have been compared to falling down a rabbit hole and finding yourself in some other worldly place.  “Aqueous Floureau is a series of creative images that inspire emotional reactions in everyone,” Mawson told The Huffington Post. “I love the way each person sees something different in each shot, a bit like seeing pictures in the clouds in the sky.”

This new series continues a process Mawson began in his first, ‘Aqueous,’ which took him six years to complete.  Mawson’s creation was first inspired by the simple act of watching milk being poured into the numerous cups of coffee he drinks daily.

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Incredibly Detailed Black And White Portraits of the Homeless by Lee Jeffries

Lee Jeffries’ career began as a sports photographer, capturing the beautiful game of football in Manchester. Then a chance meeting with a homeless woman living in the streets of London changed his life forever. He has since dedicated himself to capturing gripping portraits of the disenfranchised. Shooting exclusively in black and white, Lee Jeffries’ 135+ pictures can be viewed in his Flickr Photostream. The majority are closeup portraits with incredible detail. Each photograph exudes so much raw character and depth, you find yourself studying each shot with great intensity.”
If you are going to photograph the homeless, (cliche’) this is how to do it.

MIT’s trillion frames per second light-tracking camera

Movie Ripples

A camera capable of visualising the movement of light has been unveiled by a team of scientists in the US.  

Direct recording of light is impossible at that speed, so the camera takes millions of repeated scans to recreate each image.

The team said the technique could be used to understand ultrafast processes.

The process has been dubbed femto-photography and has been detailed on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab’s website.

“There’s nothing in the universe that looks fast to this camera,” said Andrea Velten, one of the researchers involved in the project.

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Aaron Michael Bernstein Photography

Aaron Michael, 19, is a fashion and beauty photographer originally from the Washington D.C. area. He currently attends Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia where he expects to graduate with a BFA in Photography and minor in Fashion Marketing and Management.

Former PHS Photography student’s website

Talk to your Kids about Art School Ad Campaign

A new ad campaign for the College for Creative Studies in Detroit lightheartedly gives its academic programs the D.A.R.E. treatment.  Overall, this is a pitch-perfect satire of anti-drug PSAs, down to the over-dramatic, obviously posed photos of gravely serious family situations.

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The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011 According to BUZZFEED

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