Time Slice: Iconic Buildings and Monuments Photographed Over Time by Richard Silver

Time Slice: Iconic Buildings and Monuments Photographed Over Time by Richard Silver time architecture
Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Time Slice: Iconic Buildings and Monuments Photographed Over Time by Richard Silver time architecture
London, England

Time Slice: Iconic Buildings and Monuments Photographed Over Time by Richard Silver time architecture
Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Time Slice: Iconic Buildings and Monuments Photographed Over Time by Richard Silver time architecture
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Time Slice: Iconic Buildings and Monuments Photographed Over Time by Richard Silver time architecture
Tongariki Easter Island Sunset

Time Slice: Iconic Buildings and Monuments Photographed Over Time by Richard Silver time architecture
Birds Nest, Beijing, China

Time Slice is an ongoing series of photographs by Richard Silver that explores how iconic buildings and monuments change in appearance from day into night. Silver shoots some 36 photos at intervals over several hours and then layers them into a final composition. We’ve seen a similar approach by Fong Qi Wei (and in motion), but the focus on a single structure tells an interesting story about each place, and conveys more than just a single shot. You can see more from the series here. All images courtesy the artist. (via Vacilando)

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These Beautiful 3D Topographies Rendered by Lee Griggs Look Like Weather Patterns and Ocean Floors

These Beautiful 3D Topographies Rendered by Lee Griggs Look Like Weather Patterns and Ocean Floors maps digital

These Beautiful 3D Topographies Rendered by Lee Griggs Look Like Weather Patterns and Ocean Floors maps digital

These Beautiful 3D Topographies Rendered by Lee Griggs Look Like Weather Patterns and Ocean Floors maps digital

These Beautiful 3D Topographies Rendered by Lee Griggs Look Like Weather Patterns and Ocean Floors maps digital

These Beautiful 3D Topographies Rendered by Lee Griggs Look Like Weather Patterns and Ocean Floors maps digital

These Beautiful 3D Topographies Rendered by Lee Griggs Look Like Weather Patterns and Ocean Floors maps digital

These Beautiful 3D Topographies Rendered by Lee Griggs Look Like Weather Patterns and Ocean Floors maps digital

These Beautiful 3D Topographies Rendered by Lee Griggs Look Like Weather Patterns and Ocean Floors maps digital

These Beautiful 3D Topographies Rendered by Lee Griggs Look Like Weather Patterns and Ocean Floors maps digital

These Beautiful 3D Topographies Rendered by Lee Griggs Look Like Weather Patterns and Ocean Floors maps digital

Madrid-based 3D artist Lee Griggs created some fascinating topographical illustrations using 3D animation and rendering software Maya Xgen and Arnold. Each piece is comprised of countless spheres, cylinders, or cubes that have been extruded and colored to create images reminiscent of ocean floors, bacterial growth, or even weather patterns. Griggs talks a bit more about how he renders these and shares a number of tutorials over on his blog. (via Colossal Submissions)

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Banksy’s ‘Better Out Than In’ New York Residency is Now a Book by Ray Mock

Banksys Better Out Than In New York Residency is Now a Book by Ray Mock street art New York books
Re-Photo by Jaime Rojo for Brooklyn Street Art

Banksys Better Out Than In New York Residency is Now a Book by Ray Mock street art New York books
Re-Photo by Jaime Rojo for Brooklyn Street Art

Banksys Better Out Than In New York Residency is Now a Book by Ray Mock street art New York books

Banksys Better Out Than In New York Residency is Now a Book by Ray Mock street art New York books

If you enjoyed Banksy’s wild romp through the streets of New York last year as part of his ‘Better Out than In’ residency, the entire 31 days is now meticulously documented in this new book from photographer Ray Mock. Available now from Carnage, Banksy in New York features over 120 photographs and illustrations organized day by day during the course of the artist’s New York escapade. Only 2,000 copies were printed and they’re selling quick. See more over on Brooklyn Street Art. (via Brooklyn Street Art)

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Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand-Stitched Embroidery

Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand Stitched Embroidery mixed media fashion embroidery

Starting with vintage photography and illustrations of models sporting fashions from the 1950s, Amsterdam-based artist Hinke Schreuders applies a rich layer of hand-stitched embroidery, beading, lace, and flourishes of ink to entirely new images that can be both unsettling and exuberant. The pieces seen here are part of an ongoing series called Works on Paper, started in 2008. With her work Schreuders says she seeks to “subtly confuse notions of feminine vulnerability and reinforce the position of embroidery as an artistic medium,” something I think we can all agree she has done masterfully.

Schreuders most recently exhibited as part of a group show at Robert Mann gallery titled the The Embroiderederd Image which brought together almost a dozen artists currently working at the interesection of photography and embroidery or textiles. She’ll have more work on view in Amsterdam next month at both We Like Art and Amsterdam Drawing 2014. You can follow more of her work on Facebook.

Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand Stitched Embroidery mixed media fashion embroidery

Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand Stitched Embroidery mixed media fashion embroidery

Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand Stitched Embroidery mixed media fashion embroidery

Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand Stitched Embroidery mixed media fashion embroidery

Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand Stitched Embroidery mixed media fashion embroidery

Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand Stitched Embroidery mixed media fashion embroidery

Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand Stitched Embroidery mixed media fashion embroidery

Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand Stitched Embroidery mixed media fashion embroidery

Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand Stitched Embroidery mixed media fashion embroidery

(via Hyperallergic, Mister Finch)

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Photographer Takehito Miyatake Captures the Brilliant Natural Light Shows of Japan

Photographer Takehito Miyatake Captures the Brilliant Natural Light Shows of Japan volcanoes long exposure light jellyfish Japan fireflies
In spring, firefly squid (hotaru ika) rise 2000 feet to the surface of the water and offer a fleeting glimpse of their magical lights

Photographer Takehito Miyatake Captures the Brilliant Natural Light Shows of Japan volcanoes long exposure light jellyfish Japan fireflies
Genji botaru fireflies around a small bridge over the Shimanto River (Kochi Prefecture)

Photographer Takehito Miyatake Captures the Brilliant Natural Light Shows of Japan volcanoes long exposure light jellyfish Japan fireflies
The moon lights up a waterfall against geometric rock formations / A close-up of the red-hot cinders erupting from the Showa crater on Sakurajima

Photographer Takehito Miyatake Captures the Brilliant Natural Light Shows of Japan volcanoes long exposure light jellyfish Japan fireflies
Volcanic lightning during the eruption of the Sakurajima volcano

Photographer Takehito Miyatake Captures the Brilliant Natural Light Shows of Japan volcanoes long exposure light jellyfish Japan fireflies
Scores of fishing rafts floating in the Uchino-umi highlighted by the light from the full moon

Japanese photographer Takehito Miyatake is known for his accomplished long-exposure photographs of fireflies, volcanic eruptions, and beaches awash in bioluminescencnt firefly squid. His exposures, which he refers to as “the light of Japan,” can last anywhere between 15 seconds and 30 minutes and are rooted in an almost meditative approach to photography that he likens to a form of poetry in an interview with TIME. His time spent waiting for each exposure hasn’t been in vain, Miyatake recently won the Grand Prize at the 2014 Nikkei National Geographic Photo Awards. You can see more of his photography on his website and over on Spoon & Tamago.

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Sketchbook Project at Galerie F in Chicago

Sketchbook Project at Galerie F in Chicago sketchbook project exhibition Chicago

Sketchbook Project at Galerie F in Chicago sketchbook project exhibition Chicago
SARO / Jason Rowland

On a quick local note, our friends from the mighty Sketchbook Project are stopping by Chicago on August 22 & 23 with some 4,000 sketchbooks for you to peruse from their famous mobile library. The library will be parked at Galerie F which is opening Cut Along the Dotted Lines, a stencil art exhibition featuring work by SARO, Jason Rowland, and EPYON5. It’ll be awesome, see you there!

By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160-Year-Old Parisian Railway

By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160 Year Old Parisian Railway trains Paris

By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160 Year Old Parisian Railway trains Paris

By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160 Year Old Parisian Railway trains Paris

By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160 Year Old Parisian Railway trains Paris

By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160 Year Old Parisian Railway trains Paris

By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160 Year Old Parisian Railway trains Paris

By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160 Year Old Parisian Railway trains Paris

By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160 Year Old Parisian Railway trains Paris

By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160 Year Old Parisian Railway trains Paris

By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160 Year Old Parisian Railway trains Paris

The Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture (French for “little belt railway”) was a 32 km railway that encirled Paris, connecting all the major railway stations within fortified walls during the Industrial Revolution. In service from 1852 to 1934, the line has now been partially abandoned for 80 years.

Several developers and local officials have recently set their sights on the vast swath of unused land, tunnels, and stations as an opportunity for new development. However, some railway enthusiasts and related organizations want the tracks and stations to be preserved indefinitely as part of the cities’ heritage. Others want to turn areas of de Petite Ceinture into parkways similar to the nearby Promenade plantée, a 4.7 km park built on an elevated train track in 1988 that later inspired New York’s famous High Line.

As part of his project “By the Silent Line,” photographer Pierre Folk has been working since 2011 to photograph the 160-year-old railway’s last remnants before any final decisions are made. He stalks the tracks at all times of the year, often returning to the same locations to document nature’s slow reclamation as rusted tracks and crumbling tunnels are swallowed by trees, vines, and grass. This is just a small selection of Folk’s work, you can see many more photos right here.

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