Stunning Long Exposure Photographs of Gold Fireflies in Japan

Stunning Long Exposure Photographs of Gold Fireflies in Japan nature long exposure Japan insects fireflies

Stunning Long Exposure Photographs of Gold Fireflies in Japan nature long exposure Japan insects fireflies

Stunning Long Exposure Photographs of Gold Fireflies in Japan nature long exposure Japan insects fireflies

Stunning Long Exposure Photographs of Gold Fireflies in Japan nature long exposure Japan insects fireflies

Stunning Long Exposure Photographs of Gold Fireflies in Japan nature long exposure Japan insects fireflies

Taken in various locations around Maniwa and Okayama Prefecture in Japan between 2008-2011 this brilliant series of photographs captures the wild frenzy of gold fireflies as they mate after thunderstorms during the June to July rainy season. Shot using a slow shutter speed, the neon green and yellow contrails seem almost digitally imposed on the scenic landscapes, but I assure you these are real. See them a bit larger here. (via polaroid dreams)

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The Photography of Lukasz Wierzbowski

The Photography of Lukasz Wierzbowski tableau people outdoors nature

The Photography of Lukasz Wierzbowski tableau people outdoors nature

The Photography of Lukasz Wierzbowski tableau people outdoors nature

The Photography of Lukasz Wierzbowski tableau people outdoors nature

The Photography of Lukasz Wierzbowski tableau people outdoors nature

The Photography of Lukasz Wierzbowski tableau people outdoors nature

The Photography of Lukasz Wierzbowski tableau people outdoors nature

A number of extraordinary images by Poland-based photographer Lukasz Wierzbowski (previously). Check out his shop for a few limited edition prints, but you can also request prints of his other images as well via his website. (via illusion)

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Christmas Card to Friends: An Origami Snow Globe

Christmas Card to Friends: An Origami Snow Globe video art paper origami holidays fantasy Christmas animation

Christmas Card to Friends: An Origami Snow Globe video art paper origami holidays fantasy Christmas animation

It’s so rare that I encounter motion graphic work that I find compelling these days, I don’t think that has anything to do with the industry, it’s just my personal taste. This clip is really special though. Created by Stephen Fitzgerald and Nathan De Ceasar and set to the music of Grant Harold, Christmas Card to Friends was inspired by the accomplished origami works of Robert Lang, Stephen Weiss, Yusuke Muroya, Petr Stuchly, and Beth Johnson. It’s fun to see all that paper goodness in motion, breaking the constraints of a tiny glass snow globe.

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Line Drawings by Vasilj Godzh

Line Drawings by Vasilj Godzh people lines illustration faces

Line Drawings by Vasilj Godzh people lines illustration faces

Line Drawings by Vasilj Godzh people lines illustration faces

Line Drawings by Vasilj Godzh people lines illustration faces

Line Drawings by Vasilj Godzh people lines illustration faces

A number of exquisite line drawings by Russian illustrator Vasilj Godzh. See much more over on Behance.

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A Yoga Sand Sculpture and Time-Lapse Video

A Yoga Sand Sculpture and Time Lapse Video yoga video art timelapse sculpture sand

A Yoga Sand Sculpture and Time Lapse Video yoga video art timelapse sculpture sand

A Yoga Sand Sculpture and Time Lapse Video yoga video art timelapse sculpture sand

Similar to a camera capturing multiple exposures in a single image, artist Katie Grinnan created this sculptural time-lapse of her body moving through a daily yoga routine using sand, plastic, and enamel. The end result is representative of both time and form as each split second is layered onto the last creating what is both a singular figure and many. Ginnan describes this as an exploration of “peripersonal” space. “Mirage focuses on the concept of peripersonal space, the space that your body encompasses at its most extended point in every direction, which describes the body’s potential boundary.” Images courtesy Brennan and Griffin. If you like this, make sure you’re familiar with the works of Sukhi Barber and Paige Bradley.

Speaking of yoga and the passage of time, I found this time-lapse video of Meghan Currie’s yoga routine set to Philip Glass pretty enchanting if not completely exhausting. I knew certain poses required extreme flexibility and strength but this just seems like inhuman endurance. (via stellar)

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Ross Gilmore

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While going through the personal work of photographer Ross Gilmore, this image really stuck out. Hilariously creepy.

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Words Can Fly: A 3D Typographic Poster in Support of Fukushima, Japan

Words Can Fly: A 3D Typographic Poster in Support of Fukushima, Japan typography paper origami Japan birds

Words Can Fly: A 3D Typographic Poster in Support of Fukushima, Japan typography paper origami Japan birds

Words Can Fly: A 3D Typographic Poster in Support of Fukushima, Japan typography paper origami Japan birds

Words Can Fly: A 3D Typographic Poster in Support of Fukushima, Japan typography paper origami Japan birds

Words Can Fly: A 3D Typographic Poster in Support of Fukushima, Japan typography paper origami Japan birds

This beautiful typographic poster made of folded paper was designed and constructed by Montreal-based designers Kyosuke Nishida, Brian Li and Dominic Liu for the Words Can Fly A Thousand Miles Project. The piece shows a number of origami cranes bursting through the surface of carefully crafted type. Via their website:

This design was inspired by the Japanese traditional custom, Senbazuri, which means a group of a thousand origami cranes. It is customary to fold these cranes to wish someone luck. We wanted to pay tribute to this custom through the process of constructing the paper sculpture.

The words on the poster were inspired by the instant encouragement and consoling words that Japanese people were able to receive just after the tsunami and earthquakes hit Japan, through social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter.

The project is currently accepting financial donations and handwritten notes in an attempt to console and encourage people in Fukushima. You can read more and see some making of photos over on My Modern Met.

Nishida and Li were featured earlier this year on Colossal for their typographic Still Life Comes Alive installation.

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