Light Stencils Commemorate Victims of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake

Light Stencils Commemorate Victims of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake street art stencils night New Zealand memorial long exposure light

Light Stencils Commemorate Victims of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake street art stencils night New Zealand memorial long exposure light

Light Stencils Commemorate Victims of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake street art stencils night New Zealand memorial long exposure light

Light Stencils Commemorate Victims of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake street art stencils night New Zealand memorial long exposure light

Light Stencils Commemorate Victims of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake street art stencils night New Zealand memorial long exposure light

Light Stencils Commemorate Victims of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake street art stencils night New Zealand memorial long exposure light

The 2011 Christchurch earthquake was the largest natural disaster in New Zealand’s history, claiming the lives of 181 people and leaving behind nearly $30 billion in rebuilding costs. Touched by the events of that February day, photographer Fabrice Wittner set out to confront the destruction the best way he knew how: by making art. His Enlightened Souls project utilizes large, human-sized stencils that are painted with light during long exposures, creating thin portraits that appear almost like holograms. Many more images and process shots can be seen here. Images courtesy the artist. (via behance)

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Gehard Demetz

Gehard Demetz wood sculpture interview body

Gehard Demetz wood sculpture interview body

Gehard Demetz wood sculpture interview body

Hi-Fructose has a brief interview with artist Gehard Demetz as well as several exquisite photos of new work. Demetz carves almost lifelike wood sculptures of children that appear riddled with gaps and are often impacted with objects. The artist currently has work at the Venice Biennale through December 8th.

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Serpentine: Beautiful Portraits of the World’s Most Deadly Snakes

Serpentine: Beautiful Portraits of the Worlds Most Deadly Snakes travel snakes documentary biology animals

Serpentine: Beautiful Portraits of the Worlds Most Deadly Snakes travel snakes documentary biology animals

Serpentine: Beautiful Portraits of the Worlds Most Deadly Snakes travel snakes documentary biology animals

Serpentine: Beautiful Portraits of the Worlds Most Deadly Snakes travel snakes documentary biology animals

Serpentine: Beautiful Portraits of the Worlds Most Deadly Snakes travel snakes documentary biology animals

Serpentine: Beautiful Portraits of the Worlds Most Deadly Snakes travel snakes documentary biology animals

For the past year LA-based photographer Mark Laita has been traveling to various locations around the U.S. and Central America photographing some of the world’s most deadliest snakes, a series entitled Serpentine. Of the project he says:

The sensual attractiveness of snakes, which coexists with their threatening, unpredictable and mysterious nature is truly unique. This dichotomy, in which their beauty seems to be heightened by their danger, and vice-versa, is what I find so fascinating. Add to these contradictions the rich symbolism of serpents and you have a wonderfully compelling subject.

Laita works with collectors, breeders, zoos, and even anti-venom labs who let him photograph their snake collections. But as you can imagine snake handling can be dangerous work. Just last week on a photo shoot in Costa Rica, he tangoed with a Black Mambo (last photo), the longest venomous snake in Africa that can grow up to 14 feet long. So what kind of risk did you take at work today?

See also his beautiful if somewhat heartbreaking catalog of ornithological specimens entitled Amaranthine, and some exquisite images of sea life. All images courtesy the artist. (via feature shoot)

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Flickr Finds No. 8

Flickr Finds No. 8 flickr finds compilation
Andreas Hagman

Flickr Finds No. 8 flickr finds compilation
Anna Jay

Flickr Finds No. 8 flickr finds compilation
Chris of Arabia

Flickr Finds No. 8 flickr finds compilation
Cristina

Flickr Finds No. 8 flickr finds compilation
David Montes

Flickr Finds No. 8 flickr finds compilation
Benoit Paillé

Flickr Finds No. 8 flickr finds compilation
David Talley

Some of the best shots I encountered on Flickr the past two weeks. Every image linked to its source. See past Flickr Finds.

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Digital Art by Adam Martinakis

Digital Art by Adam Martinakis drawing digital body 3d

Digital Art by Adam Martinakis drawing digital body 3d

Digital Art by Adam Martinakis drawing digital body 3d

Another rarity on Colossal, digital art. These pieces by Adam Martinakis are definitely worth your time.

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Death of the Cassette

Death of the Cassette sculpture posters and prints casettes anatomy

A new print by Ali Gulec. (via davis is going to die)

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Address is Approximate: A Google Street View Stop Motion Animation

Address is Approximate: A Google Street View Stop Motion Animation video art stop motion social Google animation

Address is Approximate is a fun animated short using stop motion animation and stills from Google Street View by UK filmmaker Tom Jenkins. Music by one of my favorites, Cinematic Orchestra. (via vimeo)

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