A hilarious music video featuring crows with arms for D.C. band Fulton Lights, directed by Ninian Doff. (via your music today)
Over the past few months I’ve encountered a fair share of high-speed exploding balloon photos, some of which have found their way onto Colossal including the work of Edward Horsford and recently Ryan Taylor. However these magnificent captures by designer James Huse are something wholly different. The surface of these inverted balloon photos flare and whorl like solar flares on the Sun, and yet simultaneously appear cold and frozen, perhaps the result of Huse’s decision to use milk-filled balloons. The project, entitled An Abrupt End was completed as part of his final year at Kingston Upon Thames where he’s studying graphic design and photography. The rest of his work is also impeccable and snagged him a Best New Blood award at the 2011 D&AD Awards. Somebody should hire this guy and pay him lots and lots of money. (via creative review)
Posting will be regrettably light as I go have a birthday. Enjoy this boring cat while I’m away. (uncredited photo via mashkulture)
This weekend while looking through a couple dozen Russian art gallery web sites (isn’t that how you spend your weekend?) I discovered these truly surreal paintings by Moscow-based Konstantin Batynkov. I urge you to click on his works to view them larger, as it’s difficult to discern exactly what’s happening in the frenzied brush strokes of eaching painting. Helicopters and skydivers dot the sky like the black plumes of anti-aircraft fire, while dinosaurs and knights on horseback joust on the horizon. Flying submarines, hovering trains of semi-trailer trucks, everything quixotic and anarchistic all at once. Really amazing stuff. See more of his work here and especially here.
A killer stereographic photo of Chicago from above by Paul Octavious (previously).
Italian photographer Mario Zanaria has some striking contact sheets (nsfw) of his models. Amazing. (via paul octavious)
An epic new music video for California band Woodkid, directed by Yoann Lemoine. (via kastormag)
Devin Yalkin graduated with a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2010. See even more of his stuff on Flickr. (via street reverb)