Keith Lemley’s sculptural installation consists of concentric rings of white neon tubes the paths of which mimic the natural variation found in the logs at their center. Lemley creates a space for dialogue between nature and the machine by filling the gallery with artificial light that is delivered through seemingly organic forms. By combining the everyday occurrence of perceiving light with an unusual delivery method, Something and Nothing calls attention to “the phenomenology of sight, the physiology of perception, and the experience of being a living body in space.”
Photographer Rüdiger Nehmzow captured these photos of clouds four miles above the Earth through open airplane doors. The video does a pretty good job of showing how they did it, maybe skip ahead to 2:30 or so just before they take off. More of his incredible work here.
Generally when I encounter stereographic photos they all tend to look the same to me, or it seems like an overused effect applied at will to any image simply to make it “cool”. I genuinely feel that way about tilt-shift photos lately. However when I saw Josh Sommer‘s work today I knew immediately this was something different, something better. There’s a crispness and intensity to these photos, in that they appear to have been planned from the beginning instead of having an effect slapped on afterward. Much, much more over on his Flickr, including some stereographic animations and equirectangular panoramas. (via design boom)
It’s extremely rare I discover abstract artwork that fires the little synapses in my brain that cause my holy-shit-must-post-now reflex. I generally need something pretty concrete for my brain to lock onto: a face, a concept, or a process. The mixed media work of Gregory Euclide is a complete exception to the rule. Gregory fuses acrylic, biodegradable film, canvas, wood, eucalyptus, ferns, foam, moss, paper, pencil, photo transfer, sponge, and a multitude of other materials into miniature organic and urban landscapes, each object leading purposefully and delicately to the next. Wow. A couple thousand more images via Flickr. (via arrested motion)
Conservationist Kerri Wolter who manages the Vulture Conservation Program in Magaliesberg, South Africa gets the opportunity to paraglide with several thousand vultures. Really incredible camera work and breathtaking shots of birds I wouldn’t normally consider so beautiful or majestic. Head over to Vimeo for the HD version which is an order of magnitude more awesome.
One of my earliest memories in life is driving through the Texas hill country with my father to a bee supply store. I was maybe six and we’d spent the better part of a month constructing two beehives from scratch, painting them, nailing together frames, and wiring the wax sheets into place. On the way home it was my job to hold a small wooden box we’d just purchased that contained a queen bee and a few drones. At the store the man behind the counter said the queen could lay thousands of eggs in a day, a number I could hardly comprehend. So the entire hive, thousands of bees, gallons of honey, was all to come from this one tiny bee the size of a jelly bean. How awesome.
The photos above are taken by two guys in Vancouver who are keeping bees in the yard behind their home where it sounds like they may have been evicted. Curious if it was because of the bees? Many more photos on Behance, and their blog.