Photography

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Design Photography

Film Lamp by Davide Groppi

February 3, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Love the concept of this modular LED film light by Davide Groppi. Each individual unit containing 10 slides can be attached to another for a potentially unlimited stream of photos or colors. (via mocoloco)

 

 



Photography

Christian Stoll

February 2, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Photographed by Christian Stoll for Pricewaterhouse Coopers Magazine without the use of retouching. Just good old-fashioned anamorphic set design. (via lustik)

 

 



Photography

Maritime Incidents

February 2, 2011

Christopher Jobson

German photographer Heiko Schäfer captured these delicate yet haunting portraits of wooden boats used by African refugees trying to enter the EU illegally via the Mediterranean. (via pitch design union)

 

 



Photography

Congo Infrared

February 1, 2011

Christopher Jobson

What you’re looking is not the result of Photoshop. This incredible collection of photos entitled INFRA from Eastern Congo was shot by 30-year-old photographer Richard Mosse using discontinued Kodak Aerochrome film. Mosse chose this infrared film to intentionally subvert traditional photos taken from the region to help draw attention to an often overlooked conflict.

INFRA; examines the conflict in Eastern Congo using Kodak Aerochrome, a recently discontinued film that was originally developed for military reconnaissance. These extraordinary colors are not the result of Photoshop. The project seeks a new strategy to represent Congo’s intangible conflict. Mosse chose to use this infrared aerial surveillance film out of context in order to explore how photography represents a place like Congo, a place deeply buried beneath its past cultural representations, from Heart of Darkness to Tin Tin. Infrared light is invisible to the human eye, and so the work alludes metaphorically to the conflict’s lack of visibility in our global consciousness, as well as (paradoxically) this endless war’s over-saturation in the mass media. Color infrared film portrays the world in a pink palette which the photographer uses to subvert the ways in which Congo and the African continent are traditionally photographed. He deliberately wishes to break the generic rules in order to question how we see (or don’t see) this war.

(via black harbor — at the time of posting this, the site appears to be down)

 

 



Photography

Adam Voorhes

January 30, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Exploded objects by Austin-based photographer Adam Voorhes, who has an awesome bio. (via this isn’t happiness)

 

 



Art Photography

Five Orange Spheres

January 27, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Five Orange Spheres was an installation by artist Stuart Williams that consisted of five inflatable spheres each 6-feet in diameter that traveled the world for two and a half years in the 1980s. The above photos were taken in Cannon Beach, Oregon; in the moat around Chateau d’Azay-le-Rideau, France; Los Angeles; in Central Park NYC; Telegraph Hill in San Francisco; and an Alpine Village in Filisur, Switzerland. Previously.