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The Balloon Hat Experience

September 21, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Since 2008 balloon artist Addi Somekh and photographer Charlie Eckert have traveled to 34 countries and shot over 10,000 photographs of people wearing balloon hats. After focusing more on balloon twisting than homework in college Somekh began working professionally as a balloon artist, charging wealthy executives up to $150 an hour to make elaborate balloon hats. He also donated the same skill to shelters for battered women and their children where he realized something: both groups, the rich and the poor, were laughing and enjoying his work in the same way. He had struck upon a democratic, neutralizing and powerful force of entertainment and enrichment, and he hatched a plan with his friend Charles to bring that gift to thousands of people across the world. Learn more on their website (flash). Thanks Stephanie for your submission to the Colossal curatorial contest!

 

 



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Andreas Smaaland

September 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Another wonderful discovery from the Colossal curatorial contest, the photography of Andreas Smaaland whose stark imagery is unlike anything I’ve see before. Thanks to Hilde for the submission!

 

 



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Anamorphic Tape Projection by Doyle Partners

September 19, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Artist Stephen Doyle of Doyle Partners (of paper sculpture fame) just completed this excellent anamorphic projection for the New York Times magazine using blue tape. The project involved taping the various words of traits being taught at KIPP Infinity middle school in Manhattan, of which “grit” is one. The photo is great and I also enjoyed the making-of video showing just how it’s done. (via quipsologies)

Update: Zest!

 

 



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Stephan Geyer

September 18, 2011

Christopher Jobson

In awe of this shot by photographer Stephan Geyer who currently lives and works out of Dubai. More work on Flickr.

 

 



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High Speed Destruction

September 13, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Photographer Alan Sailer spends an inordinate amount of time photographing objects meeting a violent demise by means of high speed projectiles, high voltage explosions, and sometimes just hurling things at a wall. I love the other-worldly appearance some of the objects take on, especially the pear that appears to be liquifiying from the inside out. There are thousands of photos in his Flickr stream, the above are some of his most recent, and here are some of his favorites.

 

 



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Frostbite

September 11, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Incredibly beautiful capture of a frozen statue. Spent twenty minutes trying to find the photographer with no luck. Anyone? (via fasels suppe)

Update: It’s by photographer Miika Järvinen, as part of this series. Unfortunately there’s not an easy way to browse it, but if you like barren icescapes, there’s some real gems. (thnx, william!)