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Daniel Crooks: Static No. 12

August 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

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Production still from Static No. 12 (Seek Stillness in Movement), courtesy Anna Schwartz Gallery.

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Production still from Static No. 12 (Seek Stillness in Movement), courtesy Anna Schwartz Gallery.

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Production still from Static No. 12 (Seek Stillness in Movement), courtesy Anna Schwartz Gallery.

Static No. 12 (Seek Stillness in Movement) is a video piece by Australian artist Daniel Crooks who filmed a man performing tai chi using a form of slit-scan photography. The video itself is unavailable for embedding here, however you can watch it in its entirety here.

 

 



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Glass Beach

August 22, 2011

Christopher Jobson

File this under I had no idea this existed. During the early 20th century residents of Fort Bragg, California chose to dispose of their waste by hurling it off the cliffs above a beach. No object was too toxic or too large as household appliances, automobiles, and all matter of trash were tossed into the crashing waves below, eventually earning it the name The Dumps. In 1967 the North Coast Water Quality Board closed the area completely and initiated a series of cleanups to slowly reverse decades of pollution and environmental damage. But there was one thing too costly (or perhaps impossible) to tackle: the millions of tiny glass shards churning in the surf. Over time the unrelenting ocean waves have, in a sense, cleansed the beach, turning the sand into a sparkling, multicolored bed of smooth glass stones now known as Glass Beach. The beach is now an unofficial tourist attraction and the California State Park System has gone so far as purchasing the property and incorporating it into surrounding MacKerricher State Park. (images courtesy digggs, matthew high, meganpru, lee rentz and linked to sources. via kuriositas)

 

 



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Mossy Beetle

August 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Photographer Paul McGee snapped a shot of this awesome VM Beetle encased in moss at the Belladrum music festival in Scotland last week.

 

 



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How to do levitation photography

August 19, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A helpful tutorial showing how to make levitation photographs. It involves lots of jumping and cursing, so you know. (via flickr)

 

 



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Light Illustrations by Darren Pearson

August 19, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I have probably seen hundreds of photographs made using in-camera lighting effects, some with simple shapes to typography, and even television ads. However this series of animal and dinosaur skeletons from San Diego-based photographer Darren Pearson seem to be on a wholly different level. I have no idea how he can make something so complex in a single photograph.

 

 

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