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Photography

Reese's Cone of Shame

August 30, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Great photo by Portland-based designer Jed Heuer.

 

 



Photography

Rosemary Laing's Partially Constructed Building Embedded in the Australian Landscape

August 28, 2011

Christopher Jobson


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First off: yes, these are photographs, no Photoshop at work here. This set of five panoramic photographs by artist Rosemary Laing shows the framework of an inverted, partially-completed building (though at times the photographs themselves are inverted) embedded in the Australian landscape around Cooma, New South Wales. The series, entitled Leak, examines ‘the encroachment of suburban development and the socio-economic and environmental pressures on the Australian landscape’ and each photograph is named after characters in Patrick White’s novel The Twyborn Affair (ie. Jim, or Prowse). Read more over on Art Blat. Aside from my love for skewed and dramatic perspectives in photography, these images are tickling many wonderful parts of my brain right now. I can only imagine the larger impact of seeing these as they’re meant to be seen as enormous prints, framed in white on a gallery wall.

 

 



Photography

Vika Palatova

August 25, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A great capture from Moscow-based photographer Vika Palatova.

 

 



Art Photography

Seung Hoon Park's Woven Photography

August 25, 2011

Christopher Jobson


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New works from South Korean photographer Seung Hoon Park as part of his ongoing series TEXTUS. Park uses a process to overlay or weave together film strips, however this appears to be a single print, so I’m unsure of how he’s making these. My assumption is that it’s not digital, but I could be wrong. Anybody venture a guess of how these are made? See more of his work at Sarah Lee Artworks

 

 



Photography

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.

 

 



Photography

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)