Photography

An Underwater Tree in Jiuzhaigou Valley

July 12, 2012

Christopher Jobson

A stunning photograph of a submerged tree taken by Flickr user Melinda while visiting the incredibly beautiful Jiuzhaigou Valley in China. She also runs a great blog with all kinds of beautiful landscape goodness, well worth a visit. (via fasels suppe)

 

 



Art

The Hand Cut Paper Art of Lisa Rodden

July 11, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Australian paper artist Lisa Rodden cuts, slices, and folds thick layers of white paper on top of acrylic painting that is occasionally accompanied with text. The small geometric cuts reveal windows of paint creating a strikingly precise interplay of color and shadow. You can see many more examples in her paper gallery, and if you’re in Sydney you can stop by Art2Muse gallery from August 8-21 to see it in person. (via yellowtrace)

 

 



Photography

Lean With It: People Photographed Leaning at Impossible Angles with Trees

July 10, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Chicago photographer Paul Octavious has just released a number of new photos as part of his Lean With It series, where he captures people bending (I suspect falling) in parallel with precariously angled trees. It’s almost more amazing that he’s able to find these trees in the first place, let alone timing such great shots. See much more on his website.

 

 



Art

The Affection of Urban Infrastructure on the Streets of Olsztyn, Poland

July 9, 2012

Christopher Jobson

It’s amazing how a few perfectly placed gestures, about 20 lines of black spray paint in this case, can completely transform two mundane boxes into something so fun. This particular piece is by Adam Łokuciejewski and Szymon Czarnowski. (via street art utopia)

 

 



Art

Leaf Paintings by Brad Kunkle

July 9, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Artist Brad Kunkle lives and works in New York where he paints these extraordinary, dreamlike scenes of women swathed and shrouded in layers of leaves. The leaves often form the backdrop of his images functioning as water, wind, blankets, earth or perhaps all of the above. Via Arcadia Fine Art:

Brad was searching for an unnatural quality in his paintings, and it was ironically discovered by reducing his processes to the elements of painting he felt came most natural to him. His minimal palette is inspired by the grisailles of early European masters and the haunting quality of antique photographs and daguerreotypes. “Grisaille has a mysterious quality to it, and that mysterious quality is also at times carried into the way I will treat an object or a dress. Sometimes I like to give just enough information for the viewer to finish the details of what they are seeing.”

Brad had his most recent solo show at Arcadia Fine Art back in April, and is currently working on a new body of work that will be shown at the LA Fine Art Show in 2013.

 

 



Photography

We Are Nature: New Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander

July 8, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Photographer Christoffer Relander (previously) just finished a new series of photographs titled We Are Nature using double and triple exposures that incredibly are all done in-camera with a Nikon D700. I love the direction his work is taking. See more on Behance.