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Art

Jiang Pengyi's Miniature Decaying Urban Landscapes

September 12, 2011

Christopher Jobson


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When checking out the Blindspot Gallery site I almost skipped right over these photographs by Jiang Pengyi thinking they were nothing more than ruin porn, but a closer glance revealed something quite different. Amongst the filthy detritus in Pengyi’s photographs, entire miniature cities emerge from the shadows, as if the evolution of cockroaches had dramatically accelerated resulting in the construction of bug-sized skyscrapers and transit systems. Though the photos aren’t meant as commentary on wildlife, but rather the excessive urbanization, redevelopment and demolition in the city of Beijing. Many more images here.

 

 



Photography

China in a Mirror

July 26, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I’m loving the symmetry created in these mirror photographs of urban China by Austrian designer and photographer Atelier Olschinsky. See the entire series here, and his recently published illustrations entitled Game Zone are pretty mind-blowing as well.

 

 



Design

Floating Chicago

May 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Using time-lapse footage of the Chicago skyline shot over several years Craig Shimala (previously) has created another one of his superb mirrored videos. It’s fascinating how this simple editing trick turns the cold city skyline into a hovering, monolithic spacecraft.

 

 

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Sailing Ship Kite