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Misty Traffic Lights in Germany Photographed by Lucas Zimmermann

December 22, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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I’m really enjoying this series of photos by photographer Lucas Zimmermann captured on a foggy night near Weimar, Germany. You can see more from the series over on Behance. (via Faith is Torment)

 

 



Art

New Multi-story Mural by RONE in Berlin‏

December 1, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Street artist RONE recently completed work on this great five-story mural on building facade at Nollendorfplatz in Berlin. The artist is known for straddling the line between beauty and decay by creating large-scale depictions of idealized portraits that appear perfectly composed at a distance, but a closer inspection reveals signs of deterioration and imperfection. You can see more photos of this piece over on photographer Henrik Haven’s Tumblr and see more work by RONE here. All photos courtesy Henrik Haven.

Update: According to Complex the face used in his latest piece is that of fashion model Teresa Oman as a part of Project M with Strychnin Gallery.

 

 



Art

A Monochromatic Farewell to a Condemned House in Germany

September 30, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Haus in Schwarz (House in Black) was a 2008 public art piece by artists Erik Sturm und Simon Jung (previously) in the city center of Möhringen, Germany. The piece was meant as a farewell to the building which was slated for demolition, with the matte black paint acting as a sort of final curtain to an exterior that had recently been used by numerous street artists, shown above. Does anyone know what occupies the space today?

Update: After demolition, the owner, art gallery manager Karin Abt-Straubinger built a new gallery (but the House in Black still haunts Google Maps). Thanks Gerhard.

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Photography

The Travel Photography of Lukas Kozmus

November 13, 2012

Christopher Jobson

While on a backpacking trip through India two years ago, 23-year-old student Lukas Kozmus realized how much he enjoyed using his tiny Sony camera to photograph the Ganges river, the Taj Mahal and other sights. After returning he quickly purchased a better DSLR and took it with him on treks to visit the Himalayas in Nepal, to Indonesia, and of course carried it around his native Berlin, all the while snapping the wonderfully dreamlike images you see here. I think this could be a bit more than a hobby, no? Lukas tells me he’s preparing for a trip to Morocco and I can’t wait to see what he brings back. You can see more of his work on Flickr.

 

 



Photography

Point of View

July 22, 2012

Christopher Jobson

I absolutely love the perspective in this pair of images by German photographer Christopher Hassler shot in a tunnel using a fisheye lens. See more of his work over on Facebook.

 

 



Art

Street Artist ‘Megx’ Creates Giant Lego Bridge in Germany

July 5, 2012

Christopher Jobson

In October of last year street artist Megx converted a bridge in Wuppertal, Germany into a giant Lego structure using colored panels that create the illusion of being the underside of Lego bricks. The bridge itself is part of the Wuppertal Bewegung e.V., an old train line that has been converted to a pedestrian and cycle path. How great is this? There’s been no shortage of giant toys and games in the streets lately. See much more on his website. Photos above courtesy Lukas Power and Rolf Dellenbusch. (via kastormag)

 

 



Art Photography

The Trashcam Project: German Garbage Men Convert Dumpsters into Pinhole Cameras

April 20, 2012

Christopher Jobson

A group of enterprising and rather creative garbage men out of Hamburg, Germany have blended work with artistic expression by converting dumpsters into giant pinhole cameras, dubbed the Trashcam Project. The method is pretty straightforward: by drilling a small hole on one side of the dumpster, an image is projected onto a giant sheet of photo paper suspended inside. Each shot takes about an hour to capture and its then developed in their special lab. See many more photos from the ongoing project here. (via petapixel, photojojo)

 

 

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