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Photography

Surreal Macro Photographs of Insects

February 3, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Malaysian photographer Lee Peiling lives and works in Tanzania where she picked up a camera for the first time just three years ago. Among her quickly growing body of work are these macro photographs of insects that look almost like paintings due to her use of a focus technique known as bokeh. If you like these, definitely check out more of her Small World series.

 

 



Photography

High Speed Liquid and Bubble Photographs by Heinz Maier

October 27, 2011

Christopher Jobson

It never ceases to amaze me: just when I think I’ve seen every possible permutation of an artform or technique—be it figurative sculpture, stop motion animation, or in this case, high speed photography—somebody comes along and manages to do something radically different. German photographer Heinz Maier says that he began taking photographs less than a year ago in late 2010. He claims to not know what direction he’s heading in just yet, right now he’s experimenting with macro photography, mostly insects, animals, and these delicate high speed water droplets. Personally, I think he’s found a great direction. There are so many things happening here to make these photographs simply outstanding: the lighting, the colors, the occasional use of symmetry in the reflection of water, let alone the skill of knowing how to use the camera itself. It’s hard to believe these aren’t digital. See much more of his work here.

 

 



Science

Compressed 2: Pulsating Magnetic Ferro Fluids and Soap Bubbles

August 29, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Filmmaker Kim Pimmel (previously) has just posted another one of his magnetic short films that he calls “analog generative experiments”. In this new video he combined dish soap bubbles with exotic ferrofluid liquid and filmed it with a macro lens to create some astonishing, pulsating effects. I can hardly believe this isn’t digital. Wow. (thnx, kim!)

 

 



Photography

Translucent Ants Photographed Eating Colored Liquids

August 6, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Scientist Mohamed Babu from Mysore, India captured beautiful photos of these translucent ants eating a specially colored liquid sugar. Some of the ants would even move between the food resulting in new color combinations in their stomachs. Read more over on the Daily Mail. (via notcot)

 

 



Photography

Life Through a Marble

January 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This last August before a trip to Alaska a 16-year-old from New Jersey who goes by the Flickr name Cabe26 decided he wanted to pick up photography. The tiny worlds above, flipped, magnified and skewed through tiny glass marbles are among his very first photographs. Here’s a quote from an interview with Short List:

“I realised I could innovate the idea using a much smaller piece of glass and using new techniques, strategies and compostions,” he explained. “I realised I had hit on something when I took the first picture. Before even processing it I realised the idea worked out perfectly. The focus was superb, the composition was right on, and it was eye-catching.”

Cabe26, please don’t ever put that camera down. (via short list)

 

 



Art Photography

Disastro Ecologico: Gorgeous desktop wallpapers by Alberto Seveso

December 30, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Six stunning desktop wallpapers by Italian illustrator and graphic designer Alberto Seveso available for download here. The images were created by taking high-speed photographs of ink mixing with water. These are the only desktops I will use for the rest of my life. (via behance)

 

 

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