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The Invisible Man: Artist Liu Bolin Hides in Plain Sight

January 17, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Artist and camouflage extraordinaire Liu Bolin just opened a new exhibition at Galerie Paris-Beijing in Paris featuring a number of new works that depict the artist perfectly hidden amongst urban backdrops. Remarkably the effect is achieved without the use of special effects or Photoshop, rather Bolin is painstakingly painted head-to-toe by a group of assistants using photographs of the area behind him as a guide. “My intention was not to disappear in the environment but instead to let the environment take possession of me”, he says. Bolin’s intent is not to simply hide himself as an individual but suggests the works are statement regarding damage caused by economic and urban development. The show runs through March 10th. (via designboom)

 

 

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Photography

Something About these Objects is Not as it Seems: New Anamorphic Illusions by Brusspup

November 28, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Master of optical illusion Brusspup has a new video out today showing some really fun optical illusions using anamorphic projections. The trick is pretty simple: the photographs are skewed but then filmed at an angle where everything looks normal, but when the illusion is revealed it’s still pretty mind-bending. Brasspup also provided downloadable high resolution files of the Rubik’s cube, shoe, and tape so you can print them out on 8×11″ paper, trim, and try for yourself.

 

 



Art

The Flawed Symmetry of Prediction: A Time-Lapse of Optical Illusions in the American West

November 11, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Flawed Symmetry of Prediction is an outstanding short film by filmmaker Jeff Frost that defies categorization as it ventures into time lapse, street art, and even optical illusion. Via email Jeff tells me:

I roam the deserts of California and Utah looking for abandoned structures. When I find a room that I like, I paint large scale optical illusions on the inside of it. I record this process with time lapse photography. It took me over half a year and more than 40,000 high resolution still images to produce this film on my Canon 60D. Aside from painting supplies, the only other equipment I used was a borrowed tripod, and some pretty unconventional lighting. As post production goes, no graphics or CGI was used whatsoever.

The visuals are absolutely brilliant and the sound design is top notch as well. (via laughing squid)

 

 



Design

Black & White in Color: Visual Trickery from Eran Amir

October 9, 2012

Christopher Jobson

I’ll let this fun video from filmmaker Eran Amir speak for itself, suffice to say the entire thing was shot as you see here without any color correction, and here’s a making of to show how he did it. Amir previously shot a music video using 1,500 photographs held by 500 people around Israel.

 

 



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.

 

 



Illustration

3D Illusion Sketchbook Drawings by Nagai Hideyuki

June 26, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Playing with light, shadow, and perspective, Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki creates these stylized optical illusions using the entire spread of his sketchbooks. Once propped against a wall and viewed from the perfect angle his illustrations seem to leap off the page creating a visual effect similar to an MC Escher drawing. See many more examples on his website, Facebook, and deviantART.

 

 

 

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