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Mark Mawson: Aqueous Fluoreau

December 6, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Photographer Mark Mawson has published a wonderful series of fourteen new underwater ink photographs entitled Aqueous Fluoreau. The images are stunning not only for their vibrant colors but their almost sculptural appearance. His previous projects from the same family, Aqueous and Aqueous II are also incredible and worth your time. If you liked this, also check out the work of Alberto Seveso. (via behance)

 

 



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.

 

 



Art

Metalmorphosis Mirror Fountain by David Černý

October 21, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Metalmorphosis is a mirrored water fountain by Czech sculptor David Černý that was constructed at the Whitehall Technology Park in Charlotte, NC. The 14-ton sculpture is made from massive stainless steel layers that rotate 360 degrees and occasionally align to create a massive head. It even has it’s own live webcam. See many more images here.

 

 



Art

The Tropism Well

September 15, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Tropism Well by UK-based Poietic Studio is a modernized take on the water fountain. Sensing the approach of an individual the well begins to lean automatically as water is pumped into the stem, pouring enough water to fill a glass. The motion of the fountain is really quite elegant and certainly puts a twist on a common functional object. Via their website:

Through the synthesis of nature and technology, these structures explore the relationships we have with objects and spaces that surround us on a daily basis. The simple gestural connection creates a stimulating and symbolic moment. The Tropism Well uses natural laws of physics to function. Once it has seen you, the gentle bowing motion is created simply by moving water up and down the stem.

The catch is one would need a drinking vessel to successfully get a drink, so we might not see these on every street corner soon. However, I for one welcome our new water pouring overlords.

 

 



Art Photography

Felix von der Weppen

September 1, 2011

Christopher Jobson

German artist Felix von der Weppen just posted these striking images from a work in progress. Can’t wait to see where he goes with this. If you haven’t seen his birth sculpture that involves an exploding ostrich egg lit from the inside, you should definitely check it out. (via behance)

 

 



Photography

Joeri Bosma

August 12, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This shot from photographer Joeri Bosma caught my eye. He’s based out of the Netherlands and his work reminds me somewhat of Nicholas Max and Egor Shapovalov.

 

 

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