The Volkswagen Beetle has one of the most iconic shapes in the automotive world. Its distinct bulbous form has been both admired and mocked since its introduction in the late 1930s… but few would deny the massive success of the little car. Recently Indonesian artist Ichwan Noor arrived at Art Basel Hong Kong with a sculpture that emphasizes the Beetles form to the extreme – a real 1953 Beetle transformed into a perfect sphere.
When you look at the morphed shape of the sculpture, it’s pretty hard to believe this was ever a road worthy car. The amount of metalwork is astounding, seeing the car’s features pushed and pulled to the extent that even small elements like the tail lights don’t protrude from the shape of the sphere. For photos: http://goo.gl/FdS0A
SILK from Susi Sie on Vimeo.
Title: Silk Directed & Produced: Susi Sie Music & Sound Design: David Kamp archive.davidkamp.de/
All scenes were filmed and have been edited with no additional computer animations.
железнодорожный вокзал. Москва тридцати лет
Foto prelevata dal web. All’epoca non ero ancora nato…
Cliccate sulla foto e troverete una ricca collezione di diverse aree degli Stati Uniti e non solo.
A colori, bellissime, scattate negli anni Trenta e Quaranta durante la crisi
La Farm Security Administration è un’agenzia federale statunitense fondata nel 1937 dal presidente Franklin Delano Roosevelt: il suo obiettivo era contrastare la notevole povertà nelle zone rurali degli Stati Uniti, aggravata in quegli anni dalla Grande Depressione. Tra i molti programmi che prevedeva e finanziava – soprattutto sussidi e aiuti ai contadini – ce n’erano alcuni volti a informare l’opinione pubblica sulla vita nelle campagne, e sono rimaste tutt’ora particolarmente famose le immagini che i suoi fotografi scattarono a questo scopo dal 1935 al 1944. ( questo articolo proviene dal Il Post http://goo.gl/qNCKn )
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Japanese art and photography collective RRRRRRRROLL first mesmerized us with their spinning gifs over 10 months ago and they’ve continued to create one hypnotizing animated image after another. Sharing about one to two images every week, the 5 creatives behind this eye-catching project have been skillfully conducting photo shoots of one woman exploring a world filled with rotations.
Whether the young woman in the ongoing series of gifs is spiraling in place or standing still amongst twirling objects, the project presents a beautiful image of isolated movement in each animated sequence. It uses both a calming color palette and serene atmospheres (indoors and outdoors) with a minimalist approach, making it especially inviting, visually. Be forewarned: a lot of time can escape you as you browse through the collective’s portfolio. It’s almost impossible not to surrender to the spiraling motion that beckons your unwavering gaze.
A selection of the artists’ works will be on display at Action Gallery in Milan on May 25th and in Naples on May 30th.
Situated in the southwestern part of Nagano Prefecture, this area was once a section of the old Nakasendo Highway, one of Japan’s historic transport arteries joining Kyoto with Edo (present-day Tokyo). Roughly following the Kiso River, the once-important post towns now form a well-preserved living museum of the Edo Period, with most modern facilities being hidden from sight.
This photo by Tak Iwayoshi ( link his all photo click image )
Belle fotografie del fotografo giapponese, di questa località, ben lontana dalla moderna Tokyo.
Non ho potuto fare a meno di pubblicarla. Troppo carina questa foto !!! http://goo.gl/0RIJ5