The Olympus PEN camera is a revolutionary camera with a boat load of options too long to even list. The cool thing about the camera is that it is small enough to categorize as portbale but powerful enough to take the place of an HD studio camera. I recently actually saw the television commercial for it and the commercial was actually shot using the camera which is pretty amazing when you think a portable digital camera was usued instead of massive hollywood-esque type equipment. Here are two examples of the Olympus PEN in action.
This is the first PEN Story in stop motion. We shot 60.000 pictures, developed 9.600 prints and shot over 1.800 pictures again. No post production!
Here are some 3D murals painted on the sides of buildings By Trompe Loeil (trick-of-the- eye) artist John Pugh. It is amazing how he can transform a plain flat wall, into an amazing 3D popping image.
Taylor Hall, California State University, Chico , California . The Doric-style columns are actually nothing but paint.
You may not recognize the name but you have likely seen the work. Phillip Toledano has published several influential projects to critical acclaim. His ‘Days with my Father‘ photojournal is deeply personal and incredibly moving; while his portraits of Phone Sex Operators offers a glimpse into another world. In this series, titled Hope & Fear, from 2004, Phillip offers the following: Hope & Fear is the external manifestation of internal desires and paranoia that are adrift in contemporary American society. What are we afraid of? What do we love? How does our society function, and what does it worship? In other words his work is f*ckin crazy. (All costumes are real)
So this Sunday is the big Lost finale, which means the end of the awesomeness it has provided for all of us for the past 6 seasons. We are sad to see it end but we are pretty pumped for the 5 hour celebration we are going to get come Sunday. If you are a Lost fan here are a bunch of fun stuff to keep you in check while your waiting for the big day. First we will start you with some great recipes you can cook up for your Lost party, all big hits.
Check out the wall at http://www.work-club.com/blackboard Every single line ever written on the Springfield Elementary School blackboard! 2 days, 20 white markers, 288 lines and 7,697 characters.
Harvard and University of Tokyo students Hiroto Tanaka and Isao Shimoyama created an artificial butterfly to try and understand the bio-mechanics of butterfly flight. (wired.com). It’s said the chaotic unpredictable flight of a butterfly is to avoid predators. When I watch a butterfly it doesn’t seem chaotic to look at but more captivating than anything else. If you are super high watch this video on repeat.
If you have been keeping up with Banksy, you know his art has recently been spotted around the US, and it has finally shown up in NYC. To be honest, thats all we really care about. Detroit? Where? Since Banksy is one of our favorite artists, we tend to follow his moves pretty close, so when his art started getting bombed around NYC, we took instant notice. Earlier in the week, we let you know that Poster Boy had just been sent to the slammer for his subway art, but his street team of followers have taken to repping their leader and letting Banksy know that this is New York, and its their turf. Its going to be interesting to see how this all plays out, but my bet is that this is just the start of something great and something that used to be the stapple of artist competition.
An amazingly cool short movie by Patrick Jean involving lots and lots of pixels on a rampage through NYC. My favorite part is probably when Donkey Kong rolls in and just starts chucking barrels destroying everything in their path, pretty rad stuff.
Is beauty only skin deep? Momma always said, ‘It’s what inside that counts’. Insert cliche about ’seeing things for what they are’ here. Read as deeply as you want. At the very least, artist Nick Veasey takes stunning X-ray photographs of the mundane, the gigantic, and naturally, of nature. Below you will find a small collection of his work which you can also check his website out here for more. It all started as explained by Nick Veasey himself, “My girlfriend’s father used to be a lorry driver,” explains Nick with a mischievous smile. “At one time he drove a lorry for a couple of days which contained thousands of cans of Pepsi, one of which had a ring-pull prize worth £100,000. “I thought I’d try a scam. I decided to hire an x-ray machine from a local hospital to find the winning can. I never did find it, but it sparked off the ideas for the career I have today.” (Click on images to enlarge)
Just when you thought you were done hearing about the eruption of Mount Impossible-to-Pronounce — I mean, Eyjafjallajökull — in Iceland, there’s a new reason to revisit it. Photographer Sean Stiegemeier wasn’t impressed by the quality of the photos coming out of the eruption, so he went there himself and took some mind-blowing time-lapse shots. The result is a seriously impressive time-lapse video of the volcano that will seriously flabbergast you. Although Sean missed the main eruption, with lightning and lava, he managed to get some of the best shots I’ve seen of the smoking volcano and the surrounding area.