Some of us have had access to news, some of us not. Some of us have been saturated with imagery of wreckage and some of us continue to live it in our daily lives. For me, the daily pre-occupation with gasoline and where the next tank will come from has given me great pause. I’m thinking of you all, hoping you are safe and warm.
Seth Casteel takes great and unpredictable photos of dogs. Check out this series shared by Polina. It is images of dog from underneath the water.
This photo and others like it are on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibit, Faking It, was reviewed in the NY Times on Friday. Long before the invention of Photoshop, artists like Man Ray were manipulating photographs to confuse reality with illusion.
The exhibit is on view through January.
Martin Wilson painstakingly shoots rolls of 35mm film in sequence so that when the strips are laid out in the contact sheet larger images appear. No cheating in Photoshop, if he makes a mistake, he starts over.
With nothing but a pencil, paper and lots and lots of talent, German artist Dirk Dzimirsky creates works of art that eerily mimic reality–so much so, it’s hard to believe you’re not staring at a photograph. Using photos for inspiration, Dzimirsky describes his technique as both “representational and lyrical, using marks like words and textured areas like paragraphs” to tell the whole story. Improvisation is an intrinsic part of his overall process, allowing him to fill in the blanks and capture the emotional essence of his subjects. For more of the artist’s work, please visit http://www.dzimirsky.com