8.26.2010

Anamorphosis




Anamorphosis is a technique used by Felice Varini, also known as Multi-Surface Perspective Images. Its the process of creating a whole image or symbol that becomes clear and cohesive from a certain viewing perspective, and a jumbled mess of fragments from any other vantage point. Varini is the master at this, and has accumulated an extensive collection of work starting from the late 1970's. He has done pieces in small areas to cityscapes. He challenges us to look at the space around us differently.






Varini's website features photos of alternative views of his works, so you can see how they actually look, in situ, but that sort of spoils the fun of looking at them from the intended POV. If you want to explore more of his work, click here

8.10.2010

Bird's Eye

I love the work done by German photographer Stephan Zirwes. Part of their beauty is that they are shot directly downward. The other part is the subjects of the photos. Stephan shoots football fields, airfields, industrial complexes, construction zones, leisure areas, and competitions in progress. Take a break from the everyday — and see the world from 10,000 feet.


8.09.2010

SYNESTHESIA

Surreal masterpiece by Terri Timely


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8.08.2010

The Other World

New York based mysticism photographer Alison Scarpulla just might be the perfect artist for that other side of us who believes that this world is more than what it seems. She manages to depict a place in time that let's our imaginations run wild while being partly creeped out, in a good way. By using under exposed images, double exposures and finding the perfect light, her cosmic psychedelic imagery lends well to it's old-timey, painterly vibe that allows us all to look into the "otherworld".

8.01.2010

Maya Hayuk

Here is one of those artists where I would love to give her a blank wall in my apartment and tell her to go to town. I am completely in love with everything she creates. The colors, the mood, the style all brings a sense of excitement to anything she does. Hayuk's paintings, prints, drawings and photographs range from mockeries of idealized social rituals such as hot tubbing or undressing, to transcendent portrayals of geometries giving way to nature. “My biggest influence is love,” Hayuk says. She was raised by Ukrainian immigrant parents in a Wonderbread suburb of Baltimore, converting to punk rock at an early age. 



More @ www.mayahayuk.com

Blissful

Every now and then, there comes along an album that is so ridiculously good that you just want to play it over and over so that it doesn't get out of your head. Such was my experience with the Morning Benders album Big Echo. The album's leading track "excuses" is a retro step back in time and its genius how the instrumentation builds up throughout the song. And because that can't be enough, the whole thing is actually a big tribute to the one and only Phil Spector.
In honor of a pre-murderous Phil Spector, The Morning Benders perform their song "Excuses" with a choir of their friends. It's just that their friends all happen to be a who's who of the San Fran music scene. Together they call themselves the' Big Echo Orchestra'. Basically your ears will be in heaven for the next six minutes. Enjoy!