Not everything is what it seems to be, and Chema Madoz (Madrid 1958) ensures it’s evidence. Hidden among daily things arises new worlds. New dimensions led by metaphor alters the perception of an immediate reality. The absurd, the paradox, the humor – why not the wittiness – are to be found at the photographers studio. The idea commences it’s process of superiority of the object and establishes a given discontext. The irony with which madoz assaults recognizible objects creates a relationship with viewers that leads to paths of a parallel universe.
You know those movie scenes where the recently deceased turns up at the Pearly Gates in Heaven, clouds misting, dressed in white, met by St Peter, harps playing, big gates swinging open? This is what is on the other side of those gates when the clouds divide. Noosa in Queensland at its outrageous Noosa holiday house best. All that is needed to enjoy this house is a colourful bikini and a killer body and lots of ice for the drinks. Maybe I get a killer body when I die. Link for the sale listing here while it lasts.
Before the beginning of era of computers with their powerful computing capabilities and multiple means for sound and graphics processing, artists mostly used traditional materials to create their masterpieces: ink, chalk, oils, and natural pigments. Computers offered artists an absolutely new way to create pictures – using computer tools only or combining traditional painting techniques with digital processing, modern artists can create amazing pictures, surprising the audience with incredible mix of colors and fantastic visual effects. In such cases, where visual art traditions meet technological innovations, we talk about the digital art. There are many examples of modern digital art in the following gallery – pay your attention to the works by Ruben Ireland, Ian Francis, Nady Gepp and you’ll definitely grasp the meaning of digital art.
Corona Beer: Your sister by JWT Read the rest of “Daily Inspirations no. 146” »
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This wall calendar gives new meaning to “Downward Facing Dog”. The Yoga Dogs 2010 calendar hosts a year full of images showing popular dog breeds positioned in classic yoga postures with the help of digital technology. These reworked dog portraits will bend your mind and delight you.
Desert life… Yes, no matter how ironically or impossible it may sound – there is life in deserts. Furthermore, the diversity of desert life may impress, astonish and inspire – and all at the same time. Deserts may seem dead for people who have never seen them before, but it is only an optic illusion. Once you tune your vision, a desert will show you an amazing world: interesting, very special, and, definitely, full of life. Of course, desert life differs from that of a crowded city, rainforest, or savannah – it is silent, slow, calm, secret, almost invisible, and often shocking, but still it does exist. Even the desert itself lives, increasing its dominion meter by meter…
Deadvlei by Oleg Domalega Read the rest of “Desert Life – Mirages or Reality” »
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The Russian Hill Residence was designed by John Maniscalco Architecture and is located in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood.
Within our today’s set of 33 inspirational images we want to share with our readers the excitement and admiration with a particular type of art, where a human face is a canvas, mascara and lipstick are the tools, and artist’s imagination is the key source of creative inspiration. The photographs by Viktoria Stutz, Denise and Ulf Krentz, presented in this showcase amongst other visual works, make it pretty clear that makeup is art, just like painting, photographing, or sculpture is. It has all the features of creative art – unusual and conceptual approach, purpose, belonging to the spiritual rather than practical realm, and uniqueness of idea realization through colors, shapes, and textures.
Photo by Zorik Istomin Read the rest of “Daily Inspirations no. 145” »
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Heather McClintock is a documentary photographer based in Los Angeles, New York, and Boone, NC. Raised on a dairy farm in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, Heather McClintock relocated to NYC to pursue her personal journey through work in prestigious commercial studios. Her Uganda work has garnered several awards and recognition, including most recently being selected for the prestigious Eddie Adam’s Barnstorm Workshop, awarded an artist’s sponsorship by Blue Earth Alliance and receiving the 2006 Center for Photographic Art Artist Project Award. Her work has been exhibited internationally, is included in the collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and several private collections, and is on permanent exhibition at the United Nations Secretariat Building in New York.
Just like Bora Bora, the Maldives is another tropical paradise that feels like a fantasy world. Hundreds of lush islands, lined with the whitest sandy beaches, and surrounded by the bluest of water; the Malvides is a slice of heaven. Check out the beautiful photographs below along with information on the world’s lowest country with the ‘lowest high point’ in the world. Enjoy!
Whether you are a professional web designer or a newbie, trying to master the intricacies of CSS, PHP, web safe fonts, color codes, and other essential elements of web developing , from time to time you do need some reference materials or quick tips either to learn something quickly or just to refresh the information in your head. Cheat sheets offer an easy and efficient way not only for a student to get ready and pass an exam successfully, but it is also a great way for a web designer to make his or her (we respect both genders equally) work more efficient, easier, and richer in terms of practical knowledge. Besides, some people just love to decorate their work places with multiple tables and graphs to create the inspiring atmosphere :-) and, maybe, even to impress the higher-ups a little, demonstrating true passion to the professional duties. Hence, we decided to devote a separate article on Cruzine to all kinds of useful cheat sheets for web designers. HTML tags, CSS elements, Photoshop shortcuts, web safe fonts and color code charts – we have dug all over the Internet to find the most useful, up-to-date, and informative cheat sheets for web designers.
Black Wallpapers have always been the best source of inspiration for me. Even when we talk about photography, black and white photographs always have a soft corner when compared to any other photographs. The way the black wallpapers are given treatment in photoshop gives a new dimension to it.
Man’s best friend set of photos – AIRBORNE :)
The word “Android” entered the vocabulary of the English language many centuries ago. With the original meaning of “human-like robots”, androids were widely popularized by the science fiction writers and television (remember droids from the Star Wars?). It may be an unexpected surprise, but the earliest bibliographic records about androids date back to the 13th century and they are connected with the name of a great scientist and Doctor of Religion Albertus Magnus, who, as some sources claim, created the first androids. Six centuries later, the word “android” appeared in the US patents, referring to the small human-like toy machines. And only three years ago, at the end of 2008, a new association with the word “Android” appeared. Developed by Android Inc (later purchased by Google), today Android is commonly associated with the world’s best-selling mobile operating system.
Based in Ukraine, Tania Shcheglova and Roman Noven are two photographers who have been experimenting with low quality cameras since their perhaps not-so-innocent youth. From frozen lakes to empty theatre stages across Eastern Europe, the duo have snapped haunting images of the surroundings available to them, often emanating a dark or eerie mood.
Automotive photographer based in Göteborg, Sweden. Here is our showcase from his automotive photography.
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