Australian photographer Murray Fredericks isn’t afraid to venture into the vast unknown, often for long periods of time and in challenging environments. In his youth he spent significant time in the Himalayas and the deserts of the Middle East – wilderness that provided him with a basis for his approach as a photographer. In one of his latest series titled Topophilia, he traveled to Greenland six different times with his camping gear, large camera and supplies to access far out places. In this series, he sought to convey “an emotional experience of space.” [Read more…]
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My name is Ronit Baranga and I am a sculptor. In the following series of works, I sculpted human mouths and fingers emerging from tableware. The blurred border between the living and the still in these works is intriguing. It is…
sculptures of wood Lee Jae-Hyo
Lee Jae-Hyo famous Korean artist and sculptor. He was born in 1965 in Hapchen, Korea. Lee works primarily with wood, steel and stone, creating a sculpture with textures to which it’s tempting to touch.
And then it happened. I hit the perfect angle to photograph the Golden Gate Bridge, at the perfect lighting for the day. As the sun lowered, it focused all of its energy on the Golden Gate Bridge, and the bridge basque in the glow of the low setting sun. Everything was perfect.JEFFSETTER.COM Jeff and Amanda
More snow. Or as those of us who are in D.C. for cherry blossom season might imagine—a flurry of petals. For me though, the storybook quality of the boatman oaring up to this small shop in the backwaters of Dal Lake in India trumps seasonal fatigue.
Last week, I was trudging through a very slushy midtown when I happened to turn onto 47th Street…
…and walk past what has to be one of the strangest buildings in Manhattan:
A six-story office building, the facade of 15 East 47th Street is completely obscured by a wall of brass-colored rings:
Here’s a close-up. You can just see the outline of the building’s windows on the other side:
The rings go all the way to the roof…
…and are actually set at a slightly downward angle, perhaps for better visibility from the street. By my count, there are over 6,000.
Adding to the mystery, this is the entire ground floor facade:
Just a door with a number and some circles…
…and a nondescript buzzer. There was no answer when I buzzed, and I’m pretty sure the building is completely vacant.
As it turns out, the building at 15 E 47th Street was once the home of Algeria’s Permanent Mission to the United States. The building was purchased by the Algerian government in 1975 and renovations commenced, at which point I assume the current facade was added. Once completed, the Algerian government remained here until the early 2000s.
But what’s the story with the ringed facade? ReaderArchitecture Dilettante writes: “It’s a modern take on an Arabic mashrabiya, the carved wood lattice over a street-side window that gives shade and privacy while allowing air to circulate. They’re mostly used in urban areas.”
I noticed the property next door was also abandoned. Very curious if they’ll both disappear in the coming years. If anyone has any further information, be sure to share!
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Detailed Stencil Street Art by Jana & JSby Christopher Jobson on April 22, 2014
Jana & JS are a street art duo currently based in Austria who specialize in detailed stencil work, frequently depicting people with cameras or couples sharing intimate moments. Shown here are a few pieces from recent stops in the German countryside and Brookyln, see much more on their websiteand on Facebook. (via Hi-Fructose, StreetArtNews)
The Joy Of Storage / IKEA The Wonderful Everyday / TV Advert Full
Most people think that storage is dull but at IKEA we know the joy that good storage can bring you. A bookcase allows you to keep and re-visit all your favourite books. A stylish chest in the living room means that you won’t be surrounded by toys when you are trying to relax in the evening. And a well planned wardrobe will help you pick out clothes quickly in the morning, so you can have an extra 10 minutes in bed.
In this advert we focus on the joy that comes from giving the things you love a proper home. Our story follows a flock of much-loved T-Shirts as they go on an epic journey to find their home. After travelling across seas and mountains, they eventually come to rest in a beautiful IKEA PAX wardrobe.
T-Shirts Fly Through the Air Like a Flock of Birds in Imaginative British IKEA Ad The advert was shot by Dougal Wilson at Blink Productions.
These pictures were submitted to National Geographic’s Your Shot, and one photo of the sea otters (above) was published in National Geographic magazine. As he states, excitedly, “Dreams come true in a holiday season. I am little bit too old to believe in miracles… but my small picture of the otters was really published in Dec 2014 issue of National Geographic US, page 32. Many, many thanks to all my dear friends around the world for fantastic…
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Saint Petersburg, Russia
JUXTAPOZ // Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014
We aren’t even quite sure if what we should call these rotund (okay, fat) realistic sculptures by Mu Boyan because they are only realistic in a sense. They are like fat cartoon characters come to life in fine art sculpture form. And they are naked. In fact, back in 2012, when we first learned of the work, we called them “naked fat men, sometimes very big and sometimes flying through the air.” And still they are…