gtav

Virtual Art

0_0-1

And I’m back! Been away from the keyboard for a while. But I’m back with more photography from artists around the globe.

As a fun experiment I started a tumblr page for a photography project. Just started it. On this page I will try to explore the photographic beauty of a very popular virtual world. Namely the Grand Theft Auto 5 universe. In this fast and fun game one can take pictures of this beautifully crafted world. Let’s try to connect the real world with this virtual world by bringing some of my photographs to your screen. Still kinda virtual but still…

Got to the Tumblr page by clicking the following link: GTA 5 Photography

0_0-2 0_0-3 0_0-4 0_0-5 0_0-6 0_0-7 0_0-8 0_0-9 0_0-10 0_0-11 0_0-12 0_0-13 0_0-14 0_0-15 0_0-16 0_0-17 0_0-18 0_0 GTA_portrait01

Read More

Schermafbeelding 2013-03-22 om 13.46.40

The Center of the Universe by Jim Vecchi

Schermafbeelding 2013-03-22 om 13.46.40

This photo series by Jim Vecchi is breaking the rules of composition; placing the subject dead center. But in many cases in art, breaking laws provokes and creates an interesting piece of  attention grabbing art. This series is called The Center of the Universe. He created this series as a memory of the hours he spent looking at everything. As a child he simply spent hours inspecting ordinary objects, such as poles, columns, wires. The focus was entirely on the subject. The surrounding landscapes would blur and melt away in color and motion. So all and all he tried to recapture that magic feeling he had inspecting things as a child. A wonderful and colorful series. That really captures the imagination and make you look at something you’d ordinarily don’t pay much attention to. And on top of that it makes you look at the unsharp worlds created behind the subject. Abstractions of real life.

Jim Vecchi’s website: www.jimvecchi.com

Read More

The-Highlight-Gallery-in-San-Francisco-presents-dis-location-by-Filip-Dujardin-yatzer-8

Absurd Structures by Filip Dujardin

The-Highlight-Gallery-in-San-Francisco-presents-dis-location-by-Filip-Dujardin-yatzer-8

If you still think photography has something to do with depicting reality, you really should look at Filip Dujardin’s project (Dis)location. In this series he explores the concept of absurd structures. We all know that models in magazines are manipulated to become more suiting and perfect. Well Filip manages to become an architect who is not bothered by laws, both building as physics. Perhaps he got bored photographing buildings which seem too normal, being an architectural photographer.

In the series he used photographs of buildings in Deauville, France and Guimaraes, Portugal. These photo manipulations are almost an homage to surrealism. And have a strong link to certain types of architecture. The color and softness in the photographs makes that surreal feeling even stronger. This could well have been buildings designed by Disney’s Pixar.

Filip Dujardin’s website: www.filipdujardin.be

EDIT: The main picture and the first and third ones below the article are not from (dis)location but from his previous series, Fictions. You can find more information on Highlight Gallery’s page http://highlightgallery.com/ex… The exhibition will be on until March 29 at Highlight in San Francisco.

Read More

5

Dark and Intimidating by Jonathan Andrew

5

Photographer Jonathan Andrew set out to photograph some of the concrete residues of World War II. Bunkers. These bunkers are scattered around the Netherlands and other places in Europe. His long exposure photos deliver an impact that somehow suits the time period in which the bunkers where used. Dark and intimidating. Almost like the feeling one would have when being at war. A great reminder that Europe has been free of war for almost 70 years. If you look around in the world at other continents, one can’t say the same. Let use Jonathan’s work as a reminder and as an inspiration for great photography.

Jonathan Andrew’s website: www.jonathanandrewphotography.com

 

Read More

cerealism-03

Foodscapes

Landscape photography is a wonderful way of sharing natures wonders with everyone. But this type of photography is not for everyone. Often the places which are the most beautiful are secluded or are best photographed in the wee little hours in which most of us are still fast a sleep.

But some people don’t let nature decide when a landscape is ready to be photographed. Ernie Button for example. He created wonderful landscapes using cereal. In his project called Cerealism he uses the common breakfast cereal to create scenes based on their shape and texture. A wonderful and creative way to play with food. It reminded me of the works of Carl Warner. Take a look and get inspired. Perhaps your next meal will be much more interesting.

Ernie Button’s website: www.erniebutton.com

Read More

Edwin-Zwakman-1

Constructed Landscapes

Photography has long surpassed the field of merely capturing reality. Ever since Man Ray, artist have used the camera like a painter uses his brush. What we see is never truly what is really going on. Take the work of Edwin Zwakman. This Dutch visual artist creates scenes, inspired by real life, and reconstructs them by memory in his studio. Landscape photography with the control of studio photography. The result is amazing. Life like scenes of what seems to be ordinary Dutch places. Perhaps a take on Dutch constructed landscapes. Every inch of it designed and thought of in an office. Controlled like Edwin does in his studio. Manipulation on a wide scale.

Edwin Zwakman’s website: www.edwinzwakman.nl

Read More