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The Human Printer: Painstakingly Recreating CMYK Halftone Printing, by Hand

The Human Printer: Painstakingly Recreating CMYK Halftone Printing, by Hand

Prepare to be astounded by the sheer level of detail: The Human Printer is an amazing design collaboration amongst University of Derby students who can reproduce the CMYK halftone printing effect… by hand. By layering of dotted color in a pattern to create full-color imagery, the students mimicked the work of an actual digital printer,...
Things Organized Neatly: Carefully Knolled Objects Photographed Perfectly

Things Organized Neatly: Carefully Knolled Objects Photographed Perfectly

I was pretty thrilled to find the Things Organized Neatly tumblr a few months ago, but only recently came to the realization that the best of the best out of those knolling photos were all taken by Portland-based photographer Jim Golden. He has a solid collection of perfectly knolled objects (read up on the skill...
Bizarre Yet Delightfully Whimsical Photos of Old People Wearing Vegetation

Bizarre Yet Delightfully Whimsical Photos of Old People Wearing Vegetation

I don’t know why I find this so hilarious, but this photo series called “Eyes as Big as Plates” by Finnish/Norwegian artists Riittai Konen and Karoline Hjorth just catches me as being utterly bizarre yet whimsical– its photographs of old people wearing vegetation! The natural arrangements of hay, reeds, branches, and other vegetation flow effortlessly with...
Spun Paint Photography: Spirals of Color Caught in Centripetal Motion

Spun Paint Photography: Spirals of Color Caught in Centripetal Motion

Swiss artist Fabian Oefner is a self-described “curious investigator” who captured these wonderful photos of paint caught in centripetal motion– each shot is a perfect capture of a tiny moment in time (sometimes only 1/40000 of a second!) To achieve this effect, Oefner drips a variety of bright acrylic paints onto a metal rod and...
Ornate Body Painting Camouflage: Hiding The Human Form with Wallpaper Patterns

Ornate Body Painting Camouflage: Hiding The Human Form with Wallpaper Patterns

Peruvian artist Cecilia Paredes has been cleverly camouflaging herself into modern backdrops since 2007– her ornate body painting techniques perfectly mimic the elaborate, flowery wallpaper backdrops behind her body, leaving behind subtle traces of her human form. An unblinking eye or the dark swath of her hair are the first indicators of where she’s positioned...
Stunning Photos From Space: Explosive Nebulae Captured By The Hubble

Stunning Photos From Space: Explosive Nebulae Captured By The Hubble

The Hubble Telescope is really amazing, when you think about it– this piece of metal that we launched into space more than 30 years ago is still floating around in the abyss, traveling further and further while still transmitting back to us the mysteries of space. It turns out that the photo data the Hubble...
Breathtaking Photos of Morning Light Filtering Through The Mountaintops

Breathtaking Photos of Morning Light Filtering Through The Mountaintops

A calming start to this Monday: rest your eyes on these gorgeous photos by Polish photographer Boguslaw Strempel of morning light filtering through rows upon endless rows of trees. Each landscape is filled with layers of treetops, fog, and crisp sunlight cascading over the mountains and valleys of Poland & the Czech Republic, an effect...
The Softly Saturated Palettes of Munich's Architecture

The Softly Saturated Palettes of Munich’s Architecture

I’m lost in these gorgeous, softly saturated colors of Munich’s architecture, set against pastel skies. This photo set titled “Mira” is shot by Nick Frank, as “an exploration of urban architecture in Munich.” Just let your eyes sink into the visual goodness. Beautifully shot. The simple geometry and color combos are made complex by the...
Rich, Glittering Plumes of Metallic Ink Under Water

Rich, Glittering Plumes of Metallic Ink Under Water

The internet adores Albert Seveso, and rightfully so– he has produced several series of underwater macro photos featuring billowing plumes of ink (I’ve posted about them here and here) and his newest series, Il Mattino ha l’oro in bocca, is as captivating as always. This new set of photos adds an unexpected flair with metallic ink,...
Shattered Floral Photography: Flowers Soaked in Liquid Nitrogen Smash Into Pieces

Shattered Floral Photography: Flowers Soaked in Liquid Nitrogen Smash Into Pieces

This is pretty amazing– in his series titled “Broken Flowers,” photographer John Shireman takes perfect floral specimens, shatters them into millions of pieces, and photographs the before and after. This effect requires soaking the flowers in a liquid nitrogen bath beforehand, and the final photo of the smashed petals is mesmerizing– the florals break into...
Surreal, Photo-Manipulated Shadow Patterns

Surreal, Photo-Manipulated Shadow Patterns

These simple, black-and-white photographs by Russian photographer Alexey Bednij contain only one subject each– they can be stray cats, strolling pigeons, or an assortment of people all congregated together, lined up perfectly not only to themselves but to their varied shadows. It’s meant to be whimsical and free– some of the shadow silhouettes don’t even...
Levitating Girl: Photos of Everyday Life Suspended In Mid-Air

Levitating Girl: Photos of Everyday Life Suspended In Mid-Air

Natsumi Hayashi is a Japanese photographer with these unexpectedly creative levitating self-portraits– in all of her photos, she appears to go about her everyday life in Tokyo suspended in midair. Although her process seems quite obvious, its interesting to see how she manipulates her photo composition and jumping poses to really create that illusion of...