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Pictures With A Story: Bone Cancer

You usually think of cancer of the lungs, or other organs. But you never think of cancer spreading to the bone. This image showcases what bone cancer looks like to a person. This is very fascinating yet sad. It must be a very painful experience while being alive. 

Fading Thoughts: The Portrait Of Andrew Myers

Myers wanted to take his work one step further by creating a scene that gives a sense of motion. “I don’t want that dead portrait look anymore,” he says. “So I want to actually make a scene, something that appears to be happening that isn’t really happening. So you’re not only getting the 3D effect that’s a lie, it’s an effect, because of the screws, but then you’re getting another effect that the fan is actually in motion and that something is actually blowing off the page.
"So it’s kind of a test to see how far I can push this material."
Myers worked with filmmaker Benjamin Pitts to show us how the piece comes together in a beautiful, short documentary. While watching Myers bring it to life is amazing enough, listening to fellow artists describe his technique will give you a whole new appreciation for his work. “These are special,” one artist says, “and they’re very labor intensive. It takes many, many, many man hours. It takes a lot of hours to do an oil painting, but this is an oil painting and a sculpture. And painting on screw heads is not as easy as it is on a flat surface.”

Behind the scenes: 

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Camera

Phase One P40+

ISO

50

Aperture

f/11

Exposure

1/160th

Focal Length

80mm

Fading Thoughts: The Portrait Of Andrew Myers

Myers wanted to take his work one step further by creating a scene that gives a sense of motion. “I don’t want that dead portrait look anymore,” he says. “So I want to actually make a scene, something that appears to be happening that isn’t really happening. So you’re not only getting the 3D effect that’s a lie, it’s an effect, because of the screws, but then you’re getting another effect that the fan is actually in motion and that something is actually blowing off the page.

"So it’s kind of a test to see how far I can push this material."

Myers worked with filmmaker Benjamin Pitts to show us how the piece comes together in a beautiful, short documentary. While watching Myers bring it to life is amazing enough, listening to fellow artists describe his technique will give you a whole new appreciation for his work. “These are special,” one artist says, “and they’re very labor intensive. It takes many, many, many man hours. It takes a lot of hours to do an oil painting, but this is an oil painting and a sculpture. And painting on screw heads is not as easy as it is on a flat surface.”

Behind the scenes: 

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Real Life Photoshop: Geometric Tape

Urban spaces transform into florescent geometric illusions in artist Aakash Nihalani’s unique yet temporal works. He uses bright lines of tape to single out elements of the city landscape, giving them the look of having more dimensions than they actually have: doorways pop out of their flat walls, homeless people sit on seemingly raised platforms and highlighted bricks fall out of place.

Nihalani follows an intuitive approach to his art, often creating the pieces from gut instinct on the spot. He carefully keeps the designs in visual perspective, overriding the real forms of his urban canvas and creating isometric rectangles and squares that appear to float above the surface. Many of his pieces are so well done they look to be computer generated… but don’t be fooled, this is all tape.

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Supermodels Without Makeup

Before anything, if you want to see a bigger image, click here.

It goes to show that without makeup, hair, lighting, photography, and retouching, these women at their core still look beautiful. The take away message is that often, women have a negative self esteem from what they see in the media. Realistically these ‘perfect’ women look exactly like the women who have the negative self esteem. 

Oh, I can hear it now. “Who’s that guy?” It’s photogenic guy, the recent famous meme going around right now. 

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Real Life Optical Illusion: One Photo - Not A Composite

At first glance, it appears that this image is a merger of two shots, the top and the bottom. It turns out it’s not. It becomes apparent moments after seeing it. The contrast is huge and I know I’d be pretty terrified seeing that rush to shore. Thankfully, it did not do anything of damage. 

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Shots Of Empty Streets From Major Cities

What’s amazing is that this was all taken in one single shot. The technique is brilliant!

Silent World is a project by Paris-based artists Lucie & Simon that shows post-apocalyptic views of famous locations around the world. All but one or two of the people in each location are removed from the scene. Rather than use multiple exposures and compositing the images to remove moving objects (e.g. people and cars), they chose to use a neutral density filter — one that’s normally used by NASA for analyzing stars — in order to achieve extremely long exposure times during the day.

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This Photo Is Valued At Over Half A Million Dollars

$578,500 USD to be exact. 

In the case of the recent Eggleston auction, the photograph ‘Memphis (Tricycle)’ that sold for $578,500 was dismissed by several commenters as a snapshot that ‘any fool with a camera could have taken’. 

I need to start doing ‘fine art’ photography. 

Who are you to tell me a picture of my foot isn’t worth a billion dollars? Let me tell you why it’s fine art. 

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