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What you will see are amazing postcards which are the first color photographs taken of the New World, the earliest visual documentation of the majesty and charm of Americana – from the bustling city scenes to the forever epic Grand Canyon. The images date back to the late 18 hundreds to early 19 hundreds, all turn of the century scenes.
Artist Chris Slabber plunges deep into dreamlike imagery as well as surrealism in his collection called Destruction/Creation, a series of what the South African calls “sculpture paintings”. Slabber straddles the thresholds between dimensions in what is a richly textured body of work that explores the intersecting, but constant forces nature of the universe.
The eruptions in 2010 of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland were notable, not because of their strength, which was relatively small for volcanic eruptions, but more so since it caused unprecedented disruption to air travel. This was particularly felt across northern and western Europe over an initial timeframe of 6 days in April of that year. Seismic activity began at the close of 2009 and slowly went up in intensity until March 20, 2010, when a small eruption occurred rated on the Volcanic Explosivity Index as a 1.
With its name rooted in the Latin word for ‘sunrise’, the natural light phenomenon known as aurora has been the stuff legends and myth are made of, ever since the earliest people marveled at it in the heavens. Thought to be the result of things ranging from fluorescent energy stored in glaciers to the mystical intervening of God for the Union army, the Alaskan aurora borealis also known as the Northern Lights, once stripped of all mysticism is really a fairly ordinary occurrence that happens whenever solar winds and charged particles come into contact with our atmosphere. The outcome of this reaction, even though explained through simple science does not diminish in any ways its breathtaking appearance.
Indonesia-based photographer Uda Dennie shot some remarkable images of ants in his native Batam. Using a Canon Kiss X4, Sigma 150mm Macro, a monopod, and at times an external flash, his images are nothing short of exceptional, especially for the nature tripper. After photographing the ants, Dennie uses processing software which includes Photoshop CS3, Topaz Details and NIK Color Efek to finish off his work, which is truly incredible.
Photo Series ‘Fictitious Dishes’ Brings to Life Storied Meals from Almost 200 Years of Celebrated Fiction
Literature and food has always had a special connection, and this link is made manifest visually and beguilingly in Fictitious Dishes, a clever project by designer and writer Dinah Fried. Fried multi-tasks as she cooks, art-directs, and photographs meals from almost 200 years of celebrated fiction.