Posts Tagged ‘art’

Stippling Portrait Made from 3 Million Dots

Miguel Endara created this incredibly realistic image of his father by using a technique called stippling. Over the course of 210 hours he figures he created more than 3 million dots. Believe it or not, he only used 1 pen for the entire drawing. Watch the time lapse video which shows Miguel working his magic after the jump.

Banksy's CCTV Baby Mobile

Here’s a commentary by Banksy in terms of how much privacy we are afforded in our daily lives. Unfortunately, there is a lot of truth to this.

Beagle Photograph Recreated Using 220,000 Sprinkles

Joel Brochu reproduced a photograph using only candy sprinkles, 221,184 of them to be precise. He placed the small candies using tweezers, double sided tape, and glue. He started the project while he was studying pointillism in University, but it continued on for 8 months before being completed.

New Guinness Record For Largest 3D Street Art

Reebok teamed up with two artists to create the world’s largest 3D street art, certified by Guinness World Records. I’m always amazed at how good they are at bringing these scenes to life. I’m still not sure if they draw perspective lines to begin with, use a projection, or if they are continually looking and adjusting from the perspective of the camera.

Aaron Hobson's "Cinemascapes" Are Edited Google Maps Images

Why spend countless hours travelling when you can do so from the comfort of your own home? Aaron Hobson adapted a different approach to his artwork, by finding interesting Google map images, and editing them as would a professional photographer. What do you think of the results?

Leaving a Disposable Camera in the Park

Katie O’beirne started a neat project where she left disposable cameras in New York City parks, and left a note asking strangers to take photographs of themselves. She has had a lot of positive feedback and therefore she started a Kickstarter campaign to allow her to continue her work. While she has already hit her fundraising goal, she is now focused on sending the cameras all over the world, as well as putting together her own art show. Pledges start as low as $1 if you are interested in supporting her.

This is How Many Photographs Are Uploaded to Flickr Everyday

Artist Erik Kessels has an installation at Foam which physically show how many photographs are uploaded to Flickr in a 24 hour period. When we hear about large numbers, it is difficult for our brains to visualize the information. Installations such as Erik’s help us realize how large the data set actually is.

This is the World's Most Expensive Photograph Ever Purchased

Well that didn’t take long. Only 6 months after Cindy Sherman’s Untitled #96 was crowned the world’s most expensive, a photograph of the Rhine River by Andreas Gursky has sold for an incredible $4.34 million. The photograph, titled Rhine II, was purchased by an anonymous buyer. It was expected to fetch between $2.5 to $3.5 million, but obviously sold for more. We should note that the total price includes a buyer’s premium, but that is normally taken into account in terms of labeling it as the most expensive.

What a 350kg Stainless Steel Leica Camera Looks Like

LeicaRumors recently posted a story about a man who created three 350kg stainless steel Leica cameras. The one above currently resides in the Foto Henny Hoogeveen Lecia store in the Netherlands. Much care was taken in all the details, and the final result really is quite beautiful.

Weekly Photo Links

We`re not able to post every story on our website, so every Sunday, we will list some interesting photography related links.