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If your first thought was “It’s a photo” then you’re totally wrong. These are hyper realistic oil paintings created by Belgium based artist Christiane Vleugels. At the age of twelve, Christiane studied the academy of fine arts and was educated in the art of drawing and sculpting by the inspiring artist Herman Cornelis. Wonderful, stunning and simply beautiful paintings. Each of them unveils a certain aspect of life and inspires people to dream.
A special one-off ‘Bolt Gold’ edition of Nissan’s flagship supercar has fetched nearly double the list price at auction. The car, complete with unique gold paint job and Usain Bolt interior gold plaque bearing the 100 meters star’s autograph, was the star lot of an auction that also included items of Usain Bolt merchandise such as racing helmets, special driving suits and boots, all of which helped to nudge the overall total up to $193,191. The auction, in aid of the six-time gold medal winner’s charitable organization — The Usain Bolt Foundation — saw fierce competition from bidders around the globe when it was launched on eBay Motors on November 22. As well as being one of the fastest and best-handling cars currently available, the Nissan GT-R is also one of the most technologically advanced vehicles on the road.
Each engine is built in a hermetically sealed chamber that enables ultra-high precision and ultra-low tolerance manufacturing techniques more common in Formula 1 and the aviation industry. Commenting on the money raised by the auction, Usain Bolt said:”My partnership with Nissan greatly benefits the work of my Foundation. This donation will help many kids get access to better facilities, play areas and educational materials in Jamaica.” The Olympic star has been working with Nissan since October 2012 when he was appointed the Japanese carmaker’s honorary “Director of Excitement” and is a brand spokesman for the company’s “What if _” global brand campaign.
Beautiful photo manipulations was created by Polish artist Barbara Florczyk aka Kokoszkaa. Barbara creates stunning and slightly dramatic landscapes based on her own photography.
A high speed photo is a image captured at an amazingly quick shutter speed. These images capture scenes which are often too quick for the eye to have seen. This phenomena makes them very popular, and leads to photographers spending countless hours trying to get the perfect image. You can shoot a high speed photo using almost any SLR camera, though more expensive cameras can often reach faster shutter speeds. Budget and compact cameras are likely to struggle with capturing action at such a fast speed. These images freeze time, and allow us to observe scenes that the naked eye would struggle to capture. It’s definitely worth a look.
These are the dizzying pictures of Dubai taken from on top of the tallest skyscrapers in the world by a daredevil Russian teenager. Student Marat Dupri has made it it his mission to scale the highest buildings he can find before dangling precariously over their edges to take his extraordinary shots. The fearless 19-year-old, who only bought his first camera just two years ago, started by sneaking past guards and climbing on to the roofs of Moscow landmarks, before setting his sights even higher – on Dubai’s towering structures.
Mr Dupri then travelled from Russia to Dubai after being enticed by the extravagant high-rise buildings. There, the teenager and his friends enthusiastically climbed the buildings until they had captured these amazing images. The student said:
‘When I’m on the roof I have a feeling that the whole world is by my feet. All my problems and trouble are left somewhere down. The height exhilarates me. It gives me energy and fills with enthusiasm to make new and great shots. I had always been interested in photography and a couple of years ago, I bought my first proper camera. I wanted to try and get the most spectacular pictures I could – pictures like no-one else had taken before. I began by taking pictures from my own roof, but soon I wanted to get bigger and better pictures. So I went with my friend to the top of a 33-storey building. It was about 120 metres high and we went right out to the edge and I started taking pictures. It was such a thrill, we couldn’t wait to do it again. I’ve taken a lot of the photos by sneaking past guards and getting access to structures illegally. But I think the risks are worth it to take such amazing pictures.’
The more and more time I spend around photographers, the more I get familiar with the lingo and terminology they use on a daily basis. A JPEG, or a PSD file is nothing that I’m a stranger to, but some of the more advanced acronyms and symbols, I need some more getting used to. This collection of jewelry from Photojojo might just help. Photojojo’s Camera Lingo Necklaces feature laser-cut acrylic words and symbols on an 18″ silver chain. Designed by a graphic designer/photog, the lightweight plastic icons have the kind of sharp angles and crisp edges you only get from lasers. It comes in 4 designs: JPEG, CR2, NEF, and a no-flash symbol. Perfect gift for photo geeks.
Kirsty Mitchell is a fashion photographer from Kent, England. The beautiful vast of lavender hues draw you in with her overwhelming concepts labeled ‘Wonderland’. The vibrant colors, the intricacies of every foreground and background, the costumes and the concept all make ‘Wonderland’ an immensely intriguing body of work. Check the method below.
Infiniti has announced further details of a major new sports car concept set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The Nissan-owned brand revealed February 3 that the model will be called ‘Emerg-E’, promising a low-emission, high-performance and high-technology car, with several firsts — and a new design direction for the brand. The concept will use a range extender drivetrain, meaning that it will contain an electric motor and a gas-powered generator, as opposed to Nissan’s proven 100 percent battery technology used by cars such as the Leaf.
It will also have the drivetrain mounted in a mid-ship package, between the two axles, which the firm says is a first and significantly helps the weight distribution to improve handling — a concept which could be transferred to future production models, assuming it tests well. The first partial photos of the model appear to show a low-slung form, with a two-seater cockpit and a shape which appears to have been at least partially inspired by the Infiniti Essence concept, revealed at Geneva in 2009. The Essence was designed to celebrate Infiniti’s 20th anniversary, and while there have been no noises from Nissan on whether the Emerg-E will hit production, the trend seems to indicate that Infiniti is working towards a very specific goal. The Geneva Motor Show runs March 8-18 in Geneva, Switzerland.
When it comes to digital art, people have many different opinions as what qualifies. Oswald is a digital artist with a unique style. His technique involves a combination of photo manipulation and digital painting techniques and the results are often stunning. No matter what you call his style, it’s awesome. Check the method.
Giulini Wever, the actress, model, tv host and martial artist is originally from the island of Curacao. Her ethnicity is a mixture of Dutch, German, Chinese and Latin. (Damn). Aside from English, she happens to be fluent in Spanish, Dutch and her native dialect, Papiamento. Her ambitious, determination and focus has landed her in roles like ‘Dem Girls’ from David Guetta and Nicki Minaj, Kush by Dr. Dre and Snoop, and not to mention Jamie Fox and Kanye West’s ‘Digital Girl’. She’s also graced the screen in videos with Britney Spears and Akon.
Bag designer Lulu Guinness created this human-sized pin toy as part of Clerkenwell Design Week in the UK and placed the interactive sculpture for passers-by to have fun with. Passers-by were encouraged to step up to the screen and press their bodies against the pins to set an image of themselves. Inevitably, many cheeky ideas, like the one above, were floated.
Check out a small excerpt from the Vibe magazine article with Eminem and his newest artist Yelawolf.
Eminem, what advice do you offer, if any, on being scrutinized for being a white rapper. Do you guys ever talk about race in that way?
Eminem: We make jokes about it, but I don’t think we talk about it in depth. As I was listening to his music, I am not even thinking about any of that shit. It’s just the music. That’s one of the things that’s great about it. I’m not even thinking about it when I hear the music.
Yelawolf: We do poke fun of it because it’s funny. Like, he calls me White Dog.
Oh, you called him that on the BET Awards Cypher. I didn’t realize it was an ongoing joke?
EM: Yeah, or Beige Sheep. [Laughs]
YW: Cracker Nuts. Whatever, I think it’s kinda unspoken.
EM: We deal with it enough as it is. So now, let’s make music.
YW: Let’s make great records. At the end of the day, that’s all there is to do.
The devil may well wear Prada, but at a biennial exhibition of sacred art in Italy, a statue of the Virgin Mary is donning Louis Vuitton. The veil traditionally covering the Virgin’s head bears the French luxury brand’s trademark “LV” logo in golden letters. Francesco De Molfetta, 31, said he created the work to “denounce a society based on the cult of appearance through the use of a brand that represents the search for ephemeral happiness. This new way of interpreting sacred art is along the lines of the famous work presented (in 1999 in Venice by Maurizio) Cattelan that showed a wax icon depicting Pope John Paul II being crushed by a meteor,” the curator of the biennial Giuseppe Bacci told Il Centro. “It is a way to hit the visitors’ unconscious,” he added. The biennial is held at Isola del Gran Sasso in the central region of Abruzzo. Milan native De Molfetta’s works have been on show in Tokyo, at the T20 contemporary art gallery of Murcia Spain and at the museum of Besancon in France.
The ever so lovely Heidi Dupre is a model living in LA. She is an aspiring singer who has actually recorded a few songs. When she’s not working, she enjoys traveling reading, and fashion shows. But she’s not all about relaxation. Her resume hold some pretty impressive projects including being a Lowrider Cover model for August 2008, she’s been seen in Streetlow Magazine (issue 52), and a slew of other magazines. She’s danced on Telemundo, and been on Playboy Radio.
The Office for Metropolitan Art (OMA) has just revealed their final design for the New Hamburg Science Center and Aquarium. The structure, which will be 23000 meters square of space, will house a science centre, aquarium, theatre, offices, laboratories as well as commercial and retail facilities. The structural design consists of 10 interconnecting blocks that will form the shape of a ring. Not only is the design of the structure trying to encourage new structural forms, but also as being a leader in adapting new environmental technologies included in its’ construction.
Shortly after launching its men’s campaign with tennis player Rafael Nadal, Armani has released long-awaited images for its jeans range starring pop star Rihanna. The singer is taking over from actress Megan Fox for the campaign, with the second batch of images (for the brand’s underwear line) yet to be brought out. Rihanna is upping her advertising game at the moment, also having just been named the new face of skincare brand Nivea.
The giant ‘Full Moon Odyssey‘ floor pillow by Korean designer Lily Suh & Zoono of i3lab, is intended to give you a dream-like experience as if your are sleeping on the moon. “The print is a real image of the moon which includes 65 individual frames of the lunar mosaic images taken 23 February 2005 from Nantes, France by Astronomy photographer Norbert Rumiano, together with Chin Wel Loon with a 6 inch telescope and DMK astronomer’s camera.”
It’s easier than ever to produce professional looking photographs. Some mobile phones can produce stunning results but ask any professional photographer and they’d say people are diving into the prosumer market without understanding key fundamentals like framing and composition. The SLOW concept turns your mobile phone into a camera that gives you control over three built-in lenses; fixed, macro and fisheye. Frame your composition and push the shutter.
Nicki Minaj became principal for a day when she visited Chicago’s Collins Academy on Thursday. The school won the ‘Get MotivatED Challenge,’ a six-week competition to improve daily attendance rates at schools nationwide, scoring a visit from the hip-hop star.
Throughout the day, Nicki, who graduated from LaGuardia High School in New York City, stressed the importance of education. “I am a young, female mogul before I am an artist,” she said. “As a business woman there isn’t a single day where I don’t use my education or acquire new knowledge to ensure my success.”
She continued, “Regardless of where you are today, with education you can take yourself where you want to be. That’s why I am working with the Get Schooled Foundation. They are finding innovative and exciting ways to bring that message to schools like the Collins Academy.”
In an all-school assembly, the rapper presented three exemplary students — Amanda Chaney, Rachael Pillot and Japone Johnson — with $10,000 college scholarships, courtesy of Comcast. The singer also took over a freshman English class and helped teach a lesson.
According to Get Schooled, if students have more than 10 absences in a year, their likelihood of graduating on time drops significantly. On the other hand, students who are more involved in school activities, are more likely to attend school regularly and graduate on time. In the case of Collins Academy, the 400-student school saw an almost 7 percent increase in attendance over the course of the last six weeks, making it the winner of the challenge.
The Philadelphia Police warrant squad called the Hackensack Police Department on Saturday morning to tell officers there was an open warrant for Hackensack resident Barry Reese, also known as Cassidy, Hackensack police Lt. Timothy Lloyd said. The warrant was for violating probation, but Reese is also a suspect in a murder and two attempted murders in Philadelphia, Lloyd said. Philadelphia police knew from a prior investigation that the rapper lived in Hackensack, Lloyd said. Philadelphia police told their Hackensack counterparts “to consider this person armed and dangerous,” and this was a “high-risk warrant,” Lloyd said. Officers from the Hackensack Police Emergency Response Team and the police department’s juvenile bureau watched Reese’s home Saturday on Reilly Court, Lloyd said.
Reese left his house about 1:30 p.m. and was followed by police to a local convenience store, Lloyd said. An undercover ERT officer went in the store and positively identified Reese, he said. When Reese came out of the store, “the ERT units moved in and conducted a felony motor vehicle stop,” Lloyd said. Reese “was very surprised,” Lloyd said. The officers who arrested the rapper “did an outstanding job,” he said. “Without the proper teamwork going on, this could have spiraled out of control quickly.” No one was injured in the arrest, Lloyd said. Reese, 28, will be brought to the Bergen County Jail Annex to await extradition to Philadelphia, Lloyd said.
With the globalization of the internet, there are trillions of images that float around, and an immeasurable number of pictures that make people say “WTF” on a daily basis. I came across a series of these pictures that had a bit of a twist to them. All of said photos are authentic, vintage, and dated between the 1920′s and 1940′s. The number of pictures that caught my attention was so great that I had to split it up into two posts (the first post dropped yesterday and you can see it here) but the subject matter and content of all the photos are unique, but I guarentee you all that all of them will make you (in one way or another) think to yourself “WTF”. Check part 2.
What it takes to be a good visual artist nowadays? Is it knowing how to draw hyperrealistic? Is it knowing how to use every image software that exists? I think it isn’t any of those virtues. Maybe the most important thing is to create your very own visual aesthetic, when I mean aesthetic I’m not saying style, that’s not the same thing on my point of view. You can have a really particular aesthetic Influenced by many styles, but that doesn’t mean it’s not unique. Hakuchi is one of these illustrators that really got me, not because of his detailed trace, but because of his aesthetic. 3 colors illustrations, violent / ironic content, deep inspired in japanese and manga culture. That’s how I would describe the amazing work of this illustrator (one of which is a picture of a a man riding a motorcycle penis). Enjoy.