Whether it’s in black and white, or with a little bit of colors, Silvia Grav’s pictures have a glimpse of darkness. A mix between a cold winter afternoon & a depression storm. Here’s a selection of her portraits and other captured instants.
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Photographer Ben Franke took parkour art to another level with this serie of photography entitled Parkour in Motion.
Shooting in NYC with a Canon 5D Mark II & a 24-80mm lens, he tried to capture what Parkour looks like when it’s seen in stop motion. The images are quite bluffing, picture an authentic moment of effort in what is considered as an impressive sport and an amazing art.
The Ferrari Millenio, as the name might allude, is a futuristic super-car concept that features a complex combination of materials and technologies that we can hope will become a serious reality before the end of the next millennium. The two-seater includes a buckypaper reinforced body that is stronger than steel and lighter than carbon fiber as well as dual electric engines that can be recharged via solar panels or through an inductive power transfer system.
Diznee came into this world 20 years ago, born and raised on the beautiful coast of California in San Diego. She is a mix of African American, Russian and French Canadian. Growing up she was active in many sports such as volleyball, basketball, track, gymnastics, and cheer leading. A future in sports seemed to be calling her name until the world of modeling took flight.
After graduated from high school she moved to New York to attend college and cheer for the university. A trip back to Los Angeles, California would be the turning point of her modeling career. Diznee’s first SHOW Magazine debut was in the Black Lingerie Issue, August 2007. Ever since that magazine hit news stands across the nation she has built a fan base of men and woman young and old. The high cost of school in New York and rising level of opportunity in Los Angeles made me put away her cheer uniform forever and head to the “City of Angels.”
Ever since her move to LA she has been blessed with endless opportunities. In June 2008 her first cover came out and she knew that was only the beginning. She now has her own website and has appeared in various music videos including Day 26 “Since You’ve Been Gone”, David Banner ft. Lil Wayne “Shawty Say”, and Colby Odonnis “Don’t Turn Back”.
2009 World Auto Design Contest Winner; The “Audi Shark”. Shark would have been the perfect car of the future. That’s why Shark has been designed in the future of technology without leaving today’s conditions. Shark shows difference from today’s cars in terms of its own design and technology. It carries the qualifications of today’s technology and at the same time it takes the attention about its structure of plane and motorcycle like details.
Speed which all sports cars have quite affects the design of Shark. This effect is seen first on auto’s outside part. Shark has no vehicle unlike other classical cars. While this qualification increases the quality of drive, speed and control, it diminishes the risk of accident on the road. With Shark people can feel the flying, excitement and comfort. Outside the car what attracts people is the system of paddles. These paddles are designed by the effect of a shark and it provides the car to speed up with a balance and control and complete the concept of the car.
Shark’s fore and back head lights are designed like big cylinder to fit the design of Audi. The last difference of Shark is seen with the design of seats. These seats that are like motorcycle seat and thought for maximum comfort of the drivers. Shark’s out design details and the design of the seats satisfy the driver who like speed. Can be seen as the car of the future with its own technology and different details. That’ s why Shark is a auto which reflects both today and future.
“Hova’s newest business enterprise is soon to become the “other” New York team, and he’s making sure that people recognize that these Nets are a world apart from the team that made New Jersey home for almost 30 years. With a new color scheme to complement a minimal logo, Jay and his partners have created what he describes as, “the new badge for Brooklyn.” Brooklyn finally has a sports franchise after a long dry spell, and Jay-Z has invigorated his hometown neighborhood with a bold statement. The simple combination of black and white for the Net’s color scheme is a powerful message that will register across the Five Burroughs. Jay-Z was ,”instrumental” in the new logo design, which “demonstrate the confidence we have in our new direction … The new colors and logos are examples of our commitment to update and refine all aspects of the team.”
The ‘Tree of Life’ poster, looks (when seen from far away), like a typical cross section of a tree stump. However, when a closer look is taken, you can see that the black circles aren’t wood rings, they are hundreds of different silhouettes from the animal kingdom. The project was intended to draw attention to the destruction of the rainforest and the subsequent destruction of animal habitats.
Graffiti is often misunderstood, and it is difficult for a graffiti writer to explain what he feels about it. Writer Benoit Ollive decided to do something a bit more interesting when asked to write about it.
I have been asked by a book publisher to write few pages to explain to teenagers how to practice graffiti. After hours and hours I came to the conclusion there was nothing to teach about it except providing the tool to do it. The new generation needs to discover it by practising it instead of reading lessons. Rather than a long sterile speech debating on the good or bad vertues I created my own book to share my point of view through a conceptual message.
Yesterday was father’s day, and I spent the day talking to a few of my friends lucky enough to be proud parents. One of the complaints I heard from a homegirl of mine was that her son was being an “asshole-ish version of Satan himself” because his adult teeth were growing in. I don’t remember all of what it was like going through the process (cept for realizing the tooth fairy was my mom noisily shoving a dollar under my pillow every other month while she thought I was asleep), but coincidentally I came across a scientific art piece that helped me shed some light on her predicament. Below is a REAL skull of a human child with their adult teeth growing in. Seeing it made me understand that sometimes kids go through things I’m happy I don’t have to. So if you have a little one who’s adult teeth are coming in, cut them some slack. It can be a painful process.
The incredible illustrator Randy Atwood has a portfolio full of treasures. But a series of his hyper-realistic pieces are all celebrity portraits are what really blew me away while looking at his collections. This artwork is extremely detailed, (and his focus on hair totally blows my mind). But out of all the illustrators I’ve seen who’s aim is to replicate photo-realism, Atwood is the only artist comparable to the also ridiculously talented Juan Francisco.
If you want to see what Earth looks like from space, become an astronaut (or, barring that, a space tourist). For the next best view, pay a visit to Tokyo’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation where a massive, nearly 20-foot spherical OLED orb–the world’s first large scale spherical OLED–offers a satellite’s-eye view of the planet in super high resolution.
“Geo-Cosmos” is made up of 10,362 OLED panels that display continuously-updating satellite footage of our tiny blue marble, representing what our planet looks like from space in something close to realtime. It replaces an earlier model covered in LED panels, offering museum-goers a full 10 million pixels, a resolution 10 times greater than its predecessor.
And like any good museum exhibit, Geo-Cosmos is interactive. Touchscreens surrounding the globe allow viewers to tap all kinds of earth science data streaming in from all over the world, like simulations showing the origin of the March 11 earthquake that devastated Japan and the dispersion of all of that energy via tsunamis that reached all the way around the Pacific. See it for yourself below.
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.
Its funny how the true the term “6 Degrees of Separation” can actually be. I’ve rocked some of the same venues as Kreayshawn, and my brother Reginald Sylvester even illustrated the poster used for one of her overseas singles. So I was a bit amused when a friend of mine from Miami told me about a music video he saw on twitter from “some girl around where [you] stay at”, and it turned out to be the one and only Kreayshawn. Check out her video for “Gucci Gucci”.
And for those of you unfamiliar with Kreayshawn, check out some of what she’s got to say for herself.
Let me say as much as I can in this time I am not distracted. I am moved by creating, documenting, flourishing in society. I’m coming right from Northern California. Young East Oakland baby to be correct. I am a Director, Cinematographer, Editor, DJ, Pixel Artist, Rapper, Swag assassin, Under-cat. I am just here working for you. Let’s see what it look like in my world. I live in Los Angeles, CA. Self employed baby doll looking for consistent work with the love to travel.
I’ve always said to the people around me, to my staff, and to my younger cousins growing up that there’s always someone above you, and always someone below you. Simply put, no matter how good you are, there will always be someone better. And that’s a lesson that King James is teaching people with the leak of his Las Vegas receipt. Supposedly LeBron James spend a few cents over $171,937.00 at a Las Vegas lounge recently. Almost $13,000 in taxes added to his bill helped comprise the whopping total (that could send a person to a 4 year university). And no matter how much you ball out in the clubs, there are not too many people who can rack up a bill like that and not think twice about it.
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.
Ben Alun-Jones’ latest work is an attempt at the impossible: invisibility. ‘There is something of an ideology in chair design,’ he explains, ‘that really what you want to sit on is nothing – like you’re supported by air. That’s how I began creating a chair that, in a way, wasn’t there. A structure made out of light.’ The ‘Affinity Chair’ is unlikely to win any prizes for comfort, but it pulls off an impressive vanishing act.
Plastic acrylic sheet and one-way mirror film are used to create a structure that reflects and merges with its surroundings. The chair not only responds to and camouflages itself to match its environment, it also interacts directly with the sitter: sensors activate pulsing LEDs hidden within its frame that quicken like a heart beat as it is approached. The effect is eerie: as the chair is lit from within, its reflective surfaces becomes transparent and all its edges are illuminated. The chair’s disappearance is an attempt at escape; yet this strangely animate object remains rooted to the spot, it’s vanishing body revealing a further hidden space within.
Alun-Jones’ explains his work as using technology itself as an artistic medium to challenge existing perceptions. His materials are unconventional – LEDs, ultrasonic sensors, custom-built and programmed circuit boards. The result is new, challenging, and anything but robotic. The Affinity Chair will feature at the Royal College of Art Interim Show (Wed 2nd – Mon 7th Feb) as well as appearing at V&A Connects with… ARTS THREAD (Tues 25th Jan) and the V&A Digital Festival (Sat 5th March), both at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
I’m not necessarily one for the classroom, but when I saw these pics from a classroom photo shoot, (the room being the subject of the shoot), and I was quite impressed, but when I saw the video of the preparation of the room, the meticulous detail observed in every single nook and cranny, I knew I had to throw it up. So check the photo’s pay attention to the little things, and watch the video to see how much work it took.
From the looks of the first exclusive picture, the costume Thor will be using in the film is based more upon Marvel’s mainstream “Thor” series rather than the “Ultimate” version of Thor. This is especially interesting, given that many of the other Marvel movie characters have used the publisher’s “Ultimate” universe as source material. While we don’t get to see Thor’s magical hammer, Mjolnir, in the picture. I would suggest, anyone going to see ‘Ironman 2′ this weekend, should stay after the credits if they want a look. I can’t give away too many details, but trust me. Its going to be epic.