Posts Tagged ‘ Animals ’

Detailed Creatures


 These amazingly detailed photos of animals were shot by Antti Viitala from Cape Town, South Africa. The artist has a wide range of detailed photography including advertising work, Maasai Portraits and much more.
Some of the photos below were also included in Lürzer´s Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide 2010/11
 Check the pictures below!
Included in Lürzer´s Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide 2010/11

Incredible Balloon Sculptures of Animals and Insects by Masayoshi Matsumoto


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Don’t show these to your kids unless you want them to be completely underwhelmed by every balloon animal they see for the rest of their lives. Japanese balloon twister Masayoshi Matsumoto makes some of the most intricate balloon sculptures I’ve ever encountered. From prickly iguanas to glowing sea creatures it seems no life form is too difficult for Matsumoto to faithfully interpret using nothing but balloons. You can follow more of his work on Tumblr and on FB. (via Neatorama)

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Animal Lovers Look Out.


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Surreal photography is something that baffles the mind, and stimulates the imagination.  It’s a rough style to pull off, and often requires quite a bit of photoshop manipulation.  However, some, like Russia’s Katerina Plotnikova have taken to the practical approach.  The animals, (yes all of them) in this photo collection are real.  There’s no visual trickery, or compositing, Katerina invests the time to use real animals in all her shots, and it pays off tremendously.  In an interview Ms. Plotnikova had this to say about working with the animals in her visually stunning work.

Of course they are real! The fox, for example, is a real domesticated animal. His name is Adyssey. He has a bit difficult temper, but he is very loved by his owner. All the animals that are in my photo shoots are treated really well. Sometimes, I even think that their owners treat them better than their own kids!

 

 

 

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Budweiser’s Super Bowl Commercial: A Puppy And A Horse Are In Love


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Budweiser has always has heart warming commercials when it comes to the Super Bowl, in a nutshell, it tells the tale of a puppy who repeatedly escapes from its owner in order to spend time with a big  clydesdale at a nearby farm. Try as they might, the owners can’t seem to keep the puppy from its beloved, and with a little assistance from the horse’s inner circle, the animals are forever united.

Luminous Sea Creatures


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Photographer Joshua Lambus has put together a beautiful series of photographs showing luminous creatures of the deep glowing with light against a pitch-black background. The project is titled “Blackwater.”

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The photographs were captured in the ocean during the Hawaii-based photographer’s deep dives. “My photos are to show people things they haven’t seen before… or maybe things they see all the time… in a way they’ve never cared to look,” Lambus writes. Lambus is a veteran of deep dives, having logged hundreds of dives for both personal and commercial purposes. The dives are held in the darkness of the night in water that is thousands of feet deep. Lambus ventures deep under the surface to photograph the animals as they float by.

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Hong Yi Plays with her Food


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Almost every day for one month, Malaysian artist/architect Hong Yi created a fun illustration made with food. Her parameters were simple: the image had to be comprised entirely of food and the only backdrop could be a white plate. With that in mind Yi set out to create landscapes, animals, homages to pop culture, and even a multi-frame telling of the three little pigs.

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Stunning Sculptures by Tom Eckert


12 01 02 03When we’re talking about wooden sculptures the first things came in mind is figures of people, animals, fruits etc. But American sculptor Tom Eckert breaks stereotypes. Tom Eckert received his M.F.A. degree from Arizona State University, with advanced study at California State University at Northridge. He uses a wide variety of woodworking techniques in his sculptural pieces, including laminating, bending, carving, turning and painting.

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ELLE Bulgaria


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Check out these great and playful photos taken by Diliana Florentin, assisted by Florentin Tzachev and Verginia Yancheva. They had fun taking these photos for ELLE at Sophia Circus. Check out the video below to get a behind the scenes look at these beautiful models.

How Animals Eat Their Food


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Well, it’s not exactly Animal Planet but this guy really has some hilarious animal instincts and shows us how certain animals would eat their food.

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The digital artist Timothy J. Reynolds from Milwaukee, put out a collection of digitized, low poly animals.  Simple yet inventive.  Check the method.
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Animals by Michael Patrick O’Leary


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Photographer Michael Patrick O’Leary admires the strong personality of his models. This is especially remarkable fact considering that all his models are residents Baltimore Zoo: lions, giraffes, flamingos and other exotic animals.

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Box Jellyfish


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The infamous box jellyfish developed its frighteningly powerful venom to instantly stun or kill prey, like fish and shrimp, so their struggle to escape wouldn’t damage its delicate tentacles. Their venom is considered to be among the most deadly in the world, containing toxins that attack the heart, nervous system, and skin cells. It is so overpoweringly painful, human victims have been known to go into shock and drown or die of heart failure before even reaching shore. Survivors can experience considerable pain for weeks and often have significant scarring where the tentacles made contact. Box jellies, also called sea wasps and marine stingers, live primarily in coastal waters off Northern Australia and throughout the Indo-Pacific. They are pale blue and transparent in color and get their name from the cube-like shape of their bell. Up to 15 tentacles grow from each corner of the bell and can reach 10 feet (3 meters) in length. Each tentacle has about 5,000 stinging cells, which are triggered not by touch but by the presence of a chemical on the outer layer of its prey.

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Box jellies are highly advanced among jellyfish. They have developed the ability to move rather than just drift, jetting at up to four knots through the water. They also have eyes grouped in clusters of six on the four sides of their bell. Each cluster includes a pair of eyes with a sophisticated lens, retina, iris and cornea, although without a central nervous system, scientists aren’t sure how they process what they see.

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Jonty Hurwitz – Anamorphic Sculptures


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When art meets mathematics, it can gives some quite amazing projects. And thats how these anamorphic sculptures were created. Conceived by London artist Jonty Hurwitz, these sculpture look pretty much like nothing you can imagine. But when you look at them through the reflection of a cylinder, you discover great pieces of art forming hands, objects & animals.

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Marc Fichou


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Marc Fichou is folding sharks, birds, foxes and all kinds of other animals out of a colored, squared paper. His intention is to create a piece where the image cannot be separated from its referent. This naturally led him towards origami because of the reversible character of its folding process: each can be unfolded back to its initial two-dimensional square, and in so doing retain the physical marks of its creases. The final piece is an unfolded photograph, where folds in the picture blend with the real folds, thus blurring the line between image and matter.

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Beautiful Art Photos from Aleksey&Marina


Created by talanted art duet from Petersburg, Russia –Aleksey&Marina – that consist of photographer Aleksey Kozlov and designer Marina Khlebnikova. They specialize on art photos and aren’t limited with particular topics. In their portfolio you could find photos of animals, landscapes, and even art nude. Interesting ideas and compositions, sweet girls and talanted processing.


Robert Bradford – Recycled Toy Sculptures


Robert Bradford creates his life-size and larger-than-life sculptures of humans and animals from discarded plastic items, mainly toys but also other colorful plastic bits and pieces, such as combs and buttons, brushes and parts of clothes pegs. Contrary to some reports, he’s not a self-taught artist who tinkered in his shed one day and suddenly decided to create something out of his kids’ discarded toys. He is a London-born and U.K. and U.S.-trained visual artist who, like many artists, also had another career on the side. His was that of a psychotherapist.

In 2002, he started to consider the possibilities that his children’s forgotten toys could have as part of something bigger. Bradford says he likes the idea that the plastic pieces have a history, some unknown past, and that they also pass on a “cultural” history as each of the pieces represents a point in time. Recycling is not his primary concern, but each sculpture certainly keeps quite a few pieces from becoming landfill. Some of the sculptures contain pieces from up to 3,000 toys.

‘Bêtes de Mode’: Fashion vs. Animals.


For this series titled “Bêtes de mode” (Fashion Animals) by HELMO, blue portraits and red animal portraits are superimposed then and displayed in the windows of the Lafayette Galleries on Hausmann Boulevard. A system of colored gels colored blue and red on the panes makes it possible to see the portrait mode sometimes, and sometimes the animal portrait. For this installation, the optical system of the gelatines of color was replaced by projection lights, – red and blue. The images are fairly large in scale (5×8 meters)… Check the method.

Ricky Gervais vs. Noah’s Ark.


The other day after my little incident in Emeryville with the police, I came home only to to be engaged in an annoying conversation with a disgruntled female, and afterwards the only thing I could think to bring my irritated mood, was a bit of stand up.  When I say I watch stand up, I literally mean I’ll watch no less than 5 or 6 specials from 3 or 4 comedians for 6 or 7 hours while I work at home.  One of the best acts I watched that day was a little piece from British comedian Ricky Gervais about Noah’s Ark.  Gervais has an uncanny ability to take a simple story, and point out facts that seem like they should be obvious in a way you never really thought about before.  The section of his most recent stand up (Out Of England 2) thats named “The Book Of Noah” had me cracking up the entire time.  I wasn’t able to find the entire 17 minute piece, but the video below is a good chunk of Ricki Gervais’ best.  Check the method below.