Time just flies by. Sorry for the all too quiet blogsphere these past few days. Life is running on steroids right now and we’re just trying to keep up. For such times it’s good to watch an inspirational time lapse video. This one is literally step above the other time lapse videos as it’s been shot from outer space. Truly awesome. Well done NASA and Michael Koenig.
For most of us the closest we ever get to Tokyo’s underworld is Yakuza games on Playstation or some classic Japanese films. But then there are individuals like Anton Kusters who documented the life of a Yakuza family in Tokyo for a span of three years. His works have now been published in form of a book titled Odo Yakuza Tokyo. Needless to say the book covers this particular Japanese organization in a way not seen before. The book is available in limited numbers and you can find more information from burn. The site also has a nice interview as well as nice set of photos from the project. Below just few examples. Very cool.
I saw this one few days back and the first thoughts were obviously that this here is a smartphone camera. I mean It has the looks and functions of a smartphone (without dialing) but it comes with impressive optics to differentiate itself from the megapixel hype around all the camera phones. The design team at Artefact pushed out the concept in attempt to answer the question, “what’s next for camera design?” This looks like a pretty good answer to that questions. According to Artefact, “the patent-pending WVIL system takes the connectivity and application platform capabilities of today’s smart phones and wirelessly connects them with interchangeable full SLR-quality optics.” (Artefact)
Ricky Powell is a name folks around the street photography and hip hop circles definitely know for some of the most known Kodak moments in the history of Hip Hop. He has made name for himself as much more than just another photographer but has pretty much an OG status for his works and unique personality.
I’m sure every Star Wars fan has at least once imagined what if Star Wars was for real. I’m sure there are quite few fans to whom Star Wars is real. Nevertheless, some have taken the initiative to actually visualize how it would look like if historic events were combined with Star Wars themes and I have to say the pics look pretty cool. AT-AT’s on the battlefields of WWII, Howard Hughes working on a ship paying resemblance to the famous X-Wing plane or Droids posing with people. Take a look yourself.
Although not the first celebrity portrait from Heidi Slimane, this one is definitely a very impressive set featuring legendary actor Robert De Niro.
What’s a week without some Star Wars or superhero related posting? In this particular post we combine our appreciation of art, pop-culture, Star Wars and superheroes. The art comes in form of a dope photo montage by Ukrainian photographer Danil Polevoy, who has combined historical photographs with beloved characters such as Darth Vader, Yoda, Stormtrooper, Dr. House, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America showing the familiar characters in interesting situations, to say the least.
Taking photos is fun. Starring in photos can be fun too. Given that both the subject and the photographer can have a little fun with it. Those who take great photos can also cheat. Nothing that’s captured on film (or memory stick) is true. No, not even that bunch of photos from last weekend. You do not see strippers or empty cans of Beluga caviar or drained bottles of Krug, none of that exists, right? Right.
Suitman has made name for himself being the guy in suit taking pictures of himself in different spots around the world. The creative approach has gotten him a worldwide following and landed some rather big collaborations with big names from the fashion scene, Yohji Yamamoto for instance. His latest project “pokes fun” at the North Korean military regime and their leader Kim Jong Il. The Suitman is portraying himself as the North Korean leader with a number of Korean models showing the pictures on flip-charts. The performance was not shot in North Korea though but in Shanghai for an event hosted by the Suitman aka Young Kim. I found the performance pretty cool and it should create a nice viral buzz around the web.
There seems to be no limit to things you can do with a set of LEGOs. From awesome stop-motion videos to Wii-mote decoration. But this is just the tip of the iceberg, there is no limit to innovation and apparently functionality when it comes to the LEGO blocks.