Sabi Van Hemert is a Dutch artist who creates sculptures that are fusions of children and animals. Van Hemert likes to play on the idea that the viewer has his or her interpretation on what they see. Because it is not immediately obvious what you see, the relationship between the spectator and the image is more complex, which is what Van Hemert strives to get from her work. Van Hemert says she has developed a rhythm to her work: precision, and the material she uses, help gives her work its alienating yet sensual, tough yet vulnerable character.
Using acrylic as his chosen medium, German painter Eckart Hahn creates large-scale canvases that can make you imagine the crinkling sound of a deflated birthday balloon. His ability to precisely render textures and fabrics defies the boundaries between the senses, making the viewer feel as if he or she can feel and hear the flowing sheets of plastic rub against a crow’s soft feathers or a cat’s rippling fur.
The snapshot quality of Hahn’s realistic compositions creates the sensation of watching an animal barge in on what was a carefully-arranged still life. Yet, the animals exude an aura of calm, as if they are at peace with these odd plastic habitats.
Lernert & Sander wanted to apply 365 layers of makeup in one day to see how much is needed to go from a natural look to an outrageous one.
The whole process took 9 nine hours, during which supermodel Hannelore Knuts couldn’t move and only eat and drink through a straw. We used seven bottles of Foundation S103; two bottles of Creamy Eyes E107; three Milky Lips L205 pens; and two bottles of Blush S301.
Infinite building possibilities from Lego and Google collaboration.
Back in the good old days of yore children whiled away their afternoons in idol play, lost in their imaginations with nothing but bed sheets, twigs and a muddy pit at the back of the house as props for their elaborate role-playing. Kings waged wars, empires fell and everyone had to get cleaned up before tea. Then came Lego and the shape of play changed forever, so much so that those little coloured blocks and weekend afternoons will be linked in my mind forever.
Fast-forward a couple of decades and Lego’s gone digital, offering fans the opportunity to rebuild the world (well, Australia for the time being) in its own blocky image. Build, a collaborative project between Lego Australia and Google Chrome, fuses WebGL, the very latest in in-browser graphics, and Google Maps to allow users the chance to build, share and even renovate their very own digital Lego structures on a global platform. Complete structures can then be shown off to friends and family via email or Google+.
This may not be the tactile experience we’ve come to expect from Lego but their commitment to pursuing projects on digital platforms is impressive for a product so naturally grounded in the physical world. The online Build experience also encourages the more social aspects of Lego play that long-time fans hold dear. Best of all however is the staggeringly awesome possibility of INFINITE BLOCKS, a literal impossibility in the physical world.
Jean-Yves Lemoigne is an advertising photographer since 2004. He works with the top creatives agencies in the world : DDB, BBH, EuroRSCG, Saatchi&Saatchi, BBDO, TBWA, Wieden & Kennedy … His advertising work does not look like classic advertising and has been awarded many times (CannesLions, Epica, Euorbest, Clio, New-York Festival,…) He also work with magazines : Amusement, Le Monde2, Technikart Mademoiselle, WAD. His surrealistic photos turn our boring everyday life into another dimension.
With its soaring skyscrapers, ever-green golf courses and even a ski resort, the desert city of Dubai is testament to a determined battle between man and nature.
Yet with the global downturn and mounting debts threatening its future, it is not hard to imagine this sun-seared metropolis being swallowed back up by the surrounding sands as a financial meltdown prompts its wealthy sponsors to leave, followed by the 2million mainly foreign workers depending on them.
That is the post-apocalyptic nightmare scenario realised in eerie images created by the award-winning British photographer and artist Richard Allenby-Pratt. Read More