Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters

Instead of lamenting the beginning of a new week, reacquaint yourself with the time in 2014 when renowned American portrait photographer Sandro Miller collaborated with the singular John Malkovich on a series of uncanny recreations of iconic photos taken by photographers whose work helped shape Miller's own career in photography. The series is titled Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage …

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Dreaming in Ink: TesseraE II by Daniel Kern

Because there's no such thing as too many books of beautiful art in one's home, I'm pleased to help spread the word that MA-based artist Daniel Kern is preparing to release his second book of fantastical ink drawings, TesseraE II. The book itself is already complete. Kern is using Kickstarter to help fund the actual publishing. TesseraE …

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Extraterrestrial Earthscapes: Lux Noctis by Reuben Wu

For a breathtaking series entitled Lux Noctis, Chicago-based photographer Reuben Wu combines drones equipped with lights and long-exposure night photography to capture images of remote landscapes that look like glimpses of alien worlds. In addition to using drones as stationary light sources, Wu uses them to create paths, bright haloes, over the highest peaks of his chosen …

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Beguiled by Birbs: Moreno Monti and Matteo Tranchellini’s Chic!ken Project

"We felt like the chickens had been waiting for their moment in the spotlight." It all started in 2013 when Italian photographer Matteo Tranchellini was invited to shoot photos at a bird show in Milan. There he was so dazzled by all the fancy birbs on display, each strutting their stuff in their own avian way, …

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Art + Science = Josie Lewis’ “Petrified Rainbow”

After many years of blogging, one of my favorite things to encounter in the vastness of the Internets is a fusion of art and science. So I was delighted when I recently discovered the work of Minnesota-based artist Josie Lewis, whose Petrified Rainbow series looks like specimens collected from the world of Alex Garland's new film …

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The Present Past: Travis Louie at Creatura House

Though I no longer live there and only visit about once a month, I can still say with confidence that Seattle hasn't been the same since Kirsten Anderson closed her Roq la Rue gallery two years ago. She did it for very good and noble reasons, but the city lost an invaluable venue where so much …

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A Garden of Ultraviolet Delights: The Photos of Craig Burrows

American photographer Craig Burrows photographs flowers using a technique called ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence, which means he uses high-intensity UV lights to excite the natural fluorescence of the flowers in the visible spectrum, making them look like luminous blooms from an otherworldly garden. Typically UV is removed through a camera’s lens, however Burrows photographs with a 365nm LED light …

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