Brian Chan fell in love with origami as a child. He spent most of his childhood folding complex designs with paper. Origami appeals to him because it incorporates a lot of geometry, which is his favorite sector of mathematics. He also has a lot of fun from the extra challenge of folding from a square. Love of geometry aside, Brian stays away from modulars because he feels that it takes away from the kind of challenge he’s focusing on. Most of his work feature bugs and critters, and maybe a paper robot or two.
Max Kostenko is a character designer from Moscow. He has worked with some of the biggest brand names in the world including VISA, Wallstreet Journal, Mercedes, Volkswagen, and Chanel. Looking at his work, you can certainly see why they’d hire him. His art is fanciful and yet, goes straight to the point. It also has a first glance impact that many ads strive for, and yet fail to achieve.
At four millimeters in length, the Peacock Spider is hard to find. Once found, dedicated searchers will be rewarded with what is perhaps one of the most colorful, if not, the most colorful of all the arachnids.It is not just the brilliant coloration that earned the spiders their name. The male’s elaborate mating dance starts with a little leg-waving, segues into some abdominal gyrations coupled with displays of bristled back legs. The finale is the raising of the two magnificently colored flaps done with a little jig. It’s the final act that justified adding “peacock” to their common name. Dr. Jurgen Otto, an arachnologist, delights in capturing the Peacock Spider’s antics with his camera.
If you’re a fan of the series A Game of Thrones, you won’t need to take a second look at zippo514′s art to recognize Pyk, John Snow, and White Walkers. His digital renditions of the characters and scenes from the famous HBO series are spot-on. He has an illustration of Shane from the Walking Dead I’m rather partial to. Not much is known about this talented Chinese artist but unknown isn’t untalented. We’re hoping to see more of his excellent work in the future.
Dave Morrow is a photographer first, and a teacher second. He travels the world looking for that perfect shot. His impressive portfolio includes landscapes, cityscapes, and nightscapes. His shots of the night sky in particular, are quite impressive. He has even published a tutorial for the aspiring enthusiast. A hefty bit of the credit for the excellent quality of his star photos goes to Dave’s post processing technique, but it a great camera and the best digital editing software won’t get you anywhere if you simply don’t have the talent to recognize and take a great shot when you see it.
Minimalist isn’t very popular with a lot of photographers nowadays. Each shot is crammed with as much detail as it could hold. The result, while not altogether unpleasant, isn’t very relaxing to the eye. Animal photographer Andre Villeneuve has taken a different approach. Often, his shots contain nothing but the animal itself and its reflection. Andre is, by nature, an intuitive and spontaneous person who does his best to convey emotions through his photographs.
Anyone with a spark of imagination can easily recognize FictionChicks digital illustrations. They’re simply stuff we imagined as kids: keeping a pet dragon, a painting coming to life, stepping into a book, and literally living in a tree. FC simply gave life to our childhood imagination in the most artistically accurate way. There’s a subtle realism to her work that hints at its literal origins.
Julian Wolkenstein is a London-based photographer from Australia who is best known for his advertising photos. Julian obtained his Associate’s degree in photography in 1996 and after working a few years as an assistant, he started working for himself. One of his most popular series consists of a trio of people posing for portraits with comical shadows, another is his series ‘Echoism’ which was basically a work of pure symmetry. He currently divides his time between Melbourne, Sydney, and London.