These tornado-inspired works of art were created by Martin Kimbell, a creative photographer from England. Kimbell uses a combination of long exposure photography and rings of LED lights to produce these geometrically pleasing effect.Th effect is further heightened by the darkened background as Martin prefers to shoot at night or dusk. Martin was inspired by the works of Stu Jenkins who used fire and light to create similar images.
Chase Jarvis is a visionary American photographer who recently went on a jaunt to Dubai and the images he came back with are epic. According to him, he has made it his life’s goal to be as creative as possible towards everything he endeavors. He describes himself as a lover of photography, film, music, and crows – for some reason. Chase is thankful for the boatload of awards he has won for his work but he can’t help but wonder if the jury was rigged. He said: “I was transparent long before it was hip to be so, and I believe deeply in teamwork, community, and collaboration.”. Also, he has a hankering to swim the English Channel.
Lisa Holloway is the proud mother of her twelve kids. While some mothers may consider it a chore to take care of a dozen kids in rural Arizona, Lisa thrives in it. She even manages to indulge in her passion for photography. One of the perks of having loads of kids is having loads of subjects for your photographs. Her portraits of her children have won multiple international awards and published both online and in print.
Chloe Giordano’s miniature embroidered animals have been making the round in the internet lately. Their size as well as the level of detail that Chloe has put into them has impressed even the most jaded internet skeptic. Also, she does it all freehand. She creates her own patterns and works out for herself the best way to make the tiny animals come alive. According to her, it’s the planning stage that takes up the most time. The actual sewing takes between two to three days. Chloe is currently based in Oxford where she’s available for projects and commissions.
Mining is tedious, hard, and dangerous. Most people go through life unaware of the the environmental impact of this necessary activity. Photographer Dillon Marsh sought to quantify mining as an industry “that has shaped the history and economy of a country so radically” by putting together his “For What It’s Worth” series. The series features a sphere of the metal prominently placed in the crater left behind from the mining process. He also made a couple of images of diamond mines where the size of the diamond mind is laughably small compared to the scar the mining process has inflicted on the landscape. You actually have to zoom in to get a good look at the diamond.
Nick Runge, also known as ALAMOSCOUT6 has been a professional freelance illustrator for the past eleven years. He specializes in hand painted illustrations, covers, and interior pencils. He has been involved in countless projects such as Terminator, G.I. Joe, Angel, Ghostbusters, Fallen Angel, and Star Trek. Nick has also done a bit of movie poster work on the side. He currently lives in Denver, Colorado.
Katerina Kamprani went out of her way to create some of the most counter productive designs ever. She calls the series “The Uncomfortable”. An apt description to anyone trying to drink out of a prickly wine glass, eat out of a furry plate, and eat using hinged forks and spoons. Katerina is currently based in Athens where she carefully considers how each every-day functions and how best to confound that function in a tongue-in-cheek way. Some of my favorites are the cement umbrella, the open-toed boots, and the inflatable door handle.
Giant spray-painted images of animals have been cropping up all over the UK courtesy of creative duo Whoam Irony and Placee Boe. Thus far, they’ve inflicted humongous renditions of a snarling fox, a climbing squirrel, an amused crow, a pissed pigeon, a smug bird (sparrow?) and one rather adorable chihuahua. Their work is as brilliant as it is unexpected. Passers-by are simultaneously amused and impressed as they reach for their cameras to take a selfie alongside their work.
Originally created as an ad campaign for a bank, Oscar Ruíz’s “Erase the Difference” series has opened up a can of worms. Who would have ever thought that there really was a line separating the rich from the poor? Aerial shots of Mexico clearly show this line where opulent apartments and villas sit right next to modest, to sometimes very dilapidated houses belonging to the poorer section. Most of the net would like to think the images are faked, or at least digitally manipulated but the series tagline disproves that. It says: “This image has not been modified. It is time to change that.”. The series challenges society to take a closer look at the inequality that prevails in most developing countries.
Chihiro Otsu is yet another one of those extremely gifted artists who are as talented as they are elusive. All we know about Chihiro is that he’s an excellent photographer and that he’s from Nagoya, Japan. Chihiro’s images are usually close-up portraits of flowers. They’re not even the exotic kind of flowers. Some of them may even be classified as weeds, and yet he manages to show them off in the best light. I’m looking forward to knowing more about this artist as well as seeing more of his work.