Awesome Digital Portraits by Olga Tereshenko

By on June 19, 2014, in Paintings

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Olga Tereshenko is a young, up-and-coming artist who does little to hide the fact that she’s a fan of Sherlock, Dr. House, and Tolkien. Her portraits are utterly recognizable and beautifully rendered. At only 25 years old, she has loads of potential to become the next big thing in the art world. Aside from awesome portraits of Dr. House, Sherlock, and Gandalf, Olga has also made digital portraits of contemporary Hollywood characters and actors like Maleficent, Adrian Brody, and Loki.

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Croc vs Lacoste – Clever Advertising Photogrphy by Joseph Ford

By on June 18, 2014, in Design

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Joseph Ford was midway through getting his degree in French and Italian in Cambridge when he started taking pictures. He got his first big break as a photographer while doing some ads for TBWA Paris. His rapid rise through the ranks of advertising photographers can only be described as meteoric. These days, he can be found in exotic locales shooting ads for corporate clients. One of his more recent series is a feature for Sneakers magazine which had him pair up different sneaker brands with animals analogous to their logo. Lacoste vs crocodile was easy but Nike and Basics presented a bit more of a challenge. When not en route to a shoot or in Paris, Joseph lives in Brighton, UK.

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Photorealistic Oil Paintings by Charles Bierk

By on June 17, 2014, in Paintings

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Charles Bierk

He is currently based in Toronto, Canada.

Toronto-based artist Charles Bierk uses oil on canvas to create paintings that look like realistic pencil drawings on paper.

CHARLES BIERK
B. 1987. Lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

EDUCATION
OCAD U, 2011, Drawing and Painting, Toronto, Canada.

 

Charles Bierk begins with a photograph of a face which then becomes source material for a monolithic, monochromatic portrait.  A second identical portrait is also presented.  But his one details Bierk’s technical process – his grid, the worn spots his hands and materials made on the source image.  Finally, the source image is photographed for exhibition.  Zac, the subject of the paintings and photograph, is beautiful and ultimately elusive but Bierk’s process is transparent.

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Titian Tinted – Old School Photography by Oleg Oprisco

By on June 16, 2014, in Photography

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“A true artist is not defined by his instruments.” – an old saying which is an apt description of Oleg Oprisco’s artistic inclinations. He’s a photographer who loves taking shots with an old, outdated, film camera. Looking at his pictures, one would assume that he uses loads of high-tech gear with more megapixels than you could shake a stick at. In truth, the excellence of his work comes down to two things: artistic vision and meticulous planning. None of his images are spur-of-the-moment shots. Oleg is a modern-day Titian whose subjects are all redheads. I guess he just loves the way their hair makes a striking contrast with just about everything. His advice for would-be photographers: “If you really feel this is your calling, go for it to the extreme. Drop your job and everything and just shoot; the rest will follow.”

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Bubbly – Bubble Wrap Art by Bradley Hart

By on June 15, 2014, in Design

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Bradley Hart is the artist who came up with the innovative concept that combines paint, syringes, and bubble wrap to recreate classic works of art. He recently had his solo show at Cavalier Galleries Inc. in New York where he displayed his latest batch of bubble wrap art. It takes two things to create awesome art like this. One is patience (loads of it) to inject each individual cell with paint, and the other is artistic talent to make sure that the result comes out exactly what you intended it to be (Mona Lisa) instead of looking like a poorly pixelated version of  classic painting.

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Miniature Mobile Homes by Gregory Kloehn

By on June 14, 2014, in Design

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Gregory Kloehn is a California-based sculptor/contractor who started the Homeless Homes Project, building homes out of old dumpsters. The scale of these miniature living spaces would make Hobbits feel right at home. The cramped but comfy homes includes: bed, sink, stove, storage shelves, windows, and a very cute door. The raw materials for the remodeling come from upcycled materials that Gregory and his crew have scrounged out from illegally dumped trash. He has even lived in one of his creations to prove that they’re more than just pretty, they’re functional too. Gregory feels that as long as ‘you’re putting so much effort into something it would be nice if it did something’.

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Gravity Defying Sculptures by Sandcastle Matt

By on June 13, 2014, in Sculpture

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Sandcastle Matt is a Massachusetts-based artist who loves playing around with sand. His creations have been mistaken as the result of lightning-struck sand. What Matt actually does is apply the drip method technique to various found objects such as plywood, vines, and anchors. Despite their fleeting existence, beachgoers can’t help but be amazed by Sandcastles Matt’s awesome sandcastles.

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Kinesthetic Photography Kristin Smith

By on June 12, 2014, in Photography

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Kirstin Smith is the photographer behind the two-part series of photographs called “Bodies of Thought”. Her series captured the graceful movements of her subjects with some clever tweaking of the the exposure time. The colorful and flowing costumes of her subjects also added to the appeal of the images. You, the viewer, may not exactly know what Kirstin’s subject is doing, but it’s the uncertainty that makes you want a closer and longer look at the image. the series is said to be exploring the concept of “an intelligent body, where the body’s thoughts are realized through movement”.

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Nature Inspired Photography by Barry Rosenthal

By on June 11, 2014, in Photography

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Barry Rosenthal is an outstanding photographer and a nature lover. He has a series he calls “Photobotanicus” which features perfectly ordinary weeds and flowers. The kind you can find in roadsides. He looks for plants with inherently interesting structure or design and play that structure against the negative space of the white background. The combination of artistic elements has resulted in an almost 3D quality to the finished images. In one of his other series, “Found in Nature” Barry really let his inner beachcomber go. He collected assorted detritus from beaches and sorted them all out in his studio. He sorts them either by color or by type. Some of the stuff that found their way into his final images are: spent shotgun shells, balls, bottle caps, toys, and disturbingly enough: medical waste. He said: “The objects I use also represent personal and cultural history and memories fond and haunting.”

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One Small Step – Outstanding Advertising Photography by Darran Rees

By on June 10, 2014, in Photography

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Darran Rees studied to become a painter before he really got into photography in the mid 1990s. Born in Wales, he currently splits his time between his studios in New York and London. Darran has made a name for himself in advertising photography for his clever concepts, but he also loves to do a lot of freelance work. He has traveled to the remote areas of Mexico, Africa, Nicaragua, and Peru where tea and coffee are grown. His client, Fair Trade Charity Organization has tasked him to document the growers, the artisans, and the thriving communities in these enchantingly remote areas. He is currently working on a long-term project involving rising Eastern European countries.

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