Maria Netsounski is a portrait, landscape, and city photographer who is slowly getting international attention through her mesmerizing infrared photographs. She is currently based in the Netherlands.With the help of infrared technology, Netsounski transforms tropical locations into a winter wonderland. Taking an infrared photograph is no easy feat. Infrared photographs require special filters and film, the processing of which is complicated too. The results, if done right, is well worth the effort.
Cuteness is a prerequisite to being a cartoon character, ergo, they look nothing like real people. The eyes are always disproportionately big. Several other features may be exaggerated as well. Jirka Väätäinen, a Finnish artist, got tired of them looking too…well, cartoonish. So he went out and did what any self-respecting artist should do. He made his own version of them. He took digital images of the characters (mostly princesses) and digitally manipulated them to look more like actual people without actually resorting to racial stereotypes. The beloved Disney characters are utterly human, yet perfectly recognizable.
Bill Taylor is a Data Manager by profession, artist at heart. Each day he devotes at least 2-5 minutes sketching on his whiteboard with his personal supply of dry erase markers. Each of his pieces take around six weeks to finish. He keeps them around for a few more days before starting on a new one. He says it doesn’t pain him to erase all that hard work since he’s always excited to start a new one. Most of Bill’s work are faithful reproductions of classic pieces by artists like Picasso, Ansel Adams, and Lichtenstein, although he’s not above sketching pop icons like Iron Man.
Nick Georgiou’s newspaper sculptures are inspired by the death of the printed word. His sculptures are products of their environment —both literally and figuratively. As often as he can, he uses local newspapers to add authenticity, and the form the sculpture takes is a reflection of the personal connection he feels to that particular city. According to him “As a society we’re shifting away from print consumption and heading straight towards full digital lives”. These tributes to the fast-disappearing printed word are scattered across New York and Arizona.
Sculptures from way back are made of stone, but nowadays, almost anything can be used to make one. Anyone can be creative with whichever material they possess, but without talent and patience, only a few like Jang Yong Sun can come up with sculptures such as those made from welded organic steel. He carefully shaped each structure with direction and passion, and you will definitely wonder just how focused he must have been, because welding doesn’t take mistakes for granted.
Some artists can take expressive art to an almost surreal level. Adam Martinakis is one of them. With 3d digital renders of sculptures with a somewhat disturbing yet subtle feel. Each piece definitely creates a mysterious story that is left to the viewer’s level of creativity in imagination. There is such an odd force of attraction and wonder that doesn’t leave right after one looks away from the artwork.
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Martin Klimas is a noted German photographer whose works are noted for capturing unconventional snapshots of everyday objects in motion. He loves to capture the moment of impact. Martin works by trail and error and keeps on tossing objects to the floor until he finds an image that is truly showing him something new. He fancies himself a sculptor but unlike other sculptors, he only has a 5000th of a second to make his piece.
Twins have always fascinated the human race. Just last month, the National geographic published the article “A Thing or Two About Twins” by Peter Miller with images by Martin Schoeller. Martin is a photographer based in New York. The similarity with which he treats his subjects, whether famous or unknown, makes his work stand out from the rest. He did the same with the twins, same clothes, lighting, angle, and backdrop. At first glance you’d think they’re the same person wearing slightly different expressions. It isn’t until later, when you’ve had a closer look that you realize the subtle, yet distinct differences. A thicker eyebrow, a stray freckle, less wrinkles. The pictures Martin Schoeller took emphasized the twins’ similarities, yet highlighted their differences.
Boxing is undeniably a brutal and bloody sport. Nicolai Howalt sends the message home when he photographed teenaged boxers before and after the fight. The contrast were startling, to say the least. Clean and confident on the left, bruised and bloody on the right. The differences in the same boxer are even more pronounced because of the way Nicolai set them against a plain white background and posed them in the same way. It’s jarring to see split lips and bloody noses in a twelve year old even if you know he acquired it voluntarily.
Nigel Cox grew up on the edge of Dundalk, a small market town in County Louth. He went to the Riversdale College in Liverpool and joined the Transglobe Expedition right after graduation. His exposure to “the staggering beauty of vast and often barren spaces” has affected his art. Nigel’s stye of Photorealistic Minimalism came about because of his love of large open spaces and lack of clutter at the same time, he is also fascinated by detail. As a result, the subjects of his paintings are ” are alone but not lonely; searching but not anxious, anticipating yet calm”. His work invokes a sense of inner peace and tranquility. Click here for more »