Photo credit: David Olivia | SP25
From afar, this may look like real lava flowing from a window, but it’s actually an art installation by Spanish architects David Olivia and Elisenda Planas of SP25. The two artists call it “a layer of incandescent lava that expands [with] flames that arise from the night nothing, from the inside of a mysterious abandoned building and spread, occupy and invade the entire space that surrounds it.” More than 10,000 pieces of origami was used cover nearly 100-square-meters. Read more for additional images and information.
Photo credit: Hayatini Nevreni
Yes, just about everyone who has been on the internet the past year has seen the “Distracted Boyfriend” meme, but visual designer Hayati from Cyprus decided to put a modern twist on it with characters from famous artworks. To be more specific, the boyfriend has been replaced by none other than Vincent van Gogh, and the girlfriend with Girl with a Pearl Earring. “I’m inspired by people I see in everyday life. The fun begins when I mix them together with the best classics,” said Hayati. Continue reading for more pictures.
Beer helmets are nothing new, but have you ever seen it used as a photography tool? Well, now you have, thanks to Japanese photographer Nishihiro. How does it work? Instead of beverages, Nishihiro puts flashes into the holders, and then circular diffusers in front of those to create a soft light look. However, when both flashes aren’t required, he uses it for a drink instead. Get one here now. Continue reading for more pictures and reactions.
Always wanted to step inside a breathtaking photo? If so, then photographer Chris Engman’s latest installation is just for you. Simply put, he took one of his landscape photos, sliced up massive 2D prints, and then plastered the slices on the walls, ceilings, and floors. In other words, if a projector was used to display the photo into the space, this is what it would look like. Continue reading for a behind-the-scenes look, more images and information.
Let’s face it, many celebrities can be recognized in public even with disguises on, that is unless…they’re in full costume on Halloween. This year, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake took their 3-year-old son, Silas Randall Timberlake, trick-or-treating, or “fighting crime in these streets,” in New York City wearing life-sized LEGO Batman costumes. Continue reading for more.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California employs hundreds of engineers, and when they’re not working around this time, they’re busing carving pumpkins. That’s right, each year they compete in an ‘unofficial’ pumpkin carving contest to showcase their creativity “I don’t think, even at the time, they appreciated just how seriously our engineers were going to take it,” said NASA mechanical engineer Mike Meacham. Continue reading for more.
Photo credit: Camera Man Studio
Yohei Shimada, a commercial photographer from Japan, decided to create a fully-functional DSLR costume, called “Cameraaman,” for Halloween. How does it work? Simply press the shutter button, and then an off-camera flash photo is triggered, with it instantly showing on the camera’s integrated LCD panel. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Photo credit: Christine McConnell via Bored Panda
Halloween is next week, and what better way to kick off the celebrations than by showcasing some of the geekiest decorations that internet users have spotted for 2018? Starting off, we have the “Monster House” by Christine McConell. During the day, it looks like normal decals, but when it gets dark out, the entire house lights up. Continue reading for more.
Alan Williams is an artist from Brighton, UK that takes scrap metal and turns it into amazing animal sculptures, with at least one dragon included. This is made possibly due to his expert welding skills, a forge, and lots of recycled scrap metal. His obsession beghin as a child, when he used to pick apart and re-attach toys in different to create unique characters. Continue reading for more examples.
Photo credit: Christies Inc
Christie’s only expected to fetch between $7,000 – $10,000 for its first piece of AI art, titled the “Portrait of Edmond Belamy”, but instead, sold it for $432,500. It was created by art collective Obvious who used the GAN machine learning algorithm to create the portrait. The neural network was trained on a dataset of historical portraits, and then created this work of art. Continue reading for another video and more information.