Lisa Rienermann (scroll right) became famous for her award-winning alphabet formed from letters spotted in the space between buildings. However French artistThomas Lamadieu instead used the constraints as inspiration for his imaginative illustration series Sky Art, where the artist drew within the narrow confines of rooftops and tiny slices of sky to create some pretty wild imagery. It would be fun to see different artists interpretations of the exact same spot.
Highly acclaimed, multi award-winning French photographer and visual artist Jean-François Rauzier has quite a long tradition as a distinctive visual storyteller and a prolific purveyor of re-imagined photographic hyper realities and utopian worlds.
In 2002, he invented the concept of the HYPERPHOTO, an elaborate virtual image consisting of several hundreds of shots taken with a telephoto lens and then digitally stitched together with the aid of technology.
The outcome is images of monumental scale and depth, assembled with such virtuosity that they trick and deceive the eye, simulating the illusion of reality.
Enjoy the street photography of Swedish photographer Nils-Erik Larson, who shoots primarily in black and white and has a wonderful knack for being in the right place at the right time. See much more of his work over on DeviantART.
Israeli artist Ronit Bigal photographs the body completely exposed. The camera explores the body, capturing different parts, discovering a world of hidden landscapes, textures, and unspoken eroticism. For the artist, this was a journey of unforeseen surprise. Therefore she wraps parts of her photos with floral ornamentation and others with cited calligraphy taken from Biblical texts.
Pericles Kondylatos likes to defy gravity. In fact, he likes to defy anyone who has ever told him he couldn’t turn doll heads, chandelier fragments, religious icons and other voluminous vintage finds into wearable art. Delivering a lesson in decadent styling, Kondylatos assembled a dream-team of Greek fashion designers, paired them with a Polish-born photographer sporting a complicated past and a Greek-tinged surname and produced a breathtaking series of images that could be perceived as his own version of crisis management: If you still don’t know how to deal with the Greek credit crunch, the best way to do it is head on; preferably dripping in jewels!
Australian photographer Bill Gekas creates elaborate portraits of his five-year old daughter that are inspired by classic paintings. Gekas talks about his photography process in this interview with Digital Photography School.
In 1963, photographer Melvin Sokolsky shot the iconic “Bubble” fashion series in Paris for Harper’s Bazaar magazine’s spring collection. Alix of Modern Kiddo explains that the plexiglass ball holding the model, the lovely Simone d’Aillencourt, was actually suspended by a cable and crane. No image trickery was used. A limited edition art book of the full series is available at Sokolsky’s website.