Photograph by IBRoomba
A swarm of seven Roombas, each with a differently colored LED on top. The roombas are operating at the same time. This is part of a “Roomba Art” picture series produced by Tobias Baumgartner, Marcus Brandenburger, Tom Kamphans, Alexander Kroeller, and Christiane Schmidt of the IBR Algorithm Group and Braunschweig University of Technology.
Photograph by Alexander Kachkaev
“Light trail left by iRobot Roomba during its first 30 minutes of cleaning. The wall on the right is illuminated by a LED on Roomba’s base, a place where the robot parks to charge its battery after finishing.” – Alexander Kachkaev
Designed by Hilden & Diaz, Forms in Nature is a light sculpture/chandelier that transforms its surrounding space into a spooky forest made from shadows. As the duo explain:
“Using a simple action, such as intensifying the brightness at the center of the artwork, the light transforms the space and adds character… The light sculpture is partly inspired by Ernst Haeckel’s (1834-1919) detailed plots from nature and is a further development of Hilden & Diaz’s fascination with mirrorings, as they have previously applied in other artworks.
The forest is mirrored around it’s horizontal central axis and forms a circle 360 degrees around the light source and thereby leads one onto the notion of a real world versus an underworld. Interestingly, the roots are those elements of the forest that are the most visible. Thereby the sculpture is not only mirrored, but also turned upside down… As the intensity of the light source increases, the room changes and the space slowly becomes more and more fascinating and unheimlich.
Mirrorings are thrown out upon the walls and ceilings and provide weak Rorschach-like hints of faces, life and flow of consciousness. Diming the lights transforms the installation and one senses a weak fire burning deep in the center of the forest.”
Hilden & Diaz is collaboration between the artists Thyra Hilden (1972, DK) and Pio Diaz, (1973, AR). In 2005, the two artists founded the partnership. Hilden came from exploring existential ambiguity in her photographs and video installations and Diaz worked with political and social critique through interventions in public space. Their artworks have several overlapping branches: technology, cognition, psychology, history and most central nature. This palette of subjects, always seems to interlink through the core of their work.
[Hilden & Diaz via My Modern Met]
In this capture by photographer Archie Campbell, we see his sister’s silhouette in a plant. The technique is known asmultiple exposure, in this case it’s a double exposure (since it’s composed of two photographs). Posted earlier this week to Flickr, the image has amassed a staggering 1.14 million views thanks to a front page on Reddit.
Via Archie Cambell twistetstifter
May 15, 2013 · Photography
Artist Sonia Rentsch created the photo series ‘Harm Less’ that consists entirely of weaponry made out of only organic materials. The series of sculptures was created by Rentsch for January Biannual, a periodical dedicated to ‘beauty, intelligence and timelessness.’ Once she had constructed the handguns, hand-grenade and bullets, she got the help of photographer Albert Comper to actually take the photos themselves. The short series makes a subtle – yet powerful – statement about violence, weapons and gun culture.
An Affordable Wardrobe
It’s well known I do love my RayBans, but they can get heavy on the face when the weather turns hot. Enter the other classic essential sunglasses, the aviator, or as American Optical calls them, the “original pilot”.The glasses are sturdy and tough, but feather light to wear.
The lenses, which are glass, not only block harmful rays but also heat. Colors remain true to sight through them.They do have logos, but they are so small as to be nearly invisible. A simple “AO” on the arms, tiny, and a tiny “AO” printed on one lens is all. Bayonet style temples seal the deal for me, but the do come in standard style and also wrap around wire. Just like Randolphs.
Check it out at Yoshi´s Contemporary Art Gallery
Food Photographer Beth Galton and Food Stylist Charlotte Omnès collaborated for the series ‘Cut Food’. We can’t decide if looking at the pictures makes us sick or hungry but it is definetely a fun idea to provide a peek at food in a way that defies gravity- slicing it right down the middle in whatever container it’s normally found in. The two got the idea for the series after a commissioned job that had them cutting a burrito in half for a photo shoot.
All images © Beth Galton
(c.) yatzer.com, Theron Humphrey’s Maddie On Things
(c.) Helmut Newton Foundation