Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Kids are Alright

This video was brought to my attention recently.  It is an interesting look into the lives of the young adults of Chicago. very well made.

My Life Chicago from Kyle Neary on Vimeo.

Video-Josh Robinson

"The life style and the people that I came across of my visit to Chicago, their story...."

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Deviant Art Overview

Now that a few images have come up from my series of favorite Deviant Art artists, I would like to take a second to talk about why I think that these pieces have value.

So far the images that I have chosen are all portraits.  They are all different in their own ways, compositionally, chromatically, and so forth.  What they do all possess though is a certain rigor.  The do not have the effect of being overly photoshopped (though they may have an extensive amount of work done to them).  The do have en extreme attention paid to detail and to focus.  In this I am mean (outside of effects such as sepia, vignetting, color correction) the attention to the fine details of the face, the position of the subject, and the composition.  Notice all of their attention to skin, and to hair, to expression.  The shots seem effortless.  These are the reasons I love these shots.  This is also what am always striving to do in my own work.  I attempt this in every shot that I take, whether it be in Architectural , portrait, or candid photography.  I do not often share my personal work on this blog, but I will share a few of my images here to show what I mean.  I hope that you can see in them what I am attempting.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Light Rhapsody

Absolutely beautiful and inspiring short.  Think the opening sequence to Goldfinger revamped.  

From the Artists-

We are two young french directors that decided to create a real time installation and make a video from it.

"Light Rhapsody" is a real time human lighting sculpture. A 3D model has been projected in real time over the real model through a projecting device. It creates a radiant dissemination emanating from her skin.That projection was animated and progress over her entire body until it has reached and invaded her face.

2 days shooting with the model (thanks to you Julia Nana for your patience) and another one for the wild shot of NYC.

We shot with two cameras, a D90 and a 1Dmk4 cause the budget was super tight.

We would like to make some special thanks to our model, Julia Swell and our talented make up artist Cindy Leroux. Thanks to Hsiao-han Lan 筱涵 our magic set photographer !!!

Marc & Vivien"

Give it justice with full screen.

Light Rhapsody from Vivien TESTARD on Vimeo.

3D Light Painting with iPad

Out of London- The first interesting use for an iPad discovered!

Berg and Dentsu London have used 3D modeling, a "homebrew" app, long exposure and time lapse to produce a truly beautiful effect.

I love how analog this is.  It would be very easy to make a similar effect without half of the work, but it would just be similar, not as amazing.

Making Future Magic: iPad light painting from Dentsu London on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

DeviantArt- mehmet turgut

This is something I think I am going to turn into a new series on this Blog.  I will be taking "random" images from my DeviantArt Favorites folder and putting them up here with a link to the artist page.  I am not particularly active on DA anymore, but I still browse it regularly for inspiration.

act of insanity . . . . VIIby `mehmeturgut