These clever digital manipulations by Russian photographer Alexey Bednij use shadows to fill space, creating compositions reminiscent of tessellations. The varying directions of the shadows cast by his human and animal subjects bring an element of surprise to the high contrast photographs. Along with his shadow art, Bednij’s body of work includes other black and white photography with similarly impressive compositions of positive and negative space.
Via: Lost at E Minor
A ‘cloud tsunami’ rolls over Panama City beach
“Meteorologist Dan Satterfield explains this occurrence on his blog:
Cool air offshore was very nearly at the saturation point, with a temperature near 20ºC and a dew point of about 19.5ºC. The air at this temperature can only hold a certain amount of water vapor, and how much it can hold depends heavily on the temperature. If you add more water into the air, a cloud will form, but you can also get a cloud to form by cooling the air. Drop the temperature, and it can no long hold as much water vapor, so some of it will condense out and a cloud will form.”
FabCafe, a diner based in Tokyo, recently held an event that enabled the men of Japan to create gummy versions of themselves for their partners.
To celebrate White Day - Japan’s mid-March, male-oriented alternative to Valentines Day - the unusual cafe-come-innovation lab invited a group of its customers to a workshop which saw their bodies scanned to create 3D files of themselves.
These were then used to create printed plastic moulds filled with jelly that once set, had a unique and chewy gift for their lady friends.
Choros by Michael Langan and Terah Maher. “A chorus of women are borne from the movements of a single dancer.”
Twins? No, just doppelgängers! Photographer Francois Brunelle takes portraits of unrelated strangers who bear uncanny resemblances to each other. Through his project, “I’m Not A Look-alike!” Brunelle explores the striking physical similarities between these pairs. His subjects have no blood relation and are sometimes born in different countries. One can only imagine how surreal the experience must be for his subjects, to be posing with another person with shared physical characteristics. If you have a look-alike of your own, participate via his website brunelle.com
Iceland is laden with active volcano systems, which have proved to be mesmerising subject matter for photographer Andre Ermolaev.
”..what has become a real discovery for me is the bird’s eye view of the rivers flowing along the black volcanic sand. It is an inexpressible combination of colors, lines, and patterns. The photo represents the mouth of the river falling into the ocean”
To Live On by Min Jeong Seo
“The stalks these flowers are already dried up but their blossoms are preserved and kept fresh by the medical infusion bags. The life-span of every living creature is limited.The infusion bags stand for the progress in medicine and the prolongation of human life.They somehow carry an ambivalent message as they refer to both death and life an the same time. Both states are immanent here. To preserve the beauty of the flowers artifically with the help of the infusion bags points out man’s inclination to repress the fact having to die and to postpone death.”