“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” – Vincent van Gogh
To say I’m jealous of Elena Kalis would be an understatement. Not only does she do some incredible underwater photography, but she also gets to do it in one of the most beautiful places on the planet – The Bahamas. Underwater photography is typically peaceful and serene and these are no exception, but she also has some very fun and creative images in her portfolio, particularly her “Alice in Waterland” series. [via Ben Trovato Blog]
This is simply wonderful. According to the description: “’Kinetic Rain’ is composed of two parts, each consisting of 608 rain droplets made of lightweight aluminum covered with copper. Suspended from thin steel ropes above the two opposing escalators, each droplet is moved precisely and seemingly floating by a computer-controlled motor hidden in the halls ceiling. The drops follow a 15-minute, computationally designed choreography where the two parts move together in unison, sometimes mirroring, sometimes complementing, and sometimes responding to each other.” [via John Knack]
Using a combination of black and white self-portraits, which are then hand-colored and then composited into surreal environments which he has painted or built, Dutch artist/photographer, Teun Hocks’ images combine the seriousness of life with a touch of humor. They are just wonderful. [via Escape Into Life]
A personal project for French photographer, Talos Buccellati, “Work and Play” “highlights the feeling of loneliness and worry due to the economic crisis to inspire reflection on the current situation in London. It focuses on the atmosphere in dark places of the city and in the meantime it shows the importance of ‘faith’ in sport which is particularly strong through all the country.” Be sure to click through to see the rest of the project in context. [via Behance]
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