“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” - Albert Einstein
How could I have never seen Cig Harvey’s work before? It is absolutely marvelous filled with equal parts brilliant composition as and a keen sensitivity to the human condition, beautifully captured with all of its quirks and foibles. [via Lenscratch]
“Art [and creativity] is really undervalued as a means of evolving culture. The more that [street art] is encouraged and there is a space that incubates it the better. As an artist, I always felt that museums and galleries were just too narrow a venue for my art – and art in general. The best art works like music, where music, when you really like it, you listen to the melody and the beat and then you pay attention to the lyrics and what the message is. It becomes a whole feeling and an idea bundled in one – visual art should work the same way.” – Shepard Fairey [via Chase Jarvis]
I am constantly astounded by the beauty of nature, especially nature that is invisible to the naked eye. These images are the pretarsus of the third leg of a drone fly (left) and green brain coral with one polyp in the center and four surrounding polyps (right). They are just two of the winners of the Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition and they are currently on display at the New York Hall of Science. This competition honors the world’s most extraordinary microscope images and videos of biological subjects.You can see more winners on the Olympus Bioscapes website. [via The Big Picture]
R J Shaughnessy is a Los Angeles based editorial and advertising photographer. This work is from his latest series, Stay Cool, shot around Los Angeles. “Stay Cool is a collection of an entire summer’s worth of images. The idea behind it was not simply to document subjects or happenings but to document the essence of an experience, to try and capture the feelings of youth and freedom and love and summertime and Los Angeles.” [via Feature Shoot]
If you have something interesting you think we should feature on an upcoming Five for Friday, let us know.