Monday, February 24, 2014

Animated Photo Collages by Qi Wei Fong Shimmer to Life as Time Passes

Animated Photo Collages by Qi Wei Fong Shimmer to Life as Time Passes landscapes gifs China
Glassy Sunset, 2013
Animated Photo Collages by Qi Wei Fong Shimmer to Life as Time Passes landscapes gifs China
Tanah Lot Sunset, 2013
Animated Photo Collages by Qi Wei Fong Shimmer to Life as Time Passes landscapes gifs China
Shanghai Freeway, 2014
Animated Photo Collages by Qi Wei Fong Shimmer to Life as Time Passes landscapes gifs China
Chinatown Sunset, 2013
Several months ago we featured a photographic series called Time is a Dimension by artist Qi Wei Fong that depicted layered collages of landscapes and cityscapes photographed over a 2-4 hour period. Fong has since taken the project a step further by animating the images in this new series called Time in Motion. The new photos, shot in locations around China, Indonesia, and Bali show the change in light at sunrise or sunset through angular rays and concentric circles that shimmer as time passes. You can see more from the series on his website.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Vaudeville Etiquette's Bradley Laina Answers 20 Questions~ You May Want to Dig Out Your Tambourine!



In the early 19th Century, Marcel Proust was given a questionnaire called "an album to record thoughts and feelings," also known as a "confession album."  At the time, it was popular among English families to assure that the man or woman was marriage worthy and bona fide. Written in 1890, it was discovered in 1924, and in 2003 auctioned for over 100,000 euros.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Art of Self Promotion



A shameless admission and story by Seattle filmmaker Shaun Scott

One night while riding Seattle's Light Link Rail, a lanky, consternated, black adolescent took a seat next to me and began writing in a bound leather notebook. He held his pen as fiercely as a grudge, his stringy forearm muscles pronounced themselves with each stroke, the blank white sheet filling in with words at an alarming rate as our train sped sideways into Seattle night. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Animated Cinemagraphs Put The Big Apple Into Focus

New York Snaps into Focus through Bespectacled Animated Cinemagraphs New York glasses gifs
New York Snaps into Focus through Bespectacled Animated Cinemagraphs New York glasses gifs
New York Snaps into Focus through Bespectacled Animated Cinemagraphs New York glasses gifs
New York Snaps into Focus through Bespectacled Animated Cinemagraphs New York glasses gifs
New York Snaps into Focus through Bespectacled Animated Cinemagraphs New York glasses gifs
Digital artists and photographers Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, arguably the masters of cinematic animated gifs, recently shared this wonderfully executed series of images featuring locations in their native New York as viewed Armani eyeglasses. Cleverly, as objects and people move across the lenses they suddenly snap into focus, revealing the finer details of Times Square, Central Park and Grand Central Station. You can read more about the series over on Ann Street Studio. (via Ignant)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

A New Fang for Vinyl: Psychedelic Zoetropic Vinyl Records by Sculpture


Plastic Infinite: A 7 Psychedelic Zoetropic Vinyl Record by Sculpture zoetropes vinyl music video animation
Plastic Infinite is a 7″ animated picture disc by UK-based duo Sculpture made to accompany a new track by the same name. Created like a zoetrope, the disc animates when played under a strobe light or filmed at 25fps. Pick one up here