Photographer Brendan Fitzpatrick has been shooting photos for over 20 years, and for the last seven has been living and working in Singapore. These colorful floral x-rayswere the result of several radiology experiments that ended with help from a radiography lab in Singapore who assisted him with use of a digital x-ray system followed by a few rounds of image editing and color correction in Photoshop to reach the final results you see here. Several of the specimens are available as prints over onSociety6. For a polar opposite project, also check out his Anonymous Aliens series, which confronts the dehumanization of transient workers and their often unrecognized contribution to modern society by capturing anonymous stormtroopers enduring the back-breaking labor often performed by migrants.
The prolific Japanese artist Hiroshi Yoshii started as a freelance illustrator in 1990, and began focusing on digital art in 1992 using tools like Painter, Photoshop and Illustrator. He then began doing his character a day project in 1999, eventually using 3D applications such as ZBrush, Cinema4D, modo and 3ds Max. The use of 3D software has allowed Yoshii to work quicker, allowing him to make finish a character in as little as an hour!
Granimator™ is a graphic wallpaper creator with a difference. To get started the user simply selects from the choice of shapes, styles and backgrounds. They can then draw the selected assets onto the stage, and erase, move, scale and rotate them to create compositions. Each shape represents a sound that can be manipulated and played.
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A Cinemagraph is an image that contains within itself a living moment that allows a glimpse of time to be experienced and preserved endlessly.
Visual Graphics Artist Kevin Burg began experimenting with the .gif format in this style in 2009 but it wasn’t until he partnered with photographer Jamie Beck to cover New York Fashion Week that Cinemagraphs were born. Marrying original content photography with the desire to communicate more to the viewer birthed the cinemagraph process. Starting in-camera, the artists take a traditional photograph and combine a living moment into the image through the isolated animation of multiple frames.
Beck and Burg named the process “Cinemagraphs” for their cinematic quality while maintaining at its soul the principles of traditional photography. Launched virally through social media platforms Twitter and Tumblr, both the style of imagery and terminology has become a class of its own. The creative duo are looking forward to exploring future display technologies for gallery settings as well as pushing this new art form and communication process as the best way to capture a moment in time or create a true living portrait in our digital age while embracing our need to communicate visually and share instantly.
The allure is simple: rather than overtly drawing your attention to an obvious movement, these animations are very subtle and controlled. It’s what sets them apart from all the other nonsense GIF animations. The subtlety creates a kind of serenity almost — sort of a halfway point between film and real life. Definitely makes you do a double take the first time you see it. We know animated GIFs are as old school but we think this places a subtle spin on the technique which will be absolutely everywhere. Enjoy it.
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