Anything Can Fly is a clever photo series produced by Sweden-based photographer Carl Kleiner. The inventive artist draws on clean, organized compositions and soft color palettes to form his visually pleasing portfolio. This particular project was commissioned for an Avios ad campaign, a company experienced in an air travel and leisure points reward system. Using the company’s slogan “Anything Can Fly,” Kleiner organized everyday items, suspended in mid-flight against a sky blue background. Each thing seen in the photographs can be acquired through the Avios system by cashing in accumulated points.
Pairing objects that function together, but also sometimes contradict, Kleiner playfully presents each scene by flipping the frame in any direction but right-side up. The result are these visually tricky and gravity-defying compositions. Not a drop of pink paint drips from the upside-down paint can and a pair of sparkly gold shoes hover mid-air among a collection of snacks and beauty products. In his ever-humorous style, Kleiner brings us another incredible, visual delight.
Jason Hull from Oaklandia,USA says “I’m converting a few old cameras from the 50’s & 60’s into night lights. I’m not modifying cameras if they are in prisitine condition or if they’re rare, I’d rather they stay usable as cameras in those cases. The ones I’ve chosen are lightweight plastic, produced in huge numbers and easily found for sale at flea markets/ garage sales/ ebay.” We say “brilliant stuff”.
Cinema flash showdown is a collection of photography portraying human figures with scribbled lines by Ayaka Ito and Randall Church. The collection of photographs are distorted and reconstructed in 3D using a Flash drawing tool. This is what happens when scribbled lines give life to portraits and push the boundaries of creativity and technology.
The Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera photographs a full spherical panorama when it is thrown in the air. The ball’s 36 cell phone cameras capture the panorama, which is stitched together afterwards on a computer. The ball camera’s creator, German computer engineer Jonas Pfeil, plans to develop it for sale. We definitely think this is a great idea and would love to get our hands on one!
French photographer Alain Delorme‘s newest series of photographs is entitled ‘totems’. The images were captured during two art residencies in Shanghai throughout 2009 and 2010. The photographer was fascinated by migrants’ loads, he photographed piles of stacked ‘made in china’products which form unusual sculptures, symbols of a form of fetishization of the objects themselves.