What a lovely morning!
George Grie is a Russian-Canadian artist. He is well known for his surrealist style in 3D and 2D art. Grie’s work was heavily influenced by other famous surrealist artsists such as Magritte and Salvador Dalí, fantastic realists Zdzisław Beksiński and Wojciech Siudmak, and surreal photomanipulation artist Jerry Uelsmann.
George’s digital neo-surrealistic artworks are an extraordinary visual record of his thoughts, views, and dreams. The artist’s photo-manipulative work displays a fanciful, playful, and surrealistic world intertwined with detail.
Image © George Grie
If you drive 20 mins outside of my home town there usually isn’t any snow. If there is any, it has started melting. Not here though… Somehow, it can be nearly 40 degrees and there will be snow. Not melted snow. Just snow.
But I digress… Check out that view. This is something I didn’t learn until after I moved away; my home town is beautiful. I didn’t want to believe it while I was there. My drive home is always scenic and lovely
This photograph was taken by Louis Daguerre. The image is of Boulevard du Temple in Paris, France in 1838, Louis was a brilliant artist and physicist. (Odd combination of careers, right?) He invented the daguerreotype photography process. Aside from being very old, this photograph is potentially the first to ever include a human being. Back then, image required a 10 minute exposure time so, all the people, carriages, and other moving objects would disappear. Yet, In this photograph, slightly left of center is a man who just so happened be sitting still during the shot because he was getting his shoes shined.
A collection of interesting photographs via yesemails.com
Some photographs are moving, some funny but overall they have something that will captivate you. I hope you enjoy them!
Ophelia is not an artist, but a full-time international model, designer, a performer based out of Germany. Typically I showcase other artists’ work but this time I want to focus on the subject rather than just the creator. I found Ophelia-Overdose on Deviant Art a few years ago and have continued to follow her. She is always very creative in her costumes and mood. She is an amazing model and is forever reinventing herself.
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Images courtesy of Ophelia Overdose
Have you ever been to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah? Me either, but I think I have a pretty good idea of how amazing the view is thanks to Utah3d. This site is pretty neat. Panoramas are taken (by Martin van Hemert), uploaded, and viewed as 3D images. So basically, when you click the Utah3d link up there, a window will open up with a large view of the Salt Flats in Utah. You can then drag the image around and you get a 360 view of the area.
Why do you want to see the Salt Flats? Because it is BEAUTIFUL! At night, the view is almost surreal. Utah is so dark at night that the only light comes from a single interstate highway and a town called Wendover. It lights the sky perfectly.
The orange color you are seeing comes from high pressure sodium vapor lighting while the green glow is the result of distant mercury vapors.
Panorama credit: Martin van Hemert
Photographer, Rut Mackel, takes photographs of people in a disfigured fashion with his series “The Ugly Truth”.
Mackel asks his subjects to squish their faces against panes of glass to create contorted portraits that you can’t stop looking at! I think they are beautiful because it shows that people can’t always look the way they want to.