Zeitguised, the spirit of the time…
Zeitguised, the spirit of the time…
Guerrilla gardening by Anna Garforth.
Japanese scientist/fisherman/artist Iori Tomita is the man behind this curious collection of see-through animals, which form part of his project called ‘New World Transparent Specimens’. The specimens are created using a preservation and dyeing technique usually only used for scientific purposes, such as examining the skeletal system and the underlying biological makeup. Tomita uses an enzyme to dissolve the natural proteins in the flesh. He then injects red dyes into the harder bones and blue dyes into the softer cartilage, thus highlighting usually unseen internal structures. The dead creature is then preserved in a jar of glycerin. Tomita started to create these transparent specimens as pieces of work to help people feel closer to the wonders of life and say that there are no limits to how people may interpret his work – as academic material, a piece of art, or even an entrance to philosophy. Magic!
New York-based photography studio Floto + Warner consists of Jeremy Floto and Cassandra Warner, a married couple making excellent photography togheter. Their colorful series ‘Smoke’ was done in abandoned buildings in Nevada’s bare but beautiful desert. We love it!
Arian Behzadi is currently a Biological Sciences major with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior at UC Davis. In between classes he does personal and commissioned visual design work. He has always found parallels between art and the sciences so a lot of his studies find their way into his artwork. Aside from design work, Arian interns at the Same Day Surgery Center at the UCD Medical Center and does research at the Carraway/Sweeney Cancer Lab. Sweet!
Swedish-Born photographer Camilla Åkrans is one of our favorite fashion photographers, Åkrans, who’s work comes mostly from New York and Paris is one of the most know fashion elite photographers of this decade. Have an eye and look for inspiration.
The My little Dead Dick is the name Taiwanese-American Patrick Tsai and Chinese Madi Ju photo diary which lasted from the summer of 2006 to the summer of 2007 – exactly one year from the first day they met. Patrick Tsai and Madi Ju continued working and living together until their break-up which happened on the same day as the big earthquake in Western China in the summer of 2008. Today they are both renown photographers with different individual projects, but to me this is still the most beautiful thing they’ve ever done.
Mark Tipple has emerged as a notable documentary photographer over the past 3 years. Having worked closely with organizations seeking social change in Australia and surrounding countries, his progression has seen the development of Gallery For Justice; a not-for-profit aiming to empower story telling through fine art prints documenting issues of social justice. He is also the principal photographer of The Underwater Project; an ongoing reportage showcasing Australia’s relationship with the ocean, and as a photographer he aims to connect the three areas of his work to bring light to stories traditional media shies away from. Tipple’s work has appeared in publications worldwide such as The Australian, The Telegraph, The BBC, G1.com, The Independent, National Geographic and De Morgen Magazine.
Randy Mora is a self-taught artist and illustrator currently working in Bogotá, Colombia. He makes cut and paste collages where he mixes a bit of everything, like scary anatomy, plants, kitschy devices and animals into elegant artwork. His collages develop from ideas he first puts down in small sketches. During the process, however, many variables lead him to other solutions far from the original idea. He usually works in Photoshop, scanning the pictures he needs. Each one of them has its own history: “the key is to know how to organize them into a solid concept. I don’t like to rush things.”
Based in East Sussex, UK, Sam Chivers is an illustrator, screen printer and graphic artist. From a young age he was inspired by mountainous landscape found during trips to France and also a love of comics. He similarly takes much inspiration from the realms of fantasy art. Working with different mediums he says, “I like the infinite possibilities working digitally affords, coupled with the limitations that screen-print imposes”. This hints at the progressive attitude towards his work.