Wyatt Khan at Saatchi Gallery

Geometric arrangement – stretched canvases

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Micro vs Macro

A1 charcoal drawings inspired by Clint Fulkerson and natural occurring shapes. Year 7 pupils used magnifying glasses to inspect natural objects and find patterns to repeat and abstract. Pupils discussed ideas around scale and how different perspectives alter it’s sense.

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Review: Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor: This is not photography

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Last week a link was making its rounds on social media reminding people of an artist documentary being shown publicly on Direct TV and much to my surprise it was of Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor. I’m not as familiar with Maggie’s work as I am with Jerry’s, but I was super excited to check out the show nonetheless.

Back in college, one of my professors Fred, was head over heels for Jerry’s work and once I saw it, I realized why. Uelsmann is a magician of the darkroom. Not only is he a visionary with how he even thinks of his compositions, but he manages to somehow dodge and burn his way into creating the most exquisite & surreal moments in time.

I’ve always been in awe of his work and being able to actually watch him create in the darkroom during this documentary had me completely geeked…

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How Your Face Changes In Different Lighting

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As a lighting designer I found this experiment particularly fascinating.

The impact that light can have on a person or a space never ceases to inspire and amaze me.

People are becoming more and more aware of the impact that lighting can have on how buildings and public spaces look and feel.  Combine this with the opportunity for energy savings, understanding the fast-paced developments in solid state technology, lumen outputs, thermal management, and CRI and you can begin to see why using a Lighting Designer is so important.

Via Pixel Bark.

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Andreas Gursky | A Photographer You Should Know

photography, mass, consumption, collections, space, landscape,

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Andreas Gursky is a German photographer who is know for his large format images.  He often takes architecture and landscape photos that are taken from a high point of view. Gursky began his career in Düsseldorf, as both his father and grandfather were commercial photographers.

Most of Gursky’s images are made of large, man-made spaces.  He tends to position the camera from an elevated vantage point that allows the viewer to see both the center of the subject and a wide peripheral view. His approach is often seen as straightforward, but still distinct.

How distinct? The artist sells most of his images in  editions of six with two artist’s proofs. He in fact even holds the record for the highest price paid for a since image when a print of “Rhein II” sold for USD $4,338,500 at Christie’s, in 2011. Another print of his, “Chicago Board of Trade III” sold for 2.2…

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Detroiturbex – Now and Then

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Detroiturbex - surface and surfaceNow and Then is a series by a group of anonymous photographers who document the gradual decay of an abandoned school in Detroit. Each year book photo is superimposed over the existing condition. Detroitrubex have been exploring and documenting abandoned homes, schools, churches, and hospitals of Detroit in a effort to examine and understand the complicated history of the city. You can find loads more images from this and other projects on their site below.


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