1. cross-connect:

    Porcelain Figures series by photographer Martin Klimas

    From a height of three meters, porcelain figurines are dropped on the ground, and the sound they make when they hit trips the shutter release. The result: razor-sharp images of disturbing beauty—temporary sculptures made visible to the human eye by high-speed photography technology. The porcelain statuette bursting into pieces isn’t what really captures the attention; the fascination lies in the genesis of a dynamic figure that replaces the static pose. In contrast to the inertness of the intact kitsch figurines Klimas started out with, the photographs of their destruction possess a powerfully narrative character.” (text from martin-klimas.de)

    Pictures from Juxtapoz Magazine

    Posted to Cross Connect by Miyuki

     
  2. likeafieldmouse:

    Gao Rongguo - Identical Twins

    "Growing up in Shandong Province, Rongguo went to many different schools and in that time knew three sets of identical twins.

    For this project, he returned to Shandong Province to find his subjects and chose to photograph them so they appear to gaze at their own nonidentical reflection.

    He chose subjects in their fifties because, he explains, the fifties are often called the years to know one’s fate.

    With this project, Rongguo calls into question the idea of astrology, that two people born at exactly the same time, with identical DNA, end up with completely different personalities, interests, and in fact have entirely different fates.

    While it is apparent that the subjects are identical twins, the sometimes minuscule, sometimes more obvious, differences between them create a poignant document of humanity and individual human determination.”

     
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  4. fer1972:

    Today’s Classic: Hercules slaying Nessus the Centaur by Giambologna (1599)

     
  5. "The Dusking Hour" James R. Eads
    "The Dusking Hour" James R. Eads
    "The Dusking Hour" James R. Eads

    jamesreads:

    THE DUSKING HOUR

    At dusk the truth of day is shed
    letting the magic in 
    and lifting us up again.

    "The Dusking Hour" is a 16" x 20" high quality fine art print on archival paper, printed in a limited edition of 40 prints. Each print is hand signed and numbered on a 3/4" white border. Prints will be available starting on Friday, June 27th at 5PM through www.jamesreadsmerch.com

    "The Dusking Hour" is the first piece I’m revealing that will be a part of my upcoming solo show "The Truth About Magic" at Phone Booth Gallery opening on July 19th in Long Beach. If you’re in the Los Angeles area I hope to see you there, I’ll have a series of new never before seen prints and original paintings. There will be a hand painted version of “The Dusking Hour” available at the show. 

     
  6. likeafieldmouse:

    Sam Falls - Selections from the series Paint Paper Palms (2011)

     
  7. 2headedsnake:

    Januz Miralles

    (Source: behance.net)

     
  8. nearlya:

    Mash. Linaea 1,2,3

     
  9. jacobvanloon:

    working out some possibilities today - another one of those sessions where the resolve is to generate more questions. 

     
  10. leslieseuffert:

    Melih Dönmezer (Turkey)  High Contrast Photo Manipulations, 2014