Le It e Amo ✪
Follow
Find
2.7M views | +27.8K today
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
onto Le It e Amo ✪
Scoop.it!

#Christmas #Market

#Christmas #Market | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Christmas in Paris reminds me of my youth, when main streets in America were bubbling with glowing candy canes, snow flakes and snowman, while couples walked arm and arm and children played enthusi...
more...
No comment yet.
Le It e Amo ✪
L℮ ɪt ℮ A๓o✪αℓ❥cє✰ɪғ ɪ ηℯṽℯя мℯт υ,ɪ ωσυℓ∂т ʟιĸℯ υ✬ɪғ ɪ ∂ι∂т ʟιĸℯ υ,ɪ ωσυℓ∂т ʟ❥ṽє υ✯ɪғ ɪ ∂ι∂т ʟ❥ṽє υ,ɪ ωσυℓ∂т мιṧṥ υ✫Ḃυт ɪ ∂ι∂,ɪ ∂◎ ℮ ɪ ωιʟʟ™Dєєρєяɪηѕι∂єbαcισn☻
Curated by Leggo Tung Lei
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Leggo Tung Lei from Le It e Amo ✪
Scoop.it!

FM.Marche.Itani Si Che BELLISSIMA✪Le ❙t e Amo<3

The Marche is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. The Italian name Le Marche is the plural of marca, and literally means "the Marches", originally referring to the medieval March of Ancona and nearby marches of Camerino and Fermo.
The Marche are located in the Central area of the country, bordering Emilia-Romagna and the republic of San Marino to the north, Tuscany to the north-west, Umbria to the west, Abruzzo and Lazio to the south and the Adriatic Sea to the east. Except for river valleys and the often very narrow coastal strip, the land is hilly. In the nineteenth century, a railway from Bologna to Brindisi linked the Marche along the coastline of the entire territory. Inland, the mountainous nature of the region, even today, allows little travel north and south, except by rough roads over the passes.

more...
Leggo Tung Lei's curator insight, June 30, 2013 10:23 PM

FM.Marche.IT ✪ Eataney Si BELLISSIMA

Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

Mount Fuji Surrounded in Glorious Colors by Hidenobu Suzuki

Mount Fuji Surrounded in Glorious Colors by Hidenobu Suzuki | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
As part of National Geographic's Your Shot photo community, Japanese photographer Hidenobu Suzuki submitted the image above he calls Sleeping Giant. Taken after a heavy rainstorm, the photo shows Mount Fuji looming over Fujinomiya, a city located in the Shizuoka Prefecture of Japan. Impressed by the beautiful colors he writes, "When I took the photos in a breathless silence, I had a strong feeling that the Earth was alive and had a soul."
Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 meters (12,389 feet) tall. It's famous for its exceptionally symmetrical cone shape. An active volcano, the mountain last erupted about 300 years ago. About sixty miles southwest of Tokyo, it can be seen from that city on a clear day. Mount Fuji is a well-known symbol of Japan and has been featured on My Modern Met several times including most recently here.
The photo above appeared in National Geographic's Your Shot assignment called Embrace the Untamed. Out of 18,000 submitted, it was chosen as…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

Japanese Bonsai Tree and Flowers Launched into Space in Incredible Journey

Japanese Bonsai Tree and Flowers Launched into Space in Incredible Journey | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Japanese artist Azuma Makoto has worked with bonsai trees in the past, but his newest botanical art project is out of this world—literally. On July 15, Makoto and his crew ventured to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to launch two objects into space: "Shiki 1," a 50-year-old white pine bonsai suspended from a metal frame, and an untitled arrangement of orchids, hydrangeas, lilies, irises, and other flowers.
To accomplish the mission, called Exobiotanica, Makoto collaborated with JP Aerospace, a volunteer-based organization that constructs and sends vessels into orbit. Working from the middle of the night until dawn, the team secured the plants to lightweight devices hanging from helium balloons. After attaching tracking devices, still cameras, and GoPro video cameras to record the unique space flight, the bonsai and the floral arrangement were launched into the stratosphere, soaring to the amazing heights of 91,800 ft (27.98 km) and 87,000 ft (26.51 km), respectively. Although the vessels…
more...
Reuben Soh's curator insight, Today, 8:24 AM

Is there complex organic life waiting for us outside the habitable confines of earth’s atmosphere? There is now, even if it was only for a fleeting moment or two. Artist Azuma Makoto retorts the age old somewhat philosophical question of life outside earth with poetry in motion. Whoever said that art and science were two mutually exclusive fields of interest?  

Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

Striking Ceramic Sculptures of Human-Animal Hybrids Explore Relationship Between People and Nature

Striking Ceramic Sculptures of Human-Animal Hybrids Explore Relationship Between People and Nature | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
California-based artist Crystal Morey explores the relationship between humans and nature with her intriguing ceramic sculptures of people encased in animals. Using delicate and emotive gesture, rich texture, and subdued tones, Morey carefully molds the figurative sculptures from clay, creating pieces that are both striking and thought-provoking.
With meditative poses and expressions, the hybrid figures contemplate the unknown future of the Earth and the impact of humans on the natural world. Many of the animals that Morey chooses—such as polar bears and blackbuck antelopes—are likely to become endangered soon, adding greater significance to her themes around environmental protection.
"Today every action has a reaction we can see: in climate change, de-forestation, ocean acidity, and the hunting of animals. All of these actions are causing havoc and leading us to an unsustainable environment," she says. "I try to show the stresses in our cohabitation through making sculptures of…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

Architects Enlist Friends to Help Build Secluded Studio in the Forest

Architects Enlist Friends to Help Build Secluded Studio in the Forest | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
While a lot of designers and architects might choose to have their practices centered in a bustling metropolis, UK-based architecture practice Invisible Studio took a different approach. They designed and built a timber structure in a forested area near Bath in England. Friends and neighbors were enlisted to help with the entire construction and utilized untreated and unseasoned logs that were sourced from the surrounding woodlands.
The gorgeous, secluded studio is nearly 600 square feet of office space that's elevated above an outdoor workshop area. To access the the upper level, there's a wood plank bridge that extends from the ground of an adjacent slope. Three exterior sides are wrapped in horizontally-banded wood boards that contrast a dark-colored base. The remaining side is enclosed with polycarbonate wall panels that let in generous amounts of natural light.
Invisible Studio's building was a learning process for its construction team, as none of the workers had any previous…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

Patterns of Illustrated Moiré Lines Form Stunning Animal Portraits

Patterns of Illustrated Moiré Lines Form Stunning Animal Portraits | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
A few months ago, we featured Italian graphic designer Andrea Minini's amazing minimalist illustration work, Animals in Moiré. So we were excited when he recently reached out to let us know about a continuation of the playful portraits, Animals in Moiré 2. To capture the essence of each living thing, Minini uses the blending tool in Illustrator to merge patterns of lines together and to magically generate all kinds of adorable animal portraits.
Each piece is a mesmerizing black and white vector illustration that relies on both positive and negative space to form the creative shapes. Thin and thick lines are filled with an energy that gracefully curves and bends to form the animals' shapes. Overlapping layers produce thicker, denser areas, while the more spread out lines create an optical illusion that encourages the eye to jump around the composition. Without requiring very much detail, the slightly abstract creations suggest recognizable and real world creatures like penguins,…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

Little Moments of Everyday "Love" by Simone Massoni

Little Moments of Everyday "Love" by Simone Massoni | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Over the last year, illustrator Simone Massoni has been partnering with The New Yorker  in creating fun works for their magazine. When art director Chris Curry called Simone to ask him if he was available to explore the theme Love (and Old Flames) for their June 9th and 16th issues, he jumped at the chance. "I guess she maybe thought my style was a good fit for the occasion," he humbly states.
These works are spot illustrations, meaning they're very small and they don't refer to any specific article in the magazine. Therefore, Simone couldn't tell a cohesive story through them, rather, they would live by themselves anywhere throughout all the articles. "So," he says, "I somehow imagined myself, and the reader, as an invisible witness to the tiny moments of everyday life. Sort of like an intimate spectator who was not supposed to be there." Part of the commission guideline was that the illustrations had to be as natural as possible, as if they'd been written instead of drawn.…
more...
Vloasis's curator insight, July 20, 11:54 PM

Very cute illustrations.

Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

Laser-Cut Pop-Up Cards Beautifully Depict Landmarks of Tokyo

Laser-Cut Pop-Up Cards Beautifully Depict Landmarks of Tokyo | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Tokyo is known for many things, including its fashion, food, and cultural landmarks. The latter inspired Czech-based designer Tereza Hradilkova to portray the city using a traditional Japanese medium - paper. She worked with Tokyo-based creative producer Kumi Kobayashi on a series of pop-up cards that depict different landmarks, both well-known locales and others that are less so. The famous Tokyo Dome, Senso-ji Temple, and Skytree Tower stand alongside the district of Yanaka and the Prada building in Omotesando; their collaboration showcases the diversity of atmospheres in the city.
Each card has a 3D element that reveals itself once you open it up. Buildings, statues, and even Mt. Fuji are represented with intricate, laser-cut details. In addition, there are stamped images like crowds of people or patterns that provide a pop of color and the context of each location. Everything is hand assembled. This, coupled with their elaborate designs, creates special objects that you'll want to…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

Glazed Clay Sculpture of Water Droplets Falling From the Sky

Glazed Clay Sculpture of Water Droplets Falling From the Sky | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When does inspiration strike? It's a common question we ask a lot of the artists who we feature on My Modern Met. Using fired and glazed clay, Tokyo-born artist Naoko Okabe created this striking sculpture called Gift From Above. The 4 foot by 4 foot by 4 foot piece consists of blue glazed bowls with large water droplets dangling over them. It's like the water has finally found its home. (If you look closely, you'll notice small drops underneath the big drops.)
"Sometimes the true meaning of work of art is not revealed to the artist until the play time is over," she tells us when we ask her about the piece. "When I was playing with a cantaloupe, I was reminded of a monk's offering bowl, which was used to receive food on their pilgrimage. Thus, monks don’t have to carry their food. Playful experiments allowed me to create a beautiful crackle effect that made me think of deep, clear waters of a pristine lake. The cantaloupe offering bowl fit nicely in my palms. I looked inside, then I…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

Quebec Vacation Home Features a Private Spa Nestled in the Forest

Quebec Vacation Home Features a Private Spa Nestled in the Forest | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
While a lot of vacation getaways involve travelers migrating from colder to warmer weather, such is not the case with the La Luge house. YH2 Architects designed a structure that’s meant as a private sanctuary during the cold winter months. Nestled in a Quebec forest, the beautiful timber home is a convertible space that features sliding doors to divide the rooms and living area according to how many guests there are. This flexibility makes it ideal for both a couple or a family with children.
La Luge is made up of two embracing volumes, light and dark, set on different levels that freely merge in the middle. The lighter area is comprised of cedar, oak, and walnut both inside and out. It’s lined with floor-to-ceiling windows that make it open, airy, and flush with the snow-covered ground outside. The darker volume caps the back of the home and extends into one bedroom. It has bunk beds (perfect for kids) that match the richly-colored wood that’s used throughout the room.
Almost a third…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

New Childhood-Inspired 3D Paintings by Shintaro Ohata

New Childhood-Inspired 3D Paintings by Shintaro Ohata | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Japanese artist Shintaro Ohata is back with two new sculptures popping out of paintings. As we've seen before, the artist has a distinct style of placing sculptures in front of his paintings, giving us a new way to appreciate both art forms. From now till August 10, father and daughter Mr. Mizuma and Ms. Yukari from Yukari Art are curating a group show featuring 22 artworks from 5 different artists. In addition to these two pieces by Shintaro Ohata, you'll find works by Enpei Ito, Yoddogawa Technique, Akira Yoshida and Osamu Watanabe. Called Sweet Paradox, the exhibition is at being held at Mizuma Gallery in Singapore.
Childhood is the common theme in these two works. In the first piece, the balloon represents that feeling of an innocent time that's passed us by. As the artist tells us, "A balloon itself is nothing. However, it can be something important. We all experience that same sad feeling when a balloon suddenly sails into the sky, getting smaller and smaller as it drifts away.…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

Beautiful Fantasy-Filled Digital Paintings

Beautiful Fantasy-Filled Digital Paintings | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
A clinical psychologist by day, Cyril Rolando spends his free time creating beautifully surreal art like this. Back in 2003, using just a mouse and a simple drawing program, he taught himself how to digitally paint. "I had never drawn before," he says. "But in 2003, when I was 18, I began using Oekaki, a website that allows you to paint using only a mouse. After two months of experimenting with techniques and Manga style works, I began trying out different colors and I stopped using solid lines. As time went on, I realized that using only a mouse and Oekaki was limiting. After nearly a year, I began using Photoshop and bought a Wacom tablet. This allowed me to reproduce photos, all while experimenting with colors and tools. Studying psychology at the time, I needed an outlet, a way to express myself, to exist, to create something, to dream a little, to play with colors. For me creating was personal, I wasn’t studying art. I wanted to create my own universes and tell stories, like in…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

Innovative Cooler Design Offers Modern Amenities

Innovative Cooler Design Offers Modern Amenities | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The Coolest Cooler is filled with so many fun amenities that people are making up excuses to pack up some snacks and head outdoors. Created by Portland-based inventor Ryan Grepper, the bright orange cooler is a small, "portable party disguised as a cooler, bringing blended drinks, music, and fun to any outdoor occasion."
The innovative concept is a contemporary spin on your average cooler. Grepper has completely redesigned the old, boring box of ice on wheels into a modern delight, with everything from a USB charger to waterproof LED lights embedded in the lid (which makes beverage selection a lot easier at night!). With this cooler, users can blend up some cocktails or smoothies, listen to some tunes, charge their cell phones, and enjoy the outdoors with a bit of modern technology directly at hand.
To fund the inventive design, Grepper launched a Kickstarter campaign which has already reached well beyond the $50,000 initial goal. And that's no surprise considering how incredibly…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

Beautiful Clock Design Tells Time Through Ballerina Poses

Beautiful Clock Design Tells Time Through Ballerina Poses | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Many of us rely on digital clocks on computers or cell phones to determine the time of day but, with this gorgeous creation, German designer Meike Harde transforms that process into a more beautiful and meaningful experience. Time Is Dancing is a simple, round clock with a single ballerina on the front. The upper body and two legs are separate pieces that move and bend depending on the hour. As time ticks by, the minimalist design displays minutes and hours through the elegant movements of the dancer.
The ballerina is made out of acrylic glass while a wooden base hides the inner workings of the machine. The white background allows for the slightly transparent body to be easily visible while still maintaining a touch of delicacy. As the ballerina bends and twists depending on the hour, viewers will begin to appreciate the complexity of movements from such a seemingly simple concept.
When speaking about the design, Harde says, "Its metaphorical design tries to introduce poetry into an…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

Mobile Wooden Shelter Can Be Placed Anywhere Within Nature

Mobile Wooden Shelter Can Be Placed Anywhere Within Nature | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
You might already be familiar with the term “glamping,” or glamorous camping that provides you with the conveniences of home while you’re in the wilderness. The Soul Box by the studio Allergutendinge does just this with their mobile, wooden shelter. You can immerse yourself in idyllic views of nature and sleep under a sturdy roof at the same time.
Soul Box is a minimalist, two-storey building that features a kitchen and bed on the lower floor with a viewing platform on the upper one. The bed is set at a mid-height and meant as both a place to sleep and a step towards the top. Once upstairs, the roof opens to let sunlight and a nice breeze in, allowing for peaceful contemplation. Likewise, the front of the structure also folds down to create a small patio.
Allergutendinge’s inspiration for Soul Box came from “the dream of Arcadia,” which is the idea of an imaginary, pleasant paradise where you live in harmony with nature. Of course, we must eventually return to our everyday lives, and…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

Immersive Kaleidoscope Tunnel Built Inside a Shipping Container

Immersive Kaleidoscope Tunnel Built Inside a Shipping Container | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Tasked with the challenge of creating an environment inside an international shipping container for the 2013 Kobe Biennale, Japanese designers Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki created Wink Space, a mind-bendingly trippy tunnel similar to a giant kaleidoscope. The immersive installation was constructed with mirrors that formed a multi-faceted, reflective surface inside the shipping container, creating a breathtaking, psychedelic environment that could change completely as a person walked through it.
To create this prism-like, modular installation, the duo folded one giant mirror sheet like origami, then connected the 1,100 triangular panels with zippers. "We wanted to create the world’s first zipper architecture," Shirane says. "In other words, this polyhedron is completely connected by zippers. And in order to facilitate even more radical change some of the surfaces open and close like windows."
Wink Space went on to win an award at the Kobe Biennale, as well as a CS Design Award…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

Vibrant Paintings of Minimalist Scenes Throughout Los Angeles

Vibrant Paintings of Minimalist Scenes Throughout Los Angeles | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Inspired by the light and colors of Los Angeles, artist Bradley Hankey used a combination of influences from photography and painting to develop these minimalist scenes. To produce each unique painting, a collection entitled #instalite #losangeles, Hankey first photographed around L.A. and then used digital filters to alter the light and to generate a vintage feel. The final, digitally manipulated image was then the foundation for his large, oil on wood panel paintings.
Hankey says, "I find this process rewarding—transforming a snapshot, something that took seconds to record and post online, into a painting, an older and more traditional medium that is much more involved."
In his work, the artist captured striking contrasts between telephone poles, palm trees, and buildings silhouetted against vibrantly colored skies. Rich gradients are complimented by the dark geometric shapes and textures of the individual objects. The broad blocks of color and forms are filled with a mysterious…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

Dazzling Display of Giant Origami Birds Suspended from the Ceiling

Dazzling Display of Giant Origami Birds Suspended from the Ceiling | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
South African origami artist Sipho Mabona, who wowed us with his life-sized elephant folded from one sheet of paper, continues to impress with Giga Origami, his newest installation at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. Mabona folded a flock of giant origami birds to soar over visitors in the museum's Great Hall, hanging from the ceiling in a dazzling display.
The birds were carefully folded from large sheets of square paper measuring 2.7 to 5.4 meters in size, giving each creature a staggering wingspan of 2 to 4 meters. Giga Origami will continue to grow this summer until August 31, as visitors are encouraged to engage with the artwork by folding their own paper birds to add to the installation.
Sipho Mabona's website Sipho Mabona on Facebook
via [designboom]
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

Fold-out Greeting Cards Are Surprisingly Sweet on the Inside

Fold-out Greeting Cards Are Surprisingly Sweet on the Inside | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
At first glance, these greeting cards by FINCHandHARE seem unnecessarily rude. Who wants to be told that they’re too old, or that you might pee on them? Probably not many people. But, when you open their cards up, you see that it's the opposite of mean. The sentiments are sweet, funny, and all-around charming.
FINCHandHARE’s Etsy shop specializes in these dual-meaning goods, which appear callous on the front but cheerful on the inside. They are cleverly designed as multi-folding cards that feature the outside greeting on the first and last panels with the true message contained in the middle. It’s a witty way to tell someone how you really feel and get a good laugh out of them, too. With the bold, colorful use of typography, they’re cards that you’ll want to use, too.
If you enjoy giving (or receiving) hilariously awkward cards, be sure to also check out the handiwork of illustrator Emily McDowell.
FINCHandHARE Etsy shop via [Bored Panda]
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

Fascinating Pictorial Record of North American Indian Tribes in the Early 1900s

Fascinating Pictorial Record of North American Indian Tribes in the Early 1900s | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In 1906, American photographer Edward S. Curtis was offered $75,000 by financier J. P. Morgan to produce a series on North American Indians (Native Americans) and their culture. The 20-volume work, called The North American Indian, contained over 1,500 photographs, as well as records of tribal lore and history, biographical sketches, and descriptions of traditional foods, housing, clothing, ceremonies, and customs. The photographer's goal was to document as much American Indian traditional life as possible before it disappeared. Although an extensive oral tradition remains among the tribes, Curtis's fascinating work remains the only written recorded history of the North American Indian way of life in the early 20th century.
Three decades of work documenting North American Indians took the photographer all over the continent, as he traveled to remote locations in the Great Plains, the mountainous west, the Mexican border, and even the coast of the Arctic Ocean in Alaska and Canada. His…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

350-Square-Foot Cabin Receives Award for Low-Maintenance Design

350-Square-Foot Cabin Receives Award for Low-Maintenance Design | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Sol Duc Cabin is a 350-square-foot geometric cabin that fits naturally into its wooded surroundings in Washington. The small retreat was constructed mainly out of unfinished steel and structural insulated panels, and it is elevated on four steel stilts to protect from occasional flooding from the nearby river. The design was just recently announced as one of the ten recipients of the American Institute of Architects' 2014 Housing Awards.
Principal designer Tom Kundig, of Olson Kundig Architects, developed the structure for a client who fly-fishes on the Olympic Peninsula. The owner wanted a "compact, low-maintenance, virtually indestructible building to house himself and his wife during fishing expeditions." Stairs lead up from outside and into to the house, which consists of two levels. The entryway, dining area, and kitchen are located on the first level while a sleeping loft is located on the upper level. An outdoor deck also provides a view of the river.
Many of the elements of…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

Hundreds of Pieces of Stacked Wood Form Beautifully Organic Sculptures

Hundreds of Pieces of Stacked Wood Form Beautifully Organic Sculptures | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Artist Ben Butler builds large-scale sculptures by assembling hundreds of pieces of wood together into odd formations. With no exact plan in mind, Butler carefully stacks the sections of aspen or cedar together one-by-one, letting the wood and the balance of each piece determine where the next piece will be placed. As the sculpture grows, the final product eventually begins to mimic natural formations like the layers of the earth or the cross-section of a canyon.
Butler meticulously and precisely constructs the flowing curves and lines that result in the uniquely organic shapes. His sculptures are textured and complex, and, by alternating thickness and color, the slight variations of wood add to the tactile nature of the pieces.
One reviewer states, "An acute exploration of what distinguishes man-made structures and objects from all others has, for Butler, revealed a paradox that describes the natural world—a world where simple and strict systems generate remarkably complex and…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

Incredibly Dynamic Steel Wire Fairy Sculptures Dance in the Wind

Incredibly Dynamic Steel Wire Fairy Sculptures Dance in the Wind | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
UK-based artist Robin Wight uses stainless steel wire to form stunning, dramatic sculptures of winged fairies dancing in the wind. The enchanting forms, which range in size from miniature to life-sized, seem to have a life of their own as they strike dynamic poses, contort their bodies, and hold onto windswept dandelions.
To construct his ethereal sculptures, Wight first builds a sturdy skeleton out of thick steel wire. He then uses different gauges of wire to create muscles, limbs, and skin, wrapping them around the skeleton until they form a dense, lifelike form. Inside each figure lies a heart of stone, sometimes engraved with messages to make each piece unique and personalized.
The Staffordshire resident, who only started constructing fairy sculptures a few years ago as a simple hobby, was inspired by a photo he took in the woods one day. In the image, a hazy shimmer partially obscures a tree branch, revealing a mysterious, fairy-like shape. Whether the enigmatic form was a trick…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

21-Year-Old Photographer's Strikingly Expressive Portraits Peer into the Soul

21-Year-Old Photographer's Strikingly Expressive Portraits Peer into the Soul | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When she's not busy studying biology at the University of Granada in southern Spain, 21-year-old Cristina Hoch captures strikingly powerful portraits of her friends and family. Achieving a unique high-contrast, low-saturation aesthetic with cool tones, Hoch photographs the beautiful interplay of natural light and shadow on her subject's faces as they look into the distance or right at the camera. Often using her freckled siblings as the subjects of her most evocative shots, the self-taught photographer manages to produce portraits that are as expressive as they are visually dramatic.
The most distinguishing element of Hoch's portraits is the focus on the eyes. Knowing that a person's gaze can transmit the emotions she wants to convey, Hoch meticulously sharpens and illuminates the eyes and other distinctive facial features in post-processing. The result is a compellingly piercing stare that not only expresses deep emotions, but also seems to peer right into the viewer's soul.
Hoch,…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

Amusing Photo Series Depicts Portraits of Peculiar Hobbies

Amusing Photo Series Depicts Portraits of Peculiar Hobbies | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Isn’t it great when you find someone who has the same shared interest as you? Connecting with other enthusiasts to gather and celebrate a beloved hobby is often part of the fun. Basel-based photographers Ursula Sprecher and Andi Cortellini have captured some peculiar and amusing iterations of these groups with their series of portraits titled HobbyBuddies.
The photographers carefully staged each picture, selecting the location, building scenery, and specifically arranging the composition to highlight certain aspects of the group. It isn’t necessarily how these clans would normally appear, but Sprecher and Cortellini did this to portray what an outsider might imagine that these sub-cultures are like. We see that they’ve included props and costumes, painting a colorful portrait of the people who might attend something like a Poodle Club. The results are a delightful tribute to the sometimes-strange connections we make with other people.
HobbyBuddies was compiled into a book published by…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leggo Tung Lei
Scoop.it!

Amazing Photos Document the Macro Details of Colorful Hummingbirds

Amazing Photos Document the Macro Details of Colorful Hummingbirds | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Hummingbirds are notorious for flapping their wings so incredibly fast that they create an audible hum and appear as a blur of feathers right before your eyes. To inspect the beauty of such a tiny creature is near impossible when the birds are zipping quickly through the air. However, during a trip to Costa Rica, Scotland-based photographer Chris Morgan demonstrated an incredible passion for documenting the unique birds through his lens.
With a lot of patience, Morgan photographed the dazzling details of many hummingbirds from quite close up. His images feature the amazingly sharp details of eyes, beaks, and layers of bright, iridescent feathers, and viewers can actually stare directly into the large, shiny black eye of a single bird.
"The hummingbirds were so tempting to photograph to the point of madness!" said Morgan. "It took a while to be able to get any shots of one. In the space of an hour I took nearly a thousand shots. A good proportion were excellent out of focus pictures of…
more...
No comment yet.