Images in 21st Ce...
Follow
Find
607 views | +0 today

Images in 21st Century Communication

How We Read the World Now: from social media to the arts to photography

Your new post is loading...

TIME Magazine’s Top 10 Photographs Of 2012

Did you know that 10% of all of the photographs made in the entire history of photography were taken last year? More than ever before, thanks in part to cell phone technology, the world is engaged with photography and communicating through pictures.
Luigi Cappel's comment, March 11, 2013 3:41 PM
And what percentage of them were photoshopped?:)

Lose Yourself in the Eerie GIFs of DarkAngelØne | The Creators Project

"When I was young, someone once told me that different materials could convey different emotions. In his new series, poison, DarkAngelØne proves that the adage also applies to the digital age. Although the moving objects in these GIFs, of course, aren't made from real steel, wood, or buttons, computer generated imagery still retains certain feelings, including coldness and even warmth. By animating the fabrics and materials adorning their models, DarkAngelØne makes still fashion photographs come alive."

""Some people call me an artist, but I see myself as someone who just likes to play with pictures," the ever-humble DarkAngelØne writes in his personal introduction. Nevertheless, he manages to conjure the surreal out of the once-static, and for someone who claims to just be messing around, that's an achievement, indeed.'"


~ DarkAngelOne, interviewed by Willem Duijvelshoff 



Susan Davis Cushing:

Click through to see artist #DarkAngelOne's astonishing hybrid GIF/animations..

No comment yet.

7 Articles to Read Before Oscar Night | The Creators Project

From 'Grand Budapest Hotel's production design to 'Birdman's cinematography, go behind the scene of this year's top Academy Award nominees.
Susan Davis Cushing:

How'd They Do That?

No comment yet.

11 Unusual Visual Content Marketing Tips to Drive a Ton of Traffic

Marketing has become more about visual marketing. It attracts people to your content and boosts online sharing. Here are 11 visual content marketing tips
Susan Davis Cushing:

Great article about visual content. Guess what pulled me in? Thanks to @Ariadna's Fantasy for the find. I've just shifted the visual a bit.

No comment yet.

Alexia Sinclair, Creativity + Knowledge = Rococo & Pleasure

Sydney visual artist Alexia Sinclair has a unique ability to articulate her love of knowledge and learning through visual art and Rococo is her new masterpiece
Susan Davis Cushing:

A terrific 21st century mash-up of history and 21st century perspectives. Here, her "outstanding commission from the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation Art of Saving a Life project with some 30+ artists contributing to a theme of medical achievements throughout history. Her tableau depicted the first vaccine produced by Dr Edward Jenner in 1796."

No comment yet.

The Year That Tech Needed The Art Industry

 Wandering the halls at CES this year, you would have been forgiven for thinking it was still 2014. Bluetooth speakers crowded the shelves, wearables were everywhere, and wherever you looked there was another blistering 4K display.
No comment yet.

'Super Women' Replace Supermodels In Fashion Ads And The Results Are Epic

Rodríguez-Vila has taken some of our favorite "super women" (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Laverne Cox and Gloria Steinem to name a few,) and superimposed them on to fashion ads for big names like Chanel, Versace and Louis Vuitton. In an e-mail to HuffPost Style, she explained her inspiration for the project:
No comment yet.

Photographer Turns Fruits and Vegetables into Surreal Lanterns

It's not often that you get to say a cauliflower looks eerie—a pumpkin, maybe, but not a cauliflower. In Radu Zaciu's photographic series The Light Inside, however, the Romanian photographer uses fluorescent light bulbs to illuminate everything from a pear to a strawberry, and the results turn his subjects into spooky, surreal lanterns.

Susan Davis Cushing:

I admit that I shy away from over-analyzing the #art works that speak to me as visual communication. They feel almost like dances to me, and I resist defining the magic out of them.

No comment yet.

To Change the World, by Steve McCurry | DailyGood

World-renowned photojournalist Steve McCurry has been one of the most influential voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years. In this photo essay, McCurry takes you around the globe and offers up striking images of children and their learning environments, from Tanzania to Sri Lanka and from Mali to Peru. Enjoy these beautiful photos and the accompanying quotes on the power of education.
No comment yet.

Emoji portraits: the man making art out of symbols

Susan Davis Cushing:

It had to happen! Emoji Artists! Miley Cyrus by Yung Jake

No comment yet.

The #MuseumSelfie Scourge Is Upon Us

What have we done to deserve this? Today is a day that will forever be remembered as a plague on our social media feeds, a moment that ruptured our visual culture with a barrage of grainy images of...
Susan Davis Cushing:

TGIF!

No comment yet.

Me me meme: artists’ selfies paint the full spectrum of self-obsession

From a Van Dyck self-portrait to Ian Breakwell’s heartbreaking valediction as he lay dying of cancer, this absorbing show sorts the vain from the glorious"

Detail from Self Portrait (after Warhol) by Yinka Shonibare. Click here to see the full image. Photograph: Courtesy Danjuma Collection/© Yinka Shonibare MBE. DACS 2014

Susan Davis Cushing:

Caveat Emptor: This is an intriguing, but somewhat harsh, review of Self: Image and Identity. It gives background to the raging discussions of self in art thoughout history.

No comment yet.

#Abstract #Patterns #Photographed from #Space. #art #nature

Although these images look like modern tapestries or abstract paintings, they are actually snapshots of agricultural fields taken from NASA’s Terra and Landsat satellites in space. Top: “Farmers in the area use false-color satellite images, like the infrared […], to assess the health of their fields and keep an eye on flooding, hail-damage, pesticides and...
Iñaki Sánchez's curator insight, January 25, 2:57 AM

Planos cenitales de cultivos. Complejos patrones de gran belleza

Century-hoppers: the vintage Romanian portraits that time travel – in pictures

When Jane Long stumbled upon a stash of old portraits by the Romanian photographer Costica Acsinte, she knew she was on to something special.
No comment yet.

Issei Suda’s Theater of the Everyday

Ordinary people in Japan often inadvertently become actors in a "theater of the everyday" documented by photographer Issei Suda.
No comment yet.

Experts Share Visual Content Mistakes to Avoid

As the value of visual content grows and design tools become inexpensive, many marketers churn out mediocre graphics that get ignored. Seven experts share how to avoid mistakes and create successful visual content marketing.
Susan Davis Cushing:

with comments from Paul Biedermann, Rebekah Radice, Lisa Loeffler. Joseph Kaliowski, Stephanie Diamond< Martin Shervington, and Donna Moritz. Print this one and pin it to your wall!

No comment yet.

Art Is Free: Responses to Charlie Hebdo

Atlantic illustrators articulate their reactions to a brutal attack.
No comment yet.

An Image is Worth More Than 144 Characters

"In early December of 2014, Instagram surpassed Twitter by a count of engaged active users. I’m an avid user of Facebook, in my forties, but every hip 20 year old I know prefers Instagram. The New York Times notes about our current state of digital sharing that, "Visual posts, and especially video, have become the hottest growth area in social networking.”


"Despite the incredible proliferation of pictures as a means to communicate, visual literacy, namely color grammar, is hardly receiving the amount of attention that it should. This is true for many artists and designers who still rely on an intuitive sense of harmony and composition, but it is also true for many of the new creatives who cross over all disciplines. (more)

Susan Davis Cushing:

A provocative argument for an improved visual literacy that surpasses the one-word comment. Great citations.

No comment yet.

Uncanny Moments on the Streets of China Photographed by Water Meter Reader Tao Liu

The 32-year old Tao Liu knows the city of Hefei like his backyard. Since 2005 he’s traveled up, down and across the city in Eastern China on his motorbike reading water meters for a local utilities company. The job was tedious, exhausting and unrewarding, until he picked up a camera.
(more)

Susan Davis Cushing:

A star emerges.

No comment yet.

All the Things We Did Wrong With Our Blog Images

How to optimize blog images for maximum impact on social media and search.

Susan Davis Cushing:

Also from the author and to the point, Visual content is more than 40 times more likely to get shared on social media. Thanks, Kamal Bennani for the scoop!

No comment yet.

In Pictures: Food for thought - The Guardian

Seoul-based visual artist Sarah DeRemer experiments with hybridising, turning animals into other creatures, or fruits and vegetables, writes Kathryn Bromwich
Susan Davis Cushing:

photomanipulation  with a daring take on what we eat.

No comment yet.

29 breathtaking photographs of the human race

The most viral images on the internet, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
No comment yet.

15 Awesome Photos From Sony's 2015 World Photography Awards - Business Insider

These are breathtaking.
No comment yet.

Your year in pictures - BBC News

A round-up of the best pictures, taken by you, throughout the year.
No comment yet.

The 20 photographs of the year

The world’s leading photojournalists describe how they captured 20 defining images in 2014 – from the ongoing violence in Syria to the World Cup in Brazil"


Here:

In a project to mark the centenary of the start of the first world war, photographer Peter Macdiarmid matched photographs of significant events of the first world war with images of the same locations today. In this final photograph, a Royal Garrison Artillery working party carry duck-boards across the frozen Somme canal at Frise in March 1917, France. Outlines of trenches can still be seen today in the village of Frise.Click here to see more from the centenary project

Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Lt J W Brooke/IWM/Getty

No comment yet.

Animal photographs of the year 2014

From beavers to birds and a baby rhino, the Guardian picture desk has selected its pick of the year’s animals photographs
No comment yet.