Chan Hwee Chong, a Singaporean artist, uses a single line to re-create some of the most influencial portraits in History. The process is done all by hand meaning that mistakes require the artist to start again. Hwee Chong’s motivation to do these pieces are simply to advertise the artist brand Faber and Castell who specialise in pens calligraphy.
Alyssa Monks is an American painter situated in New Jersey. Through studying painting at Lorenzo de-Medici in Florence, the New York Academy of Art and Fullerton College she finds herself at the present day with 3 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Painting and an incredible portfolio of paintings. Monks’ work looks at the tension and separation of abstraction and realism. Her paintings show distortion and conflict, negative space and the beauty of the human body all in one piece of work. What i really love about Monks’ work is the use of water in the paintings. Through doing this she creates two perspectives and increases the depth in the paintings so they appear more photorealistic and human.
What i find incredible about this type of film is that this style and effect is completely unexpected and utterly different. It creates a new world of photography and film, allowing camera’s to alter the appearance of reality and turn it into an art form. The process is relatively simple (if you have the money): Both Canon and Nikon sell special, specific lenses that make you able to produce images like this one.
Some technical info – “Tilt-shift” encompasses two different types of movements: rotation of the lens plane relative to the image plane, called tilt, and movement of the lens parallel to the image plane, calledshift. Tilt is used to control the orientation of the plane of focus (PoF), and hence the part of an image that appears sharp; it makes use of the Scheimpfug principle. Shift is used to adjust the position of the subject in the image area without moving the camera back; this is often helpful in avoiding the convergence of parallel lines, as when photographing tall buildings.
Tilt Shift film’s and photography require a specific angle and focus on the camera before anything is actually recorded. By obtaining these settings on a camera you are able to create the effect of a miniature world. The man who directed this film is a man called Keith Loutit who has made hundreds of films like this for commercial use and artistic delight. If you like the work (I would be amazed if you didn’t) i have left a link to Keith’s website which contains some even more incredible work and information about the film. Loutit’s greatest artistic achievement is his ‘Small World’s Project’ in which he filmed the world’s greatest cities with this effect in order to give the people that knew these places and visited them on a day to day basis a different perspective. The work produced for this project is also on the website that i linked.
http://keithloutit.com/#about – Keith Loutit’s website
Having been given the brief of some sort of apocalypse and having stuck with the idea of mutated Moles i decided to go with the concept of warm clothing that would enable sufficient protection while mounted on the giant moles. This simple design drapes over the body with a hood to keep it in place. The back and the front are longer than the sides in order to protect the front and the back form the wind as well as wrap around the body to provide further warmth. The decision to use the highly contrasting colour and patter, came from the thought that people living in an apocalyptic world would not have much choice for material and so, as long as it was comfy it was good enough. This is Jak by the way. Jak Eves… Facebook stalk him if you like…