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Introducing an artist #18: Daisuke YokotaI recently saw his work in Photography Museum Amsterdam (Foam), and it took my breath away. Such a refreshing style and working method (as can be read below). I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
From the website of Foam:
'Yokota has created a small image-making factory in his apartment, which he uses to create his haunting, distorted black-and-white images. Using a compact digital camera to create prints that can be considered as his raw material, Yokota endlessly rephotographed each image with a 6x7 film camera. The developing process and the potential of analogue image-making are pushed to the extreme to create imperfections and visual noise. Experimenting and trying to avoid doing anything the same way twice is essential to Daisuke Yokota's method. To produce a large number of variations in the final image, he sometimes re-photographed it ten or more times. By doing so he not only t
Introducing an artist #17: Yamamoto MasaoFrom the artists' website:
'Most of his photographic works are in monochrome and its aged texture reminds us of “memories dropping out of someone’s drawers”. Snapshot sized, yet speechlessly beautiful pictures have been exhibited in groups of ten to several hundred spread across the wall, or sometimes placed in a small box. Tranquility around each photograph filled the entire space. Strangely, the existence of a single piece of art and a whole installation seemed to be equal. It recalls oriental and Japanese ideas about the relationships between the world and self. Western audiences pick up those essences and are the reason why his work is widely appreciated in the western world.'
'Introducing an artist' is a journal series in which I feature my favourite visual artists, not necessarily active on deviantART: photographers, painters, digital artists, and so on. Some are established and well-known, some are upcoming or u
Introducing an artist #16: Dirk BraeckmanDirk Braeckman (born in 1958 in Eeklo, Belgium) is a Belgian photographer who lives and works in Ghent, Belgium.
'Dirk Braeckman is one of Belgium’s leading artistic photographers. In each of his monumental photographic works, he creates an enclosed, isolated world that appears endless in its tactility, while at the same time gives short shrift to the illusions of the medium. These images do not aim to convey anything and yet they are suggestive of complete narratives.'
'Introducing an artist' is a journal series in which I feature my favourite visual artists, not necessarily active on deviantART: photographers, painters, digital artists, and so on. Some are established and well-known, some are upcoming or underground.
Katrien de Blauwer
Inexpensive prints for sale!If I could, I would make photos, ask for nothing in return and give away prints for free. Unfortunately, that doesn't work very well: equipment and printing photos for exhibitions costs money. At the moment, I have 24 photos printed. They have been exhibited and are now in search of a new home. Below you'll find a link to all the available prints. I don't charge a lot of money (15-22 Euro). I hope some of you will be interested in purchasing a print, they're much better off on your wall than in my closet. Send me a message or e-mail me if you're interested. Thanks!
Prints on Saatchi - Tumblr - Facebook - Behance - <
Feature #169 Julianna Barwick - The Harbinger
A Deeper Look by JillAuville 5986 by donmezerm
Untitled II by MarijaBrasnic
Book II Empty Walls by lien Transient State (homage to Twombly) by thergothon
the passage of time by doodler89
Fare by ebbing-gale
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Feature #168 Nils Frahm - Says
c'est la nuit by partiallyHere 114211 by laflaneuse
Solargraphy 10 by kutas
___ by Gankevich Tabula rasa # 4 by hoodoo78
Black seasons by bwiti
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My top 15 albums (and more) of 2013I've been doing this yearlist kind of thing for a while now, and I think it's loads of fun, so here is my list of musical favourites of the year 2013. This year I couldn't choose what albums to feature, so I highlighted fifteen albums, and when you scroll down, you will find quite a few more.
If you want to listen to the music, click on the album title and it will bring you to one of my favourite album tracks.
Cult of Luna - Vertikal & Vertikal II
This is on top of the list because I ordered it alphabetically, but it also deserves a first place because it might be my favourite album of the year. Cult of Luna is a Swedish band, they play a style that is often classified as post-metal and sludge. The concept of this album is the 1927 film Metropolis. Sonic themes include 'machinery, repetition and clear, linear structures', which makes it a dark, industrial sounding album, but it still
Introducing an artist #15: Tekla McInerneyTekla McInerney is an American artist, specialised in monotypes.
From the artists' website:
"Each of my monotypes [unique and worked spontaneously] most often yields a landscape with water — moving, still, or frozen. The prints are not direct translations of named locations. They are moments I recall — from the coast of New England to the Antarctic peninsula."
"Tekla McInerney‘s monotypes are striking images and bring to mind everything from traditional Japanese prints to Anton Corbijn’s photographs of Joy Division. These are beautifully composed monotypes with their stark contrasts, use of negative space, the focussed energy, the balance and least of all the meditative qualities each print brings to bear on you.
Yet under this tranquility is a torrent of natural violence; winds shake up fore
Background information of some of my worksHere is some background information of some of my works. More will be added later in a second version of this journal.
Small scenes on the fragility of life
'This project is born out of my fascination for the fragility and temporariness of life. The idea was pretty simple: to make six still life photos of fragile subjects, such as dried flowers and a dead bird, and then print it on creased, recycled paper. Finding the right kind of paper was a bit of a challenge. Ironically, I found out that wrapping paper for fragile items was the best to print on.'
'This photo series is in the first place based upon accidence, which only later I gave the shape to that it has now. I made these photographs in a cold, but beautiful, night. The moon was very bright, and there were layers of thi
Milk for The UglyWatch depthRADIUS
By akreon & vesner
Imagine that you are a young social worker, dedicated to finding out the hidden and forgotten old souls who haunt the cold, mean streets of the city. You seek to report on their living conditions, possibly recommending they be removed from their roach-infested “homes.”
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Watercolour tutorialsAt Traditionalists, each month is dedicated to one traditional medium - July is for watercolour. Here's a collection of 32 very nice and well made watercolour tutorials and tips.
Everyone can contribute and post their own journals! How to take a part: simply send a note to Traditionalists and tell us what would you like to write about (or what art would you like to feature). We'll provide any needed help (including spell-check).
Watercolor paper Guide by jane-beata Watercolor Techniques by JoJo-Seames Watercoloring tips by dodostad
Nelson Mandela, Images Speak for The Silent VoiceWatch depthRADIUS
When image must speak for the silenced voice
Ruth is the Editor-In-Chief of MILK Books and PQ Blackwell Ltd., based in Auckland, New Zealand, publishers of Mandela: The Authorized Portrait—a photographic history of the great man. Ruth's heartfelt and insightful article represents the intersection of the artistic and the newsworthy. De
Batgirl's New Redesign has Lots of Fans (art)
DC just released images of Batgirl's new costume, and deviants have been creating fan art like crazy!
Deviant babsdraws is the artist behind Batgirl's stylishly cool reboot!
Enjoy 60+ pieces of fan art!
commission - Batgirl by marciotakara
Batgirl by Nicohitoride
BATGIRL by li-jean
Batgirl by muzzillustrations
Batgirl! by Tono-x-Tono
The New Batgirl by MattSimas
Batgirl by squeegool
Batgirl by GeorgeCaltsoudas
NEW Batgirl by Hodges-Art
Batgirl and Amazi-Girl by itswalky
New Batgirl by Y0KO
Batgirl by halwilliams
Batgirl 2014 by LucianoVecchio
New Batgirl by Robaato
Batgirl by bear65
Withdrawal by LAlight
Solitude by sodisenchanted . . . by sandrawiklander
no expressions by Aisleyne
Sunny day by AStoKo lilie by Bodghia
silent evenings by laura-makabresku
*** by Fatalv
Poppies by PassionAndTheCamera
Ten Portrait Photography TipsPeople & Portrait Photography
Check your Angles
Avoid unflattering angles, don't frame your model with their arms or legs chopped off unless it works for the image. If in doubt, fully frame them and do the chopping afterwards in post-processing! Don't forget to check that the tops of their heads and their feet are in focus. Missing feet are disconcerting!
Be the Director
As the Photographer, most people will be looking to you for direction. There's no time to be shy when you're behind the camera! Keep calm to help your model remain relaxed but make sure they're not made to feel awkward if you lack giving instruction. Pose them well, avoid direct bright sunlight and check out your background.
Eye contact...or not
Eye contact isn't always necessary, in fact candid journalistic style photographs often work best. Your subject doesn't have to be looking directly at the camera for it to be a successful shoot, but yo
Manip AcademyIntroducing a new project!
Manip Academy (thanks, cristii, for inspiration for the name) is a new photomanipulation project inspired by projecteducate. We all love to learn, and we learn best from one another. Here's our chance to share what we know.
Manip Academy is an education initiative designed to spread the knowledge and the love. It is a collaboration between CRPhotomanipulation and we-HEART-photomanip. We will share tips and tricks for photomanipulation success. It is difficult to write tutorials, but anyone can write a simple tip or describe how they achieved a specific effect.
This project will feature two weekly articles written by the community every week, on Mondays and Thursdays. This will be an ongoing project within our community, and we hope that many people will take advantage of the chance to sign up to submit one blog or even just a few sentences to help the community.
How you can help
Everyone is en
Novel Expression Cover ContestWe are excited to be officially launching Novel Expression and as part of our Grand Opening festivities,we thought we’d see what the deviantART community can do with our images!
While our current collections are geared toward romance, your deviations don’t have to be romance covers. They can be romance, paranormal, suspense, mystery, or any other genre that inspires you. Just to help spur your creativity,
click here for a few examples.
We do ask you include text for a title (feel free to use Book Title or something generic) and an author name (Jane/John Doe is fine) in your design.
Prizes include(some to be added!):
1 yr membership
3 exclusive stock packs from CelticStrm-
Feature Friday: Haikyuu!!
Haikyuu!! (ハイキュー!!), a manga and anime series that focuses around volleyball player Shoyo Hinata as he strives to become the best he can, has gained popularity both in and out of Japan since its manga debut in 2012, and more recently due to the anime adaptation that began airing in April 2014.
Deviants around the globe have taken to Hinata and his team, and have made a variety of incredible creations in homage to the series. Check out these deviations!
Haikyuu!! by Rui05
Haikyuu - Hinata Shouyou by Shumijin
King of the Court - HAIKYUU!! by vythefirst
Haikyuu- Tobe! by Gin-Uzumaki
Haikyuu! Karasuno Senpais by AmenoKitarou
Murder of Crows - HAIKYUU!! by vythefirst
Introducing an artist #8: Stewart EdmondsonQuoting the artist, talking about his creative procress:
"Painting outside is definitely the place for me to be. I simply feel alive out there... up on the moor or down by the sea. The energy of the place is what sparks in me.
Working outside - the painting often has to be fast and dynamic, because of the changing light and weather...but for me that is a key part of the process - allowing something that is beyond my control to come through...or to come from the place into the painting. It can be direct, like rain falling or wind moving the paint. With that unpredictability comes the magic - the alchemy of it..."
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