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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
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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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No more excuses, it's time to improve your art!You’re probably well acquainted with the old proverb “practice makes perfect.” And while I don’t fully believe that perfection is attainable, because the very notion of perfection is somewhat subjective, getting better at anything requires both time and effort. I’m going be very blunt here; if you want to improve your artistic skill you need to actually practice.
My heart goes out to everyone here who is struggling to improve so don’t feel that I’m purposely singling you out here. However throughout my time on dA (and in real life) I’ve met artists begging for advice on how to quickly improve and sadly when I tell them to begin practicing the excuse is always ‘well, I don’t really have the time for that.’
And I ain’t got time for yo attitude.
You do have the time
Inb4 “you don’t know my life!!!1one1!!” Listen here young padawo
You CAN Do It Too! Commissions, Exposure, and...
Do you feel like no one cares about your artwork? That no matter how hard you try, you'll never improve? Well, I've been there before.
A little less than a year ago, I didn't even have 100 watchers. It was tough trying to find commissions, even though I priced them around 10 - 100 an hour. Sure, I had some wonderful people supporting me (thank you very much for that!), but when I looked at the thousands of diehard fans the "popular" artists had, I felt kinda useless. It seemed like even a thousand watchers, or just being able to earn minimum wage was impossible. Sometimes I wanted to cry from all the effort I put in. I kept drawing and drawing but barely improving. I was frustrated and felt useless. But instead of giving up, I pushed myself even harder, and by God's grace it's starting to work out for me.
I now have over 16,000 amazing people encouraging me, and I know it's only a matter of tim
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Basic CSS Style GuideIntroduction
CSS is a style language used to define the style and formatting of web pages. It is used in conjunction with HTML.
If we think of HTML as the building blocks of the web then, essentially, CSS is the painter and decorator. Very simply, HTML defines the structure of the page and CSS defines the style.
What I'll be helping you with here is getting to grips with the basics of CSS. I'll be explaining how use CSS as well as providing a number of examples that you can use to style your own web pages and journals. All you need to do is copy/paste the code and replace the sample text with your own content. Along with the quick reference I've also written a brief glossary of terms and provided a list of useful links in case you wish to do some further reading.
A point of note is that while the information and examples I've given here apply to CSS use anywhere on the web, this guide itself is geared towards the use of CSS on deviantART. As such, and given that this h
RoF Signature Feature: Of Angels and Demons Vol. 2
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JULY Challenge WATER vote and win points:icontransparentplz:
All works here
This is the new way to find our winner of our monthly challenge: instead using a Poll with the ten most voted of the period, we'll be using a blog to showcase the 20 MOST VOTED on this theme!
This means, or so I hope, more exposure for your pieces and galleries.
The idea is simple: each work has a number and all deviants have the opportunity to vote like if it was a poll...with the difference that you will choose not one but 3 favourites!
All deviants may vote, INCLUSIVE who is participating; the participants may vote for themselves and ask friends and watchers to vote; this blog may have publicity by all means and be submitted in groups.
The work with most votes wins 130 points;
the second place wins 80, the 3rd place wins 50 and the 4th wins 25 .
These prizes c
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
Nature squares feature
Vicia cracca by StargazerLZ flows in you. by simoendli
treasure. by simoendli .: falling down :. by biszkopciik p u r p u r e a by poppy412
sunrays flowers 2 by StargazerLZ fleur by girlmarvel easiness by vitzy
Look from above.. by Bojkovski 0996 by topinka Flowers Of Paradise by Onceuponatime13
::Hidden Passion:: by onixa Searching for a new world by Healzo lily by nakedlady
Day 42 - Little flower by EliseEnchanted As time goes by by cloduy
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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The Panic Room (A Supernatural One-Shot)“Dean…? Dean?”
The name felt like lead on Sam’s tongue, so thick and heavy that he wasn’t sure if the syllable had actually made it past his lips.
The only reason he was aware of something cutting into his neck was the trail of red that was marking a small pathway against the stark fabric of his shirt. The dark suit and tie that usually accompanied the white-collared look were missing, but he couldn’t remember why.
His brother’s name seemed to drop soundlessly into the dark space before him. Everything felt heavy. Dull. Maybe he was dreaming.
But dreams shouldn’t smell of dust and abandonment. They shouldn’t be framed by cobwebs and wallpaper so aged that their floral design has faded into funeral bouquets. They shouldn’t have flickering candlelight and robed figures looking down on you.
No, dreams shouldn’t be like that.
But Winchesters don’t have dreams. They have nightmares. Sam smile
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