Monday, November 30, 2009

Bongout

Unique hand-painted movie posters from Ghana from an exhibition at Bongout:

Unique hand-painted movie posters from Ghana.

Using the resources at hand, artists would paint on old flour sacks they have stitched together. The painters were allowed complete freedom to create fantasy spaces within their own vision. Perhaps not even seeing the movie, and with only a few film stills as reference, the painters added imagery they felt would make the posters more spectacular.

GHANA MOVIE POSTERS

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Polar Obsession

National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen shares the incredible story of his personal encounter with a predatory leopard seal in the frigid waters of the Antarctic.



These photos, and many more, appear in his book, Polar Obsession.
Available at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/books.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Nikon's Small World

Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. For over 30 years, Nikon has rewarded the world's best photomicrographers who make critically important scientific contributions to life sciences, bio-research and materials science.

Flow pattern in draining soap film (10x)
Photographed by Dr. Tsutomu Seimiya

Snail eggs (200x)
Photographed by Massimo Brizzi

Wrinkled photoresist (200x)
Photographed by Dr. Pedro Barrios-Perez

The year's best microphotography: Nikon's Small World 2009
Nikon Small World

Thursday, November 5, 2009

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