Inspired by the numerous, and unique faces though the departure hall in Ataturk airportdaily, and the seemingly endless casscade of cultures on display from every corners of globe, a turkish photographer is collecting faces.
Mustafa, a part-time photographer from Istanbul has created “100 Faces 100 Countries ” a photography project which focuses on keeping a peice of those transient cultures in human portraits, through Turkey, for posterity.
” It is like a treasure for a photographer like me! This inspired me to combine my passion for photography with my work at the airport “
Mustafa Çankaya collects experiences as well as expressions. He not only seeks oddity in physical aesthetic, clothing, hairs, and carry-ons but also the story behind the travelers.
“100 face from 100 countries” started in 2018 and has do far featured 117 portraits from 77 different countries, and on track to reaching a 100 different countries.
Prismatic is a kaleidoscopic experience of light, color, and space that frames a myriad of perspectives. The piece is unique on all sides, encouraging the public to explore the exterior, as well as meander through its translucent “streets”. Iridescent cords weave between a light-weight steel lattice. Gaps between the cords provide transparency, while also producing a dynamic visual effect known as a moiré.
As visitors turn their gaze or walk about the space, patterns in the background and foreground continuously converge and de-laminate, resulting in the perception that static surfaces are somehow in motion.
The project has been designed specifically for Georgetown Waterfront Park. The form and space of the sculpture is sub-divided by a juxtaposition of geometric and contextual factors. This design process occurs in three phases. First, a box is cellulated by prisms radiating from a central point, followed by the echoing of contextual features, such as the outline of the water fountain and existing pathways, as well as the Potomac River, which then split and spread the box apart. The result is a diverse array of apertures and perspectives, collectively focused on a central core, but shaped by one’s vantage point and relative position from within or outside the sculpture.
The project was assembled in Brooklyn and designed to fit onto a single 46ft flatbed truck. The rebar lattices were welded together, painted, and then interwoven with iridescent cord. The result is a sturdy structure with an appealingly low ratio of weight to volume.
China is a major economic miracle, developing rapidly through the post cold war era, and lifting over 200 million people out of poverty; the several successes are wonderful to list out, but rarely is the other side of the story shown.
Recently the country has struggled with pollution and contamination issuess, but photo journalist, Lu Guang took it on himself to show much more than the news headlines. Detailing the extent and effects of this alternative side to the successes of china’s rapid development.
In a bid to draw attention to the problem, Liu chronicles several parts of china in his last project, ( He dissappered while working on a new project ) an extensive work in which a dizzing array of smog covered shots of land, and air pollution show the struggles of ordinary chinese to mitigate the effect on their healths and survive.
Lu Guang is a freelance photographer since 1993, and has developed major documentary projects in China, all at his own initiative, focusing on some of the most significant social, health, and environmental issues facing his country today. His photographic work includes stories on gold diggers, local coal miners, the SARS epidemic, drug addiction along the Sino-Burmese border, Aids villages in Henan Province, the environmental impact of the Qinghai-Tibet railway, industrial pollution and the medical effects of schistosomiasis (bilharzia).
Humans tend to believe in what they are able to conceive, to see, to hear. Though truth is wider than what our eyes are able to focus on. this is why Italian photographer Paolo Pettigiani chose to curate the world around him in infrared photography: to make the invisible evident. With his recent installation #InfraScapes , Paolo aims to show something that is broadly recognizable to the human eye, under a new and unexpected point of view.
The intalian photographer spent three years in Arts and Design courses at Politecnico in Turin, specializing in how to use colour to distort reality. Majority of his works are shot with a Nikon D750, converting Full-Spectrum, to explore the light’s spectrum emanated by plants. A spark that lies just beyond the beam visible to the naked eyes.
Pencils are a common item, and an important tool in design, hence why architectural photographer Christopher Payne visits a family ran factory to show the process of production.
General pencils is a generational pencil plant in New jersey which has been producing lead, and colored pencils for decades. Payne’s work is an attempt to follow the “uncurated” production in the grounds of the factory and, to depict the life of the declining American middle class workforce.
Payne’s recent work, including a series in progress on the American textile industry, has veered away from the documentation of the obsolete towards a celebration of craftsmanship and small-scale manufacturing that are persevering in the face of global competition and evolutions in industrial processes. Just completed is Making Steinway: An American Workplace, a tour through the famous Steinway & Sons piano factory in Astoria, Queens. Here a team of skilled workers creates exquisite instruments considered to be some of the finest in the world. Payne captures moments of the choreographies of production, and inspects the parts and pieces of the instruments that will never be visible outside of the factory, telling a story of intricacy, precision, and care he fears is becoming all too rare in the American workplace.
Payne has been awarded grants from the Graham Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. His work has been featured in publications around the world and several times in special presentations by the New York Times Magazine.
Brazilian artist, and art director seeks to draw inspiration from ancient art masters, and to expand design boundaries, and eventually incorparete their works into more– more contemporal works.
Milton OmenaFolgen shared several famous artists ( picasso , Da Vinci etc. ) and the designs their works would have inspired. Several of this new adoption feature on products labels and as logo fonts.
I thought of painting styles and painters personalities and how each of them would have a unique logo, brand or product
LEONARDO DA VINCI
A painter whose geometric and mathematical use of primary colors created neoplasticism and left a mark in history. His style influenced not only art but architecture and dgraphic design for the remaining years
An amazingly weird man who transcended reality while maintaining a stunning realistic style. Known for his glorious mustache and irreverence. This was one of the logos I had the most fun designing. No grids, just freehand illustration.
Monet was the most influent impressonist having the style of impressionism named after one of his paintings. I took inspiration from the famous paintings he made the bridge over the lake in his garden.
VINCENT VAN GOGH
Said to be a very reserverd and thoughtful person and a very meticulous artist I took inspiration from his iconic brush pattern. The brand identity became the only logical way to encompass his enormous influence.
A painter whose geometric and mathematical use of primary colors created neoplasticism and left a mark in history. His style influenced not only art but architecture and dgraphic design for the remaining years.
A rebellious man known for his dripping method of painting abstract expressionism and known for his cowboy attitude. A painter who used to paint on the floor and sometimes leave accidental cigarrete burns on his canvas due to his chainsmoking.
His paintings are among the most expensive art ever auctioned and is repeatedly referenced as a multitalented artist being not only a painter, but also sculptor. his cubist style is the most recognized even by laymen.
The biggest name in the pop-art movement. His constrating bright colors were a stire on the allure of fame and commercialism. An interesting man with very large ideas and who valued shock.
The setting is a carefully crafted miniature village, with several tiny single room abode — and single entrance — constructed with mostly locally sourced natural materials ( twigs, coconut bark, and ferns ) amidst logs pilings protected from cats. the mice village sits side by side a chestnut tree , peaceful, in the backyard garden of this Sheffield home.
This oddly unique ‘ prairiesque’ hamlet is home to George, the cheerful little field mice, and his family , adopted by Simon Dell, a UK nature photographer who spends hours chronicling his merry life with that of his partner and expected liters. George had charmed his way into the photographer’s heart , who has in turn accommodated the marry mice in his well crafted miniature village.
Dell, had stumbled upon “George”– while he fled from the neighborhood cats– during his nature walk and decided to offer him shelter considering and food to as a sort of curiosity which so far has gathered support on his daily Facebook page. .
“Being a keen wildlife photographer I am often taking photos of birds on the feeders in the garden. Then one day I looked down to see a very cute little house mouse standing up in the grass.”
The initial log pilings offered little shelter, so Dell set to task fitting it with tunnels and internal spacing, and adding several opening to allow easy movement. All of his effort accumulated in a miniaturized mice village for little George to run around; safe from his natural enemies.
Confluence (Our Changing Seas V) pays homage to Indonesia’s coral reefs and the value they provide to Indonesians and the world. the monumental, intricately hand-detailed ceramic coral reef sculptural installation is set to inspires a sense of excitement in viewers about the connections we share to reefs while empowering individuals and policymakers to act to conserve. it seeks to celebrate the fragile beauty, diversity and value of Indonesia’s vibrant reefs while highlighting the human-caused threats they face.
Indonesia lies at the heart of the Coral Triangle—the ‘Amazon of the sea.’ With more invertebrate species than anywhere else on the planet and nearly 4,000 species of fish, this exceptional region provides food, livelihoods, coastal protection and joy to nearly 400 million people across six countries. Indonesia’s archipelago of over 17,000 islands is a keystone for this rich ecosystem, with the health of its human population directly linked to that of the reef. Yet today it faces unprecedented threats.
Chosing to use ceramic as a source material for its presence in coral as calcium carbonate, the installation was specifically handcrafted to fit in the underlining aesthetic of mundane glazes and ceramic wares.
Photos by Amanda Brooks for Art in Embassies, US Department of State
Corals are so sensitive that the slightest change to the temperature or chemistry of surrounding seawater can cause rapid devastation. Sea temperatures warmed by climate change stress corals and force them to lose the colorful algae that live within their tissues and provide an important food source, causing these coral hosts to ‘bleach’ white and starve. The installation was commissioned for permanent collection in the the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art indonesia.
Courtney Mattison is an internationally recognized artist and ocean advocate working to inspire policy makers and the public to conserve our changing seas. She creates intricately detailed ceramic sculptural works inspired by the fragile beauty of coral reefs and the human-caused threats they face in an effort to promote awareness for the protection of our blue planet.
Rainbow Grandpa started painting street art on the walls of the houses in hope to save his village from demolition. Now, it has become a designated cultural area attracting millions of tourists.
96-year-old Huang who saved his home from demolition thanks to his incredible artwork. He started painting his Taiwanese village seven years ago and his colourful images have helped it to become one of Taichung City’s leading tourist attractions. More than a million visitors come here every year to see Huang’s wonderful work.