Daniella Zalcman’s series New York & London is a project in which she blends the architecture, people, lines, style and shapes of these two very different cities but at the same time so amazingly similar.
“They’re both places I adore, and (in my opinion) they’re two of the most photogenic cities in the world.” says Zalcman.
Austin-based photographer Emily Blincoe collected a wide range of colour-specific sweets to create this deliciously symmetrical series.
French graphic designer and photographer Seb Janiak has created this series by layering numerous photos and editing them with a method he calls “digital matte painting”.
“The Kingdom takes its inspiration from the Tibetan Book of the Dead, the Bardo Thodol. Its main theme is the duality faced by man since his creation, expressed in terms of a struggle between light and nothingness.” says Janiak.
The Haunting Hill of Crosses is an area located in Šiauliai, Lithuania, covered with an estimated 55,000 crosses. Crosses of every shape and size, including rosaries, are crowded together in huge piles across the entire hillside. They are memorials to Lithuanian patriots who died during the rebellion to free the country. Many Lithuanian families put up crosses to honour the bodies of their relatives as they weren’t able to reclaim them.
Swedish artist Linnea Strid creates hyper-realistic oil paintings inspired by the insignificant actions involving water that we repeat daily.
Strid says ”I get inspired by all sorts of events, many trivialities can become fascinating subjects to me. Sometimes I get obsessed with trying to portray things that I feel no one is noticing. I often try to convey my own emotions and happenings in my own life, but sometimes I escape as far away as possible from myself. This usually happen when I fantasise about macabre, nasty things that I really can’t identify myself with at all”
Argentinian artist Diego Gravinese creates highly detailed hyperreal oil on canvas and acrylic paintings. “I started showing my paintings in the early 90′s, (even though I painted all my life), and my work changed quite a lot since those first years. It went from more pop, multilayered, sometimes chaotic, compositions to this quest for this more classical approach to the canvas of a single/central image.” says Gravinese.
London based graphic designer and collage artist Ashley Joseph Edwards blends vintage images and blocks of colour, asymmetrical borders, conical shapes and other geometric shapes.
Edwards says “I’ve been seriously collaging for the past couple of years now. I discovered collage when I was in my first year at Kingston University when one of my friends introduced me to the work of Julien Pacaud, seeing his work was a true inspiration having never seen anything like it before. Around this time I had been given over 1000 images from my Grandads past, they were from the 1950′s and 1960′s, intrigued by the work of Julien I wanted to give collage a go, using my grandads photos, the combination of bold colours and shapes I discovered my own style of collage.”
Nancy, France based designers Zim & Zou, a.k.a. Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann created this handmade paper sculptures collection called ”Back to Basics“ inspired by classic technologies that emerged in the 1980s.
Slovakian photographer Ondrej Pakan captures these macro photographs of insects wet in morning dew.
Canadian photographer Todd Mclellan captures old relics of our past and modern daily items in its dismantled form. His work delineates the astounding intricacies and craft of these mechanical objects.
Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal is an international plant sculptures competition held in Montréal, Canada and features about 22,000 plant species and cultivars.
You can see hundreds more photos over on Flickr, however all photos here are copyright Guy Boily courtesy MIM.
Sally Mann was born in Lexington, Virginia and is one of America’s most renowned photographers. Mann says “Photography has been used as an agent for cultural formation for a long time, I think, particularly as part of the postmodernist movement, but I want to use it more as a sort of spiritual and emotional inquiry, to establish photography’s connection to our lives in a meaningful way…. I’m trying to insert some affection into what I see as a rather passionless art world.”
UK based artist Debbie Smyth uses hundreds of pins and delicate lengths of thread to create wall-sized installations.