As the weather gets colder and fall draws to a close, I find these incredibly realistic dioramas by Patrick Jacobs a wistful reminder of warmer days.
Each diorama is set into the gallery wall and viewed through a glass window. Some of the scenes are super tiny (3 inches or less) some are slightly larger, but all of them are peaceful, idealized landscapes.
I love the feeling of peeking into another world.
The longer I live in a city, the more I feel like the outside world, nature, is under lock and key, and I feel lucky to catch a glimpse of it.
Each year National Geographic Traveler Magazine holds a photography contest. This year there were entries from over 6,615 photographers and 152 countries. The winners are posted now, and they are amazing.
Looking at these beautiful photos of far away places, makes my wandering foot itch. I love nothing more than the sense of excitement, that feeling that anything can happen, that you get when you land in a new place.
It is amazing how diverse and beautiful our world is. When we are stuck in our own private grinds we sometimes forget that. Traveling is a great way to remind us, even planning a trip can make the most mundane of days glow a little bit.
I am so excited about this installation idea. Tasha Lewis made 400 butterflies with small, powerful magnets mounted on the underside. All summer she has been placing them on metal surfaces all over Indianapolis and photographing the resulting flock.
She used an antiquated photographic process called cyanotype, to create the vivid Prussian Blue of the paper butterflies.The magnets she uses are small enough that she can place her butterflies all over a sculpture and not damage it at all.
This is ephemeral street art. As much as I like her work juxtaposed with older, larger sculptures, my favorite photos are in random public spaces.
This one is in a grocery store.
I love the idea of running into a flock of butterflies in the market – or on a staircase railing.
Beautiful and so much fun too!
All images from Tasha Lewis’s blog Guerilla Sculpture she has lots more photos over there – go take a look.
I love floating in the waves or under the still water. It makes me feel graceful.
All the cares of the world can literally float off my shoulders as the water envelopes me.
These beautiful photos are so clear and at the same time a little fuzzy in the best way. They conjure up the slow, silky feeling of falling into cool, welcoming water.
This beautiful series is a collaboration between South African fashion designer Joel Jansen vanVuuren, art director and model Elsa Bleda, photographer Ilse Moore, and makeup artist Liezl Zene Oberholzer.
The photographs capture the experience of floating and the gracefulness the water imparts so well. I can almost feel my hair swirling around me.
I thought I’d share with you some photographs today from my old home town of Enmore in Sydney, Australia. Street artists have made every corner and laneway an experience like walking through an ever-changing gallery.