Archivio mensile:febbraio 2011
If you’ve ever attended a crazy big music or art festival then the thought has probably crossed your mind, “I should probably photograph these interesting characters while I’m here!” While attending the annual free expression festival Burning Man in Nevada, photographer Eric Schwabel decided to build a portable photo studio to capture dramatic portraits of everyone in attendance. His setup consisted of two strip boxes, two Profoto Pro-B2 power packs, and two Profoto Pro-7 heads. Everything was shot on a Mamiya 645 AFD with a DM28 digital back. I must say, I would be a little nervous bringing this sort of gear out to the dusty desert, but then I would have been the guy who missed out on creating such a cool project!
That satisfying clunk of the mirror swinging up and away, the rapid-fire clatter of DSLRs going into burst mode, could be on its last legs. Well, for Sony Alphas at least. The company has confirmed that its translucent mirror tech, most recently confirmed to be coming to the A77 and earlier shown on the A55 and A33, will be coming to the entire Alpha line. The sensor actually captures light through the mirror itself, which is just reflective enough to allow for real-time focusing even while capturing video. It’s something of a bold move in the generally stoic DSLR market, and only time will tell whether it helps to boost Sony’s street cred up to Canon and Nikon levels.
We’re drowning in interchangeable lens options, but that’s far from being a bad thing. For those that finally caved and picked up Panasonic’s Lumix DFC-GF2, we’re interested to see how you’d change things if given that golden opportunity. Are you satisfied with the size, weight and design? How’s the low-light performance? Would you alter anything about the lens selection? Introduce a version that changes colors with the seasons? Go on and get creative in comments below — the GF3 needs some ideas, you know?
Human imagination and creativity is never static; it is a dynamic process, during which an artist absorbs all the inspiration offered to him by the Universe in order to translate real world objects and phenomena into the visual images, using the universal language of art. However, this language is constantly evolving reflecting trends, aesthetic preferences, and technological innovations, specific to a particular time period. For example, today we can see a specific form of digital art, described as photo manipulation. So, we have decided to dedicate a separate Cruzine showcase to this novel form of art and present our readers with the selection of human body photo manipulations.
The pictures below offer a new glance at the human body. Of course, all the images are conceptual and surreal, but they do reveal the boundless capabilities of artist’s imagination and technical means for photo processing. These images are filled with the true beauty of a human body in combination with the mystique character of the surreal and conceptual art. These photo manipulation pictures seem to have something in common with the works of Salvador Dali – every image consists of a great number of elements, which may look illogical and irrational if treated separately, but once all the elements are put together into an integral composition – a fantastic world appears: unreal yet attractive, rich, colorful, and wise.
These are all amazing. from the wild west to the mummy’s tomb, to the deeps of the sea, shades of excitement courage and curves, marvelous curves. I am talking about these superb and excellent piece of comic illustrations made by Rafael Gallur. The illustrations are bold and perhaps only for mature viewers but we are not here to share any adult or bad content. We are here to share and wanna recall your memory with these traditional, old style and classic comic illustrations for your inspiration.
Great resource of vector and graphic designing, The artist here is seriously entertaining us. The old and gold quote is really matter here and the design and graphics use is extraordinary and brilliant.
Pedro Ferreira was born in Porto, Portugal in 1974. In 1999 he graduated in Graphic Design, ESAD – College of Arts and Design and began working as a graphic designer in a design studio. In 2000 he entered the design department of Cifial company, and since then he worked as a designer, illustrator and more recently as a digital artist.
Some of his work has won international awards and was printed in magazines of Photoshop, photo manipulation and digital art.
Se siete amanti degli sport estremi e amate immortalare le vostre “imprese”, allora questo articolo può far per voi. Nonostante non si tratti di un prodotto rilasciato negli ultimi giorni, vogliamo lo stesso parlarvi di un dispositivo che – secondo noi – vale la pena di essere almeno citato.
GoPro HD Hero è infatti una videocamera digitale adatta a tutti coloro che non possono far a meno di registrare filmati anche nelle situazioni più estreme. Si tratta di un device veramente interessante poichè vanta specifiche di tutto rispetto che gli permettono di fare cose che molte altre “colleghe” si sognano!
Where do the creative ideas come from? After hundreds or even thousands of years this question still remains open: some people believe, an idea as well as its companion inspiration is nothing but an example of some divine influence; others persuade that this is just a random product of biological brain activity; there are also people, who believe that an idea can be “planted” into the mind of a human (think about ideological weapon, propaganda, or sophisticated marketing techniques for manipulating mass consciousness)… Well, though we are not going to manipulate anyone’s mind, we still cannot help trying to plant some creative ideas into the heads of our readers: through our daily showcases of inspiring photographs, illustrations, digital paintings, and other forms of modern design-related art we want to spread the idea of artistic approach to design and show that today anyone can contribute to the further development of design, either by creating some works or by sharing his personal opinion about a particular trend, movement, or creation.
Amazing illustrations by Denis Zilber, a very talented artist from Ramat Gan (Israel). We will present here a selection of some of Denis’ work and we really recommend you to check out his portfolio and his blog for further artworks and info. I hope you like the selection.
The BMW Connected app has been available for a few months now, following in the footsteps of Mini Connected as it sits there, and taunting you from the App Store. We knew cars supporting the feature would be coming in March, and now we know which ones will be first: BMW’s svelte little 1 Series. To enable the streaming radio and even streaming video (when the car is stationary) on the dash-mounted display you’ll need to tick the box next to a €150 (about $205) option. In your suitably equipped car you can then get your Facebook and Twitter feeds read to you and even provide automated responses using “vehicle information such as current speed, outside temperature or navigation destination.” We’re hoping the car can apply some flowery language to such hard data, like “bat out of hell” for those particularly warm days in which you’re driving at a high rate of speed from an unpleasant point of origin.
These amazing photographs are taken by the photographer Ted Sabarese. His work has such rich creativity and execution. He shoots people. All kinds of people. For advertising, editorial and fine art projects. Check it out!
From time to time we really need to updated you guys with the latest 3D works made by the awesome artists from CGSociety. It’s just amazing how creative and badass these pieces are, really worth taking a look.
These were made by various artists and I really recommend you to visit their portfolios by clicking the images. I hope you get inspired by these to make your own 3d pieces.
Who says dreaming doesn’t pay? A young designer by the name of Heikki Juvonen recently won himself a six-month job placement at Citroen’s PSA Design Centre in Paris after producing the most compelling response to the company’s Double Challenge set to students at London’s Royal College of Art. The premise was simple — put together an aesthetic for an ultra-compact urban vehicle that Citroen could call its own, and judging by the imagery above, we can all probably agree that Heikki achieved a very distinctive look with his E-3POD. We’re not yet certain how we feel about being inside the largest of the three wheels for the duration of our electrically powered journeys, but the young gent has half a year on his hands to tweak and refine his eye-catching design. We’ll be ready to test-drive the prototype as soon as Citroen becomes mad enough to build one.