Welcome back to our twenty fifth post in our new section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’. ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of five links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of the week. Ones that we feel are relevant to your interest in photography and art.
Just to explain the title for this section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ is an English idiom and essentially means that something appeals to you and perhaps stimulates your imagination in an enthusiastic way, we felt it would make a great title for this new section of the site.
We hope you enjoy this weeks’ selections…
Incredible X-Ray Photographs of Plants & Animals
©Arie van’t Rie
A very interesting technique by Arie van’t Riet, a Dutch Physicist-Artist who has creatrf incredibly stunning coloured x-ray images of plants and animals. He started by taking an X-ray of of his paintings and was buoyed by the compelling image that he kept experimenting and has now built up a very interesting portfolio of images.
Riet photographs the original objects using silver bromide X-ray film which is similar to black and white negative, he then digitizers, inverts and colours parts of the image in Photoshop and the results are fabulous.
I was very intrigued by this project, not least because I feel it’s something that could be replicated with mobile photography. Having taken the original image with a mobile camera, perhaps you could then photograph it in a similar way and once digitalised, you could colourise the image with apps. I would love to see some example of this process and if it’s even possible, so please send them into me, if you choose to experiment and I will feature them on the site.
Riet recently gave a TED talk about this process, I must admit I’m a real fan of TED talks. To watch this one, just press ‘play’ above.
Masters of Intimate Portraiture
A very interesting interview with Tony Fouhse, a documentary photographer who worked with ‘sometimes a prostitute and all-the time heroin addict’ Stephanie for eight months, following her downfall and recovery with intimate images. Unfortunately, in many ways, their relationship and friendship grew and this then built up moral dilemmas for Tony, including the request to go buy $30 of heroin. It’s a captivating story in words and pictures. The article continues by looking at other artists work and discusses the ‘challenges faced when photographers choose their own intimate relationships as subjects or when relationships grow out of long-term projects’
‘Wallportrait’s – An Interview with Creator Bear KirkPatrick
A fascinating interview with Bear Kirkpatrick discussing his early influences and his outstanding incredible photo project ‘Wallportraits’, which actually all came about by ‘accident’ one day, when working in his studio with his friend and some clothes he had borrowed from a vintage store. The images are really incredible.
‘Nightmare at the Museum’
The Tate Britain will be employing a ‘battalion’ of robots to live stream what they see at night to remote users on the internet, who can actually take control and steer them around to specific pieces that they want to view. Each robot is equipped with a torch to aid visibility. This project is called ‘After Dark’ and was born out of the IK Prize contest that was hosted by the museum designed to ‘enhance public enjoyment of art’.
To take a look at the video and to to learn more, go here
Dame Vivienne Westwood’s Photo-T-Shirt Campaign with Photographer Andy Gotts
The Guardian reports on Dame Vivienne Westwood’s photo campaign to promote Greenpeace’s efforts to Save the Arctic, which has also been backed by George Clooney, Chris Martin and Paloma Faith.
Fascinating and important project, read more here