Point Lobos Red Algae Forest photos by Alan Sailer
Great photography, or really just an art in general, is the kind that makes you second- or even triple-guess yourself. Originally I thought these were pictures of serpentine-coiling tree branches but upon closer inspection I realized that Alan Sailer had shrunk himself to microscopic proportions and was actually photographing tiny spore colonies. Then upon reading the comments I discovered I didnt know shit because these really are trees in Point Lobos, California, but covered in red algae and coincidentally hit just right by the setting sunlight and that Alan Sailer was, in fact, human-sized after all. So even if good art does make you question yourself, maybe it’s just best to stick with your initial guess.
Superhero Media Crossovers by Butcher Billy
It’s easy to forget how much the comic stylings of the 60’s and 70’s have inspired modern films and just how timeless those two-dimensional, spandex-clad superheroes can be. Billy’s latest series replaces live action with the lines they were born from, interlacing cinematography with storyboard.
(PERSONAL PLUG TIME: Check out more awesome comic book-related art over at my other blog: Time Travel and Rocket-Powered Apes)
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Human Space Contact Prints by Brett Henrikson
Expressing an interest in the deceptive nature of photographs and how we coax a colorful facsimile from negatives, Henrikson sought to produce a series of photographs cut from reality but conveying things that only exist as a copy of some imaginary original. Much in the same way our views of the Universe are comprised of invisible spectrums, sewn together with false colors, gamma, and x-rays, Brett’s use of c-prints shows use the world we can’t see.
I am not defined by the limited categories you impose on me.
I am my own self.
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