Super Flemish is the latest series by French photographer Sacha Goldberger, the idea being science fiction meets history of art. Sacha crosses superheroes and Star Wars characters with Flemish painting and fashion of the Elizabethan era. The collection demonstrates the use of 17 century techniques counterpointing light and shadow to illustrate nobility and fragility of the super powerful of all times.
Speaking of his work Sacha says, “The superheroes often live their lives cloaked in anonymity. These portraits give them a chance to fix their narcissism denied. By the temporal disturbance they produce, these images allow us to discover, under the patina of time, an unexpected melancholy of those who are to be invincible…As science fiction meets history of art, time meets an inexhaustible desire for mythology which is within each of us.”
Get Up NY is a social media driven street art campaign by an anonymous American group. Focusing on our current obsession with Instagram, the group creates posters from users Instagram images, pasting them near to where the image was taken. The intention of the campaign is to offer a retrospective look at the location from the users point of view.
Any Instagram users wanting to have the chance of their images being used in the campaign are encouraged to hashtag their posts with #GetUpNY or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are some of my favourites from Get Up NY – head over to their Instagram page to view more from their campaign.
Nick Stern is an internationally acclaimed News and features photographer whose latest project, ‘You Are Not Banksy’ sees him recreate Banksy’s art in real life.
Visual City, designed by korean-born media artist Sang Un Jeon, is a physical visualization of the current topography of the world wide web, interfaced to a keyboard (‘where the interaction of the virtual and real world takes place’, jeon explains).
‘Reflecting on how much of our time is spent on the internet, jeon represented each of several major websites with a real-world building whose height reflects the estimated unique monthly visitors of that service provider. twitter with its 250 million unique views becomes the new museum in manhattan, NY, while ebay’s 88 million translates to the more conservative grand central terminal. topping the list is google, whose 900 million views make it the world trade center, while facebook (750 million) becomes the empire state building and wikipedia (350 million) the gherkin building in london.’ Quoted from (www.sjeon.com/#Virtual-City.com)
Please don’t be just a concept that never gets created…!!
This photography idea is a lot like the Looking Into The Past project I posted a while back…but none the less, it is still a great idea. Dear Photograph is a site where anyone is able to upload their images of ‘a picture in the past in the present’.