Poetic water sculptures and photography by Shinichi Maruyama. The photographs of water stills emulate that of Japanese calligraphy skillful gestures- strong and swift yet the elegance and silence is powerful. Yea, sounds like i’m describing a ninja.

http://www.shinichimaruyama.com/

Bioluminescence

April 2010

A few days ago in Blackout seminar, Geoff expressed his obsession on bioluminescence as that was also the topic discussed for class. Speaking in fantastical terms, our power grid has temporarily failed us, but perhaps we can harness nature’s natural luminescence to light our way. We can design paths designated for fireflies and we shall follow the line of their light, or travel by water as the waves made from our oars will stimulate the glowing algae. It’s always fun to think “what if our world looked like this?” In the case of bioluminescence, what if our world could look like Pandora? (admit it, you too fell in love with Avatar’s glow in the dark CG)

Photographer Phil Hart managed to capture some amazing shots from Gippsland Lakes in Australia where bioluminescence and the night sky light the way. Yea yea.. technology’s amazing.. but so’s freekin mother nature!

http://www.philhart.com/gallery/Astrophotography/Phenomena/

check out these amazing night sky time lapses as well. It’s like a planetarium on your monitor screen.

http://www.philhart.com/content/stars-motion

Earth Hour

April 2010

little late on this too…

May I present to you, a few photographs during Earth Hour, Saturday March 27th 2010, where landmarks of their world participate in climate change and environmental awareness by turning off their lights for an hour starting at 8 30 pm

click the link.. the javascript enables and ‘on and off switch’ effect between the two photos

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/03/earth_hour_2010.html

Water Please

April 2010

sorry.. a little late on this..

“Today, March 22nd, is recognized by the United Nations Water Group as “World Water Day”, this year’s theme being “Clean Water for a Healthy World”. Although we live on a water-covered planet, only 1% of the world’s water is available for human use, the rest locked away in oceans, ice, and the atmosphere.”

National Geographic was kind enough to shared some of their April-issue photos

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/03/water.html

Great photo series by Paul Octavious. Same location, but the seasons and events make it a different place.

“For the past 2 years I have visited a beautiful mound of earth that I have come to call “the hill.” Each time I have come to the hill a new story is told to me as if the hill is my stage and the locals are the actors in this daily play.” -paul

http://www.pauloctavious.com/hill/

The Old Highline

March 2010

I still did not make the trip to the HighLine during my early days of spring break due to lovely rain and work.. but anyways…

The best urban spaces worth exploring are the ones left untouched. that’s just my opinion. The Highline is an amazing urban project, don’t get me wrong, but is no longer a natural urban space, like rooftops of pre-war buildings, abandoned subway tunnels, living in warehouses (artists first, then hipsters), Staten Island’s boat graveyard, Roosevelt Island hospital.. list goes on but you get my gist.

http://www.ntimm.ca/_/the-old-high-line-nyc/

Light Graffiti

March 2010

From the Light Graffiti page on TOXEL.COM

I totally tried this with my friends at Azusa Canyon in LA, but… I think our creative experiment was more about random placement of floating heads and glowing bodies. Must practice invisible drawing/camera techniques!

http://www.toxel.com/inspiration/2009/01/08/20-beautiful-examples-of-light-graffiti/