18.03.09 by Jeff

April Gertler

I found these beautiful photographs of dioramas by April Gertler and as I browsed through the work on her site it struck me that I’d posted about a similar artist before. Then when I came across the fifth image (the owls) I was sure I had already posted Gertler’s work but her name didn’t ring a bell.

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april gertler bird diorama still life photography photographer

april gertler bird diorama still life photography photographer

april gertler bird diorama still life photography photographer

april gertler bird diorama still life photography photographer

april gertler bird diorama still life photography photographer

After some searching through the archives I found the image in question – a piece by Kim Boske. It is strange though because the image by Boske is flipped horizontally. There is no mention of either work being a collaboration and googling both names turns up zilch. This is a mystery I must get to the bottom of! Either way, I like the work!

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I will email the artists and report back!

*Edit

It appears that both people happened to shoot virtually the same image inside of a Natural History Museum. This was something I hadn’t considered because neither artist’s website mentions a museum. Looking at the images now it seems painfully obvious, but they way these were described on April’s site in particular, I assumed she was constructing these herself.













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • a.e.

    Ha! Those Owls look pretty sinister!

  • Chris

    That magpie is clearly experiencing its rendition of hell, whereby it has to suffer at the talons of those owls every day for eternity. It just happens that two photographers spotted the opportunity on different occasions.

    Solved!

  • Phosphor

    It looks to me like they’ve both photographed the same zoological museum, with stuffed animals? seems to be the easiest explanation…

  • ^it appears you are correct – when I first saw Kim Boske’s work I assumed (wrongly) that the diaramas were original – i received an email from Kim they are actually installations at a natural history museum – Boske and Gertler do not even know each other. mystery solved.

  • kinda takes a bit of the magic out of it but not really, i still like the work

  • what I love is that both the Owl images are great in their own right. It’s interesting to see how two photographers interpret the same scene.

    Nice find and great connection!

  • Reed

    Did she say which natural history museum these dioramas were photographed in? It would be interesting to see them in person.

  • I think the photos are great, but i wonder if she has created the sets herself and the lighting etc or she has just gone into the museum and taken the photo straight up. They looked like they have been worked on quite a lot in photoshop. But i still think they are fabulous (and very similar to Boske)

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  • these are amazing!

  • Rishu Ra

    Love the picture of the ducks. The one on the left really looks “satisfied”?

    great pictures

  • I love those photos:) They make my day better





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One of my favourite animators Dan Britt returns with another brilliant short, “I’m Dead Inside”, handling the visuals and the music! He previously contributed to Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared and made the brilliant animation “I Decided to Leave”. I can’t really tell if things like this are considered dark humour or just regular humour anymore. Maybe you can let me know one way or the other.

I highly recommend you watch “I’m Dead Inside” over on Booooooom TV.

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Pattern — The Simple Drawing App Every Designer Has Been Waiting For

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Pattern is a fantastic little iPad app (available in the App Store as of today) created by former Facebook product designer Andy Chung, specifically for the purpose of ideation and early stage design. Its simple tools and charming interface feel equal parts whiteboard and grid paper.

I love this app! You can see in the video clip below just how beautifully considered it is. Everything feels natural and intuitive, and it makes creating with the Apple Pencil and gestures fast and fun. A web layout with notes scrawled over it, literally takes seconds.

 

 

Andy has given us 5 promo codes to download Pattern for free! We’ll hook up the first 3 people who leave a comment here telling us what crazy thing you hope it will help you design.

At the end of the day we’ll also pick 2 more people from all the comments to also receive the promo codes (I may pick the funniest two answers, just saying).

Hit the button below and scroll to the bottom of this post to leave a comment! There’s a few more images of the app down there as well.

 

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A selection of work by Danish illustrator Rune Fisker. More images below.

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