Artist Carol Inez Charney applies a painterly approach to her photo-based work, rephotographing images through water coated glass so as to purposefully obscure the composition, creating a juxtaposition between abstraction and realism. More images from “Interior Landscape” below.
Australian photographer Tim Samuel stumbles upon a fish trapped inside a jellyfish while free diving in Byron Bay. Gotta love how the fish just keeps swimming! More shots of the bizarre occurrence below.
Brooklyn-based photographer Maciek Jasik creates surreal in-camera effects while shooting wildflowers in the Death Valley desert in California. More images below.
South Africa’s Vergenoegd vineyard in Stellenbosch keeps a flock of over 1,000 Indian Runner ducks to help combat tiny white dune snails that would otherwise destroy the budding vines. The ducks’ upright and slender posture allow them to navigate the rows of plants, clearing up to a hectare a day.
While the cost of keeping all these ducks is significantly higher than standard pesticides, the duck army is so effective that the vineyard uses minimal chemicals and is recognized for its sustainability. See more images by London-born, Cape Town-based photographer Mike Hutchings and a video of the ducks working below!
It took the Google Cultural Institute five years to archive 200 artworks in super high resolution (we’re talking gigapixels). Now they’ve scanned 1,000 in just a few months all thanks to a new camera! The device, dubbed the Art Camera, has cut down capture time from a full day to around 30 minutes. With 20 cameras built, Google has been lending them out to major institutions in cities across the globe free of charge!
It is pretty incredible how far you can zoom into the artworks; have a look here. Watch the video below.