a-bittersweet-life:

Cinema is not a way to continue dreaming. Nor is it an art through which we try to mirror reality as it is, or to deform it and reflect a grotesque image. For me, cinema is simply an original way to create a new universe, a fascinating world that we show to others so they can discover all its hidden wonders.

Andrei Tarkovsky

lilbitkipsy:

jadedkitten:

The eternal struggle

never did i relate more to Family Guy than this scene

lilbitkipsy:

jadedkitten:

The eternal struggle

never did i relate more to Family Guy than this scene

(Source: unicorn-stache)

artandsciencejournal:

Isn’t Earth’s gravity a beautiful thing? That which goes up must come down. And indeed it is this folding of up and down, in and out, that makes Fabian Oefner’s ‘Orchid’ so visually stunning.

 

Oefner invites us to see beauty in those things that we otherwise may have passed by, like the simple splash of water on concrete. ‘Orchid’,and Oefner’s previous works in his Action Paint series, incorporate the incredibly complex with the seemingly simple. Oefner uses a scientific approach “and a playful approach” to turn complex physical concepts such as gravity, spinning torque, centripetal force, and displacement into curious and beautiful abstract photographs. For the ‘Orchid’ series, by simply releasing a rock into a tank of paint, he captures what looks like the opening up of liquefied flowers.

 

Oefner’s method for ‘Orchid’ involves the layering of different colored paints into a bucket, with the top layer being either black or white. The layered effect makes for the rainbow of color splashed out by the rock. But as simple as this may seem, it is a long and tedious paint pouring process, with much trial and error in-between. Though there is one part of the process where technology has offered an aid: Once the paint is ready, a microphone, connected to Oefner’s camera, tells the camera when the exact moment of impact occurs between rock and paint, at which point the camera snaps a series of pictures at the precise moment. Though, of course, this doesn’t always work as planned…

 

But perhaps one of the best principals that Oefner’s work embodies is chance. Though he may employ the same technique over and over, no splash will be the same, so we can always remain curious.

 

The gravity of liquid… a beautiful thing.

- Alinta Krauth

urbanfragment:

Man repairing the old Soviet car on the outskirts of the city of Mogilev in eastern Belarus.

Photo by Mihail Kopychko.

urbanfragment:

A raging sea dwarfs Seaham Lighthouse in County Durham in England, with 100ft waves after a cold front moved down from the north bringing freezing temperatures to the North of England.Feb. Photo by Owen Humphreys, PA. Feb. 6, 2013.