All kinds of illustration and fanciful photography are gaining attention at the moment, diverse and delightful images can tell stories all on their own. Jan Pypers, a Belgian photographer, has created an online exhibition called Nightgardeners. In the exhibition of stills, nocturnal images are presented with key features and abstracted light due to the late hour. Jan asks us to invent our own backstory to each image, prompting the imagination in ways that well made art can do.
Juno has been in orbit around Jupiter for an entire year, and the craft bas been able to transmit digital images of the splendid gas giant in crisp and stunning detail. The project was mainly concerned with data that couldn't be detected with a visible light camera, so we as a whole are very lucky that one was brought along anyway to capture these fantastic shots.
Illustrator turned designer Pete Reynolds has recently been commissioned by the San Francisco Shipyard to create a selection of images that use his two primary talents to depict a story involving the location and the life that it harbours. Take a look at the work on Fubiz, then pay a visit to Pete Reynold's website.
When it comes to mixing photography and painting, Valentino Rosso has a technique and ethos worthy of being shared. By paying attention to realism but adapting the works according to the way we perceive motion and light, Rosso has brought out a fabulous and captivating selection of images that absorb the imagination.
As thinking creatively is a skill that must be learned and sharpened over time, being young is an ideal stage for getting the key skills in. By learning to think outside of the box and to apply knowledge from one area into another, we invent new channels of expression and communication. The Royal Society of Arts understand this concept and have paid particular attention to the selection of these ideal toys designed to spark creative talent at a very young and important age.
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