Some of these shots are of things remarkably small: the sexual organs of a flower; mold spores; and tiny baby snails. I am almost amazed at how an iPhone can capture images that are so tiny with relative clarity. These are not comparable to high-end macro photography, but what I love about it is the level of ease and economy. With just a simple plastic hand lens and an iPhone, you can peer into a familiar world that is suddenly unfamiliar.
Defamiliarization or ostranenie (остранение) is the artistic technique of presenting to audiences common things in an unfamiliar or strange way, in order to enhance perception of the familiar. A central concept in 20th century art and theory, ranging over movements including Dada, postmodernism, epic theatre, and science fiction, it is also used as a tactic by recent movements such as culture jamming. – Wikipedia
Noxall Waist & Dress Co. © Frank H. Jump
Previously on FAB:
Check out Walter Grutchfield’s site about these faded business.
© Gaia Son
Apparently while Gaia was harvesting almost five kilos of hazelnuts that are growing wild in her picturesque medieval town of Amersfoort in the Netherlands, the generally aloof Turkish immigrants were eager to comment to her about the hazelnuts of Turkey. No wonder!
The top producer of hazelnuts, by a large margin, is Turkey, specifically Giresun Province and Ordu. Turkish hazelnut production of 625,000 tonnes accounts for approximately 75% of worldwide production. Nutella consumes 25% of global supply. – Wikipedia
© Sandra Walker RI
© Daphne Hughes
© Daphne Hughes
Sandra Walker RI (Member of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour) is an American watercolourist living in the UK and is regarded one of the world’s finest photorealists. I am honored to have caught Sandra’s artistic eye and to have had several of my photographs reproduced by her. Above is a recent watercolor of a street artist mural on Brick Lane in East London. Sandra was also kind enough to include her working photographs used to reproduce this street scene.
According to a Wikipedia article on Brick Lane, a street in East London, England:
It runs from Swanfield Street in the northern part of Bethnal Green, crosses Bethnal Green Road, passes through Spitalfields and is linked to Whitechapel High Street to the south by the short stretch of Osborn Street. Today, it is the heart of the city’s Bangladeshi-Sylheti community and is known to some as Banglatown. It is famous for its many curry houses.
A Brick Lane not-for-profit website [www.visitbricklane.org/#/brick-lane-street-art/4537674490] touts its street art.