Made possible by the wonders of radiation, electronic image sensors, pin hole apertures, and the creative mind of Natsumi Hayashi, these gravity defying images demonstrate the boundless artistic possibilities within the photographic medium.
In 1949, LIFE photographer Gjon Mili visited Picasso in Vallauris, France. He showed Pablo some photographs of ice skaters with tiny lights affixed to their skates jumping in the dark. Picasso was immediately inspired, these photos were the result.
Houston, Texas artist, Natalie Irish, enjoys painting with a provocative part of her anatomy. No, not that part! The pint sized painter smothers her lips in her favorite lipstick and goes to town on the canvas, peck-kissing her way to amazingly detailed portraits of iconic stars.
Initial impressions of Korean Sculptor Xooang Choi’s latest works might reasonably include words like disturbing, mysterious, possibly even frightening, yet these reactions only point to the tip of an iceberg whose depths reveal social, political, and human pathology based issues.