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I blog about Photography, Art, Music, Coffee, Craft Beer,Food, & Politics,
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Ben Zucker, a photographer from upstate New York and an avid sailor since childhood, moors a small sailboat at the City Island docks, in the Bronx, which he takes out regularly, preferring to explore the five boroughs via their many waterways. On a recent spring day, he documented a sailing journey to New York Harbor by way of the East River.
Currently stuffing all of this into my face hole.
A friend of mine works at a gallery that represents the people that own the negatives and does the printing of Vivian Maier’s photos. I visited her gallery today and it was awesome to go through all the boxes of prints. I’d love to buy some but let’s just say that they’re a little out of my price range.
Brewing beer at home really isn’t all that hard — so long as you have all the right equipment, and just a little bit of patience. But with all the brewing kits available out there, how do you know when you’ve picked the right one? With the HopBox Home-Brewing Kit, you get everything you need to brew, all housed in a stylish wooden crate with storage for every last tool you’ll need. In addition to the handcrafted box (built from responsibly-sourced pine) you get a three-gallon carboy, a hydrometer, a syphon, a funnel, a stopper, an airlock, a thermometer, a cleaning brush, tubing, and more. And with a recipe book, a set of complete instructions, and a brewer’s log, all you need to do is supply the ingredients before you’re making great beer fit to share with friends.
Japanese art photographer FUKE P-San transforms his photographs into emotional experiences by applying expressive color palettes. In FUKE’s photographs, color and light becomes the subject of the work, as opposed to an objective characteristic. FUKE photographs the world around him, then uses digital color and light effects to give the photograph a painterly aesthetic, one that mirrors the beauty he sees and feels when experiencing the scenery he encounters. He says, “There is so much beauty in our everyday life that goes unseen simple because we develop a different sense of how we value beauty often influenced by our every day life routine.”
Yes, you read that right; the artist Antoine Bridier-Nahmias paints with mould, marrying art and science in an unexpectedly delightful way. His strange media include various sets of bacteria and fungi, ranging in color, texture, and density, and a petri dish serves as his canvas. Once a piece is grown to his aesthetic satisfaction, the artist photographs it from above, capturing the nuances of the material in stunning resolution.
Bridier-Nahmias’s images, perhaps revolting if seen inside your fridge, are visually enthralling when viewed in the sterile confines of the dish. Like strange and serendipitous science experiments, the moldy surfaces create ordered geometric patterns found time and again in nature; unlike paint, the bacteria reproduces itself in accordance with complex biological laws, forming perfect circles and straight lines that emanate from their centers.
MRI technologist Andy Ellison spends his days scanning human brains, searching for abnormalities. He began scanning fruit on a whim, using an orange in a test of the machine’s settings; the results were so stunningly beautiful and transfixing that he began bringing produce to work, scanning our favorite fruits and veggies on his time off, and posting animated sequences of cross-section images onto his blog, Inside Insides.