April 20, 2014

Ron Isaacs

More works here

April 20, 2014

Linda Gass

San Francisco Bay - Quilts

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April 20, 2014

Vyacheslav Mischenko

Snails

Website

April 20, 2014

Fabienne Rivory

LaBokoff

Aqva

2014

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April 20, 2014

Nicolas Evariste

Against Wind and Tide

Normandy, France

Via

April 20, 2014

Lihua Zhang

Beauties in Four Seasons

April 20, 2014

Dillon Marsh

For What’s it’s Worth

Whether they are active or long dormant, mines speak of a combination of sacrifice and gain. Their features are crude, unsightly scars on the landscape – unlikely feats of hard labour and specialised engineering, constructed to extract value from the earth but also exacting a price.

These images combine photography and computer generated elements in an effort to visualise the output of a mine. The CGI objects represent a scale model of the materials removed from the mine, a solid mass occupying a scene which shows the ground from which it was extracted. By doing so, the intention is to create a kind of visualisation of the merits and shortfalls of mining in South Africa, an industry that has shaped the history and economy of the country so radically.

This is the first in a broader series of images, dealing with the extraction of precious metals and stones, possibly coal as well. For now, however, the project begins with the first mining operations in South Africa, removing copper from the arid Namaqualand region.

The country’s first ever commercial mine, the Blue Mine in Springbok, began operating in 1852. More mines opened soon after as copper deposits were discovered in the surrounding areas. This, in turn, boosted the development of small towns in a relatively remote area of the country, as workers settled nearby. By 2007, however, most of these mines had run their course and production had stopped almost completely. This presents an uncertain future for the towns and people of the region.

April 20, 2014

Delilah Jones

Netherlandia

April 19, 2014
paxmachina:

paxmachina:

The famous Titanic grand staircase.
*yawn here is the google image link authenticating the photo.

This is the last time I’m addressing said issue, 500 links can’t be wrong!

paxmachina:

paxmachina:

The famous Titanic grand staircase.

*yawn here is the google image link authenticating the photo.

This is the last time I’m addressing said issue, 500 links can’t be wrong!

(Source: pic.twitter.com)

April 19, 2014
azurea:

(by Le merle étourdi)

azurea:

(by Le merle étourdi)