We continue to find intriguing works of art that appeal to us and sometimes challenge the way we look at things. Our understanding of the ordinary continuously shifts as we are exposed to many influences. Artist and photographer Colette Fu brings her travels, understanding and appreciation of culture into her art with pop-up books.
Pop-ups may easily be regarded as those cute little books we grew fond of during our childhood. They are those nifty illustrated books that seem to come to life once they’re opened. The characters jump out of the boring 2d print and bounce into action as the storytelling goes on. Colette Fu brings her self-taught experience in making pop-up books to her series of work.
Fu used her memories of her mother’s native Yunnan province in China to create dynamic pop-ups that illustrate the intertwining culture and human activity. Her animated work in “We Are Tiger Dragon People” depicts the life and times in that part of the province. Fu combined the visual elements of photography, the tactile appeal of sculptures and the detailed process of crafting in the making of her pop-up series. The pop-ups seemingly bring you to the places as you see the people leap out from the pages, the food and other delicacies are zoomed in and the feel of the culture sets in.
You can see more of her works here and find out more about her series here.
All information used in this article were sourced from Colette Fu’s website and Phaidon.
We asked some of New York’s hottest designers to lend their talent in designing some of our La Sardina DIY cameras, and we are very excited to share with you, Brittany Schall. Brittany likes to ponder on the social, psychological, and cultural aspects of the effect of appearance on one's identity through her realistic drawings of hair. Join us on a journey through self and ponder on how you identify with your hair.
Time and again, art has and continues to influence artists even outside of this discipline. In this list are five movies which, whether partially or in full, have been inspired by paintings from some of the most influential artists in history.
We recently had the opportunity to chat with founder and editor of AlternativePhotography.com, Malin Fabbri, and we are pleased to now share it with you! Our goal was to better understand the inner workings of the Alternative Photography community and its formation, as well as get a sneak peek into the life of its founder. Malin was generous in sharing her knowledge, wisdom and history and we are grateful for it, as we're certain you will be also!
Lomographers, fans of electronic music and art, this is the competition for you!
We are very happy to launch this competition with Alfa MiTo Club To Club, one of the most important festivals of music, art and culture electronics in Europe, which will take place in Turin, Italy, from 5th to 9th November 2014. Find out how to win two tickets, lots of music and Lomography cameras!
Geoffrey Berliner is the Executive Director of the Penumbra Foundation and the Center for Alternative Photography in New York. As the head of an organization whose goals are 'to be a comprehensive resource for photographers at any level' and 'to continue to publicize the impact photography has had and continues to have on culture, history and the arts,' his exposure to photographic materials -from 19th century gems to modern equipment- is so extensive, one cannot even begin to fathom just how much knowledge and experience this man has acquired. His collection of over 2000 vintage Petzval lenses is unparalleled, and the object of envy of both traditional and contemporary photographers. Although such lenses are reputed to require a certain level of skill to be used, Berliner seems to manage them with so much ease, producing splendid results.
Enjoy a truly analogue moviemaking experience with Lomography's 35mm movie camera and an accompanying accessory to watch your films with. View your masterpieces in the most analogue way possible with the LomoKinoscope. Get it now 20% off the regular price!
By going on a photo walk waggrad00 was not only able to de-stress, she also had the chance to meet several interesting people along the way. One of them was this homeless fellow who made her as well as many others' day better with a small but thoughtful gesture.
There is nothing more refreshing than escaping one's everyday life for to unpack a camping tent and spend a wonderful weekend with friends for a few days during summer. Some of the coolest festivals are calling and there's a special one in Germany that is a must-see in July: Melt! festival. Win two tickets for this spectacular event to be held from July 17 to 19. Show us your most beautiful festival moments.