Tag: oriental artists

  • Won Park's Amazing Money Origami

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-01-11 in #lifestyle
    Won Park's Amazing Money Origami

    You can make money out of art if you're good enough, but can you make art out of money? A Korean-American origami artist does it, and yes, he makes money out of his money art!

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  • The Perilous Peaks of Naoki Ishikawa

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-01-03 in #lifestyle
    The Perilous Peaks of Naoki Ishikawa

    Taking photographs of breath-taking landscapes and sceneries is something that all photographers and Lomographers busy themselves with from time to time. A Japanese photographer took this to the extreme by photographing the world's tallest peaks, among them Mt. Everest.

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  • Playing With Light: Tokihiro Sato

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-01-06 in #lifestyle
    Playing With Light: Tokihiro Sato

    Light paintings and long exposures remain to be favorite techniques of Lomographers and film photographers, utilizing light to create interesting images. Internationally-acclaimed Tokihiro Sato has been doing just that--playing with light to capture photographs that are dreamy, compelling, and extraordinary.

  • Izima Kaoru: Landscapes with a Corpse

    written by marthasmarvels on 2012-01-18 in #lifestyle
    Izima Kaoru: Landscapes with a Corpse

    Izima Kaoru was born in Kyoto in 1954 and is best recognized for his series “Landscapes with a Corpse.” These photos combine horror with beauty in portraying models and actresses acting out their ideal deaths.

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  • Shomei Tomatsu: 11:02 Nagasaki

    written by marthasmarvels on 2012-01-12 in #lifestyle
    Shomei Tomatsu: 11:02 Nagasaki

    In his career as a photographer, Shomei Tomatsu has shot many powerful images, documenting post-war Japan. One of his most famous series of photographs was a selection of photos he shot of Nagasaki following the bombing. He charted not only the still present damage to the city itself but through dramatic black and white photographs the scars on the human victims of the bomb.

  • Junku Nishimura: The Midnight Boozer with a Leica M5

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-01-04 in #lifestyle
    Junku Nishimura: The Midnight Boozer with a Leica M5

    Tokyo-based street photographer Junku Nishimura takes beautiful and nostalgic black & white photos using a Leica M5. Let's take a look a these snapshots and how they reflect his personality and passion for photography.

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  • Takahiro Kimura's Broken Faces

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-01-24 in #lifestyle
    Takahiro Kimura's Broken Faces

    To interpret paintings of people, viewers often focus on the facial expressions to look for emotions, clues, and possible stories. Interestingly, a Japanese collage artist and illustrator centered his art not on the human emotions, but on his aesthetic sense alone to create a series of portraits which he calls "Broken Faces." Read more about it after the jump.

  • Luo Dan: Simple Song and Wet Plate Collodion

    written by marthasmarvels on 2012-01-26 in #lifestyle
    Luo Dan: Simple Song and Wet Plate Collodion

    Luo Dan, worked as a photojournalist for several years before he became disillusioned with modern media. He ditched his digital camera and took to the road trying to capture the people and practices of modern China, his latest journey took him to a remote mountainous village where he used a photographic process over a hundred years old.

  • Impressive Money Portraits by Senseteam

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-01-17 in #lifestyle
    Impressive Money Portraits by Senseteam

    You've probably seen money origami by Won Park in a previous feature. Now, we bring you yet another ingenious set of art out of money. Read about a Chinese creative firm's award-winning money art after the jump!

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  • Oriental Art: Kaikai Kiki Co., Japan

    written by webo29 on 2012-02-06 in #lifestyle
    Oriental Art: Kaikai Kiki Co., Japan

    Kaikai Kiki Co was founded by Takashi Murakami in 2001. It evolved from its predecessor, the Hiropon Factory, which was founded in 1996. Find out what it's about after the jump.

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  • Kawanabe Kyosai: The Last Virtuoso of Early Japanese Art

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-01-19 in #lifestyle
    Kawanabe Kyosai: The Last Virtuoso of Early Japanese Art

    When we speak of Japanese art, among the very first that comes to our minds are the traditional paintings unique to these Oriental artists. Let's take a look at the works of Kawanabe Kyosai, hailed as one of the virtuosos of traditional Japanese paintings.