Thursday, May 17, 2012

'Sheep View'

'Sheep View' is a blog which consists of rather interesting screenshots of flocks of sheep spotted on Google Street View. Captioned 'JOURNEYS THROUGH AN OVINE WASTELAND' the last post appears to have been from 2010. Perhaps most curious are the captions the screenshot collecter (whose pen-name is Birches) has given the images. Below is a selection of these screenshots and the author's own captions:

Arnéguy-lone-sheep-1 Arnéguy-stand-off 4: 50 pm: A standoff. Momentary tension as hooves steady to position in the bony soil. The flock disperses. Silent knowledge held only between brothers. Arnéguy-sheep-fleeing! Arnéguy-4 Arnéguy-3 5:40 pm: The party has retreated to evening pastures, leaving me alone in threadbare clothes and skin flushed red from exposure. Good Lord, but I am thankful for Spring's final arrival in Estérençuby.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

In the Mood for Monaco

Hanna Wahmer by Jonas Unger (In The Mood For Monte Carlo - Die Weltwoche April-May 2012) 6

Hanna Wahmer by Jonas Unger (In The Mood For Monte Carlo - Die Weltwoche April-May 2012) 5

Hanna Wahmer by Jonas Unger (In The Mood For Monte Carlo - Die Weltwoche April-May 2012) 4

Publication: Die Weltwoche
Issue: April/May 2012
Title: In The Mood For Monte Carlo
Model: Hanna Wahmer
Photography: Jonas Unger
Styling: Anna Schiffel


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The City of Samba 2011

Made by Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli, captured during Rio de Janeiro Carnaval of 2011. Music by Jarbas Agnelli.

With the constant shift in perceptible scale, from tiny model-city to large cityscape, -which is largely due to the combination of the stop motion and the 'tilt shift' filter- I was pondering whether perhaps I was actually watching an improbable, fabulous and fantastic Carnival put on by insects...or perhaps it's actually an amazingly elaborate plastic model which someone has somehow managed to convincingly animate. Generally I can't abide use of the despicable 'tilt shift' filter/effect (I'm well aware that I'm probably alone in this camp) however, I'm forced into rethinking this standpoint as it has been so cleverly employed here. I've always been fascinated with the surreal spectacle that is Carnival and the acrid, over-vivacious saturation and stop-motion effects in this clip, heighten this captivating display, moreover, the frenzied, ant's-nest / bee-hive-like energy of Carnival is definitely present.

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The City of Samba from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.

p.s. wish I could choose a different still for the video embed, don't let the somewhat crass title-sequence put you off.