Casual Wardrobes Perfectly Blend Into the Background

If you are the subject of photographer Bence Bakonyi’s project, entitled Transform, you’ll find that blending into the background is a piece of cake. In the series, the Hungarian artist creates visually captivating and vibrant portraits in which his subjects become human chameleons. Coordinated wardrobes are purposefully matched to corresponding backdrops so that his subjects–all but the tops of their heads–fuse smoothly into each scene.

Although Bakonyi intends for each body to mix with the background, he maintains a distinct separation between the two unique elements in order to produce a visual experience for his audience. When examining the project, viewers may experience a comfortable confusion between where the landscape ends and the portrait begins.

If you enjoy work in which the art of camouflage is the main focus, there are many talented artists to check out. China-based Liu Bolin produces masterfully executed optical illusions with body paint and photography, here and here. Desiree Palmen also chooses to captivate her audience with her creative disappearing acts. And Jean-Paul Bourdier has similar tendencies to Bakonyi’s work, choosing to maintain certain human aspects in these visual unions, entitled Bodyscapes.

Bence Bakonyi’s website
via [Devid Sketchbook]

November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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