Glistening Hong Kong in the Rain

As the rest of us run for cover in rainy or snowy weather, French photographer Christophe Jacrot deliberately goes out in the storm. "I see these elements as a fabulous ground for photography,” he says, “an under-used visual universe with a strong evocative power, and with a richness of subtle lights. This universe escapes most of us, since we are too occupied getting undercover. Man becomes a ghostly silhouette wandering and obeying the hazards of rain or of snow."

Many of the images in his series Hong Kong in the Rain have a lovely painterly quality to them. He distorts and glamorizes the world by finding beauty in the reflections off of a rain-soaked street, the ripples of a puddle, or drops of water through a window. Each stormy photograph has a glistening perfection as Jacrot romanticizes these fleeting moments that are otherwise looked upon as dark and gloomy.

Christophe Jacrot's website
via [The Inspiration Grid]

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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