Photographer Re-Imagines Clouds as Magical Landscapes

Torino-based photographer Elio Pallard whimsically re-imagines clouds as a variety of wondrous landscapes in his series titled Playing with Clouds. The photographer offers new perspectives with his manipulated cloudscapes that transform the cotton ball-like puffs in the sky into magical mountains, fluffy waves, and billowing blankets of snow.

By placing silhouettes of adventurous (usually out-of-place) figures into each cloud portrait, Pallard creates clever scenes that tap into his imagination. He uses the shape and tone of clouds to replicate other topographical textures in the world. The warmth of the sun’s light also adds a transformative quality to the creative images, allowing the photographer to play with the idea of heat. Whether it’s mimicking the hot Saharan sand dunes, where nomads and camels travel for ages across, or the fiery blast of a spaceship exiting Earth’s atmosphere.

Elio Pallard website
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December 10, 2016

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.

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December 9, 2016

Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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