The Bay Lights: World's Largest Light Sculpture

San Francisco, come March 5, 2013, you’re in for an incredible treat. Designed by world famous light artist Leo Villareal, The Bay Lights is an epic light project that will span 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high on the Bay Bridge. Using 25,000 individually programmed white LEDs, Villareal will create complex light patterns in a dazzling display across the bridge's west span.

To give you an idea of just how enormous this project is, it’s seven times the scale of the Eiffel Tower's 100th Anniversary lighting. It’s estimated that 50 million people will see this light show which will come alive from dusk to midnight for two whole years. If all that information doesn’t get you that excited, how about this? Huffington Post writer Greg Archer has already called it “The Most Inspiring Thing to See in 2013.”

Over the last two days, January 24 and 25, passers-by were able to witness a sneak peek of the art installation during its testing phase. A few eager photographers were on the scene, snapping these stunning photos.

As Phil McGrew wrote on his Flickr page, “I couldn’t stay away knowing there would be a second night of testing. A (nearly) full moon was rising before sunset and if testing started a little earlier, the moon would be low enough to appear in the frame. All of those things worked out and it was a sight to see. This new light installation is a serious show-stopper!”

Above photo credit: Phil McGrew

Photo credit: Matthew Almon Roth

Photo credit: Phil McGrew

Photo credit: Steven Davis

The Bay Lights website

December 6, 2016

Famous Songs Hilariously Reinterpreted as Witty One-Panel Cartoons

Cartoonist Hugleikur Dagsson hilariously reinterprets the meaning of some of the world’s most popular songs. Ranging from timeless Christmas carols to chart-topping hits, the Icelandic artist uses them as inspiration for his deceptively simple-yet-clever line drawings. As a result, their biting wit puts a whole new spin on the melodies we thought we knew. These one-panel cartoons are ripe with parody. Dagsson takes a snippet of a song—such as its title—and builds a whole stick-figure world around it.

Read Article

December 6, 2016

Ballerina Combines Intricate Beauty of Russian Ballet and Architecture

Russian photographer and ballerina Darian Volkova takes an innovative approach to exploring St. Petersburg’s architecture with her new ballet photography series Ballet House Tales. While she typically shoots backstage life at the ballet, these stunning images prove that her photography is not limited to straight reportage. By placing ballerinas in these these decadent houses, she fills the space with a new spirit. Each dancer melds into her surroundings, molding herself to the surfaces.

Read Article

Get Our Weekly Newsletter