Wonderfully Eerie Shape and Letter Installations Created From Everyday Objects

Eerie Shape and Letter Installations by Nicola Yeoman

Everyday objects form ghostly shapes and letters in the wonderfully eerie installations of artist Nicola Yeoman. Yeoman builds her installations from chairs, hats, fabric, and other objects. She places her installations in empty buildings, dark forests, and other eerie locales. Each installation is then documented in collaboration with a photographer. Her installations have appeared in T Magazine and other editorial work and advertising campaigns.

Eerie Shape and Letter Installations by Nicola Yeoman

Eerie Shape and Letter Installations by Nicola Yeoman

Eerie Shape and Letter Installations by Nicola Yeoman

Eerie Shape and Letter Installations by Nicola Yeoman

Eerie Shape and Letter Installations by Nicola Yeoman

photos via Nicola Yeoman

via Hi-Fructose

‘San Francisco, Portrait of a City: 1940-1960′, A Book of Gorgeous San Francisco Street Photography by Fred Lyon

San Francisco, Portrait of a City: 1940-1960 by Fred Lyons
image by Princeton Architectural Press

For the past seven decades, 90-year-old San Francisco photographer Fred Lyon has been documenting his hometown in gorgeous street photography. His photographs spanning the period 1940 to 1960 have been collected in his beautiful new photo book San Francisco, Portrait of a City: 1940-1960. A selection of Lyon’s vast archive of photographs can be viewed on his website. We previously posted about Lyon’s 2013 exhibition at the San Francisco International Airport.

With a landmark around every corner and a picture perfect view atop every hill, San Francisco might be the world’s most picturesque city. And yet, the Golden City is so much more than postcard vistas. It’s a town alive with history, culture, and a palpable sense of grandeur best captured by a man known as San Francisco’s Brassai. Walking the city’s foggy streets, the fourth-generation San Franciscan captures the local’s view in dramatic black-and-white photos— from fog-drenched mornings in North Beach and cable cars on Market Street to moody night shots of Coit Tower and the twists and turns of Lombard Street.

San Francisco, Portrait of a City: 1940-1960 by Fred Lyons
photo by Fred Lyon

San Francisco, Portrait of a City: 1940-1960 by Fred Lyons
photo by Fred Lyon

via Boing Boing

A White-Tailed Eagle Wearing a Camera Records a Breathtaking 111-MPH Flight Over Paris

Victor, a trained white-tailed eagle, soars from the top of the Eiffel Tower to Paris below in a breathtaking bird’s-eye view video captured by a Sony Action Cam on the bird’s back. The bird ends his flight by diving at 111 miles per hour to the Trocadéro Gardens, where he lands neatly on a handler’s outstretched arm. The September 28th flight was arranged by FREEDOM, a non-profit that intends to bring the white-tailed eagle back to France, where it has been extinct for over 50 years. As part of their fundraising efforts, the group is producing a fictional film about white-tailed eagles, entitled Freedom, an Eagle Takes Flight.

via Daily Mail Online, PetaPixel

‘Miasmatic’, An Eerie Short Film That Depicts London Without People

“Miasmatic” is an eerie short film that depicts a London that has been entirely depopulated due to a mysterious epidemic. The film was created by Claire and Maxime of Menilmonde–we have previously posted about their eerie and bizarre short films of depopulated and altered cities. The duo has published a making-of article that explains the clever digital process they used to create “Miasmatic” (the site is in French but there is an embedded translator widget).

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

Artist Imagines the Geometric Insects of a Polygonal Planet in Digital Illustration Series

Geometric Insects by Chaotic Atmospheres

Geneva-based artist Chaotic Atmospheres imagines the geometric insect residents of a “polygonic planet” in his fantastic digital art series Biotop from Polygonia. He has created more than 100 insects for the series, divided into various terrestrial and winged species and subspecies. The series is available in its entirety on the digital art collecting site NeonMob.

Geometric Insects by Chaotic Atmospheres

Geometric Insects by Chaotic Atmospheres

Geometric Insects by Chaotic Atmospheres

Geometric Insects by Chaotic Atmospheres

Geometric Insects by Chaotic Atmospheres

images by Chaotic Atmospheres

via Ian Brooks

A Supercut That Explores the Use of the Color Red in Stanley Kubrick Films

Artist Rishi Kaneria has created a supercut that explores the use of the color red in the films of Stanley Kubrick. We previously posted about Kaneria’s supercut of colors in Pixar films.

‘Regular Division’, A Thoroughly Disorienting Kaleidoscopic Video by Joe Hamilton

In the experimental video “Regular Division,” interior shots of a greenhouse and splotches of paint are composited together in a mesmerizing and thoroughly disorienting video kaleidoscope. The video was created by Australian artist Joe Hamilton.

via Booooooom