Iréel by Flora Borsi

Iréel by Flora Borsi

Photographer Flora Borsi created the series ‘Iréel’, mixing photographic elements with painting techniques back in 2014. With the images she turns the idea of hyperrealistic painting around to accomplish a rather pictorial photography. As you can see in the last picture, Flora used a painted glass panel to create the visual effect, afterwards she just applied some color/toning effects, adjusted the contrast and a few skin retouch.

Check out here Photoshop in real life project too.



love writing by hand?

Have a digital life, but love writing by hand?

At the intersection of analogue and digital, the mod notebook lets you send your handwritten notes and doodles off to be digitised.

Even in the age of mobile devices, it’s hard to beat pen and paper.

Sure, there are apps like FiftyThree’s Paper that allow people to doodle to their hearts’ content. But Marshall Haas and Jon Wheatley wanted to combine the best of both analog and digital, which is why they created Mod, a paper notebook accessible to the cloud, launched Monday.

“As far as an input device, pen and paper is something you can’t really beat in my opinion,” Wheatley told Fast Company. “When it comes to storing handwritten notes, having them in a digital format is very valuable.”

Borrowing from Moleskine’s beloved notepads, Mod notebooks feature a flap at the back, which holds an envelope with a prepaid shipping label. After filling up the notebook’s pages, users can send them to a facility to be digitized. About five days later, the notes can then be accessed on Mod’s web app and can also be synced to external services, such as Dropbox and Evernote.

Including shipping and digitising, Mod’s notebooks, which have roughly the same dimensions of an iPad Mini, cost $25. Those who want their notebooks back after the pages are scanned can pay an extra $10, which Wheatley said covers the additional shipping and time required to manually digitise the pages. This is largely because the typical digitising process requires cutting the notebook’s spine to efficiently scan its pages, but it becomes more of a manual process to preserve the notebook. Though Wheatley said Mod will only digitise its own notebooks at launch, it will consider accepting other types of notebooks in the future.

Source: BY ALICE TRUONG – fastcompany

How to Change the Art Market

How to Change the Art Market

This year, as the art world gears up for another Art Basel, the art market is in a strange moment, with gallery sales seeming to tighten even as the machinations of the market become even more influential on what they show.

(Just listen to LISTE founder Peter Bläuer.)

To take a reading of this climate, and to allow an opportunity to vent, we’ve asking curators, journalists, collectors, and other art tastemakers to weigh in on a single question:

What is the one thing that you would change about the art market as it exists today?

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The Ocean Van Gogh style Circulation

The Ocean Van Gogh style Circulation

Ocean Circulation on planet Earth really looks like a Van Gogh painting.
If you think the video what you can watch on the below link is some sort of trippy adaptation of Van Gogh’s classic “Starry Night,” you wouldn’t be the first.

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