‘City Silhouettes’ by Jasper James

There’s not much to say about this project, really. It is better to just look and admire this fantastic example of so-called double-exposure photography by a British artist, Jasper James. He combined two different layers – Asian city landscapes and onlookers’ silhouettes – to create very atmospheric and coherent images.
Here are my favourites:

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Living in the sky with Laurent Chehere

I’ve been posting a lot of paintings lately, so today I’m going to show you a few photographs for a change. And believe me, these are not just some ordinary photos but true pieces of art in every sense of the word! The Flying Houses series was created in Paris by a French photographer Laurent Chehere and it depicts mostly detached houses and blocks of flats but we can also see a trailer and a circus. The photographs have this unique almost fairy-tale atmosphere even though they’re all very realistic. But the reason why they are really remarkable is the impressive and very believable photo manipulation which makes them float in the air! No wonder that the project won several prizes and was showcased in both Europe and the US.
f you liked them and want to see more, visit Chehere’s website: http://www.laurentchehere.com/laurentchehere.com/PORTFOLIO.html
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Elena Romanova’s colourful world

I’ve always had a weakness for watercolours. It’s just amazing how much a good artist can do in just a few brush movements… and so can Elena Romanova. She studied painting at the University of Arts London and graduated with a First Class Honours Degree. Currently, she lives in Barcelona. She’s famous for a series of paintings depicting black silhouettes of a couple under a red umbrella. However, I’d like to show you her other series, namely the cityscapes. With just a few lines and colourful spots (and her great imagination, of course), she managed to illustrate some of the biggest and the most famous cities the world. Magical.

So… can you name all the cities? 🙂


Paris in paintings: Antoine Blanchard

So here’s the third and probably the last post about Paris and a painter who decided to immortalise its beauty on his canvases.
Antoine Blanchard is actually a pseudonym of a French painter Marcel Masson. His famous Parisian street scenes present the city and its inhabitants in bygone days. Like many French impressionists, Blanchard liked painting the same landmark several times but in different weather conditions. However, if you have a closer look at his works, you can easily guess which weather condition was his favourite 😉

Paris in paintings: Marilyn Dunlap

Last Thursday I went to Paris and once again I had the pleasure to take a walk around Montmartre. As always, Place du Tertre was full of painters and their wonderful works of art… and that reminded me that I haven’t shown you my favourite paintings of Paris yet!
So that’s what I’m going to do in the next 3 or 4 posts because each time I want to focus on the works of one particular artist.

Today I’d like to introduce Marilyn Dunlap, an American painter who took a liking to the narrow streets and charming corners of Montmartre.

Ballerina Project


Recently, I came across an interesting photograph of a ballerina in the metro station:

I liked it a lot so I checked if there is more photos like that – and that’s how I found the Ballerina Project’s website (http://ballerinaproject.com)! 
In brief, the project is a series of over 800 photographs by Dane Shitagi which has been going on for 12 years now. Shitagi takes pictures of ballerinas who dance for world’s greatest companies such as American Ballet Theater, Boston Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and New York City Ballet. The critics are delighted and admit that the project is much more than a typical dance photography. Well, I couldn’t agree more –  the photos I found are just stunning. Unfortunately, not all of them are published on the Internet – to see most of them, you have to subscribe to the website and pay about 10 dollars.