For longer than a decade the artist David DiMichele has been producing these fantastic miniature installations in his studio. But it is the photographing of the pieces, only a recent part of his process that has been grabbing peoples attention. His photography has created a whole new portfolio of work, not only recording his installation models but creating beautiful pieces of photographic art in the process.
The collection of images is called Pseudo Documentation and with the artists careful consideration of composition and lighting the result is spectacular. On my discovery of the pieces I was convinced these were full size installations not scale models! I am completely in awe of his abilities, the models are so clean and and realistic. He is certainly someone I would love to sit down with to pick up of few tricks of the trade from.
For the source of these images and more information about the artist and his works head of to his website here.
In a search for something completely different Google in all its random genius led me to patternity.co.uk.
“SEEING PATTERN EVERYWHERE// MUNDANE TO THE MAGNIFICENT// INSPIRE INFORM IMPLEMENT ENJOY” (sites strap line)
In a few short minutes I was hooked. The blog is brilliant in its simplicity. It is a collection of images, some personal, some borrowed each depicting pattern. The subjects featured are vast and varying but each is held up to the same value and each recognised as beautiful.
So take my advice, if stuck for inspiration, get stuck into this blog. You will be sure to find something to motivate your creative side!
As a designer it is easy to see a problem and want to come up with a solution. In my MA my world has suddenly become a lot more conceptual. Responding to problems isn’t a simple yes or no answer and no two designers would answer a question in the same way.
Today we had an interim crit to assess progress and confirm that our ideas were on the right track. Now I can really get stuck into design and start coming up with some of my own answers!
At this point I need to look at the research I have done and the ideas I have and dissect them. Work out my approach and how I can go about getting my ideas across.
At this stage, the photos below seemed appropriate. Pulling apart objects is the equivalent of what I need to do with my project.
The images are by Todd McLellan. He pulls apart, old objects such as cameras and typewriters and photographs them in exploded views and with all the components laid out.
For more information click here.