Partly inspired by the true story of the Salton Sea, a failed river redirection to assist Californian agricultural development at the turn of the 20th century, Rafael Anton Irisarri’s “The Unintentional Sea” mimics the ideas of transformation of place.
During the 1950s, this ecological disaster was seized and rebranded by corporate land developers, flipping it into a dream getaway destination for West Coast elites. Before long, record temperatures and a rising level of water mineralization led to the mass death of fish and other wildlife, and in turn so too did the resort town’s population, leaving behind a vast post-human deserted wasteland. This unintentional sea had given life and now has taken it away.5 hearts
Whatever the complexity of the scheme is, from birth to death, it mostly shows a rectilinear pattern. However, sometimes it has a circular shape, so that all individuals go through a series of passages, from life to death and from death to life. Among some people, the series of human passages reconnects to the cosmic ones, to lunar phases and planetary revolutions. (A.V.G.)4 hearts
A human and bucolic cry which, in its minimalism, describes a cosmic feeling.
Image tames Word, confining the storytelling in skinny but evocative poetic fences. All around, wastelands, souls turned into ruins, wild vegetation and silence.
Philosophically considered, growth from the standpoint of human evolution is a process proceeding from heterogeneity to homogeneity. In time, therefore, the isolated consciousness of the individual fragments is reunited to become the complete consciousness of the Whole. Then, and then only, is the condition of all-knowing an absolute reality.4 hearts
Georges-Louis Arlaud and Marcel Meys, 1920-1930, Franco-Provençal mountains. The noise and grain, colours and the subject of nymphs posing on rocks, revealing the spirits of nature, forges this shots with immortality.
Original pictures will be at the Museo Nazionale della Montagna in Turin till November 2014.4 hearts
BevShots are photographs of alcohol under a microscope, high-quality photographs of beers, wines, cocktails, liquors and mixers taken after they have been crystallized on a slide and shot under a polarized light microscope. As the light refracts through the beverage crystals, the resulting photos have naturally magnificent colors and composition. There are fantastic little worlds in your glasses.
In this gallery: Black Russian, Cola, Irish Stout, Margarita, Vodka, Irish Pale Lager.5 hearts