Happy summer!

(c) Valentina Calà

This picture has been featured on kwerfeldein.de

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Levitation Photography

During the past years levitation photography became quite popular. On Internet we can see some pretty good exemples and always more photographers are using this technique, even in fashion photography.

While seeing this phenomen rising, I have asked myself, who is the inventor (I even googled it! ;-P)…probably nobody, but I can say that one of the first very successful exemple comes from Tokyo, by the photographer Natsumi Hayashi. You can visit her blog yowayowacamera.com, where she explains that yowayowa is a Japanese term meaning “weak” or “feeble.”
Since I’m yowayowa, it’s really heavy to carry SLR cameras around. 🙂 I think this last one is very funny, as her photographs, where she is able to put a sort of fairy and soft athmosphere.

Even DigitalRev.com had some (funny) tries with Leviatan Photography.

I have never tried to do such pictures, but after seeing so many good exemples around, I really would like to give it a try! And you?

What do you need?

– A camera
– A tripod (or a second photographer)
A lot of inspiration
– Eventually some post-processing:

I’ll try and post something here and…I really would like to see YOUR levitation photographies! You can post a link under comments. 😀

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Alberto Seveso photographs ink underwater in his newest series A Due Colori. The flowing patterns and colors are mesmerizing.

via NotCot.org

"A due colori" Alberto Seveso

"A due colori" Alberto Seveso

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Go to sleep and think

This can explain why even if I desperately would like to sleep, I can’t allow myself to switch off my brain and calmly lay down to bed.

When you lay down to go to sleep at night you are suddenly shutting out most of that incoming data, which means your brain finally has time to make sense of everything going on.
This explains why sleep is so valuable to creative thinkers: taking a break from everything else allows your brain to do what it does best: think.
It’s also important to note that because your brain is utterly creative before sleep that having a notebook nearby is a good idea.

From Creative something

Illustration by Jelene Morris.

Illustration by Jelene Morris

PS. Sorry for disappearing during the last week…but now Positive News Attitude blog is back!

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In diversity we trust.

Photograph by Keliy Anderson-Staley

Photograph by Keliy Anderson-Staley


Do you remember those old photographs of African-Native Americans or American Indians ? Keliy Anderson-Staley has further developed this type of photography, the tintype, creating astonishing portraits of Americans. As European, I also recognize myself and my culture in those beautiful expressions and diversity. You can have a look to a more complete gallery plus an essay on flackphoto.com.


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Holstee manifesto.

This manifesto matches with, at least, 80% of my to do list for 2012.
Do you recognise your values in it? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!

Vote for the photographer

How many pictures of candidates have you seen recently? Some of them are celebrative. Others obscure. Others even funny. Pictures are an important element of each political campaign, because Image is. This “making of” the Polka shooting of all French candidates has something extraordinary. Here we see politicians disarmed (in front of camera) and who is actually commanding? The photographer.  If I’ll have to vote for someone, then, it will be for the photographer!

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Left brain / Right brain

Left brain / Right brain by Brooke paints

Left brain / Right brain by Brooke paints

Left Brain:
“I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A master of words and language. Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am.”

Right Brain:
“I am the right brain. I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter. I am taste. The feeling of sand beneath bare feat. I am movement. Vivid colors. I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas. I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel. I am everything I wanted to be.”


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Films revealed

Quantum of Solace Poster - Cinemetric - by Frederic Brodbeck

Quantum of Solace Poster - Cinemetric - by Frederic Brodbeck

Cinemetrics is a tool which creates a visual ‘fingerprint’ of movies.

This project is about measuring and visualizing movie data, in order to reveal the characteristics of films and to create a visual “fingerprint” for them. Information such as the editing structure, color, speech or motion are extracted, analyzed and transformed into graphic representations so that movies can be seen as a whole and easily interpreted or compared side by side.

The “fingerprints” look just like piecharts, but way cooler, as Information is beautiful said!

Tip of the day: check out the website of the very talented Frederic Brodbeck, visual artist gratuated from the Royal Academy of Arts (KABK), Den Haag.

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