Imagination

flickr

The Garden of Imagination by Anita Miszczyk
Via Flickr:

“Tick Tock”

Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.

#conceptual #surreal #expressive #fineartphotography #fineart #art #time #clocks #dreams #inception #dark #imagination #creativity #photomanipulation

Without people like @colleenb123 I don’t know where I would be as a photographer. The fact that people like her are so open to #create and have fun in front of the lens… I can’t ask for anything more. She wanted something #different. And I’ve been playing with different. Her ambition has taken her places beyond my #imagination. She is such an inspiration. Such a #warrior. Love ya gurl. Here’s a sneak peek of our shoot last night. // incredible headpiece by @brandewilkerson

I don’t know… I might be coming crazy or something, but I thought I saw Kurt in my bedroom. I know it was just a shadow that was formed by pile of clothes agaist the curtain, but still… it looked so much like Kurt’s face. Can you see a face there? I think that this shadow man in my photo doesn’t look much like Kurt, but I swear I’m not lying and I think I know what Kurt Cobain looks like. It really looked like him in the dark. Well… like I said, I might be coming crazy or maybe I’ve been staring Kurt’s face too much. Hahah :D I just thought I share this with you and well… that photo looks kind of cool, don’t you think?

-Nina-

10

Imaginary friends are awesome because they are whatever you want them to be and they can secretly go with you absolutely anywhere. UK creative agency AMV BBDO held a workshop during which 60 kids were asked to draw detailed illustrations of their imaginary friends.

“Children create many amazing things. Take their imaginary friends for instance,“ said Arvid Harnqvist and Amar Marwaha, the creative team behind the project. "They are talked about all the time and often become part of the family. But when the child gets older, these marvelous creations fade away. This project aims to immortalize them.”

Those drawings were taken to renowned animators and model makers, including Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling (of Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared), Aardman, BlinkInk, and Psyop, who creative life-size models of some of those special friends for an exhibit entitled The Imaginary Friend Collection.

The exhibit will be on display at the V&A Museum of Childhood in London through February 12, 2016.

Photos by Rankin.

[via mental_floss and Design You Trust]

10

For a delightfully strange and playful photo series entitled Secret Friends, photographer AnaHell transforms her human subjects (usually friends and relatives) by having them bend over until their faces practically touch their knees and drawing faces on their exposed backs. Long wigs or articles of clothing complete the illusion of these curious new characters with wide faces, long arms, and short, skinny legs. They’re at once funny and unsettling.

“I am a photographer who plays with the ordinary and deconstructs it to reveal another perspective. “My project “Secret Friends” are about playmates, reflections, villains, strange and wonderful creatures from another world, the kind that children create when they’re alone.”

This character reminds us of Cruella de Vil:

Visit AnaHell’s website to view more photos from the Secret Friends series as well as her other photography projects.

[via Bored Panda]