100,000 Illuminated Suspended Balloons Form a Cloud Inside Covent Garden by Charles Pétillion

French artist and photographer Charles Pétillion produced a stunning installation composed of 100,000 illuminated balloons, which resemble a cumulus cloud inside London’s Covent Garden. The project, titled Heartbeat is a piece part of the upcoming London Design Festival, which follows Pétillion’s signature style of the use of a balloon as an artistic tool. As his first public and largest piece, Heartbeat extends from the South Hall ceiling to the Market Building. The presence of the balloons create a magical and ethereal environment out of a surreal dream.

“I came here today with my mom and dad to buy a book about London. We are traveling there in September.”
“Where would you most like to go in London?”
“To the museums. I want to see the queen living there. But I’m not sure whether she is still going to be alive or not.”

“오늘 엄마 아빠랑 런던 책 사러왔어요. 9월에 런던으로 여행 가요.”
“런던에서 제일 가보고 싶은 데가 어디에요?”
“박물관이요. 거기서 여왕이 살아있는 걸 보고 싶어요. 근데 안 살아 있을 지도 몰라요.”


Aleksandra Otulska
Dębica, Poland
Canon EOS 300

What is the most important part of photography to you?

I think that the most important part of photography is the capturing the moment feeling. I use an analog camera, so I need to think about every shot I take, because of the limited number of photos. I take a photo of things that are interesting, sometimes a little unexpected, or just beautiful. My goal is to have a photo with a ‘soul’ in it, that can make you experience something. The second most important part is sharing your work. I post my photos to various accounts, such as Behance, DeviantArt, Tumblr and Instagram. I love seeing people react to my photos, leaving comments about them. It’s the best thing about Internet; everyone from everywhere in the world can see you work, and tell you how they feel about it.

Tumblr: inxineslives
DeviantArt: inxineslives
Behance: inxines
Instagram: aleksandrao.photography



Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane.
No wait, it’s Superman stuck to a drone!

London-based photographer Barry Craig taped a Superman action figure to his DJI Phantom 3 Quadcopter Drone and flew it over Victoria Park. Pair with the “Superman Fanfare” by legendary compose John Williams, Craig’s footage is delightfully awesome.

If you’re wondering why the Man of Steel seems to be a little shaky during his flight, on Reddit Craig described how he rigged Superman to the drone:

“The camera on a Phantom is attached to a gimbal, which stabilizes the footage. The Superman figure is attached to the landing gear so it isn’t being stabilized, the shaking around is the movement in the body of the aircraft.”

Head over to Barry Craig’s Instagram feed for additional footage and photos.

[via Bored Panda and Geekology]


Notting Hill Carnival

Get down to West London in August to party at one of the biggest street carnivals in the world – the Notting Hill Carnival. “Carnival”, as it’s known by locals, sets the streets on fire with sweet sounds, outrageous floats and jaw-dropping costumes, all injected with spicy Caribbean flavours. And it’s free! Find out more