Originally inspired by mirages and other types of natural phenomena like the twinkling of stars at night where the density of gas (as well as liquid), scientists in the 1860s devised an optical technique called Schlieren photography (the German word for ‘streak’) to isolate distorted light rays from factors such as heat, chemical reaction, and force. Here is a hi-speed photo of a woman shooting a rifle in a Schlieren optical setup (a diagram for the setup can be found […]
If you want to see one of the greatest music videos ever put together, look no freakin further than the masterwork below. Back in 2010, the talented British electronic music producer Erol Alkan collaborated with a German producer by the moniker Boys Noize and they popped out this audio gem. A hyper-classy video production by the name of El Niño (check out samples of their work here) got called in to create a music video for the superb electronica sounds – […]
Hurtling at speeds close to 40,000 mph ( aka 11 miles per second !!), the Voyager spacecrafts are in their 37th year of space travel. Acting as a $422 million dollar ‘bottle’/vessel, the Voyager space vehicles have a very special interstellar message as their cargo. Packed within a small hold aboard both Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 are golden LP size records with a stylus / needle to play them with (pictured above). Included on the gold-plated copper records are […]
Here’s a randow medley of fun images that have accumulated on the desktop over the past couple months – hope they make ya smirk!
Categories: Abstract, Art, Comedy, Disco, Drugs, Graphic Design, Illustration, Ink + Paper, Light, Lighting, Modern Events, Nature, Painting, Photography, Physics, Posters, Psychedelica, Skulls, Snow, Surreal, Textures, Woodblock
A bit late on the uptake of this film (it came out in September of 2013), but after watching the nude skiing segment last night at the Banff Film festival in SLC, I started looking into Valhalla by Sweetgrass Productions. Holy fuggin’ shiz. You just gotta friggin’ watch these trailers – this flick will certainly go down as one of the very finest in its field. The psychedelic cinematography, music selection, and spiritual storyline is simply sublime. Gawd Deh’yum. GOTTA […]
Categories: Abstract, Art, Community, Drugs, High Speed Photography, Light, Long Exposure Photography, Modern Events, Nature, Physics, Positive, Psychedelica, Snow, Sports, Stellar Jams, Surreal, Travel, Vintage
Holy ba-jeezus. Wearing only boots goggles and avalanche beacons, skiers and boarders in this video are closer to the snow than may be comfortable. This segment from Sweetgrass Productions latest ski epic ‘Valhalla’ is one of the more impressive bits of human will-power in the sporting realm you’ll see. BONUS SEGMENT! Below you will find the segment of Jungle skiing that was shot in the rainforest near Mt.Baker in the spring/summer of 2013. WOW.
DURN! There is some borderline magic type-a-shet happening in the photographs and compositions of TackyShack (the pseudonym for Jeremy Jackson, an outrageously good Light Painter). Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Tacky says he spends “great amounts of time waving lights in front of my camera.” Jackson is also dedicated to get other light painting experimenters involved, and holds workshops to introduce people to the medium. ELAPSED TIME ENCAPSULATED