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Future Living

In Architecture, Surreal on November 19, 2013 at 4:11 am

Featured Image for Futuristic architecture by Michael Jantzen

This Michael Jantzen’s M-vironment series of flexible hinged-panel houses which are not only conceptual but functional. Held together with a main frame, people can move the hinged panels to allow in as much light or as little light as they wish. Jantzen’s vision to “reinvent the built environment in order to extend the reach of consciousness” can be seen in all his work at http://www.michaeljantzen.com

gray blue modern structure in desert

gray blue modern structure in desert with person approaching

Scifi film noir

In Photography, Sci-fi, Surreal on November 15, 2013 at 10:29 am

Justin Benzel uses mostly real-life props and effects to create his Scifi photography series, set in 1950s Noir Chicago. Take a look at all his work here: http://www.justinbenzel.com

Underwater World

In Architecture, Design, Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-fi, Surreal on October 31, 2013 at 4:12 am

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Taken from the Huffington Post:

A British designer has unveiled his updated plans for a futuristic underwater city that almost certainly would not become the stage for a post-apocalyptic nightmare.

The Sub Biosphere 2 (SBS2) was first ‘created’ by Londoner Phil Pauley about three years ago, inspired by the original Biosphere 2 project and his own dreams of living underwater.

SBS2 is conceived as totally self-sustaining, allowing human occupants to live totally separate from the land. It includes eight ‘biomes’ arranged around a central 120m-tall support biosphere. The structure would be a total of 340 metres wide, and half of its living space would be below water even when the structure is above the surface.

Pauley’s designs allow for life-support systems including air, electricity, food and water generation, controlled by a clever use of atmospheric pressure. SBS2 would be able to move vertically above and below water, which would be handy during intense storms.

Underwater Biosphere pods

Underwater Biosphere pods

A science fiction future

In Art, Sci-fi, Surreal on August 30, 2013 at 2:24 am

Simon Stalenhag is an illustrator that loves painting  images of how our future integrates with science and technology. He’s always had a fascination for real life and how it would evolve as the world moves towards a more connected and technologically advanced direction.  I especially love how his old abandoned science labs seem so ‘in-place’ in his scandinavian style paintings.  The muted tones and pale light give his work that atmospheric surreal feel that seems like reality and dream all at once.

He uses a wacom and pen to create his work. Check it all out here: http://www.simonstalenhag.se

Insides

In Photography, Surreal on July 15, 2013 at 3:29 am

Anatomical photomontages

Dutch photographer Koen Hauser has created a series of anatomical photomontages, where  human subjects stare into space while revealing exposed insides of what’s going on underneath their skin. Check out Koen’s work here: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Modische-Atlas-der-Anatomie/7971731

 

Anatomical photomontage of inside the head

Anatomical photomontage of inside the upper thigh

Anatomical photomontage of inside the leg

Anatomical photomontage of inside the hand

Anatomical photomontage of inside the face, neck, and chest

Anatomical photomontage of the inside of the face and neck

Bedscapes

In Art, Photography, Surreal, World on July 11, 2013 at 2:14 am

Featured Image for Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes by Skott Chandler

Colorodo-based photographer Skott Chandler’s latest series called Bedscapes gives an imaginative twist on the classic landscape photograph. Black and white images resemble mountains, valleys, oceans, and deserts. Chandler does a beautiful job of turning the ordinary into something out of this world. Check out his work here: http://skottchandler.com/

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

Photographs of bedsheets that look like landscapes

The landscape of Tomorrow

In Photography, Surreal, World on July 10, 2013 at 3:09 am

zhangye-danxia-landform-china

This is the view from the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in the Gansu Province, China. The natural colourful rock formations have been 24 million years in the making and the colours are formed by the presence of red sandstone and mineral deposits. Due to tectonic plate movements, erosion and strong winds, the terrain looks unbelievably surreal.

Six of the landscapes have also been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

Blue Planet

In Photography, Surreal, World on July 9, 2013 at 10:26 am

Freediver couple Eusebio & Christina Saeyns Santamaria (also known as One Ocean, One Breath) offer beautiful images taken underwater from around the world. Check out their work here: http://www.oneoceanonebreath.com/

 

Sphere by Alexandre Bordereaux

In Art, Photography, Surreal on July 5, 2013 at 6:50 am

“Sphere” is the name of a series of photographs made ​​by the French photographer Alexandre Bordereaux. He provides us with images of various places of the capital and its suburbs with a sphere in the center reflecting that the viewer does not see the landscape so that we can discover more. Check out his website here: http://www.alexandrebordereau.com/

 

Terraced in Turkey

In Photography, Surreal, World on June 24, 2013 at 3:58 am

Pamukkale-(2)

This is the Pammukkale in Turkey. These naturally terraced pools were apparently created when earthquake activity thousands of years ago brought water rich in calcium carbonate to the surface, causing it to accumulate in layers and layers over time to create these magnificent terraced pools.

Pamukkale-(6)

 

Pamukkale-(5)

Pamukkale-(4)

Pamukkale-(1)

 

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