LIFE photographer Gjon Mili visited Picasso in 1949. Mili showed the artist some of his photographs of ice skaters with tiny lights affixed to their skates jumping in the dark–and Picasso’s mind began to race. The series of photographs–Picasso’s light drawings–were made with a small flashlight in a dark room; the images vanished almost as soon as they were created.
Picasso’s Light Drawings, Photographed by Gjon Mili, for LIFE
Photographs by the London photographer, Hélène Binet of structures by architect Peter Zumthor, will be on show at the Gabrielle Ammann Gallery in Cologne. Works by Zumthor include Therme Vals spa in Switzerland, and Kolumba Art Museum of the diocese of Cologne.
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Considered compositions and delicate colour sensibility are the hallmarks of Belgian Photographer Frederik Vercruysse.
Images by, Frederik Vercruysse Photographer
Exhaust manifolds from a series of photographs of the Renault Formula One facitlities.
Renault F1, Photography by Benedict Redgrove
German architectural photographer, Michael Schnell, has completed a series on two museums dedicated to the car in Stuttgart, the Mercedes-Benz Museum and the Porsche Museum. The structure of the Mercedes Museum is based on a cloverleaf. The semi-circular floors rotate around the central atrium forming horizontal plateaus which alternate in different heights. The Porsche Museum is designed to convey a sense of arrival and approachability, and to guide the visitors smoothly from the basement level into the superstructure.
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The Dekochari is a form of art bike indigenous to Japan dating back to the mid 1970s. The Dekochari was a response by children to the Dekotora (‘Tora’ is short for Truck) craze which swept Japan after a series of movies called Truck Yaro was released. These movies featured giant trucks decked out in chrome and flashy lights.
Unable to drive the giant chrome-plated flashing trucks they coveted, children instead built plywood boxes around their bikes and attached chrome plating and lights. Almost all current Dekochari’s have elaborate light displays and many include hi-fi audio systems and cup-holders.
Japanese Photographer, Andrew Hara was born on the Big Island of Hawaii in the United States and is now an architectural photographer based in Los Angeles. His focus into architecture originated from an obsession in urban night photography, which continues to be an outlet for part of his personal fine art work.
Pylons, from the Industrial Series, by Andrew Hara
In this series of pictures, the two photographers – father and son – present Shanghai between fiction and reality as the ‘city of tomorrow’. The focal point of their photographic work is the architecture of the city’s streets, a critical investigation and analysis encompassing the subject of urban landscape. In a long-term project begun in November 2002, they have been documenting the metropolis Shanghai as an urban composition, a man-made architectural living space and enviroment of unprecedented and unimaginably gigantic dimensions. The resulting images are of immense visual beauty.
Megalopolis Shanghai, by Horst and Daniel Zielske