Mesmerizing macro photography by Erin O’Malley

“The camera broadens our ability to see and often surpasses the potential of the naked eye. This technological extension of sight allows me to manipulate and record latent intricacies of the micro-world, specifically small-scale light behavior. By sharing my vision I hope to inspire intrigue into the patterns and connections that stretch beyond unaided perception and incite reflection on the nature of the on that binds us all, light.”

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Kjell Varvin finds an inexhaustible amount of ways of constructing temporary installations in the corner of his studio, which he has been documenting (and the rest of the blogosphere along with him) on this blog for a while. Personally I was even more taken by his digital representations of these installations, seemingly accomplished by superimposing photos of the sculptures.

“ I am mostly using neutral elements based on geometry, resulting in images that do not contain much symbolism. Of course, a disc may give ideas of the sun or the moon, and a rectangle could refer to architecture, but that depends on where they are placed in the composition. Symbols are communicating concentrated meaning that will catch your attention and dominate your thoughts. I like the things as they are and I really have no story to tell. Our minds are eagerly producing associations, we compare and judge and value things and situations constantly. When you observe your mind should be empty. I want the eyes to be able to wander through the installations without hanging on to elements that can generate ideas about something already experienced or fantasized. It would be nice if there could be created an open space where the thought stream could rest for a while.

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