Humanity and Nature are One – Segmento

This wonderful image is from Brazilian advertising agency Segmento. It illustrates their campaign titled “Humanity and Nature Are One.” To me this highly creative image illustrates two things. The first is the power of digital imagery. It is difficult to imagine that a similar image could have been as powerful as this using any other …

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Our Relationship to Our World – Igor Zenin

I thought is would be appropriate to end the year and see in the New Year with some images that are uplifting and thought-provoking. I am putting up this intriguing imagery by Igor Zenin without commentary but in the hope that it will help us start the New Year with a bit of reflection on …

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The World is Made of Local Lives – Catherine Nelson

Catherine Nelson has created some remarkable images. Her digital images made from combinations of hundreds of photographs create a globe on which are superimposed constructed images of local landscapes and habitats. The statement “Think Global. Act Local” has become such a cliché that it has lost all meaning. Yet Nelson’s images bring it back to …

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Fantastical Scenes – The Digital Art of Erik Johansson

All our civilization is built on the back of nature and natural processes. This is the thought that came to mind when I saw the above image by photographer and digital artist Erik Johansson.  Johansson describes himself rather modestly: “I’m a photographer and retouch artist from Sweden. I use photography as a way of collecting …

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Nature as Emotional Experience – The work of Sergio Muscat

Nature and landscape photography is in a rut. The same style of imagery that we have seen for decades hasn’t changed. While fun for amateur photographers to engage in and learn how to execute ‘the perfect landscape’, such photography has nothing left to say. It’s time to move on. But where to? Sergio Muscat has …

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Can “Sustainability” be visualized?

Can the concept of “sustainability” be visualized. The Guardian newspaper in collaboration with Getty Images have tried to pick a series of images that visualize the concept of sustainability. Have they been successful? Sustainability is an idea that is gaining widespread usage, widespread support and also widespread criticism as being somewhat meaningless – a plastic …

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Gisele Bundchen – Naked for the Earth

Let’s face it. The above image of Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen wearing a dress made out of water is more likely to draw attention to the vital importance of water to our lives than yet another picture of a polluted river or another attempt at heart rending with a child in Africa standing by a …

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Cultural Response To Climate Change – David Buckland and Cape Farewell

The creation, expansion and success of Cape Farewell maybe represents the most ambitious, most far-sighted and most successful effort to date to place the arts front and center in the debate about climate change.  Created by David Buckland in 2001, Cape Farewell brings together artists, scientists, educators and the media in a series of expeditions …

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From Vietnam to The Environment: The work of Maya Lin

Maya Lin shot to fame when, at age 21 and while still an undergraduate, she won an open competition to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC. An architect, artist and sculptor, Maya Lin has, over the last few years, turned her attention to environmental issues. WHAT IS MISSING? What Is Missing? is the …

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Trash – Again: The Art Of Huang Xu

It’s hard to imagine that the diaphanous forms created and photographed above are discarded plastic bags. Huang Xu, a Beijing born artist, collects plastic bags from the endless rubbish heaps now to be found in China and, using 3D scanners normally used by archeologists, digitally re-models them to create these wonderful images. Plastic bags are …

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