Sunday, 30 December 2012

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Shinichi Maruyama 'Nude'

Photographer Shinichi Maruyama’s new work, NUDE, uses cutting-edge technology to create elaborate images from simple origins: the naked human body.

Maruyama collaborated with choreographer Jessica Lang on the series, which involved testing several dancers doing specific routines before pairing up the dancers with picture-perfect movement.
In the past, Maruyama, who was introduced to photography by an elementary-school teacher, has done a lot of work capturing motion, mostly with water.

Specifically for NUDE, Maruyama created each image by combining 10,000 individual photographs of the dancers to compose a single shot. Maruyama is aware his images capture a new way of showing the human form and motion over time, and he hasn’t forgotten photographers who paved the way for this new technology.



I tried to capture the beauty of both the human body’s figure and its motion.
The figure in the image, which is formed into something similar to a sculpture, is created by combining 10,000 individual photographs of a dancer. 
By putting together uninterrupted individual moments, the resulting image as a whole will appear to be something different from what actually exists.
With regard to these two viewpoints, a connection can be made to a human being’s perception of presence in life.

Shinichi Maruyama 'Water Sculpture' and 'Kusho'

Water Sculpture

I am fascinated by the fragility and incompleteness that
exists with all things beautiful.
I throw water into the air, and in mid-flight it changes
shape constantly, being pulled by gravity and bursting
with surface tension. Each flight barely lasts more than a
In each moment, the water becomes a beautiful figure which
can be defined as a “part man-made and part natural”
I wanted to capture these beautiful impermanent water
sculptures by photographing them in the exact moment, when
the essence of their existence is pure.


As a young student, I often wrote Chinese characters in sumi ink. I loved the nervous, precarious feeling of sitting before an empty white page, the moment just before my brush touched the paper. I was always excited to see the unique result of each new brushing.

Once your brush touches paper, you must finish the character, you have one chance. It can never be repeated or duplicated. You must commit your full attention and being to each stroke. Liquids, like ink, are elusive by nature. As sumi ink finds its own path through the paper grain, liquid finds its unique path as it moves through air.

Remembering those childhood moments, of ink and empty page, I fashioned a large “brush” and bucket of ink. I get the same feeling, a precarious nervous excitement, as I stand before the empty studio space. Each stroke is unique, ephemeral. I can never copy or recreate them. I know something fantastic is happening. “a decisive moment”, but I can’t fully understand the event until I look at these captured afterimages, these paintings in the sky.

Quiona- Chisaya Mama, Mother of all Grains.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Quote of the Day

Anthony Robbins - New Year New Life

'Changing your life is a change in your inner game'

'Our rituals define us'

'What are the standards we hold ourselves too?'

''Success and failure comes from the little things we do and dont do each day''

'People are rewarded in public for what they practiced for years in private'

'Every day I demand more from myself than anyone else could ever humanly expect'

'Vision has to be backed up with ritual'

'Its not what we get that makes us happy, its who we become in the process and what we can give to others from what we have become'

'Theres only two pains in life. The pain of discipline or the pain of regret'

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Richard Deacon


Pigmented acrylic reinforced plaster, stainless steel wall bracket


Polyester resin

Dianna Molzan