Jason Beck

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Learn Digital Photography with Harvard University’s Free Online Course

Since the taking of the very first photograph in 1826, photography has developed, as it were, in ways hardly imaginable to its first few generations …

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These Mesmerizing Circular Panoramas Will Send You For A Loop

Simply gorgeous.<p>You may have taken a few panoramic pics on your iPhone, but these photographs, taken by Randy Scott Slavin, will make you rethink the entire format.<p>Slavin, a New York City-based director, started taking these amazing 360-degree panoramas for his "Alternate Perspectives" series. He …

Photography

South African Artist Turns Driftwood into Amazing-Looking Sculptures

Tony Fredriksson, a South African sculptor, is best known for his mesmerizing, raw, almost haunting driftwood creations. He began working with the …

Wrinkled Stone Sculptures by José Manuel Castro López Look Soft and Malleable

Incredible stone sculptures by Spanish artist José Manuel Castro López carved to look like they’re soft and malleable. More images below.

Handcrafted Jewelry Contains Delicate Pieces of Nature Encased in Resin

Artist Sarah Smith designs jewelry that allows anyone to carry a bit of nature with them at all times. For up to three weeks, Smith spends her time planning, pouring resin, curing, and shaping a single creation for someone who can't get enough of Earth's pure beauty. Within her wearable works of …

Artist Uses Girlfriend’s Back as a Canvas for Illusive 3D Artwork

20-year-old artist Natasha Farnsworth is well versed in the complex world of three-dimensional art. With acrylic paint, palette, and paintbrush in hand, the creative uses her girlfriend's back as a canvas to create optical illusions that make her Instagram followers do a double take with each new …

Art

Extraordinary Carved Out Book Landscapes

It's hard to believe that these detailed sculptures were once encyclopedias. Interdisciplinary artist Guy Laramee redesigns old volumes of information-heavy books that have descended into obsoleteness, going untouched in this present age of technology, into thoroughly sculpted landscapes. The …

Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

Art

Amazing Laptop Steel Guitar Made from Skateboard Deck

The amazing design and architecture team of stereotank made a cool and curious contribution to Design Boom via the site’s DIY submissions feature (where anyone can submit content). They took an ordinary wooden skateboard deck and turned it into a unique-sounding laptop steel guitar.<p>Here’s how they …

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Al Pacino: ‘It’s never been about money. I was often unemployed’

The actor, 74, on fame, his tailspin at 22 – and the enigmatic Michael Corleone<p><b>I’ve learned to live without anonymity.</b> I haven’t been in a grocery store or subway for years. It’s hard for my children to go out publicly with me. Fame is different now than it was 20 years ago – I don’t know what the …

Yamaha Raijin “God of Thunder” Drums Designed by Motorcycle Designers

From motorcycle to music, this is what happens when motorcycle designers are tasked to design a musical instrument: <b>Yamaha Raijin “God of Thunder”</b> …

DUPONT: It's What's Inside

This week I posted a lot about photo-manipulation and Photoshop. I will probably spend some time this weekend playing with Photoshop to create …

10 Techniques From Professional Artists For Breaking Through Creative Blocks

These strategies can help you get unstuck and start thinking and working creatively again.<p>Danielle Krysa had a successful career as a creative director for an advertising and branding agency in Canada. She was proud of her professional work, but she was secretly making her own art on the side. …