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#photography Dawn - Ruud van Empel 2008 Dutch artist Ruud van Empel has taken digital manipulation of photography to a new level. ''His colourful images are synthesized from a myriad of elements, manipulating their fragments and traces rather like an artist uses paint. With digital software he creates complex and exotic images, sometimes spending months working on the sydthesis of a particular photo-derived scenario. Van Empel does not pretend to represent the truth or convey reality, but so seamless is his work that the eye is unwittingly coaxed into believing in the reality of a total fantasy world. Beginning his career in theatre before moving on to graphic design and filmmaling, van Empel entered the world of photography in the early 1990s at the commercial end of the spectrum. Initially working in black and white, creating photo-collages od scenes from the natural world, he quickly graduated to colour photography and soon the enhanced oppotunities offered by digital manipulation presented him with a whole new palette of possebilities. Since the mid-1990s, he has devoted all his time to art photography. When van Empel exhibited his work at a gallery in the Netherlands, he showed a series of images depicting blonde, blue eyed girls and was both shocked and dismayed when he was labelled a racist and a Nazi for displaying images solely of white girls. This prompted his most distinctive series of images. In a riposte to his critics, he created Moon, World, Venus, depicting the innocence of childhood through a series of images mostly od black children surrounded by lush tropical vegetation are as contrived as the famous jungle paintings of Henri Rousseau, who derived his images from plants sketched in the Tropical House of the Jardin des Plantes, Paris. His work methodes are complex but, typically, van Empel will photograph four or five agency models in his studio, and then take a series of detailed shots of leaves, flowers, plants and insects. After collecting hundered of images, he carefully selects those images that can best achieve the required effect. These artificial paradise of van Empel’s appeal, of cource, to our romantic sentiments and are a hair’s breadth from outright kitsch, executed with such skill and aesthetic sensibility that the visual impact eclipses the satirical message. It is this threshold between the original and rhetorical that van Empel adroitly navigates in the creation of his ultimately seductive images.'' Ron Exley

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Magnesium, Alternative Medicine and Science

Neil de Grasse Tyson is the quintessential nerd celebrity. He is a brilliant astrophysicist who is comfortable mixing it up with Bill Maher. He always says something that makes me think. Last night, he was discussing the Big Bang with Mr. Maher who was being playfully skeptical of the idea that our …

7 Must Read Books Recommended By Some Of The Best Startup & Product Designers In The World

Imagine if you could tap into the library of one of the best UX designers or Product designers in the industry to gain knowledge that could shape …

Your food labels are getting a makeover, FDA announces

<b>(CNN) —</b> The labels on the food you buy are going to look a lot different in the next two to three years, and the government hopes the change will help you make healthier decisions.<p>First lady Michelle Obama made the announcement about the FDA-approved revamp of the labels today. The new labels …

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Prove Those Hand Sanitizers Work, FDA Tells Makers

Hand sanitizers are everywhere – at supermarket entrances, in public rest rooms, in schools and cafeterias. People believe they work and give them to their kids. Now the Food and Drug Administration says makers of the products need to show they’re safe and work as well as people believe they …

The Fascinating FIBONACCI NUMBERS

Fibonacci sequenceis a sequence of numbers where each number is obtained from the sum of the previous two series. Thus, the first 10 numbers of the …

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Protein timing and its effects on muscular hypertrophy and strength in individuals engaged in weight-training

Review<p>Purpose<p>Individuals who engage in resistance weight training, whether as competitive weightlifters or to promote optimal physical outcomes, …

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Steve Jobs 'played no role at all' in designing the Apple I or Apple II computers, Woz says

Fourteen-year-old entrepreneur Sarina Khemchandani did just that, scoring an interview with Woz in late August.<p>There was, if you remember, some controversy surrounding how the Ashton Kutcher "Jobs" movie portrayed Jobs' involvement in the design and development of Apple's first products.<p>So …

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Create visually-appealing designs using the six (6) sacred geometries—applicable to a variety of creative disciplines such as designing for logos, …

What is branding? Defining Logo, Brand Identity, And Brand

February 21, 2013 | Branding, Design Basics<p>I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the phrase: <i>Your logo is not your brand</i>. This is repeated often …

Designing a Brand Identity

One of the most interesting projects that a graphic designer can take on is designing a logo. It can be daunting (and stressful) to come up with logo …

Errol Morris: How Typography Shapes Our Perception Of Truth

The acclaimed filmmaker of The Thin Blue Line and The Fog Of War reveals why he now types all his manuscripts in Baskerville.<p>In 2013, acclaimed filmmaker and author Errol Morris ran a bold experiment. With the collusion of the <i>New York Times</i>, he asked 45,000 readers to take an online test. The test …

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