Mamzl'So (www.mamzlso.book.fr/ ) and the dusk. When the day is ending, this is one of my favourite spots to see the sky change, the birds gather and the web of city lights stretch to the horizon. The city never sleeps, but wavers between bursts of sound and a light dreamy numbness.
A small spider web under the midday sun diffracts light in a most impressive way.
This effect is emphasized by the shallow DoF produced by the 100mm macro F2.8 L IS USM wide open. Basically, this is just a very special bokeh. Please note that the part of the web in the background produced some very interesting geometrical shapes. At any rate, this image is placed under the sign of geometry; the amazing work of the spider should not be hidden behind the optical miracle. The full resolution picture contains almost one million different colours (934517 to be precise), which I find rather impressive for a simple web!
“People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.”
- Anton Chekhov
When we think of an arctic fox, the first image that comes to mind is of their wintry snow-white coat they are famous for. They however spend all Summer in a much shorter and darker coat that suits them for the warmer days without snow.
This is an origami version of a Summer Arctic fox. It was folded from a single square of paper (roughly 14 inches) painted of a different color each side before folding.
I used the model of a Coyote by Richard Odeja Soto as a base and made my way from there.
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Woo finally I have photos! Completely made out of computer paper except for the few thousand pins on the bodice and hot glue here and there which I had to use for the flowers and skirt. I worked on it from a few months on and off and here it finally is!
Well I think it's about time I explain how I made this! The bodice/top consists of 5000+ individual 3D origami pieces. I'll admit it; I completely winged it. I basically started the top from the bottom and just went for it. I followed the curves of the form when it came to my increasing and decreasing and I actually didn't do too much of that. The pins helped quite a bit when it came to keeping the form and yes, each and every piece has a pin in it. I don't know what I was thinking when I committed to pushing all of those in. Jeez.
The flowers are all paper and handmade. The dress only consists of roses and various sized lilies. Thank god I had a leaf punch too or else cutting out all those leaves would've been as crazy as the pins.
Ah the bottom. Let me just say how much of a pain this was. What you see here is attempt number two. The first try left me with this weird skirt that curved under. It was just awful. I ended up ripping it off three days before I needed it for a show and did it all over again. The second time I used pool noodles as my armature of sorts. I cut them up and duct taped them to the very bottom of the form so the skirt would flare out. I also spaced out the tubes a little bit more and I was much happier with the result after. It could end up getting redone once again in the future but I refuse to think about that right now.
Now the key is finding a place to put this monster. Anyone wanting to buy a paper dress or know of a bridal shop that would love to buy it and display it? ...Anyone? ...no? okay. xD
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