Professional photographer Mike Laking talks about his passion for capturing flowers in their natural habitat and transforming them into spectacular works of art through digital image manipulation techniques.
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Digital Choc 2013
BY SAMSON SYLVAIN
@ VOL 99
ON JAN 23, 2013
In 2012, the French Institute in Tokyo organized the first edition of Digital Month, a festival designed to highlight French creativity in the fields of digital cultures and new images. This event reached a wide and diverse audience by presenting all aspects of digital creation, from contemporary art to moving images, architecture to video games, and also digital publishing, contemporary music and performing arts. After the success of this first 2012 edition, the French Institute of Japan reiterates the digital experience by organizing Digital Choc, the second edition of this festival, in February 2013.
Through the theme of "digital territories," the 2013 edition would like to explore areas that digital technologies has disrupted, influenced or revolutionized. Artworks proposed in this digital arts festival are to be presented in several cities in the French cultural network in Japan (5 institutes IFJ, 4 French Alliances), and partners (concert halls, shops, cinemas, galleries, etc.)
From Theatre to Digital to Digital Theatre!
BY OWEN BRIERLEY
@ VOL 15
ON MAR 07, 2013
Owen Brierley talks about his career in theatre and digital media, starting with his beginning days in improvisation and musical theater, and moving into digital media and mashups, with collaborations between artists in different mediums, and unconventional theater experiences.
"Presentation of the Day" on April 13, 2013.
Digital Kaleidoscopic Images
Jim Dugan is a commercial photographer based in Rockland who photographs a variety of subjects, from food and real estate to sailing and kayaking. In 1991, he received an artist’s residency on Monhegan Island. He has also worked as a kayak guide and he teaches photography every summer aboard the schooner Mary Day. His latest work is digital kaleidoscopic images of Maine scenes.
BY VÉRONIQUE MÉNARD
@ ARTS NUMÉRIQUES
ON MAR 20, 2014
Véronique Ménard finds in nature a great source of inspiration. She likes to see it as “the oldest silent witness of the evolution of society”. She speaks about the influence of nature in her work and the story of how she got into digital arts, passing through photography, coding and electronics.
Digital Art: Can it Emulate the Textures of Traditional Art?
BY JASON HILL
@ VOL 15
ON JUN 15, 2017
Jason Hill asks about Digital Art: Can it Emulate the Textures of Traditional Art?A second-year university student, studying Media Design at JCU with a passion for web design and photography, he currently works in IT/marketing at a finance company (Finance One), and runs his own freelance design business.
Honey of a Thousand Flowers
BY SARAH WINWARD
@ VOL 24
ON MAR 30, 2018
Sarah is a destination wedding florist that creates flower arrangements inspired by the texture and changing of seasons in nature. Her flowers evoke the feeling of freshly gathered garden flowers, with all their natural variations and inconsistencies.
She has traveled all over the world creating flowers for couples in many different environments. Her philosophy is that flowers should feel natural in the environment that they are going to be viewed in. S
he goes to great lengths to source the perfect flowers to complete a desired look, but also finds many of her materials in the immediate area that the event will be held. The final product truly is an extension of it’s surroundings, her interpretation of nature. She finds joy in collaborating with a couple to create flowers unique for their event; taking inspiration from them, the season, and the surroundings. Each arrangement is more than just a centerpiece or a bouquet, it has layers of beauty that are meant to be experienced, not just seen. Sarah works internationally , but resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she calls the base of the Rocky Mountains home.