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Majestic Lion Sculpture Made Of 4,000 Pieces Of Hammered Scrap Metal by Selçuk Y?lmaz

January 17th, 2014 by Tomas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Turkish artist Selçuk Yılmaz has created an exceptional lion sculpture from almost 4,000 pieces of scrap metal. Titled Aslan (Turkish for Lion), the sculpture took 10 months to complete and weighs roughly 550 pounds (250kg). Selçuk hand-cut and hammered every piece by himself, and metal-work is not easy. “It needs  patience and we have to know pain,” said the artist on DeviantArt.

Source: DeviantArt | Behance (via: thisiscolossal)

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Majestic Lion Sculpture Made Of 4,000 Pieces Of Hammered Scrap Metal by Selçuk Y?lmaz originally appeared on Bored Panda on January 17, 2014.

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Photographer Puts Camera On Radio-Controlled Buggy To Take Close-Up Photos Of Lions In Botswana [VIDEO]

November 28th, 2013 by Audra | No Comments | Filed in Design

Ever wondered how creatures in the wild look extremely close up? How does it feel when they stare back at you with fierce amazement? Fortunately, commercial photographer Chris McLennan from New Zealand gives you safe access to an otherwise unsettling experience.

Chris McLennan, mostly known for his travel, wildlife, tourism and adventure photography, recently went for another extraordinary pursuit by taking close-up photos of wild lions in Botswana with a robot camera assembled with the help of engineer Carl Hansen. The amazing photos were captured by “Car-L”, a remote controlled 4×4 camera buggy with a

Photographer Puts Camera On Radio-Controlled Buggy To Take Close-Up Photos Of Lions In Botswana [VIDEO] originally appeared on Bored Panda on November 28, 2013.

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Incredible Studio Portraits of Wild Animals by Brad Wilson

December 11th, 2012 by Justina | No Comments | Filed in Design

Usually wildlife photography is associated with capturing animals in their natural habitat, but photographer Brad Wilson brings new perspective to this. His series, called “Affinity”, exhibit close-up portraits of various wild animals taken in the studio.

For many years Brad has been working with human models in New York and he felt, that switching to different species was a necessary journey for him to take. He says the title “Affinity” refers to the spontaneous feeling of connection that he experienced while working with these animals:

“The animals engender an amazing sense of relationship that is primal in its roots and profound in the moment. I learned that they are what we, as humans, used to be: completely present in the moment and curious about the immediate enviroment around them, and living primarily through instinct and intuition.”

We’ve talked with Brad a little bit more about his project, so check out the pictures and his thoughts below. Also, be sure to view the video!

Website: bradwilson.com | Limited edition prints available at Doinel Gallery (pilar@doinelgallery.com)

Tigers have quite a presence in the studio. There were some rather awe-inspiring, fear-inducing moments when you realized just how physically powerful they were. Overall though, with a camera in front of my face, I felt strangely removed from the environment around me. I was simply unaware of any intimidation or danger. Of course, this was a complete illusion, but it served me well.

Oddly enough, the most dangerous animal I worked with was the male baboon. They interpret any direct eye contact as a challenge which they feel the need to answer, usually with very intense aggression. We were told never to look them in the face, or even look in their general direction if possible. There were five trainers on the set during that shoot.

In a fantasy world, I would pick the mountain lion as a pet – a tremendously beautiful, graceful, and powerful creature.

The big cats have been the most difficult to work with. They are the top predator in the studio, and they know it. They pretty much do what they want to do, and you have to find a way to get the image you’re after in the middle of their random activity. Food rewards will keep their attention for short periods of time, but mostly they’re interested in sleep. Because they don’t fear humans, they will simply lay down in the middle of the photo set and take a nap. Once the serious napping starts, the shoot is over, whether you want it to be or not.

I’m after something very specific – a moment where mood, composition, and stillness come together to reveal something uncommon and unexpected. I’m looking for unique connection to my subject that shows something deeper and more intimate to the viewer and treats the animals as equals, affording them all the respect and dignity I would offer any person in front of my camera. Hopefully this makes my series different from most other animal photography, but that’s ultimately up to each individual seeing the work to decide.

I don’t try to encourage any particular expression. I let unfold what is going to unfold. I always found that the animals got to a much more interesting place on their own, without my direct input. Animals fully inhabit the space they are in, and they pull you into the moment with them, almost like meditation. There is an immediate and sustained sense of awe the entire time you are with them, and the rest of the world simply fades into the background.

See Brad Wilson in Action

Incredible Studio Portraits of Wild Animals by Brad Wilson originally appeared on Bored Panda on December 11, 2012.

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More than Human: Animal Portraits by Tim Flach

November 6th, 2012 by Ieva | No Comments | Filed in Design

A renowned London-based photographer Tim Flach presents his work of seven years in an animal portrait book called

What looks like images of unselfconscious and spontaneous reactions of the animals, is actually a result of long research and observation done by the artist.

Every animal responds differently to temperature changes, light, human presence and even sounds – some of them would feel better with the music on, while the other would get intimidated by it.

More than Human is available at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

More than Human: Animal Portraits by Tim Flach originally appeared on Bored Panda on November 6, 2012.


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