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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Marius Schultz

First there was nothing. A story of the universe told by trees.

In most religions trees tells the story of wisdom and the circle of life. But what do they see? Besides the tree, the branches, the leaves, and the roots? My project is to discover the trees, the growth through seasons — with beauty and reality in mind. Not as a painter or a fairytale teller. But as a watcher of today. The red haired girls represent the relation of time and human reproduction. Trees alone doesn’t tell anything without humans. The project started in 2008 and will continue.

From Norse mythology:

In the middle of Asgard, where the gods lived, was Yggdrasil. Yggdrasil was the tree of life. It was an eternal green Ash tree; its branches stretched out over all of the nine worlds, and extended up and above the heavens. (See more at: http://www.viking-mythology.com/yggdrasil.html)

The tree of life, referred to in Genesis, is the symbol of God’s provision for immortality in the Garden of Eden. Of all the trees that were in the Garden of Eden, two were named for their great importance, but just as one — the tree of life — was a blessing to Adam and Eve, the other was to become a curse for all of their posterity. “And the Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground — trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” (Genesis 2:9).

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Liquid Sculpture Art Photography by Jack Long

Jack Long, Liquid Art Photography. My goal is to create intriguing visual art using liquids as my subject. Because it is fluid, and happen so quickly, photography is the only method of seeing them. The photography portion is only the final stage in the creation of these images of fluids suspended in mid-air for a very brief period of time. The whole action takes just a fraction of a second. I work to create and capture the three dimensional fluid form at it’s most interesting shape and position. The form is captured with high speed flash photography that has a duration of as brief as 1/10,000th of a second. Even with complicated construction and extensive testing, the results are still often surprising and serendipitous.

While there is a lot of technical aspects to the work, my goal is to always strive to create visually intriguing photography. As an experienced photographer, the quality of light and form are extremely important in bringing out the characteristics and shapes of the fluids.

Unlike much splash based photography being made lately, the images I create are single capture events. I do not use photoshop composition or digital imaging to create my images. The techniques I use are self discovered and proprietary.

http://www.cuded.com/2013/01/incredible-splash-photography-by-jack-long/

'I have created forms as large as one half of a metre in diameter to as small as 5cm. They all have similar forms that I can then transform depending upon the variables I apply.'

The 53-year-old uses a Canon 1Ds MkII camera with a Canon 28-70 f2.8 lens at 50mm.

Mr Long added: ‘The shutter speed was set at 125, but because I was using high-speed flash, I just needed to trigger the lights while suppressing ambient light.

'I have used an infrared flash trigger at times but these are triggered more by eye and feel than with an electronic system.'

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