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Impressive Clay Pieces by Raku Inoue

Polymer Clay always have been to me, a fun and experimental thing as a kid. But clay artist, illustrator, sculptor and photographer named Raku Inoue, really is mastering this media into his craft. Born in a suburban area of Tokyo, Japan and now based in Montreal, Qc of Canada; Raku is now keeping the challenge on expanding his creativity on new horizons. I spent most of my childhood as most Japanese kids do: watching anime, reading manga and playing outside with my friends. Just next to our house, there was an old agricultural research center, offering the perfect venue to explore for kids with wild imaginations. To know more about Raku Inoue, check out his website at RakuInoue.com and check out his Behance Profile. by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue by Raku Inoue

Levitating Self-Portraits by Natsumi Hayashi

On my last post, I've posted about Anastasia Volkova who gave us such a splendid vision about Wedding Photography. This time, I wanna show you another great vision and it's about Self-Portrait Photography. Meet Natsumi Hayashi, a photographer based in Tokyo, Japan. She takes self-portrait pictures of herself while she's in levitation; I think it's fun and fantastic idea. For more information about Natsumi, check out her website Yowayowacamera.com.

Beautiful Japan Photography

As the world looks towards Japan, we get to remember how beautiful this country is, with great culture, nature and landcapes. We just know that no Earthquake will be enough to fade Japan's warrior spirit. And through photography, we celebrate its beauty. These were taken by some amazing photographers, and I really recommend you to visit their portfolios at flickr, for more great pictures from Japan. I really hope you enjoy these, and please, if you can help Japan in any way, do it. Cheers. poplife Marufish Kim Erlandsen Miguel Michán Michael Chandler Cuba Gallery jasmine8559 Owen Murray Diane Hu Andreas Jensen Carl Parkes femtowork

Art to Support Japan

As you may have heard, there's been an 8.9 earthquake and tsunami devastating Japan very badly. The whole world is trying their best, to support and help over this terrible disaster. Even the design community has risen to do their part. Such artists as Hydro74, The Hejz especially James White aka Signalnoise has started a movement to help Japan by expressing their support with art. This is a some samples of designers expressing their own support for the Japan Disaster Relief. "Art is not in some far-off place. A work of Art is the expression of one's whole personality, sensibility and ability" by Shinichi Suzuki (1898-1998) James White aka Signalnoise Hydro74 PJ Tierney Aoiro Studio Rob Dobi W+K Studio Ars Thanea Leukocyt TypCut Steve Schiavello Jelle Pingen Zac Neulieb Kevin Alves Renan Valadares Hannes Beer K-Dot Pussies on Parade To Donate To donate for the Japan Disaster Relief, please do at your choice for those following relief organizations: American Red Cross Canadian Red Cross Doctors Without Borders The Salvation Army USA: Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate 10$ Canada: Text REDCROSS to 30333 to donate 10$ You may also post your designs on the Abduzeedo Flickr Pool and help us spread the words and help us over this disaster. Thank you everyone for your support!

Video of the Week - Japan: Heartbeats of Time by Trey Ratcliff

I spend a lot of time thinking about the way memory and sight work together. I don't think we remember in "pictures" or long videos... but something in between. Perhaps we also sense, at times, more than 30 fps, and unexpected parts of the brain fire when we are presented with certain objects and forms. If you want to know more about how I made this, see my "Stuck In Motion" page. Below the video, I have placed some of my favorite works from Japan. If you want to find out more about how I made these, see my free HDR Tutorial. I've been working on this video for the past while. I hope you enjoy it. Japan - Heartbeats of Time from Trey Ratcliff on Vimeo. About the Author Trey Ratcliff, who is also known online as “Stuck in Customs”, discusses his photographic journey, influences, and of course his specialty High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography. Trey’s insights to photography are not only thought provoking, but inspiring whether you’re a fan of HDR photography or not.