In the era of digital manipulation, it’s always refreshing to find photographers who refuse to compromise their visions. But rarely do you find photographers with imaginations brimming as fully as JeeYoung Lee. She creates these physical, astounding dreamscapes in her small studio in Seoul, spending countless hours transforming a box of a room into so much more than that. Via Colossal:
It’s an art movement that has remained popular over the last decade, but too often the results are cold and unwelcoming. This series of illustrations by Prague-based artist going simply by Mike are a warm and inviting take on the steampunk genre. Illustrated with an amazing level of mechanical detail, these illustrations are photographed beautifully, and the ambience of the desk, the drawing tools, the camera lenses all help add to the charming feel they exude. Really great work.
We have posted about intricate carvings before, and upon initial view, this incredible carving seemed to push the limits of possibility. Upon further review, it’s a digital rendering, but the concept is strong, and the resulting art looks pretty stunning. Created by Jota Julián Gutiérrez. Via Hunter M & Behance:
Some striking photographs of modern museums, right? Not quite. They’re actually immaculate gingerbread houses, designed and built by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves. Photographed to look like they’re out in the real world, these edible museums are a treat for the eyes. Via Colossal:
Disturbing the Spirits is a series by photographer Ellen Jantzen. The project used images of trees, digitally altered to look ethereal, spirit-like and mysterious. Via MyModernMet:
From Swedish firm AlviDesign, a beautiful and exotic looking chair made from oak and silk threads.
If we can all forget the Indiana Jones movie of the same name, this Crystal Skull print by Paul Roden + Valerie Lueth of Tugboat Printshop is pretty dam cool. Below is the hand carved block just before printing. The print can be yours for $65.
This amazing sculpture is called Diminish and Ascend by artist David McCracken. Built for an annual festival in Bondi, Australia, it gives the impression of climbing into the heavens from the right angle. Via MyModernMet:
In a series called Eyes as Big as Plates, Photographers Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen have captured something goofy, fascinating and truly unique. Via Lara Sanchez: