JOSHUA JENSEN-NAGLE : LE PHOTOGRAPHE DES PLUS BELLES PLAGES DU MONDE

JOSHUA JENSEN NAGLE a commencé à photographier les plages dans les années 2000 car il en garde des souvenirs joyeux et juvéniles, des souvenirs de pur bonheur. Selon lui, les gens vont sur les plages pour échapper à la foule et se laisser aller. Pour lui, chaque plage est différente : la couleur de l'eau ou la forme des vagues.

La première étape de son travail consiste à effectuer des recherches sur Internet. Il se sert notamment de Google Earth pour savoir à quelle période de l’année les plages sont bondées ou désertes

Une fois qu'il a trouvé le parfait emplacement, la deuxième étape consiste à utiliser un réseau de fixers (Généralement utilisé par des personnes travaillant dans l'industrie cinématographique et qui ont des contacts dans le monde entier) pour savoir quelles sont les autorisations locales nécessaires pour filmer/photographier ces endroits. Généralement, ces autorisations sont limitées à des endroits précis et pose des limites d’altitudes autorisée.

Pour mener à bien son travail, Joshua s’accompagne d’un pilote professionnel car effectuent souvent des manœuvres délicates pour trouver le meilleur angle pour la photo.  

Da manière anecdotique, Joshua raconte qu’il déteste voler et l’avion car il trouve cela très angoissant surtout quand il y a des turbulences. Mais il arrive à se calmer ne regardant par la fenêtre et la vue lui permet de se détendre.  Il raconte également que la météo est un facteur important dans son travail. En effet il y a beaucoup de facteurs environnementaux à prendre en compte comme le vent par exemple.

 

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JONTY HURWITZ

JONTY HURWITZ CREATES WORLD'S SMALLEST SCULPTURE ONLY FOR IT TO BE ACCIDENTALLY CRUSHED AS IT WAS BEING PHOTOGRAPHED

Jonty Hurwitz / De Medicis Gallery

An artist has created the world's smallest sculpture only for it to be accidentally crushed by a finger while being photographed. 

Jonty Hurwitz's creations are so tiny they can rest on a human hair and are the same size of an ant's head. Having spent months working on the pieces, the 45-year-old from Chichester, West Sussex, took them to a photographer to have them pictured under a microscope. But within minutes his work had been destroyed by the stroke of the lab technician's finger. 

The sculptures are believed to be the smallest representation of the human form ever created by man.  

The sculptures are believed to be the smallest representation of the human form ever created by man.  

I went off to have the original sculptures photographed so I found a laboratory with an electron microscope and the photographic technology,' said Mr Hurwitz. 

'The technician went to change the orientation and then for the next half an hour we were looking for the piece through the lens. Eventually I noticed there was a fingerprint exactly where the sculpture used to be and I was like "man you have just destroyed the smallest art pieces" ever made - I slightly freaked out.' 

The sculptures are less than 1mm tall and are produced via a process called nano-painting. They are too small to be seen with the naked eye so must be viewed and photographed under a microscope. Mr Hurwitz uses a 3D printing technology to produce them. 

Describing the process on his website, he said: 'The structure is created using a ground-breaking new 3D printing technology and a technique called Multiphoton Lithography. 

The sculptures are believed to be the smallest representation of the human form ever created by man.  

Mr Hurwitz has produced a number of nano sculptures using the same technology though the naked woman above is believed to have been the smallest.

'Ultimately these works are created using the physical phenomenon of two photon absorption. Art, literally created with Quantum Physics. This two photon absorption occurs only at the tiny focal point - basically a tiny 3D pixel (called a Voxel). 

'The sculpture is then moved along fractionally by a computer controlled process and the next pixel is created. Slowly, over hours and hours the entire sculpture is assembled pixel by pixel and layer by layer.'

You can find the full article of the Daily Mail here