Canada-based photographer Matt Molloy brings sky photography to a new level. By stacking hundreds of separate sky shots he is able to achieve an incredible brush-like effect. Each final picture in his “Smeared Sky” series is a result of combining from 100 to 200 photographs.
The number of pictures he uses depends on various factors, such as weather conditions, cloudiness, or whether the object in the picture is moving or static. “Sometimes the clouds are moving quick and there’s lots of them. If I stack too many photos from a timelapse like that, it can get a little messy,” says Matt, adding that it’s usually mid day timelapses that cause more problems.
Matt has been shooting timelapses for over three years now: “For every day that I don’t shoot a timelapse, I probably shoot two the next day,” he says. What draws Matt to this process most is the experimenting, as you never know what you’re going to get in the end. That’s especially true with the sunsets, as the sky gets increasingly darker – but Matt says these timelapses seem to work very well.
Our first Artist of the week and with these inspiring images well deserved too!
This is a photo I took coming out of work this weekend in the snowy UK weather conditions.
The weather sucks but it makes for good shooting material. This was taken with a basic iPhone 4S because my camera wasn’t handy. I thought it was a nice photo what do you think?
25-year-old German artist Gesine Marwedel is a body Art illustration artist. From flamingo to iguana, she can turn people into any animal using special paint that is not harmful to the body of her models.
Gesine is certified in rehabilitation science, and after working in an orphanage in India for several years she is now a speech therapist. Besides body painting, the young woman does hennapainting, wallpaining and paintings on canvas, switching between realism and surrealism in her work. Gesine admits that what she loves about bodypainting is how it helps people rediscover their beauty. Sounds like a good kind of therapy as well!