— Tom Peck (@tompeck) February 4, 2015
Here & There: two prints of Manhattan (‘Uptown’ (top) from 3rd and 7th and ‘Downtown’ from 3rd and 35th) with the horizon ‘removed’ and the topography folded upwards, Inception-style (but pre-dating that movie’s city-bending scene by two years), by London design group BERG.
By eliminating people from his images, Jacquet-Lagreze has taken away the human qualities that normally define such a largely populated city and turned it into an abstract visual reality. The artist’s bio explains that he uses his camera to illustrate his feelings about Hong Kong, inspired mainly by “the geometry of the urban environment and the vivid lives it shelters.
Ronan Grant writes:
I watched the Horizon documentary “The Hunt For Higgs” [on Wednesday]. While I struggled to figure out exactly what the hell was going on they did a quick edit of about 5 or 6 different shots of the Large Hadron Collider and finished on the attached image. I really want this to be a real button. Do they also have a big green one that says “Make Experiment Go Now”?