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Cosmos, photo-style

 

Found this awesome work by a photographer from Texas (lives in NYC now) named Ignacio Torres, and this particular body of work I saw featured on Chase Jarvis’ blog.

This body of work is called “Stellar” and I love it for a number of reasons:

 

First off I love it because of how much this is inspired by people like Carl Sagan

“This project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a stars death. I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies.”

Any of you that know me personally, know that I have an almost creepy fascination with Carl Sagan. (Can you really blame me though? He was probably one of the coolest scientists of modern times, an undercover pothead, and he totally sounds like Agent Smith when he talks).

Carl Sagan was awesome because he brought science, in particular the cosmos, to the forefront of American culture, and played a role in many NASA missions.

 

 

Furthermore, Ignacio’s conceptual basis behind this series is uniquely creative:

“The models organic bodily expressions as they are frozen in time between the particles suggest their celestial creation. In addition, space and time is heightened by the use of three-dimensional animated gifs. Their movement serves as a visual metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their separateness through time.”

Juxtaposing physical bodies next to what conceptually is supposed to be space dust that (in the distant past) formed the Sun, Earth, and all living things on it (those same bodies) is something that is profoundly beautiful in both an artistic and scientific sense, and is what makes this series so freaking awesome.

 

 

I really like that these photos are gifs. The three photo 3D image really makes these photos stand out in all the right ways, emphasizing the “star dust” and the frozen positions of the subjects.

You can see their bodies (and shadows) from different angles too.

Even the dessert scenery gives it the proper feel (for me at least) because when I think of observatories or large telescopes, I think places like New Mexico and Arizona.

 

 

Dude, has made an awesome series of photos that I thought I’d share. Here are my favorites:

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Regueira