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design for life in louisiana

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no, not that louisiana. this louisiana is (according to the guides) one of the finest modern art museums in scandinavia. situated on the bank of the oresund strait, the museum is made up of a bunch of impressively modern buildings proudly adorned with bacons and giacomettis, while the sculpture park is stuffed full of henry moores. the layout is particularly appealing as you can go and chill on the grass for a bit and breathe in the sea air before heading back in to take in some danish buffet and another picasso.

the main exhibition green architecture for the future is kind of overwhelming, an extravagant display of sustainable building designs and materials that could ultimately be used to create sustainable cities. and yes, that really is an apple tree connected up to a hospital drip.

up to the madness of hamlet
down to andersen's copenhagen

see film experiments: an introduction
15th Sep 2009, 13:50   | tags:,

kel says:

What's going on in that second one? I take it that it's an effect you created through the experiments rather than a flock of paper birds...? Anyway, it's great.

15th Sep 2009, 14:30

MandyP says:

i love the idea of life support for apple trees. Johnny Appleseed would hardily approve.

15th Sep 2009, 14:31

billion says:

kel - the effect is "let's see if I can frown and smile at the same time". or maybe you mean the stuff in the sky? that's just bits of emulsion taken from another negative.

mandy - I think the idea is that the tree "feeds itself".

15th Sep 2009, 15:12

kel says:

yeah, the stuff in the sky! like it a lot.

15th Sep 2009, 15:17

Caine says:

Fantastic set, Billion! I'm just loving these. The effect in the 2nd shot is beyond great; looks like one of your kites has maliciously exploded. ;D

15th Sep 2009, 20:31

I think it's very Hitchcockian. The Birds!

16th Sep 2009, 11:25

billion says:

wow. someone has been very generous with the highlighting recently, thanks.

caine - HAHAHAHAHAHA! your comment almost made me splurt tea out of my nose...

mr nice - pecked to death by emulsion, hehe...

16th Sep 2009, 11:33

Caine says:

I ordered a Holga yesterday. :D Are you developing these yourself?

16th Sep 2009, 14:02

billion says:

caine, that's absolutely great, I'm glad we're inspiring each other. I was originally inspired to buy a holga when I saw this strange plastic box on princessjun's moblog: link.

I get the film developed at a local lab, select the best images, then send them back to the lab for scanning. ideally I would have my own scanner at home but I can't afford to buy a decent one right now.

you'll find the holga incredibly frustrating at first. you may have to modify your very professional approach to photography to something a little more experimental, but hopefully once the first great pictures come out you'll be hooked.

16th Sep 2009, 14:42

Orbit says:

like the top two

16th Sep 2009, 14:48

Caine says:

I expect I'm going to have to change my approach a lot with the Holga; I'm looking forward to it. How did your lab react to your altered negs? I'm trying to figure out if I can get anyone to deal with me if I do that sort of thing... :D

16th Sep 2009, 14:56

billion says:

they didn't bat an eyelid thankfully, but bear in mind I modified the film after it had been developed, and I made sure there was no sticky residue on the negs when I handed them back for scanning.

16th Sep 2009, 15:05

Caine says:

Aha! Okay, I understand now. :)

16th Sep 2009, 15:06

kel says:

The highlight was me - I was blinded by your science.

16th Sep 2009, 15:32

Wendle says:

I love the grainy effect in number one, Faaaaaaved :)

16th Sep 2009, 16:37

rhys says:

Brilliant photos, and its got me listening to the Manic Street Preachers again! Thank you!

16th Sep 2009, 21:50

Caine says:

You aren't the only one, Kel. I highlighted one from his first set; I don't know who did the umbrella. :D

16th Sep 2009, 22:03

Pharma765(johna474-at-aol-dot-com) says:

Very nice site!

24th Oct 2009, 03:32

name(saqz12-at-yahoo-dot-com) says:

Great site. Keep doing.,

14th Feb 2011, 00:02