“Detached, in Harmony”: Artist Taking Conceptual Photography to New Heights

Award-winning aerial photographer Brad Walls has released a new series titled ‘Detached, in Harmony’, drawing inspiration from the pandemic, as well as from a renowned 40s fashion photographer. Audiences are invited to experience the first-of-its-kind conceptual art series from above.

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Walls, widely known for his ‘Pools From Above’ series, first set his sights on creating conceptual photography series when he noticed the distinct lack of aerial-based photography in the genre. As he explains, “Conceptual photography is mostly shot on handheld cameras, but I wanted to showcase the value of an alternate viewpoint to convey a meaningful story.”

In creating ‘Detached, in Harmony’, Walls wanted to harness nuance and meticulous attention to detail to mirror the state of the world during the pandemic. Like many, the artist had experienced how distant and repetitive life had become, and placed a keen focus on this element in his work. Through his take on the topic, Walls presents these concepts using repetition, symmetry of figures, and negative space throughout the series – trademark compositing techniques that can be observed throughout Walls’s greater body of work.

Each frame within the series is carefully arranged, placing the model at even lengths and highlighting the shadow cast to highlight our solitude and the lurking darkness of the era. Walls’s choice to have the models posed mid-movement emphasises the uniformity and surrealism of the series. As he explains, “The figures are purposefully static, to symbolise how we have been frozen in time over the past 18 months.”

Walls also draws inspiration from 40s fashion photographer Clifford Coffin’s ‘Models Sitting on Sand Dunes’. Walls’ himself is deeply inspired by coffins, who likewise like himself pushes the boundaries of traditional photography. The artist displays a melancholic sense of loneliness in his series, and balances these emotions with warmer hues, similarly found in Coffins’ work as Walls states “We all belong to something that separates us. It’s a sort of melancholic irony”.

‘Detached, in Harmony’ placed second in the 2021 Fine Art Photography Awards ‘Conceptual’ category, and placed silver in both the prestigious PX3 awards and Moscow Fine Art Awards of 2021. The artist currently plans to exhibit ‘Detached, in Harmony’ in a solo exhibition in 2022.








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カッコイイ!公園で一番大きい犬と仲良しになりたいゴールデンレトリバーの子犬が猛烈アタック

ゴールデンレトリバーの子犬、公園で一番大きな犬と友達になりたくて積極的アプローチ
 地元の公園に遊びに来たゴールデンレトリバーの子犬は、その公園に来ていた犬のなかで一番大きなロットワイラー犬に興味を持ったようだ。

 仲良しになりたくて、ロットワイラーの気をひこうと、体をすり寄せ積極的にアプローチを仕掛けていく。

 ロットワイラーの方は、突然の猛烈アタックに戸惑っているようで、どう対応していいかわからない感じだ。

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黙示録始まった?中国で天空に伸びる不気味な光のビームが。そしてメキシコでも発光現象を確認

中国とメキシコで相次いで不気味な発光現象
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 9月8日、中国・遼寧省瀋陽市の上空に奇妙な現象が発生した。建物の背後から上空に向かってはしごのように光線が伸びたのだ。

 まるで異次元へと誘うかのようなミステリアスな光線がネット上で拡散すると、ユーザーらは様々な憶測を寄せ合った。

 一方で、9月7日の夜にメキシコ南部で、夜空に青や白の連続した発光現象が発生。こちらも「エイリアンの侵略」「黙示録が始まった」といった声がネット上で飛び交ったようだ。
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「ふ、ふあ~あ」世にも珍しい?オオサンショウウオが大口開けて大あくび

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 動物たちのあくびシーンは結構かわいい。たいていの生き物の場合、可愛い。両生類たるオオサンショウウオのあくびも、以外にも可愛かったりするのだった。


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巨大ワニの腹の中から驚くべき2つの古代遺物を発見

巨大ワニの腹の中から古代遺物を発見
 今年9月、イーグル湖でハンターのジョン・ハミルトンが全長4.1メートル、体重340キロもの巨大なミシシッピワニを捕獲した。

 このワニを解体したところ、なんと腹の中から2つの古代遺物が発見された。

 シシッピ州の考古学者たちが調べたところ、これらは古代アメリカ先住民が使っていた可能性の高い、紀元前6000年前の「アトラトル」という飛び道具の先端と、紀元前1700年前の錘らしき謎めいた石であることが判明した。 続きを読む

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朽ちかけの美学。世界14の印象的な廃墟写真

世界の驚くべき廃墟写真
 廃墟には人を惹きつける何かがある。かつては人が集い、生活を営んでいた場所が放棄され、朽ち果てていくのを待つばかりのその場所には、静寂の中から、かすかに建物の息づかいが聞こえてくるように感じる。

 Facebookのグループ「Abandoned Beauties」では、世界中にある印象的な廃墟の写真が続々と投稿されている。人に放棄された後にのみ放つ美しさがあるようだ。 続きを読む

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脱獄から30年、新型コロナの影響でホームレスになった男が「刑務所に戻りたい」と警察に出頭

新型コロナの影響でホームレスになった脱獄囚が刑務所に戻りたいと警察に出頭
 オーストラリアのニューサウスウェールズ州で、30年前に刑務所を脱獄した男がこのほど警察署に出頭し、再逮捕された。

 男は、30年にわたり逃亡を続けていたものの、コロナのロックダウンによって職を失いホームレスになったことで、「屋根のある刑務所に戻りたい」と出頭を決意したという。 続きを読む

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PATINA MALDIVES HOTEL



Designed by one of our favorite architecture studios - Studio MK27, the newly open Patina Maldives Hotel is truly breathtaking. The stunning hotel is also setting new standards for sustainability in the Maldives, and is one of the world?s most eco-friendly resorts. Built with locally sourced, biodegradable and reusable materials, each of their private villa sanctuaries is honed from nature?s materials and pure creativity to soothe your senses and soul. All land villas and all overwater villas, ranging from one to three bedrooms, feature a generous private pool, outdoor bathtub, floor-to-ceiling sliding windows, and butler service. All have outdoor showers and interiors that seamlessly blend into the natural landscape.

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VANS ULTRARANGE EXO HI MTE-1



Built specifically for adventurers looking for a go-anywhere, do-anything sneaker, these new kicks by Vans are a versatile piece of footwear innovation designed to traverse with you wherever your wildest pursuits may lead. The Vans Ultrarange EXO HI MTE-1 feature a modern low-profile style with everyday sneaker wearability, and an insulated upper with breathable Primaloft insulation that keeps your feet warm and dry. Other notable details include a UltraCush Lite midsole compound that offers lightweight comfort and cushioning, plus a sock-fit bootie construction and pull tabs for easy on and off.

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TRIUMPH TIGER 900 BOND EDITION



Triumph has introduced a stealthy limited edition model inspired by the forthcoming James Bond film No Time To Die. After celebrating the iconic British partnership between James Bond and Land Rover with the Defender V8 Bond Edition, the iconic movie franchise has teamed up with Triumph, another legendary British brand, for this exclusive and limited Tiger 900 Bond Edition, inspired by the incredible Tiger 900 Rally Pro, which features in amazing stunt sequences in the latest movie. Limited to just 250 units, each bike will come with a serial number on its handlebar section alongside James Bond and Triumph dual branding all over, as well as a certificate of authenticity.

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