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4th and Long
09-12-2011, 10:21 AM
Kinda cool.

3-D Images by Artist Ignacio Torres

Ignacio Torres is an artist/photographer from Texas who created the images below with a standard digital SLR camera ... and, perhaps, a little pixie dust. He called his project "Stellar." Take a look at his pictures. He'll explain, as we go, how he made them and what he meant.

http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Technology/59_ignaciotorresstellar01.gif

"This project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a star's death," said Torres. "I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies."

http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Technology/59_ignaciotorresstellar02.gif

Torres continues: "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."

http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Technology/59_ignaciotorresstellar03.gif

Torres' images are GIF files -- four regular still pictures shown in quick sequence in one frame. You are seeing the same person shot from four slightly different angles, which is why they appear to turn back and forth.

http://abcnews.go.com/images/Technology/59_ignaciotorresstellar04.gif

Torres was born in El Paso, Texas. He graduated from college in 2010 and now lives in New York. He writes that he is "currently working in personal projects that explore youth, identity and scientific theories through the use of photography, animated gifs and video."

http://abcnews.go.com/images/Technology/59_ignaciotorresstellar05.gif

Many of the images are shot in the West Texas scrub in twilight. The models are illuminated by a flash, synchronized with his cameras.

http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Technology/59_ignaciotorresstellar06.gif

The clouds around Torres' subjects are created by dust and confetti. Some effects could be added after the initial exposure.

http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Technology/59_ignaciotorresstellar07.gif

The Stellar project is featured on "The Ones 2 Watch," an online magazine "showcasing the people behind the lens."

http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Technology/59_ignaciotorresstellar08.gif

http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Technology/59_ignaciotorresstellar09.gif

http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Technology/59_ignaciotorresstellar10.gif

http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Technology/59_ignaciotorresstellar11.gif

http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Technology/59_ignaciotorresstellar12.gif

http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Technology/59_ignaciotorresstellar13.gif

loochy
09-12-2011, 10:23 AM
That's pretty cool looking.

"This project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a star's death," said Torres. "I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies."

That is absolutely retarded though.

4th and Long
09-12-2011, 10:29 AM
"This project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a star's death," said Torres. "I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies."
That is absolutely retarded though.
The theory has a scientific basis, so, it's not "absolutely retarded."

luv
09-12-2011, 10:32 AM
Maybe I don't have an artistic eye. It looks like people getting beat up by fairy dust.

loochy
09-12-2011, 10:33 AM
The theory has a scientific basis, so, it's not "absolutely retarded."

Oh, I took it to mean some kind of new age crap about how we are all "star children" and our aura derives power from the nubuthlu nebula or something.

Yeah, if you get down to it, I guess everything here is derived from cosmic matter.

Rain Man
09-12-2011, 10:35 AM
If I was a 12 year-old girl I'd be all over this.

Fish
09-12-2011, 10:35 AM
Not a fan of the "wobble" pictures.... and sprinkling some photoshop star stuff over the top doesn't do much for me.

4th and Long
09-12-2011, 10:38 AM
Maybe I don't have an artistic eye. It looks like people getting beat up by fairy dust.
Well, ... yeah, ... kind of, but not all of them.

http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Technology/59_ignaciotorresstellar06.gif

Dave Lane
09-12-2011, 11:52 AM
I like it. And we are "star dust"

I stepped out of a super nova, and so did you.

Dave Lane
09-12-2011, 11:53 AM
<iframe width="420" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bB5QEgB3hCo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

4th and Long
09-12-2011, 11:54 AM
I like it. And we are "star dust"

I stepped out of a super nova, and so did you.

Not me. I'm still stuck in this stupid brown dwarf!

Dartgod
09-12-2011, 11:55 AM
Not me. I'm still stuck in this stupid brown dwarf!

NTTIAWWT

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