Teresita Fernández’s As Above So Below
For more photos and videos from As Above So Below, follow @massmoca on Instagram.
Teresita Fernández (@teresitafz) created As Above So Below in response to the old factory space that houses the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (@massmoca) as well as the light that surrounds it. “The color in the works is meant to radiate a glowing light that changes with the tone of daylight pouring in through the windows of the space,” the artist says. “In many ways, the shapes and color of the works are like cinematic dissolves that seem ephemeral.”
The vivid colors and monumental scale of the works make them popular to photograph. “All of the works in the show deal with the idea of the viewer as a figure in the landscape,” Teresita says. “Visitors have captured that sensibility and played with that idea in their own photographs.”
As Above So Below is on view until March 2015.
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPcarcorners
Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.
This weekend’s tag takes its inspiration from the #carcorners series by Melbourne mechanical engineer Ben James (@bajerdesign), who began photographing cars in unusual ways to capture their design through unique details.
As he explains, “Although there is nothing new about the angle, the hashtag was a great way to give this type of car picture its own identity. I love the challenge of capturing the design signature of a car with only the tip of a corner. It is amazing how distinctive they are: there is usually enough detail to name the make and model!”
With that in mind, the goal this weekend is to take creative automobile photos of your own. Some tips to get you started:
- When you’re looking for cars to photograph, seek them out as you would interesting people to photograph on the street. Search for ones that stand out and look like they might have a story to them.
- As Ben suggests, try to get a high angle as you compose your photo. This will let you capture more details like the shape of the hood, design of the headlights or even a hood ornament in your shot.
- Finally, keep an eye out for unexpected details. Reflections in the chrome, shadows, decals or even dew can provide an interesting twist to your shot.
PROJECT RULES: Please only add the #WHPcarcorners hashtag to photos taken over this weekend and only submit your own photographs to the project. Any tagged image taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured Monday morning.
Classic Objects Reimagined by Fredericks & Mae
For more photos and videos from the playful work and life of Fredericks & Mae, follow @fredericksandmae on Instagram.
Windsocks, darts, tassels, dominos and kites—these are some of the classic objects that the design duo Fredericks & Mae (@fredericksandmae) reimagine and make in their Brooklyn studio. “We are interested in forms that have existed for a long time that may have only recently fallen into the realm of not functional,” Jolie Mae Signorile, one designer, says. Her partner, Gabriel Fredericks Cohen adds, “Tools, games and rituals trace arcs though history and across the earth—we follow these arcs.”
On Instagram, the two typically share shots of their designs, mixed in with scenes from the beach and the boat they share with friends. “Instagram is a place where we get to share our materials, a bit of our process, and have a little fun,” Jolie says.
A World of Childhood Fantasy in Narni, Italy
There are stunning similarities between the real-life town of Narni and the fictional world of Narnia: blazing green hills, clear blue skies and picturesque stone structures.
In fact, the classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia, written by C.S. Lewis in 1950, is rumored to have been inspired by this small Italian town 50 miles north of Rome. According to biographer Walter Hooper, Lewis was fascinated by ancient history, and Narni—named “Narnia” in Roman times—was highlighted by the children’s author in his personal atlas.
Whether Lewis visited Narni has never been confirmed, but even today, its cobblestone streets and castle fortress look like they belong in a magical, medieval novel. And while there are no mythical, talking creatures roaming the land, Narni still feels like a place pulled straight out of our childhood imaginations.
Be Blessed. #hillsongLA
Coloring in the Gray Areas with @andersonangelico
To see more of Anderson’s colorful São Paulo, follow @andersonangelico on Instagram.
São Paulo might be best known for its gray cityscapes, but local Instagrammer Anderson Angelico’s (@andersonangelico) photos tell a more colorful story. “It’s not easy to find color here, but if you pay close attention you can find it. Colors bring happiness and remind me of something childlike,” says Anderson, who loves exploring hidden and winding streets. “My favorite colors are yellow and red, and the other day I was overjoyed to find a yellow building with red windows in São Paulo’s city center.” Whenever possible, he tries to place people in front of his urban scenarios. “Streets are incredibly inspiring to me. They are full of people, hidden colors and so many different situations just waiting to be captured.”
On the cover of Flaunt 136: The Distress Issue! Such good times chillin with motorcycles and bleached eyebrows hahaha #flauntmagazine
Stylist: Simone Harouche
Hair: Charlie Taylor
Makeup: Beau Nelson
Manicure: Karen Gutierrez
Photographed by Stevie and Mada
Stay tuned for the behind the scenes video coming next week!