Digital scans of analogue architectural photography form tiny pieces of a large resulting puzzle. The original pictures are being analysed and categorised according to their vanishing-points and shapes. Based on this analysis, slices are being extracted from the source image. These slices retain the information of their position corresponding to their original vanishing-point and thus form a large pool of pieces, ready to be applied to new perspectives and shapes.
Learn about the process here
Impossible Figures - Art by Oscar Reutersvärd
Oscar Reutersvärd (1915–2002), widely acknowledged as “the father of the impossible figure”, was a Swedish graphic artist who in 1934 pioneered the art of 3D drawings which may initially appear feasible, yet cannot be physically constructed. Born on November 29, 1915 in Stockholm, Sweden, he reportedly suffered from dyslexia and had difficulty estimating the distance and size of objects. But his family was artistic, and encouraged his painting and sculpture efforts.
Do these look possible to you?
“I’M SO PROUD OF YOU”
- Proud nako nung makilala kita nung una pa lang kitang makausap why? kasi ramdam ko na iba ka, iba yung prinsipyo mo sa buhay iba ung pag-iisip mo sa mga bagay bagay, sobrang open mo sa lahat di mo hinahanahayaan na masira ka ng simpleng negative na bagay na dumadating sayo, proud ako sa pagiging strong mong tao ung attitude mo towards sa mga taong nakakasalamuha mo, ung pag handle mo sa mga bagay bagay at sa mga problemang dumadating sayo.
- Proud ako na kasa-kasama kita sa buhay ko ngayon, ang dami mong tinuro at shinare sakin about life at kung pano ihandle ang lahat ng maayos at kalmado, nilawakan mo ung pag-iisip ko sa ibang bagay, tinuruan mo akong magtiis para sa sarili ko, pinapaalala mo sakin kung paano maging malakas para sa sarili ko, para mas maintindihan ko kung paano humandle ng tama sa isang relasyon na mas kailangan padin isipin ang sarili para mas kaya nating umintindi sa partner natin at maging open at mas tumaas ang tiwala sa isa’t isa.
- Proud ako sayo kasi pinakita mo sakin ung different perspective ng buhay. ang dami kong natutunan sayo at ang dami kong naintindihan at alam ko na mas marami pa dapat akong malaman at dapat maintinihan at di maging bias at maging open lang sa lahat ng bagay respeto sa bawat angulo ng opinion ng ibang tao.
- IM SO PROUD OF YOU, simply by being you “Mansour Cayco”
- MORE Blessings to come, and more opportunities to come. :)
Aleen Stone :)
“I’ve loved Superman since I was 3 years old,” Chavez told The Daily Beast. “It all started with the Super Friends cartoons. I watched them every Saturday morning. And the person who played Superman that I admire the most is Christopher Reeve in Superman II.”
Chavez, now 34, modeled his look after Reeve, who played the Last Son of Krypton in four Hollywood films before his death in 2004, as well as the animated version of Superman on Super Friends. Chavez says he was always attracted to Superman’s overwhelming love for mankind and how he “did good deeds for truth, justice, and the Filipino way—oops, I mean the American way, originally,” he says with a laugh.
He was an acne-riddled 21-year-old when he began the procedures. The first, he says, was rhinoplasty in 1998, and he’s had numerous others since, including three more nose jobs, lip injections, two chin augmentations to give him the signature cleft, three tummy tucks, a facelift, skin pigment orientation to whiten it, a butt implant, hip implants, and numerous steroid injections to various parts of his body. Many have alleged that Chavez suffers from body dysmorphic disorder—a mental illness where one becomes obsessed with his or her own body image, and believes one’s own body to be inferior. But Chavez brushes those claims off. He’s just a big, big, BIG Superman fan, he says.
Chavez’s home in Calamba is a shrine to Superman, filled with various forms of memorabilia, including comics, posters, bed sheets, figurines, and several larger-than-life statues of the superhero—which he often poses alongside.
As far as the Superman films are concerned, while his favorite is Superman II, he says he’s enjoyed all the Superman films, including 2006’s oft-derided Superman Returns, because “every Superman movie for me, whether good or bad, is a history that follows the evolution of this comic hero,” adding, “If it is a Superman movie, I love it!”
These days, Chavez gets paid handsomely to make appearances as “Philippine Superman.” He averages between $600-$1,000 per appearance, but says most of his activities consist of charity work, including visiting orphanages and attending fundraising events. In addition to working as a costume designer, the graduate of Laguna College of Business and Arts runs the Herbert Chavez Talent Workshop—specializing in events, as well as talent management forcosplayers and pageant participants.
“Being a superhero is not about one’s costume, nationality, sexuality, or religion,” he says. “Everybody can be Superman because true heroics come from your heart to help, to serve, and to give happiness—especially to children. We must fight for truth, justice, and the HUMAN way!”