Berndnaut Smilde - Nimbus platform 57, 2012
That’s not Photoshop. The Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has developed a way to create a small, perfect white cloud in the middle of a room. It requires meticulous planning: the temperature, humidity and lighting all have to be just so. Once everything is ready, Smilde summons the cloud out of the air using a fog machine. It lasts only moments, but the effect is dramatic and strangely moving. It evokes both the surrealism of Magritte and the classical beauty of the old masters while reminding us of the ephemerality of art and nature.
via Time Magazine
photo: Ed Jansen - “This is a photographic diary of my travels with a camera. This began as a sort of antidote, having kept the pictures in my mind I then wanted to develop them in to a personal realistic collection of what I had seen and make them real and visual through photographic art. Therefore what you see in my stream is personal choice of the afore mentioned images. These images are works that stimulated me, moved me and sometimes alienated me.”