I walk past the bone chilling painting on the right quite often, yet I still cant remember the artist’s name… I dont look. Does anyone out there know? pls leave in comments.
When I think of Broken Factories, this is what I imagine. This image has planted itself in my mind’s eye. This decrepit stairway in an old homestead is a dreamlike vision of squalor. It serves to remind me how far I’ve come in my own journey toward organizing a productive life and being a better citizen contributing more and more thought provoking rich media dissecting the living conditions of the human race.
This fine art painting can be found hanging on a wall somewhere in the distillery… do you know where? Read Daily Distillery for more details.
Broken Factories is a photo contest on Lenzr that reflects Rudolf Arnheim’s idea of man-made elements always moving toward equilibrium which in the case of abandon industrial centers is the presence of rust and decay being the first stages of a return to nature.
Photographers and painters, image makers in general have a theory about entropy and so make action pictures out of static shots – cant you just see the paint peeling around that old staircase above? and can we use this ideological concept to suggest that static shots of crumbling manufacturing complexes and warehouses with broken windows and vandals are actually part of a larger more wholesome process of decay which in itself is the physics of life reorganizing its component parts into a wide spread chaos, which is be default its most effective layout, as per the laws of nature.
Submit your best photos of abandon industrial centers for your chance to win a Toshiba NB100 Netbook courtesy of an erp software company that specializes in making high quality command management systems to better organize business initiatives.
Making it Beautiful is a photo challenge that pays tribute to people who make the world more tolerable, and so we’re talking about someone who creates or restores a cherished item or place. This contest allows mondo creative freedom, so think outside the confines of your everyday reality and try to image someone making something spectacularly beautiful, so pretty it cant help become the most popular choice for voters on the December 20th voting session. Submit your best photos of people making things beautiful for your chance to win $500 worth of luxurious hair products from Aveda, a company that has beauty schools across the country. Remember it doesn’t have to show a person’s face; a hand can be enough to get the message across.
Canadian Beaches our nation’s photographers will upload their best shots of the seascapes and sunny destinations all across the country. Let’s see Mercury Beach in Saskatchewan or Dynamite Beach in PEI. Have you ever been to Falcon Beach in Manitoba? Do you have any pictures? Have you ever been to Wasaga Beach on a long weekend in the summer. Its a very popular destination.
Submit your snaps for a chance to win three bathing suits from a Canadian designer swimwear company that makes fun, flirty vintage-inspired swim apparel that compliments a whole range of different body types and comes in a wide assortment of colours.
Note from the sponsors, when entering your photos in this contest, be sure to include the beach NAME and LOCATION in your submission.
All three December web challenges are open to all Canadian residents age 13 years or older, excluding those unfortunate people living in Quebec. * even though Lenzr ships there anyway !wink
The contest closes Jan. 1st, 2011 and voting begins December 20th. Good luck!