It’s true, Buenos Aires is in fact a giant amusement park…or that’s what director Fernando Livschitz would have you believe as rollercoasters whizz past buildings in this short film. Titled Inception Park – a nod to Christopher Nolan’s 2010 film Inception – the effects are incredibly realistic, prepare to be transfixed.
Surprisingly beautiful colour combinations and patterns are found in the unlikeliest of locations in this series of photographs of empty sports courts and banal urban architecture by Ward Roberts. The subject matter may sound unappealing but the Melbourne based photographer has managed to frame these everyday views in such a way that the repetitive geometry and washed out pastel colours take on a nostalgic, cinematic appearance. Read the rest of this entry »
Who would have thought that such artistic imagery could be captured at abandoned amusement parks? Eerily still and quietly sad, there is something quite sinister about these forgotten parks – or perhaps that’s the just the effect of the chosen soundtracks? Above is No Joy by Mike Petty, which documents the abandoned Joyland Amusement park in Wichita, Kansas. Read the rest of this entry »
Film and Photography
Charles and Ray Eames made this film for their friend Eero Saarinen so that he could concisely tell the history of his breakthrough idea for Dulles Airport in Washington DC. Saarinen had only two hours to meet with the heads of the major airlines and he had found in rehearsals of his presentation he used most of that time setting up the history. Charles and Ray did it in less than ten minutes, and lacked nothing in charm and appeal.