Amusing Photography by Robert Rickhoff
Robert Rickhoff is a photographer with a great sense of humor. An imaginative soul, he has a portfolio dedicated to photo-manipulation. With an expert knack for Photoshop, Robert Rickhoff has tweaked common public areas to make them not so common anymore. From soccer fields with basketball nets to signs that caution people about the sign itself, his images will inspire smiles while also encouraging people’s own daily imaginations.
Based in Mittelweg, Germany, Robert Rickhoff’s work ranges from editorial design to architecture. Unfortunately for him, Robert Rickhoff will probably never cut it as an urban planner. Especially if prospective employers and/or clients got wind of his Out of Place portfolio. Although these scenes may not make any sense to the realist, those with open minds will enjoy them wholeheartedly and with a good laugh.
Clement Valla Postcards from Google Earth
Postcards from Google Earth, series by Clement Valla was part of the Images festival in Vevey this year. Clement Valla was born in 1971 he lives and works in Brooklyn. He has trained both as an architect and a designer. Valla collects screen shots from Google Earth showing various places photographed by satellite (roads, bridges and dams). Some structures that are difficult for software to interpret, give a distorted impression, closely embracing the Earth’s surface. Postcards from Google Earth presents a computerised adaptation of the world highlighting the program’s digital errors. Festival Images is displaying this series at Place Scanavin, on platforms of different levels, from which festival goers can appreciate the vertigo and paradoxes that this computerised vision of our Earth’s surface offers.
On a trip to Sicily, Mauritius and Morocco photographer Joseph Ford spent several days flying around over all sorts of terrain in a helicopter. After showing the aerial pictures to some friends they suggested shooting a series mixing fashion and landscapes. Juxtaposing clothes and aerial landscape, the piece of work was selected for the Association of Photographers Awards in the UK and had an Honorable Mention in the International Photography Awards.
The combination of images creates a fascinating interaction, highlighting the appeal of each image, which would have been less remarkable on their own. But by identifying an unexpected relationship with other images each picture develops a gripping impression.
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Warlock #10 (Dec. 1975)
Art by Jim Starlin (pencils/colors) & Steve Leialoha (inks)
Not published in LIFE. Miles Davis (right) plays his trumpet beside a promising talent he’d recruited for his sextet in 1955, a man who’d go on to become a jazz giant in his own right: tenor saxophonist John Coltrane. Not long before this photo was taken, Coltrane had rejoined Davis’ group after a sojourn away with Thelonious Monk.
Elvis Presley (and lots of girls, as usual) / Norman Taurog’s Spinout (1966)