The Art of Raphael Lacoste PART 1
By Flex McCool
Raphael has been the lead art director for such titles as Assassin’s Creed and Prince of Persia. He’s also done art for film and books as well. His art reflects themes as diverse as scifi/fantasy, urban environments, landscapes and he even does photography as well. The detail of his work is incredible and has even been complimented by other art-world giants like Andy Fairhurst. Check out Raphael’s website and Facebook.
Hong Kong: Architecture of Density - Photography by Michael Wolf
Artist Watch - Ali Ertürk PART 4
Ali is a San Francisco based photographer with a gallery full of amazing photographic art pieces. He has everything from hectic urban environments and peaceful seaside villages to desert rocks and cave scenery. It’s a diverse portrayal of both the natural and synthetic simultaneously. If you’re wondering how he pulls off his impressive work, he frequently uses a modern technique called “High Dynamic Range Imaging”, often also abbreviated as HDR or HDRI. HDRI "is a set of methods used in imaging and photography to allow a greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging methods or photographic methods. HDR images can represent more accurately the range of intensity levels found in real scenes, from direct sunlight to faint starlight, and is often captured by way of a plurality of differently exposed pictures of the same subject matter." This becomes apparent as the light trails of vehicles blur along the streets in some of his images. Ali also does portrait and wedding photography should someone request that. Check out Ali’s facebook page as well as his deviantART account. Ali is one heck of a must-see photographer so don’t hesitate to look him up.