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Although Mikhail Kalashnikov, creator of the most widely used assault rifle in the world, passed away just before Christmas, his legacy lives on, and will most likely not end anytime soon. Enter Ralph Ziman, a guy more likely known as a South African filmmaker who brought us movies like Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema. He’s also an artist with a new photography exhibition called Ghosts, which points a powerful spotlight on the billion dollar arms trade, and the destructive consequences on African nations. Ziman photographed Zimbabwean street vendors adorned with replica AK-47s featuring traditional Shona beadwork. The results are remarkable. You couldn’t think of a better title for this project. “Ghosts” will appear at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Los Angeles from February 8 until March 2, 2014.
Monstrous Animated GIFs Give Classic Creatures a Noir Look byMVHV
Halloween is looming large which means it’s the perfect time to get spooked by these high-def stereoscopic GIFs from Brooklyn-based The Saline Project—Jesse Roff, Liam Kirtley, Adam Toht, and Ben Toht. The collective have previously made videos for Modest Mouse, The Cure, and The Roots, but decided to turn their hand to making a GIF series called Monsters, Villains, Heroes and Victims (MVHV) featuring icons like Wolfman, the grey alien, and the Loch Ness Monster.
To create the series, they first photographed the models in costume, cut apart and dimensionalized the photos on the computer, and designed an environment in virtual space using both 3D and photographic elements. Then they animated them with a virtual camera and redering the final GIFs. The result is high quality, slick-looking 3D GIFs that doth their cap to the film noir aesthetic.