Scorpion Dagger GIPHOSCOPE by Officina K
The Giphoscope has been conceived, designed and crafted with the objective of proposing to artists/galleries/museums/collectors a minimalistic, unconventional, retrofuturistic analog GIF player, handmade with passion, precision and patience in Italy.
Thanks to Giphoscope, animated GIF becomes a tangible and exclusive artwork.
- Tailor made for GIF Master Scorpion Dagger from Montreal, Canada
- Metallic structure in aluminium (matte for the main elements and golden for the ‘corners’), golden screws and support in authentic italian walnut.
- Aluminium frame about 13 x 10 cm.
- Crank with ball bearings.
- Plays 24 frames animated GIFs/video sequences.
To know more about the Giphoscope, please visit the official site.
most of the human visitors to the båstnäs car graveyard in värmland, sweden come to photograph the hundreds of old cars, now enveloped by shrouds of brambles and covered in moss. seeds take root in ripped upholstery, and plants and trees grow out of windows. the wrecked vehicles often act as greenhouses for the plants, making them grow faster and bigger than in nature.
but the cars have been reborn as habitats for all kinds of woodland creatures, presenting numerous hiding and nesting places for birds and other animals; the density of bird’s nests, for example, is much higher than in a forest habitat. the animals have also become accustomed to the human visitors, making for some great photographs, such as these by pål hermansen.
"nature conservationists in the local municipality would like to see the cars removed, while culture conservationists want to make it a cultural monument", pål explains. “i hope that the nature conservationists will begin to realize that nature is already doing a good job in taking this site over and that they eventually join the culture conservationists to make it a combined nature and culture reserve.”
A reindeer stares at the photographer beside the road in Lapland, Finland. There are more than 190 thousand reindeers living in Lapland, and a big part of the flock are raised by the Sami minority. After slaughter for food and fur, the reindeer left alive will spend the winter in the wilderness.
Picture: Xinhua /Landov / Barcroft Media (via Animal photos of the week - Telegraph)