Emulate Slit Scan Photography for Beautifully Weird Images

The use of slit scan photography is actually quite old. It is often called line-scan, photo finish, or streak photography. Slit scan photography has a rich and colorful history rooted in chemical analog photography. This technique is often used to visualize high-speed events, such as missiles and bullets, although it is probably best known as photo finish photography that is used to determine the outcome of races.

Thanks to Megan McLeish for sharing this post!!

The New Order: Stormtrooper Animal Helmets by Blank William

A fantastic reinterpretation of Star Wars stormtrooper helmets as wild animal armor by New York-based designer Blank William. The sleek-looking helmets made for an elephant, rhino, and hippopotamus have the same glossy surfaces as the fictional film soldiers with gold and chrome finish on the horns, tusks, and ears. The collection comes in black and white with the facial features distorted to fit the style of the stormtroopers’ distinctive plastoid body armor.

Thanks to Paul Chabala for this awesome post!

 

Tokyo nightlife mimics scenes in video games

Art Director Liam Wong creates some imaginative scenes for video game developer Ubisoft as part of his day job. At night, however, he prowls the streets of Tokyo, capturing scenes that mimic those found in video games. On Instagram he has created a massive archive of such images that explore the blurring of the line between digital and physical in the real world.

Check out some of Wong’s game-like imagery below and find more on Facebook, and Society6 where you can buy physical prints!