Advertising posters for the famous music-hall cabaret shows in Paris in the late 19th century.
Title: Folies-Bergère. La danse du feu [La Loïe Fuller]
Artist: Jules Chéret
Title: Folies-Bergère. Les Trevally acrobates tous les soirs
Artist: F Appel (lithographer)
Title: Folies-Bergère. Le plus nouveau spectacle. Le kangourou boxeur
Artist: F Appel (lithographer)
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A person walks through the morning mist across the Parc de la Tete d’Or in downtown Lyon, France, early on 12 October, 2017.
Image Credit: Photograph by Jeff Pachoud / AFP / Getty.
“I had been making sculptures with found materials in forests at different times over 10 years,” Spencer Byles told Bored Panda. “I felt I needed to concentrate on one large project and produce good quality photographs of each sculpture”
In an extraordinary act of devotion to his art, sculptural artist Spencer Byles spent a year creating beautiful sculptures out of natural and found materials throughout the unmanaged forests of La Colle Sur Loup (where he lived with his family), Villeneuve Loubet and Mougins.
He worked together with elements of his natural surroundings to create artwork that blends seamlessly with the environment.
“I set out with no particular plan and had no expectation how it might evolve. I responded in different ways to each location and worked on at least 20 sculptures at one time. I worked spontaneously with out any drawings or planned design”
Byles’ project is intentionally secretive – the only way you’ll see these work short of his photos is by going into the woods and finding them yourself.
I imagine that coming upon such a fantastic structure unexpectedly in the woods is sure to be quite a magical surprise.
One of the most beautiful things about his work is its temporary nature.
The pieces were not intended to last, and each sculpture will eventually be reclaimed by the natural environment that helped Byles shape it.
This full circle gives the organic pieces a powerful poetic and philosophical touch.
Read on for Spencer Byles’ answers to Bored Panda’s questions about his work!
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In the city of Paris, France, the top of the majestic Eiffel Tower is hidden by a thick blanket of fog, giving it an unearthly glowing appearance.
Image Credit: Photograph by Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images
The photo above is a daguerreotype – the first publicly announced type of photograph.
The technology of its eponymous creator, Louis Daguerre, daguerreotypes were, relative to modern photography, slow.
It took over ten minutes for a concoction involving silver halide and mercury (and a lens) to take the viewed scene and turn it into a photograph. Anything which moved out of the frame during this period would, by and large, be invisible in the finished product.
For this reason, the early daugerreotypes — typically, streets of Paris (where Daugerre worked and lived) — lacked people, as they’d not stay still (or even know to) for the period necessary.
The first exception: the image above, of Paris’ Boulevard du Temple, taken in 1838. At the corner of the tree-lined street appears a man getting his shoes shined by a young man.
No one knows who the people depicted are, as at the time, the historic value of their identity was unappreciated.
The daguerreotype would be used for portraits in the future.
In fact, the first known photograph of Abraham Lincoln, seen here, was one.