Scales Of Perception: “Megalophobia” By Mai Chaya

Scale is a vital component to understanding our world, without it, we exist in the abstract. SoP is an investigation. Through disciplines of art, design, photography, science, technology, landscape and architecture, we hope to understand how scale can not only be emphasized to convey meaning, but be a departure point for creation.

“I have a fear for gigantic things ever since I could remember.

High-rise buildings, Gus tanks, Steel towers, Windmills, Water towers. Seeing those things makes the bottom of my stomach squeezed and my spine cold. When I was little, nobody around me feared mega-things as I did. I couldn’t find the answer why it’s only me who is so scared. As I became an adult, I found out there are some people who are afraid of seeing mega-things just like me.

It’s called megalophobia.”

More: Mai Chaya, Flickr, Tumblr

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International Garden Photographer Of The Year Macro Winners

Second place: Salad Burnet Flower by Ian Gilmour, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Gilmour/International Garden Photographer of the Year)


Winner: Mayflies by Petar Sabol, Goričan, Croatia. (Photo by Sabol Petar/International Garden Photographer of the Year)

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Marvelous Portraits Of Ballerinas Practicing On The Streets Of Chicago By Peter Hinsdale

Awesome street portraits of ballet dancers by Peter Hinsdale a.k.a. chippercentral, a gifted portrait photographer, and retoucher based in Chicago, Illinois.

More: Instagram h/t: photogrist

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Colorful Installations Of Spray Paint And Mesh Form Connections Between the Analog And Digital Worlds

Hanover and Berlin-based art duo Quintessenz recently completed a large-scale installation for the newly funded Paxos Contemporary Art Project, which is currently taking place on the island of Paxos in the Adriatic sea. Although designed to be appreciated and enjoyed in person, the images of their intervention created inside of a 400-year-old ruin are quickly becoming viral due to the work’s strong contrast against the historic setting.

The duo transform spaces into frameworks for presenting their abstract creations and challenging the spectator’s perception. These ideas are present in their recent installation Flickering Lights, which was was created for Fashion Week Berlin back in January 2018, and Pardis Perdus installed in Les Baux-de-Provence, France in 2017.

Lifelike Sculpted Figures And Immersive Monochrome Environments By Hans Op De Beeck

Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck creates life-size figural sculptures and immersive environments from materials such as coated wood, polyester, and pigmented plaster. These chosen materials turn his constructed figures and installations into a uniform shade of matte gray, which makes the viewer feel as if the world around them has been zapped of color.

More: Hans Op de Beeck h/t: colossal



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Green Leaves Powered Writer’s Shed By Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

Tiny shed designed for a writer by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design, located in Melbourne, Australia.

More: Matt Gibson Architecture + Design, Instagram h/t: homeadore


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