GEORGE REDHAWK

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乔治·红鹰

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Impossível não ficar impressionado com os gifs de George Redhawk, que é um artista cego (pasme)! Ele acabou se tornando um viral quando o assunto é GIF e a história por trás disso é realmente tocante.

Redhawk trabalhou em várias áreas da medicina, onde instruía as pessoas nos temas de tecnologia de raio-x e afins. De acordo com ele, sua vida foi ótima e produtiva trabalhando nessa área até o dia em que ele perdeu a visão, o que afetou a sua carreira. Mesmo assim ele lecionou por mais quatro anos, mas com a sensação de ter perdido tudo.

Enquanto perdia a visão progressivamente, ele começou a usar o que lhe restava de visão para encontrar as coisas mais bonitas que pudesse guardar na memória para levar com ele para sempre. Isso acabou levando-o a ter mais visões artísticas, apreciando muito mais a arte do que na época em que sua visão não era comprometida.Ele acabou encontrando vários outros artistas através da internet e se aventurou nos GIFs.

Ele começou a pesquisar e apreciar muito os GIFs da variedade morphing, acreditando que essa era a melhor forma de ilustrar e expressar a sua visão. Com a prática ele acabou percebendo que ele conseguia fazer movimentos estranhos que de uma forma ou outra tocavam profundamente quem os via. Ele desenvolveu uma técnica com a ampliação do software que permitiu que ele visse a imagem. Ele tem por hábito colocar movimento em coisas estáticas, o que dá um resultado maravilhoso.

Seu trabalho atual do movimento morphing é chamado de O Mundo Através dos Meus Olhos. Super tocante e hipnotizante. O mais legal é que ele deu início ao que é chamado de “Redhawk Effect”, apesar de rejeitar a ideia de que ele é um artista, afirmando que apenas brinca com as fotos.Na França, o apelidaram de “Le Daredevil de l’Art”, por causa do personagem da Marvel Demolidor, que é cego e tem habilidades pra lá de incríveis (tem no Netflix, recomendo).

Como a sua perda de visão é progressiva, ele ainda não é completamente cego. Ele continua fazendo seus GIFs com a autorização dos donos das fotografias e deixa sua impressão do belo no mundo. Lindo isso, né?
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source:creatorsvicecom
Before becoming an unlikely viral GIF art sensation, George Redhawk worked in various areas of medicine, instructing on subjects such as x-ray technology and, rather surprisingly, phlebotomy.

As he tells The Creators Project, he had a fairly productive life doing that. Then, suddenly, Redhawk lost his sight, destroying his career and life in the process. And even though he continued to teach for four years, Redhawk says he “lost everything”.

Out of desperation, Redhawk began using his remaining sight to find everything beautiful that he could commit to memory — to, as it were, take it with him. “I was obsessed, up day and night, trying to see everything I could,” Redhawk says. “That led me to an appreciation of art.”

This newfound appreciation of art led him to various artists online, and into the world of GIFs, particularly of the morphing variety. He thought that this format was a pretty accurate way of illustrating his sense of vision — a way of expressing it. Which is why his current work, a mesmerizing fusion of still and morphing motion, is called The World Through My Eyes.

“It’s an artistic expression of the confusion I go through with my vision loss,” Redhawk says. “Not enough data getting sent to the brain, and it tries to fill in the blanks with false information, so you can’t trust what your eyes or brain are telling you.”

When Redhawk realized that things in his field of failing vision began morphing, he started to play with morphing software, designed to mutate one image into another. One day, on a whim, Redhawk asked himself, “What if I morphed an image on to itself?”

“That’s when I realized I could get some bizarre and strange movements,” he says. “I can control the movements on what moves and doesn’t move. I had a lot of time to practice with it. I was just doing it for fun while my wife was at work. I saw what it could do and couldn’t do.”

And what Redhawk could do was essentially hack a piece of morphing software’s magnification box. The magnification allowed him to see the image, but also gave him the opportunity to be accurate in how he turned the tool back on itself.

“It has three screens: image 1, image 2 and then image 3, [which] is a blending of the first two images,” Redhawk says. “You place dots where you want movement and where you don’t want movement.”

Working from still photos that struck his fancy, Redhawk took elements that looked weird to him and started to move everything that typically wouldn’t be moving — a building, for instance.

“I’d move features of the face everywhere,” Redhawk says. “In some photographs, particularly with Antonio Mora because I love his work and what he does with blending faces with landscapes, I will make buildings move and give it a really surreal effect.”

“I feel like I have total control of it now, and many times I don’t have to think too much about it,” he adds. “If you move one dot from one side of the photo to the other, you get an extreme effect. I can make wind move left, right, up, down in very small spaces, getting it more elaborate and crazy as far as how far I want to push the limits.”

Soon, the artists whose work Redhawk was sampling began to take notice, contacting him to say how incredible the work was. Now, most of the work that Redhawk creates is done with the artist’s permission. Even though Redhawk has given birth to what’s called the “Redhawk Effect”, he rejects the idea that he is an artist, instead describing himself simply as “a guy who likes to play with photos”.

But that hasn’t stopped a recent television show from talking to Redhawk about his surreal, looping GIFs. He has found the attention somewhat amusing, particularly when French magazines started calling him “Le Daredevil de l’Art”, after Marvel’s blind superhero Daredevil, a sobriquet he finds “hysterically funny”.

That’s not to say that Redhawk hasn’t enjoyed the attention, because he has. It was just never something he was looking for back when he started losing his sight, filing away all of the beauty, and playing with GIFs as a way of communicating the surreal effects of vision loss. Since the vision loss is progressive, one day Redhawk will be completely blind. In the meantime, he is making some lasting GIFs and being, whether he likes it or not, an inspiring visual artist.
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source:urbancontestcom
Queste immagini ipnotiche sono di George Redhawk. L’artista ha trasformato semplici foto in ritratti viventi, in organismi che respirano, in personaggi fluidi che vivono in simbiosi con la natura. Nei suoi ritratti la pelle umana scorre come l’acqua o la sabbia, i solidi diventano liquidi, i confini tra gli oggetti sono sfocati e i capelli si muovono avvolgendo il corpo.
George Redhawk ha realizzato una serie di GIF mozzafiato, perfettamente in loop, lavori impressionanti, con sequenze complete e accattivanti. Alcune foto già da sole possono essere molto evocative ma il movimento ha aggiunto loro un maggior turbamento. Le emozioni non finiscono qui, questi lavori appaiono ancora più grandiosi se si pensa che George Redhawk è cieco.
Dopo che l’artista è diventato legalmente cieco ha iniziato ad esplorare il regno delle manipolazioni fotografiche con il desiderio di mostrare agli altri come vede il mondo una persona con la vista compromessa .
George Redhawk ha trasformato una perdita in un dono e attraverso l’uso di un software per non vedenti, ha realizzato la serie di animazioni dal titolo, “Il mondo attraverso i miei occhi”.
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source:radioiskatelru
Открыли новость — попались! Даже не пытайтесь дальше работать или хотя бы делать вид, что работаете или продолжаете заниматься тем, чем были заняты. Фото-картины Джорджа Редхока (George Redhawk) не позволят вам оторвать глаз от монитора.

Изумительно, правда? Еще более изумительно, что он — почти слепой. Но художник, да имея очень слабое зрение, не сдался и не опустил руки! Джордж стал творить в технике, которая называется «морфинг». Собственно, это — gif анимация: художник накладывает одно фото на другое, соединяет их, и создает зацикленные мультипликационные фильмы.
И фотографии оживают! Дует ветер, течет вода, шевелятся волосы. Потрясающий эффект, который приковывает взгляд. Есть в этом что-то мистическое, гипнотическое!