Cave of Crystals, Mexico
Photograph by Carsten Peter, Speleoresearch & Films

Massive beams of selenite dwarf human explorers in Mexico’s Cave of Crystals, deep below the Chihuahuan Desert. Formed over millennia, these crystals are among the largest yet discovered on Earth.

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features:http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/11/crystal-giants/shea-text

"Lingering with Lichtenstein" by photographer Michael Cuffe

Rouen Cathedral Set V by Roy Lichtenstein
1969
painting | oil and Magna on canvas

These paintings can be seen at SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) on the second floor.

More info on the work: 
63 5/8 in. x 141 7/8 in. x 1 3/4 in. (161.61 cm x 360.36 cm x 4.45 cm)
Acquired 1992
Collection SFMOMA
Gift of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
92.266.A-C

Source: http://www.sfmoma.org/
explore/collection/artwork/196#ixzz1sLCaCKxV 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

"Rothko Couple" by photographer Michael Cuffe

This painting can be seen at SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) on the second floor.

American, born Latvia (Dvinsk, [now Daugavpils], Latvia, 1903 - 1970, New York City, New York)
No. 14, 1960
1960
painting | oil on canvas

Source: http://www.sfmoma.org/explore/collection/artwork/22031#ixzz1sKQlrICV

Artist Luka Klikovac “Demersal” series of photos

The collection of the latest photos of the young artist Luka Klikovac represents an exiting and creative play of colored fluids. Through his camera lens he reveals realistic and tangible space where wondrous motions of strange forms occur, thereby creating psychedelic effects. The author is fascinated with the diversity of surreal depths and spaces created by unpredictable laws of motion of colored fluids. His imagination, artistic sensibility and knowingly caused “randomness” in a glass of water, lead viewers to an endless adventure, full of surreal and timeless scenes. When experimenting with light Luka Klikovac creates an illusion of the polar illumination that springs out from hidden fountains. Various hints and implies occur in the eyes of the beholder - materialized visions of the distant galaxies, stardust and miraculous fluorescent life forms of the Jules Vernes’ ocean depths, as well as images of brightly colored organic elements.

Photographer Guido Mocafico’s “Serpens” series. www.guidomocafico.com/

Artist Shinichi Maruyama has established a name for himself by capturing paint in it’s “live” essence.  The artist paints by tossing the ink and water in in various patterns, where they are then captured by the camera lens.  What we are left with is a beautiful moment where paint and time collide.  Visit his site for more info here:  http://www.shinichimaruyama.com/ 

This is pretty neat, a real version of photoshop.

(as posted by artist Brett Amory)

Makeup Effects artist Kevin Kirkpatrick known for his work on Pirates of the Caribbean decided it would be fun to tackle MTV’s infamous Beavis and Butt-Head.  The results are frighteningly realistic.

Check out this amazing post on Charmaine Olivia’s unique photo shoot with producer/designer Stacey Ransom and photographer/cinematographer Jason Mitchell of Purebred Productions! Awesome stuff!

http://www.ransom-notes.net/?p=2801

Our friend and the UK’s own Kirsty Mitchell Photography has added yet another beautiful image to her ongoing Wonderland series… amazing!

TONIGHT in Oakland!  Collaborate Gallery is holding their “Monsters” group show!  Check out this awesome photo of artist Alex Pardee by photographer Jason Mitchell and set designer/photo illustrator Stacey Ransom of Purebred Productions from the show!  Find out more about “Monsters” here…. http://www.ransom-notes.net/?p=2537

Loving the photo work of Kerstin Zu Pan…http://kerstinzupan.com

Street Artist Shepard Fairey and his team just completed the OBEY founder’s largest mural ever! Warholian's one and only Birdman was on the scene to capture the creation of this absolutely stunning piece of work. Read more and see all the photos….

http://warholian.com/2011/08/02/shepard-fairey-mural/