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Artist Profile: Photographer Azuma Makoto sends bonsai trees to space

 

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For Azuma Makoto‘s newest series, the Japanese artist photographed a white pine bonsai and an arrangement of flowers floating above Earth’s bed of clouds. Working with a team of 10 people, the 38-year-old creative attached each plant display to a collection of giant helium balloons that were capable of rising to 91,800 feet before bursting.
Rigged with a number of still and video cameras, from Fuji Film to GoPro, each ascent into space was recorded with 360 degree views. Speaking on his unique installation, Makoto told the New York Times “the best thing about this project is that space is so foreign to most of us, so seeing a familiar object like a bouquet of flowers flying above Earth domesticates space, and the idea of traveling into it.”

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Image of Azuma Makoto Sends Plants To Space

Image of Azuma Makoto Sends Plants To Space

Image of Azuma Makoto Sends Plants To Space

 

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Wisteria bonsai proves big beauty comes in small packages

 

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As you probably already know, bonsai is the Japanese art of growing miniature trees or shrubs in planters. You’ve may have already seen at least some tiny potted junipers, a common species for bonsai, at some point, but actually many different species are suitable for bonsai, including some flowering trees like wisteria, or fuji in Japanese.

Fuji has special significance in Japanese culture, supposedly representing beginnings, especially the start of a romance, and has been mentioned in historical waka poems going back to the 8th century. However, you don’t have to be Japanese to appreciate the beauty of these dangling ombre flowers, particularly when they come in the exquisitely tiny bonsai variety.

 

Here are some stunning examples of fuji bonsai.

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Having one of those in the house would sure make things feel like spring had sprung!

Source and images: DDN Japan

 

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Fujifilm X-T1

 

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Fujifilm has finally debuted its upcoming X-T1 mirrorless camera. The successor to Fujifilm’s X-E2, the X-T1 boasts a weather-sealed, die-cast magnesium body and houses an APS-C 16.3 megapixel sensor. In lieu of traditional digital viewfinders, the X-T1 comes with an OLED viewfinder with a lag of just .005 for a more lifelike experience.

Designed to appeal to photographer who find themselves in the outdoors often, the camera is designed to keep out water and dirt and can operate at temperatures as low as -10°C. Sturdy design aside, the camera includes built-in WiFi and smartphone connectivity for remote controlling. The X-T1 will be launching mid-February with a starting price of $1,299 USD for just the body.

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Fujifilm XQ1

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Remedying the XF1‘s design annoyances while implementing the X20‘s 2/3″ sensor, X-Trans CMOS II architecture and EXR Processor II is the latest powerful pocket camera from Fujifilm: the XQ1.

Sporting a new Fujinon 25-100mm f/1.8-4.9 lens alongside an improved 3″ 920,000-pixel LCD, the XQ1 includes built-in Wi-Fi, focus peaking and picture-in-picture manual focus assist. Packing the punch of the X20 in a shiny new streamlined package, Fujifilm’s XQ1 is set to drop later this month for about $500 USD.

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