Stumbleupon really is a huge treasure vault of incredible and talented artists.
A while ago I found this guy that makes amazing images from cut-out pulp book covers.
As I’ve already stated here and there in this blog I like vintage stuff and imagery, and seeing those creations really made me stunned.
Inspired by children pop-up books he loves, Thomas has had one of those ideas each creative always starves for, but his work goes beyond that.
His job is not limited to cut the paper and putting in position the slices.
He is an inspired director of stage, light, and composition, really bringing photos to life, projecting you in the world he’s seeing.
By making tri-dimensional sets of what once was a bi-dimensional picture, all carved pieces becomes part of a whole new story to tell, adding to it mistery, tension, irony, just like in a typical ’50 movie, a western, a noir, a spy story.
Decay of the paper itself is part of the tale.
Then, a spotlight and a new shot, make the image bi-dimensional back again to freeze the moment to eternity.
Am I a bit visionary?
It may be, but considering the success the man is having I’m not the only one.
He takes part in several exhibitions and has even printed a book Thomas Allen: Uncovered, a 48 page “jewel” featured in Amazon Top 100 Best book of Year 2007, and whose reviewers speak of very highly (not to mention that his blog really worth reading).
Recently Thomas has teamed up with the webdesigner and blogger Kitsune Noir (another blog I follow) for his “Desktop Wallpaper Project”, so now all of us can have a piece of his creativity to download for our desktop at various resolutions even for Iphone and PSP.
This is called “INFECTIOUS” and features a man with a wrapped slightly bloodied hand, looking worried toward the woman standing at his shoulder.
Still there? What are you waiting to download?