Welcome Home Photo Story

This story was posted back in 2012 and documents the experience of a man, Scott Ostrom, who is returning from a second deployment from Iraq  and is currently experiencing extreme PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The photos are all so powerful and not always the easiest to look at. Each is accompanied with a description of what is occurring but I believe that the photos really strongly speak for themselves. Emotions are captured almost too well and the composition and quality of each photo is well executed. The link to the article is: http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2012/01/05/captured-welcome-home-the-story-of-scott-ostrom/5172/

Below is one of the first photos of the series.




We briefly discussed this mans work in class but I thought I would put up a few of my favorites incase they could inspire any of you. Below is his website, and there is a very interesting documentary that he made called Exit Through The Gift Shop, though, to this day, I believe his identity is still unknown.


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Coding to music

These two videos are a great demonstration of how coding and animation being used with music can produce some pretty cool stuff. The first is done by one guy for his masters thesis. He uses a software called Houdini, which is heavy on the programming but also includes animation software. For the entire thing he is manipulating a sine wave and he actually does everything including the music himself.

This next one is similar, it is all based of sounds of the instruments being played and used where they fell when viewed on an equalizer. Most of what occurs is simulated by the computer and only the original beats on the page are controlled.