By Cory Doctorow at 7:58 pm Thu, May 31, 2012
Russian photographer Andrey Pavlov builds miniature fantasy settings, designed to coax the ants he sets loose upon them to follow certain paths, bringing the scenes to life.
There’s something unnatural about those poses. Are we quite certain they are alive?
I’ve seen his work before. The ants are definitely alive. He uses multiple cameras and extensive post-processing to achieve these images. It seems like a lot of work, but the results are engaging and imaginative.
This is stunningly exploitative.
“Save the Queen!”
“Which one’s the Queen??”
“I’m the Queen!”
“No, you’re not!”
Worker Ants Of The World – UNITE!
I have a way to make this easier.
Kill the Ants!!!
I step on them all the time and create no art. No biggie.
Thanks, ants. Thants.
In Russia they must have huge ants. They so big!
Years ago, in a silent film series, Dennis James showed a wonderful Russian silent film short that was a soap opera (adultery) featuring stop-motion of actual bugs. It was amazing, and really early.
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