These images from Cássio Vasconcellos remind me of Pelle Cass’s work, shared previously. I wonder if ‘painstaking photography’ is its own genre yet.
Amazing collective photography in solitary times – Print
“Vasconcellos’ compositions were painstakingly assembled through hundreds of aerial shots taken over the course of a decade,” the project details. “The outcome is a striking body of work, which was reinterpreted by the designer in the context of what ‘distancing’ means in pandemic times.” The images, fascinating in their own right, are even more fascinating with our newfound pandemic perspective.
Fantastical overclocked urban scenes by Cássio Vasconcellos – Kottke
These are great onscreen, but I’d love to see them in person someday. I could imagine looking at the highways one for hours, zooming in and out on all the details.
More info on his website.
Collectives – Cássio Vasconcellos
In this series, Vasconcellos instigates a visual debate on the urban chaos of modern civilization by exploring jam-packed situations typical of our society: crowded beaches; cluttered car parking lots; motorcycle gatherings; huge aircraft boneyards in the US; masses of people; and the truck pandemonium in São Paulo’s Ceasa, Latin America’s largest municipal fresh food wholesale market.
This sequence from the series, Noise, is terrifying, I think.
How about something less agoraphobic but still full of hidden detail.
Hundreds of symbols from prehistory to modern day comprise a gold ‘S’ screenprint by Seb Lester – Colossal
Centered on the letter “S,” an anachronistic print from Seb Lester (previously) blends hundreds of symbols into one embellished form. Rendered in metallic on black paper, the typographic piece captures an incredibly long timeline, from prehistory to the Dark Ages to the Renaissance to present day. Look closely and you’ll spot snippets of cave paintings, Egyptian hieroglyphics, emojis, and modern logos.