Searching the Skies for Inspiration

Thomas Lamadieu clearly sees something others don’t. Eyes drawn upwards, the French artist seeks out shapes in the sky framed by courtyard buildings and takes aim with his camera.

That negative space has been the inspiration for many photographers. But Lamadieu takes it a step further: combining photography and drawing, he constructs artworks by filling the negative space with playful, ‘painted’ illustrations.

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For this series, entitled SkyArt, Lamadieu has amassed images from travels through Germany, France, Belgium and Canada. There is a kind of vertigo in his pieces; he captures the images with a fish-eye lens. The courtyards’ geometries are the only limits for his unbounded imagination.

Lamadieu has a gift for drawing out meaning in the urban architecture around him. I don’t know the story behind the bearded fellow who figures so prominently in his work, though I could take a guess… Nevertheless, I really like these magical doodles and I hope you do too.

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5 responses to “Searching the Skies for Inspiration

  1. yes. i love it too! do you draw recently? i even almost forgot doodling… ^^

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  2. fish eye lenses look fun to have

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  3. Anita Līcis-Ribak

    I love these Seph! Where did you find them? ❤

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