‘beach earth’ by david copithorne itacare, brazil

as part of ‘moving the still: a GIF festival‘, canadian artist david copithorne presents some of his abstract geometric artwork – in motion. the work, in celebration of the graphics interchange format (GIF)’s 25th anniversary, copithorne combines the disciplines of photography, art and film-making to create conceptual compositions depicting landscapes from around the globe, skillfully infusing natural scenery with geometric elements. to create the pieces he fuses digital photography methods with a traditional 35mm, assembling a a dynamic selection of visual ingredients.

copithorne describes his work ethos:

‘my motivation and dedication is to capturing the amazing scenarios that are missed by the average eye. I seek natural scenarios that you can’t find in a studio and attempt to visually adapt the vast crooks and corners of the world into my own creative output. to me, that’s where amazing photographs are born – that split second can change your life and ready or not you can change the world with a single digital image.’

‘moving the still: a GIF festival‘ is the first ever large-scale, open call for original animated GIFs presented by tumblr and online art market paddle 8. you can send in submissions until november 7th, 2012 here.

3D geometric photography and GIFs by david copithorne ‘rundle mountain’ banff, alberta

3D geometric photography and GIFs by david copithorne ‘salvador tunnel’ salvador, brazil

3D geometric photography and GIFs by david copithorne ‘trapped in the favelas’ rio de janeiro, brazil

3D geometric photography and GIFs by david copithorne ‘eternal forest’ banff, alberta

3D geometric photography and GIFs by david copithorne ‘waterfall orb’ iguazu falls, argentina

3D geometric photography and GIFs by david copithorne ‘sand orb’ florianopolis, brazil

3D geometric photography and GIFs by david copithorne ‘icecubeberg’ emerald lake, yoho national park

3D geometric photography and GIFs by david copithorne ‘rundle blocks’ vermillion lake, banff alberta

3D geometric photography and GIFs by david copithorne ‘interior galaxy’ banff, alberta

3D geometric photography and GIFs by david copithorne ‘rio blocks’ rio de janeiro