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Many images (large pageload) from platinumfmd [via]
posted by peacay (25 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
some of these are really great - I assume they're all advertising of one sort or another, but I wish there was some more detail behind each one, what they were used for, etc.
posted by jonson at 1:00 AM on May 19, 2006


woah
posted by philosophistry at 1:21 AM on May 19, 2006


gorgeous
posted by Meatbomb at 1:23 AM on May 19, 2006


Some of those pictures are awesome. Some are overproduced, but still very impressive.

I generally have a problem with overly posed and produced photographs, and such is the case with a lot of these, but still there is a lot of cool stuff there.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 1:23 AM on May 19, 2006


Some interesting shots and concepts, but this was a bitch to load. I'm surprised; I didn't think broadband was widely available in Russia yet.

Btw, the site's title translates roughly as "Lookee Here."
posted by rob511 at 1:33 AM on May 19, 2006


blew my mind. thanks. :)
posted by nihraguk at 1:51 AM on May 19, 2006


A giant lobster busting into my house like that would really piss me off.
posted by redteam at 2:37 AM on May 19, 2006


cool illustrations.
posted by blaneyphoto at 2:37 AM on May 19, 2006


Very cool stuff, but I do second BlackLeotardFont's complaints about overproducing some of the pictures. Photoshop's great and all, but there is a line that exists somewhere.
posted by slimepuppy at 3:41 AM on May 19, 2006


Stunning, fantastic link.
posted by piscatorius at 3:47 AM on May 19, 2006


Some of these are awesome - thanks!
posted by teleskiving at 4:26 AM on May 19, 2006


The things that some people can do with software like Maya and 3DS is just amazing.
posted by i_am_a_Jedi at 4:36 AM on May 19, 2006


"I'm surprised; I didn't think broadband was widely available in Russia yet."

I think Russia has passed us in that regard. US broadband ranks somewhere around #30 (sarcasm, but not far off).
posted by UseyurBrain at 4:51 AM on May 19, 2006


From the picture of the little robot riding the jet speeder bike, I think these folks are using Lightwave.
posted by Enron Hubbard at 5:29 AM on May 19, 2006


It's kind of fun to try to guess what some of the pictures are supposed to advertise. The teeth one took me a second. The "tar baby" (sorry, but literally) I'm still trying to figure out. PSA?
posted by fungible at 6:09 AM on May 19, 2006


[this is good]
posted by ChrisR at 6:35 AM on May 19, 2006


fungible et al, the platinumfmd agency site have all these pics (it's just that they're easier to see on a single page at LJ) - and down the bottom of each image is the client's name. The 'tar baby' for instance is for Greenpeace.

[There's one other portfolio in the 'personal' section of platinumfmd not included in LJ - interesting doctored collage-esque photo/illustrations]
posted by peacay at 6:44 AM on May 19, 2006


Just got to pipe and say it annoys me to no end when people take it upon themselves to lift images and host them somewhere else without credit to the parties who produced said images. This isn't a comment about the post but a comment about the first link. I apprecieate the fact that peacay linked to the agency who produced the work.
posted by photoslob at 6:56 AM on May 19, 2006


Actually photoslob, I know what you mean but the LJ does link platinumfmd - just a bit hard to tell (and being in Russian of course) at the bottom of the page before the comments. And it would appear that there are many agencies involved who are each credited at the bottom of each image at platinumfmd. I'm just not quite sure exactly what platinumfmd is - an advertising magazine?? Their US affiliate has a suitably weird website with (hair, makeup etc) photographic portfolios from the little I saw.

But on point: Because they've virtually lifted the whole site, they probably should have gone through giving credits for each one. If it was just a few images, a link to platinumfmd site would probably be all that's needed. Some line of netiquette, if not copyright, was probably transgressed.
posted by peacay at 7:12 AM on May 19, 2006


The animated baby chick avatar used by one of the people posting comments trumps 'em all:

posted by squalor at 8:43 AM on May 19, 2006


I'm surprised; I didn't think broadband was widely available in Russia yet."

I think Russia has passed us in that regard. US broadband ranks somewhere around #30 (sarcasm, but not far off).



Actually, the broadband here sucks. I paid 278$ to download 3Gb of data last month. It is fast, but it's horrendously expensive.

It's different in Moscow and St. Petersburg- more like 70-100$ a month for some nearly unlimited amount. But that's the exception and not the rule. Generally, you pay by the megabyte or the minute, and it's not at all cheap.
posted by fake at 9:43 AM on May 19, 2006


Pow! Thanks, peacay.
posted by safetyfork at 11:28 AM on May 19, 2006


These are beauties. Loads of talent and creativity and hard work. Thanks for sharing.
posted by tula at 12:00 PM on May 19, 2006


Just as an update:

"CG artist Bernardo Barbi of Platinum Studio, Brazil describes how he and his team created a giant 3D octopus oozing out of a residential kitchen for a print advertisement."
[via a comment at drawn!]
posted by peacay at 10:32 AM on May 27, 2006


Here's an update from LJ. This journal/poster is suspended.
posted by tellurian at 1:57 AM on May 29, 2006


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