Hologramming Galore

Hologramming Galore

What do Kate Moss, Tupac Shakur, and President Erdogan have in common? Yes! You guessed right: they have been holograms. Alexander Mcqueen turned Kate Moss into one at his fashion show for the winter 2006 season. In 2012 Tupac Shakur was projected (after his death) to perform with Snoop and Dr. Dre at Coachella. And, the least romantic use for this technique: the president of Turkey’s hologram gave a speech at a rally which he could’t visit in the flesh. What’s n.e.x.t.? Will we be hologramming eachother instead of texting? Probably!


Kate Moss at the fashion show by Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2006

Tupac Shakur at Coachella 2012

Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan at a political party meeting Izmir in 2014
(Click movies to go to you.be for credits)

There are loads more of examples like the ones above: but we chose these three because they illustrate perfectly how 3D projection has evolved from something conceptual (in this case high-end fashion) to plain main-stream use so rapidly.

Hologram is ofcourse an oldfashioned term nowadays its just a 3D projection.
“A hologram is a photographic recording of a light field, rather than of an image formed by a lens, and it is used to display a fully three-dimensional image of the holographed subject. In its pure form, holography requires the use of laser light for illuminating the subject and for viewing the finished hologram.” (for you nerds out there read more at wikipedia)

Danke Schön Rex Dieter!

CHOOSE LIFE

George Michael has sadly passed away last year. He became a famous in the 1980s with his band WHAM! At the same time Katherine Hamnett‘s oversized, white slogan t-shirts, the ones with the large block letters, were equally populair. These t-shirts were launched in 1983. We are quite sure that everyone can see the simlarity between the t-shirts and the billboard placed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969 “war is over of you want it”. (pictured above on Times Square in New York City but it was simultaneously displayed at Montreal, Toronto, Los Angeles and at six European cities). Both are protesting against ‘unfairness’ in the world.
Well, Just that. Have a happy 2017 Y’all! xoxo

PS
Mimi Berlin isn’t the only one with treasures in the attic: Ms Wilhelmina found an original Hamnett t-shirt on her’s!
More on John and Yoko’s peaceful protest on this blog
See Rex Dieters Mimimotto’s on this blog

(images via yoko ono / youmustcreate.com/ katharinehamnett.com /asos.com/au/ thahanks Rex Dieter, Twan Janssen und Ms Wilhelmina)

If you think we missed some (historical) similar, visually equal, protests, besides picket lines, please let us know! We are interested….!

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Edward Steichen’s Garden

Edward Steichen’s Garden

Edward Steichen (March 27, 1879 – March 25, 1973) was a photographer, that much we knew at Mimi Berlin. What we didn’t know was his, also famous, garden. Voila. now we all know of Mr Steichen’s other passion; Flowers and Plants!

We don’t know the work of Mr Steichen, we hear you say. Well you probably do! Continue reading