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I bring you the finest reading on the Internet in my Linkfest
You got through Tuesday.
And kick back with my weekly Linkfest — a collection of the finest material I could hunt down on the Intertubes.
Let’s begin …
1) 📷 The stark, hyperreal photos of Rickard Grönkvist
Rickard Grönkvist is a photographer who specializes in taking photos of everyday objects and transforming them with stark contrast and saturated colors (above). Tree trunks look like they’re made of an alien metal; parking lots at night look like an operating theater you visit while microdosing.
“I have this urge to distort or glorify the mundane and unnoticeable,” says Malmö-based photographer Rickard Grönkvist, whose colour-drenched images are shown here. “Most of my photos are centred around an isolated subject: sceneries, places, living and dead objects.” Plastic bags get caught in barbed wire, basketball hoops cast silhouettes, tree trunks glow in the darkness. [snip]
… Grönkvist treads the line between real and unreal, reality and hyperreality. Everyday places are elevated and abstracted, transformed into mysterious, cinematic locations.
2) 🕹️ “Endless Scroll”, a Bitsy game about memory and high school
I just played “Endless Scroll”, a wonderful indie game by cecile richard. It’s about how the past haunts you — particularly the memories of your bad behavior (or indifferent behavior) towards others.
I am such a fan of Bitsy, the little game-making tool that leans heavily into constraints as a spur to creativity. Because it limits you to a small palette of colors, crunchily low-rez graphics, and a modest…