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Galactic Bulge over Gemini Telescope . Mauna Kea Hawaii 2014 May 28

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Aurora Destination. Northwest Territories. Canada. February 2014

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Total Solar Eclipse. Second Contact. 2017.8.21. Shoshoni, WY. USA. Sony A9

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Aboard the Hurtigruten. Norway. Date: January 2013

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16. Mar. 2015 at Geomagnetic storm (G4-class), Kp-8.2. It is southern direction! NOT northern. Yellowknife. Canada.

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A Starry Night of Moab July 2014

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A Natural Night. Western Australia. July 2012

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Total Solar Eclipse. Fulldome format. 2017.8.21. Shoshoni, WY, USA.

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La Palma, Spain. 2017. May. Sony A7R2 + Samyang XP 14mm f/2.4

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Milky ways of La Palma. Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos. 2017. May.

'COSMOS ODYSSEY' is a time-lapse project for 5 years. Journeys for AstroPhotography from Equator to Polar Regions.

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Ochul Kwon Kilimanjaro

Kwon, O Chul, a landscape astrophotographer in Korea, is born in Seoul in 1974. He started night sky photography since 1992 and hold his first solo photo exhibition in 1996. He works as network engineer in day time and takes night sky images at every clear weekend nights. For his photography he uses several medium format and panorama format film cameras for large exhibition quality printing.

In his photography style, he looks for the harmony between celestial motion and star trails, ancient relics, and Korean beautiful landscapes. His major recent exhibition “Starry flow in night Sky” has been hold in Sejong Center of Seoul in 2007. Besides contributing images and articles to magazines, newspapers, and national school text books, his photography book Starry flow in night Sky (in Korean) is published in 2008.

Ochul Kwon

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Untitled, 2016. Wheel Thrown and hand carved porcelain

This idea of simplicity in ceramics is always an intriguing one for me, especially achieving harmony in both detail and form. I think many view this kind of work as ‘easy’ compared to the more decorative approaches throughout the years, but actually to go this route shows up any imperfections and means that everything must be in order to ensure all elements work harmoniously.

Movie shooting by Hyundai Motors Group, Movie editing by Director.Yoo Ji - Heuk

These porcelain vessels by Korean artist Jong Min Lee are particularly fascinating as he’s given this concept of decoration a new meaning. From afar they have all the hallmarks of those simple vessels created in the Joseon Dynasty, it’s only once you get up-close you notice that they’ve been intricately carved using the smooth porcelain surface as a canvas to convey Min Lee’s concept of nature flowing throughout. The angle of his carving is determined by the direction of the light shining, this creates unique shadows and depths depending on the placement of the piece.

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Untitled, 2016. Wheel Thrown and hand carved porcelain

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Untitled, 2016. Wheel Thrown and hand carved porcelain

Impressive in all aspects, I find it especially inspiring the amount of effort and time that has gone in to these. Not only does Jong have to make these flowing forms on the pottery wheel, he also has to risk losing these one of a kind pieces that take months to make in the unpredictable firing process. This uplifts them to a whole new stature, but origins of utility are still rooted throughout.

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Detail

When seen from a distance, this Korean artist’s porcelain vases evoke the mysterious simplicity characteristic of ceramics created in the Joseon Dynasty (1393–1910). A closer look reveals delicate ornamental patterns on their surfaces, inspired by the potter’s observing nature, such as trees and leaves moving in the wind, small waves breaking on the seashore or calmly flowing waters. Jong-Min Lee wants the beholder to be “profoundly fascinated” by this second level of contemplative insight.

The crafting process is extremely time-consuming. After wheel-throwing his vases and allowing them to dry, he accurately carves the patterns into the surfaces in the course of weeks or even months. Only then does he apply the glazes and fires the vessels in the kiln. Divested of any functionality due to their distinctly narrow openings, his vases present themselves as genuine art objects. This artist also attaches great importance to handcrafting them entirely by himself.

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Untitled, 2015. Wheel Thrown and hand carved porcelain, H 42 cm, Ø 22 cm

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Untitled, 2015. Wheel Thrown and hand carved porcelain, H 31 cm, Ø 30 cm

I carve a very sensitive pattern onto molded clay. The pattern I carve motivates the viewer's spirit to vibrate. The pattern simulates nature in movement, similar to waves on a lake. The expression of nature in my artwork changes according to the viewing distance of the piece.

When my artwork is viewed from a distance, a serene and tranquil feeling will wash over a veiwer just as a gentle breeze or gentle stream flowing around oneself. If you come close to my artwork you can see the gentleness of nature. My desire is to reflect gentle nature through the impressions of my artwork. From start to finish I persist in making my artwork with the passion of nature at its finest.

Jongmin Lee

Richard Kim, the lead exterior designer for the BMW i3 an i8 discusses the technologies and freedom that helped his team develop these innovative new cars.

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The BMW Concept i3 is the first premium electric plug-in city car, while the i8 Concept is a hybrid plug-in and combustion engine sports car.

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i3 and i8 production models will be available from 2013.

The mobility of the future requires a new balance between global requirements and the needs of the individual. Solutions are needed to provide individual but above all, sustainable mobility.

The BMW Group recognised this need and now presents vehicles under the sub-brand BMW i which open new avenues, specifically responding to changing customer needs and combining inspiring design and a new perception of the term premium, strongly characterised by sustainability. BMW i takes a holistic, all-encompassing approach: with its customised vehicle concepts, sustainability defining the entire the value chain and supplementary mobility services, BMW i is rewriting the concept of individual mobility.

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Charging: conveniently at home, at work or on the road.

In practice, charging the BMW i3 is extremely easy, and even today, many people can use electromobility comfortably on a daily basis. This is because at a home charging station – whether a standard electrical socket or the BMW i wallbox – the BMW i3 battery is completely full after a minimum of six hours, and with a modern public quick-charging device 80 per cent of the battery is charged after 30 minutes. In the time it takes to have a spot of lunch or do some shopping in the city centre, the battery can be recharged for a further 120 kilometres.

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The BMW i sub-brand presents two special concept vehicles at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA): the BMW i3 Concept and the BMW i8 Concept. They demonstrate how the future of sustainable and yet dynamic mobility might look. While the BMW i3 Concept is purely electrically powered and thus optimally equipped for the city, the plug-in hybrid model BMW i8 Concept combines the strengths of both an electric motor and an internal combustion engine, delivering a high level of dynamic performance.

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The BMW i3 Concept, which was dubbed the Megacity Vehicle during the development stage, precisely defines as the first purely electrically powered BMW Group production car the future challenges of mobility in urban environments. And as the first premium electric vehicle it interprets the pioneering attributes typical of the BMW brand. With four seats, doors which open wide from the middle of the vehicle, a luggage capacity of around.







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