If you're familiar with my book, Do Something Different (Virgin Books) or even just have read some of this blog before, you'll know that I'm a big fan of finding creative new ways of looking at and sharing things, whether that's via writing or art or design. Here's another great example, this one written about at www.washingtonpost.com:
The article talks about Photographer Robert Weingarten's show at Washington, D.C.'s Corcoran Gallery of Art, called "Robert Weingarten: Palette Series." He sought out a number of well-known artists (including Jasper Johns, Chuck Close, and Julian Schnabel) and took extra-close-up photos of their palettes.
Weingarten didn't stick just to the palettes, actually, also taking extra-close-up shots of Ed Moses's sink, R. B. Kitaj's sock, and Robert Kushner's floor.
The shots (taken with a 16.7 megapixel Canon camera with a macro lens) were blown up to 44 by 64 inches. The result: beautiful, colorful abstract images.
The photographer makes no great claims about the significance of these images--just that they are a joy to the eye...and a different way of looking at things.