I used a Sony A200, 18-70mm lens, at ISO 100.
The image is from primarily two pictures, one taken during the day (f7.1, 1/60), and one taken at night (f8, 30). Although I think that this is perhaps more my own interpretation of cubism in photography than what you wanted for this contest, I thought it was an interesting idea. I took two photos at the same location, at different times with different lighting, and then combined the photos. The idea was to look at the same thing from two different perspectives in time, as opposed to mangling the object physically. So this is more my own interpretation of the contest I suppose.
-Alex Neier

Photos were taken with a Nikon D7000 and a Nikkor 18-200 f3.5-5.6 G ED lens on Sat. Nov 20. ISO 800, Shutter priority 1/1000 to stop action outside and a flash in auto mode for the close-ups of the various components.
I had my wife get on a time trial bike and took a series of photos – full portrait as well as specific close-ups of hands, helmet, eyes, etc. I then took individual photos of various components of the bike – wheels, brakes, chainring, downtube, fork, shift levers, sprocket. A total of 58 images were taken and selected about 20 of them that were used to produce the final composite in Photoshop CS5.
-Almis Kuolas

Canon EOS450D
Canon EFS55-250mm

I had a really hard wet weekend with the kids and remembered the Cubism Assignment. So we all headed outside and I actually got one to sit still for half an hour or so (hard to do for a energetic 9 year old) while we decided what we wanted to do. Once all the shots were taken we all went inside and crowded around the computer. After much give and take from everyone (the 9 and 11 year old included) we all agreed on how we wanted it put together. So it really was a great family project for a wet Sunday afternoon in Rotorua, New Zealand.
-Angela Cuff

Taken with a Canon PowerShot S90, 1/40 second exposure, f/2.0. ISO 800. Editing done in Paint.Net
-Brian Hall

So, I had this great idea of plugging the cubist thing into a film projector and adding time into the mix by adding in digital projection elements and a left-to-right background progressing from simple to modern. My first try really sucked, the best I can say is that this one sucks less. I think. It's so hard to tell with modern art. All images were shot with a Lumix DMC-ZS1 and edited together in Corel Photo x2.
-Dave Pomes

Photo was taken with an Olympus, I found this challenge to be difficult. At times my surroundings are limited during the short time frame for the photo contest. Lighting, concept and execution sometimes just don't gel like I envision. More of a photo than Photoshop person.
-David Lantz

Canon T2i, multiple settings.

The shot was fairly simple, lots of photographs of flowers (and their shadow) in different positions & angles, and multiple camera settings (zoom, lighting, etc.). Then cutting and layering in Photoshop for a couple hours.
-Diego Jiménez

Shot with a Canon Rebel XSi, reverse mounted Canon 18-55mm kit lens, the ISO and shutter speed varied and since it was reverse mounted I had no control over the aperture. There's a total of 12 different photos of the caterpillar on both a white and a black background. It was a difficult model to work with because it kept crawling away and was just generally moving around too much while i was trying to focus manually with a VERY shallow depth of field and no tripod. I still managed to quickly get some good shots of its skin texture when it would stop moving for a few seconds. I arranged multiple shots of the heads and tails in a way that mimics the annoying flailing movements it was making that made it so difficult to shoot...lol.
-Esmer Olvera

Panasonic Lumix G1
14-45mm lens (28-90 equiv.)
Composite of several handheld shots taken at various settings; some with on-board flash, some at ambient light.


This is a 30-inch (1 meter) wide clock hanging in my living room. I took 30+ shots of it at various angles and camera settings, including a "clean" one head-on to use as a template for the collage (in the final image this template shot is no longer visible).

I started loading shots in Photoshop on top of the template and resizing/rotating/shading pieces from each shot. I ended up with over 20 layers, each containing a piece of the clock. Once I had all the pieces the way I wanted them I merged all the layers and applied a parchment texture.
-Frank Poulin

I had some really great ideas, but I decided to use "art" to get a chick to take her clothes off instead. God bless art.
-Fred Facker

Nikon d70, 18-70 3.5-4.5G @ 24mm f8, iso200.

Due to lack of photoshop skills I had to keep it simple and what can be any simpler form of cubism than the Cube itself. Cube and hands shot infront of a black paper. A snapshot of my bedroom wallpaper worked as background. A normal lamp straight on for light.
-Gustaf Martinsson

Nikon D60, 200mm Nikkor and 55mm Nikkor lenses.
ISO 400, f/5.6-f/32, 15s-1.3s

This was my first endeavor into cubism anything, so once I picked my subject it was experimentation from there. The result was stitched together from eight shots.
-Haley Strohschein

The camera I used was my moms Nikon Coolpix (you'll have to forgive me but have not a clue what model it is). Before starting, I did a little research on Cubism to get a little inspiration. After that I gathered my subject matter. I haphazardly picked up whatever looked nice around the house and set it on a table. I ended up with an old acoustic guitar with several strings missing, some fake flowers/plants, and even a book on Picaso (bonus points?!). There wasn't much to the actual shooting, it just took a while to find good perspectives. I spent the next two days messing it all up in photoshop. I just kept changing hues, filters, and blending modes while moving each cut up picture around. After many hours of trial and error I got to the final outcome, which is what you see now.
-Jake Correa

"A Marionette"

Equipment: Nikon D5000, AF-S 18-105, built in flash
Settings: 42mm, f/8, 1/8 s and 1/200 s, ISO 500


A marionette is throwing the dice. Sadly you can't see who is holding the strings ... Any associations to the modern world?

This picture is made from 1/8 second exposure for cubes and 1/200 second for hand and string shots. It was a fun challenge, specially the post production part as I am not used to this kind of digital art.
-Janez Kos

My original idea was to use my steel-toed boots, but i found that they didn't have enough details to be discernible after all the cubism happened. I like my shoes, and they've got some details on their sides, so I used one of them. With my Rebel T1i, I took about an octillion photos of my shoe from all the angles i could think of. Then I opened one in photoshop, and added chunks of the others to it. most of the chunks are at about 80% opacity. All of the photos were taken with the largest aperture allowed in an attempt to have a blurry, non-distracting background.
-Jason Fairchild

This is a representation of the "Yellow Clown" sculpture in Baltimore's Patterson Park. I used a Canon Rebel XT and a Canon 24-105 lens at f/4 and various focal lengths and shutter speeds.
-Joe Russo

I know this isn't true cubism, but I couldn't resist. The camera
settings are mute. I was using one camera when the battery died, so I had
to use my other one.
-Kay Owens

"Luigi; Tribute to the Second Banana"

These shots were taken with a hand-held Canon G-11 with a paper background that I had made in Photoshop. Some of the photos were taken using the color accent mode. The Luigi was a soft vinyl 3" toy belonging to my nephew. I was using natural light from the window. Then I drew some lines on some paper, scanned it, and used the lines as a guide for the cutout. Then I added an overlay of Luigi in a vivid light mode to bring it back together a little. It was a fun Sunday afternoon.

I had the option to choose between Mario and Luigi, but... c'mon Luigi is the unsung hero of the franchise.
-Kevin Goddard

Olympus E-510, 14-42mm, 1/80 - 1/13, F4.7 - F5.6, ISO 100

Foot cramp! Ow. I fragmented my green Hunter boot with 10 different photographs, varying the boot's position and lighting and my own perspective. This was my third attempt for the cubism project. My first was a confusing still life (confusing is a severe understatement for what happened when I "cubized" it). Second was Little Miss Sunshine book cover (it just wasn't going to work out). But the third time was the charm! I used Gimp gradients and layers to whiten some of the edges, softening the splits a little, before settling on this composition. Rotational, free select, and scaling tools were handy. Physical set up: two 40W lamps, simple camera flash, daylight, kitchen floor, table top.
-Lea Chambers

I used my Canon EOS Rebel XTi camera with the basic 18-55 lens. ISO was 117.

I was walking around my school when I saw this old guitar. I had my camera with me, so I took some shots of it. They were pretty cool, and when I uploaded them to my computer and opened up Gizmodo, I saw the contest for Cubism, so I decided to photoshop one of the pictures and submit it for the contest.
-Lucas Lobo

This image is my interpretation of Charlotte's exterior appearance and her soul after a weekend of mushrooms. It was shot with a Nikon D40, Sigma 50mm lens, and Vivitar flash (bounced), ISO 200, composited in Adobe Photoshop CS3.
-Marisa Schwartz

"Planes, Trains & AutoFocus"

Nikon D70s with Nikkor 80-200mm, ISO 400, various exposure settings

This is a pretty straightforward cut & paste job in Photoshop. I avoided using any tools to distort the image, relying only on cropping and resizing to fit together the various elements.
-Mark Reddick

Two friends helped take the 12 shots that eventually became this one.
I cut and pasted as I pleased (around 40 layers), adding drop shadows
to each. After flattening, I cut the image vertically into about nine
overlapping slices and applied different exposure, saturation, and
curves adjustments to each - then bumped a couple layers to misalign.
Shot(s) was taken with a Nikon D90, Tokina 11-16mm, SB-600, & SB-900 @
1/80, f9, ISO 800 (ISO left high by accident...oops).
-Nick Sprankle

Shot this with my iPhone 4, using both HDR and regular photos, and cut it together in Photoshop. Nothing fancy, spent most of my time on photo alignment, size, etc, very little on tweaking values and whatnot.


This is my Little Martin, which has traveled quite a bit, though doesn't show much wear due to it's largely-formica construction. These things are basically built from plastic and scraps from Martin's nicer instruments, but still sound sweet. I wanted to accentuate the pure functionality of this instrument, which included, of course, the important bits (bridge, tuning machines, truss-rod, sound hole) but also the artifacts of it's construction, namely the budget-built neck made of 40 laminations of wood (I presume the cut-off leftovers from the backs and sides of entirely-wood guitars). This building method created lines along the neck's length, showing the precision with which the neck is carved, especially at the heel. It looks awesome, works splendidly, cuts waste, saves trees, all that good stuff.

It's a rock-solid little bastard, and this contest gave me a good excuse, and method, to pay tribute to this tiny utilitarian.
-Noah Watenmaker

Panasonic DMC FZ-35, F2.8, 1/30, ISO 800

I took a bunch of pictures of my pet cat. Then imported them all and got to cutting and pasting. The one thing I had in mind was that there wouldnt be a single square inch that hadnt been replaced by a cube from another picture. Turns out my idea worked pretty well I think!
-Peter Glitsch

I decided not to use my t2i, but instead my iphone 4 camera and an
application, called hipstamatic to recreate different aesthetics in
every frame. I took a bunch of pictures of my buddy driving because I
felt it was interesting that the subject remains the same, but the
illumination and the background changed while we were moving. Stitched
together with adobe photoshop
-Philip Klawitter

"Fire truck"

Sony DSC-TX5, full auto
I had forgotten about this week's challenge when we went to a friend's birthday party for their 4- and 2-year-old on Saturday. When this awesome 40s-era fire truck pulled up to take the kids for a ride around the neighborhood, I instinctively started taking a bunch of shots with my wife's point and shoot, which was all I had with me. Then it occurred to me these would be great shots to play around with for the Cubism theme. I wish I had more time before the deadline, but here's what I was able to throw together.
-Philip Levy

I thought that since cubism is supposed to capture what some people see, why not have a piece that hints at 3D? All shots were taken on my Nikon D3000 and edited simply for contrast and saturation before I used Photoshop Elements to bring them all together.
-Rachel Weiss

Here's my attempt at cubism. Shutter speed, focal length and aperture vary across images, but it's all shot with a Canon 7D and a 17-85mm lens. I tried to get some kind of mix of clean studio photography and impossible cubism-weirdness: a friend of mine was kind enough to let herself be photographed a bunch of times from different angles wearing different outfits, the result of which was then cut together in Photoshop to create a portrait with this impossibly long arm winding down her body.
-Robert Kirberich

This is not exactly cubism, as I did not crop a single one of the component images, yet it is still Penn's famous broken button from all angles. Taken with a Samsung GX-1L at 18mm, with f stop ranging from 6.3 to 22 and a variety of exposures, all below 1/180.
-Roman Shor

Camera: Cannon 50D
Lens: 24-70, 2.8
ISO: 100
Aperture: Mostly, 2.8 and 20
Exposures: Varied


I went out disc golfing for the first time in several months, I just happened to have my camera with me. I ran out and started taking shots of the hole with various settings, the 9 is actually taken while free-lensing. This is my first entry, I am not incredibly proud of it but I think I made the best of my shots. Photoshop used heavily for resize and transparency, everything else straight from camera settings.
-Ryan Kahn

After many hazy, cloudy autumn days a huge storm cleansed the skies and I took some pictures from my balcony, capturing various moments with the clouds permanently changing colors. Finally, just before sunset a rainbow appeared.
I used my Sony DSC R1 with various exposure settings, on the tele end.
-Sergiu Briceag

I used a Canon Power Shot S3 . The original photo was a family picture taken with a self timer (we were all fighting to squeeze more of our faces into the shot). I printed copies of that photo in different sizes, cut out pieces, and layered them before taking the final photo.
-Susie Buckley

I shot this with my Apple iPhone 3G, Aperture 2.97, No Flash, F/2.8 while waiting for my wife in the atrium of my office building. I took the initial photo using the native camera app, and then tweaked it in PhotoGene. It's a nice worm's eye view of the structure, and I think the lines are great at this angle.
-Wallace Samuel