Impressive Nail’s Life series by Vlad Artazov

Simple, everyday objects have long been used in photography to create interesting images.

We commonly see them in still-life images, or juxtaposed in unexpected surroundings. But Czech photography Vlad Artazov has taken the idea of using simple objects to create striking images one step further with his Nails’ life series.

Using simple building nails, Artazov has recreated situations found in everyday life.

Some are rather steamy, others perfectly mundane, but made interesting due to their abstract nature.

Most of the images are in black and white, though some color photos are included in the series as well. Various other hardware and building tools make appearances too, including some nuts and bolts, a hammer, and a screw.

What do you think of the Nail’s Life series? Share your comments below…

  • http://twitter.com/Inspirationf Igor Ovsyannykov

    Very different, but creative!

  • http://1000dpi.com Albondiga

    Fantastic! Great stuff.  It makes me wonder what other inanimate objects could perform such a task as well as a nail could. Probably not as many as you’d think.  Any suggestions?  Perhaps mushrooms would make nice people-substitutes?

  • Designerist

    What can I say – speechless! Idea = awesome! Implementation = perfect! Impact = great!
    Vlad could easily create a book with this series.

  • http://twitter.com/yellowduckessex Yellow Duck

    Took me awhile to see the various references, captivating stuff… 

  • http://www.wsd.co.il/ RanHazut

    So simple. yet so cool, i really liked the WWE ring!!

  • http://twitter.com/EdeeSims Eddy Sims

    so creative! some truley amazing ones in there!

  • Tim Anthony Manuel

    This is pretty cool. simple yet elegant and very, very creative. props to you man

  • Anonymous

    absolutely amazing!

  • Martin Wong

    shocked

  • Einter

    Beautiful! This is a perfect example of what we can do with imagination.

  • Anonymous

    Wow!! I felt like i could see all the faces, the situation, how some of the nails were smiling, others had sad faces! Sound a bit stupid reading this after I’ve written it, but seriously, those simple nails described those moments as if they where full size humans with 52 different face muscles to show the emotions. Good work!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karthikeyan-Babu/100002433117141 Karthikeyan Babu

     This is a perfect example of what we can do with imagination. Good

  • http://twitter.com/PsychedbE Psyched.bE.Blog

    Very interesting concept, so you see, doesn’t need to be all “new and hoigh tech” to be frigging awesome ;) thanks for this post!

  • http://twitter.com/bickov Hungry for ideas

    Art is everywhere, even in nails

  • http://twitter.com/sduben Stanislav Duben

    I love it, this is so creative and it shows so much possible stories.

  • http://twitter.com/sduben Stanislav Duben

    I love it, this is so creative and it shows so much possible stories.