Justin Poulsen is a conceptual photo illustrator and architectural photographer from Canada. These are his stories. *gavel smash*
Light painting GIF of my Kershaw Leek.
a few more from our shoot with the amazing Kaillie Humphries.
Yeah Mr. White! Yeah #Science!
Glenbow goes Gatsby (via Glenbow goes Gatsby | HELLO, WE ARE WAX.)
Fascinating facts about the Sochi 2014 Olympic Medals:
The Olympic gold medals contain 525 grams of silver with a 960 hallmark and 6 grams of gold with a 999 hallmark
The silver medals contain 525 grams of silver with a 960 hallmark
The bronze medals with a 460 hallmark
Products made from precious alloys are used to produce the Sochi 2014 medals and an ecologically clean alloy of copper and zinc is used for the bronze medals. All the metals come from Russia.
One of the most difficult and labor intensive complex technological solution is used for the production of Sochi 2014 medals. The process can be divided into several core stages: Semi-continuous casting, cutting, turning, electromachining, precision cutting and etching of the metal.
The thick plate of metal is casted through a method of semi-continuous casting. Air pores can develop during the casting process. To avoid this from happening, the cast metal is rolled in a multi-tonne rolling mill. The medal is later made from the rolled cast metal.
After that comes the mechanical processing - turning, electroerosion cutting, high-speed precision cutting and etching. The result is a semi-finished product prepared to the highest degree. It becomes a finished product when the edges of the medal are polished and several finishing processes take place.
Production of one medal takes up to 18 hours on average.
The Official Supplier of precious metals for Sochi 2014 and the medals producer is Adamas.