Archive for the ‘photography’ Category
Up in Boston the weather is still nowhere near spring-like, and I’m growing impatient. Juan Bakea’s work made me feel much more cheerful, even though I’m still trapped in my winter coat. It’s so playful! And Monsters! I’m a huge fan of mixing media, and he does it so seamlessly; I’m in awe. None of his sites post any sort of background….but they do have a lot of work so you should go and take a look!
Polaroid is honoring its founder Dr. Edwin Land’s passion for the arts with the launch of the Made in Polaroid exhibit. An art show featuring more than 50 pieces created by a mix of artists, designers, photographers, actors and musicians who are united in their passion for creativity, all pieces will be auctioned with proceeds benefitting Free Arts NYC, a non-profit that provides arts and mentoring programs to under-served children.
The exhibit explores the infinite number of ways technology can enable creative expression. Featuring pieces that range from single mounted images to multi-print mosaics, each artist taps a different approach to tell a story with photos. All works were created exclusively using the Polaroid GL10 Instant Mobile Printer, the first product from Lady Gaga’s Grey Label line.
3” x 4” ZINK Paper, digital, oil paint 24” x 13”
The exhibit opens to the public on September 7th at Phillips de Pury & Company’s gallery at 450 West 15th Street in New York City. All pieces from the exhibit will be auctioned on September 14 at Phillips de Pury & Company’s gallery at 450 Park Avenue in New York City. For more information and to view works from the Made In Polaroid exhibit, visit www.polaroid.com and at www.philipsdepury.com .
On May 13th the international group exhibition ‘The Enchanted Forest’, which is dedicated to the forests and their inhabitants all over the world, will open at Strychnin Gallery Berlin. The show should remind people of the drastic damage that is constantly done to our forests as well as their beauty, uniqueness and importance. Many lovingly and elaborately crafted sculptures as well as paintings and photographs by over 30 international artists will display both the desolation of deforestation and the forest‘s magic and liveliness that we have to save.
10 percent of the price of every sold artwork will be donated to a project of the WWF.
hey mister! have you ever seen the fantastic photos of yeondoo jung? in my favorite series, wonderland, the photographer uses film, fashion, and some clever set design to recreate children’s drawings. holy smokes!
thanks to typefiend for the heads up!
I’ve been eyeballing this book, The Artist Within, for several months. It is a collection of photographs of animators and comic book artists in their studios. I didn’t know if it would be ho-hum or super-awesome but I found a copy at the library yesterday. It is dynamite. Short biographies proceed each photograph and the pictures are so huge that you can explore the nooks and crannies of everyone’s workspace. Some of the studios are so big and beautiful that they made me sad. “Someday… someday…” I promised myself.
Photograph by Brooke Mackay.
While perusing magazines in the bookstore, I stumbled upon Selvedge — and instantly fell in love. I know nothing of fabric or textile design. But the patterns and photos and textures are sublime. I ordered a subscription and every time it comes in the mail, I get my notebook out while I read it because the ideas just flow. Inspiration galore.
(They have a free trial digital issue on their site, if you want to see what I’m talking about!)
Yes, Shawn Roche is a photographer (and this is Illustration Friday). But this blog is about what/who inspires us, so I’m blogging about him. I met Shawn, oh, six years ago or so (?). I was an art director at the time and he was this photographer in town who rode around in a beat-up brown truck, and I kept bumping into him at various places. He showed me his book on the sidewalk one day (a hand-bound black book) and I nearly fell over dead it wow-ed me so much. (Of course, I tried to act all cool, but when he left I ran it up to my fellow art directors to show it off.) Later that year I even had the good fortune to work with Shawn on a project, which, thanks to him, turned out great. (Am I doting here?)
Anyway, the way he looks at things amazes me. And the way he’s able to capture things and people amazes me even more. It’s pure, raw, undefined talent. It’s like he made a deal with the devil and can now use light like magic.
(Shawn is also one of the people who encouraged me and advised me to go freelance, which I publicly thank him for now.)