In 5 months I shall hopefully be graduating from a photography degree, yay! But like so many panic is setting in and I dreading the inevitable, what now? Gulp. My tutor reminded me of this video of Alan Watts last week. The first time I saw it I found it hugely inspiring and that seems to still resonate in me. Although I have a feeling that I have perhaps chosen a career path to self-destructive financial woes, which does fill me with dread, I ultimately hope to be happy and I am excited about my creative future. A geography teacher I had at school once asked me what I wanted to do when I left school. I replied saying that I’d like to go to Art College and study photography. With no sarcasm in her tone she replied to my answer with, “ohh, that’s an easy option isn’t it”… That conversation has stuck with me, partly because of her sheer ignorance and partly because I detested the woman. So take a moment to watch this inspiring video and remember if all else fails we could all become geography teachers, I hear that’s an easy job option
Image – Doris Day
Music: Ludovico Einaudi – Divenire
Posted in Art, Film, Geography, Made Me Look, Music, Photography, These are a few of my favourite things..., Videos
Tagged Alan Watts, College, Creative, Divenire, Geography, Inspiration, Ludovico Einaudi, Photography, School, Teaching
I’m sorry for the slack behaviour towards my blogging, one weeks break became two and then three and so on and then all of a sudden it was the 5 months! However I have now decided to crawl out of the little rock that ive been hiding behind and start posting again! So I thought I’d start with these otherworldly portraits of animals by Swedish artist Simen Johan.
“Photographs from Simen Johan’s ongoing project, Until the Kingdom Comes, depict an unsettling natural world hovering between reality, fantasy and nightmare. Johan merges traditional photographic and sculptural techniques with digital methods. Having originally photographed a variety of plants and animals in natural preserves, zoos, farms, museum dioramas or his own studio, the artist then resituates them digitally into new environments constructed from images photographed elsewhere.” Yossi Milo Gallery
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Tagged Animals, Digital Editing, GIFs, Hiding, Photography, Sculpture, Simen Johan, Until the Kingdom Comes
Posted in Art
Tagged Art, Noir, SIT
The sculptural handknitted collection ‘More or Less’ is inspired by organic forms, animal life and nature. Using thick woolen yarns in off-white colors, Nanna van Blaaderen experimented in combining knitting techniques with braidingtechniques. This resulted in various expressive garments of voluminous structures and forms. (Via Nanna Van Blaaderen’s website)
Check out her other beautiful collection Species. A Tribute here
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Tagged braiding techniques, Chunky, Fashion, Knit, More or Less, Nanna Van Blaaderen, Photography, plaits, Sculptural, Species. A Tribute
This video is incredible!
IRON by Woodkid , directed by Yoann Lemoine. I can’t stop watching it!!
For credits check out their Vimeo page
Via The Fox is Black
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Tagged Agyness Deyn, Iron, Iron by Woodkid, Music, Music Video, Woodkid, Yoann Lemoine
Sound and light performance by Canadian artist Martin Messier using 8 vintage Singer sewing machines! Love.
Below is a longer clip and an interview with the artist (in French)
For more go here and here
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Tagged Artist, Canadian, Film, Martin Messier, Sewing Machine Orchestra, Singer sewing machine, Sound and light performance, Vintage
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Tagged Art, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, exhibition, Floating, gardens, Highspeed Photography, Japanese, Manhattan, New York, Photography, Shinichi Maruyama, sumi calligraphy ink, tempera paint, Water, Zen
Posted in Art, Geography, Photography, Surfing, These are a few of my favourite things..., Travel
Tagged Ansel Adams, Beach, Black and White, Clouds, Fine Art, Hengki Koentjoro, Hubble telescope, Joseph Szabo, Julian de Armas, Man and Nature, Mountains, National Geographic, Nature, Oceans, Photography, Sea, Space, Underwater Photography
Below are photos by LA-based photographer Nicholas Alan Cope. I’m not going to try putting in to words how I feel about this series entitled ‘Paper’ as I won’t do it any justice! Check out his other work here. His still life work is incredible, they have the aesthetic of paintings depicting 16th century banquets but with less of the indulgence and gluttony seen in such paintings. Nicholas’ work is definitely worth a look.
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Tagged 16th century banquet, Nicholas Alan Cope, Paper, Paper Love, Photography, Still Life, USA
Korean artist Sung Yeon Ju created this incredible series of elegant edible dresses entitled “Wearable Foods”. Feast your eats on these…
Red Cabbage Dress
Bubble Gum Dress 2
White Radish dress
Winter Mushroom Dress
Lotus Root Dress
Winter Mushroom Dress 2
Spring Onion Dress
Check out her website for more dresses and information about the concept.
Posted in Art, Fashion, Food, Made Me Look, Photography
Tagged Artist, Dresses, Fashion, Food, Korean, Sung Yeon Ju, Wearable Foods
Stop motion video by Alex Schulz. Love the tune and sound of paper.. Paper Love!
Via Nineteen Candles, Another, Dschwen, my new favourite Jeremy Geddes and the wonderful WWW
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Tagged Another Mag, Art, Bed, Dschwen, Jeremy Geddes, Photography, Sleep, Space
These Giclee prints from Zippora Lux, photographer and graphic design student at Central Saint Martins, make me very very happy indeed! Some Hubble star-gazing and feline loveliness in one, perfect in my eyes!Boya Latumahina’ s website is definitely worth a visit and you can buy these prints at her Etsy page, I’m hoping one day she might print these galactic mogs on some Tee’s…For now we’ll start with my favourite 2 shall we! (Hint, hint to any loved ones who don’t know what to get me for a gift, December is looming! Heeeeee! Doesn’t the pink one remind you of Buster! RIP Fat Boy!)
**UPDATE** Go HERE (Threadless) and vote to have the pink cat printed on a tee, woop! Hopefully the other cats from the series will follow soon.x
Posted in Art, Design, Made Me Look, Photography, These are a few of my favourite things..., Wish Lists
Tagged Boya Latumahina, Buster, Cats, Central Saint Martins, Graphic Design, Hubble telescope, Photography, Zippora Lux, Zippora Lux Etsy
William Golding’s Lord of The Flies, illustrated by Brooklyn based Sam Weber. A classic story with contemporary illustration. Illustrations done with the darkness and vulnerability that the story deserves and not to mention they are so beautifully satisfying. Shame the copy I had at school (below) wasn’t quite so bold. Although defaced I still think it’s a sweet cover, I don’t think I’d go defacing Sam Weber’s edition though.