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
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Tagged Alan Watts, College, Creative, Divenire, Geography, Inspiration, Ludovico Einaudi, Photography, School, Teaching
This stunning video featuring Marina Kanno and Giacomo Bevilaqua from Staatsballett Berlin perform with their movement captured in slow motion at 1000 frames per second. It’s made only more special by Radiohead’s Everything in Its Right Place played as the soundtrack. Ahhh if only I’d stuck at ballet!
Directed by Simon Iannelli & Johannes Berger
Camera by Dr. Frank Gabler & Hendrik Nix, slomotec
Coordination Staatsballett Berlin Doreen Windolf & Alexandra van Veldhoven
Music Radiohead – Everything In Its Right Place (Gigamesh DiscoTech Remix)
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Tagged Ballet, Dancing, Giacomo Bevilaqua, Johannes Berger, Marina Kanno, Radiohead Everything in Its Right Place, Simon Iannelli, slow motion, Staatsballett Berlin, Video
This looks amazin’!!
For more go here, here and here!!
I don’t know how I feel about this night surf video by Iker Elorrieta. It’s undoubtedly very beautiful with all the waves, spray etc but at the same time so completely over the top and fake looking. The overly starry nights sky annoyed me and then BOOM, the shot of the moon. It made me laugh in a cringe worthy manner!
Posted in Film, Surfing, Videos
Tagged Adam Melling, Film, Julian Wilson, Kolohe Andino, Moon, Movie, Nightsurf by Iker Elorrieta, Oakley, slow motion, Stars, Surf
A slow-mo video from Nowness by filmmaker and photographer Matthew Donaldson of Korean table tennis champion, actress and formal model Sooyeon Lee. For more follow the link below.
ohhhh I love all the fringing!!
More info and credits here
Posted in Design, Fashion, Film, Made Me Look, Videos
Tagged Christopher Kane, Fashion, Film, Fringing, Jil Sander, Katie Shillingford, Korean table tennis champion, Mark Fast, Matthew Donaldson, Movement, Ping Pong, slow motion, Sooyeon Lee, Versace, Video
Posted in Advertising, Film, Made Me Look, Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Surfing
Tagged Birth of a spraycan : Montana, Film, Graffiti, How do they do it?, How to, Montana Spray Cans, Paint, Video
This month brings the release of the Lamborghini Aventador. Below is their epic yet totally ridiculous promo film that shows the Aventador battling against the forces of nature, in a Hollywood 2012 kind of way. The three-minute video was shot in the Californian desert, Coyote Dry Lakebed and directed by Ole Peters.
“the Aventador was named for a Spanish fighting bull from the breeding stables of the sons of Don Celestino Cuadri Vides. Signed number 32 on his hide, Aventador gained fame in 1993 in the town of Zaragoza, Spain after a notably spirited, bloody and violent battle with a torero that earned it the “Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera” for its courage.” Good old Wikipedia
See the similarities!!! See Cusack didn’t even have a Aventador and he beat the forces of nature. Personally I still prefer the advertising style used for the 2010 the Lamborghini Reventón Roadster.
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Tagged 2012, Californian desert, Coyote Dry Lakebed, Epic, Film, forces of nature, Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Reventón Roadster, Movie, Ole Peters, Spanish Bull Fighting, Sports Car
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
Here’s a witty wee animation from David Shrigley whose work I have posted in the past. As with all his work it made me smile.
Hee hee. Check out his website here.
Zack McTee skateboarding around New York using a DSLR mounted on a Jag35 Full Shoulder Kit.
Below is a new fashion film tribute to Alexander McQueen from photographer Nick Knight. The film featured on his impressive SHOWstudio is set to an exclusive track by Bjork. The trio collaborated many times over McQueen’s career so it seems a very fitting tribute.
‘This film is my way of speaking about a very unique and important person who changed my life. My desire was to speak in some way about the dark and the light contained within Lee, and within us all.’
Posted in Celebrity, Design, Fashion, Film, Made Me Look, Music, Photography
Tagged Alexander McQueen, Björk, Fashion, Fashion Film, Music, Nick, Nick Knight, Photography, SHOWstudio, To Lee, Tribute, With Love
Beautifully shot mountain biking video, FRAMED, featuring German freerider Andi Wittmann. By Felix Urbauer (check out his other work) and backing track by Welcome Home by Radical Face. I always like to see extreme sports videos being shot in creative and inspiring ways and this one ticks all the boxes for me. Enjoy.
music: song radical face-welcome home
filmed with red one,sony ex1,canon mark2D5
edited with adobe premiere cs5 and after effects.
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Tagged Andi Wittmann, canon mark2D5, Extreme Sport, Felix Urbauer, FRAMED, Mountain, Mountain Biking, Welcome Home by Radical Face
Watch every minute of this video. It’s worth every second (the second one). This should be an advert for Scotland over that Sean Connery Home Coming drivel…
Or this…Danny MacAskill “Way Back Home”
It’s a no brainer really. What a legend.
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Tagged Cyclist, Danny MacAskill "Way Back Home", Edinburgh, Home Coming, Mountain Biking, Scotland, Sean Connery, Skye
Last week I went to see a solo concert by Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi at The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh. It was beautiful, the soppy side of me came out near the end but ultimately it was the most relaxing 2 hours and quite hypnotic at times. Ahhh, I’d love to go again and see him with a full orchestra or even just a few strings. Einaudi’s work has been played LOADS on the tv recently due to his work being used for the sound track of Shane Meadows This is England ’86.
Since then all I can think about is learning to play the Piano. I played the trumpet at school and to my dad’s dismay I managed to leave the damn thing on the bus, so I’m figuring there will be no responsibility to cart a piano around, what could possibly go wrong!
For now, I have posted some pieces by Einaudi, I’ll start with one of my favorites and my old alarm ring, it’s a nice thing to wake up to.
One amazing musician down and 4 to go,(Gustavo Santaolalla, Hans Zimmer, Philip Glass and Yann Tiersen)
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Tagged Classical, Edinburgh, Gustavo Santaolalla, Hans Zimmer, Iain Mcintosh Illustration, Ludovico Einaudi, Modern Classical, Philip Glass, Piano, Shane Meadows, solo concert, The Queen's Hall, This is England '86, Yann Tiersen