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
I haven’t blogging in months, but this incredible video by the equally incredible director and musician Yoann Lemoine aka Woodkid was just too good not to blog about…
Check out the video to Iron here
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
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
Posted in Art, GIF, Made Me Look, Photography
Tagged Animals, Digital Editing, GIFs, Hiding, Photography, Sculpture, Simen Johan, Until the Kingdom Comes
This looks amazin’!!
For more go here, here and here!!
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
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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
Street style table football. Not just about scoring, it’s about skill, flare and the first to get the ball between the legs of the opponent wins.
“Initially it was made for a Nike exhibition at 90sqm in Amsterdam celebrating the Air Max 90. After the exhibition it was displayed at Artgadgets in Eindhoven for a few months. Unfortunately it was demolished in an accident on the way to a shop location in Copenhagen, Denmark. “
For more click here!
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
Posted in Art, Film, Made Me Look, Music, These are a few of my favourite things...
Tagged Artist, Canadian, Film, Martin Messier, Sewing Machine Orchestra, Singer sewing machine, Sound and light performance, Vintage
This is the best DIY project I’ve seen in a long time! A 4×5 camera made out of LEGO bricks by Cary Norton!
Brilliant!! Check out the whole process over on Cary’s blog!
Posted in Art, Made Me Look, Photography
Tagged Art, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, exhibition, Floating, gardens, Highspeed Photography, Japanese, Manhattan, New York, Photography, Shinichi Maruyama, sumi calligraphy ink, tempera paint, Water, Zen
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.
Love Rodarte for Opening Ceremony collection
and most of all
Papa in 1944
Via Ffffound, Twisted Lamb, The Sartorialist, TomBoy Style, Opening Ceremony and ones I lost the credits for. If you know any of the credits please let me know.
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Tagged Audrey Tautou, Cats, Fashion, GIF, GIFs, Love, Photography, Rodarte for Opening Ceremony, Style, The Sartorialist