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Ski Detroit

YES!

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Poor Boyz Productions takes street skiing to Detroit, Jib City. 

Featuring the skiing of Karl Fostvedt, Khai Krepela, and Max Morello. 

Filmed by Cody Carter, Jonny Durst, and Japser Newton. 

Edited by Cody Carter and Jonny Durst. 

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2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

I just saw the BBC’s advert for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi = trailer for a really cheesy Twilight take of Game of thrones! When looking for images for this post I came across these very peculiar images of Clare Balding, Hazel Irvine and Jonathan Edwards. They most certainly have had a dose of the Twilight vampire effect. I don’t really understand why they felt they had to overly process the stills of the presenters. I’m not totally hating on the ad but for me it doesn’t beat the efforts of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

BBC winter Olympic 2014 and Twilight, Lixa

images from left to right… 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

See the clip below for the BBC’s 2010 Vancouver trailer

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5 months. Gulp.

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 😉

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Image – Doris Day

Music: Ludovico Einaudi – Divenire

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Woodkid – Run Boy Run

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
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Slow-mo Ballet and Radiohead

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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)

Via Devour

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Slack

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

More here.

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