Aug 6, 2012
Timothy Saccenti is a photographer and director living in New York city and working worldwide. As a photographer Timothy has created scores of portraits of pop musicians from Erykah Badu to LCD Soundsystem to Pharrell. He balances his pop sensibility via avant guarde print and music video collaborations with seminal experimental record labels including Warp Records and DFA. Additionally he has photographed and directed multiple commercial campaigns, including the mesmerizing and controversial “Playfaces” ps3 for Sony Playstation as well as acclaimed music promos for Battles, Animal Collective, Blond Redhead and Washed Out amongst others. In the fine art realm his solo show for the Diesel gallery in Tokyo, Japan, “The Garden” was a modern, twisted take on the creation story utilizing wall sized prints, sculpture and a short film. Recently the Japan Times described his work as “charting a classic quest for life’s meaning within a sci-fi context”.
Aug 1, 2012
” The Screamotron3000 is an converted boom box that takes a photo when you scream. Think Rube Goldberg meets the Wizard of Oz. By using a machine, I hope to offer a window through the inherently artificial process of portraiture into real human emotion. One thing I did not anticipate was the project’s mass appeal. A line of people from all walks of life showed up. They brought dogs and costumes. They cursed and spit at me, called me names and made their babies cry for the camera. Even the press came. Seeing your art project distilled into a 20 second local news clip is surreal, bordering on disconcerting. What created the demand? Are people clamoring for authenticity in their media, a release of emotion? Maybe it is simple. Just that there are a lot of people who have something to scream about.” – Billy Hunt
Jul 30, 2012
Once upon a time there was a girl who had 7 invisible horses. People thought she was crazy and that she in fact had 7 imaginary horses, but this was not the case. When autumn came the girl spent a whole day washing all her clothes. She hung them on a string in her garden to let the gentle autumn sun dry them. Out of nowhere, a terrible storm came and its fiercefull winds grabbed a hold of all her clothes and all seven horses (authors note: since they are invisible they obviously didn’t weigh much). The girl was devestated and spent all autumn looking for each horse spread around the country, wrapped in her clothes. Artist: Ulrika Kestere
Jul 27, 2012
I need a new set of adjectives to describe my love for Asger Carlsen. I can’t get enough of this guy’s work. His work inspires me to be the best artist I can be. No lie.
Jul 24, 2012
Steven Brahms is a photographer, artist and director originally from Madison, Wisconsin. The day after receiving his BFA in Photojournalism from Rochester Institute of Technology, he moved to New York and quickly started his career as a photo editor for Bloomberg News. He honed his craft after working as an assistant and lighting director for some of the industries top photographers before going out on his own. His work has been exhibited throughout the New York City area and in juried shows including The Art and Commerce Festival of Emerging Photographers. After winning their Early Entry Award, his first solo show opened March 2011 at 3rd Ward in Brooklyn, NY. The Survival Project is now available as a limited edition box set, designed by Doubleday & Cartwright, at Dashwood Books. His clients include M&C Saatchi, S Magazine, Spin, Grazia, and Blender. Steven is based in New York.
Jul 23, 2012
A fun photo gallery entitled Blow Job by Lithuanian photographer Tadao Cern where full blast of air where blown to his subjects from a powerful fan and then photographed at high speed.
Jul 23, 2012
Sivan Askayo is a New York based freelance Travel photographer and writer. Her work has been featured in Travel + Leisure, Marie Claire Italia, Resource Magazine and other Travel and Lifestyle magazines in Israel and Europe. -Laundry project begun in the vibrant alleyways of Tel Aviv’s Jaffa neighborhood and has become an ongoing project, taking me to Madrid, Barcelona, London, Florence, Venice and Buenos Aires to snap the anonymously displayed drying clothing. The project, that was named ‘Intimacy under the Wires’ reveals images of laundry both intimate and unconfined while their snoopy character makes laundry, a seemingly prosaic subject, all that more intriguing.
Jul 17, 2012
Torbjørn Rødland was born in 1970 in Hafrsfjord, Norway. Since the mid-90s his photographs — and, for a few years now, also experimental video works — have been exhibited widely. White Planet, Black Heart is his first book. (via Steidl)
Jul 12, 2012
Zhang Huan (blogged) is one of the most important artists of his generation in China. From 1993 to 2005, he created compelling performance works that confronted authority and tested his endurance; since then, he has explored printmaking, painting and illustration, installation, and sculpture.
Jul 12, 2012
A wonderful photo series by Tejal Patni photographed for fashion brand “Splash”. Have a look.