Jan 18, 2011
‘ Gary Salter is a professional British advertising photographer. There are Mercedes, Nissan, Ford, LG, Jaguar, Nike, McDonalds, Playstation and other companies among his clients. Gary describes his creative method: “I always carry a camera and a notepad for new ideas. I ignore the rules and I enjoy it”. ‘ (via ArtsyTime)
Jan 14, 2011
David Stewart (born 1958 in Lancaster) is an English photographer and director, working in advertising and fine art photography. He is noted for his surreal and often humorous large format portraits. Stewart began his career photographing tourists on morecambe promenade and punk bands, including The Clash and The Ramones, as they performed at local venues. Ater studying photography at Blackpool and The Fylde College, Stewart moved to London in 1981, assisting for three years before setting up his own studio. He has since become one of the UK’s most sought-after photographers splitting his time been working on personal projects and advertising commissions. His first collection, Cabbage, a surrealistic tribute to the much-maligned vegetable, was accompanied by a short film that was nominated for a BAFTA in 1995. Fogeys, published in 2001, comprised “kitsch, cartoon-like photographs of people growing old disgracefully,” whether zooming downhill on a go-kart or lounging in a coffin-shaped paddling pool. Fogeys also won a silver award at the Art Directors Club of New York. Stewart’s work has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the Photographic Portrait Prize several times, with his 2007 entry, “Alice & Fish,” featuring his 14-year-old daughter, shortlisted for the overall prize. (via Wikipedia)
Dec 17, 2010
Spencer Tunick (born January 1, 1967) is an American artist. He is best known for his installations that feature large numbers of nude people posed in artistic formations. These installations are often situated in urban locations throughout the world, although he has also done some “Beyond The City” woodland and beach installations and still does individuals and small groups occasionally. Tunick is the subject of three HBO documentaries, Naked States, Naked World, and Positively Naked. His models are unpaid volunteers who receive a limited edition photo as compensation.
Dec 17, 2010
Check out this cool collection of photo collages from Ukranian photographer Daniel Polevoy. Click here for the link.
Dec 16, 2010
Liu Di <– Born 1985 Shanxi Province, China; 2004 – 2009 Studied in China Central Academy of Fine Arts (via Pekin Fine Arts)
Dec 16, 2010
Matilda Aslizadeh is an emerging Vancouver artist who completed her undergraduate work at University of British Columbia and has recently completed her MFA at University of California, San Diego. She has exhibited her work in TV or not TV: LA Freewaves Festival of Experimental Media Arts in 2002, the Atelier Gallery, Vancouver and the Surrey Art Gallery. Sunday is her first solo exhibition in Vancouver. (Photos via Pari Nadimi Gallery)
Dec 15, 2010
” I remember being about 9 years old and watching one of the films my dad picked up from the store in town. It was the first time I watched Paris Texas, a classic American Art-House Film, directed by Wim Wenders in 1984 and set around a place in the south of the US. I don’t remember much from that time in my life but I do remember being mesmerised by the arresting imagery of the desolate landscapes and hauntingly beautiful music that accompanied the long scenes of nothingness. It’s also the first time I can remember being conscious of craft, of quality in creativity and being truly captivated by a visual story. Its probably around the same time I picked up my mums Pentax Asahi Spotmatic and began to burn through the family rations of film, taking pictures of pretty much anything. No one complained, or at least if they did, I didn’t care, as the camera seemed to muffle all surrounding noise. Things may have evolved since then but a few things haven’t; I’m still quite obsessed with the idea of craft and the dedication to continuously improve every aspect of it. The success of my work, both personal and assigned, is often due to my team’s continuous commitment to quality. From producers, assistants, stylists, retouchers and the rest – we’re obsessed by the journey of creation and are dedicated to breathing life into an idea or brief. This blog is a little insight into this and the amazing people I work with on a day-to-day basis, and while each assignment brings its own set of challenges, our focus never wavers from our core mission of a dedication to craft and fulfilling promises – On time. Every time. ” – Toby Dixon
Dec 14, 2010
Jamie Campbell works with the themes of insecurity, burden, vulnerability and desperation, but does it with self-deprecation and humour and profound honesty, leaving you unsure of whether you want to hit him or hug him.
Dec 8, 2010
‘ These awesome photos were made by French photographer Sacha Goldberger. His 91-year-old Hungarian grandmother Frederika was feeling lonely and depressed. To cheer her up, Goldberger suggested that they shoot a series of outrageous photographs in unusual costumes, poses, and locations. ‘ (via Theblogismine)
Dec 7, 2010
Each model’s clothing in the series was made entirely of real food and depicts a meal that the person was craving. This project was shot in January of 2009 (pre Lady Gaga). 15 designers, led by Ami Goodheart of SOTO Productions, were involved and each garment took hours to cook, create and assemble. The artichoke gown was designed by Daniel Feld and Wesley Nault of Project Runway fame. It took over 6 hours to finish (the model stood the entire time while they attached each, individual leaf). Link here.