Bruno Dayan is a French fashion photographer based in Paris. He is known for his glamorous, sensual fashion photography. Two main characteristics of his photography include its latent sexuality and its intricate use of light. He has photographed advertisements for brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moschino, Yves Saint Laurent, Max Factor, Chantal Thomass, Palmers, and Lejaby. He has also photographed Sesame Street characters.
This house in Matsubara was designed by Ken’ichi Otani Architects. ‘ The project is a small residence for a young couple, located in a dense residential area of suburban Tokyo, where exterior walls and walls of dwellings built to along the site boundaries prevent any human relationship between dwellings and the street. It should be noted that vacant lots, before they build a house or external walls possible new flows in the neighborhood.’
Born in Montreal in 1965, Michael Abraham began his studies in life drawing and compositional painting at the Ontario College of Art (1984-88), In his fourth year at OCA he was awarded the top figure drawing award. He was teacher’s assistant during a year of postgraduate education in Florence, Italy (1990-91). Abraham has been painting full time since 1992. He currently lives and works in Delta, British Columbia.
Jose Morraja is a Berlin-based artist who worked for: Diesel, 55DSL, Tretorn, Sebastian Professional, Sasoon, Vanity Fair, Oysho, Calzedonia, Tezenis, Intimissimi, Hazel, Walter & Thompson, Bankinter, and the list goes on and on and on…
” As a species, our arrangements are centered on organizing the planet to fit our needs and desires. We arrange our finances, property, affairs, health, and our eventual end. Along the way we rearrange material resources, usually transforming them into wealth. The cycle is complete, or is it? In the studio I arrange shape and form, creating opportunities for light and shadow (and perhaps wealth). These arrangements are informed by the mundane ritual of eating that is long celebrated in ceramics. Unlike the potter whose empty dishes present an opportunity, my settings come prearranged as opulent, inedible meals that are simultaneously beautiful and disgusting. In this process, sustenance becomes merely a concept forever locked in its sculptural form and eating becomes a metaphor for excessive material consumption. Like an extravagant meal, the arrangements we make to further our desires can come with painful unintended consequences. My recent body of work explores notions of gluttony and cultural excess. ” – Dirk Staschke
‘ Gordon Cheung is of Hong Kong origin and born in London 1975 where he lives and works. Cheung’s multi-media art capture the hallucinations between the virtual and actual realities of a globalised world oscillating between Utopia and Dystopia. Spray paint, oil, acrylic, pastels, stock listings and ink collide in his works to form epic techno-sublime vistas. Cheung graduated from the Royal College of Art, 2001 and whilst a student he instigated and was the organiser of ‘Assembly’ exhibiting 172 MA art graduates in 2 disused Victorian school buildings. ‘ (via Jack Shaiman)
‘ Anne-Julie Aubry was born in 1980 in a small town in Eastern France. She graduated from Beaux-Arts, Ecole de L’Image of Epinal (east of France), with a degree in Illustration at age 21. Her work appears in several exhibitions, catalogs, children’s books, magazines and websites. She also love to create various things with her hands. In February 2007, she decided to open a shop annejulie.etsy.com and moved to another one, early 2009: The Nebulous Kingdom. The world of Anne-Julie is divided in two parts. She has a whimsical side and a darker one. Her inspiration comes from her childhood, from fairytales, from music and movies, Nature, dreams… but it also comes from her everyday life. ‘ (via 88point5)