Beyond Mountains, More Mountains
The launch of 55DSL’s AW12 campaign sees an escalation in their commitment to fuelling creativity – each season, the ‘Kids In Italia’ campaign gives artists the opportunity to showcase their unrestrained creative vision of 55DSL’s brand heritage, celebrating youth, freedom, fun and Italy.
Influencing creative talent
INFLUENCERS is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment.
The film attempts to understand the essence of influence, what makes a person influential without taking a statistical or metric approach.
Written and Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, the film is a Polaroid snapshot of New York influential creatives (advertising, design, fashion and entertainment) who are shaping today’s pop culture.
Self-portraits or selfies have been around since photography became an affordable hobby for millions in the mid 19th century. For some privileged folks, the craze began even earlier, predating Paul McCartney’s recent claim to have invented the art form. “Most people don’t know that I invented the selfie,” the rock legend told Jimmy Fallon. what a load of crap Paul, I remember seeing selfies from my grandad when he was in the second world war, just like selfies today, done in a mirror. Solets give you some evidence. Read more
Should Photographing Corpses Be Illegal?
Photographing dead people isn’t anything new, the Victorians used to photograph relatives with the dearly departed which was called Memento Mori. Read more
Richard Avedon, I have to admire the guy, working with so many high rate and demanding fashion models, Avedon was considered a maverick photographer, his attitude and the models attitude worked in perfect harmony and this showed in his work. I truly loved his photograph of Dovima (Dorothy Horan) with the elephants, so outrages in 1955 and I don’t know what Dior fashion house had said about it, but your instantly drawn to the dress rather than the elephants because of the huge contrast.
Hiroshi Sugimoto was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1948, and lives and works in New York and Tokyo. His interest in art began early. His reading of André Breton’s writings led to his discovery of Surrealism and Dada and a lifelong connection to the work and philosophy of Marcel Duchamp. Central to Sugimoto’s work is the idea that photography is a time machine, a method of preserving and picturing memory and time. This theme provides the defining principle of his ongoing series including, among others, “Dioramas” (1976-); “Theaters” (1978-); and “Seascapes” (1980-). Sugimoto sees with the eye of the sculptor, painter, architect, and philosopher. Read more
Unusual Bus Stops Of The Soviet Era
This feature caught my eye -Roadside temples – unusual bus stops of the soviet era photographed by Christopher Herwig. What a bloody great subject, during Herwig travels throughout the former Soviet Union, he discovered that the region’s bus stops constitute an unexplored world of Soviet-era public art. The relative insignificance of these structures allowed Soviet authorities to give free rein to the local administrators, architects, and artists tasked with designing them. The result was a wide variety of creative expression in the unlikeliest of locales.