The work of Gina Osterloh sits somewhere between photography, installation, and sculpture. The artist creates a series of dedicated people kilkuodcinkowe surrounded by constructions of paper, attacked by colorful paper form or changing yourself in the paper, amorphous creature. Participant recorded on film these performances is usually the same Osterloh. Pastel compositions at the same time soothe the viewer’s eye color, but also concerned about the presence of paper and human menagerie. Others, in turn, are reminiscent of the works of the famous Japanese artist mainstream pop art, Yayoi Kusama.
Eduardo Masferre Photographer
Following on from my blog about Felix Laureano, another important photographer of the Philippines, Eduardo Masferre, whose works describe daily life and affairs of the indigenous peoples of the Cordillera region. Read more
This blog will address the meaning of changes in the filmmaking process from the point of view of the larger cultural history of the static and moving image. Seen in this context, the manual construction of images in digital cinema represents a return to nineteenth century pre-cinematic practices, when images were hand-painted and hand-animated, an example of this can be seen in the stop motion films ‘Mighty Joe Young,’  (Figure 1) ‘The 7th Voyage of Sinbad’  (Figure 2) and Jason and the Argonauts  (Figure 3).
The life and times of John Keats (1795 to 1821)
John Keats was born on 31 October 1795, first child of Thomas Keats and Frances Jennings Keats, at the Swan and Hoop, 24 Finsbury Pavement, Moorfields, (Now Moorgate) London. Thomas Keats was a Livery – Stable Manager and the owner’s daughter was Frances Jennings (who became the mother), Frances Jennings father passed away and they inherited the Swan and Hoop Inn and stable for themselves. John was the oldest of five children, brothers George (born 28th February 1797) Tom (born 18th November 1799) Edward (born 28th April 1801 died in 1802) and little sister Frances Mary (Fanny) (born 3rd June 1803). Read more
The gardens of the Monastery of Cimiez
The Cimiez Monastery which dates back to 1546 is an architectural complex built by Franciscan monks. It includes a church, a cloister, a cemetery where Henri Matisse and Raoul Dufy painters are buried and Roger Martin du Gard, 1937 Nobel Prize winner for Literature. A vegetable garden which was tendered by the monks (square piece which still exists) and the convent buildings is now the Franciscan Museum, which traces the Franciscan life in Nice since the thirteenth century.
Bikini’s through the ages
Elegant, sophisticated and genuinely exotic, the bikini has been around for centuries, evolving rapidly over time to become what we know it as today. And while the signature two-piece swimwear is now available in a variety of shapes, sizes, aesthetics and through an abundant number of tailored designs, it wasn’t always this way! Read more
Irving Penn and The Incredibles
This Hell’s Angels motorcyclist writes no songs of protest. His actions, his very appearance, says all he wants to say to us. Thus, a lifestyle becomes a statement about the world and, in a sense, a work of art. Irving Penn went to San Francisco to photograph some of the people who outrage and lure us being what they are. Looking past current rages and entertainment, Penn placed these people in a neutral, ageless environment. His pictures, accompanied only by fragments of conversation are addressed not just to the now but to the days to come. Look magazine, January, 1968
Wawi Navarroza is a contemporary artist and photographer with her pieces exhibited in Europe, Russia, and Asia. Wawi is also multi-awarded, she has received numerous awards for her work, with Saturnine winning in the Ateneo Art Awards in 2007 and Polysaccharide a finalist in 2006. Abroad, she won “Con Otros Ojos” Concurso Fotografico in Barcelona, Spain. Wawi was also named Best in Photography in the 54th Art Association of the Philippines Art Competitions in 2001
Street Photographer Jun Abe visits Manila, Philippines 1980’s
Manila, Philippines. August, 1983. Then President Ferdinand Marcos just lifted Martial Law a few years prior but still hold absolute power over the Philippines. The country was in a state of constant flux due to President’s’ aggressive development plans under his dictatorship. This dictatorship was met with heavy opposition from his political rivals. Most notable is Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. It is in this month that Ninoy was shot dead in the then called Manila International Airport. With political turmoil and social instability plaguing the country, it was in this period when Jun Abe, armed with his camera, photographed the city of Manila. Read more