Thursday, 30 December 2010
came across maria gorodeckaya via HUSK MAGAZINE's blog and i'v fallen in love with a lot of her images. joseph beuys and marina abramovic are sources of inspiration for her seductively eerie work; sadly little online about her though, as she's still studying, but definitely one to watch out for.
Monday, 13 December 2010
Saturday, 11 December 2010
coming soon… i'v been developing my pocket archive from last year where i have been collecting 'corners'. i've managed to find quite a few (as you can imagine), but i'm hoping to get it all up and running online in the not too distant future. watch this space…
you've gotta love the dutch. 'anastasia' by photography duo inez van lamsweerde & vinoodh matadin who remodelled fashion photography by photographing background and models separately for shoot featured in magazine - 'the face' 1994.
i generally aim to avoid using photoshop; the beauty in a photograph's honesty is lost, however the work of al magnus (below) clearly wouldn't be possible without it. he admits to being 'more a picture collector than photographer' as these images were carefully planned, then pieced together, with some of the negatives taking over 2 years to capture the perfect scenery necessary for the composition. noice tho!
Friday, 3 December 2010
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
i thought i'd share a few photographers i'v been storing up in my 'inspiration folder'…
Monday, 29 November 2010
tubing is 'knitted' together to form this amazing sculpture. u can view the designer's development through the project, and the eventual creation of 'fluid dress' via their website.
charlie bucket has posted another video of great interest to me (below). its just a vhs rip of a tap dancing tutorial but without the audio…i thought it was interesting how many people had commented how they'd imagined sound whilst watching it…i'm thinking of basing my self initiated project along these lines, god knows what'l come out of it though.
Sunday, 28 November 2010
these are ollllllllld - from my fine art days at esher college. its weird looking at them now, i miss my nutty tutors with their words of wisdom & eccentricity. ...above is a 'transition' piece where we had to copy an artist's work with our own interpretation on it (so basically plagiarism with a twist lol) i chose stuart pearson wright's portrait of a gardener nd was kind of fascinated by the unveiling of the painting process. here i used acrylic and coffee on canvas.
this is a self portrait from 2007, in coffee/tissue paper and chalk on canvas - and not forgetting the trademark esher college 'drip'- where you would just pour whatever you could find at the time, all over your canvas.
Saturday, 27 November 2010
john divola looks at the relationship between man and nature through the decay and dilapidation of this man made structure that overlooks the sea. the zuma beach series documents how through abandonment, the house fell to the forces of nature, man and bureaucracy. (above image taken from divola's 'dog chasing my car in the desert' series).
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Sunday, 21 November 2010
(image originally from streetpeeper.com)
i've gotta admit - i love winter and i'm just starting to feel christmassy now, but omg - spring! (certainly promises to be hot if you're an abby lee kershaw look-a-like anyway). i am an absolute sucker when it comes to crazy geometric patterns on clothes and mary katrantzou does not disappoint! ...above miraslova wears the designer's signature hyperrealist bold graphics. her spring collection embraces elaborate prints depicting interior design with an array of textured panels and chunky industrial jewellery.
Thursday, 18 November 2010
('le cite de anges' - above & 'la couture est dans le pre')
woop! - i'm sooooo pleased i'v found this again! i remember coming across patrick demarchelier's 'court metrage' shoot yeeeears ago (but stupidly never made a note of his name). the horse-riding hats are gorge!
Thursday, 11 November 2010
...participated in the student fees protest this wednesday and apart from supporting the fight against excessively high education cuts and an extortionate increase of tuition fees for future generations, i used it as an opportunity to experiment with my camera (inspired by alexey titarenko's work). unfortunately - from a journalistic point-of-view, i'd left before things got rowdy, but a more daring friend of mine managed to get inside the building and got some amazing shots as a result!