Tuesday, 20 December 2011

It's Christmas!!

Olivia Fremineau's take on Christmas decorations is wonderfully bonkers and cheers me up in the last few working days left of the year...  so this is for all of you who aren't on holiday yet!  See more of her work here: http://www.oliviafremineau.com

QR Code

Received this through the post - still get the odd delightful thing thanks to snail mail! - which I thought intriguing as there was no mention of who why what. Loved the way a QR code has been created by using physical objects.  And it works too!  David Sykes is the photographer responsible and explains his thinking (also see more of his work) here: http://blog.davidsykes.com/qr-riddle/694

Friday, 16 December 2011

Let there be light

Jimmy Mould sent us a print of the cross so wanted to share it here with a few others.   He makes the ugly and overlooked features of our urban landscape beautiful, suffused with gentle and ethereal light.  I like.   See more here: http://www.jimmymould.com/inorganic.aspx

Friday, 9 December 2011

City Suits

Frank Allais's witty double-take series makes light of the financial crisis currently building in the city ...  The casting and wardrobe are pure genius.  Makes you wonder what skirt and shoes your Dad might select for the office... See more here http://www.franckallais.com/Franck%20Allais%20Oee.html

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Lost something?

Roberto Badin's jewellery story here is just beautiful. See more of his work here: http://www.tristangodefroy.com/7-30-art-roberto-badin-portfolio.html

Virtual lives

Here's a very British version of people living out their hyper real other lives as characters in Star Wars or other science fiction movies.  The photographer, Steve Schofield, is intrigued by how his sitters' choice of hobby helps them escape the banality of everyday life.  The juxtaposition of the subject in full costume in their ordinary homes is both telling and fascinating.  See more on Steve's site: http://www.steveschofield.co.uk/#!__land-of-the-free

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Back to the Future

This is genius...  Came across this on How to be a Retronaut. Irina Werning invites people to send her old photos which she then recreates featuring  them as they are now.  I can't get over her attention to detail on knitting that blue and grey jumper or finding the exact spot in Berlin where the wall once stood.  Enjoy them all here: http://www.irinawerning.com/bttf2/back-to-the-future-2-2011/

Friday, 18 November 2011

Olympic sports in 3D paper art

Kath Jackson is the artist behind these wonderful 3D paper sports themed tableaux... I love the detail and individuality of each figure and the way the action on each scene breaks out of the frame.  Kath's working on some animation and she also does beautiful window installations.... See http://www.metcalfelancaster.com for more.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Don't just tell them show them

Found Jesse Marlow's fantastic series Don't Just Tell Them Show Them on http://www.in-public.com, Nick Turpin's site dedicated to street photography.  Jesse's work has won him countless awards including last year's International Street Photography award which is now inviting entrants to submit work for this year's competition. He takes the pictures I wish I could! http://www.jessemarlow.com/portfolio/dont-tell-them-show-them-page/

Monday, 14 November 2011

Abstract seaside

Came across a feature on Leslie Jean Bart's work on http://acurator.com which is a wonderful online magazine showcasing great photography. He spends hours during the summer at Coney Island observing the daytrippers to take these shots... Love the last one that reminds me of Seurat's painting.
See more of his work here: http://www.lesliejean-bart.com

Friday, 11 November 2011

Street portraits

Just come across the wonderful work of Darren Hall, a British photographer who divides his time between UK and New York.  The beautiful shot of the girl in the orange vest has been shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing prize.  The head shots were done on 5th Avenue whilst the two shots of person captured amid a crowd were done near the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane... I love how in these shots the New Yorkers  appear perfectly stylish, not hair out of place, whilst the Londoners have a little more grit and edge.  See more at http://darrenhallphoto.com/

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Shelf Art

Love the idea of turning your Ikea Billy bookcase into a work of art using objects lying around the house... These are charming and make me smile on a dull winter afternoon and must have been a delight to make.  Peter Langer shot them with Nina Lemm styling for the Suddeutsche Zeitung Magazin.  See more of  Peter's work here: Peter Langer c/o AK-Kruse Artists' Management & Nina's work here: Nina Lemm c/o Liganord