Friday, 24 June 2011

The good old days...

Delightfully executed ads shot by Herve Plumet for a French hot chocolate brand....  Love the art direction too.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Haunting work

Came across US based illustrator Richard Wilkinson's work which has an amazingly expressive and haunting quality to it.  The two headshots were representations of being told bad news.  The falling guy and flying girl depict common oft-had dreams.  The last was for a feature on diabetes.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Embroidery does portraiture!

These incredible photo-realistic portraits are the painstaking work of Daniel Kornstrumpf....  Enough said! Thank you Photojojo and Twitter!

Friday, 17 June 2011

Wendy Bevan

Wendy Bevan's agent came to see me yesterday leaving me utterly enchanted by her work.  She shoots on polaroid giving her work a lovely nostalgic textural feel.  I also think her work can look undeniably modern too, probably because it has such stand-out and therefore feels so fresh.  Hooray for the return of polaroid film!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Work wear

Power suit made of orange post-its, a dress made out of cables and what looks like rubber bands... Ted Sabarese's take on office wear is pure genius.  Would love to know who the costume maker was if it wasn't Ted himself.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Extra ordinary lives

Gregg Segal is based near Hollywood and is fascinated by the juxtaposition of the ordinary with the fantastic.  He chose to shoot the bit part actors, who spend their days dressed as superheroes touting their trade on the streets of Hollywood,  at home doing day-to-day chores.  Similarly, he came across ordinary people who like to escape from the humdrum of reality dressed as their pirate alter egos;  we see them in costume at work.

Afghan Grafitti

Came across this story in The Guardian on a burgeoning art activist movement in Kabul.  Taking inspiration from Banksy and another British street artist called Chu who even went to Kabul to lead a workshop on street art, the noble aim of this small group of grafitti artists is "to make the people ask questions".   Photography by Omar Sobhani & Ahmad Mahsood/ Reuters.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Up my street

Dylan Collard has just re-designed his website - which is a joy to use - and whilst I was perusing it, I came across his lovely series of shopkeepers.  I am fascinated by small independent shops and those who keep them (father-in-law is a proper old-fashioned butcher) so the subject matter is dear to my heart.  Dylan has portrayed them proud and resolute, holding fast to their place on our high streets.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Orchid Beach

Wayne Lawrence shot these beach belles at Orchid Beach NY where Bronx residents go for R & R. Reminded me of Rineke Dijkstra's beach adolescents but unlike them, these girls are confident, cool and sassy despite the daily struggles they must inevitably face growing up where they do. Couldn't help but include the beautiful portrait of woman and child.