Posts Tagged ‘ Photos ’

Who’s Your Local Preacher?


The word “colorful” is a massive understatement when considering the collection you just scrolled through.  “Cyber Sound” is one of the newest art additions to ‘Local Preacher’s photography collection, and as aligned with the rest of his work, it is AMAZING.  As a DJ, it’s incredible to see the tools I use being so eloquently portrayed in such amazing photos.  Shouts to ‘Local Preacher’ and his amazing ability to use lighting to exemplify the intricacies of the gear myself, and everyone else who does what I do in his work.

Cheers To The First 10 Years.


Marvel Entertainment has officially revealed the cover and release date for their upcoming anniversary book, Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years. The massive 512-page book, which retails for $150, will hit stores on May 3, 2019, coinciding with the release of the still-untitled Avengers 4. It contains 250 exclusive illustrations along with over 100+ new interviews with key producers, studio heads, and tons of your favorite Marvel cast members, including Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chadwick Boseman, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Zoe Saldana, Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anthony Mackie, and more.

The Lake Flato House.


In Texas, architecture firm Lake Flato has completed the ‘Hog Pen Creek Residence’, an expansive lakeside retreat connected by a long exterior boardwalk. Situated at the confluence of Hog Pen Creek and Lake Austin, the dwelling was envisioned by its owners as a playful property that encouraged outdoor living, and maximized the site’s tranquil views. The home’s L-shaped footprint and orientation helps negotiate heritage oak trees, a steeply sloping site, and aggressive setbacks from the water. The boardwalk connects a series of structures that step down the hillside, traversing a 75-foot lap pool, and terminating at a screened pavilion by the lake’s edge.

The main living area is a two-story volume with a lofted master bedroom and porches at both ends. This area of the home enjoys cool prevailing breezes and shade from the adjacent oak trees. The interior accommodates many operable windows that provide cross ventilation and daylight, while three pairs of oversized doors provide sweeping views of Lake Austin. Lake Flato carefully sited the project so that no existing trees had to be removed during its construction. However, one pecan tree was uprooted during a storm and was consequently incorporated into the design of tables and shelves within the home.

‘Beautiful Savage’


In her experimental fashion and fine art photography, Elizaveta Porodina travels through time and space, extracting the underlying emotions in her entrancing productions. The Moscow born studied clinical psychologist  plays with melancholic symbolism, sets connotations, sometimes ambiguous, sometimes honest and obvious – her range widely varying between cinematic, fashion and almost documentary imagery. Whether in dramatic black and white or vividly colored artworks, the Munich based photographer is a master of dark romanticism.

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Mikel Muruzabal’s Floating Photos.


Spanish singer Serafin Zubiri, has an incredible visual designer behind him.  The work of Mikel Muruzabal speaks volumes about the talent and sophistication that went into these truly unique photos.  Using CGI to adapt the spaces, shapes and colors to each scene, these “floating photos” are absolutely a sight to behold.

Teenage Angst Personified. Pt. 1


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R+Co Global artist Jason Hall, presents his latest collection Teenage Angst, as part of his 2016 campaign, in this release.  More engaging than the photos themselves, are the captions on to bottom of the polaroids.  They truly do represent some of the thoughts and feelings of teenagers in the modern day.
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The Team credits:
Hair: Jason Hall
Hair: Assistant: Emma Ellis
Makeup artist: Kelly Cripps
Wardrobe Styling: Rebecca Donaldson
Models: Pacey Young, Lori Beth Stott, Bethany Moffat, Beth Morley, Claire Thompson, Carrie Anderson
Agency: Colours Model Management
Photography & Postproduction: Lee Høwell
For those wondering about kit used for this shoot, the stills were shot on a Canon EOS 5d iii, EF85mm f/1.2L II USM lens, shooting between f/1.2 & f/1.6, constant light, using Bowens and Westcott lighting.  Post production color grading was done in Adobe Photoshop, matching colours to that of a Kodak E100G-Cool slide film type.
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Avengers Infinity War: Day One Documentary.


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To the closer followers of Marvel, and the mechanics behind their super hero films, Christmas came early last night when Marvel released a short “documentary” about Avengers Infinity War.  The video is quite informative, and gives the laymen some news they will be excited about, and the comic book connoisseur some things to be excited about.  (Why doesn’t Thor have his Hammer, and are Tony’s new suits automated, or is building them for himself.)  Regardless of how deep movie goers get into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the video below provides a very interesting look into the 3rd Avengers installment.

What It Looks Like When André Josselin Takes A Trip To Chicago. (Pt.2)


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Not too long ago, there was a post about German photographer André Josselin‘s photos during his trip to Lollapalooza.  There were so many photos we couldn’t put them all into one post, so in part 2, we’re going to pick up right where we left off.  Once again you can tell by the rest of his collection how incredibly talented of a photographer he is.
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What It Looks Like When André Josselin Takes A Trip To Chicago. (Pt.1)


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German photographer André Josselin out of Hamburg took a trip with friends to the Lollapolooza festival in Chicago.  This unique collection of amazing shots, was beautifully edited, and really brings through the feelings of excitement and allure of not only the city of Chicago, but how good of a time they must have had.  Unfortunately the compendium of photos is so large, we had to split it up into two posts.  Check out André’s work below, and expect to see some of the rest very soon.

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This Is Your Life On Drugs.


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London-based photographer Roman Sakovich gives us a glimpse of the drastic visual differences that substance abuse can cause in his series titled Half. By splitting his subjects’ style choices and physical appearances straight down the middle of their portraits, the photographer presents a before and after composite image that shows us two timelines—one of the addict (on the right) and one of the non-user who still has the choice to change his or her fate.

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While you might think that a great deal of Photoshop was used to produce each image, Sakovich says that most of the effects were created in-camera. The transformations were accomplished with skilled costuming and makeup design rather than post splicing and merging. The result is an eye-opening look at the damaging effects of drug abuse, especially meth addiction which is known to have a considerable amount of impact on one’s physical appearance. While the photographer admits it is a stereotypical and perhaps superficial look at substance abuse, it is, nonetheless, effective.

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Lola Dupre, And Her Elastic Portraits.


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Somewhere in the city of Badajoz, Spain, Lola Dupre is taking the style of collages to an entirely new level. Her incredible warped and twisted creations, are a step beyond “caricature” and are an entity of their own. Lola’s arsenal consist of scanning, a digital camera, scissors, and paper adhesive.  Check out her work below.

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Get Your Head In The Clouds.


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Clouds are natural canvases and in certain conditions, they can look very picturesque. French artist and photographer Charles Pétillion drew inspiration from the visually limitless variations of cloud formations to create a cumulus cloud using over 10,000 illuminated white balloons. The installation, titled, “Heartbeat”, is featured inside London’s Covent Garden and stretches the length of its entire South Hall.

Describing the project, Pétillion says, “With Heartbeat I wanted to represent the Market Building as the beating heart of this area — connecting its past with the present day to allow visitors to re-examine its role at the heart of London’s life.” Check out some more photos below.

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Ali Esmaeilipour, The Voice Of The ‘Immigrant’.


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A solo exhibition featuring the works of Iranian artist Ali Esmaeilipour called Immigrant will run at the Miaja Gallery until July 8. It will feature mixed-media work based on the theme of ‘Immigration’ focusing on the shifting and fluid nature of meaning and being rooted in a world overtaken by globalization. All of it comes from various scraps of newspapers and magazines that Ali gathered over the past 15 years in Singapore, ever since he arrived here in 1999.

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Some of the ‘immigrations’ that plaster Ali’s canvas involve the appropriation and transformation of old into new – like the form of Rodin’s famous Thinker isolated among a host of brand names and other contemporary motifs. Ali manipulates the space and his materials to give the feeling of everything washed over by a variety of rough muddy hues with bursts of color and form here and there. This opens up existential vistas where human forms are swallowed up/intermingle with signs and symbols, struggling for a ‘voice’.

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The feeling of chaotic improvisation across the works comes from the fact that many of the objects were chosen less for aesthetic reasons or harmonious composition and more for expressing the artist’s interests and internal state. These are mementos drawn up over time, with depths of experience that the viewer may glimpse into, here and there, but never fully grasp.

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Ali studied at the renowned Zangar Art Institute under the tutelage of Professor Aydin Aghashlou – one of Iran’s most respected artists. He triumphed at the prestigious 4th Biennale at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran in 1997, and established himself as an artist in residence at the Opera Gallery Singapore after he moved here. You can find out more on the exhibit at Miaja Gallery’s website.

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Flower Nostalgia.


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The days of “flower power” and “flower children” may have gone out the door a generation ago, but there will always be an intrinsic beauty to flowers and what they can, and do represent.  The visual series ‘Flower Nostalgia’ was shot by Kristina Varaksina, who hails from none of than San Francisco, the birthplace of “The Hippie Movement”.  And while her photos for Ellements Magazine, are infinitely more elegant and eye catching than your average hippie, they produce quite the bit of flower nostalgia.  Check the collection out below.
Flower Nostalgia for Ellements Magazine.
Photography: Kristina Varaksina
Hair and makeup: Inna Mathews
Wardrobe styling: Chanel Fu
Flowers: Svetlana Chernyavsky
Models: Sarah G @ Stars San Francisco
Sophia @ Stars San Francisco
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Miss Jessica Marie.


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It doesn’t have to be a Wednesday for the writers to have a woman crush. The ever so lovely Jessica Marie was brought to our attention recently, and her photos are quite stunning.  She says she’s always had a passion for being in front of the camera, and her desire sure does show.  Check out some of her work.

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Take A Look At The Neon Demon.


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There are few trailers that have the visually stunning appeal to get me personally interested in something I have no general interest in, and as I may not deep into the world of high fashion, ‘The Neon Demon’ kept my attention the entire way through.  This well lit, beautiful shot filled trailer hopefully pails in comparison to Nicolas Winding Refn’s full film, but check out the trailer and the official synopsis below.

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will use any means necessary to get what she has in The Neon Demon, the new horror thriller from Nicolas Winding Refn. The Neon Demon stars Elle Fanning (Maleficent, Super 8), Jena Malone (Inherent Vice, The Hunger Games series), Bella Heathcote (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Dark Shadows), Abbey Lee (Gods of Egypt, Max Max: Fury Road), Karl Glusman (Love, Stonewall), Keanu Reeves (John Wick, The Matrix series), Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men,” Drive), Desmond Harrington (“Dexter,” The Dark Knight Rises), Alessandro Nivola (A Most Violent Year, American Hustle), and Charles Baker (“Breaking Bad,” Wild).

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The Lovely Ms. Iskra Lawrence. One Of The Hottest Women On Instagram.


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Iskra Lawrence is may be one of the very many lovely women who have Instagram entranced, but she is quite unique in more ways than one.  The 25-year-old model from Worcestershire, England, is technically a plus-sized model in the industry.  But she’s turned that into an asset for herself and others, making a name for herself with realistic ads and empowering female body-image campaigns. She explained the complexities of being labeled a plus-sized model last year to Cosmo.  Check out some more of her photos, and her powerful words below.

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Absolutely every time I’ve ever met anyone and I’ve told them I’m a plus-size model, [I get told I’m not plus-size enough] without fail! Even when I’ve booked jobs and I’m on set, stylists and hair and makeup artists have commented that I don’t look big enough to be a plus model. I try to re-educate them about what a plus-size model means. Many of us lead healthy lifestyles, train in the gym regularly, and are in great shape. We represent a huge range of not only sizes, but also shapes, which I find really beautiful. I’m very proud to say I’m a plus model. I’ve learned to love my body and be proud of all my curves, and I’m so, so grateful every day to be able to work in the industry I love at my natural size.It’s frustrating that society is so set on categorizing everyone. But in the fashion industry it is difficult—most samples of straight-size are a 0 to 4 and plus is 14 to 16. It costs more to produce a range of different sample sizes. It would just be nice if everyone could accept a range of different size models without having to label them all—we are models, not numbers.

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Look Into The Eyes Of Nicole Mejia.


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Nicole Mejia is the model from South Florida with some of the best hips and thighs in the country. This Miami native is 5’4″ and 125 lbs. of heaven and is currently studying nursing. She is relatively new to modeling but you wouldn’t know it due to her saturation of the market in South Florida working for bikini companies, fashion shows and much more.

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I Need A Spa Day.


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The ‘Spa Days’ Collection

An exclusive tongue-in-cheek editorial for Schön! Magazine exploring the beauty tricks and crazy tips for staying pretty. Don’t take them too seriously.  However the crew that put together the photos is quite serious, take a look at the cast below.
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Photography / Aleksandra Kingo @ AWA
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Art Direction / Gem Fletcher
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Fashion / Natasha Freeman
Make-Up / Erin Kristensen using MAC
Hair / Delphine Bonnet
Model / Gigi Jeon @ Next
Nails / Kate Cutler
Casting director / Sarah Bunter
Food styling / Lucy-Ruth Hathaway
Set design / Amy Friend
Retouch / Glossmarc
Assistants / Lucia Svecova & Dmitry Yermolayev
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The Marvelous Michelle Game.


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Michelle Game is an exotic beauty mixed with Filipina/British. She was born April 25, 1985 in Angeles City P.I. She is a college graduate with a psyhcology degree, a cosmetologist, as well as a popular glamour model. Growing up in the suburbs of Dallas Texas, she eventually relocated to the Miami, Florida, and has featured in videos from Birman, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and Fabolous. This 36C-25-37 beauty has also had her fair share of print work, gracing the pages of Kasanova Magazine, Zaria Magazine, and ‘I Love Las Vegas’ to name a few.

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Simon Prades Is The Man Around Town.


 

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Master illustrator Simon Prades, seems to have his work all over the pages of some of the most well regarded publications on the planet.  His extremely intricate line style, in contrast with his minimalistic coloring makes each and every one of his works stand apart.  Prades work has been featured by Esquire, Variety, and The New Yorker, just to name a few.  Check out some of his digital portfolio below.

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Nielly Francoise’s Incredible Portraits.


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Nielly Francoise has been prominently featured on this blog more than once, and the work continues to speak for itself.  Check out a new 2016 collection.

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The Bafflingly Beautiful Lani Blair.


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What Happens When You Mix Asia, Cuba, And New York?


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It’s Asian cuisine engineered by a Cuban born and raised chef done with a Latin twist. It speaks true to the character of New York City as its innovative, appeals to the senses and runs the fine line between sophisticated and whimsical. There’s a representation through the food of one man’s dream to make it big in New York, this man being chef Luis Pous but more importantly it holds a much larger significance within a unique social context. The menu is exquisite and genuinely original. From black bean & plantain empanadas to ginger & papaya marinated palomilla, there’s something for every persons taste. What’s most fascinating is how chef Pous has found intricate and delicate connections between two cuisines which traditionally have never mixed. It’s a classic example of art imitating life as the worlds of innovation and cultural diversity have originated from within a social context and transferred into an exciting gastronomical experience. It’s the New York mentality which has allowed such an amazing thing to occur.

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The vision and inspiration behind the menu is particularly interesting as it’s an exploration by chef Pous into the evolution of Cuban cuisine. His belief being that the menu he has developed is a representation of where Cuban food would be had they had access to a wider range of global ingredients within the past 50 years.  Food is only really half of this amazing tale though. The other 50% is in Asia de Cuba’s sleek and modern design. Its clean, minimal, classical and a great interpretation of old Havana within a modern context. Conceived by renowned designer Rafael de Cárdenas this beautiful layout has characteristics of 1950’s Hollywood, it’s a little ‘mad men’, somewhere cool to escape the streets in salvation of a good drink and a nice meal.

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The Wonderful Childhood Of Alex Palazzi.


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Barcelona artist Alex Palazzi may be just as nostalgic about his past as the rest of us, however, he has the incredible creative skills to bring his memories to life.  Below is a great amalgamation of some of the things kids loved growing up.  Check the method.

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The Making Of…

For those of you interested in the behind the scenes aspect of Alex’s incredible works, take a look at his step-by-step process on each of the pieces.

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