I did the best of entertainment photos, now for the best and worst of the fashion mags from July. There are some really great, and by great I mean bad…and good, shots. Llamas and Mouse ears oh my. Which are your favs?
This series of photos, Bodybuilder’s World by Kurt Stallaert, are kind of fantastic. I’m creeped out by normal bodybuilders, but these digitally manipulated, seemingly steroid laden, youth are beyond scary. It’s an eerie depiction of something I consider to be a common affliction in our society. That’s not saying that I think bodybuilding is running rampant among todays youth. Not at all. The issues of body image and that they affect people of every age…that’s what I take away from these for some reason. Is that what the artist intended? I have no idea. That’s what I see though, and I’m intrigued…and more than just a little bit bothered by these.
Panni Malekzadeh’s work deals with ‘human vulnerability, boredom, fragility and the imprisonment of oneself’, according to her artists statement. I personally love and loathe these. Parts of them seem to take themselves too seriously and yet I find them ingeniously funny as hell at the same time. Maybe I’m missing the point, or maybe I don’t take neurosis very seriously (although I should considering I have plenty of my own). Judging by the artists reference to Plath and contradiction I’m guessing she intends to have this split reaction. Either way I think there is an interesting depth and quality to them that makes me want to keep looking.
I’ve been feeling less than awesome lately, even though I’ve been extremely productive…don’t know I’ve just been in a bummer mood. I figured some art always cheers me up so here’s the post o the day!
Fluid Pigment series by Thomas R
Kissing sailor by Eduardo Kobra
and if you haven’t yet: Submit your Work!!
Hey everyone! Happy Monday! I’m enjoying some thunderstorms and a cup of coffee and I have to say it’s pretty grand. I sure did miss having proper storms living in SF, and we’ve had our fair share of them since I’ve been back in good ol’ nyc. Enough about the weather though…. I was having a thought nugget and voila! I post this:
I’m sure there are many of you out there that are extremely talented folks and I’d like to post some of your work on the site! I’ve decided once a month I’d like to do a reader contribution post with all of your wonderful work. Paintings, Illustrations, Photography, Fashion Sketches…what ever as long as it generally fits in to the theme of the blog (which is pretty varied). I’ll do the first post on July 1st so send your best work (please limit to 2 samples please) for me to post up on the blog to share your talents with the world, to email@example.com. I can’t wait to see your work!
and here’s a niblet of a new photo series I’m working on called Rapid Expansion:
Machu Picchu McDonalds
I think the title of this editorial is completely ridiculous but I think the images are beautiful and the clothes, by Natalia Grzybowski Hybrid Collection, are stunning so I’m willing to overlook that one tiny flaw. Via Fashion Gone Rogue
I am completely infatuated with these portraits. The vintage feel really makes it for me. “Smoking Kids”, portraits by photographer Frieke Janssens