A picture is worth a thousand words, however, people tend to see only what they wish to see. There are more than a million beautiful photographs on this planet, but only a few can take you to a different world for a moment. I find Chris Gordaneer’s pictures fascinating, having the ability to tell wonderful stories through them.
When it comes to street artists none are as famous as the ever elusive Banksy. With his satirical, playful and obviously bold expressions of graffiti genius, it is no wonder this UK legend/ hero has made it big time. A documentary, or is it a psuedo-documentary, about him called “Exit through the Gift Shop” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival recently and while it doesn’t promise to reveal his identity or anything else about him for that matter, it does promise intrigue. [ Continue Reading ]
Picasso was once credited to saying that “Everything you can imagine is real”. Well, I myself believe in the concept of creating reality with your thoughts, however, I sure hope some of the creatures from Thomas Mangold’s CGI photographs are not harvested in some lab anytime soon. [ Continue Reading ]
Montreal, has, every so often, the uncanny nature to deliver something impacting into a sea of mediocre, cloned dribble. You hear of other “artistic meccas” that just sort of spew out inspiration and unique concepts of this ridiculous thing called art. But when there is such an abundance of something it becomes bland and unappealing. Let’s not forget annoying. But Montreal doesn’t have that. So whenever something different grows from it. It might actually mean something. [ Continue Reading ]
Starring out into the vastness of the big ol’ blue sky. Your head on the grass. Some ants scouting your arm but you don’t care. Maybe you got some booze in you. Maybe pollen gets you high enough. You’re just there, laying on the ground. Counting those puffy things in the sky and watching them slowly change into something you recognize. This must be some kind of wonderful you say to yourself. Then. Suddenly. What strikes your daydreaming eye but a rainbow. Big and demanding in its presence. Just hanging there like some granny bra on a clothes line, gawking at you, almost mocking you. In all it’s colours and in all its radiance. It’s calling to you. Commanding you to gaze at it and shower it with praise and compliments of how beautiful it is. Truly a symbol of something tranquil, crafted only by something divine. You smile at it. Sure. Thinking what would happen if you tossed it into a rusty blender. [ Continue Reading ]
The photo spread was shot by married couple, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, who this time around also appear in front of the camera. The campaign is a love story between these two artist who have merged their talents and their lives to create something visually spectacular. [ Continue Reading ]