The image you see above is certainly a familiar one. It goes without saying that Astro Boy is an icon just as Mickey Mouse is to Disney, and as Mario is to Nintendo. The deceptively cute character is by far the most popular creation of one Osamu Tezuka, referred to by many as the “God of Manga.” Although I’m not really in to apotheosis of any kind, unless of course we’re talking about Michael Jackson :), the epithet certainly isn’t unwarranted considering Mr. Tezuka’s role in creating what has now become an explosive industry. [ Continue Reading ]
In the spirit of the upcoming holiday – the one with all the hearts and candy and stuff, which if you leave your house at all, is impossible to avoid the ads for – I decided that for two weeks I will show ” a little love” to some of the artists out there that are not only talented but inspire crushes from here to San Fransisco. Welcome to “The Crush of the Week” post.
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 ]
Swedish photographers Marco Grizelj and Kristian Kran bleed talent through their collective name, Aorta. As editorial photographers (name name name name) the pair really knows how to carve out a distinct space around an object of beauty, giving the woman or thing in focus a serene absolution from its surroundings.
The post you are about to read is based on a true story…although some liberties have been taken.. :) [ Continue Reading ]