Monday, December 12, 2011

Top 10 Dec 12

Welcome back to another week of internet things.
This week I got a lot of inspiration from Dutch blogger Marlies Neugebauer, who I meet in Amsterdam last week. She is running a photographer blog called Allthat I Love and it is well worth a visit and a following!

Happy Holliday to you all and see you all again next year!

Mr. J

1. Jeff Bark

Born 1963, Duluth, Minnesota.
Jeff Bark lives and works in New York. Bark’s series of elaborately constructed photographs depict contemporary urban motifs, such as the debris of American consumerism with an opulent, Dutch master quality of light and tone. Bark creates mysterious tableau, exploring exterior and interior, myth and desire.

See more work by Jeff HERE

2. Bharat Sikka

Bharat Sikka (b 1973) grew up and then worked as a photographer in India before deciding to study at the Parson's School of Design where he earned a BFA in photography. Establishing a fine art approach to the field of photography, as an art form Bharat documents contemporary visions of India. His portfolio consists of environmental portraits of “Indian men”, “Urban landscapes” in India and a personal project on his family. Since his first exhibition "Indian Men" at the Artists Space in NYC, his work has been displayed in numerous national and international exhibitions, including one at the National Museum of India (2008). Bharat has contributed for magazines and publications such as the New Yorker, I.D, Vogue, Vogue Homme International, Details and Time Magazine, where his work was featured as amongst the best photographs of 2005. Bharat now lives and works between Europe and India.

See more work by Bharat Sikka HERE

3. Lykke Li - Sadness is a Blessing

Directed by: Tarik Saleh
Starring Lykke Li, Stellan Skarsgård.
D.O.P: Carl Nilsson

4. Philippe Jarrigeon

The thing about “photographer, publisher, and more” Philippe Jarrigeon is that he can make inanimate objects look so lively, and animate subjects look even better. Born in France and trained in Switzerland, Philippe has done work for fashion designers and brands Baccarat, Dries van Noten, Maison Martin Margiela, Nike, and Swatch. His work has also been seen in publications Manifesto, Double, L’Officiel, and Wallpaper*; and has been on exhibition at the Fotomuseum Winterthur, the International Festival of Fashion and Photography.

See more work by Philippe HERE

5. Touch of Evil

Alex Prager has directed a number of short films for a project titled "Touch of Evil" for the New York Times - highlighting the best actors and actresses from this year in film. The amazing shorts features Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Ryan Reynolds, Rooney Mara, Jessica Chastain, Kirsten Dunst, Glenn Close and more.

6. Wyne Veen

represented by House of
0031 20 521 6630

See more work by Wyne HERE

Sunday, December 11, 2011

7. Andre De Freitas

Hello, my name is Andre De Freitas and I'm a photographer and illustrator. I studied in Full Sail University and got a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Animation. But oddly enough, the concept of stillness captured my imagination, and I focused more on illustration. Instead of just drawing, I tried to imagine myself taking photos of my subjects. That way the illusion of stillness would be a little more believable, almost like a photograph. After that, my insertion into the world of photography was almost based on instinct.


See more work by Andre HERE

8. Micah Ganske

Micah Ganske was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1980. In 2002 he received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Post-Baccalaureate certificate from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2003. In 2005 he received his MFA in painting from the Yale School of Art. In 2005 he was the recipient of the Adobe Design Achiement Award in Digital Photography at a reception held at the Guggenheim Museum in New York where his work was also displayed. In October 2007 Deitch Projects exhibited Ganske's first solo exhibition. In 2011 he launched his second solo exhibition with RH Gallery in Tribeca, where he is now represented.

See more work by Micah HERE

9. Mark Mawson

Mark has bases in London & Sydney and spends his time between the two shooting for advertising agencies & magazines.

Representation in Paris by Artists & Archives,
He is represented by several galleries and his personal work is in many private collections around the world.
See more work by Mark HERE

10. Matt Needle

Needle Design & Illustration is the Freelance Studio of Matt Needle, based in Cardiff, UK and founded in 2008.

Matt Graduated in 2009 from University of Wales, Newport with First Class Honors in BA (Hons) Graphic Design & Illustration.

He began freelancing in 2007 and carried on throughout University, over the second and third year, in which time he worked with many high profile clients such as Nike, The Big Chill Festival (Commissioned by London design studio Bleach), Clash Magazine, Chelsea Flower Show, Hugo Boss, CNN and many more.

"I am Abstract in my means of communicating ideas, not because its "trendy", but because I want people to really think about and analyze what they are viewing.
I am not happy unless I am creating by some means.

I am inspired by the minute and insignificant things I see around me and I strive to create beautiful, meaningful, complex and often bizarre pieces.

I am inspired by several Art movements and people including, Roman Cieślewicz, Salvador Dali, Escher, Massimo Vignelli, Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, Terry Gilliam, Bauhaus, Surrealism, Paul Rand, amongst many others."

If you would like to work with me, or just want to have a design related chat please don't hesitate to get in contact with me:

Email Me:
Call Me: +44 (0) 7557 1489 46
Skype Me: m-needle
Follow me: @needledesign

See more work by Matt HERE