Friday, February 11, 2011

Top 10 Feb 11

Here we go list lovers,
10 new internet bits and as a bonus, I'll throw this magical place in:

Mr. Buffalo's magical kingdom of awesome hand drawn animated gif's!
Warning! before you enter this website beware you might not be able to get back to work today, but hell! it's Friday after all. Mr. Buffalo & Bits

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1. Stephen Mallon

Most people look at work sites and machinery and see nothing more than concrete and steel. Stephen Mallon looks at them and sees both a surreal beauty and the wonder of their engineering. He is an industrial photographer not just by profession but also by nature. Even as a teenager in North Carolina, long before he formally studied photography, Mallon would go to airports, rail yards, and construction sites and take pictures. In the years since, he has traveled everywhere from Africa to New Jersey, searching out artificial landscapes and industrial footprints. His work has been exhibited widely, and he has been commissioned by a wide range of commercial clients, including Publicis, Sudler & Hennessey, AECOM, and AARP.

Most recently, Mallon made a big splash with his stunning “Brace for Impact: The Salvage of Flight 1549,” a series of photographs documenting the salvaging of the US Air flight that, amazingly, airline captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger had managed to safely emergency-land in the Hudson River on January 15, 2009. The images Mallon produced during the two-week effort by maritime contractor Weeks Marine have since been exhibited in New York and featured at numerous websites, in print, and on TV, including, New York magazine, NBC, Resource Magazine, Vanity Fair, and CBS News. In the summer of 2010, “Brace for Impact: The Salvage of Flight 1549” will be exhibited at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Mallon, whose photos have been honored by Communication Arts, the New York Photo Festival, and the Lucie Awards, is also a leader in the photo community. Since 2002, he has been a board member of the New York chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers and served as president from 2006 to 2009. He lives in New York with his wife and their young daughter.

See more work by Stephen Mallon HERE

2. Angela Fraleigh

Artist Statement
My Mother was just eighteen when I was born but she had been living on her own with David for three years. Orphaning herself at an early age was a means of survival. She dropped out of high school in 73’, received her GED and began working at Beaufort Community College as a secretary at night taking classes during the day.
Shirley Wallace baby-sat.
My parents Debbie and David grew pot in the backyard but had to start hiding the plants behind the kiddy pool because Shirley’s husband Joe was a narc.
We lived on Humphrey’s road in a trailer next door to David’s bosses house. He was in construction which was good work when it was steady. That place was a “dump" so they left and rented a house on Rogers road. When I was one year old David moved out and my mother moved to a “nice” three bedroom trailer with her friend Susan.
My mother said it was probably her aunt Anna who inspired her to put her past behind her and change her life. Anna always smelled nice, had respect for others, she liked better things and kept a clean house...that and TV.
Even when she and my father were out of work we always looked respectable. Nice manners, combed hair, clean clothes. Nobody knew. My mother has always been into appearances.
It was a godsend television, through it she could see how other people lived- how it was supposed to be.
She met Lee in 1978 at a disco. Three weeks later he proposed.
Questioning social constructs of beauty, class, gender and role play I am interested in the complications of desire, what power people have available to them and how they use that power. These images serve as a means of escape from one’s personal histories but also provides a space to question these idealistic scenarios. Drawing on dramatic moments from literature and framing the romantic stereotypes that are created these images are complicated by obscured power structures. Ambiguity conceals where authority lies in these familiar images disrupting our understanding of these hackneyed relationships while bringing into the foreground the continual power struggles still fueling our political, social and intimate relationships.
These tensions are heightened as paint itself becomes a tool for the disturbance; a main protagonist in the story and a carrier of meaning. Violent and seductive, threatening and unpredictable it complicates the image leaving us unsure if the figures are being birthed or eaten away; if the paint is taking control, acting as savior, interrupting, manipulating or providing the stimulus for the relationship. Physicality of the paint both cankers and covers the narrative caressing the fine line between victim and volunteer. There is a desperate human quality in the work, one that embraces the flawed hero.... you know what was supposed to have happened but you also know it didn't.

3. Danielle Levitt

Danielle Levitt arrived at her distinctive photographic style capturing street fashion, pop culture, and celebrity for countless publications. While producing this commercial work, Levitt also pursued her passion for documenting American youth. The result is We Are Experienced, Levitt's first monograph, a series of portraits depicting adolescents in a variety of urban, suburban, and rural settings, as individuals and in groups, loaded with signifiers both mainstream and marginal.

Danielle Levitt is a New York-based photographer with a wide following in the fashion and art worlds. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times Magazine, GQ, and Arena Homme Plus. Her photographs have been exhibited at the Sweeney Art Gallery in Riverside, CA.

See more work by Danielle HERE

4. Nook

Website - Raccoonnook
BlogSpot - the hidden nook
Twitter - Raccoonnook

5. Sue Doeksen

Illustration & design by Sue Doeksen.
See more work by Sue HERE

6. Andrea DiCenzo

Andrea DiCenzo is a New York based photographer. Projects and themes of her work vary from her dark and cinematic Dark Nights, Dark Nights series to the pop colors and playful child-like wonder of Footprints. Caught somewhere admidst storytelling and documentary, Andrea’s work continues to explore the different layers and complexities of the people around her. Her work has been published in the States, as well as internationally. 

See more work by Andrea DiCenzo HERE

Thursday, February 10, 2011

7. Nicholas Felton

Amazing stats and graphs by Nicholas Felton!

Felton on Felton:
Nicholas Felton spends much of his time thinking about data, charts and our daily routines. He is the author of several Personal Annual Reports that collate countless measurements into a rich assortment of graphs and maps reflecting the year’s activities. He is the co-founder of, a site for counting and communicating daily data, and frequent designer of information graphics for numerous corporations and publications. His work has been profiled in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Wired and Creative Review. 

See more work by Felton HERE 

8. Simon "Super Furry" Walker

See more work by Simon "Super Furry" Walker HERE

9. Press Pause Play

For more bits and bobs on Press Pause Play, visit website HERE

10. Max & Charlotte - Où est Charlie ?

Max e tcharlotte est un duo de photographes qui réalise des images à 4 mains.  Ils se sont connus durant leur formation aux Gobelins et ont décidé de mettre leurs compétences complémentaires en commun.  Charlotte est aussi diplômée de l'ESAG Pennnignhen (2005).  Leur univers photographique s'imprègne de leur enfance. Les photographies sont des jeux... et leur imagination n'a pas de limite.

See more work by Max and Charlotte HERE