Friday, March 4, 2011

Top 10 March 4

Today, we have sexy brat kids, bleeding people, satanic kids and a whole lot of beautiful stuff.
Hope you like!

Mr. Jon

Thursday, March 3, 2011

1. Bela Borsodi

Bela Borsodi is an Austrian still life photographer based in New York City.

Bela Borsodi was born in Vienna and has lived and worked in New York City since the early 1990s. He studied fine art and graphic design with a great interest in psychology but often incorporated photography in his projects. When his friends started working at magazines and asked him to take photographs for them, Borsodi became more interested in photography. This led to an early career as a photographer where he shot Portraits, reportage, and some fashion for editorials in Austria and Germany.

2. Nikolai Shurygin

Nikolai Shurygin was born in 1957 in Kimry. In 1979 he graduated from Moscow School of applied arts (design). During 10 years the painter has been studying multilayered painting which secrets were lost in the beginning of XIX. This unique technique was used by flemish painters as well as russian painters such Kiprensky, Levitsky, Borovikovsky and many others. The uniqueness of the technique consists in the point that every layer of paint is visible through the layer above. Using this technique the artists achieved the incredible realism of depicted subject whether a human face or any texture – silver, gold, brocade, fur, glass, etc. The term of producing a portrait or a still-life in this technique is from 4 to 12 months.

See more work by Nikolai HERE

3. Tom Littleson AKA Dilly

Tom Littleson AKA Dilly, is a designer & illustrator from Melbourne. He studied future design at RMIT where he exhibited at Melbourne Fringe Festival.  He then studied graphic design at Victoria University. He was worked with such clients as the Australian Casino Association, Bluegrass, Shire Council And Armchair. As a freelance graphic designer Dilly is available for design services including posters, logos, brochures, business cards, cd & merchandise artwork, flyers and illustrative work.

See more work by Dilly HERE

4. Conan O'Brien Kinetic Typography by Jacob Gilbreath

Digital Design (Spring 2011)
Oklahoma State University
Illustrator, Soundbooth, Cinema 4D, After Effects

This Kinetic Typography project was created from dialogue from Conan O'Brien's final episode of The Tonight Show on NBC. In this dialogue he describes his feelings about NBC and the situation at hand. His personality exudes positivity and humor and this dialogue describes his character very well. Even through the hardships of leaving NBC he promotes hard work and kindness.

The concept behind this video is to show Conan O'Brien as a solid wall and a monumental entertainer. Also portrayed is the relationship between old and new. This comparison shows the idea of a span of time. Conan O'Brien is and will continue to be seasoned television entertainer. This concept was achieved by creating a literal wall out of over 60 individual typographic layouts. These layouts reference a variety of vintage type designs. The combination of vintage styled type layouts and the sleek 3d look achieved in Cinema 4D allow the wall to seem both old and new. This contrast emphasizes time and creates a sturdy and timeless object which is the perfect metaphor for Conan O'Brien.

View Jacob Gilbreath other projects at:​jacobgilbreath

5. Lauren Dukoff

Lauren Dukoff (born 1984) is an American photographer noted for her portraiture and documentary work of celebrities and musicians.
Lauren Dukoff was born in California.[1] Her father is a commercial director and still photographer. Lauren Dukoff briefly studied photography at the Brooks Institute of Photography but left after one year. She learned photography from her father and got her start by documenting the musical career of long time friend Devendra Banhart. Dukoff was also mentored by music photographer Autumn de Wilde.

See more work by Lauren HERE

6. Robert Mearns

I graduated with my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2006 with a primary focus in painting. For the past four years, since graduating, I have maintained an active role in the Vancouver art community, continuing my painting practice through the portraiture of young, interesting locals. I’ve photographed and subsequently painted a wide variety of both strangers and friends, from DJs to baristas to burrito makers.

In this, the ‘End of Western Civilization’ age, where seemingly all of history is readily available at our fingertips via the internet, youth culture is suddenly defined by the constant ability to pick and chose, putting pieces of past ethos together, creating a mismatched mash-up of ever-evolving cultural fragments. These fads, opinions, and aesthetics are tossed away just as easily as they’re donned and absorbed, making the individuals that embody them creatures of constant flux. Through my portraits, I try to encapsulate glimpses of these shifting bodies, focusing on idiosyncratic expressions …and social hiccups. For instead of traditional portraiture, defined by Edward Burne-Jones as “capturing expression of character or moral quality” I aim to animate something brief and intimate, such as the moment before a sneeze, when, for a brief instant, a person lets their guard down.

7. Till Hafenbrak

Till Hafenbrak knows how to make the most of a limited palette. The Berlin based designer/illustrator uses unexpected and strongly contrasting colors to create vibrating landscapes of the natural world, often depicting animals and their interactions with humans.

See more work by Till HERE

8. Andrew Meyers

California-based artist Andrew Meyers drives thousands screws at various depths, creating unique 3D images. Once the screws are in at the correct depth, (from 7,000 to 10,000 holes by hand) he paints over each head individually to create the finished product,which looks more like a portrait than a sculpture.
See more work by Andrew HERE

9. Jacques Olivar

Jacques Olivar:

Cold Blood: Jacques Olivar’s Women

Helmut Newton showed them, dressed or undressed, confident and proud; Guy Bourdin staged them as persiflage of sex and crime; Juergen Teller consciously provoked with the idea of “white trash.” The women Jacques Olivar (*1941) photographs appear like the heroines of old Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films in the heyday of Kodacolor, when after the roar of the lion, passion, yearning, and drama inexorably unfolds. And at the same time the models he arranges and stages so theatrically seem absent, solitary, perhaps even melancholy. What characterizes Olivar’s photos and makes them so filmic is the narrative condensed into one single image – a plot we have to puzzle together in our own imagination. Only few photographers like the Casablanca-born Olivar are in the position to stage every detail so precisely and simultaneously allow us the space to create our own photo narratives. What Olivar, like Newton or Bourdin, masters so convincingly is the art of suggestion, visual seduction and building tension, so that we look at his images and automatically ask ourselves what happened before and after the split-second of the situation captured. Art is often the most exciting when it throws the viewer back for a moment.  In this way, Olivar’s photographs repeatedly ask: Does Olivar’s subject belong to the millions of lonely hearts of the city, or is she so lost in thought because she is right in that moment experiencing an emotional drama or is about to experience one a few seconds after the picture is taken?
In contemporary photography, Jacques Olivar is a singular phenomenon because he understands how to ably connect beauty, glamour, and femininity with a perpetual fascination for the narrative.

Walter Keller

Fashion found its medium in photography. The constant transformation so characteristic of the fashion world is in photography always present and  up-to-date and yet simultaneously outlives the times. This realization came to light during the fashion magazines’ heyday in the thirties and forties when the woman was discovered as a consumer good, laying the groundwork for today’s flourishing model cult. Since then, there have been many masters of the genre, but there are only a few that have maintained their presence over the decades. Jacques Olivar (*1941) is one of them. His portraits subtly tread a territory between fashion, pin-up, and Hollywood. Every generation needs an updated version of the photographs one might traditionally find in a soldier’s locker or a sailor’s room, but Olivar decidedly widens this target group with his exquisite, upgraded pinups. These icons are there for all to take pleasure in; they are the contemporary form of glamour.

Dr. Boris von Brauchitsch

See more work by Jacques HERE


Dir. Matthew Robinson