Sunday, November 13, 2011

Top 10 Nov 14

Welcome to yet another Top 10 creative nuggets from the past week.
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1. Straulino


Straulino's pictures are unic. With his eagerness to experiment and his courage to try new things he partially alienates pictures so that they almost have an abstract effect. The models become sculptures - richly colored, dazzling and exotic. A whiff of eroticism touches consciousness and subconciousness at the same time. In this way, Straulino answers the questions what is beautiful on a human being or what makes it beautiful in his very own, so far unseen way.

See more work HERE

2. Effelle

Filippo Del Vita and Laura Garcia Serventi met while studying at the prestigious Center for Contemporary Photography "Fondazione Studio Marangoni" in Florence.

Filippo born and raised in Italy had been early introduced to photography by his grandfather and Laura, Argentinean, became interested in the medium when attending the School of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires.

Ever since they met, a profound collaboration grew between them.

Their Italian years were mostly devoted to art. Their work has been selected by numerous awards and exhibited at the Triennale of Milan, the Contemporary Art Fair Artissima, the Biennale in Reus Spain, the Fotofestiwal in Poland, the Lodz Festival in Lithuania and the Italian Foundation of Photography just to mention a few. Meanwhile they also started working on fashion and still life projects and their work is regularly used for advertising and published in American and International magazines.

They live and work between Milan and New York where they founded Effelle Photography.

See more work HERE

3. Ben Pogue

131 VARICK ST #1005
NEW YORK, NY 10013
T. (212) 219-1117
For portfolio requests and general information please contact
Delphine Driat at Walter Schupfer Management
To contact to the studio directly

See mor work by Ben HERE

4. Berto Martinez

More work by Berto Martinez

5. Guy Aroch


Guy Aroch moved from Israel to NYC in 1990 to become a professional photographer. In 1993, Guy graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York and began working professionally. Specializing in Beauty, Fashion and Celebrity portraits, his images are considered strong, sharp and beautifully lit. Guy is also teacher at school of Visual Arts of NYC. As Aroch puts it, "I always try to create a strong image that is somewhat different than any I have seen of my subject." He shares his time between NYC and Europe.

See more work by Guy HERE

6. Charles Williams

Uniqlo commissioned a series of portraits for their 2011 brand book. The portraits depict 5 Japanese craftsmen employed by Uniqlo.

See more work by Charles Williams HERE

7. Sylvie Zijlmans


"Over the last five years Sylvie Zijlmans has created photo works of an intimate world in which something unspeakable has taken place. Mysterious events that are certainly possible but highly improbable. Bacteria are spat back and forth across the table. Smoke rises from mugs, glasses and bottles. The people in these images have witnessed something terrifying. They confront us menacingly, like giants. Though greatly enlarged these photo works are extremely sharp. In combination with the method of presentation - sometimes merely a loosely suspended backlit transparency - this sharpness is confronting and alienating. Zijlmans' oeuvre is contentious, experimental, and creative. it teems with the ideas and multiple associations.

Sylvie Zijlmans' extraordinary visual eloquence has led to her being invited to participation Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen's H&F Mecenaat, a patronage program that allows the museum to collect and exhibit the work of internationally important contemporary artists. I would like to thank the artist for her commitment to this project. The museum is greatly indebted to its patron Han Nefkens who has made both the exhibition and publication possible through his financial support".

See more work HERE

8. George Nova

George Nova
Welcome to my communication portfolio. I'm a 26 year old designer and illustrator with a passion for the little things. Always producing both personal and commissioned work, I am constantly trying to further my expertise in visual communication and wont stop until I have mastered all the tools I need to fully realize my ideas. I have been creating ever since i can remember, and now design, illustration,
publication and exhibitions have consumed my life.

Currently living in Sydney, I have recently graduated from Billy Blue College of Design with a Bachelor in Applied Design and an Associate Degree in Communication Design.

See more work by Nova HERE

9. DYE "Fantasy" Official Video

Tigersushi and Excuse My French are pleased to present the new video for DyE's new single, Fantasy. Directed by animation wunderkind Jérémie Périn, the video tells the story of a group of highschool kids ready for teenage mischief. They break into the local swimming pool intending a session of innocent nightswimming, in an awkward climate of romance and apprehension. What happens next is for you to discover here. nsfw.

Directed by Jérémie Périn
Written by Laurent Sarfati & Jérémie Périn
Artistic Direction by Mikael Robert

Produced by Excuse My French / PH & Tigersushi
Executive Producer : Constance Guillou
Production Coordinator : Perrine Schwartz
Commissioner : Jill Caytan

"Fantasy" is taken from the DyE album TAKI 183.

10. Youngna Park


Hi, I"m Youngna, a Brooklyn-based photographer, producer and content strategist focused on projects that tell compelling stories in-print, multimedia and in physical spaces.

I direct, style and execute photo and video shoots, produce and design events, manage a wide range of print and digital projects and strategize and design content strategies for businesses both on and offline.

I am currently a Content Strategist at HUGE Inc, Managing Producer of the feature-length dance music video: Girl Walk // All Day and a freelance photographer.

See more work HERE