Sunday, January 29, 2012

Top 10 Jan 30

Boom and yet another week done!
Hope you all liked it.

//Mr. J

1. Romain Laurent's L'Horizon

With the prevalence of urban surf shops and the urbanite who spends his weekend with a surfboard strapped to their wagon, this beautiful series of a surfboarder in harmony and piece as he straddles his board throughout Manhattan is timely and well-executed. Romain Laurent's L'Horizon captures a peaceful calm amongst a dense urban space.

2. Lucky Jackson

See more work by Luck Jackson HERE

3. Elise

See more work by Elise HERE

4. Cil Laurens

My nam is Cil, Cil is short for Priscilla. I am a girl, born in The Netherlands and live in Amsterdam.
I am a redhead and love to wear second hand clothing.
Graduated as a graphic designer and also studied photography for a year.
Since 2,5 years i started drawing and painting again.

See more work by Cil HERE

5. Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore's work has been widely published and exhibited for the past thirty years. His career began at the early age of fourteen, when he made the precocious move of presenting his photographs to Edward Steichen, then curator of photography at MOMA. Recognizing Shore's talent, Steichen bought three of his works. At the age of 24 Shore became the first living photographer to have a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He has also had one-man shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the George Eastman House, Rochester, and the Kunsthalle in Dusseldorf. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. His series of exhibitions at Light Gallery in New York in the early 1970's sparked new interest in color photography and in the use of the view camera for documentary work.

Most recently, Stephen Shore has photographed a fashion story with world renowned stylist Venetia Scott for Another Magazine (Spring 06). Campaigns include Bottega Veneta S/S 06, Orange 2004/5 & Titleist 2004. A regular contributor to W Magazine he's also picked up an SPD Gold Medal for a photo story in Details Magazine about a minor league baseball team.

Books of his photographs include Uncommon Places; The Gardens at Giverny; Stephen Shore: Luzzara; The Velvet Years, Andy Warhol’s Factory, 1965-1967; Stephen Shore: Photographs, 1973-1993; and American Surfaces, 1972. In 1998, Johns Hopkins University Press published The Nature of Photographs, a book he wrote about how photographs function visually. Since 1982 he has been the chairman of the photography program at Bard College where he is the Susan Weber Soros Professor in the Arts. He is represented by 303 Gallery in New York City.

See more work by Stephen Shore HERE

6. Denis Koval

Denis Sees himself as image-maker and craftsman. His images are influenced mainly by fascination with fashion and product design in broadest context, he tends to mix these elements in his photographic work.

When Denis approaches a new prodject, he relies on intuition and skills. 'I love what I am doing and feeling very comfortable with it'.

Denis Koval lives in Amsterdam

7. Colin Chillag

Born 1977/ 1971, Quan and Chillag both live and work in Phoenix, Arizona.
Collin Chillag contrasts meticulously rendered details with gorgeously abstracted and unfinished elements in his amazing paintings.

8. David Shrigley

Born: 17 September 1968. Macclesfield, England
Education: Glasgow School of Art 1988-91
See more illustrations, arts, stuff videos and so forth by David Shrigley HERE

9. Ulrika Kestere - The girl with 7 horses

Once upon a time there was a girl who had 7 invisible horses. People thought she was crazy and that she in fact had 7 imaginary horses, but this was not the case. When autumn came the girl spent a whole day washing all her clothes. She hung them on a string in her garden to let the gentle autumn sun dry them. Out of nowhere, a terrible storm came and its fiercefull winds grabbed a hold of all her clothes and all seven horses (authors note: since they are invisible they obviously didn't weigh much). The girl was devestated and spent all autumn looking for each horse spread around the country, wrapped in her clothes.

See more work by Ulrika Kestere HERE

10. Richard Kilroy

Composition, suggestion and simplicity are the driving forces behind Richard's work. Practising illustration from an early age, Richard was mentored during his college years by acclaimed artist Dave White. Graduating from Leeds College of Art & Design in 2010, he currently resides in London.

in late 2010 he was selected by Christian Dior as one of five illustrators to produce an original work for 'Dior illustrated', an exhibition of the work and collaborative effort of Rene Gruau and the house of Dior. His newspaper fanzine on fashion illustration, DECOY, includes the work of Julie Verhoeven, Richard Gray, Jasper Goodall, Cedric Rivrain, Tara Dougans, Si Scott and more. The second issue is currently available and issue 3 will be available from November 2011.

To date, Richard's clients include Christian Dior, VMAN, Topshop, Onitsuka Tiger, Ponystep, Husk, I.T Post and more.
See more work by Richard HERE