Sunday, April 22, 2012

1. Susanne Kindt

Susanne Kindt is a talented fashion Photographer based in Los Angeles, United States, originally from Stockholm, Sweden.

2. Holographic 2Pac Live at Coachella 2012

One of the biggest viral sensations this week was the “resurrection” of a famous rapper, Tupac. The legendary Tupac made a return at the Coachella music festival. He was revived as a hologram, like the very popular hologram concerts in Japan. The walking-and-talking projection is estimated to have cost about $400,000 and was made by Dr. Dre and James Cameron’s Digital Domain. The video got a lot of exposure on blogs and Twitter. It even made Tupac Hologram an Internet meme. The only minor point was that Coachella keeps on deleting the videos on YouTube. Do they understand the Internet?

3. Jim Mangan

Exhibitions Color’d, Country Club Projects, Los Angeles, Solo Exhibition, November 2011
Winter’s Children, Milk Gallery, New York, New York, Solo Exhibition, January 2011
Vice Photo Show, Moscow, Russia, April/May 2012
Summer in the Middle of Winter, Kunsthalle Athena at Art-Athina, Athens, Greece, Group Exhibition, September-October 2011
Vice Photo Show, New York, New York, 2011
Milk Underground, Milk Gallery, New York, New York, Group Exhibition, November 2010
Smoke Bath, Online, Group Exhibition, April 2010

See more work by Jim Mangan HERE

4. Melvin and his machines

Melvin the Machine:

Melvin the Magical Mixed Media Machine (or just Melvin the Machine) can be described as a Rube Goldberg machine with a twist. Besides doing what Rube Goldberg's do best - performing a simple task as inefficiently as possible, often in the form of a chain reaction - Melvin has an identity. Actually, the only purpose of this machine is promoting its own identity.

Melvin takes pictures and makes video's of his audience which he instantly uploads to his website, facebook and twitter account. Besides that he makes his own merchandise. All of this within 4 minutes of craziness which you just have to witness yourself.
Melvin the Mini Machine:

Early 2012, HEYHEYHEY had some time to spare and they felt the need to challenge themselves once again, so they set out to build another one of their chain reaction machines called Melvin.
Conveniently built in two old suitcases, Melvin the Mini Machine is a Rube Goldberg machine specifically designed to travel the world. Each time Melvin fully completes a run, he ‘signs’ a postcard and sticks a stamp to it - making it ready to be sent.

Like its bigger brother, Melvin the Mini Machine also has an online non-physical side which he uses to connect to the people he meets. To keep things truly mobile Melvin uses a smartphone for his online identity.

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5. Nadine Boughton

Nadine Boughton is a recipient of the “Top 50” Critical Mass 2011 competition, Photolucida, and in 2012 her collages will be exhibited at Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, WA, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR and RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA. Her work has been exhibited at the Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY; the Boston Drawing Project/Carroll & Sons Gallery, Panopticon Gallery, Bromfield Gallery, Photographic Resource Center, Griffin Museum of Photography, Danforth Museum of Art, in the Boston area. Her work was featured in Plates to Pixels on-line gallery.

She is an IRIS lecturer 2012, at The Annenberg Space for Photography, Los
Angeles, CA, Adventures in Digital Collage.

Boughton grew up in Rochester, New York, under the shadow of George Eastman’s Kodak Tower. She studied photography with Garry Winogrand, and at Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, and Lesley University Seminars, Cambridge, MA. She currently lives in Gloucester, MA where she teaches photography, collage and creative writing.

6. We Make Carpets - The Paper Boat Carpet

A few years ago, I featured “Unique Carpets made from Pasta, Bricks and Band-Aids,” which were made by Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg from We Make Carpets. They have continued to work on new designs using materials such as paper boats, clothespins, plastic forks, and more.

7. Andrew Mcgibbon

About Andrew
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1981 Andrew is fine art commercial photographer, now based in Durban. With over a decade of expreience, he is well equiped for any situation and has a great team around him. His imagery is bright, clean and possibly even happy, all of which lend to his distinctive style and treatment. He is at heart a romantic and values imagination and emotion over rationality when creating. He believes that if If you over-plan a photograph or try achieve an exact image you have in your mind, you remove the the space for magic and mystery.

Recently married, Andrew loves his life and draws inspiration from love, mystery, fairy-tale and 1980’s action films.
Along with shooting for top brands Andrew spends a lot of his time doing pro-bono work for local NGOs and churches addressing issues of social justice.

See more work by Andrew Mcgibbon HERE

8. ESPN Michael Jordan Commercial - It's Not Crazy, It's Sports

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to share a name with a superstar? Here, we follow an ordinary man who has been saddled with a legendary name. It's not crazy, it's sports.

9. The Magical Way Hats are Made

Ever want to know how hats are actually made? You're in luck! Sara Grundy of Sorensen Grundy Milliners will let you in on the secret. After dark, in the millinery workroom, mini maintenance workers construct hats in the most clandestine way. Here she shows us, in pictures, what actually goes on when no one is looking.

This particular hat is called "Construction Overhead."

"The impulse behind making the hat was based on a combination of factors," said Grundy when we asked her what the inspiration was behind this idea. "There has always been a tradition in millinery to make miniature versions of traditional hat shapes such as the Victorian mini top hat and as a company we have tended to play with scale quite often making mini trilbies, berets, top hats and other classic shapes. We wanted to take this further by playing with the idea of scale for this piece.

"As we both have children we are constantly immersed in stories and films about miniature worlds, such as Arrietty, The Borrowers and Gulliver's Travels. Revisiting and appreciating these stories as adults has probably encouraged a desire to create something whimsical.

"Model millinery involves a hat being completely hand made and often there is a huge amount of hand sewing involved. Because it's such hard work and takes such a long time we have often daydreamed about having the help of a miniature workforce or leaving something half finished that get's magically completed overnight. We trained together in a millinery workroom making hats for Paris and London fashion shows and know what it feels like to be working away behind the scenes and through the night.

"We like to think that there is humour to our work and as well as wanting to make something that is amusing we also wanted to stretch the definitions of what millinery can be. 'Construction Overhead' is an imagined scenario, a hat capturing a moment in a fantasy narrative which hopefully offers more than just something to be worn on the head."

10. Sea Odyssey: Giant Spectacular

The 50-foot 'Giant Uncle' deep sea diver puppet is hoisted along by a crane as it walks down Castle Street in Liverpool, England, on April 20, as part of the Sea Odyssey: Giant Spectacular which tells the tale of a diver who's looking for his niece. The spectacle was dreamt up by marionette street theater company French Royal De Luxe who took their inspiration from a letter sent from a girl named May McMurray to her father who was aboard the RMS Titanic when it sank. The three-day event will see the Giant Uncle walking 23-miles from Albert Dock in Liverpool to reunite with his niece in Stanley Park on Sunday, April 22, 2012. The Sea Odyssey theatrical affair cost US$3.2 million dollars which is being covered by contributions from the National Lottery, the Arts Council, the European Regional Development Fund, and Liverpool’s Capital of Culture funds.