Sunday, August 26, 2012

1. Antony and the Johnsons - Cut the World

This video may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.
Willem Dafoe, Marina Abramović, and Carice van Houten star in this quiet, violent clip.

Directed by NABIL

2. Lee Jin Ju

Lee Jin Ju born in Busan, Lee, jin ju graduated from the Hongik University Department of Oriental Painting and completed a master’s course at its graduate school. Lee depicts dreamy psychological scenes triggered by emotion and memory of pain, sorrow, and negativity.

3. Todd Cole

Todd Cole is a director and photographer living and working in Los Angeles, California. His short film Aanteni for clothing label Rodarte was hugely successful and voted as one of the ten best fashion films of 2010 by W magazine, as well as one of the top three fashion films of 2010 by online publication The Business of Fashion. His second film for Rodarte, The Curve of Forgotten Things featured Elle Fanning and was too a critical success. Both Rodarte films are now traveling to museums in Europe in the exhibition Out of Fashion, as well as screening various international film festivals.

His photographs have appeared in international magazines including i-D, Purple, Self Service, POP, 032C, New York Times T Magazine, Vogue, The Fader, Art Review, The Journal, and Vogue Homme International. His photographs and films have been exhibited in Los Angeles, Paris, The United Kingdom, The Netherlands and in Mexico City.

4. Csilla Klenyanszki

I try to approach everything as a child without any prejudice with fully opened eyes.
It’s a research, that never ends.
I usually think in images and I am constantly looking for hidden possibilities.
The images form my ideas, but after all my ideas are reacting on the pictures.
It's a game between my fantasy and the reality, which eventually creates something, that is unusual, but familiar at the same time.

See More work by Csilla HERE

5. Klaus Kampert

Klaus Kampert born in 1953 lives and works as a freelance photographer in Duesseldorf, Germany. As a photographer he is self-taught. After working for many well-known photographers in the advertising field, he established his own business in 1981 in Duesseldorf. His main interest is people-photography focussing on beauty, portrait, nudes and dance. He works for leading advertising agencies and companies but also indulges in artistic photography. Many of his images, especially nudes and ballet-dancers have been printed in international publications and are very asked for among collectors. Membership in Bund Freischaffender Foto-Designer, BFF ( german Photographers` association ) since 1984.

My work is mainly concerned with the human body.
Still, I do not consider my images to be classic nudes or erotic
photography, although these genres may have an impact on my work.
I am not interested in showing beauty as an outward phenomenon.
Rather I would like to present the human being as awhole:
Body and mind united.
By picturing nakedness in an image, it is to reveal mind and emotion,
not only showing the body as such.
Among my models especially the ballet dancers are those who succeed in
expressing this wholeness in a particular manner.
Their bodies bespeak the constant pursuit of beauty, grace, achievement
and perfection.
It is my intention and my passion to display this to the viewer.

6. Anthony Bradford Ciarlo

My name is Anthony Bradford Ciarlo I am an illustrator slash artist.
I graduated with honors from Otis College of Art and Design.
I live and work in Los Angeles, California.
Popsicle Press is an independent art studio and micro publisher.
For further questions or curiosity please contact:

Sorry no facebook, no twitter, no instagram, no BS. Email me and we can create magic together.

7. Aaron Ruell

Aaron Ruell (born June 23, 1976) in Fresno, California, is an American director and photographer. He is also noted for his performance as Kip Dynamite in the indie movie Napoleon Dynamite.

8. Final Fantasy - Prada Spring 2012 Editorial

Arena Homme+ magazine has found an interesting way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the popular Final Fantasy video game franchise by removing characters from the console and placing them in front of the camera. A 12-page spread featuring characters from the game spruced up in some of the latest looks from Prada‘s Spring 2012 collection can be seen in the latest issue. Check out some of the images in our gallery.

9. Roe Ethridge

Roe Ethridge lives and works in New York.

Ethridge’s work has shown extensively in the United States and internationally. He was recently included in the New Photography show at the MoMA and the Les Recontres D’Arles Photography Show and Prize, and recently short-listed for the Deutsche-Boerse Prize for Photography. He was included in the Whitney Biennial in 2008, and will have a major retrospective at Le Consortium in Dijon curated by Anne Pontegnie in 2012.

Roe Ethridge (American, born 1969) studied photography at the Atlanta College of Art. He shoots in “editorial mode” and also borrows images already in circulation, including outtakes from his own commercial work, sometimes already published in other contexts. “Everything seems to end up in a magazine sooner or later,” Ethridge has said. Drawing upon the descriptive power of photography and the ease with which it can be accessed, duplicated, and recombined, the artist orchestrates visual fugues, juxtaposing, for example, a picture in which he has superimposed an image of a plain white plate, grabbed from Bed Bath & Beyond’s website, on a checkered Comme des Garçons scarf; a photograph of a model dressed in an Alexander McQueen shirt posing against a tripod, which he took at Pier 59 in New York; two filmic pictures of a Julliard ballet student; a still life of moldy fruit he previously published in Vice magazine; a catwalk shot from the Chanel spring 2009 fashion show grabbed from The New York Times; an image of a pumpkin that is a magnified close-up of a sticker; and a picture of a red bag in a corner of the artist’s studio. The pictures acquire their meaning from the salient way in which they have been shuffled, sequenced, and laid out in nonlinear narrative structures. Combining and recombining already recontextualized images, Ethridge at once subverts the photographs’ original roles and renews their signifying possibilities.

- Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2010

10. Howard Cao - Celebrity Impersonators and Their Asian Lookalikes

What if Dolly Parton was Asian? For his series All Look Same, photographer Howard Cao took a trip to Las Vegas to shoot portraits of uncanny celebrity impersonators and then transformed their race using some fancy editing from Sugar Digital. The project explores how cultural identity influences our notions of celebrity. So, what difference does it make and does it make any difference at all? Would Willie Nelson be any less “country,” any less famous, any less Willie Nelson? Spotted in the June issue of PDN Magazine for the 2012 PDN Photo Annual, see some famous doppelgängers in our gallery.