Monday, September 24, 2012

Top 10 Sep 24

Here some late September inspiration!

And a September Bonus Due to last Mondays Non-Top 10.


Mr. Jon

Sunday, September 23, 2012

1. Dario Puggioni

Dario Puggioni’s paintings are bold, expressive, and dark. His work relates to the “suffering caused by poverty, uncertainty for the future, inability to communicate, and an alienation immersed in the mass and desperate loneliness of the human race.”

2. Lina Scheynius

Lina on Lina and her website
I started this website a few years ago. I was not a photographer and I didn't really understand what effect it would have on my life, or on my inbox for that matter. To begin with - not much happened. Every occasional email I got made me very excited and I answered them all. But as time went on there were more and more of them. I started feeling slightly pressured to answer every single one of them, until one day not too long ago when i decided to give up. That decision has kind of left me feeling extremely rude though. I've also noticed that a lot of the questions kept coming back so I came up with the idea to make an FAQ. This way if I do not have time to answer your email or interview, you can hopefully still find the answers here. Let's try!

3. Christy Lee Rogers - Reckless Unbound

Christy Lee Rogers’ photographs will remind you of the master paintings from the Baroque period, bathed with fluid color and human flesh. Rogers does not use any after-effects. No Photoshop is needed. Instead, she uses light, shadow, and the natural, spontaneous movement of her subjects to create her incredible underwater images. Visit Rogers’ website to see the entire Reckless Unbound series.

4. Estelle Hanania

About Estelle Hanania

While pursuing her graduate degree at the School of Fine Arts in Paris, Estelle Hanania spent her free time in the photo lab, experimenting with the large-scale color prints for which she has become renowned. At the same time, Hanania freelanced as an art director for Ogilvy, a post she left after graduation in order to pursue a career behind the lens. The payoff was immediate: a month after receiving her degree, Hanania won the photo prize at the 2006 Hyères Festival. Since then, her photographs have appeared in Vice, The Wire, Exit, Sang Bleu and Capricious, among others, and she has been commissioned by fashion brands including Maison Martin Margiela, Opening Ceremony, Issey Miyake and Zucca. In 2008, Hanania began her ongoing collaboration with Christophe Brunnquell on photo-performance projects under the name Hanania & Brunnquell. Her pictures have been collected into three books, most recently Dondoro, published by Kaugummi, and she been the subject of two solo shows in Paris.

See more work by Estelle Hanania HERE

5. Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre - The Ruins of Detroit

At the end of the XIXth Century, mankind was about to fulfill an old dream. The idea of a fast and autonomous means of displacement was slowly becoming a reality for engineers all over the world. Thanks to its ideal location on the Great Lakes Basin, the city of Detroit was about to generate its own industrial revolution. Visionary engineers and entrepreneurs flocked to its borders.

In 1913, up-and-coming car manufacturer Henry Ford perfected the first large-scale assembly line. Within few years, Detroit was about to become the world capital of automobile and the cradle of modern mass-production. For the first time of history, affluence was within the reach of the mass of people. Monumental skyscapers and fancy neighborhoods put the city’s wealth on display. Detroit became the dazzling beacon of the American Dream. Thousands of migrants came to find a job. By the 50's, its population rose to almost 2 million people. Detroit became the 4th largest city in the United States.

The automobile moved people faster and farther. Roads, freeways and parking lots forever reshaped the landscape. At the beginning of the 50's, plants were relocated in Detroit's periphery. The white middle-class began to leave the inner city and settled in new mass-produced suburban towns. Highways frayed the urban fabric. Deindustrialization and segregation increased. In 1967, social tensions exploded into one of the most violent urban riots in American history. The population exodus accelerated and whole neighbourhoods began to vanish. Outdated downtown buildings emptied. Within fifty years Detroit lost more than half of its population.

Detroit, industrial capital of the XXth Century, played a fundamental role shaping the modern world. The logic that created the city also destroyed it. Nowadays, unlike anywhere else, the city’s ruins are not isolated details in the urban environment. They have become a natural component of the landscape. Detroit presents all archetypal buildings of an American city in a state of mummification. Its splendid decaying monuments are, no less than the Pyramids of Egypt, the Coliseum of Rome, or the Acropolis in Athens, remnants of the passing of a great Empire.

This work is thus the result of a five-year collaboration started in 2005.

6. Willow - Sweater

Video for Willow's 'Sweater'.
Everything shot in studio with 3 beamers projecting on a floor and two walls.

Directed by: Filip Sterckx
DOP: Pierre Schreuder
3D animation / Editing: Filip Sterckx
Production: Pierre Schreuder, Filip Sterckx
Technical support: Aitor Biedma
Production assistant: Nils Goddeeris
Thanks to: Het Depot, Stake5, Cools multimedia, Tom Brewaeys, Birgit Sterckx, Antoon Verbeeck, Pieter-Jan Boghe

7. Ronald Stoops

The Dutch photographer Ronald Stoops studied photography at the Academy of Arts in Antwerp. Over the last 15 years, he has been taking pictures for almost every Belgian designer such as Martin Margiela, AF Vandevorst, Jurgi Persoons, Walter van Beirendonck, Dirk van Saene, Raf Simons and Veronique Branquinho. His work has been published in the world's best lifestyle magazines, such as Visionnaire, i-D, View on Colour and Purple. Over recent years, Ronald Stoops has also been presented at international group and single exhibitions, e.g. at the Deep Gallery in Tokio, the Galerie Triangle in Bordeaux and various cultural institutions in Belgium.

8. John Short

John Short is a London-based still life and landscape photographer. He shoots advertising and editorial for a variety of clients including The New York Times Magazine, Bombay Sapphire, and Wallpaper among others. He is represented by We Folk.

9. Billboard - On Hold Jam Session

Billboard Magazine features the best of pop music and entertainment. We couldn't forget this during one of the most boring music moments ever: waiting on hold listening to horrible soundtracks. That's why we decided to create a solution so that our clients and subscribers wouldn't have to endure it any longer: Billboard On Hold Jam Session.

10. Cloud

An Interactive Sculpture Made from 6,000 Light Bulbs.