Hamburg-based photographer Patrick Runte recreates scenes from old school videos games in his Oskar Schlemmer-inspired Jump ‘n’ Run series. Pacman, Space Invaders, Pong, and more are all composed in real life situations where Runte has set up depictions of the video games. This is what Runte has to say about his real world counterparts he created: “The work is inspired by Oskar Schlemmer and his idea of the ‘Triadic Ballett’ and the term ‘Streetplay’”, Runte explains. “I wanted to compile old video games, which are based on simple geometric forms and make them able to be experienced / felt by the human body.”
Todd Selby is an incredible photographer who goes inside the homes and studios of artists, designers and creative personalities and makes photo essays of their lives and belongings. He then gets them to answer some questions about themselves on a handwritten note which is then scanned in so the viewer learns more about the subject. If you have ever wanted to step inside the house of Peaches Geldof, or Mark ‘The Cobrasnake‘, of writer Tom Wolfe, here is your chance. It is an amazing insight to the lives of these people, and it suddenly makes you feel incredibly comfortable with the mess and clutter in your own home. Satisfy your inner lifestyle voyeur and have a look at his website. These photos are from the studio and home of Pauline Forster and Toby Penrose at the George Tavern in London.
Designers Mike and Dan started silkscreening posters for various bands when they were working at Planet design firm in Madison, Wisconsin years ago, and from those roots grew Aesthetic Apparatus, and they are now Minneapolis gig poster heroes. Jack White from The Dead Weather recently commissioned the duo to create the posters for their national and Canadian tour. They create amazing prints that you can purchase online if you did not get to the show. Here is an interview with Mike and Dan in their studio.
Artist Justine Lai cheekily explores humanizing and demythologizing the Presidents of the United States and subverting notions of authority by painting herself in intimate sexual encounters with the Presidents in chronological order. These artworks in her Join or Die series could be viewed as controversial but she approaches the spectacle of sex and politics with [...]
Stella Im Hultberg is raw femininity, sexuality, vulnerability, and reality. Nothing is masked in the faces of her girls; all misery, all troubles are fully evinced. Hultberg’s paintings and drawings cause the viewer to feel for her girls. They are the type of girls that everyone subconsciously desires [male or female]. They’ve faces like sombre supermodels but the way their sleepy eyes stare, the way their hands grasp for more, the way their hair falls and rises so freely are what make them so innocently seductive. The girls of Stella Im Hultberg may look as though they are trying to hide away, but they’re not at all. They show you everything everyone should know and appreciate about a woman.
Left: Cell Phones (Atlanta) Chris Jordan, world-renowned photographer and environmental activist, showcases his stunning eye-opening presentation on the American Mass Consumption. Chris vividly documents the combined effects of our cultures of consumption.
An exceptionally versatile and talented artist hailing from the Philippines is Kiko Escora. Having had numerous exhibits mainly throughout Southeast Asia, he is clearly a jack of all trades in the creative world. From painting, sketching, installations, clothing design/printing, photography to djing, Kiko not only dabbles in these various mediums of expression but is very much well versed in each alike.
Martine Johanna’s Illustrations are a mix between fantasy world and fashion. Dutch born, Martine draws on all kind of mediums ~ paper, canvas, she also paint huge walls for fancy cafes or shops in Amsterdam. She seems to love playing with flying hair and blending it into forms and faces…
Here are two great conceptual photo stories shot inside museums -The first one was created as a collaboration between Brazilian photographers Gabriel Mendes and Patricia Thompson, the second one is American photographer Andy Freeberg. A similar concept indeed but
LIFE photographer Gjon Mili visited Picasso in 1949. Mili showed the artist some of his photographs of ice skaters with tiny lights affixed to their skates jumping in the dark—and Picasso’s mind began to race. The series of photographs that follows—Picasso’s light drawings—were made with a small flashlight in a dark room;
Cuban born and Miami based artists, Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz created Guerra de la Paz. Its seems the creative duo loves to create colorful ‘textile sculptures’ and playing with textural layering. Their work is based on a combination of traditional disciplines and experimentation with dimension and the use of unconventional material [...]