‘Je Me Figeais’ by Baptise Sola

Je Me Figeais, which translates to “I Stood Still”, is a short video created by French artist Baptiste Sola. What I really love about this video is how beautifully abstract it is, so the whole time you’re watching it you’re trying to figure out what exactly you’re looking at. That sounds like it might be annoying but I think it really works for this. It also has some amazing sound design as well which really helps set the mood of the video.

For the record, I think it’s a camping trip mixed with a construction site, but I’m still not 100% sure what I’m looking at. Sometimes I swear I’m looking at fire when it could very well be reflections. This ambiguity is what really makes this video awesome to me.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

February 25, 2010 / By

If You Could Collaborate by Michael Moloney & John Hooper

If You Could Collaborate is a British exhibition who’s goal is to “provide a platform for the finest creatives from all over the world to question their conventional working methods and outcomes. The contributors have been challenged to produce something a little unexpected, by working with a partner of their choosing from any discipline, profession or background.”

So what Michael Moloney, a filmmaker, and John Hooper, a photographer, decided to do was to combine their talents into one, creating a 4 minute video which documents 24 hours on a hill in the Great Langdale area of The Lake District. It’s a long beautiful shot that’s made even more beautiful by the flashes and strobes of light that dot the hills during the night time parts.

It’s funny though, at first I thought the video was moving too slowly, but then suddenly it was done and over with and I wanted more. Did you get that feeling at all?

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

February 25, 2010 / By

Vanessa Bruno Spring/Summer 2010 Video

Continuing the fashion trend started by the previous video I give you the cinematic version of Vanessa Bruno’s spring/summer 2010 collection. Ms. Bruno is a French fashion designer and this video is amazing, and most of all, very French feeling. You’ve got the oddly beautiful girl dancing around in an old apartment, then you’ve got the sad, middle part with the Serge Gainsbourg/Jane Birkin sort of vibe and then ending with a really fun Ryan McGinley feeling piece. I can’t say I’m a very good judge of whether or not the clothes are cute, but the video definitely works as a great promotional piece.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

February 25, 2010 / By

Johansson/Heidi Nilausen Promo Video

It’s Thursday so I’m gonna be throwing a ton of video content your way for the majority of the day, but we’re gonna start off with a music video/fashion showcase. The music is by a Swedish artist named Johansson while the clothing was created by Heidi Nilausen and combined they’ve got something really great going on.

The video was directed by Philippe Tempelman and Kian Zubicky and it’s beautifully shot
by photographer Axel Lindahl, who definitely gives it it’s overall mood. To me the video looks like something Karin Andersson of The Knife would do if she made a clothing line. IT’s mysterious and moody and to be honest totally fun. I think not only is the video beautiful but the song is pretty rad as well, I hope I get to hear more from this Johansson fella’.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

February 24, 2010 / By

The Desktop Wallpaper Project by Atherton Lin

The Desktop Wallpaper Project by Atherton Lin

Atherton Lin

Hello, I hope you’re having a good Wednesday. It’s kind of gloomy here in Los Angeles today so I wanted to put up a wallpaper that might brighten your day a bit. It comes from the amazing art couple of Atherton Lin, which is made up of Jamie Atherton and Jeremy Lin. You might remember that I posted their calendar about a month ago? They got in touch with me so I thought that I should ask them to do a wallpaper since I love their style so much.

And what they sent me doesn’t disappoint. It’s one of the most idyllic little scenes I’ve ever seen. Looking at this wallpaper makes me wish that I could be there watching the ships sailing and the fog floating by. It kind of reminds of something between a Wes Anderson and a Hayao Miyazaki film, maybe if they teamed up together. I hope you like it and I hope it brings some joy to your desktop.

Bobby Solomon

February 24, 2010 / By

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