My friends Jolby, a duo made up of Colby Nichols and Josh Kenyon, have teamed up with photographer Ashley Forrette for an art show called Sea Legs. The show is a combination of both of their work, with Ashley’s photos providing the backdrop while the boys do their illustrative thing. The combination of the two is pretty beautiful, as you can see above.
The show will be at the Together Gallery in Portland and it opens Thursday, February 25. If you happen to be in Portland be sure to stop by and say hi for me!
I love all the colors and angles he was able to capture, but I have to admit that these weird, frilly costumes by Rodarte really don’t do it for me. In fact I think the detract from the photos a lot instead of enhance them, but that’s just my opinion. Nonetheless I love the compositions and the ethereal nature of them all.
The video above is a combination of old cameras mixed together with modern day sound and video editing to create a juxtaposition. It’s called Digital Analogue and was directed by Lu Sisi, a Glasgow School of Art student who made this beautiful stop-motion video out of over 6,000 photo stills. Not only that, but all of the sounds you hear in the video are taken from cameras, edited together to create a soundtrack of sorts.
I can’t even imagine how long it would take to edit something like this together. There’s so much going on it almost becomes abstract art. You can’t even tell that you’re looking at cameras half the time. It also reminds me of a giant clock, with lots of gears moving in unison to power one larger object. I have to say that my favorite part is when the focus starts to rise around the 1:15 mark and then stutters with the music. Too cool.
My friend Philip Kennedy who runs the wonderful blog Fieldwork recently took a little tour of the Nordiclands, taking pictures and finding cool things along the way, not to mention making me extremely jealous. One of my favorite finds of his are these photos from Danish photographer Jakob Hunosøe.
Jakob has this sort of magical, to quote Steve Jobs, way of photographing common objects and households. A lot of his photos appear to be mirror images but closer inspection you can see that they’re simply trying to be so. They’re elaborately set-up with even the coffee stains trying to mimic each other. The images remind me of those games you play in bars where you have to notice the 10 things that are different in the naked lady picture… you know what I’m talking about. Jackob currently has a show at the Peter Lav Gallery in Copenhagen, if you’re in the area you should check it out.
Be sure to check out the rest of Philip’s adventure and finds by clicking here.
The photos above are from Canadian photographer Markus Nurmi who has a really great eye. As I’ve said many times before, I’m a sucker for moody photography. I feel you need to be a really talented person to know exactly when to take photos like these. There are so many considerations to take in to account like lighting, time of day, your subject, the environment they’re in and so on. I really love the density of textures in these, they’re packed to the brim with things going on.