I have friend who has a slight obsession with trompe-l’Å“il, so I immediately thought of him when I saw this. The Sartorialist took this picture in Manhattan while he was shooting for Vogue Homme International. I think the photo is hysterical, and his framing of it is so great because it almost looks real!
Turns out the t-shirt is made by Paul Frank, which is called the Baby On Board Tee, haha. It’s only $24 over at Fred Flare!
Check out the awesome photography of Jody Morris, a skate photographer from Canada. Jody has been taking pictures for a while, which includes a 10 year run as senior photographer for Transworld.
The photo above was taken at a Green Day concert, and it absolutely blows my mind. Also of interest are his black and white photos. Be sure to find the picture of the kid who crashed a van into a house, it’s not as obvious as you might expect!
I’m pretty sure I’ve seen Jamie Wieck’s work around before, especially his business card plant, but it wasn’t until a couple days ago that I actually looked through his site. And by look through, I mean go through every project on his site and thoroughly check out every detail. The guy thinks of s many clever ways to get an idea across, it’s really quite inspiring.
The poster above is from a poster he created a huge flow diagram, helping you decide what you want to eat based upon the time of day and the weather. The bags below that I just thought were fun!
He also had some really awesome Virgin Atlantic coasters and cups up as well, but unfortunately Virgin got a bit fussy about him posting them, so he had to take them down. Lame.
A few weeks back Jeff and I took a trip over to The Getty, mainly because we wanted to see Oudry’s Painted Menagerie, bu also because it’s one of the most beautiful places in LA. While we were there, they had a photo exhibit by Luc Delahaye, that was absolutely astounding. Delahaye is a photojournalist who has traveled the world taking pictures, concentrating mostly on war photography. In the last few years though he’s also been shooting in more of a documentary-style, which is what the exhibit featured.
The pictures were absolutely stunning! They were all printed at a gigantic scale, so you could see all of the minute details in each of them. The subjects were also quite interesting, taking bits of ordinary life and somehow making them exceptional. One of my favorites was a photo of a group of men, they appeared to be middle eastern, all standing amongst a bunch of broken down buildings, looking as if they were fighting against someone else, or at least preparing to. But the amazing part was the shadow from a cloud overhead was coming directly toward the,, giving the foreground a very spooky and ominous feeling, like the worst was yet to come for them.
Check out this awesome collection of photos from the “country” of Abkhazia, which used to be a beach resort area north of Georgia. Now it’s an independent nation, with it’s own government, that no one else acknowledges as a real country! The pictures were taken by Jonas Bendiksen, Norwegian photographer who takes some really astonishing photographs. They’re all very dark, and moody, and wonderful.
He also has a book out now called Satellites, which is 156 pages and features a ton of his work.
The amazing Annie Leibovitz has created an incredible fashion spread in the new issue of Vanity Fair called Killers Kill, Dead Men Die, which is shot in a style that mimics film noirs. Leibovitz said that she wanted to create “a sense of continuity to the Hollywood Issue”, so she wrangled up the best that Hollywood had to offer to fill her story. There are near 40 major actors, actresses, and even a director in there, which includes Anjelica Huston, Ed Norton, Forest Whitaker, Bruce Willis, Sharon Stone, and the always amazing, Jack Nicholson.
The spread has a loose narrative, and generally follows the main elements and narratives that film noir usually carried. There are femme fatales, private detectives, reporters, jealous women, hard-boiled cops, the whole nine yards. What Leibovitz did magnificently, was trying to recapture the spirit, and intrigue, and darkness of film noir. All of the clothing is modern clothing, but it all has that vintage feel that make you think that you’re looking into the past.
The photos look so amazing, and it’s also pretty fun going through each image to see who plays which characters!
Click the link below to see the rest of the images from the shoot!
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The awesome folks over at Fecal Face have a photo essay/interview with Dutch graphic designer Parra up right now. The dude is all over the place at the moment, but I first head of him when he started designing the graphics for Rockwell. His design style is so insane to me, with the crazy colors and the amazing shapes he uses, my brain can’t wrap around how great he is!
The aorta is the largest artery in the human body, giving oxygen to the rest of your body through your circulatory system. Aorta is also the name of photography duo Marco Grizej and Kristian Kraen, who both live in Gothenburg, Sweden. They’re work is extremely moody and dark, often using an extremely minimal color palette, making for some really dynamic photos.
Of course, I picked the two goofiest photos they have on their site, shots from inside a model town. But I love the trees in the top photo a lot, I think they look really scary. Be sure to check out the rest of their portfolio, especially the creepy looking kids.