Posts tagged with: Photography
13 May 2013
While many credit the NYT's Bill Cunningham and Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist fame as being the founding fathers of street style photography, the most prolific and talented contributer to the movement may have been a nanny from the 1950's. A large cache of undeveloped and unseen images remained buried until 2007 when a Chicago real estate executive and historical hobbyist bought a crate of over 100,000 negatives in a local auction in 2007. The new owner, John Maloof, began to develop the work and through this was able to piece together the artists name- Vivian Maier.
However his initial search to contact Ms. Maier uncovered a Chicago obituary- revealing she had died a year before at age 83. While disappointed that the talented photographer had passed, Mr. Maloof has continued to search for more information on Ms. Maier and is creating a documentary film chronicling his journey. The trailer for 'Finding Vivian Maier' can be viewed here and the film will be released later in 2013.
In its heyday Paris nightclub Les Bains-Douche played host to raucous parties with the likes of Kate Moss, Andy Warhol, and David Bowie but since the space was condemned due to structural insecurity in 2010 it has sat unused and blocked from the public. However in the past few months, a team of over 50 street artists and a group of photographers to document it all have breathed new life into the nightclub.
The former 19th century municipal bathhouse is scheduled to be demolished in several days but in the meantime the Magda Danysz Gallery has curated "Un Jour, Un Artiste", treating the building as a temporary art gallery. Check out the blog here for daily photos and artist write-ups (in French of course).
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28 March 2013
Humorous with a hint of 1984, photo artist Yago Partal has created Zoo Portraits. A series of animals (from sloth to fox to pig) take a seat in their finest "human clothes" for a portrait. Take a look at the full line-up here and enjoy the chicly dressed crew of animals.
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13 March 2013
The app iCoolHunt has created a community for global trendspotters with earned statuses, easy interaction and a Trenditory which tracks all of your favorite finds. iCoolHunt takes the on-the-street snaps of Instagram, tumblr, and more to the next level with "Trendboxes" that can be created, followed, and added to by in-the-know users. The flow of photos and captions are neatly categorized and allow for easy exploration. The main thing that differentiates the app from other media sharing sites however, is the user-generated rankings and badges. By contributing of-the-moment snaps or "Prey", you can move your way up in the sites rankings. See below for a quick rundown of the site's lingo and levels of coolhunting.
08 February 2013
Artist Thierry Cohen illustrates what the world's cities would look like if we were able to see the constellations beyond the smog. He has re-imagined what some of the world's largest cities would look like with a starry backdrop- see if you can identify the newly lit locations. Click the below for his entire portfolio of work.
13 December 2012
Flavor Pill has written up Red Peak’s very own Daniel Littlewood for his curation of Revision Arts Collective’s latest group show!
Titled Metamorphosis, the online gallery challenged artists to “take in observations of their surroundings, immediate or otherwise, and transform them somehow into a new visual”. The resulting show spans several mediums and continents as well- Explore the work here
07 December 2012
Artist Bobby Neal Adams takes on the journey of aging in his newest series of photos, AgeMaps. He splices and dices photos of the same person from their youth and adulthood to create a dual portrait. The effect is equal parts horrifying and heartwarming.
In a clever bit of marketing, Kit Kat took advantage of the weather delay for Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos team and sent some chocolately support as the Austrian daredevil attempted to break the world free-fall record.
08 August 2012
This Is Now showcases real-time Instagram photos from cities around the world. The photos adjust accordingly with each new one taken. Providing a slightly voyeuristic appeal, it's a nice use of Instagram to get an instant snapshot of a city at a particular moment.
07 August 2012
Photographer Jay Clendenin spent the weeks leading up to the Olympics making portraits of athletes on the US Olympic Team. But rather than a typical digital shoot, Clendenin captured each athlete with a 4x5" field camera and a 100-year-old Petzval lens. The result is a beautiful contrast between old and new.