Homemade moustache wax now for sale or swapsies
All the people in my life at the minute are incredible, muses coming from everywhere and feeling like my life is very much my own these days. Just had a great weekend with my beautiful girlfriend. Threw a halloween party with my very creative housemates, pictures to come!
photographs by Nick Brandt of calcified animals found near Lake Natron, Tanzania
gave fresh impetus to some of my documentary work ideals, also helped influence some practical developments to my context of practice work, namely the use of disposable cameras
Trent reminds me that black and white photo’s are magical in such a beautiful way, I think my work this year will go back to black and white. It’s crazy and surreal to watch this, see the full colour moments represented in black and white with a tangible weight to them that was lacking in colour.
i’m always looking for the rawness, the realness of life. I like to just grab the moments quickly, sometimes I dont frame, i shoot from the hip. I dont put my camera up to my eye and its just an instantaneous reaction from myself to just grab that picture. See it and shoot it - Trent Parke
We don’t really know, theres no way we can say this is what we’re looking for, its just waiting and sometimes we can shoot for a lot of time and wont get anything and we don’t know until we get it. That’s what we’ve found - Narelle Autio
Lee Jeffries is self taught and from manchester, his incredible photos shine light on the suffering of the homeless. a series that has previously taken him from his native Manchester, England, to Rome, Los Angeles, New York and Las Vegas. Jeffries says first few days of each trip are always tentative. He tends to make small steps into the areas he has researched prior to his visit.
His work has been inspiration for me for a while and I think that much of my context of practice work this year will take inspiration from Lee Jeffries.
taken from eatofborneo.org, because I could never put it better
Allan Sekula had a remarkable, indomitable spirit. For over two years, from the first word that his body could not be repaired, he fought against the inevitable with inner strength and grace. At first he continued to travel for his work, then his many collaborators traveled to him so that several projects could move forward. He lost weight and he lost energy, but he never lost that keen eye and sharp mind that saw so clearly what was wrong with this world. Hospitalized again after suffering a massive hemorrhage, he finally gave up the struggle on Saturday, August 10.
As a writer, Allan described with great clarity and passion what photography can, and must do: document the facts of social relations while opening a more metaphoric space to allow viewers the idea that things could be different. And as a photographer he set out to do just that. He laid bare the ugliness of exploitation, but showed us the beauty of the ordinary; of ordinary, working people in ordinary, unremarkable places doing ordinary, everyday things. And, like the rigorous old-style leftist that he was, he infused that beauty with a deep sense of morality.
From the beginning he was concerned with the numbing regime of the punch-card, but over the past two decades expanded his frame to encompass the contemporary maritime world, the complex trading routes of international shipping lines and the vast oceans on which they ply their trade. This epic project grew from a relatively conventional Fish Story (1989-1995), with its didactic arrangements of photographs and texts, to “The Forgotten Space” (2010), the extraordinary film he made with Noel Burch.
The website for the film, which includes essays and photographs, as well as a trailer that allows us once again to hear Allan’s voice, can be found at www.theforgottenspace.net.
Sean Rogg's Waldorf Project began last year, and saw the artist collaborating with a host of different talents to produce a series of pieces operating on a variety of mediums. From food to film, the project explored sensory experiences in a number of interesting ways.
For 2013, the Waldorf Project returns with Chapter 2: Colour. Creating a multi-sensory experience that looks to explore sight, sound, scent and taste, Rogg has assembled a team that includes: production designer, Greg Shaw; product designer, Fernando Laposse; food designer and chef, Ben Spalding; choreography, Aoi Nakamura & Estéban Fourmi and sound designer, Alessio Natalizia.