Carl Kleiner fleurs installations Chanel / No 5 - Ylang ylang, neroli, lemon, iris, vanilla, sandalwood and amber. Collaboration w. ANDREW STELLITANO Brooke Shaden : Creating new worlds through images. This week I received an email from a most beautiful soul, asking if I would write about the topic of how to find inspiration when life is getting you down. I’m extremely empathetic and I take on others pain and joy very easily, and after reading her email, I cried for her. And if I can offer any words of advice that might be even 1% useful, well, that is how to contribute to our community. The first thing that I think needs to be clarified about artistry or inspiration or even passion is that it does not have to be who we are. We are artists, we are creative thinkers, but we are so much more than the label “Artist” or “Photographer”. I have found one feeling that consistently crops up when I am going through a rough time, and that is anxiety; the anxiety that I have to create because I have stopped. Have you ever felt that way? If you need to grieve, grieve. That said, there is always a time to get back up and do what you love doing. And so – how is it found? WHAT IS PERFECT?
April 2010 A day of sketching in cafes and restaurants. It's so chilly here, our group of Whidbey Sketchers preferred to sketch indoors. I'm getting cabin fever and am looking forward to warmer weather for some garden sketching. Sketchers sketching at Useless Bay Coffee Co. in langley. We migrated to Prima Bistro for lunch. We migrated, once again, to La Casita for cocktails. In this sketch, my goal was to try to convey a sense of light from the lanterns.
Marcus BRANDAO The Downside of Art Going Viral West Point photographs by Kristine Potter in her Greenpoint studio, 2010 (photo by the author for Hyperallergic) I first encountered Kristine Potter‘s work in her studio in Greenpoint in 2010. I remember her West Point series, known as The Grey Line, which consisted of large black and white images of cadets at the military academy. She came across as protective of the images and allowed me to photograph them only obliquely, and from a slight distance. The above photo conveys a great deal about the work and its scale. Kristine Potter (photo courtesy the artist) Potter, who still lives and works in Brooklyn, comes from a family of military men, so the project was very personal. Then, last week, Buzzfeed writer Gabriel H. The comments on the Buzzfeed article don’t come across as particularly offensive compared to the usual banter and taunts found online, but they were enough for Potter to request that the images be removed. Nevertheless, people react when an article gets “censored.”
Shaun Kardinal I am so happy to have discovered the collage and embroidery work of Shaun Kardinal. He also takes tons of photos. A hurricane thundercloud! Gilbert Garcin Jarrett Murphy Landscape Photography - nuit, lumière Nu Expo - nuexpo.com - portail de la photo de nu (MODELES PHOTO ET PHOTOGRAPHES DE NU) - Entretiens et portfolios de photographes et modèles de charme - Galerie de photos nu annette marnat Jean Louis Bec Des projections publiques nocturnes L’artiste et photographe français Philippe Echaroux utilise un projecteur pour placer des images lumineuses géantes sur des bâtiments, des arbres et/ou des espaces publics qu’il photographie ensuite en pose longue pour créer des oeuvres de street art temporaires et invisibles. [Via]
75 photos by 75 photographers As 2011 comes to a close I want to thank you all once again for continuing to support Booooooom! I am amazed that even after four years the site continues to grow at a rapid pace. 45,000 good looking people now follow Booooooom on Twitter, and our Facebook family has grown to over 74,000! I’m also starting something new in 2012 called the Secret Email Club but I’ll tell you more about it in the new year. A huge high-five to everyone who participated in any of our projects this year. The response to our Remake project was especially insane so I owe a sincere thank you to everyone who shared it (although it crushed our server and nearly brought down our entire site when the MOMA, Walker Art Center, Huffington Post, and several other huge sites all shared it at the same time). Last year I posted 75 photos by 75 photographers (2010). Here are 75 photos by 75 photographers that I came across in 2011. I thought this first image was especially relevant to ringing in the New Year! (found in 2011)