October 2009 Archives

From red bulls to slow cows


Is this the relaxed rise of the anti-energy drink?

October 30, 2009 | 10:36 PM | Permalink
Jim's skull gallery

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(more here)

October 30, 2009 | 10:34 PM | Permalink
Alexander McQueen's knuckle duster



October 29, 2009 | 09:31 PM | Permalink
Luv Deluxe

Saman Keshavarz's music video for Cinnamon Chasers's Luv Deluxe is a lovely little on the road movie meets tragic love story shot in POV style.


October 27, 2009 | 11:24 PM | Permalink
The art of Fabio Viale

Fabio Viale does some incredible things with marble, at the intersection between tradition and innovation. In particular, I love his headless tattooed bust.



October 27, 2009 | 11:19 PM | Permalink
The art of Shohei

By turns bizarre, funny, referential and savage, the art of Shohei.


October 25, 2009 | 09:35 PM | Permalink
The fashion photography of Aneta Bartos

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October 25, 2009 | 09:24 PM | Permalink
Le Tigre (DIY video)

Enjoyed the punk urgency of this track by Le Tigre coupled with the energy of this DIY video.


October 25, 2009 | 08:18 PM | Permalink
Ursula and Spore 2.3

Ursula and Spore 2.3: hyper-freaky, ultra-gory, NSFW, Mexican ad for a vinyl toy brand masquerading as faux-film trailer. Very scary, on so many levels.


October 25, 2009 | 07:53 PM | Permalink
Gianluca Mattia (reprise)

I've posted a link to Gianluca Mattia's work in the past, and am again today 'cos he's added new images and I just love his stuff.


October 25, 2009 | 07:50 PM | Permalink
Dead birds and human plastic

Chris Jordan continues his journey in visualizing the effects of mass production/consumption with Midway, a terribly poignant project that draws attention to a hecatomb happening far from human eyes, yet caused by our trash:

"These photographs of albatross chicks were made just a few weeks ago on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the North Pacific. The nesting babies are fed bellies-full of plastic by their parents, who soar out over the vast polluted ocean collecting what looks to them like food to bring back to their young. On this diet of human trash, every year tens of thousands of albatross chicks die on Midway from starvation, toxicity, and choking.

To document this phenomenon as faithfully as possible, not a single piece of plastic in any of these photographs was moved, placed, manipulated, arranged, or altered in any way. These images depict the actual stomach contents of baby birds in one of the world's most remote marine sanctuaries, more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent."



October 21, 2009 | 06:59 PM | Permalink
They shoot porn stars don't they?

Like a hi-definition money shot caught in slow motion, Susannah Breslin's essay They shoot porn stars don't they? splatters the darkest realities of the porn industry across the face of a market pockmarked by the recession. The writing is immaculate.

"Nowadays, conquistadores Californianos galloping past cattle grazing under massive oaks have been replaced by depressed suburban sprawl: “FOR SALE” ranch-style houses and bloated McMansions; “FOR RENT” strip mall stores and closed gas stations; “FOR LEASE” warehouses and empty gravel lots. Between these lines, the adult movie industry conducts its business in condominiums that homeowners rent out by the day to forestall foreclosure, on soundstages where independent contractors have sex to pay the bills, next to kidney-shaped backyard pools that serve as backdrops for explicit movies in which everybody gets laid and nobody swims."


October 15, 2009 | 08:10 PM | Permalink
The photography of Misty Keasler

From Japanese love hotels to the Guatemala City dump and Russian orphans to Chinese amusement parks, the photographs of Misty Keasler are shot through lenses of curiosity and respect.


October 10, 2009 | 10:57 PM | Permalink