August Bradley grew up in his mom’s photo studio, which started his studio photography training at a very young age. After countless hours in the dark room in high school and college, it’s inevitable that August makes such refined work as this. But only through the balance between his technique and conceptual skills does his photography stand apart.
With the advent of ebook readers and the global market immersion of products like the iPad, Kindle, and XOOM, the transition from analog books to digital books is evolving at a rapid pace. The pace of these developments make it hard for the common consumer to wrap his or her thoughts around what the future of a digital reading experience might be, nor do they care as long as they have their favorite magazine, website or book to enjoy at screen’s touch. However, for innovative and creative consultancy groups such as IDEO, their business is visualizing and designing the future in ways so that the common consumer can enjoy better experiences.
Take a moment to meet Nelson, Coupland, and Alice, who are IDEO’s vision of tomorrow’s reading experience.
Dave Hobrecht is a master artist creating original artwork with obsessive detail and accuracy. Using his trademark technique – black&white charcoal painting – Hobrecht renders every polished detail with hand-crafted precision.
Hobrecht is pushing the limits of contemporary high-definition paintings and elevating his craft above the production value of photography. In each Hobrecht, the subject includes a historic (sporting) achievement. Hobrecht’s paintings enhances the viewer’s perception of the ageless perfection contained in “the moment.”
Hobrecht is passionate about art and his charismatic demeanor heightens the showmanship of his work.
Mother, Queen of Hearts, and Three Queens make this selection of Mark Sarmel’s work “5 Of A Kind.” His style, however, is one of a kind. Sarmel muses with portraits of futuristic women that quietly exude an ancestral lineage and are beautiful in every way and in every era. The Three Queens represent the queens from the three tribes of Azteca, but don headdresses with a technological design aesthetic. Beneath the surface beauty of the Three Queens is there an evil so deep that would allow the alleged human sacrifice, and cannibalism within the Aztec culture?
Sarmel values honesty, passion and a sense of humor and these virtues are evident in his work. Sarmel admits that he is a daydreamer, but stays up late and gets things done. His work has appeared in print and on-line in places such as Empty, Semi-Permanent, Faestehetic, and Society of Illustrators.
All images courtesy and copyrighted by Mark Sarmel on Flickr
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