August “Aesthetics” Bradley

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.

 

The “Right” to Wear it Proud!

Ever feel like your Constitutional rights are being stripped away slowly and surely? Well, now you can protest the new TSA X-ray scanners without opening your mouth or lifting a finger. There is clearly a “probable cause” to wear these 4th Amendment Metallic Ink printed undershirtsunderwear, and kidswear!

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Red, Yellow, Green

DJ Cheeba performs an exclusive live mix using Beck’s Vier beer taps to trigger audio samples and lighting effects across a grid of 600 LED-lit Beck’s bottles.

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Seeing all things as glorious

“Another beautiful day. -Ian Evenstar

FromKeetra

FromKeetra (aka Keetra Dean Dixon) is a youthful, creative NYC designer and artist representing “the commercial” and “the pure.”

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Evil Villains and Super Heros

Agan Harahap claims that he is a wildlife photographer. There is very little known about him beyond this. He also claims that he loves history, which is evident in his “Super Hero” collection.

Modern Man, The American Dream and “The Crowd”

 

The Crowd

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The Crowd,” (USA, 1928, 98 minutes) directed by King Vidor is a timeless silent film that explores the pursuit of the American Dream in the early twentieth century. “The Crowd” begins on July 4th, 1900, which is noted as the 124th birthday of America as well as the birthday of the main character, “John Sims.”  The landscape of America is changing in this era – white-collar work is on the rise, diverse ethnic groups are beginning to co-mingle and more people are moving into urban environments and starting families. “The Crowd” has two central and matrimonially bonded characters. The male lead, “John” is played by actor, James Murray and the other main character, “Mary” is played by the King Vidor’s wife. These characters are a believable representation of a young married couple living in New York City. “John” represents a white-collar family man whose plight in the film still resonates with the patriarchal modern men of today.

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“Hyperphotos” by Jean Francois Rauzier

Below is a full frame image and a detailed snippet from one of  Jean Francois Rauzier’s “hyperphotos.”  Jean Rauzier’s “hyperphotos” are comprised of “600-3,400 individual photos,” so at this size it doesn’t do the work much justice. However, if you continue on to Rauzier’s website you’ll be intrigued by the level of depth and detail in every image.

The completed photos are documents of real places. Based on Rauzier’s process of documenting a single location with multiple images, Rauzier’s work has been compared to David Hockney’s stitched photographic scenes, although the Rauzier’s finished product is a seamlessly tiled image with clean edges throughout the entire composition.

For more of his work, please visit Rauzier’s website.

Full frame of "Citadelle 2" by Jean Razier

Full frame of "Citadelle 2" by Jean Razier

detail of "Citadelle 2" by Jean Razier

detail of "Citadelle 2" by Jean Razier

David Hockney "Pearblossom Hwy., 11-18th April 1986, #2" getty.edu

David Hockney "Pearblossom Hwy., 11-18th April 1986, #2" getty.edu

LA Artist’s Map: The Evan Holloway system

Artist, Evan Holloway enjoys “mapping.” In this piece, “Relative Frequency” made in ’08, Mr. Holloway mapped every letter of the alphabet based on the frequency that the letters are used in the English language. Around the circumference of an inner tube, Holloway placed the letters equidistant from each other and then suspended the inner tube around a vertical pole painted with 27 different colors. Based on the usage frequency of each letter there is a string tied from the letter to the corresponding color. The lines connect to the letter’s usage in language and the piece becomes a map of the alphabet.

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It is essential…

“It is essential to feel the pain of others if we are ever going to understand ourselves fully.” – Ian Evenstar

Through the “Eye” of Paul Klee

"1914" - Paul Klee

I’ve always been inspired by my mom’s love of art and her endless pursuit to find work in the arts. After she found a job in New York as an art dealer for a small SoHo gallery, she took me to an art museum for the first time in my life. I was 10 years old and I didn’t realize it then, but the museum is one of the greatest in the world – the New York Museum of Modern Art. We spent hours that day roaming the cavernous halls of paintings, drawings and sculptures, but of all the work I saw, there was one artist that resonated with me deeply. Until this day, the images of this artist remain burned in the retina of my mind’s eye. This artist is the great Paul Klee.
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Are dance-athletes ruining the art form of dance?

Or… Is the new breed of dance professionals on a relentless path to show how far they can push their bodies and the boundaries of the dance art and industry?

Recently I found out that I would be producing a multi-media story about the finale of Fox‘s hit TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance.” I’ll have access to these world-class dancers and choreographers and a coveted back-stage pass in order to produce this story.  I’m learning how important this art form is and how popular the show and the dancers are. I’m particularly interested in how Gatorade is in hot pursuit of the dancers and beginning to capitalize on this market for the first time in history.

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