This is pretty amazing. Pete Eckert began going blind while he was in art school, something i could only imagine feeling totally detrimental to any young artist. But amazingly, Eckert persevered. Gaining inspiration from his loss of sight, he picked up his camera again and eventually began creating deeply conceptual photographs. With his guide dog Clancy, Pete was the Grand Prize recipient of Artists Wanted: Exposure 2008, an international photography competition, and was awarded $2,008 with a formal reception at Leo Kesting Gallery in New York City. Watch this short video to take a look into Pete’s world.
Eerily realistic paintings by this NY painter, draws both a connection to women in America, and disgust that our society greatly distorts our view on body image. With so much pressure on the way we look people become closet eaters, bringers, bulimic, and anorexic. I have never seen this junk food epidemic captured so strongly, after looking through her site you gain a strong connection to the woman in the paintings and feel for her and the comfort she gets from junk food. Take a deeper look at her work here. Disclaimer: this site contains nude content.
For those of you who don’t follow The Sartorialist (sar·to·ri·al:of or pertaining to clothing, style or manner of dress), it’s an all-encompassing fashion photo blog, run by Scott Schumann showcasing his street photography in his hometown of NYC and other fashion hubs like Milan, Paris, etc. And for those of you who do already know about and follow this site (70,000 people daily), Schumann’s persona has been relatively hidden until now. Intel recently produced a short documentary piece on the life and times of The Sartorialist. The video is beautifully shot on the streets of New York, following Scott as he interacts with his “models.”
Stephen Wilkes set up the Cherry Picker from noon till dusk to assemble this sur real image of Tenth Street.
If your in New York be sure to check out Boogie’s show @ the Altamont Showroom tomorrow night!
Ofer Wolberger is a photographer out of New York and a great blogger (read Horses Think). I really like his work. He has beautiful cityscapes, but I mostly like his work because of his portrayal of spacial relations. Hi work interestingly portrays an object in relation to another object, or in relation to its particular placement, and occasionally he will encorporate a person into his work and the gesticulate towards their place within a space. The work goes beyond place though, it’s a portrayal of the object or person in relation to nature, power, etc. Not necessarily as a dichotomy, but showing multiple relations that exist within one frame. Check him out here….
Our photographer friend, Michael Cogliantry- the Furry Kama Sutra Guy- is on his way here to Portland, OR. He and his lovely family have discovered the beauty of the great Northwest and are documenting their trek across country. IT IS AWESOME!!!!! Enjoy episode 1….