Tag Archives: Photography

Cinemagraphs: gifs for fashion

23 Sep

Cinemagraph is a site founded by photographers Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, dedicated to their animated gifs. Apparently, over the last months, more artists have been making their own fashion-related gifs or cinemagraphs. Not a bad idea, since those sleek, aesthetic gifs do add a nice twist to the usual glossy fashion photography. Not to mention that these could easily be incorporated on the pages of the fashion websites or online magazines.
The Fashion Editorial pictures on Cinemagraph have this eery feel to them and make up their own pretty universe, but make sure to go through the rest of the  site for more beautiful animated photography. Some of my favorite bits below.

(via The Creators Project)


Vintage 80s: Johnny Stiletto’s London photography

13 Sep

This week is published “Vintage 80s: London Street Photography by Johnny Stiletto”. The book features stunning black and white photographs dating from the 80’s, that capture iconic moments and places, as well as funny and violent encounters on the streets of London. It practically documents the city during that era, on a socio-cultural but also on a political level.

“Among the scenes captured are shots of famous people and places: Mick Jagger walking down the street with his manager, and a photo through the window of Granita on Upper Street, Islington, the restaurant where Gordon Brown and Tony Blair made their infamous leadership pact later in the 90s.”

(via Creative Review)

Granita, Islington


Mick Jagger and his manager, Prince Rupert von Lowenstein


Al Capone's car outside Sotheby's, Bond Street


Sacred Ink: photographs by Cedric Arnold

4 Aug

Based in Bangkok, photographer Cedric Arnold has worked for many famous clients like The New York Times and The National Geographic Channel, not to mention portraits of many celebrities. He uses many photographic mediums, which make his portfolio of work very rich, and I particularly liked his documentary pictures as they are quite intense.
His photographic installation “Sacred Ink” features black & white photographs, as well as sound and video projections, that look into Thailand’s tattoo culture, the rituals attached to it and the people taking part in it. Powerful photographs with an extremely beautiful use of light and composition.

“Known in Thai as “Sak Yant”, the tattoos are a testament to the complex spiritual makeup of Thai society, incorporating elements of Buddhism, Animism, Brahmanism and Hinduism.”

(via Ink Butter)

Cindy Sherman for MAC cosmetics

29 Jul

Amazing photographer Cindy Sherman has collaborated with MAC on their new limited-edition line, which will be available in stores in September. She has produced 3 different color photographs for them. I have always loved her work, and I think that she is a true master of her art whether that is photography or playing the personas that she poses as.
From the press release for the collection:

“With the help of props, makeup, prosthetics, wigs and sets, artist Cindy Sherman embodies this Power of Transformation—from off-kilter Hitchcock heroine to fresh corpse, Caravaggio Portrait to Park Avenue Plastic Surgery Maven—all elaborate exercises in trying on different personas.
In the campaign we’ve longed forever to conceive, Cindy Sherman for M·A·C created three characters using three different colour stories. We’re living in a time when people of all persuasions have become bolder than ever about the ways they choose to express themselves: with a colourful palette of possibilities, You are the Artist, You are your own Subject, and no matter how fearfully you begin, you become fearless in the process.”

(via Flavorwire)

Stellar: stars and humans as animated gifs

8 Jul

Stellar is a very interesting and beautiful project by Ignacio Torres using gif animations, go here for the full set.

“This project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a stars death. I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies. The models organic bodily expressions as they are frozen in time between the particles suggest their celestial creation. In addition, space and time is heightened by the use of three-dimensional animated gifs. Their movement serves as a visual metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their separateness through time.”

(via Notcot)

Fashion meets art in Christian Louboutin’s f/w 2011 lookbook

24 Jun

Art Info has an article here on the new lookbook of Louboutin shoes that recreates, almost exactly in some cases, classic paintings. You’ll find Whistler’s mother holding a studded boot, while Nattier’s Marquise d’Antin sports a leopard-print bag on her shoulder.
Photographer Peter Lippmann was in charge of recreating the masterpieces, and his photographs turn out to be pieces of art as well. His talent and technique shine through as he perfectly recreates the lighting and the shadows on the models and settings. The photographs could easily be mistaken for actual paintings. A release from Louboutin states that the “historic models depicted within the gallery embody the spirit of the Christian Louboutin woman”. While I don’t really agree with that, I think that the campaign is witty and the photographs are simply stunning.

Patrick Winfield’s composite images

22 Jun

Artist Patrick Winfield combines polaroids on a large scale grid to create whole new images. There is a beautiful surreal quality to his pieces, composites and collages alike, and they have a very nice natural flow to them in spite of the obvious obstacle of working with a big grid of photographs. His latest work entitled She (via Wooster Collective) is as interesting as the rest of his works, and it shows the extent of his talent. I also really like his collages, you can check out his work on his site or follow him on his blog.


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