It’s been busy these last couple of weeks. I’m delighted I’m starting to get briefs that allow me to create the kind of portrait work I love to do – simple, yet with a lot of punch. The Belgian cartoonist Nix (http://www.nix.be) was a real pleasure to shoot. I love working with people who are passionate about what they do and Nix made my job of capturing his cheeky sense of humour easy and fun. Just as it should be. Onwards and upwards.
Clever understated humour combined with excellent photography. Made me smile.
Happy New Year y’all. Keep smiling and taking great photographs.
In a world drowning in a tsunami of images, does photography mean anything anymore? Advertising art director, Erik Kessels, sees beauty, humour and a touch of the surreal in decontextulized “found” photo albums.
Link to article: The world’s weirdest photo albums | Art and design | The Guardian.
Not strictly a post about photography – but this is too good not to share. Everybody is saying advertising is dead. But reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated – and animator, Alvise Avati, proves it. A master class in how advertising should be conceived, written, directed and produced. Everything starts with an authentic insight – however small. Written and directed by Avati – he does a brilliant job in bringing this insight to life. That was the good news – the bad news is that no brand manger approved this; and sad to say, probably never would. The commercial exists exclusively to showcase the talents of Avati and the London based production company, but in the process, it has highlighted how banal and uninspiring the ad business has become. Brand managers and their creative agencies take note.
While practicing Buddhists may not find these set of images funny, you’ve got to admit, they do make you smile. Muhr cleverly brings to life something that seemed, at first glance, dead. Ideas are everywhere if you look hard enough. Maybe they are even buzzing around your head right now trying to get your attention.
Swedish photographer Magnus Muhr using the found bodies of dead flies, arranges them on a blank piece of paper and draws them into everyday situations that make fun of humans.
The original idea sparked when Muhr was bored at a party, went for a walk, and found a dead fly on the ground. When he got home he arranged a few dead insects and started drawing them in humorous situations.
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