Archive for the 'Inspiration' Category

Festival at HAU Berlin: From Inside to Way Out

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The brilliant cultural institution HAU – Hebbel am Ufer is hosting a three-day festival this weekend: From Inside to Way Out / Perspectives from Contemporary Pakistan is a three-day program with talks, films, music, photo exhibition, and more and presents a variety of artists who work in Karachi and Berlin and uncover surprising similarities between the two cities. The program is dealing with the degree to which cultural attributions are marked by clichés, here using the example of Pakistan.
Highlight will be a concert by a group of 12 musicians playing the “Karachi Files” – an album co-created by Berlin-based duo Gebrüder Teichmann and Forever South.

Read the full program here on the HAU website.

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Summer at Graveyard Point: Corey Arnold, Photographer


The world through the lens of photographer Corey Arnold from Alaska Dispatch on Vimeo.

Here is a video for an Alaskan newspaper featuring our fave photographer Corey Arnold, who has been into fishing since he was a kid. He is not only a superb photographer but also captains a salmon fishing company out of an abandoned cannery complex called Graveyard Point. Watch this clip about his work and photography in South Western Alaska. Read the full article here.

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Will McBride, Magnum Contact Sheets, Picture Yourself…

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RUSSIA. Altai Territory. 2000. Contact sheet.

The previously announced re-opening of C|O Berlin gallery hosts four different exhibitions. Here is an idea of what to expect in the new rooms at Amerika Haus. We can confirm, the installations are amazing, the photo selection is amazing, too.
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Photography: Re-Opening of C/O Berlin Gallery

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Today was the press event of C|O Berlin’s re-opening, the photo gallery that had to close down in the famous building in Berlin’s Mitte district. After a long search and overcoming a lot of obstacles they found a new place in Charlottenburg with history in the city: the Amerika Haus. Magnum Contact Sheets, Will McBride, Luise Schröder and Picture Yourself (including photographers like Martin Parr, Bruce Gilden or Steve McCurry) are the four exhibitions that open another chapter in the life of this amazing photography gallery. Opening on Thursday, 30. Oct 2014.

Thomas Hoepker, Elliott Erwitt and Will McBride – all part of the exhibitions – were attending today’s event with around 300 journalists and photographers.
(All photos by Jenne)
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Leica Presents: Let Us Roam

LET US ROAM: Ray Barbee from Leica Camera on Vimeo.

Leica Camera presents a series of video portraits of artists on and around the skateboard — Let Us Roam. The first episode explores Ray Barbee’s passion for photography and music which was thriving from his skateboarding life. Other artists are filmmaker Greg Hunt and the photographers Arto Saari and Atiba Jefferson.

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Through The Lens: Jay Nelson

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Iconic surfer Rob Machado is portraying creative individuals who happen to surf in a series called Through The Lens. This time it’s Jay Nelson, an artist located in San Francisco. We posted about him earlier.

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Paintings: Samantha Keely Smith

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Sort of in the same vein like the aerial photos of Icelandic landscapes yesterday, the beautiful images by Samantha Keely Smith could be the abstract painted versions of these photos, although they already look like abstract paintings. (found on BDIF)
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Photography: Andre Ermolaev And Iceland From Above

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Stunning aerial photos of Icelandic landscapes by Russian photographer Andre Ermolaev. Makes me raising even more awareness about the beautiful nature and this planet.
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Back In Time: Geoff McFetridge X LWL X Huck

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Remembering the highly inspirational Maurice Sendak, who would have had his 85th birthday yesterday, with this amazing cover collaboration from the year 2009 between Little White Lies and Huck Magazine with a drawing by no less a person than Geoff McFetridge. Team awesome!

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Photography: Luke Stephenson’s Owls

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Luke Stephenson is back with another stunning series of bird portraits. He is definitely the bird whisperer and is now getting a wild bunch of owls to sit still and smile into his camera. (via INT)
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Handstyle History Lesson: Mike Giant



Here is a Handstyle History Lesson by Mike Giant, good old graffiti and tattoo artist with his unique style…

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José Parlá and JR Show in NYC

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The Wrinkles Of The City, Havana, CubaBryce Wolkowitz Gallery presents this recent collaboration between JR and José Parlá. JR is also working on a massive collaborative project on NY’s Times Square — Inside Out Project — until 10. May.
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Photo Book: Vivian Maier

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Finally got hold of a copy of the Vivian Maier photo book. This truly will be one of my favourite books in my collection. Never heard of Vivian’s impressive story how she became one of the most important street photographers in history post mortem? You definitely should!
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Ron Mueck in Paris

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If you have once had the chance to experience the hyperrealistic sculptures of Ron Mueck, you know the score. Deeply touching and disturbing in a way, the sculptures are so realistic in every detail that there is almost no question about, that it actually must be a living being and not just something made from any kind of materials. This week, his new exhibition opened in Paris at Fondation Cartier for which he exclusively made three new sculptures.

Watch below a making-of-video of setting up his show in Paris.
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Finding Vivian Maier

It’s one of the most inspirational and impressive stories about the unknown creative mind Vivian Maier, who became an eminent street photographer posthumous, after the hobby historian John Maloof found over 100,000 negatives in a locker on an auction. Now, Maier is hailed as one of the greatest street photographers of the 20th century like Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Weegee. The film Finding Vivian Maier will come to cinemas later this year.


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Miniature Sculptures by Takahiro Iwasaki

Everyday objects transformed into amazing miniature sculptures by Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki. (via Juxtapoz)
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Katharina Grosse in Tilburg

Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse has a show with a huge installation of giant multi-colored PVC orbs and large-scale paintings in Tilburg, Netherlands at the moment. Two Younger Women Come In And Pull Out A Table runs until 9.6.2013 at the Museum De Pont.
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My Bloody Valentine — without a doubt one of the best bands on this planet. New album m b v after so many years. Nothing to add here.

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apartamento magazine #10

It is the fifth anniversary of the ‘everyday life interiors magazine’ — apartamento. The layout of the mag hasn’t changed much since issue #01, which is great as it is not the main focus. apartamento has a subtle and clear visual language to provide the often rather intimate content. The progressing of apartamento is not about redesigning the future all the time, it’s about their engagement, the ideas, the infinite search for stories and images about the people in all the private homes, working places or studios.
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Scott Hobbs Bourne Book Release

Just received an email from our State Of Now companion Scott Bourne, writer and skateboarder. He finished a novel – A Room With No Windows – which is about to be released this week including an event in London, 31 Jan. Scott’s writing is “wild, inappropriate, balls-out… and this kind of book doesn’t make it past a lot of editors or agents these days.”
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Lance Mountain & Matthew Barney

Power House Productions in Detroit is a non-profit organisation who established an artist-in-residence program and also built the Ride It Sculpture Park. The NY based artist Matthew Barney donated a piece of art, a skate deck with a chunk of graphite on the bottom that you can make marks with on the surface while riding the deck. And now, Juxtapoz managed to bring skate legend Lance Mountain to Detroit to ride the deck in this park. Pretty fun project, and as Juxtapoz puts it: “a marriage of the conceptual mind of a fine artist and the grace and speed of a skateboard icon.”
The cover is an exclusive to newsstands, only 1000 were made and are now circulating around the world. Be lucky and go find it!

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A New Year Starts Everyday…

But here is a quick list of some milestones, things and inspiring people from the past months…

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Katrin Fridriks

Lots of bold colors in one place, by Katrin Fridriks.
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Steven Harrington’s “The Thinker”

Awesome porcelain figure by Steven Harrnigton for Case Studyo

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Map Collages by Matthew Cusick

As a fan of maps, atlases and globes, I love these collages and paintings by Matthew Cusick. See larger versions of the images on his website. (via butdoesitfloat)
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