Silence Shapes from Filippo Minelli on Vimeo. *Update. Here is a set of installation pictures from the installation of “Nothing to Say” Filippo Minelli’s exhibition at 886 Geary Gallery which runs until Feb 7th. We open 2015 with a preview post about Filippo Minelli’s first solo exhibition in the US as well as 886 Geary‘s first exhibition at its new space in San Francisco. 886 Geary is curated by Poesia and Graffuturism focusing 2015 on emerging artists within the Urban and Contemporary art fields. Filippo Minelli arrived in California’s Coachella desert area working in residency for a special project in the desert. He then traveled along California’s beautiful Highway 1 north capturing the California coast all… Read entire story.
I bought a camera two years ago and it sat and sat and collected dust. I originally wanted a camera to increase my presence on YouTube but I had no idea what I was doing. So I bought a DSLR and started to point and shoot at various things. I found out quickly that DSLRs are not point and shoot cameras. I took the time to read up about ISO, aperture, Shutter Speed and my camera manual. I Read entire story.
While my main focus since graduating college recently has been writing, I’ve also become interested in photography. Namely, I’ve been wanting to flex my chops as a concert photographer. I figure that I go to so many hip-hop shows already that I might as well put that time to better use and also learn a new trade. Since the photo bug bit me over the summer, I have worked tirelessly to study up on Read entire story.
First, a brief history: light painting — otherwise known as light graffiti or “that stuff that your photographer friends do that made you ask, ‘How did you do that?’” — has actually been around since the 1930s. Typically, a light is moved during a long exposure shot, creating a streak of color. While Man Ray is credited for being a pioneer of light painting, Picasso (!) popularized the technique after being introduced to it by Gjon Mili, a photographer who shot pictures of ice skaters with lights attached to their legs. Fast forward several decades, and now you have videos like the one above featuring Japanese b-boys Snack… Read entire story.
Google+ is an awesome platform that has helped me connect with a multitude of photographers. I was exposed to the talents of Tao Jones while commenting on photographs at the Canon Users Google+ community. Tao Jones is an exceptional photographer from Australia that excels at concert photography. You can view his awesome photos HERE. I took the time to seek out this talented photography and Read entire story.
We’ve all felt the urge to get loose and dance at inappropriate times. With his series Dancers Among Us, New York photographer Jordan Matter shows what the world might look like if the energy of dancers invaded the mundane drudge of everyday life. From Matter’s artist statement: “As we get older and wiser, what happens to this enthusiasm, this ability to be wholly present in the moment? Why are these pure moments of passion so often replaced by cynicism, boredom, and indifference? “… Dancers are storytellers. They’re trained to personify passionate moments, their bodies imbued with a stunning combination of artistry and athleticism. They create a fantasy world, offering us a deeper look into familiar settings. They bring to life … Read entire story.
“Hip hop was set out in the dark They used to do it out in the park” These bars were presented by MC Shan on the 1985 classic “The Bridge”. These lyrics by MC Shan perfectly describe our trip to the park. My family recently moved to Florida and we are adjusting to life in the Sunshine State. Glad we left when we did (it is currently 10 degrees where I used to live). We took Matthew to a Read entire story.
Boston-based b-boy and photographer Johnny Tang photographs b-boys by day and mutates them into monsters by night. Inspired by the work of Spunky Zoe, the results are beautifully boggling. Check out his blog for more treats. LINK: Johnny Tang Photo Blog Related posts:Interview with CYPHER Photographer Freeze Frame: The Work of CHANYC, B-Boy Photographer NBL Kingz of GA – Round 1 Photos UPDATED Read entire story.
Recently I have gravitated towards the Humans of New York movement. Humans of New York is a movement that captures the essence of the big Apple, the people. Brandon Stanton, the man behind the success of HONY, started Humans of New York after moving to New York. You can tell that Brandon loves the city and the stories of the people that dwell in this city. He has only been photographing Read entire story.