Discover this photo serie by Robert Voit called New Trees, 2003, based on cellphone towers disguised as trees around the globe (USA, Italy, Portugal, South Korea, UK). Ivo Branislav and Aubrey Trevor Thomes are the creators of this puzzling invention and their first physical tower, made from non-toxic plastics, appeared in Cape Town in 1996. A company called Larson Camouflage built also similar structures for style-sensitive network companies in the American Southwest.
In the streets of Amsterdam, during Gay Pride 2013, we photographed these fabulous lady-like allies. They’re dressed with style in ton sur ton pink. While we recovered from the pride, we digitally crafted with some photo apps, the ladies’ outfits for Gay Pride 2014. We can’t wait for next year!
Donald and Nancy Featherstone from Fitchburg, Massachusetts has been dressing in matching outfits everyday for 33 years! Donald made his fortune by inventing the infamous plastic pink flamingo lawn ornament. They met at a convention in 1975, got married, and have been wearing matching outfits since 1980. Nancy would pick out prints that reminds her of her husband’s pink flamingo and make shirts for Donald and cut from the same cloth to make a dress for herself.
Thanks to our dear friends at BULLETT Magazine, we were invited to take part in the grande re-opening of the Rijks Museum Amsterdam, with a seat at the from the front row, as part of the international press. Hereby few snaps from the day. Follow us on instagram for more daily entertainment.
HD make up gone wrong due to the light of the photography flash.
Guest post by Simone S. Niquille, who is a student of ours at Sandberg Institute Amsterdam. She is writing her graduation thesis on FaceValue and the text below is an extract from it.
In 2009 during the premiere for the movie ‘Nine’ in New York, photos of Nicole Kidman appeared: “What’s all the powder in her face?”. Most photos show Kidman covered in white powder on her nose and under her eyes, the exact spots foundation is applied to. Other photos of the night seem to show a normal face however. HD make-up reflects light differently than regular make up, making it possible to apply less product while still retaining a concealing function, perfect functionality for HD production. The flash of the photo cameras did not comply with the HD make-up however. The make-up product applied did not adhere to the techno norms of Kidman’s situation. The make-up was applied outside of its context and malfunctioned, resulting in a transparent make-up strategy reveal.
Many of America’s prisons boast visiting rooms that are festooned with bizarre wall art, so that friends and family members of incarcerated people can take pictures of their loved ones on backdrops other than the depressing, institutional grays and whites of the correctional facility.
Artist and photographer Alyse Emdur has compiled six years worth of such portraits for her new book, Prison Landscapes. Inspired by a childhood photograph of herself posing with her incarcerated brother, Emdur contacted 300 prisoners and asked if they’d like to provide family photos and get involved in the project.
“My act as a photographer is not from behind the lens but as a collector of images,” Emdur told Wired. “I see myself as a mediator. These are people who have had no relationship with the outside world so while Prison Landscapes might be a very small gesture, the people who chose to be involved in this project want to be seen; they have their own agency. They want the outside world to know they aren’t the criminals they are stereotyped as.”
Emdur also sees her work as a critique of our country’s ever-growing prison system. “Clearly prisoners are more than their crime,” she says. “I’m not saying they’re not criminals; they are in prison because they were convicted and proven guilty. I am not going around that but it is important to look at these images and consider the rise of the prison industrial complex. The portraits reveal a system and how individuals fit within that system.”
This story is taken from Wired and text is taken from Animal New York.
The scarf wants to expose the benefits of the alternatives for real fur in fashion by showing the beauty of the unnatural and the artifice. In order to symbolize the endless possibilities of artificial fur, we made the entire panthera family parade on a fashionable scarf. Blood drips of the anti fur campaigns are replaced by stains of rainbow colors ornamenting the panthers’ fur. The print displays an optical illusion of rounds that mimic a cut on the surface of the scarf. Utterly fake fur strains are peaking out of these graphical rounds; proud to be fake.
Bont voor Dieren (Fur for Animals) is a Dutch animal protection organization dedicated to the rights and protection of all fur-bearing animals. They campaign against the production and use of fur by raising public awareness on issues such as animal cruelty and welfare. Bont door Dieren supports Fur Free, an initiative by Jojanneke van der Veer and Femke Dekker. Fur Free organizes Fur Free shows, Fur Free exhibitions, publish Fur Free magazines and write Fur Free manifesto’s.
The Fur Free Scarf is part of the exhibition PROTEST!. Fur Free invited print- and graphic designers to come up with their very own iconic Fur Free protest poster. Participating designers are: Alex Kaséta, And Beyond, Antoine Peters, Bas Kosters, Bart de Baets, Experimental Jetset, Glamcult Studio, Hansje van Halem, Karen van de Kraats, Nicole Martens, Nieuw Jurk and Our Polite Society. The exhibition is on from January 21st till January 26th, all designs will be on view at De Slang, one of Amsterdam’s oldest squats on Spuistraat 199.
Photos of the opening by Mgr Madhatter:
Vacation photos taken in the south-west of Turkey. More specifically at Cesme and Fethiye. Holiday pics showing what me and Johnny were busy with during the little time left from my synchronized swimming classes in the the amazing Turkish sea.
Last week, we were in Chaumont, the graphic design festival, to give a workshop together w/ Jonathan Puckey 4m Moniker.
Last week, together w/ Jonathan Puckey 4m Moniker, we gave a worksop during the Poster and Graphic Design Festival in Chaumont, France. During 5 days, students created their own tumblr page with a ‘what if…’ scenario, and made a post every day. Have a look to the tumblrs, we are very proud of all of our students. Love, Pinar&Viola
may-i-introduce.tumblr.com Franziska Sander
seerighthruyou.tumblr.com Louison Coulom
switzerlandparadise.tumblr.com Sandra Carrera and Marta Revuelta
dreamingingifs.tumblr.com Emilia Ahonen
please–wait.tumblr.com / Nolwenn Salaun – Marion Noack – Elise Esposito
apocalypseneauw.tumblr.com Victor Lambey / Jeremie Cullaz / Florent Pierre
excavationoftheunexpected.tumblr.com Tiffany Chen / Vincent Duche / Augustin Manaranche
undeuxtroissoleil.tumblr.com Baptiste Guesnon / Charlotte Braeuer
hypernetwork.tumblr.com Noelie Brochier / Remi Forte / Raphael Leon
capsruletheworld.tumblr.com Pierre Pautler / Clement Faydit / Lou Buche
restructspace.tumblr.com Jan Tropschug
piedargent.tumblr.com wilfried Jalta / Jonathan Sebastien / Vianney Valverde
whatifihabw.tumblr.com Uch Steven / Moy Louison