Artist of the Week: Ken Taylor

So, I found Ken Taylor when I saw his poster he made for Sucker Punch, (which I really enjoyed by they way, enough to see it twice in theaters). Anyways, then I looked him up and saw that he does some amazing work! Movie posters, band posters, album covers and more. He lives and works in Melbourne. I especially like some of the stuff he has done for the Avett Brothers. Anyways, check it out. And see more of his stuff here.

 

 

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Published in: on April 7, 2011 at 6:14 pm  Leave a Comment  

Artist of the Week: Sylvia Ji

“Born in 1982, a native of San Francisco, Sylvia Ji’s artistic ability is akin to another time and place. Her work encapsulates an alluring beauty that is both cutting edge and timeless. Hauntingly beautiful images brimming with sexual provocation mix with a sense of consternation, hinting that all is not as well as it may initially appear.

Some of her paintings are symbolic reflections of herself, portraits of people she knows or just nameless faces set in a landscape of fleeting and decaying beauty. She graduated with distinction from the Academy of Art University of San Francisco with a BFA in traditional illustration and already had her first ambitious and successful solo show while still in her last year of school. Since then, she has been in high demand, keeping continuously engaged in an onslaught of numerous shows across the nation. She currently resides in Southern California.”

To see more click here!

Published in: on August 26, 2010 at 6:14 am  Comments (4)  

Artist of the Week: Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell is an amazing artist.  He is a tattoo artist and also does these incredible laser cuts into stacks of dollar bills.  I love them.

See more of his tattoos and laser cuts here.

Published in: on June 15, 2010 at 7:48 am  Comments (2)  

Things I Need/Want/Would Die To Have

1. I love these bags and have been looking at them on Etsy for months
http://www.etsy.com/listing/27136664/three-3-piece-avocado-olive-green-vinyl

2. A bicycle.  It’s getting warmer outside and I just want to be able to ride a bike around.  Mine got stolen last summer and I am now stuck walking everywhere.  It’s hard cause I want a bike that is functional in Salt Lake City, but would like it to be cute too…does such a bike exist?  We’ll see.

3. An external flash that I can attach to my camera.  I keep borrowing Laura’s and I think it’s time I just get my own.  Just gotta find one that is compatible with my Canon 40D.

4. In the same vein, I would kill for a ring flash too!!!  They create the most beautiful lighting.  Haven’t done enough research yet to know which ones would fit my lens.

5. A Polaroid instant film camera that shoots Type 100 film.
i.e. any of the following:
Polaroid Colorpack II Land Camera
Polaroid Colorpack II Land Camera 1960's

Polaroid Automatic 100 Land Camera
Vintage Polaroid Automatic 100 Land Camera

Polaroid Super Shooter
Vintage Polaroid Super Shooter Instant Camera

Polaroid Super Shooter
1970's Polaroid Super Shooter

6. A Polaroid SX-70 Camera.
This is just one I found on Etsy:  Rainbow One Step
Vintage Polaroid SX-70 Rainbow One Step Camera

7. A Twin Lens Reflux camera to try out TTV Photography.  Sounds cool, I want to try it.
These are a few cameras I found that would work, there are lots though I think.
Argus Super 75 Vintage Argus Super 75 twin lens reflex camera and leather case

Spartus Full-Vue Vintage Spartus Full-Vue twin lens camera

Richomatic 44 1956 Vintage Richomatic 44 Twin lens reflex 127 film camera SALE

8. Also, a camera that shoots 620 film.  Something like one of these:
Imperial Mark VII Flash 1950s IMERIAL MARK VII FLASH CAMERA  -  Vintage Camera  -  Box CameraOr this one
Tower Snappy Vintage MEdium format camera, Tower-Snappy

(apparently I want to collect old cameras…)

9. An old/awesome copy of Romeo & Juliet.  I’ve been looking for an amazing copy because I love that book so much.  It’s beautiful.

10. Floral tights.  I need some.  I love them.

Published in: on May 13, 2010 at 8:07 pm  Leave a Comment  

Artist of the Week: Alexa Meade

These are not paintings of people.  They are paintings ON people.

“Alexa Meade is a 23-year-old artist based in the Washington, DC area. The reverse trompe l’oeil series is Alexa Meade’s spin on reality. Alexa has invented a painting technique that makes 3 dimensional space look flat, blurring the lines between illusion and reality. Typically a painting is an artist’s interpretation of the subject painted onto another surface. In Alexa’s paintings, she creates her artistic interpretation of the subject directly on top of the subject itself. Essentially, her art imitates life – on top of life. By wrapping her subject in a mask of paint, she skews the way that the core of the subject is perceived.”

Learn more about Alexa Meade and see more images of her work here.

Published in: on May 2, 2010 at 7:13 pm  Comments (2)  

Best Photo Ever!!!

I love you Nichole.

Published in: on March 23, 2010 at 9:33 pm  Comments (1)  

Boondock Saints

I’ve always been a fan of St. Patrick’s Day, for no particular reason.  It’s fun to pointlessly dress in green and eat every green food you can think of, or put green food coloring in other food so it turns a particularly disgusting shade of poop green and eat that.  But for the past few years I am mostly excited for St. Patty’s Day because I know that I will get to watch Boondock Saints.  I realize that I can watch it any other day of the year, but it just seems appropriate on March 17th.  So here is the best part of the movie for your reading pleasure:

“Now you will receive us. We do not ask for your poor or your hungry. We do not want your tired and sick. It is your corrupt we claim. It is your evil that will be sought by us. With every breath, we shall hunt them down. Each day we will spill their blood til it rains down from the skies. Do not kill, do not rape, do not steal, these are principles which every man of every faith can embrace. These are not polite suggestions. These are codes of behavior and those of you that ignore them will pay the dearest cost. There are varying degrees of evil, we urge you lesser forms of filth not to push the bounds and cross over into true corruption, into our domain. But if you do, one day you will look behind you and you will see we three and on that day you will reap it. And we will send you to which ever god you wish. And shepherds we shall be, for thee my Lord for thee, power hath descended forth from thy hand, that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command. We shall flow a river forth to thee, and teeming with souls shall it ever be. In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti”

And here is some fan art I found of the MacManus brothers for your viewing pleasure:

Published in: on March 19, 2010 at 3:17 am  Leave a Comment  

Sold A Painting

Today my good friend Chris Grow bought this painting I did of my brother Adam.  It is the first painting I have ever sold!!!!  Yay!  Sold it pretty cheap, starting small, but it is motivating me to do some more.  Thanks Chris!!!!

Published in: on March 16, 2010 at 1:05 am  Comments (2)  

Get Close

Some close-up portraits I have found on DeviantArt.  Check out these artists and others here.

Published in: on March 9, 2010 at 5:13 am  Comments (2)  

A Bit of Black & White

Here’s a few of my favorite black and white portraits I have recently found on deviantart.

To see more of my favorites and check out these artists click here!

Published in: on March 5, 2010 at 9:19 am  Leave a Comment