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Music Makes Paint Splatter Dance

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Photographer Martin Klimas‘ series “What Does Music Look Like?” is a fun attempt at answering that very question.  He uses paint as a vehicle for sound.  Klimas places brightly colored paints on a surface that sits just above a speaker.  Playing loud music such as Kraftwerk or Miles Davis makes the paint splatter above the speaker  with the vibrations making it “dance”.  The paint jumps and splattes while being captured by the camera.  Klimas snapped approximately 1,000 photographs to capture the set.

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Mitch Epstein

Amos Coal Power Plant, Raymond, West Virginia 2004

Amos Coal Power Plant, Raymond, West Virginia 2004

Massachusetts-born photographer Mitch Epstein has been documenting life in America since the early 1970s. As Rachel Esner says, “much of Mitch Epstein’s work is…a reflection on America, on American values and ideology, on America’s place in the world today. It is the formal and associative elements in Epstein’s images that lift them to a higher plane. These are not documents in the strict sense, because they transcend and reinvent the objects photographed and in the process invest them with symbolic meaning.” Well said, Ms. Esner.

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Liam Henry

LiamHenry3England’s Liam Henry takes wonderful film photographs.  They give a feeling of chilly, sparse, wooded exploration and wandering.

Check out more work at his site and his flickr.

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Documentary Watch: Black Gold

I’ve never been a big coffee drinker (chocolate soy milk is my beverage of choice for me) but Black Gold had me wanting to kick down the doors to my local coffee shop and spray paint “Fair Trade Now” all over the walls. Black Gold documents one mans efforts at bringing fair pricing to the coffee farmers of Ethiopia who make less than a dollar a day growing al that delicious coffee that we pay $5 a cup for. It’s depressing to know that the farmers of one of the worlds most popular drinks are literally starving to death and can’t afford the basic necessities that we take for granted like shelter, water, and education.

Watch this documentary, only buy fair trade, and demand that your local coffee shop only support coffee brands that pay a fair wage.

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You Were In My Dream

You Were in My Dream is a incredibly interactive installation where the viewer becomes part of the story. It takes a live video feed of your face, and incorporates it into the installation. Created in collaboration by Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine.

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Federico Lombardo

 

Italian artist Federico Lombardo’s portraits are washy, delicate, and often straightforward, yet in their best moments they possess qualities that are strange and askew. His subjects look distinctly Angelo Saxon or Scandinavian, light skinned and fair, and are conventionally attractive. Their faces, bare and plain, stare straight at the viewer with the knowing look of being gazed upon, often smiling or glaring in response. He has series of women and men, as well as couples and children made with oil, watercolor and by digital tablet, but by far, his watercolors showcase his best efforts. The way Lombardo applies his paint is mostly very controlled, yet in crucial areas he gives way to the fluid nature of the medium and in effect produces subtle, bizarre deviations in his otherwise bland looking subjects. In this sense, these instances of surrender are reflective of the work of Marlene Dumas; however, Lombardo’s work is wholly different in that it stays safe in its uncontroversial directive.

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carmens place

Samantha Casolaris photo series depicts teenage sanctuary in New York. “The story regards a group of teenagers transvestites and transexuals who live  in a house managed by a priest, in Astoria, Queens.

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Christian Northeast

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It was hard to just pick a few of Christian Northeast’s works to post. This talented illustrator and animator work reminds me of a more contemporary Terry Gilliam mixed with Margaret Kilgallen’s folk art. He has worked with many publications like the New Yorker and Esquire to name a few. His work has much more than aesthetic appeal to it, its clever and you get a good sense of Northeast’s sense of humor.

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