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embodiement: a portrait of Queer life in america

Molly Landreth’s A Portrait Of Queer life In America started as a simple self-portrait project in 2005 but has since expanded into a national archive and an international collaboration with the GLBT community. Molly’s goal with the series is to create images of her community that she can relate to and to tell new stories not typically represented in conversations about queer life.

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mark Pieterson

Mark Pieterson’s illustrations, are weird, bold, and full of dayglo colors, just the way we like them.

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Documentary Watch: The Sound Of Transformers

 

I know you’re thinking “Why is Amir doing a post about a mainstream movie like Transformers?” I know I’d be doing the same thing If I logged onto the B/D site and saw this post. Bust stay with me folks because this is actually a very interesting short documentary about how sound designers came up with all the various sounds for the new Transformers: Dark Of The Moon movie. I personally find it inspiring and interesting to see what great lengths these sound magicians go to to find new and unique sounds for our movie watching pleasure. From shooting guns in the desert to recording the sounds of Airforce rockets going off at miles away these guys go to great lengths to create real and intimate experiences for our listening pleasures. Watch the full documentary after the jump!

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Rosanna Webster

Fresh out of college, Brighton University graduate Rosanna Webster has an impressive body of work building. Her series about Shamanism and Tribalism combine photo images and atmosphere into digital collages that will knock your socks off!

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Erin Flannery’s Lovely Ladies

Fashion illustration meets inky goodness in Erin Flannery’s large scale paintings. She notably works with stencils and dewy ink, pen and paint to create these ethereal pieces. Each of her series are full of equally strong, striking portraits of mysteriously lovely ladies. She’s preparing for her 2nd solo show at Anthea Polson Art which is open July 2-16 2011 ( Shops 18-20 Mariners Cove Seaworld Drive Main Beach QLD 4217 )

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Patrick Brennan

Recently stumbled across the work of Patrick Brennan by way of his most recent solo show @ HalseyMcKay. He provides a really fresh take on painting. Lots of interesting material decisions, color usage, and compositional arrangements. I dig it…more after the jump.

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Happy America Day!

We’re taking the day off from blogging today to celebrate a lil place on earth called America. Sure we have some problems and our government is far from perfect but after living around the world I can honestly say that I’m proud to be part of our great nation. Having the freedom to say and do whatever we want is priceless so let us all take this day and appreciate our our home and make a commitment to make it even better. We’ll be hitting up the beach and eating way too much food (like any patriot) all day long but we’ll be back tomorrow with loads of posts and other goodies to keep you inspired and entertained!

 

 

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Documentary Watch: Bela

 

“Bela” is a short documentary  which follows the day in the life of a street performer named Bela Erdei or “the cat man”. Bela, a recognizable face to some, travels hours by train throughout the south of France to perform with his affectionate house cats. An affable and eccentric character who has a real passion for what he does. Watch the full documentary after the jump.

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