Ari Saarto’sIN SITU documents the temporary structures and shelters that the homeless create. These primitive structures are reminders of how fragile life can be and highlights the instinctual need for man to have a place called home, regardless of how basic or unrefined it is.
Carlie Armstrong’s Work Place site is a fantastic ongoing documentary project documenting the work places of Portland creatives. Whether it’s a painter, a musician, or designer, Carlie aims to not just understand the creative process but to also document the spaces that contain them.
Music video director Allen Cordell mixes hypercolored imagery, grotesque story lines, and tripped out low-fi effects like its nobodies business. Case in point, the below music video for Gentlemen Drivers single Valdor. Yup, that’s a giant muppet attacking your family during a holiday dinner. Yes sir, someone gets their arms cut off during this 5:10 minute video. Yes ma’am, you want to watch this incredible music video after the jump!
By day Alan E. Brown is a mild mannered bookstore employee in Bear, Delaware. At night he transforms himself into Medusawolf and paints quaint little portraits of demons, beasts, and robots – each radiating their own agonizing, pulsating energies. These intensely hued dimensions merge bits of insanity, beauty, and humor and crunch it all down into a fun but very warped output. I got a chance to catch up with Medusawolf to find out what he is up to…
Benny Diar is a true inspiration. Even though Benny became paralyzed a few years back from a bad car accident he is keeping things positive and pushing forward. Recently he’s been getting back into the swing of things with art. Using his mouth to hold a brush Benny has been creating paintings on any and every surface he can find, including the human body. Check out the video of him doing some body painting on tattoo model Malice McMunn after the jump. Keep up the good work Benny and thanks for reminding us to live each day to the fullest and to not let anything get in our way.
It’s only appropriate to post Jonathan Hobin’s 9/11 photograph (pictured above) on the day of Osama Bin Laden’s Death. Jonathan creates images dealing with politics, social issues, and morbid scenes from fairytale stories using children as the main characters. The result is a body of work that is dark, funny, and reminds us that even children are effected by the dark and sometimes gruesome news headlines.