Posted: May 9th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, the earth | No Comments »
Lucia Griggi started out as a surf instructor and then developed an interest in photography — this is the result, photographs of fellow surfers, shot from underwater, within the waves.
“It is really quite simple once you know how and are comfortable in the water and with the seas movements. It takes time and experience. It is about being connected with the waves and moving alongside the surfer under the water…Sometimes you must swim down deep in order not to get inside the spinning action of the wave and get washed into a dangerous position if the waves are big. It is such a fantastic place to be…”
(*via Huh Magazine)
Posted: April 16th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, places, travel | No Comments »
I spent a day at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ (an hour’s ride from Penn Station) this past weekend. Such an exciting discovery! I really enjoyed it.
It was founded in 1992 by American artist, John Seward Johnson II on the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds site. His work is prominent throughout, but there’s also a wide variety of artists with work exhibited. Wandering through the gardens is a thrill as you stumble upon sculptures in little nooks and clearings. The gardens are beautiful as well — the trees there are worth visiting in and of themselves.
Had an impossible time choosing which photos to post. So yeah, I posted a-million.
Posted: April 11th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, places | No Comments »
I’m enjoying Daniel Barreto‘s project of photo-manipulation placing homes into trees. Wish they were real.
Posted: April 2nd, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, books, paper | No Comments »
Nina Katchadourian creates poetry and comedy from the spines of library books. Her collection of work is available in print: Sorted Books (about $14 from Amazon).
Nina describes how she began this project in 1993:
I suddenly recalled a moment in the university library when, looking for a book, I had turned my head sideways as I walked down the stacks and thought how spectacular it would be if all the titles formed an accidental sentence when read one after the other in a long chain. Standing amidst the bookshelves in Half Moon Bay, my next move was simply to make this imaginary accident real. I spent days shifting and arranging books, composing them so that their titles formed short sentences. The exercise was intimate, like a form of portraiture, and it felt important that the books I selected should function as a cross section of the larger collection.
(*via Brain Pickings)
Posted: March 21st, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, travel | No Comments »
Amazing image from photographer and friend Angie Smith, from a recent visit to British Columbia’s Blackcomb Mountain.
Found on her blog: blog.angiesmithphotography.com.
Posted: March 18th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, books | No Comments »
Photographer Adrien Broom dreamed up a project called Where did All the Colors Go? It’s recently been backed on Kickstarter and I’m looking forward to watching it unfold.
Shot as still photography and simultaneously as a short video piece, Broom plans to make a children’s book out of the images and concept. A darling little girl wakes up to a world void of color where everything is white. Bunnies, onions, frosting, clouds, snow. It’s not just that everything is white, it’s that there are only white things.
She then finds a doorway that leads to red, a brick road, roosters, red velvet cakes…and on it goes as the world of color opens up to her.
Enjoy this video teaser below and follow on Adrien’s website for more images as they are completed. Each set takes a month to build and develop.
Posted: March 14th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, illustration, paper | No Comments »
A dear friend and super talented lady, Susa Talan, just launched her new site, susatalan.com. It is art, illustration and a magical series of daily drawings, 365 Days of Gratitude.
Every day, Susa draws and shares a quote and illustration, some of my favorites are pictured here. It provides a beautiful, serene moment for the recipient and I love her choices in quotes. You can follow online or Facebook. Many of these illustrations are available as prints on Susa’s Etsy shop.
Congrats Susa! So excited to see more of your work every day.
Posted: March 11th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, places | No Comments »
A new exhibit of Bill Brandt‘s photography opened last week at MoMA, titled “Shadow & Light” and runs until August 16. Eagerly awaiting a chance to go see it. Browse the collection gallery for more images. You can see that I had a hard time selecting just a few…
(All images courtesy of MoMA)
Posted: March 1st, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, design, music | No Comments »
Pianist Chilly Gonzales (aka Gonzales) and artist Carlo Vega teamed up to create this beautiful musical and visual experience, Gray Keys.
Posted: February 27th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, illustration | No Comments »
I’m captivated by the work of Russian illustrator, Konstantin Kalynovych.
(*via but does it float)