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Well it appears the ISM forum is suffering a similar dry spell to the one my creative brain is experiencing. So in the interest of sharing and because I am always told that if you give you shall receive I thought I'd post a little creative inspiration. (Its really just a list of random stuff that I love but shhhh don't tell anyone)
The Wave by Spencer Weiner.
Monkeyman by Pierre Beteille.
Edgar Pleat by Paul Compton.
Exhibition by Jo O'Brien
Peter Coulson of Koukei.
Secret Life by Vlad Savin.
Thanks for those - some amazing photos in there.
Oo ooo! I'll post a couple of things off the top of my head and more later because I love sharing pictures that make me happy.
Last edited by ngaio (December 8th, 2009 05:30 PM)
Oh oh I used to have that Cindy Sherman pic above my desk at uni. Love the Marilyn Minter ones too.
L'Origine du monde by Gustave Courbet
Untitled by Tracey Emin
Zygotic acceleration, Biogenetic de-sublimated libidinal model (enlarged x 1000) by Jake and Dinos Chapman
Everyone I've Ever Slept With by Tracey Emin
Arch of Hysteria by Louise Bourgeois
THAT IS ALL! (for now)
Last edited by veronicaf (December 8th, 2009 06:51 PM)
Olaf Breuning again!
Tony Oursler - this guy projects faces onto objects in the most amazing, awesome way.
Oh oh I have a tshirt printed by mike kelley at home somewhere. I went to this amazing exhibition of his and the curator was telling me how he had been given USD$2million to build it. The gallery space was about the size of an aeroplane hanger and had 32 different installations in the space. Each one was based off a found yearbook image (usually rather strange ones from extracurricular clubs) which he developed a story for. He'd then hire models to repose each image and to act out a short skit which he had written on a set which he had constructed. Each installation included the set the video and an edition of the photo and were selling for around $50000 USD each. Then there were another 3 editions of each of the images for sale as well as tshirts and catalogues. By the time I had gotten there which was only the 2nd or 3rd day he had sold 28 out of the 32 installations to galleries around the world. God I'd love to have that sort of support for an exhibition. Imagine the stuff you could do.
Zygotic acceleration always freaked me out - it is one of the scariest things I have ever seen!
The Olaf Breuning pic is great fun - might have to do a homage in a folio for that
I get so jealous of those artists who get a whole crap load of money to make these amazing things a reality... I want to know how to get a rich sponsor and make giant, crazy, multimedia installations!
Oh and Alisha, that's a great idea you totally should do a homage to Olaf Breuning! I would love you forever for that!
Thanks heaps ngaio and veronicaf, all new images to me! I like the impossible optical illusion stuff in your first post veronica, and Zygotic acceleration is super freaky, but very cool. ngaio - love the texture in those Marylin Minter pics - and can see how that may have been inspiration for slutmonster! Also I really love the upper lip sweat - perhaps I'll stop constantly wiping mine away. And the Olaf Breuning coloured smoke - great visual effect plus probably pretty fun to do! Hey you can get that magic smoke stuff somewhere can't you? Imagine that ina folio!
You know, I think I was only somewhat aware of Marilyn Minter's work until someone reminded me of her with a comment made in my Slutmonster folio... been thinking about her work a lot lately though.
Good call on the coloured smoke thing, I used to be able to find those easily in New Zealand but I don't know about here. Has a smoke machine ever been used in a folio, that anyone can think of? A friend of mine has one and I totally have to borrow it from him for my next folio.
These pictures are fantastic! I love the use of the mirrors in the last one.
The mirrors pic is my favourite. I've actually done something a tiny bit like that in my latest folio: http://www.ishotmyself.com/public/view_ … =gongoozle
I actually really dig the mirror use in photo #150 of your folio, Shara!
Len Lye for his ground breaking films, kinetic sculptures and inspirational attitude towards life.
Last edited by ngaio (December 20th, 2009 08:17 PM)
I love Junko Mizuno artwork and twisted fairytales - she has a wonderful imagination - so cute yet so deadly...
Cute and deadly is one of my favourite combinations!
Ooh there's something about Junko Mizuno's stuff I like, here's a video of one of her toys, I like the "alternative bunny head" on the back http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrMqes7aC30
Here's her book Flare http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kiUZjGAl1Q I turned the music down.
And the comic pure trance is my favourite even though it's not in colour it has loads iof wonderful images and is really sexy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx0eQmmbJtk
Last edited by blissed (December 21st, 2009 10:06 PM)
Pure Trance is pretty awesome... In my opinion, the story is badly written (possibly badly translated) and sort of disjointed but I just love the illustrations so very, very much!
Kerstin zu Pan.
Hope you guys don't mind me sharing, I just love looking at pictures! This one is amazing but I have to link to it as it won't display on here for some reason.
Images like that really make me feel I need to invest in an underwater cover for my camera. Does anyone have any experience with these? Are they trusty? I'm ever so protective of my precious SLR camera!
Edited with link fixed, thanks Blissed!
Last edited by ngaio (December 22nd, 2009 08:19 PM)
Ha ha I can't see it, the link is bad so I went to the site here http://www.photo.mondo.pl/ and liked the pics but I thought the one with the bread underwater was best so dragged and dropped that one and bingo, it has the same address. I changed the file name and hosted it on photobucket, it is a good pic isn't it tho I'm not entirely sure if this is the one you were trying to post, there's quite a few good pics on Tomeks site. This is the one that immediately stood out for me.
If this is the one you wanted to post I'm a little too pleased and excited that I got it right :) I'm a sad man :)
Last edited by blissed (December 22nd, 2009 10:35 PM)