an artist owned co-op with a curated royalty-free collection
Loving this take on a stale market.
The London Outer Orbital Path — more usually the “London LOOP” — is a 240 km signed walk along public footpaths, and through parks, woods and fields around the edge of Outer London, England.
I walked the LOOP between May and November 2011.
The photographs are shown in chronological order and split into two distinct series: “Along” shows some of the things I saw along the way, while “The Path” is a documentation of the pathways I followed.
Shot over a period of 18 months, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s project Toy Stories compiles photos of children from around the world with their prized possesions—their toys. Galimberti explores the universality of being a kid amidst the diversity of the countless corners of the world; saying, “at their age, they are pretty all much the same; they just want to play.”
Great concept and execution.
Kirsty Mitchell’s late mother Maureen was an English teacher who spent her life inspiring generations of children with imaginative stories and plays. Following Maureen’s death from a brain tumour in 2008, Kirsty channelled her grief into her passion for photography.
She retreated behind the lens of her camera and created Wonderland, an ethereal fantasy world. The photographic series began as a small summer project but grew into an inspirational creative journey.
Beautiful surreal series.
The Descriptive Camera works a lot like a regular camera—point it at subject and press the shutter button to capture the scene. However, instead of producing an image, this prototype outputs a text description of the scene. Modern digital cameras capture gobs of parsable metadata about photos such as the camera’s settings, the location of the photo, the date, and time, but they don’t output any information about the content of the photo. The Descriptive Camera only outputs the metadata about the content.
French photographer Pascal Fellonneau‘s project to document the “defaced” election posters during this year’s election. I love this in principle; I’d almost love to see all the different ways that a single image was altered.
For those of you in Los Angeles, I highly recommend putting this show on your calendars.
“Uprising Los Angeles” will be opening at SPARC Gallery in Venice (685 Venice Blvd, 90291) on April 28th, 2012 from 6-9pm and will feature large-scale photo collages of the LA Riots (1992) created by Christine Burrill.
For those unfamiliar with Christine, her work is extraordinary and she’s been creating these pieces for decades. (Not to mention that one of her pieces is the centerpiece of my living room.)
Japanese artist “Photographer Hal” photographs couples after vacuum sealing them in futon cases. Just a little something for all of you on Valentines day.
If you really like the work, he is also offering an iBook of the exhibit.