David Lee

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/4172062]

Very cool experimental work here. I really like the sun rays from the airplane and the whole trip on top of the bus. You should watch this just for the Donnie Darko rabbit :)

David Lee has does some great filmmaking, I especially appreciated his music videos.

Matthew Genitempo

How did I find Matthew’s work? I really can’t remember, but I think it was through his Public School website (a collaboration of several creative people from Austin. This actually reminds me of how many times I’ve heard about the great creative scene in Austin. So if you are at that point in your life when you need to make a drastic change and move somewhere else, Austin might be the place) anyways, his photography really caught my eye because he makes everyday scenes look really cool (or maybe that’s just Austin) and his use of naturally lighting is perfect.

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Make sure to go check out his other pictures:

website

blog

The Ones We Love (great photographer collaboration, each artist submitted 6 pictures of the person the most important to them, go check it out!)

Larry Dufresne Interview

When did you start photography and why?

I started by studying literature and discovered I had a very visual writing style. Photography seemed to be a natural development for my artistic skills. I also travelled a lot in the last few years and took lots of pictures with the different film cameras I bought along the way.

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Have you kept writing?

I enjoy writing as much as photography, and like to combine them. I work on my writing in the same way I work on my photography: by breaking up certain words and giving the reader a new perspective on them, like creating a different language.

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Why Polaroid? Digital vs. film?

I think digital is a great tool because it reassures you when you see the pictures right away. But I have a hard time finding inspiration in personal projects when working with digital. Its like writing on paper or typing, its not the same experience or feeling. You take pictures differently when using digital equipment or film.

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How do you work on your photos? What’s the approach you take?

I like to create stories through my pictures. Sometimes I even use pictures I didn’t take, old pictures that people want to throw away. I add text or blend another picture on top order to create my own story. Its like playing with legos or making a puzzle, I use different parts I find to assemble a unique piece.

Shooting in Polaroid and film makes every picture very precious, so if I make a mistake like an over-exposure I try and use it to my advantage. I try and give pictures a new life by adding text or texture.

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Mistakes with film are much more significant than with digital, it hurts more to mess up with film. You always learn from your mistakes when shooting on a roll of film.

However most of the time I’ll spend more time thinking about the significance of my pictures after taking them.

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What motivates you? What inspires you?

Writers like Réjean Ducharme, typography and illustration. I believe that artists shouldn’t lose focus on the work around them, you need a visual culture to work with photography and other visual arts.

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Larry is from Montreal and I had the pleasure of meeting with him to do this short interview. If any of you out there are from Montreal, make sure to go check out his exhibition in the Divan Orange (its up until the end of April). I’ll go as soon as my exams are over !

his blog

his portfolio (under the name petochok)

Arthur Soares

I came across Arthur’s work when refreshing the Flickr explore page, one of his portrait shots stood out amongst all the other flower/landscape pictures (there is an exaggerated amount of these on explore these days). Very nice work, mostly done with film.

his wordpress blog

his portfolio

Sorry I’ve been out these days, its the finals and things a getting intense.
Look out for a great interview I am going to put up soon with Larry Dufresne

Cindy Loughridge

Cindy is known as *Cinnamon on Flickr, and she’s one of the photographers whose pictures I’m used to seeing on Explore, and she totally deserves it. Her pictures revolve around beauty in simplicity and she has defined her own style through her smooth editing.

I find myself going through her whole photostream from time to time just to find peace in my mind and to remind myself of the reason why I get up in the morning: coffee.

I believe humans get a lot done, not because we’re smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee ~ Flash Rosenberg

her website

Kings of Leon

Its not everyday that you hear of a band with its members all being from the same family. Together Anthony (Caleb) Followill, Michael (Jared) Followill, Ivan (Nathan) Followill, and Cameron (Matthew) Followill make great sounding rock music. This band of Kings is all about the vocals. Caleb Followill has this deep, strong, hypnotizing voice which, combined with the bands catchy riffs, makes great energizing rock. I’m fairly new to their music, having only discovered them through “Sex on Fire” from their latest album Only By the Night.

If you like names like Joy Division, Radiohead you will digg this:

– Sex On Fire

– On Call

– Knocked Up

– Fans


Laura Encursiva

Laura is very diverse in her photography, she does great portraits in studios as well as outdoors. She also does concert photography and just nature stuff. The thing is she does an awesome job at in all of these types of photography, going through her photostream is a real pleasure.

This is a self-portrait of Laura ^^

I would also like to add that most of the people in her pictures look happy, and thats always nice.

her blog

I am starting to learn about CSS and how to use it, so you can expect a new-cool-sexy design to this website in like 3 weeks. Have a nice day

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