I have only been to New York once in my life and would love to go back every year for the rest of my life… Michael Surtees is a great man to follow if you want to get a small piece of the New York life. Michael tries to explore people’s daily experiences and observations with design. He started an intersting company Gesture Theory which it seems is now sadly closed. You can also see his rambling at design notes. He runs a wonderful hashtag #walkingtoworktoday where he photographs the city of New York while walking to work (we South Africans only dream of that). He has a keen eye for detail and typography. You can follow him on twitter of instagram. Enjoy.
Outstanding architectural photography by Connie Zhou. Born in Shanghai and raised in New York City, one can clearly see the influence of the city life in her work. Her perspective on the architecture is interesting, becoming abstract patterns instead of buildings.
Ever since my trip to Vietnam in December I have been obsessed with Russia and Comunisim (I am glad the Mc Carthy is over because they would crucify me for that). Russia suffered one of the worst famines in the 1990s after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The following are a series of images from 1990-1991 by photographers George Steinmetz, Peter Turnley who visited the country at that hard time. See the full article here.
To see what has happened in modern Russia vist English Russia
The effect of these 3D photographs by Matjaž Tančič is not edited in afterwards but it is a technique you use to take the picture with a 3D effect. You have to use two cameras from two slightly different angles and take the photo with both cameras at exactly the same time. Matjaž Tančič is a Slovenian photographer who lives and creates between Beijing and Ljubljana. His photojournalistic roots can be sensed in his fashion work as well – the endless pursuit of fresh locations and that moment of spontaneity that is the trademark of journalistic photography. He is one of the leading 3D fashion photographers at the moment.
Benoit Paille have been going to Rainbow gatherings for 7 years now and have taken pictures of it for the past 3 years. The pictures are very precious since photography is not usually allowed during the event. The Rainbow gathering are temporary intentional communities, typically held in outdoor settings, and espousing and practicing ideals of peace, love, harmony, freedom and community, as a consciously expressed alternative to mainstream popular culture, consumerism, capitalism and mass media.
Dieu Tan is a photographer based in Sydney, well known for his product and still photography. He is however not just a photographer but has many interest too not to mention his really great work space that reflect his interests. Dieu Tan’s photography website is here, his furniture can be seen here, and his bikes are here! Sourced from this site, where there is a full interview.
TSU! is the latest solo project of James Hakan Dedeoglu. Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, Hakan has been writing and performing music since 1998. Hakan is also a member of alternative rock band Ricochet and psychedelic pop duo OAK. In 2011 Hakan started his new solo acoustic project TSU!, focusing on atmospheric and folky instrumental songs. This video made me feel all warm and comfy inside, the feeling you get when in your happy place that you call home. I’m a film lover and the nostalgic effect in this video is created through the film-like feel. You can have a listen to the TSU! album on Soundcloud.
Ted Sabarese shoots people. All kinds of people, but especially relishes working with non-professional models and actors who don’t fit the traditional definition of beauty. His personal and fine art work have won wide, critical acclaim for their conceptual and graphic nature, and have been exhibited in galleries in both the U.S. and abroad. Each model’s clothing in the series was made entirely of real food and depicts a meal that the person was craving. The Hunger Pains photography project was shot in January of 2009 (pre Lady Gaga). Fifteen designers, led by Ami Goodheart of SOTO Productions, were involved and each garment took hours to cook, create and assemble. The artichoke gown was designed by Daniel Feld and Wesley Nault of Project Runway fame. It took over 6 hours to finish.