17-year-old photography student Ana Santl is from Slovenia and currently lives in Austria. Her beautifully lit, whimsical photos have a carefree nature about them that could only come from a free spirit. What I love most? How her sweet drawings become a part of her reality. It's like characters of her dream have mysteriously escaped.
After seeing her photos, I had to get in touch with… Continue
Added by alice on January 14, 2011 at 8:30am —
New York-based illustrator Deanne Cheuk is one of those people who can bring together a variety of different artistic elements and then arrange them to create something fresh and inspiring. She' s known for being one of the first people to use illustrative typography in magazine design and her work has been commissioned by magazines such as Nylon, BlackBook, and the New York Times Magazine. Her… Continue
Added by alice on January 13, 2011 at 9:00am —
If you watched Chris Anderson's TED talk
, you'll remember this phrase - "crowd accelerated innovation." Chris explains that you need three things to advance innovation: a crowd, light and desire. "The bigger the crowd, the more innovators there are.” By light, he means “you need clear, open visibility… Continue
Added by alice on January 11, 2011 at 10:00am —
French photographer Théo Gosselin has raw, natural talent. He creates art through his photographs by taking shots of everyday scenes, giving us a look at simple and pure moments of life. His photos are uncomplicated and earnest. The way he masterfully controls lighting and shadows really adds to the emotional impact of the storytelling images...and his thoughtful composition doesn't go…
Added by Eugene on December 17, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Hungary-based photographer Nora is a digital photographer whose stunning black-and-white photos will make you do a double-take. By making shadows and reflections her subjects, instead of actual people, she makes us believe that an alternate reality exists. Who are these mysterious creatures and why are they following us around?…
Added by alice on December 11, 2010 at 9:30am —
Though we can appreciate Gabriel Dawe's beautiful thread art by just looking at these pictures, we're certain that these photos will never quite do them justice. In fact, we can imagine ourselves walking around these rainbow prisms and just getting lost. I asked Dawe to tell us what he hoped others got out of his artwork including what they represent. Continue
Added by alice on November 19, 2010 at 8:30am —
If you're one of those people who needs to be inspired to pick up that dusty camera, take a look at Dietrich Bojko's photos. Bojko began his photographic career without even knowing it. While on vacation, he would take photos using a simple camera. In time, his hobby turned so intense that, in order to hone his skills, his father bought him a DSLR. After gradually… Continue
Added by alice on November 11, 2010 at 11:00am —
A Spanish art director based in Amsterdam, Diego Arroyo spends his free time traveling the world, taking pictures wherever he goes. He's been pursuing photography as a hobby for over 12 years now and, as you can see, he's found a beautiful style that's reminiscent of our all-time favorite photographer, Steve…
Added by alice on November 5, 2010 at 11:00am —
By mixing beautiful and traditional calligraphy with the rawness and grittiness of graffiti, Niels Meulman gives a whole new way of appreciating both art forms. Meulman, also known as Shoe, is an artist, designer and art director who was born in Amsterdam and who's worked at international ad agencies like BBDO and television networks like MTV (where he was their… Continue
Added by alice on November 4, 2010 at 2:30pm —
As a growing and exciting art movement, iPhoneography is fast becoming a way for anyone with an iPhone to express their creative side. It's now easy to take photos and then tweak, enhance or transform them into works of art just by using a careful selection of apps.
It's hard to believe that the iPhone was only first introduced to us back in January 2007. In the… Continue
Added by alice on November 3, 2010 at 7:30pm —
Born in Afghanistan, Azim Haidaryan has an envious job - he gets to travel the world as a fashion photographer. His gorgeous photos have graced the pages of Italian and Vogue China as well as Vanity Fair and GQ magazine. With a client list that includes Bergdorf Goodman, Ferragamo, Lanvin, and Christian Dior among others, Haidaryan is also credited with helping to… Continue
Added by alice on October 29, 2010 at 10:30am —
Z.L. Feng grew up in Shanghai and began painting at the young age of seven. After experimenting with all kinds of different mediums, he finally settled on a favorite - watercolor. The artist always revered the medium because of its level of difficulty. “With watercolor you cannot cover your mistakes, so you must know what you are doing,” he says.
One of Feng's favorite places to find inspiration is in the countryside of Virginia's New River… Continue
Added by Eugene on October 28, 2010 at 9:00am —
Using just black ballpoint pen and watercolors on white paper, Los Angeles-based illustrator Nicole Guice creates illustrations of beautiful women we'd all love to meet. Having graduated from the Otis College of Art and Design with a BFA in fashion design, Guice openly shares that she hasn't yet "fully embraced the idea of digitally enhancing or completing work" because… Continue
Added by alice on October 26, 2010 at 10:30am —
Chinese-born photographer Zhang Jingna blows us away with her latest work, Before the Tide Comes
. Model Denise dons a asymmetrical leather shrug on top of a parachute long dress, looking more like a badass mermaid goddess than a mere mortal. You've got to love the drama and mystery of it all and how those elements are only emphasized by the fact that it's all… Continue
Added by alice on October 18, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Here is a wonderful collection of watercolors painted on moleskine by Scottish Illustrator Wil Freeborn.
Freeborn is a web designer, designing websites for museums, stables, and the Scottish Ballet, among others. But in his spare time, he takes his bike, hops on a ferry and goes exploring. “It’s almost like turning it back into an adventure. It’s like a… Continue
Added by Marica on October 17, 2010 at 10:30am —
One of the first thing you'll notice when you visit photographer Jeremy Goldberg's website is that his photos are divided up into three unique and distinct sections - CinemaScope, EightTrack and ShoeBox. In CinemaScope and in EightTrack, you'll find yourself entranced by the glamorous and modern way he shoots our favorite actors and musicians, but it's in ShoeBox… Continue
Added by alice on October 4, 2010 at 10:00am —
Designer Stuart Haygarth, in collaboration with framing company John Jones, created this strikingly beautiful staircase using 31 types of frames in various colors, sizes, and styles.
In total, the frames' profiles reach over 650 yards (600 meters) in length and feature hundreds of individual pieces, cut, mitred, joined, sanded, and colored in special… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 21, 2010 at 11:00am —
A photographer based in Mesa, Arizona, Matt Priestley has a portfolio filled with stunning portraits. Manipulating shadows and light, each of his photos look like they could be a part of a magazine spread. Flipping through his Flickr page
, you can't help but see his progression, his experimentation… Continue
Added by alice on September 18, 2010 at 8:00am —
Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting ~ Karl Wallenda.
I found a wonderful message in my inbox this morning from a photographer named B. Romain. He told me about his 60 Quotes Project
where he basically illustrates 60 quotes with photographs. As a picture is a thousand words, he asked me explore for myself his first 32 shots of the… Continue
Added by alice on August 31, 2010 at 8:30am —
Born in 1968, Sas Christian is an artist from London. She is greatly inspired by anime and, in her oil paintings, likes to portray “weepy girls, punk, catholic, damaged but not broken girls, yet intelligent and independent.” I really like the way she paints expressions and her signature big eyes.
“Bleak Midwinter”… Continue
Added by Marica on August 30, 2010 at 4:30am —