How much beauty can be found in one second? That's the challenge Montblanc laid out for everyone, including professionals, amateurs, video fans as well as cell-phone camera enthusiasts. Working with Leo Burnett Milan, Montblanc wants to pay homage to the chronograph, and promote their own, with a creative short film challenge. The Beauty of a Second is a contest that asks you to submit a second…
While Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco is putting on a tribute exhibition to the films of Wes Anderson, Gallery 1988 in Melrose has a similar (but different) show going on. Similar in vein, this one is dedicated…
This will be either the most overhyped piece of camera technology in modern times or the start of something revolutionary. (I'm hoping it's the later.) About four months ago, Lytro announced that they were building a consumer digital camera that claimed it will be the biggest technological jump since we started talking megapixels over 20 years ago.
While our own art and photography contest is now underway (see YPOC's Visual Storytellers), we'd like to shed some light on another one that's by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Called The Art of Building, this photography… Continue
Chow Hon Lam (aka Flying Mouse) who you may remember as the one behind those clever and witty illustrations is back with a funny new series. This time around it's all about an upside down smiley face man who goes by the name Mr. Wrong.
"Mr. Wrong is living inside our bodies, he comes… Continue
Sipho Mabona is a professional origami artist based in Lucerne, Switzerland who was born with a natural gift. At the young age of five, he folded his first paper airplane. In 2000, after having folded planes for fifteen years, destiny called. Mabona ran out of paper airplane designs so he turned to origami in hopes that it would inspire him to come up with something more original.…
Today, the New York Times has a great article and some fantastic photos of President Barack Obama and his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham. One of the most wonderful photos is of Barack Obama dressed up as a pirate in Hawaii (standing next to his mother). Also really love… Continue
If you're a photojournalist by trade, what would your photos look like when you traveled for leisure? More than your skills, what kind of experiences would you bring to your "time off" photography? These are the questions one might ask Jason Lang, a Paris, France-based newspaper photographer who takes refreshingly honest travel photos.
"Whether I'm traveling or not, I typically… Continue
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About 17 days ago, photographer Dan Chung put up this video, on behalf of the Guardian news organization, that showed images of what remains of Shintona in Miyagi prefecture, one of the towns worst affected by the tsunami. What followed was a vigorous debate on whether he had crossed a line in photojournalism. Should Chung have used melodramatic music? Did his use of a slider take away from or perhaps add too much to the drama?
Slightly surreal and even a little spooky, this calendar is for those that feel like a cloud is always hovering over their heads. It should come as no surprise that photographer Tejal Patni was inspired by Tim Burton's dramatic films. Called Splash, the fashion calendar has the color "black" as its theme. "I approached all seasons as if I was writing a script for 12 different feature… Continue
Natsumi Hayashi is a sweet-looking Japanese girl who, one day, decided to take self-portraits..of herself levitating. She can be spotted in and around Tokyo, equipped with her SLR and her self-timer. When she feels the moment strike, she presses the shutter button down and then, quite literally, "jumps" into place.
What I love most about her shots is that they don't…
I'm sure you'll agree that, on the whole, this year's Super Bowl commercials left much to be desired. The one bright spot, of course, was VW's The Force. A viral sensation, it's sure to go down in 2011 history as one of the biggest and brightest spots of the year. This "Making of" video is not as great as the Super Bowl commercial but towards the end it gets pretty… Continue
Shot, edited and screened at the Transmediale festival 2011 in Berlin, Germany, this video addresses some very important questions about what art is today. It features interviews with 13 leading digital artists and creative entrepreneurs who talk about everything from mass collaboration to curation.
My favorite quote: "The idea of originality and proprietariness also contributes to the whole Great Man Theory, which is slowly disintegrating — the idea of the… Continue
Wow! I haven't seen a car company commercial as creative as this in a very long time. Congrats to Volkswagen and their ad agency Deutsch LA for coming up with this awesome Super Bowl XLV ad. The commercial was created for Volkswagen's new 2012 Passat and features a young Darth Vader wandering around a suburban home trying unsuccessfully to use the Force. Love!
This is one of two :30 second spots Volkswagen will be showing during the Super Bowl. The other ad… Continue
JESS3 made this very creative and informative video of Wikipedia's story. Narrated by one of its co-founders, Jimmy Wales, the video is a fun way to learn more about a website that's become one of today's most visited and relied… Continue