Alice's Blog – March 2011 Archive (116)

Must Watch: Power of Photojournalism



If you're a photography enthusiast (and if you're reading this, you probably are), you will thoroughly enjoy these videos describing the power of photojournalism. Made by The Annenberg Space for Photography and Arclight Productions, they ask both editors and winners of the 66th Picture of the Year International awards what photojournalism means to them. Why is their work important? What kind of challenges… Continue

Added by alice on March 31, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Traveling Photojournalist



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

Added by alice on March 31, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Extraordinary Shots from the Sky



Though we've now all seen our fair share of aerial photography (see here, here and here), it… Continue

Added by alice on March 31, 2011 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Light Art Created Using Microsoft Kinect



While most people see Microsoft Kinect as a way to get their "dance" on, artist and photographer Audrey Penven saw it as way to create something surreal and otherworldly. After learning that Kinect could project a pattern of infrared dots known as "structured light," she enlisted the help of some friends. First, her roommate Mike modified his camera with an infrared filter. Then, artist and animator… Continue

Added by alice on March 31, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Inner City 4th Graders Share their Stories



Two years ago, Judy Gelles was volunteering at an inner city public school and was assigned to a fourth-grade class. The school was as diverse as they come with children from African American, Hispanic and Asian immigrants. After several months of helping the students with their reading skills, she felt the need to connect with them on a deeper level. Mostly, she wanted to find out their… Continue

Added by alice on March 30, 2011 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

Cute Yoga Kittens



You've just got to love stories like this. When photographer Daniel Borris first started his Yoga Dogs series, he had a feeling that it would catch on but he couldn't expect that people from all over the world would eventually see it. "The photos have been written about in magazines from India to Russia and… Continue

Added by alice on March 30, 2011 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

It's Coming: MOCA's Major Graffiti and Street Art Show



Are you as excited about this show as us? Soon, the Museum of Contemporary Art will present Art in the Streets and in doing so will be the FIRST major U.S. museum to examine the history of street art and graffiti. Running from April 17 through August 8, we'll learn how an underground form of expression that begin in the 1970s became what it is today...a major art movement!



Art… Continue

Added by alice on March 30, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

The Controversial Tsunami Aftermath Video



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?



Three days ago,… Continue

Added by alice on March 30, 2011 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Flying Over America (15 photos)

New York City





Photographer Cameron Davidson has traveled to almost every state in America but he doesn't spend a lot of time on the ground. As an aerial photographer, his job is to see life from up above, or usually between 300 to 800 feet in the air. He's even flown as high as 12,000 feet in an Enstrom helicopter to shoot a sunrise over the Mississippi River in…

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Added by alice on March 29, 2011 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

MTV: Sexidents (3 total)

Now here's some hilarious (and a bit risqué) PSAs coming out for MTV by ad agency Grey. The right on point tagline states, "Sex is no accident. Always use a condom." Way to go MTV for not preaching to your audience but instead using some clever illustrations to deliver the "safe sex" message.



Advertising Agency: Grey, Düsseldorf, Germany

Chief Creative Officers: Andreas Henke, Sacha Reeb

Creative Directors: Moritz Grub, Regner Lotz

Copywriter: Janus Hansen

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Added by alice on March 29, 2011 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Banksy in Singapore...Almost (4 photos)



One of our favorite (and most talented) iPhone photographers Aik Beng Chia just sent over some very cool photos that pay tribute to street artist Banksy. Chia shot strangers on Singapore's streets and then used the Blender app to combine Banksy's pieces with his subjects. Finally, he used the Cross… Continue

Added by alice on March 29, 2011 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Stop-Motion Animation: Going Solo





If you're a designer, or really any entrepreneur, who left their stable 9-5 to start something on their own, you'll appreciate this video by Cape Town, South Africa-based Studio Botes. It's a stop-motion animation that was created for a design festival but more than that, it's many pieces of sound advice put together in an entertaining way.





via [… Continue

Added by alice on March 29, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Art of Photography Contest: Best of Week 4 (10 photos)

Sponsored by YPOC



We're getting down to the wire! Week 4 of our Art of Photography contest, sponsored by YPOC, brought another great set of fantastic photos that made us firm believers in the… Continue

Added by alice on March 28, 2011 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

Pictogram Movie Posters (12 total)



Viktor Hertz combines two of his greatest hobbies, graphic design and film, into a clever series starring pictograms! Often seen on signs or instruction manuals, pictograms serve as our universal language, a way for all of us to quickly figure out where we're going or what we're (not) allowed to do. To him, this set became Hertz's "form of expression," a way to stretch his creativity and… Continue

Added by alice on March 28, 2011 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

F1 Toy Stories (9 photos)



To try and capture the events surrounding last year's F1 circus, Chris Labrooy decided to make one hilarious set of 3D illustrations. The 2010 Formula One season ended with Red Bull Racing winning the Constructors' Championship with a one-two finish and Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel snagging the Drivers' Championship after taking the final race of the season, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.… Continue

Added by alice on March 28, 2011 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Peter Lindbergh's Never-Before-Seen Cinematic Series



Fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh helped launched supermodels to fame in the 1990s with his beautiful black-and-white photos. Rather than show this body of work again, he's branching out with an exciting and new series specifically for his first experience in China. Starting April 1st and through May 22nd at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, Lindbergh will showcase The Unknown,… Continue

Added by alice on March 28, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Cartoon Characters Invade Chinese Art (10 pieces)



Call it the sign of the times when you see a crazy cast of Western cartoon characters painted into Chinese art. Zhang Gong is an artist who is currently exhibiting at the Eli Klein gallery in New York. With paintings that range in price from $5,000 to $70,000, three-quarters of which were sold out after just three week, Gong is one of several Chinese artists who is making a mark in today's… Continue

Added by alice on March 27, 2011 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Hilarious Yoga Dogs! (9 photos)



If you love yoga and you can't get enough of dogs, then you'll probably love Yoga Dogs, a book dedicated to some flexible furry creatures. Inspired by a friend’s mastiff that would imitate its master’s morning yoga routine, photographer Daniel Borris made a collection of 45 different dogs and puppies doing human yoga poses. Of course, the dogs weren't trained on how to do the "downward-facing… Continue

Added by alice on March 27, 2011 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Fantasy Photography (10 photos)



Called one of the most influential photographers of all time, Philip-Lorca diCorcia has had a long and varied career. He's shot everyone from his friends and family to prostitutes and drug addicts and even some of the biggest supermodels in the world. With a Masters in Fine Arts in Photography, diCorcia knows how to construct scenes that have a heightened sense of drama. His photos are a… Continue

Added by alice on March 27, 2011 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Pic of the Day: Rainbow Surprise



A cat and a rainbow. What's not to love? "The photo of Wendy was just a total lucky shot I caught while trying to photograph a rainbow on the wall behind her that the acrylic chair creates," says Kat Miss of For Me, For You. "She turned and yawned just at the right moment. I laughed so hard when I looked down at the photo I had just… Continue

Added by alice on March 27, 2011 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

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