austrian photographer, karin nussbaumer, creates these theatre-like sets and then beautifully photographs them. from a series called "driving through minesota" (her spelling) love this ...little beds, stuffed animals and blankies via petits bonheurs
artist luna laboo purchases lost luggage, photographs everything inside, post these pics on on her site, and hopes to someday reunite the lost items with the rightful owner. as my dear mother said, "the airlines should be providing this service." i agree. but until they do...here are a few that may just be returned. interview here.
ahhhhh! how i love these. at first glance i thought photoshop, right? wrong. artist, coke wisdom o'neal (love his name!) created this oversized shadowbox and shot people posing inside. there is something about girl clothes on hangers that i just love! if you can't do miniature, do it BIG! via moco loco art.
its been a while since i visited all my "regularly scheduled" blogs. so last night i spent a few hours on some of my favorites and they didn't disappoint. photographer, sharon montrose via sfgirlbybay is like catherine ledner without the wallpaper and carpet. her images of animals are so serene and pure. i ordered the doe and it will soon grace my walls. she keeps a blog and be sure to visit her dog photo booth project, very cute.
artist laurie simmons photographs with such a strong melancholic feeling. she is one of the artists featured in the pbs's series, art 21. i hate guns but seem to often be drawn to them in art. maybe i find that it takes away some of their power when used to create art? i respond to her early work in miniatures and dollhouses but she has many other pieces that are worth a peek.
i could spend all day perusing square america's site via swiss miss. collector, martin johnson, has spent umpteem hours and $$$ gathering and sorting old photos. on his site he has curated them into galleries with themes on summer, smoke, guns, love, dance, sleep and many more. a must see for any lover of vintage snapshops.
i just framed this photo jem from erin tyner called "sometimes" this is one of two prints that i ordered from artist, stuart kolakovic. this guy is amazing! and only 22 years old. such talent. check him out on etsy, his prices cannot be beat! also don't miss his cartoon adventure online called "never been".
and the winner is......LILY from Oregon. she was randomly selected by my sausage fingered husband. thanks all who entered! have a safe and lovely memorial day weekend.
every now and again i come across an artist that i just want to spend a solid week with, seeing how they work and being their assistant. its funny i say that as i used to love watching my hubby throw pots (still do!) and i was his assistant, making glazes, unstacking the kilns... these photographs are from french artist franck juery via automatism and i LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!! i can't get enough of the little girl in red tights with white sandals stepping on the house. to me, it evokes all sorts of memories. i'm a sucker for 50's camper trailers! allez! go check him out!
this image is from camera #33 (somewhere in ontario) from the anonymous photo project which i learned about via poppytalk. a curious package is left in all different corners of the world waiting for a complete stranger to pick it up, shoot some photos and send it back to HQ in vancouver, bc. how exciting to see these cameras come back and discover what little gems are hidden on the film. you can become part of it too! just go to the site and click on participate. NEAT-O!
artist, maggie taylor via artpark has some very interesting images. a collage of photoshop magic, if you will. some of it is a bit to collage/stamper/19th century for me but still some good eye candy any way you slice it...
inspiration for tuesday! lori nix, photographer, via moco loco. there is a quick video of her take on her work here. i like the fact that she admits she doesn't like leaving her studio to take photos, so she creates the work inside. good stuff...