Alexa Meade. No formal training in painting or photography. Paints clothing, then puts the painted clothing on people. Then she paints the people white, and re-paints features onto their faces. Then they pose in painted scenes and the scenarios get photographed. Painting, photography, performance, and installation, all rolled into one. A new art concept she’s created: “pop-out art” as opposed to “pop-up”. Video above.
Terry Border started out making wire sculptures out of wire and objects lying around, in 2006. The blog, Bent Objects, evolved into creating clever little scenarios, with the objects being more of the main focus than the wire. He tends to stick to pictures that tell an elaborate, twisted story. What started out as a side project ended up with publishing two books. Bent Objects: The Secret Life of Everyday Things (2009), and Bent Object of My Affection (2011). Click the photos to get a closer look!
“One day, when I was jumping at a famous sightseeing spot in western Tokyo, workers at a souvenir shop were frightened by how I was jumping. They were whispering things like ‘Is the girl mentally ill’ and ‘Do we need to call the police?’
“So I stopped jumping and apologized to them by saying, ‘I am taking jumping photos for my wedding party’s slide show.’ Their faces turned bright red, and they said things like ‘Oh dear!’ and ‘Congratulations!’ and even ‘Keep jumping!’”
Jealous you didn’t think of this first? Facebook’s constant profile changes tend to get annoying, but this one could get a little fun. Until it’s overdone and gets annoying as well, but probably by then Zuckerberg and friends will get bored, yawn, and change the layout again.
If you want to make your own, I’ve gone through several comments to put together a little How-To. Get creative - and send me what you came up with as a photo reply.
Large photo: 180 x 532 pixels
Small photos: 97 x 68 pixels
Top of the large photo should be around 80 pixels above top of small photos.
The difference in terms of breadth between the tall photo and the 1st small photo (the white area) = around 22 pixels.
The white area between small photos = 2 pixels. OR, just make sure the photos overlap a bit, as Facebook will crop them in the thumbnails. Cutting up one large photos into five pieces won’t work.
If you have your birthday, hometown, (etc) info up, you’ll have to adjust these sizes. And don’t forget to tag yourself in all the small photos so they show up in that row!
I’d decided I want to put together a photography project, capturing Chicago’s skateboarding culture. And as soon as I decided to do it, the weather turned ugly. Since then, I came across this set of photographs twice. First on GOOD, then in a large hardcover book at Urban Outfitters.
These photographs of tawny SoCal skaters were taken between 1975 and 1978 by Hugh Holland, in LA’s suburbs.
I can’t wait for the weather to clear up. Only 3.5 more months.