So the new Star Wars film came out and all the humans (well it seems most) ran out to view. I enjoyed the film a great deal. It managed to take me to a place where I could imagine a non earth life amongst the stars, which is all hoped to expect. It reminded me of this photo series by Toronto based photographer Thomas Dagg. How different it would be if a grainy, black and white arthouse approach was used. The images tend to suggest a more subtle storytelling, far from the all American in your face hyper polish blockbuster. Star Noirs perhaps.
Was honoured to be asked to help with the judging for the 2015 Atom Awards. After nominating myself for a couple of different genres, pixelshifter was allocated the Documentary – Science, Technology & the Environment (Industry) category. I was really impressed with the whole voting process. Personalised login enabled me to read instructions, view content, make notes and submit scores. Everything ran super smooth, well done Atom Awards, please feel free to ask me back next year. Congratulations to all entrants, really made me feel that the Australian media making breeding ground is healthy indeed.
You don’t usually associate reckless teenage abandon or punk ethos with the Japanese. So neat and polite, however all teenagers rebel. Great images from 1964 Tokyo by Time photographer Michael Rougier of a bitter post war minority rebelling against the mainstream.
Latest art crush! Kate Banzai’s work has been appearing here and there in Melbourne recently, maybe much further back but just popped up on my radar. Striking. Bold colour and and a real experimental feel. You get the feeling she really enjoys her work, and so she should. Makes me happy and curious for more. Find much more of her work here.
You don’t seem to see these sort of fun little internet toys as much as you used to. Maybe most of them existed in the now defunct flash department. Typedrummer by Kyle Stetz is just great – super simple and very well executed. Depending on your curiosity though and I expect mostly dependant on your mood, be prepared to lose some time. Use this link – that’s just a screen grab below!
Love this project by Canadian based, Japanese designer Oki Sato. Beautifully designed set of 9 chocolates. The same chocolate is used in each, the idea being that they taste a little different from each other based on the form and texture, bet it’s true too. They look too good to eat – but I would! Super job on the packaging as well, great design Oki.
Here’s a kickstarter project worth backing, I did. Brilliant photography from an era passed, from about the time I came into this world, ’70 to be known. The stunning images were taken in and around Melbourne between 1968 and 1971, and from the few I have seen, they are remarkable. A found old green shoe box full of negatives, then later a chance meeting with Ben Albrecht, all leading to this beautiful book. Can’t wait for my copy. Looks like their target has been reached, excellent.
Thank you internet. If this guy is at a party then that’s dedication, but I have a feeling this is more likely forward thinking mother Russia.
Love a Simpsons pop culture mash up, here’s another. No idea where I found this.