January 31, 2011

kiki smith: sojourn



sojourn at the brooklyn museum feb - sept 2010
kiki smith




walking puppet 2008





annunciation 2008






installation view: major henry trippe house chamber room





singer 2008

previous images via art observed























silver bird 2006





messenger III 2007





detail:







previous images via the vagabond





installation slideshow, includes videos:






interview w kiki smith:



video content via the brooklyn museum









January 30, 2011

hiroshi sugimoto: lightning fields (2009)














































































For his latest project, called Lightning Fields, the award-winning photographer traded optics for electricity. He wields a Van de Graaff generator to send up to 400,000 volts through film to a metal table. The resulting fractal branching, subtle feathering, and furry whorls call to mind vascular systems, geologic features, and trees. “I see the spark of life itself, the lightning that struck the primordial ooze,” Sugimoto says. Although some of the effects happen by chance, the artist does try to exercise control. “I have a kitchen’s worth of utensils that produce sparks with different characteristics,” he says. “But there are many variables — weather, humidity, perhaps even what I had for breakfast — I’m never sure what influences the results.”



all photographs copyright © hiroshi sugimoto all rights reserved
via wired magazine









January 29, 2011

gabriela herman: bloggers



crushable





fimoculous





tosh. o





random night out





gawker





a photography blog





artmostfierce





fork lift





letters to romeo





foodspotting





candystand





the social





the gloss

"The blog’s big bang has led many to question whether communicating with a larger audience from a secluded room is more or less social than speaking with a vastly smaller network of people face-to-face. For her part, (Gabriela) Herman disputes that technology has an isolating effect.

“I believe bloggers are connecting us, bringing us closer,” she says, “allowing for an interactive platform, a two-way dialogue that allows for both online and offline relationships to form.” For her, Herman says, blogs are a “comfort” and her “go-to source for information.”
excerpt from 'voyeuristic blogger portraits put faces to URLs' at raw file blog


all photos copyright © gabriela herman all rights reserved

found at rawfile blog








fabiano busdraghi: antarctica


































































all photos copyright © fabiano busdraghi all rights reserved
via busdraghi.net

more meditation








January 28, 2011

jeremy scott: alternative portraits






































































































all photographs copyright © jeremy scott all rights reserved
via jeremy scott photo

more portraits
more art photography
more friday photo