"Life Below The Surface"
Oh my gosh. Haven’t you always wanted to go scuba diving and enjoy brilliant photography at the same time? Of course you have; because you’re all artsy and weird and wonderful just like me. And you think an underwater photography exhibit is the most brilliant idea since… well, probably ever. Andreas Franke is an Austrian photographer. He lives in Vienna with his family, and he recently created his own parallel universe on Vandenberg, where a shipwrecked boat was sunken to create an artificial Reef off Key West. In his exhibit (titled Life Below The Surface), art collides with nature, and ballerinas dance on the ocean floor. It’s fancy, and fantasy, and it’s all in the gallery. Because we have photo galleries now. Because we’re Pink Is The Newer Blog.
Americans Versus Other?
The Huffington Post has a fantastic online series of photography projects with a cultural bend. This week they’re introducing James Mollison‘s book, Where Children Sleep, which was published a while back (as PITNBrs Becca and Missy pointed out). Mollison has taken amazing, powerful photos of children and their rooms from around the world. I enjoyed the pictures immensely, but a lot of readers are accusing Mollison of bias and really, lack of creativity. The difference between the rooms of the kids in America and the kids in say, Palestine is vast (for obvious reasons). But did the artists portray American kids as the spoiled, rich brats that many of them aren’t? Checkie out inside.
Dark Knight Rides
Mark Cotta Vaz is a New York Times bestselling author and he’s put together an impressive collection of the infamous ride of the Dark Knight; the Batmobile. His new book, Batmobile: The Complete History, will show us the ins and outs of the all-black-everything vehicle we’ve come to know and love, but Vaz will pay special attention to Christopher Nolan‘s unique creation–the Dark Knight‘s tumbler. Get a sneak peek inside!
"Hollywood Does Not Know What To Do With Me."
Chloë Sevigny recently became the face of the Miu Miu fashion house again and I got to wax poetic on my undying, unconditional love for the actress. Which is why it was so exciting to see her on the cover of Out Magazine, getting ready to give us the one-two punch. Sigh… she’s so gangsta. No, but seriously she’s playing a hitman on her new show. But the story’s got a twist like no other! Check out deets and some knockout picks of Chloë inside. Photography by Terry Richardson, but you should still checkie out.
Art And The Femme
Jenny Saville is a world-renowned contemporary painter with a new solo exhibit at the Modern Art Oxford in the UK. Saville is known for painting the human body– usually that of a woman’s– with little desire to evoke traditional ideas of beauty, let alone femininity. In fact many of her nudes are of morbidly obese women, or depict women who appear to be battered and bruised. Still, she’s described as “kind of a feminist” and I’d like to take a closer look with the PITNBrs to see if that’s how this art should be classified. And I warned you– they’re either feminist, misogynist, or grotesque (or something else), so be prepared. And if your bosses don’t appreciate nudes, some of these are also NSFW.
I'll Fly Away
Honestly? I didn’t even know there was a Vogue
in the 1800s
. But apparently there was, and I now have the photos to prove it. In celebration of July 4th
– and all the hustle and bustle that comes with it– Vogue
has shared a collection of photos from the archives depicting women among planes, trains, and automobiles. If you’re not getting away this Independence Day
invites you to live vicariously through these women. Models are usually good for that :) Gorgeous women and gorgeous photos inside!
Posted under: Vogue Magazine
Young, Gifted, And Fab
Now here’s some proof that teenagers can change the [art] world too! Sixteen year-old Cristina Otero and eighteen year-old Alex Stoddard are two young artist whose self-portraits kind of just changed my life. In separate instances but on the same day, I was lucky enough to stumble across photography by both of them and I cannot wait to hear what you guys think. Some of the coolest pictures ever, inside.
a href=”http://trendland.com/”>Trendland is a site that is quickly becoming my new favorite online hangout. What I stumbled upon late last night are photographs from celebrity photo shoots that I never knew I wanted to happen. Martin Schoeller takes your favorite celebs and– using a bit of fancy and fantasy– puts them right in their element. Zach Galifianakis in a duck bath, Quentin Tarantino in a straight jacket, and Angelina Jolie… as a vampire? It all kinda makes sense to me!