London based artist Magnus Gjoen’s embellished objects are all created digitally, he does everything on his Mac. His graphic skills are largely self taught and stem from being a self-confessed “geek.” Gjoen keeps a digital scrapbook where he collects images including “everything from pictures of a urinal wall to a painting at the Pitti Palace.” Read more
Benjamin Grelle, who goes by the moniker ‘The Frogman’ on the internet, is the man behind Babies With Laser Eyes, a tumblr site that introduced him to many a viewer.
above: Benjamin Grelle, aka The Frogman, has a sense of humor, some photoshop skills and as he candidly admits on his site, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
A large lovable looking bear of a guy with a penchant for dogs, his latest collection of photoshopped goodness is Warp Dogs. A collection of images of dogs hanging their heads out of car windows – jowls flapping, ears flying – whose backgrounds have been replaced with galaxies viewed at Warp Speed.
Simple and silly, if these images don’t make you crack a smile, you’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch.
and an animated gif:
Check out more fun stuff from The Frogman here.
‘IN PIECES’ is a multimedia collaboration between brick sculptor Nathan Sawaya and Australian photographer Dean West. The exhibition consists of Lego sculpted pieces by Sawaya seamlessly placed into beautiful photographic environments by West. Both the Chromogenic prints and editions of the sculptures are available for purchase. Read more
There’s something about Mark Bradley-Shoup’s work that I find really appealing and it’s no wonder. His representational works on paper, abstract paintings and mixed media works each have elements that remind me of four of my favorites artists; Richard Diebenkorn’s landscapes and abstracts, Ed Ruscha’s Standard Oil gas station studies and prints, Wayne Thiebaud’s composition and painterly style and Robert Rauschenberg’s collages. Read more
In her series, Dare alla Luce, photographer Amy Friend alters vintage images by deliberately allowing light to pass through them. Amy says the project aims to return the photographs, and indeed the souls of the subjects, to the atmosphere. Read more
Above: The Egg vase by Moooi, shot by Erwin olaf
As an advertising art director, one mentally creates lists of ‘blue sky’ directors and photographers with whom they wish to work. Erwin Olaf is one of the photographers whose work I’ve admired for a long time and, along with Eugenio Recuenco, tops my list as the most lust-worthy photographers. Read more