Almost 30 years before Kodachrome, two French brothers invented a way to take color photos. The autochrome process they developed gave the soft, slightly blurred images the feel of an Impressionist painting.
Orators of old used metaphors, similes, and analogies to persuade their listeners and to get a point across. These days, we have the internet meme and infographic to explain complex ideas through a simple and often humorous image.
I thought these were clever....and some were quite funny.
In the mid 1980s, Bob Dylan found his career hitting an unmistakable low point. In his autobiography, he recalls 'Everything was smashed. My own songs had become strangers to me, I didn't have the skill to touch the right nerves, couldn't penetrate the surfaces.
Los Angeles-based photographer Brooke Shaden definitely knows how to capture mystically surreal moments, as we've seen in the past. She manages to find a somber beauty in the unusual realms she creates with attention to coloring and composition. There is a painterly quality to her work that translates beautifully through the camera, awarding each image the ability to tell its own story. Shaden's portfolio indicates an acute attention to detail that does not go unnoticed. She is just as aware of her models and the environments she places them in as the flow of their attire and the positioning of props. The talented photographer's series of works exhibit a playfulness with fabric, allowing skirts and attire to drape and flow with the wind. This visual technique heightens the expressive content's ability to communicate emotion. It takes great skill to achieve the masterful storytelling Shaden exhibits through her atypically represented tales of "what it means to be alive." Every shot…
It’s always amazing to witness at artist who embraces one of their greatest limitations, turning it instead into one of their greatest advantages. For Korean artist JeeYoung Lee the question was how to utilize her small studio space in Seoul measuring 11.8′ x 13.5′ x 7.8′ (3.6m x 4.1m x 2.4m) that was proportionally miniscule to the scale of her boundless imagination. Instead of finding a new location or reverting to digital trickery, Lee challenged herself to build some of the most elaborate sets imaginable for the sake of taking a single photograph.
Canadian alt-folk trio Good Lovelies has earned numerous awards and praise from the international folk music community for their melodic harmonies and delicate songwriting. The band released Burn The Plan earlier this year, which finds the trio venturing beyond the boundaries of old time traditions. There is a new spirit of adventurousness that gives Burn The Plan an extra spark; the album is permeated with textures and tones from various musical genres that flow seamlessly together. Watch the
Watch the premiere of the video for "Slow Road' filmed live at Burdock in Toronto, ON, and catch the band when they perform on the West Coast and Canada before the end of the year.
I know that this is a quirky song....but there is a story to it...
We caught the end of a set by Caravan of Thieves at Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA a few nights ago. After their set was done - they left the stage for a small area nearby and the audience crowded around them. The band performed this song with the crowd around them, stomping, clapping, singing, and enjoying the tune. It was one of those magical moments that you will not forget...and the song stays in your head awhile. I was glad we were able to catch this moment in my memory...
Studio-dance photographer Alexander Yakovlev makes his images come alive by adding dynamic elements like exploding flour. His photos span the range of dance, from ballet to break-dancing, but it was his flour-filled photo “Big bang theory” that has garnered the most recent attention.
Hawaii-born painter and street artist Sean Yoro (a.k.a. Hula) has created a stunning series of street art murals depicting women emerging from the water along the concrete walls of ruined and abandoned structures. At home on the water, he paddles on a surfboard to reach the best locations for his art, even managing to balance his paint cans as well.
It took singer-songwriters Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell nearly 20 years to get around to making a record together, but only 24 hours for devoted fans to push past their initial goal of $40,000 to subsidize the resulting folk-roots effort, Tomorrow You're Going.
I can't wait to hear this album....or catch them on tour.
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