Original work by visual artist Andy Denzler.
Alex Prager recently shot a video exclusively for W Magazine that is conceptually amazing and executed in a unique way. Prager is able to capture an almost time-piece shoot that runs along the vein of the 70′s but sometimes your just not able to tell – and that’s what is genius about his work. Check out his personal shoot titled Week-End.
“The richest one percent of this country owns half our country’s wealth, five trillion dollars. One third of that comes from hard work, two thirds comes from inheritance, interest on interest accumulating to widows and idiot sons and what I do, stock and real estate speculation. It’s bullshit. You got ninety percent of the American public out there with little or no net worth. I create nothing. I own. We make the rules, pal. The news, war, peace, famine, upheaval, the price per paper clip. We pick that rabbit out of the hat while everybody sits out there wondering how the hell we did it. Now you’re not naive enough to think we’re living in a democracy, are you buddy? It’s the free market. And you’re a part of it. You’ve got that killer instinct. Stick around pal, I’ve still got a lot to teach you.”
– Gordon Gekko
Went out to a bowling alley and had a photo shoot…
I loved Kanye West’s short film Runaway. Captured so beautifully on film along with his new unreleased music as a soundtrack (which is just as beautiful) the video has brought out the haters and critics.
There is a lot of hate toward Kanye as a person, from the stunts he has pulled under the spotlight to things he’s said on camera. I agree that he can be conceited or tend to run his mouth; the film may be self-conscious and contrived in symbolism, but that’s ok with me. He doesn’t personally offend me in anyway and honestly I find it all quite entertaining.
If you look at the big picture he is a pop star and he has created this character, Kanye West, that we can be entertained by or at least be interested in. More importantly though with the release of this short film, in light of what other pop artists are doing right now, he truly is putting his money where his mouth is and has created a work of art that any artist would be proud of to add as a mark in their career.
Beautiful watercolours by illustrator Stina Persson. I absolutely love how she has a negative space approach to her work. Love the vintage feel to them all, so refreshing.
I’ve found your new favorite music video. I started writing this post about the new music video by Summer Camp song Round The Moon that had some amazing 70′s inspired clips strewn through out the video. I had a feeling the footage used in the video was vintage so after searching online I found the original footage. It’s from a film called A Swedish Love Story which I now HAVE to watch.
Take a look at some stills below from the film and then watch the amazing music video at the bottom of the post. I wasn’t even close to being as cool as these kids when I was young… actually, do kids this cool even exist? Hollywood.
Thanks L. Rothschild for the tip! :)
Alexander McQueen’s final collection as shot by Annie Liebovitz. I thought the set design of this shoot was phenomenal – I love the message the storage crates communicate. Props, no pun intended (well maybe), Mary Howard for the set design.
The rain is pouring down right now as I type this. It’s close to midnight and the only thing suitable right now to blog about is the artist Goldmund, his album The Malady Of Elegance. Minimalist solo piano this is music for the ambient. To let play as you write, design, draw, paint or converse. It is just beautiful music without any sort of agenda. If you can just imagine the home you grew up in, and you know that dusty piano that sat in the corner of the living room? This is it’s song.
My favorite track is the opening track “Image-Autumn-Womb” – what is most attractive about this particular song is the way it’s recorded. I love how you can hear the clicks of the keys…
One thing I’m looking forward to wearing during the fall / winter season are boots, and much more specifically my Red Wing boots. Handsewn, the Wabasha boot by Red Wing combines durable leather and waxed canvas that is reinforced with stitching – this gives for a long-term wear. Unlike the typical work wear Red Wings that your dad might have these boots are designed in the like of a chukka-style; for a smaller guy like myself its a great look because they are not as overwhelming as most boots can be.