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Thursday, January 20, 2011
Starring real life couple Devendra Banhart and Rebecca Schwartz, the premise of the Oliver Peoples 2011 campaign is an exploration of authentic intimacy and sexuality. The love affair is explored in the one-of-a-kind masterpiece by architect John Lautner: Rainbow House. The contemporary California setting proved to be a perfect atmosphere to showcase the natural chemistry of the young, intriguing couple. Produced with acclaimed photographer and aspiring director Lisa Eisner, the short film will debut in early 2011 on the Oliver Peoples website.
Vaudevillian, remarkable & absurd, Luke Stephenson's photography is borne of fascination, curiosity and the skittish compulsion to reveal the eccentric side of British culture.
Seeking out pockets of mild peculiarity, he brings a genuine enthusiasm to his subjects and, rather than attacking norms and preconceptions, allows genteel humour to rise to the fore.
Often deadpan in his execution, Luke observes the British fondness for folklore and pastimes whilst exploring his role as artist, comedian and entertainer by documenting the theatre and spectacle of life.
Born in Darlington in the North East of England, Luke studied photography at the Blackpool and Fylde College. He has since won the Jerwood Photography Award and the prestigious photography prize at the Festival International de Mode et de Photographie in Hyères with his series Spectacle Wearing Folk.
His work has been published in numerous magazines, including Portfolio, Dazed & Confused, Vice Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Wallpaper, Kilimanjaro and Foam.
See more work by Luke Stephenson HERE
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After studying the arts at the University of Michigan and Oxford University,Wagner cut his teeth alongside photographers of international reown, Annie Leibovitz and Hiro. In addition to his commissioned, candid portraits of ascending muscians for publications such V, Dazed and Confused, Blackbook, Vice, and Anthem, Wagner has contributed alluring, documentary-infused images to the U.K. edition of Elle, Shot Campaigns for Leo Burnett, and regularly works with the fashion house Badgley Mischka.
He currently lives in New York.
See more work by Wagner HERE
I am someone who has never taken an art class in my life but have stumbled upon making Book Art / Book Origami. I didn't think I had an artistic bone in my body and never thought of myself as creative. I had seen the Readers Digest christmas trees and wondered if it was possible to create a different design or use words.
I first started off doing simple letters, alternating pages for each fold but now I am doing more complex and intricate fonts. I use simple arithmetic and an exacto knife as my supplies along with lots of time. It takes me anywhere from a day for the simpler styles to 2 weeks for the more complex styles. I have recently ventured into logos and symbols and would like to pursue this area more.
My inspiration comes from multiple things and places. I can browse the used book section for titles that stand out to me. For example the recycle symbol was created on a book titled "A World with out Trees".
Every book is still soomewhat readable, unless I mess up, and have to remove a page or two. I mostly fold the pages but yes, I do make some cuts and slices, but the pages are still intact otherwise. I like to take a book that would otherwise end up in a landfill and turn it into art. Rarely do I use new books, unless I am commissioned to. I like to watch Planet Green, and am into alternative energy, recycling and repurposing so it's a good feeling to know my art can contribute to reducing waste.
See more work by Isaac HERE