This photographer explores the horror genre by creating photographs as if they're stills from a film set, a lot of detail and care goes into the make-up, costume and lighting, I personally really appreciate a photograph that has clearly been meticulously constructed. The most terrifying are the ones involving children, he truly captures stuff of nightmares.
This collaboration between two dutch friends is a great example of video work that comfortably crosses the boundary between contemporary art and commercial visual communication. Their films are humorous and have a strong aesthetic and their first film chocolate bunny is a perfect example. The music is a perfect fit too.
Tom Ford's directorial debut follows the day of an english professor in LA after the death of his partner. He decides in the morning that on this day he will kill himself but all the beauty in the world surrounding him conspires against his plans.
I wasn't sure entirely what to expect with this film, Colin Firth has never (before) struck me as a particularly outstanding actor and i didn't know much about the plot, it had the potential to be just an excuse for massive amounts of product placement for Ford, its so beautifully filmed and the sets and costumes are so romantic and chic it could be mistaken as a feature length perfume advert. But Firth's performance was superb and one key feature that struck me and really spoke volumes within the plot was his play on the saturation to reflect the changes between beauty and sadness.
A great film for anyone who appreciates a well crafted piece of glamorous, 1960s, high fashion indulgence.
This is a mural project based in Philadelphia by Stephen Powers, it's the kind of typography I can really get my teeth into. Check out the full set on the website, there are so many and are a joy to read!
I first came across this design in Leeds, there's a fab shop there selling Si Scott's prints called paper scissor stone (they also sell some pretty rad t-shirts and other trendy stuff). Its a family tree of the techno world, starting of course with kraftwerk. Its a beautiful image and, from what I can imagine, fever inducing for all those typography techno geeks out there! (you know who you are!)
Legendary director Spike Jonze has gone back to his advertising roots and teemed up with absolut vodka to create this short film about a robot love story. I like the direction that Absolut have taken with this project, it seems like they're funding the project for art's sake and in return gaining an image of integrity and cool.
It also kind of reminds me of some videos a friend of mine made last year, but perhaps executed with a bit more finesse...
This film directed by Corey Adams explores the surreal world behind what appears to be a benign skateboard company. All I've seen is the trailer and I can't wait to see this, who knows if it will make it into cinemas. Apparently Adams won a competition by fuel TV and was given a million dollar budget to produce his film, looks like he spent a fair wack of that on drugs.... but I'm sure they were put to good use.
Also, for all our Bath readers, Micmacs will be showing at the Little Theatre in the very near future, posters have been spotted!