October 19, 2011
June 21, 2011
For us, Patrick Winfield's work keeps getting better and better. We love his latest piece, shown above.
January 14, 2011
From Torin - "The projected images within these photographs are images found on the internet of people who have died; some are news photos, some are Facebook photos, and some are from other sources. These images were downloaded and projected into a space that was either important to that person in life or was the site of their death. The images are then reintroduced to the internet in their newly contextualized form. I do not have a personal relationship with any of the subjects.
These images were a copy of a copy but by reintegrating them into the physical world and treating them as spiritual fragments I hope to instill them with new life. Western culture, unlike many other cultures, resists the idea of ghostly presence. The work suggests that if we cannot as a culture see these symbols, perhaps we must create them in order to tap into their emotive power. I am also fascinated by the digital thumbprints that are left behind and exporting this data into the real world for a fleeting moment."
December 14, 2010
During Scope Miami, artists Abner Preis, asked visitors to the Harlan Levey Projects booth - "If you could have three Super Powers, what would they be?
Check out the video above as it's quite likely that you see people you know.
July 13, 2010
Artist: Julio Costa
April 15, 2010
April 12, 2010
"James Voller is a Wellington based artist whose practice investigates aspects of place, photography and site specific installation. Voller graduated from The University of Canterbury with Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography. His final years work was the successful documentary book and series On my way Home which was shown in the United States and New Zealand. Since then Voller has completed a Master of Fine Arts through The Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology where he explored site specific installation and reconsidered the role of the camera in his practice resulting in work which questions the role of photograph in contemporary society.
James's current work looks at shifts in the physical sites around New Zealand and their relevant social histories. Through superimposing photographic imagery of domestic spaces in transitory urban spaces, Voller creates the illusion of housing where none exists, which echos the changes to New Zealanders' psyche of where and how “home” exists. The works are created as paste ups, transforming the appearance of the actual site.
Since completing his MFA, James has exhibited successfully internationally, both with photographic and installation work, with interest from different areas continuing to grow. He has been a finalist in many national art awards and was awarded the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Research Art award and has been selected for an Artist in Residence programme in Krems Austria commencing in August 2010 and is continuing on to exhibit in Germany and the United Kingdom."
March 30, 2010
Sheone calls' his photoblog "an Esoteric Journal of what i see with my LEICA D-LUX & OLYMPUS MJU-1"
Check it out here.
February 13, 2010
More from Patrick here.
January 27, 2010
For years, Joe Stevens has been documenting surviving 70's and 80's era custom/conversion vans parked on streets throughout the Bay Area and Southern California.
Vans and the places where they were documents surviving custom and conversion vans across the West and examines the dialogue which exists between a van’s design aesthetic and that of its surrounding environment. The project began in 1996 and currently consists of hundreds of images shot on 120mm film.
Over the course of the project the vans themselves have become more and more of a rarity. The reasons are as simple as rust and changing tastes; and as complex as government “cash for clunkers” initiatives encouraging more fuel-efficient transportation. Notably, at the same time these vans have been disappearing from our roads – film photography as a visual medium has also begun it’s slow death. Consequently the goal of the project is to one day shoot the last remaining van on the final frame of photographic film in existence. Then the project will be finished.
You can see the full set here.
October 23, 2009
If you're a frequent visitor to the Wooster website, then you already know that we often feature the terrific photography of Just who lives and works in Berlin.
We're thrilled to let you know that Just is having his first photo-exhibition Berlin at the ATM Gallery. The photos features terrific photos of such artists as Mark Jenkins, Boxi, Nomad, Blu, Herakut, Zevs, and many others.
Just - Just taking Pictures
16.October - 13.November 2009
October 3, 2009
September 21, 2009
"This piece is at a concrete ditch in London that is called Meanwhile 2. Situated in West London under a huge concrete flyover called the Westway (that the Clash sung about often) it was a home to London skaters throughout the dark ages of skateboarding and continues a favourite spot in the city The original photo (c.1987) is of a competition called Smell of Death that were punk skate events put on by a London based American called Steve Wiltshire It's a tribute to him and the people around at the time and their DIY attitude"... Damian Platt and Ed Gill
September 3, 2009
August 3, 2009
Hetherington, born in Liverpool, is now based in New York and shoots for Vanity Fair magazine.
He writes in a recent blog entry for the New York Times:
In 2000, a U.N. combat unit entered a deserted village near Shegbwema in eastern Sierra Leone — territory then held by the Revolutionary United Front, a rebel group infamous for its use of child soldiers and widespread amputations. The abandoned buildings were covered with cryptic and deranged drawings. Here and there were sentences, names, questions and statements — all of which made no sense to me at that time. Empty of life, the village was an eerie and suffocating place, and the drawings hinted at a deeper psychosis.
Three years later in neighboring Liberia, I found myself staring at similar drawings and scrawled taglines in the dilapidated frontline town of Tubmanberg, where I lived with the rebels from the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy, a ragtag army of dissidents and young men attempting to overthrow President Charles Taylor.
I started a more deliberate documentation of the graffiti that continued over the next three years. As some of the images reveal, rape and sexual abuse were common in Liberia’s violent civil war. Amnesty International estimates that between 60 and 70 percent of the population suffered some form of sexual violence during the conflict. Children became killers, schools were scenes of brutality — society itself had become inverted.
You can see more of the images on Tim's website.
Perched on a hill above the village of Zwordemai in the northern county of Lofa stands a well-built bungalow. The house changed hands on numerous occasions over the course of the war, and was occupied by whichever faction happened to be controlling the area. Bearing more than the usual traces of war, it was obvious that the place had witnessed extreme acts of brutality. Outside, a graffiti tag on the wall stated, “This is love’s forces.” A local schoolteacher later led me into the forest behind and down into a ravine where she told me hundreds of people had been killed over the years and their bodies dumped. She described one occasion when a long line of young men had been brought past the house, walking together in crocodile formation, with their necks bound by rope.
Mr. Taylor’s fighters passed by the house on their way to the town of Foya and across the border to fight in neighboring Sierra Leone. Mr. Taylor had threatened his neighbor that it would taste the bitter fruit of war for harboring dissident rebel groups, and here in this house I found scrawled references to the Revolutionary United Front, which he currently stands accused of having armed and financed. It got me thinking again about the patrol to the abandoned village in Shegbwema where I’d first come across these traces of war.
July 16, 2009
June 5, 2009
If you've been on Bond Street in Lower Manhattan then you've undoubtedly seen Martin Sobey's colorful photographic installations. What you haven't seen, is the diversity and the commitment to the project. Click here to see a full range of the work.
May 14, 2009
For a long time our opinion has been that both of them will absolutely be recognized as "important" artists for their generation for decades to come. (Every time we're reminded that JR is only 25 we can't believe it)
The photos above are form JR most recent installation in Rio. The setting should be obvious. If you're in Rio you may not know that there's an audio Guide for the photos in the streets of Rio in which you can listen to the stories of the women from Providencia (Portuguese) Dial 0055 21 (0)800 283 0064 (its a free number)
Globo has also done a video on the project. It's in Portuguese, so we can't understand what it says. But we're sure it's amazing :)
April 28, 2009
Ian was killed on Sunday while taking photos in a drainage tunnel underneath the Marshall Avenue bridge. The tunnel suddenly became flooded when a thunderstorm broke over the city. Tragically, Ian downed as his body was swept into the Mississippi River.
A friend wrote us - "He was an amazing photographer with a humble spirit. Every Twin Cities writer who knew about his Flickr checked it religiously, hoping that he would choose their work for his next subject. I've never heard of an outsider who was as respected within the scene as he was."
If you are venturing into the tunnels this Summer, please remember to be safe and most importantly, remember how Ian died. It seems that every year around this time, as the weather starts to get warmer and artists and photographers start to venture out again to put up work, we hear about artists drowning in tunnels and storm drains because of flash flooding. It's not as rare as it may seem.
To Ian's family and friends, our sincere condolences.
April 23, 2009
(Photo nicked from here)
As lovers of both poetry and photography, we love the idea behind "Free Verse." Participants "tag" the public space with lines from a favorite poem, then post pictures
You can see the full set here.
Sara and I have always been fascinated by collectors and archivists. There's something about the obsessive nature of amassing a large body of work that is truly fascinating.
The other week we highlighted a show in Bristol England called JUSTICE that took place in the old prison cells of the Bridewell Police Station. The exhibition brought together the work of five terrific artists from France and the US: C215, Dan23, Bruno Leyval, Least Wanted and MC1984.
So while we've featured C215, Dan23, and Bruno Leyval on the site many times, we have not yet showcased the work of Least Wanted. And to this end, we wanted to make sure that we did as Least Wanted's work is absolutely fascinating. Over the years he's collected over 10,000 mugshots of "punks, sneaks, mooks and miscreants. Hookers, stooges, grifters and goons" going back to the 1870's.
So if you have a few minutes today, check out Least Wanted's Flickr page. It's absolutely fascinating.
And here's a video walk through of JUSTICE:
April 17, 2009
We're saddened to hear that photographer Shawn Mortensen passed away the night before last.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
April 10, 2009
Photo above by Mr Wobble
If you're a fan of Light Art, then this is the site for you: Light Paint
March 30, 2009
You can see more of Brian's work here.
March 18, 2009
Lindsay Benner, performer at Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco
Richard E. Fike, retired archaeologist; owner and founder of the Museum of the American West, Montrose, Colorado
Earlier this week the book "American Character: A Photographic Journey" hit stores (and Amazon) across the country. Conceived by USA Network the book showcases the work of eleven amazing photographers who were tasked with capturing "the character of America".
Of all the photographs in the book we were particularly struck a series of portraits shot by the Scottish photographer David Eustace along the legendary Highway 50.
Here's how he describes his work in the new book:
"Photography has afforded me many luxuries in life, but probably none more valuable than the excuse it has given me to approach complete strangers whom I find interesting and ask if they would allow me to take their portraits, and while doing so, tell me a little about their lives. Most of these encounters last for a relatively short time; the memories, however, surpass what is caught either digitally or on film.
For Character Project, my intention was straightforward enough: I wanted to explore the diversity of people connected by a single road and create a body of work comprised primarily of portraits juxtaposed against varied landscapes. I chose to follow Highway 50, an artery that stretches over three thousand miles and connects the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. It is often referred to as “The Loneliest Road in America” or “The Backbone of America.” This old road cuts through twelve states and four state capitals, rarely intersecting with newer freeways as it stretches from coast to coast. It winds across the deserts, mountains, plains, and forests, and it bears witness to both the old and the new United States.
The trip was deliberately very loose in the planning, as I wanted it to serve also as an exploratory trial run for future trips. The only criterion, due to prior work commitments, was that I had to arrange, produce, and complete the project in less than three weeks. Taking one assistant, I would drive an SUV from San Francisco to Ocean City, Maryland. We would drive with the hope of meeting people who I felt had the charisma, character, or individuality to stand out, and who were willing to let me take their photograph.
At the Museum of the Mountain West in Colorado, I met the owner and founder, a retired archaeologist who, among many other things, had carried out excavations at the site of Little Big Horn, where General George Custer and 220 of his cavalrymen died at the hands of Sioux and Cheyenne Indians in 1876. He knew men who had known Billy the Kid and Buffalo Bill.
I met a man who was born in Texas and grew up on a cattle ranch in Idaho before moving out to Carmel, California, where he worked for and later became “a very close friend” of Ansel Adams and his wife. He told me stories of sitting in the Hog’s Breath Inn and sharing a beer with the owner, Clint Eastwood.
I came across a wonderful old lady who told me about her life as a girl in Winchester, Virginia, and how she grew up “at 604 and Patsy [Cline] grew up right next door in 605.”
I shared a beer and a laugh with the lady who owns the oldest bar in Fallon, Nevada—a bar that hasn’t changed much since the likes of Butch Cassidy and Teddy Roosevelt used to sit there.
I was also fortunate enough to photograph Bob Cassilly, the pioneering artist responsible for the City Museum in St. Louis. While in the Utah desert, I encountered a man who had just driven over two thousand miles to rescue four dogs from abandoned dog kennels.
I met a young student in Ohio who dreamed of “setting foot on all seven continents.” And I came across a man who, with three of his colleagues, had formed the Chicago Four, a group that successfully took the American Medical Association to the Supreme Court to have chiropractors recognized as qualified doctors
In the final days of this project, I came across a sign that read: “Faith makes things possible, not easy.” It made me smile as I realized how true this statement was with my three-thousand-mile journey almost complete. I had left it all to faith, chance, luck—call it what you will—but my adventure had allowed me to photograph fifty people I had not known only three short weeks before. Even though I was a total stranger, every last person I approached agreed to take part in my project. I met some incredibly honest, simple, straightforward, unpretentious, friendly, and memorable American characters along the way. And each and every one of them made me feel so very welcome."
March 12, 2009
Wooster favorite Mary Ellen Mark has been selected as one of eleven world-renowned photographers commissioned by USA Network for "Character Project" a photographic document of the characters that make up the "face" of our American landscape.
In addition to MEM, the project features new work by Sylvia Plachy as well as Dawoud Bey, Jeff Dunas, David Eustace, Eric Ogden and emerging talents Marla Rutherford, Anna Mia Davidson, Joe Fornabaio, Eric McNatt and Richard Renaldi.
Later this month, Chronicle Books is releasing American Character: A Photographic Journey which brings together these photographers provocative perspectives on America’s most compelling characters. The book is a collaborative initiative between USA Network and the not-for-profit photography organization, Aperture Foundation.
March 6, 2009
JR never ceases to amaze. These photos were sent from JR last night. As you can see, he's currently in Cambodia.
February 2, 2009
Exciting news from our friend JR who emailed us just a few moments ago from Kibera, Kenya - on of the largest slums in all of Africa.
Today, after more than a year of planning, 2000 square meters of rooftops have been covered with photos of the eyes and faces of the women of Kibera. The material used is water resistant so that the photo itself will protect the fragile houses in the heavy rain season. The train that passes on this line through Kibera at least twice a day has also been covered with eyes from the women that live below it. With the eyes on the train, the bottom half of the their faces have be pasted on corrugated sheets on the slope that leads down from the tracks to the rooftops. The idea being that for the split second the train passes, their eyes will match their smiles and their faces will be complete.
This new work, by far JR's most ambitious to date, can be seen from space and will be seen in Google Earth.
February 1, 2009
You may not know the name, but you'll know the photographs.
Last night my father (a contemporary and friend of Stern's) told us that Stern's muse, Shannah Laumeister, has been working on a film about Bert Stern's life.
We found a trailer on YouTube. Looks terrific...
January 15, 2009
One of our favorite books of last year was a small self-published paperback called All Most Heaven. The book documents two years of Santiago Mostyn's life as has he traveled across America.
If you're in the area, be sure to check it out. If we weren't on the opposite coast, we'd be there for sure.
We asked Santiago about the show and here's what he said:
"I had been thinking about how to expand the process of book making and writing for pictures into a physical space, and decided to collaborate with Bill Daniel, the hobo filmmaker and photographer, on an installation that would highlight the stories and traditions being built into our work rather than emphasizing the objects and images themselves. Messing with ideas of iconography and folklore and whatever other threads of culture that came our way seemed like a good way to go.
We'll be showing a pair of shelves as sculptures, a limited edition collage print, an arrangement of photographs, and a projection of freight train videos and American landscapes.
I was reading an essay by V.S. Naipaul -- who's from Trinidad, the country where I grew up -- that seemed to make sense with what we are showing, and took a phrase from it as a title and thematic starting point:
"A publisher in the United States was doing a series for travelers, and asked me to do something about the colony [of Trinidad & Tobago]. I thought it would be a simple labor: a little local history, some personal memories, some word pictures.
I had thought, with a strange kind of innocence, that in our world all knowledge was available, that all history was stored somewhere and could be retrieved according to need. I found now that there was no local history to consult."
- from V.S. Naipaul's Reading & Writing: A Personal Account
So the use and re-use and re-presentation of images and how that relates to story-telling and how story-telling becomes traditional and how traditions become folklore, binding the then and the now, that's the focus.
Santiago says of the book:
"The book came out of a need to resolve disparate strains of creative output into a form that, by the process of its creation, would give me a sense of resolution about what I'd been through over two summers of building rafts and taking a vaudevillian variety show down the Mississippi River with a band of fellow performers. And, of course, that would show these experiences in a way that was as open to anyone's personal logic as it could be true to my own.
In its design, I wanted to address the assumptions we usually have about photography books by treating text as image as well as narrative content, and by using images to craft a multitude of loose story lines that pointed to a central motif but refused to lay it bare. Placing old prints found in abandoned houses next to photographs made now, in front of those same houses, linking simple gestures from the past with gestures and expressions of the friends I was photographing, imitating civil war photographs and then imitating flight, all these techniques served to relate a personal experience of the River and American West with the historical.
Different images are valuable in different ways, but one in particular -- 105% (Bucket Slumber) -- stays afloat the longest when you try to pin down. The overlapping of bodies feels natural enough to be both outside of time and beyond known gender roles. And without the grounding of perspective, the photographer is simply 'above', as though visiting the scene from another place. Time seems to flicker back and forth as the eye moves over the details, which for me speaks to the ambition of this group of friends to live outside of consumer culture as most of us know it, to relate more directly to the pioneering hobo culture of the early twentieth century, a culture that's more purely American in spirit than the frenzied paranoia that has since defined much of the outlook of this country's government and citizenry.
Here's a small selection of Santiago's wonderful portraits from the book:
October 28, 2008
More images here.
August 19, 2008
August 18, 2008
We've been unabashed fans of JR's for years, but this latest project, shot in the favelas of Rio is our favorite. The manner in which the photographs blend in with the landscape is absolutely stunning.
March 12, 2008
March 10, 2008
It was about a year ago that JR first told us about his “Women are Heroes" project, a collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières.
Taking his trusty 28 millimeter lens, for the last year JR has been traveling to such countries as Sierra Leone, Liberia, Southern Sudan and Kenya, documenting the lives of a group of incredibly courageous women.
Now, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, the full documentation of the Women Are Heroes project is being launched on the web. And not surprisingly, the work is absolutely breathtaking.
This past Saturday, the faces of eight women were placed on walls across Brussels, where they will remain for a month.
It's an absolutely spectacular project. Click here to learn more.
January 21, 2008
A few weeks back we featured the Polaroid mosaics of Patrick Winfield. The reaction we received was amazing. To learn more about Patrick's art, check out this terrific interview on ColourLovers.com.
October 14, 2007
One of the amazing thing about doing the Wooster site each day is not just the great art that we see each day, it's the people we meet. One of the very special people we've met is JR from Paris who brings an incredible energy to every city that he visits. You can feel that energy in this short video that he shot recently while in Soweto.
October 12, 2007
As a follow-up to our post yesterday about Ben Thomas' CityShrinker project, if you're interested in learning how it's done, click here.
October 11, 2007
"You see amazing things every day. It could be out the window of the train on your way to work, it could be in your back yard, even better it could be somewhere completely foreign, something you didnt know existed. My aim is to give that feeling of newness with each shot I take. My method is to take what was once large and shrink it down to model size. To take the familiar and get you thinking even if for a second "wait a minute, is that...".. Ben Thomas
To see the full scope of Ben's CityShrinker project, click here.
September 30, 2007
September 7, 2007
If you are in Chicago, be sure to check out Cayetano Ferrer's solo show at Threewalls that opens tonight, Friday Sep. 7. Caytano will be showing new work including documentation of a new series of public interventions with cardboard boxes, a site-specific sculpture, and some photographs taken on his recent trip from Las Vegas to the southern tip of Argentina.
119 North Peoria St. #2A
Chicago, IL 60607
OPENING RECEPTION: September 7, 2007
ON VIEW: September 7, 2007 - October 13, 2007
SOLO artist Cayetano Ferrer uses existing forms in order to engage in a dialog about the constant flux of the built, contemporary environment. Using inkjet prints on existing objects/architecture that reveal what these objects ultimately obscure, Ferrer exposes the relationship between the built and the rebuilt, surface and hidden, as well the delicate matter of history and memory as the present paves over the recent past in a bid to enrich economies. Ferrer’s work is a gentle push/pull between permanence and obsolescence, inviting consideration of evolution, mutation and modification in our relationship to our immediate environment
August 12, 2007
More photos here.
June 10, 2007
June 5, 2007
Seamlessly integrating photography into the natural environment, Project Chimera is the latest work from Anastasia Muna. You can see more of her wonderful work here.
April 17, 2007
See the entire set here.
Thaniel Lee's artist's statement:
"In this world of plastic surgery shows, model search television programs, fake talent shows, and unreal reality TV. I attempt to show a body that cannot change, a body that no amount of plastic surgery will turn into a super model, a body that is not seen in pop culture magazines or MTV. In this current condition of popular culture I feel that it is of the utmost importance that we (artist/art world) document as many different body types as we can, in as many different ways as we can.
I have chosen to document the body as seen through the lens of the camera; the body in which I chose to document is my own. I was born with a condition called Arthrogryposis; this condition has left me with limited use of my arms, legs and fingers. Eleven operations have left me with many interesting scars and stories. Starting in 2000, I began to document my body and the many different shapes contained within. I hope that my work makes people look at their own bodies, and question the existing concepts of beauty that fill our current body obsessed culture"
April 6, 2007
(nicked from here)
(and from here)
April 3, 2007
Amongst a terrific collections of articles and photographs in the second issue of the free PDF magazine "100proofMIXTAPE', is a wonderful portfolio of photographs from Helen Lyon.
Also in the issues are Lee 'Scratch' Perry, i-jusi, Sputn*kk, Paul Hartnett, A1one Writer from Iran, mattblack , ASK! ELLiS, Szutka Fabryka, Blend.
You can download it here.
March 13, 2007
Maybe it's just us, but this photo that we stumbled upon on Flickr has got to be one of the coolest dog photos we've seen in a long time.
What does this have to do with street art?
Absolutely nothing ;)
March 7, 2007
March 3, 2007
February 22, 2007
Muhammed Muheisen is a terrific photojournalist working for AP in the Middle East. He snapped the image above last week. As they say - "a picture is worth 1,000 words"
February 12, 2007
In his final year as a photography student in Blackpool, UK, Mike Newton started to
question why his work shouldn't go any further than a print.
As his first big project on the street, he gave new life a boarded up house.
January 24, 2007
While just recently launched, Justin Kelly's Light From Heat has the makings of becoming a terrific photography site/blog. The reason? The guy has a fantastic eye.
January 18, 2007
Who would of guessed that there's a burgeoning trend of photos of cats shaved from the neck down with their paws covering their "lower region"
The photo above comes to us from our good friend, WK.
January 17, 2007
... so we decided to share it.
From Charlotte - "This is what happens when your sister is studying to be a professional vet."
January 7, 2007
Walking around downtown Manhattan we're often amazed how dark and sooty most buildings have become after decades and decades of street pollution. We love how the photo above, taken by Trevor Little and coming to us via Boing Boing, tells the story of the "before" and "after"
December 25, 2006
Over the last eight weeks, Sara and I have had the pleasure of getting to know better an amazing group of people who we knew before, but nowhere near as well as we do now.
One of the people who we feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend some time with during the weeks before Wooster on Spring, is the French photographer JR.
Still in his 20's, JR has has already lived a life that most of us can only dream about. Hearing the stories behind his 28 Millimetres project, and getting to understand the intelligence and sensitivity that JR brings to his work, confirmed to us that in time JR will be known as one of the great photographers of his generation.
Unable to attend the opening of Wooster on Spring because he was in Palestine shooting a new series of photographs, JR sent us these images to keep in touch...
Bedouins, Palestine..."In the middle of the country, under the rocks.".
December 1, 2006
Penguins with Angst.. You can see the whole story unfold here.
November 15, 2006
While we met him briefly a few years ago during a party at our flat on Wooster Street, it was only this week that Sara and I had a chance to spend some quality time with the French photographer JR and his absolutely lovely and extremely talented girlfriend, Prune.
We've featured JR on the Wooster site many times over the last few years, but it was only this week that we fully understood just how fucking brilliant JR really is. His new book, 28 millimetres is an incredible document and can't recommend it more highly.
If you happen to be in Saskatoon, Canada check out JR's latest show opening on the 17th of November.
October 8, 2006
Don Quichote de la Mancha creates massive street collages of his own photos on the walls of Lille, France. Here's some samples of his work:
"the hand of a fired worker holding the lock on the fence of his closed and abandoned factory"
"my visual signature"
"Tango dancers on a railway area nearby Paris"
September 5, 2006
From our friend Oles in Holland:
I want to ask the help of all Wooster visitors for an ongoing project. The idea is to Download the pdf file of the bird, cut it out and take a picture of of someone holding it in you city, country or whatever. I already got a lot of these pictures but I need a lot more, from as many country's possible in the world!
A few years ago Kena from Ukraine and me did a simular project and the result was a small book called 'Hold Strong' (see image). Now it's time for part 2!
Send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and everything will be all right, cheers!
August 30, 2006
August 9, 2006
Photo by our good friend JR in Paris
April 20, 2006
From JR in Paris - "I did this action yesterday to help Clocheman, this homeless whos making a" hungry strike" against exclusion. He leave in a bus stop Place de la Bastille and since 34 days he make his fight against the state. Since ew days the media react really massive. Thanks his wesbite is here.
PS. Voir la photo du jour de JR click WWW.JR-ART.NET
To see the Day Picture of JR click WWW.JR-ART.NET
March 31, 2006
You can see more of Matt's work here.
March 2, 2006
From one of our favorite websites, Fecal Face, comes a link to METABIOTICS which showcases the art of Alexandre Orion in Brazil. The most interesting thing is that his art is no t the stencils themselves, but rather the photographs that he shoots of people as they pass them by. Good stuff indeed
January 25, 2006
From Rob - "MyLittlePhoto is a a project that I've been running for the past 8 months. I take photos, generally of cows, reduce their size, and print them. I then scrawl the web address on the back and stick them up wherever I go.
The photos are printed on photo paper and are stuck up using a sticky fixer, this makes them quite temporary, if someone appreciates the photo they take it from the wall. It works well this way as the photos don't mix well with the elements, check out the gallery on my site for examples =)"
January 21, 2006
Our friend JR has started working on a new project in Paris. He's been shooting these amazing portraits of people in the French ghetto of Clichy sous Bois (the one where the roits took place) and then placing them on walls around Paris. Here's the first set: