Oh goodness gracious, it’s been a while since I’ve featured some embroidered art. It seems there was a crazy wave of it and all of the sudden went quiet. To break the silence of the threads, I bring you the work of Melissa Zexter, a Rhode Island photographer that packs some serious stitching skills.
Her exploration of femininity goes beyond the portrait, adding lots of depth and details with colourful embroidered patterns and textures. I know a bunch of you (including myself) are a fan of this kind of work, so you should definitely visit her site to get a taster of her talent.
A couple years ago I tried to get into stitching photographs, and bajeesuz, I poked my fingers with the needle to many times that it looks like I had red polka dots all over my hands (a.k.a dry blood). So, let’s leave it to the pros to amaze us with their creations, yah?
So the polar vortex has been dicking around with the weather in Easter Canada and the US, freezing everything in its path (like that movie the day after tomorrow, so crazy!). But not everyone has been hit hard with winter fuckery like our friends out East have. Luckily some areas in the world have had snow that’s actually quite enjoyable, like in Berlin.
These photos taken by Matthias Heiderich titled Snow Blind are absolutely dreamy..and creamy. The tones, the hues, the textures; oh so smooth babeyyy. I kinda thought they were paintings, but turns out they are actual photos of Berlin covered in a romantic blanket of snow. Everything is always better in Europe, god damn it. Even their fucking snow is cool and artsy, like, how? Here in Vancouver whenever we get a bit of snow we gotta rush out and take photos because it’ll melt and become a sloppy, dirty, salty mess. Kinda like you after a night out in town (ha! just kiddin).
If you want to drool and sooth your eyes with more beautiful imagery from mr. Heiderich, visit his Behance portfolio which is FULL of angel-wing soft photos.
Wishing you all a warm – and not so icy and cray cray – weekend!
Hello you! How’s it going? Wowee, that week went flying didn’t it? It kinda seems crazy that last night I was shaking my booty on the east coast and now I’m about to press the publish button back on the west coast. Gah! Kinda makes me dizzy.
So to ease back into things, today I’m gonna share with you the work of French artist Fanette G. who – despite being a young duckling and recent graduate of art school – is already creating outstanding work. The one you see on this post – titled Géometrie de l’impossible – is a mix of photography and art installation. Yup, that’s right, no photoshop involved!
These optical illusions were painted on abandoned buildings and later photographed from different angles to trick your eye into thinking those are 3D object floating in the room. So good! Similar to the creations of Aakash Nihalani but with a different, more modern-art-meets-vintage-interiors approach.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you painted something like that at home?
Ok this post is a weee kinda late (was supposed to go up earlier this week with a bunch of other things, but ya know, couldn’t squeeze more hours out of the day to make it happen)…so…Wow. I’m literally speechless. Which almost never happens. These photos by food photographer Lena Emery are pieces of art. I actually thought they were paintings!
Love the styling and colours, so simple and beautiful! This truly is a great example of “less is more”. I could continue to ramble about how awesome her work is, but I’ll let you discover it by yourself. Just hop over to Lena’s site to see more. Also, I have slept for 1 hour and tomorrow I am going to speak at Blog Podium! So nervous and excited at the same time!
Swooning over these images taken by New York based photographer Adam Kremer. The styling, the colours, the harsh lighting – everything’s just screaming I’m awesome! Love how he uses super simple props for his photos, I mean construction paper, black ink, and chopped fruit aren’t the fanciest props, but when Adam Kremer uses his lens they totally become stylish.
This type of photography is definitely taking off and becoming a trend; you can spot these harsh lighting, washed out colours, and deep shadows in publications like Gather Journal and Dash magazine. Hopefully we’ll see more of this!
Also, I’m not gonna lie, I am so gonna try to use this style for a food post, hopefully it ends up looking half decent!
To see more stylish radness, visit Adam’s site!