Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Beautiful and memorable images by Japanese photographer Masao Yamamoto, whose diminutive yet powerful work has been described as visual haiku. Yamamoto is interested in the concept of memory, which is why he deliberately ages his photos so that they seem to be images from the past — and gently cradling one of his tiny images in one's hand thus becomes a literal expression of holding onto a memory. He has said that "For me a good photo is one that soothes. Makes us feel kind, gentle. A photo that gives us courage, that reminds us of good memories, that makes people happy." More from the Lens Culture article here.
Jennifer of the lovely Bits of Beauty blog has a wonderful new series called Everyday Beautiful Life, featuring guest bloggers sharing what brings beauty into their own lives. Shown above is one of the picks made by recent guest poster Linda of Simply Seductive — a romantic fireplace. Have a look at the rest of the inspiring series here. And some exciting advance notice — Jennifer is going to have an August giveaway!
Collage artist Kareem has just released two brand new prints on The Suitcase, his Etsy shop — Volkswagen and Tinsel Town Trash (shown above). He'll also have a stack of new work on display in the Revolution of Art Group Show at Retrospect Galleries in Byron Bay, Australia, which runs July 24th - August 13th — Kareem will be showing new canvas pieces, original framed work, prints and t-shirts. And he's recently been invited by artist and designer Andy Howell to join Artsprojekt, a high end product platform in California that carries the work of such fab artists as Shepard Fairey, Alex Pardee, Dalek and Kathie Olivas among others. Congrats, Kareem!