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Beck Photographs Collected in New Book

28 Jul

On November 9, Chronicle Books will publish Beck, a book of photos of the titular shaggy alt star taken by the photographer Autumn de Wilde. As de Wilde points out on her Tumblr, the tome collects 16 years of documentary and portrait work that she has done with Beck. Director Michel Gondry wrote the foreword.



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Aaron Ruell – People

4 Jul

Aaron Ruell is an Americandirector and photographer. Ruell was born Derek Aaron Ruell in Fresno, California and grew up in Clovis, California.

Ruell is an accomplished commercial director and photographer. As a director he is represented by Biscuit Filmworks in Los Angeles. He was recently declared one of the most promising new directors in the world of advertising by Shoot magazine, as well as, “one of the emerging directors to know now” by Creativity. He has directed commercials for clients that range from T-Mobile to Nintendo and Coke to Burger King. He was the only filmmaker to have two films, Everything’s Gone Green and Mary, which he wrote and directed, premiere at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.

As a photographer he shot the promotional photography for Napoleon Dynamite, and designed the opening title sequence to the film. His photography has been seen in nearly every major publication and a book of his photography titled, “Some Photos,” published by Nazraeli Press was released in February ’08. He was awarded “Best Advertising” for his work with Citibank and “Best Website” in the 2007 PDN Annual. He was also recently awarded “Best Book” in the 2009 PDN Annual. His work has been shown in galleries in: Paris, Milan, Buenos Aires and in the United States.


Without text, context, or pretext, Aaron Ruell’s photographs elicit an immediate spark of recognition. For all their apparent banality, these images of ordinary people taken in nondescript settings draw the viewer in, from somewhere, in one image or another, lies a truth for everyone. His photography has won various awards from PDN to the 2010 One Show. His work has been seen in magazines around the world and shown at galleries in the United States, Milan and Buenos Aires.



Irina Werning – Back to the Future

4 Jul

Irina Werning is an photographer from Argentina who works with the project “Back the Future” where she takes pictures of people in the same position as in an old photo from their where kids. She sais herself about the project; “I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer. As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to me, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today… A few months ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future.


PANCHO IN 1983 & 2010, Buenos Aires

MATIAS IN 1977 & 2010, Uruguay

FLOR, MALE, SIL IN 1983 & 2010

IAN IN 1984 & 2010, London
IAN IN 1984 & 2010, London

Nico in 1986 & 2010, Buenos Aires
Nico in 1986 & 2010, Buenos Aires

LUCIA IN 1956 & 2010, Buenos Aires
: LUCIA IN 1956 & 2010, Buenos Aires

La Negra 1980 and 2010, Buenos Aire

Ato 1992 & 2010, Buenos Aires

MECHI IN 1990 & 2010, Buenos Aires
MECHI IN 1990 & 2010, Buenos Aires

TOMMY IN 1977 & 2010, Buenos Aires
TOMMY IN 1977 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Lulu & G in 1980 & 2010, Buenos Air

MY PARENTS IN 1970 & 2010, Buenos A
MY PARENTS IN 1970 & 2010, Buenos A

FIONA IN 1978 & 2010, London
FIONA IN 1978 & 2010, London

CECILE IN 1987 & 2010, France
CECILE IN 1987 & 2010, France

NICO IN 1990 & 2010, France

MARITA & COTY IN 1977 & 2010, Bueno
MARITA & COTY IN 1977 & 2010, Buenos Aires

SUE IN 1977 & 2010 , London

MARINA IN 1988 & 2010, Buenos Aires
MARINA IN 1988 & 2010, Buenos Aires

LALI IN 1978 & 2010, Buenos Aires
LALI IN 1978 & 2010, Buenos Aires



John Ferguson – Black Britannia

30 Jun
Pioneering black Britions 

Black Britannia features striking portraits by John Ferguson, Fleet Streets first black photographer in the 1980’s, of some of the most well known – and less familiar – black men and women who have risen to the top of their chosen fields in the UK.
Under the title Black Britannia, the full exhibition comprises of 55 portraits of inspirational black Britons who inspired personally the artist in the past or who are currently making great strides in public life. Of the 55 black Britons, some well know names such as Sir Trevor McDonald, Lenny Henry, Naomi Campbell, Paul Ince, Lewis Hamilton, and others from various occupations such as head teachers to supermodels, boxers to lawyers – these are people from all walks of life.
John Ferguson has selected his favourites portraits of individuals which were first shown at London’s City Hall, and opened by the then Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The exhibition aims to highlighting the achievements of these individuals, by promoting a positive image of black Britons and a message to today’s black youth through these high quality aesthetic portraits. Photographer John Ferguson says:

“The aim being, first, to inspire black youth to broaden their horizons away from street life by providing non-stereotypical role models, and second, to show London at large, the incredible achievements of black individuals away from the all too frequent stereotyping of black people.”

“I believe that all too often black people are portrayed in a negative light. I want to challenge this preconception by also raising people conciseness and awareness to the contributions made to UK culture, economy and life by black Britons.”

“I’d hope to find an accessible venue that’s free to everyone, an important consideration given that part of the target audience I’d hope to attract would be disengaged youth.”

“London is a wonderful multicultural city, and many of the capital’s key strengths come from its diversity. This exhibition is a chance for the young people to become inspired by the portraits and stories of these black men and women.”

The exhibition had a very successful extended run in London, where it then moved on to Liverpool’s slavery museum for a six month run. It is currently being exhibited by Oldham Arts council, Greater Manchester.

1. Ms Dynamite R&B rapper singer/songwriter
2. Naomi Campbell supermodel
3. Nicholas Tung- first black Irish Guardsman to guard the Queen of England
4. Johnny Sarpong- Top international fashion stylist
5. Shevelle Dynott Dancer with England National Ballet
6. Billy Ocean International singer
7.Heneretta Brockway -Top international female golfer
8.Estelle- R&B singer
9.Lenny Henry- Actor and comedian
10. High Court Judge Linda Dobbs
11. Jamelia soul singer
12. David Wabso Head engineering for London Underground
13. Samantha Tross- Leading Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
14. John Coneth Ex- light heavyweight world champion boxer
15. Lewis Hamilton –  World champion F1 racing driver
16. Michael Fuller Chief Constable of Kent, British highest ranking Policeman
17. Sir Trevor McDonald- Britain’s leading Tv News Anchor man
18 Gina Yashere- One of the few leading female comedians in the UK
19.Chris Houghton The UK’s only black soccer manager
20.Courtenay Griffiths QC The UK’s leading black criminal defender Barrister

More about John Ferguson:

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • John is an experienced documentary and environmental portrait photographer working out of London and UK. He has travelled extensively working for leading national and international newspapers and magazines as well as NGO’s. From the raise of the Aids/HIV pandemic in Africa and Asia, to feature stories from conflicts zones in Afghanistan and Iraq. John as talent for conceptualisation and delivering strong and innovative ideas and works well in a team environment, taking direction as well as working independently. His work as also covered various celebrity and high end editorial and commercial work. In 2009 John’s first solo exhibition ‘Black Britannia’ was opened by the then Prime Minister Gordon Brown at London City Hall. He is currently finishing a two year personal project which as gained interest from a leading Sunday Supplement in the UK.
  • Exhibition: Black Britannia – Celebrating black success in the UK
  • Ferguson reveals the stories behind his pictures:

Sonia & Mark Whitesnow – Psychospa

29 Jun

Ironic world of Psychospa, the world which reflects a modern man living in a metropolis, unsociable and full of fears and anxieties but “attracted” to nature. A person, who does his best to achieve harmony of his body and soul and in so doing, wishes to stay young and healthy. Driven by a “set of procedures” such as therapeutic mud baths, volcanic minerals, plants, chocolate and honey his inner energy awakes in him. The man turns into a strong and resolute creature with a significant moment of clearing the body of “chemical and toxic waste”.


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Tom Hussey – Timeless Reflections

23 Jun

Commercial advertising photographer Tom Hussey photographed an award winning campaign for Novartis’ Exelon Patch, a prescription medicine for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s dementia. The highly conceptual photographs depicted an older person looking at the reflection of their younger self in a mirror.

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David Oziel – Little Mexico in Beijing

17 Jun
Fogoncito, a Mexican franchise, opened its second branch in Beijing, China, showing the growing taste for different foods. Almost 200 people a day visit Fogoncito to eat “exotic dishes” like tacos and enjoy the music of Mariachi.

Although such musical groups usually consists of at least three violines, two trumpets, one Mexican guitar and one vihuela (high pitched guitar) one guitarron (acoustic bass) and sometimes a harp, Fogoncito provides a small sample of that with three musicians.  Nevertheless, the Mariachi do dress the part in their silver studded charro outfits and wide brimmed hats. And, they can belt out a song.

This trio is learning how to survive-Beijing style.As China economically integrates with the rest of the world, Mexico products are making inlays. Products such as Bimbo bread are lined on the shopping shelves.

Olympus – PEN Story and PEN Giant

14 Jun

This is the Olympus PEN Story in stop motion. We shot 60.000 pictures, developed 9.600 prints and shot over 1.800 pictures again. No post production! Thanks to all the stop motion artists who inspired us. Free download of the music at​penstory/​



One year after The PEN Story we present our second stop motion project: 355 pictures have been taken, printed in billboard size and shot again. The video was produced with the Olympus PEN itself. No tricks or computer animation at all.



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Joao Canziani – Nike Soccer

11 Jun

Joao Canziani