Monday, February 28, 2011

I've been really into looking at photo essays lately and I found this one on the Matador Travel Magazine's website. It makes me want to travel and make my own photo essays.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Book art by Isaac Salazar

a little motivation to get your book as an object done this weekend....

Thursday, February 24, 2011

a book in the making.

just came across this bicycle book project. The project that hopes to promote cycling as a means of independent transport in South Africa.
click here to learn more about this project

here are some videos about the project

vintage books

here is a blog with various vintage books. all of the classics like the peanuts & some that i have never seen before. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Extreme Pop-ups

Really amazing art by Jen Stark. Kind of takes the pop-up book to a whole other level.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Irina Werning

I came across this photographer a few weeks ago, her name is Irina Werning.
She has a bunch of series on the website. This collection of photos called:
Back To The Future is pretty sweet. She has people recreate images from their childhood
 check it out.
irina's website

irina's website

irina's website

Monday, February 21, 2011

true life: i am addicted to blogging

i would say that 75% of the time i am on the internet is spent looking at blogs.

all types of blogs, i read them all
 blogs for the  foodies, the decorators, and the  lovers,
they even have blogs about sisters
though i've never seen one on brothers.
i found a site the other day
and i am interested to hear what you have to say.
It's called Bloglovin' and  i fell in love at first click
some many different blogs to see i'm sure you can find one to pick 
this site is perfect for the one who pretends
that the other bloggers are close and dear friends.

click here to check it out

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hey Everyone,
Since a lot of us are dappling in wedding photography, I thought I'd share this site;

It's a blog mostly about wedding planning tips, but it has a lot of different ideas for wedding and engagement photos. The woman who does it is based on the west coast and I think the photographers' work she shares are really unique. She also gets some of her photos from staged shoots she helps set up, but she always gives credit to the photographers she works with, and links to their sites if they have them.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thomas Barbey

I'm sure some of you have heard of the photomontage artist Thomas Barbey, but he has always been a favorite of mine. He works with film negatives to create fantastical images. A lot of the time the works have small details, so if you go to you can magnify them and see all the details. Here are some of my favorite pieces:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

For anyone who has been up in the Sharadin Art Gallery to check out the artist-in-residence Chris Dacre's big show WAR is FUN! (if you haven't see it yet, be sure to check it out), he just posted some installation-in-progress shots from a show he's working on this week at the Northern Illinois University Printmaking Triennial... it's made up of leftovers/stuff we saved from the installation here at KU.

Also, anyone who was around during the installation period also may have met Tomiko Jones. Tomiko is super cool and teaches photo out at New Mexico State University. She has some pretty great work, so check out her website >>>

Monday, February 14, 2011

Christopher Payne ASYLUM Exhibition @ Muhlenberg

Muhlenberg College in Allentown is current showing work by New York-based photographer/architect Christopher Payne at their Martin Art Gallery. The exhibition, titled Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals, is made up of photographs from Payne's exploration of 70 mental institutions across the United States from 2002 and 2008. He released a book of the work about a year ago that is absolutely brilliant - I'll try to remember to bring it in next class. As someone who is moderately obsessed with abandoned stuff and architecture in general, I'm a big fan of this body of work and Payne's photography overall.

He's giving a talk at Muhlenberg this Wednesday night at 7pm... but I probably shouldn't recommend going, as we have class. The show is up until February 26th. If you like photographs, GO SEE THIS SHOW.

Christopher Payne's website, chock full o' awesomeness:

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Something random..

So this has nothing to do with art but for my birthday I wanted to share something that makes me laugh. And that is talking about Justin Bieber for the pure reason of annoying other people. (mostly my roommates.) So this is a video that is promoting his movie and the situation from jersey shore is in it. So if you're interested in either one of those people feel free to watch this 42 second clip.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Man Who Isn't There

This is about an artist who finds a scene and paints his body into it. He basically hides himself in the scene and there were two that I actually had to really look for him in.

The man who isn't there

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Space Paintings

I stumbled across this guy the other day. His end results are really impressive.

Art Project powered by Google

I saw this on google last week. It's a website that lets you view museums around the world and you can zoom in on the art or tour the building.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Speaking of pop-up books and image projection.... there is some really cool working being done by Davy McGuire and McGuire Kristin. They create a pop-up book and then project video, while recording new video to make a compiled video.

Speaking of Elements of Design...

These images of a courthouse in Nantes, France caught my eye. They are stunning images taken in a couple different vantage points and lighting.

Microbic Landscape

Google Maps will never cease to amaze with the amazing shots of interesting places in the world. This is a very interesting collection of a couple photos that look like micro-organisms.