The souvenir is an important component of the tourist experience, with most tourists bringing back mementos and sentimental gifts as evidence of a trip completed. London-based designer Chris Godfrey — like many travelers — wanted to buy friends and family keepsakes from his two-month-long trip to New York City. He was challenged with everyday mass-produced trinkets, each lacking individuality or exclusivity. Accordingly, Godfrey designed his own. Read more >>
In a world of color and technology, a black and white photograph still has its place. It is a symbol of confidence, and a nod to history.
Presented by Duggal Visual Solutions founder Baldev Duggal at the PDN Photo Annual, the 2014 Duggal Image Maker Award recognizes three outstanding individuals whose work resonates with the photo community visually, emotionally and intellectually.
Jeremy Underwood received the award for Best Overall Series. Check out his winning images below, along with a brief interview. Congratulations, Jeremy!
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The origin of the nickname “The City That Never Sleeps” dates back to 1912, the year Titanic made her first and final voyage. Over 100 years have passed since the popular moniker was bestowed upon New York, and the label is just as accurate today as it was back then.
However, even the most seasoned insomniac needs shut-eye from time to time. A series of photographs has re-surfaced, showing a beautifully empty and eerie New York City early on Sunday mornings in 1964. (more…)
In a recent survey, 54% of Americans over the age of 18 admitted to having at least one cup of coffee daily. That equates to over 100,000,000 people who rely on the caffeinated elixir to get them through the work week. While photography and coffee normally aren’t associated with one another, even the mildest coffee drinker will get a kick out of Flora Borsi’s ‘Coffee Universe.’
The accomplished artist and coffee aficionado paid homage to the morning pick-me-up by replacing the sky in a collection of photographs with coffee swirls, creating a caffeine addict’s dream world. Read more >>
Makeup is about more than just a lick of mascara and a smudge of lipstick. ‘Red’ Hong Yi knows this all too well. Her series, Make-Up Meets Chinese Art, uses a slightly different type of canvas than these products are intended for.
The Malaysian artist uses foundation, lipstick, eye shadow, mascara, nail polish and more to create artistic masterpieces that mirror traditional Chinese art. In each art piece, Yi applies a specific product to her canvas and then incorporates the applicator into the picture, like sketching a crane with mascara and using the fiber wands as reeds. Her series includes 15 illustrations, one created for each day for all 15 days of the 2014 Chinese New Year celebrations. Read more >>
To capture a mermaid is to attain the unattainable.
For visual artist Michael Dweck, it was similar to fishing.
Now on display at New York’s legendary Staley-Wise Gallery in SoHo is the queen of mermaids, a 16-foot by 9-foot aqueous piece, titled Mermaid 105, embodying the allure and mystery of nature’s most beautiful mythical creature. Derived from Dweck’s 2009 collection, Mermaids, the image is the centerpiece of Staley-Wise’s Underwater exhibition. In fact, it is the largest piece the gallery has ever featured.
What makes Mermaid 105 so unique, though, is the irony and symbolism behind it. Dweck explains:
“The dry, mountable image of an aquatic form is the ironic remainder of two dreams: a man’s dream that’s dissolved into the inky sea, and the dream of his muse that’s been dragged to shore, dried and prepped for mounting.” Read more >>
Founded by a former University of Maryland football player who hated ringing out his sweat-soaked cotton T-shirts, Under Armour is fulfilling its mission to “make all athletes better through passion, design and the relentless pursuit of innovation.” The brand has grown out of a Washington, D.C. basement into a global symbol of superior athletic apparel that keeps athletes cool, dry and light.
Under Armour further demonstrates its commitment to excellence by creating exceptional shopping experiences, most recently opening a nearly 10,000-square-foot New York “Brand House” that showcases the brand’s latest innovations and technologies with interactive in-store design. Read more >>
Even the most spectacular vistas of the West can get lost in a sea of bland repetition. Ever wonder what these monotonic landscapes would look like with a splash of color?
For their ‘Colourant’ series, Jeremy Floto and Cassandra Warner have chosen the barren landscape of Northern Nevada as their stage to capture vibrant pigmented liquid, free-flowing in midair. The New York-based husband and wife duo perfected the technique of lobbing the fluid and capturing the vivid colors mid-flight. The high shutter speed of about a 3,200th of a second seemingly froze the created shapes, disguising each as if a sculpture, encapsulating “a momentary graffiti of air and space.” Read more >>