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Graduate graphic designer. Passionate about culture, imagery, music and travel.

Feel free to nosey around a bit, pick, choose and comment on anything posted. I’m going to attempt to fill it to the brim with content that interests me and hopefully will do the same for you.

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Photographer Thomas Herbrich took these stunning photo’s of smoke over the course of 3 months. He managed to whittle down around 10,000 shots to a selected few. 

Really beautiful textures, light, shadows and shapes created during the chaos, that our brain tried to comprehend and fit into something more familiar and recognisable. 

For a photographer living in a major city filled with iconic architecture, museums, and myriad tourist destinations, the struggle to capture an authentic image is great.

This was the exact situation photographer Michael Wolf found himself in after moving to Paris from Hong Kong in 2008. Surrounded in a city filled with sights that could easily be interpreted as cliché, Wolf pointed his camera away from the recognisable landmarks and instead focused on the dense rooftops surrounding the city.

Packed with stout chimneys, tv antennas, graffiti, and numerous geometric forms, these wide-angle shots present a strange abstracted view of a usually recognizable place.

Skilled ornate painted dragons based around one brush stroke

Ruoert Vandervell - Geometrix

"A combination of light, shade and human form that comes together in aesthetic harmony, creating a special geometric relationship. These pictures are about clean lines, angles, shapes and textures in the urban landscape and their abstract collaboration."

Rog Walker / NY /Photographer 

Raw and quality short Australian based film 

William Ridges - A former skinhead in the 60’s, returned back to the cultural movement to photograph it this time in the late 70’s. 

Some stunning portraits. You can almost see the hurt and confusion in some of their eyes; masked by tattoo’s and a stern stare. 

Beautiful images by Andreia Gil 

Stunning psychedelic motion piece by Du Preez and Thornton Jones that was shown at last week’s Meltdown festival. The images fit perfectly with the dream like new track from Unkle and creates a mysterious & beautiful combination.

The duo formed in 1998 and have worked with the likes of Björk, Massive Attack, and Alexander McQueen.

Top documentary, two of Nottingham’s best street artists. So skilled.  

Canadian design collective Daily Tous Les Jours was recently invited to bring their fantastic musical light swing installation to the Green Box Arts Festival in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado. The interactive swing set titled simply, The Swings, is comprised of illuminated panels that also trigger audible tones that harmonize as people swing. As more and more people join in the act of swinging turns into randomly improvised melody and light show. From their project site:

The Swings allow participants to make music with their entire bodies, to connect to one another and to have a sense of ownership of public space due to the music they create. The result is a giant collective instrument that brings together people of all ages and backgrounds. The project offers a new experience in collective music making, available to enliven urban spaces, festivals, special events, and more.