Tuesday, December 06, 2016

LAVAZZA PRESENTS 'WE ARE WHAT WE LIVE - CALENDAR 2017"

Celebrating its commitment to sustainable farming and environmental issues, coffee brand Lavazza has launched their 2017 calendar titled "We Are What We Live", which celebrates the relationship between people and their environment. Each month features a duo of images – one landscape, one portrait of a farmer who lives off the land. These photographs have been shot across South East Asia by French photographer Denis Rouvre. The 2017 calendar, designed under the creative direction of Armando Testa, will be the last addition to the Earth Defenders trilogy of photography projects. The first calendar for 2015 featured portraits by Steve McCurry shot in Africa and the second featured Joey L’s images of Central and South American for this year’s. All three aim at highlighting the issue of climate change by paying homage local communities that care for and live off of natural resources.





Thursday, December 01, 2016

ART & FASHION - MOMA PRESENTS GRACE CODDINGTON, PHYLLIS POSNICK WITH PAOLA ANTONELLI

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART had conversation with fashion publishing legends Grace Coddington and Phyllis Posnick on their rich and collaborative careers in fashion, using photography—including that of Irving Penn, Annie Leibovitz, and Helmut Newton—as their starting point. Moderated by Paola Antonelli, Director of R&D and Senior Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA.
 




Styled by Phyllis Posnick

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

PIRELLI CALENDAR 2017 BY PETER LINDBERGH FEAT- KATE WINSLET, JULIANNE MOORE, NICOLE KIDMAN, ZHANG ZIYI AND MORE

For the 2017 Pirelli Calendar, Peter Lindbergh goes beyond the camera with the idea that “talent is more important than beauty.” To do so he recruited 15 actresses – Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Dame Helen Mirren, Uma Thurman, Robin Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Alicia Vikander, Julianne Moore, Rooney Mara, Jessica Chastain, Charlotte Rampling, Zhang Ziyi, Lea Seydoux – plus Anastasia Ignatova, a professor of political theory in Moscow Lindbergh met last year. However, the Calendar is not the only Pirelli project the photographer worked on this year. While he was scouting locations for the calendar, Lindbergh visited the Settimo Torinese technology hub, the most advanced factory in the Pirelli world. The photographs resulting from the visit were initially supposed tobe part of the Calendar, but because of the beauty and the relevance of the images, the photographer and Marco Tronchetti Provera, Executive Vice President and CEO, decided to make them into a future exhibition on innovation, which will be held in 2017. Here, Peter Lindbergh talks about his visit to the Settimo Torinese technology hub, his new interest in inanimate objects, and the future of fashion photography and art.

 

"I wanted to use the 2017 Calendar to make a statement for a different kind of beauty. "I thinks that the current system promotes only one kind of beauty that is very connected to youth and perfection because it is a system based on consumption, whose idea of beauty doesn’t have anything to do with reality and with women. "I think we need to take a step back and realize that this idea of beauty does not help women and on the contrary makes them unhappy. I want to use the Pirelli platform to send another message and the message is that beauty is much more than what we are used to seeing in commercials." Peter Lindberg



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

SHORT FILM- "FELT" BY TRANG DOAN

This is a great message about dancing to make yourself feel good. It’s about how music and dancing can be almost feel like a depression therapy. Using dance as an outlet for creativity and a method of meditation.
Director Trang Doan want us express our depression through dancing. Trang wants us to release our stresses through dancing. Dancing brings us back to a more primitive, and consequently, more liberated state of mind. It causes our thoughts to simplify, to focus on our bodies and our movements instead of the more complicated stressors of life.

FELT from TRANG DOAN on Vimeo.

Monday, November 21, 2016

ART INSPIRATION - ARTIST JING HUANG

When a new life meets an old one and savoring all the nuances, distances and experiences between the two are the things that inspired artist Jing Huang.

Jing Huang is a ceramic artist and sculptor currently based in Toronto, Ontario. She was born and raised in China. Jing's works has been exhibited in Canada, China and the United States since 2010. She is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.

"In my recent sculpture, I have been exploring nature, loss and dislocation. Nature changes a lot. It moves, as I have moved. It always refreshes my mind...My works are the voice and imagination of my life outside my country. They record the feelings and changes in my life. Reassembling observations are my key to making sculpture, my way to Shi Wai Tao Yuan, my Shangri-la."  Jing Huang