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MODEL PORTRAIT - LIAM (ELMER OLSEN MODELS) BY EDWIN CABRERA

Here are the photos of male model Liam from ELMER OLSEN MODELS that I shot. MALE MODEL PORTRAIT MODEL: Liam  (ELMER OLSEN MODEL...

Friday, December 30, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! I'm sending all the good luck symbols so everyone would have a lucky year.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

SHORT FILM - "THE AGE OF FEMALE DOMINANCE, BROUGHT TO YOU BY ROBOTS"

In this short film presented by The Atlantic, futurist and professor at Standford University Jerry Kaplan and Saadia Zahidi speculates that the rise of automation, artificial intelligence and robotics will affect men more than women. There's a prediction that in the next 20 years nearly half of American jobs will be replace by robots.  The automation will include losses of jobs, and change what we value when it comes to skill sets.

Physical labours that are usually male dominated will be very likely replace.  On the other hand, care-related work or person and jobs that needs a lot of interpersonal skills that tends to be dominated by female are not going to be affected and will be more likely increase in worth.  Robots can only function analytically but can't perform reading human emotions. Jerry Kaplan thinks that automation could place a premium on the type of work that women tend to be good at, like person-to-person interaction, reading human emotion, collaboration, and creativity.

In this animation from The Atlantic, he and Saadia Zahidi of the World Economic Forum explore what the future could hold for the balance of power between genders and the distribution of labor at home.



Tuesday, December 20, 2016

ART- TATE BRITAIN PRESENTS DAVID HOCKNEY - " I LIKE TO LIVE IN THE NOW"

TateShots present a short video of David Hockney for his upcoming exhibition at Tate Britain in February 2017. David Hockney is one of the most popular and influential British artists of the twentieth century reflects on over 60 years of painting, drawing, printmaking and photography.

The exhibition gathers together an extensive selection of David Hockney’s most famous works celebrating his achievements in painting, drawing, print, photography and video across six decades.

As he approaches his 80th birthday, Hockney continues to change his style and ways of working, embracing new technologies as he goes. From his portraits and images of Los Angeles swimming pools, through to his drawings and photography, Yorkshire landscapes and most recent paintings – some of which have never been seen before in public – this exhibition shows how the roots of each new direction lay in the work that came before. A once-in-a-lifetime chance to see these unforgettable works together.
 




MODEL PORTRAIT - BRODY (ELMER OLSEN MODELS) BY EDWIN CABRERA

Here are the photos of I shot with male model Brody (ELMER OLSEN MODELS).

MODEL PORTRAIT
Male Model: Brody (ELMER OLSEN MODELS)
Photographer: Edwin Cabrera (EDWIN CABRERA IMAGES)




Monday, December 19, 2016

CHINA MACHADO - AN ICONIC MODEL WHO BROKE RACIAL BARRIERS IN FASHION DIED

A true iconic model and probably the most beautiful woman in the world, China Machado dies aged 87.
Noelie Dasouza Machado (December 25, 1928 – December 18, 2016), known as China Machado, was a fashion model, an editor and television producer. She was the first non-white person to appear on the cover of a major American fashion magazine, in the February 1959 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
According to reports, suffered cardiac arrest this weekend and died on Long Island reportedly at the age of 87, leaving behind a powerful legacy. A muse to Avedon and Givenchy, Machado spent decades at the nexus of fashion and entertainment, experiencing the business from all sides first as a model, then as an editor, gallerist, designer, and television producer, before cycling back to where it all started and signing a modeling contract with IMG Models in her early 80s.
Machado’s is the daughter of a Chinese mother and Portuguese father, Machado spent her childhood in Shanghai until World War II uprooted her family. Traveling through Argentina and Peru in her youth, Machado romanced the famed bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín until he left her for Hollywood star Ava Gardner. Relocating to Paris after the breakup, she eventually found herself modeling for Hubert de Givenchy and Cristóbal Balenciaga.
As one of the first nonwhite models to gain prominence on the runway of Europe, Machado opened doors for the generations of women of color who followed. Her refined good looks quickly made her an in-demand face, but it wasn’t until she joined forces with photography legend Richard Avedon that her career became iconic. When a magazine refused to publish Avedon’s images of Machado due to her race, he threatened not to renew his contracts and sent shock waves through the fashion world. Machado went on to become the first nonwhite woman to grace the cover of an American magazine, setting the stage for a representation of beauty that was considerably more inclusive than the blonde-haired blue-eyed standard of the 1960s.
Throughout her decades in the industry, she worked with a who’s who of the fashion world, including Hubert de Givenchy, Cristobal Balenciaga, Oleg Cassini, Pierre Cardin, and more. Machado even became the first diverse model on the cover of a major magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, in 1959. Not only did she front the publication, but she also worked for it for 11 years, starting as a senior editor and eventually becoming its fashion director.


“Someone like me is a bit of a vagabond,” she said. “I like to experience every aspect of life. I think it’s crucial to be happy.”- China Machado



SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY - "LILAC" BY KAKKMADDAFAKKA

OK, try to pronounce this band name fast- Kakkmaddafakka. Kakkmaddafakka is a Norwegian indie rock band formed and based in Bergen. The band was formed by brothers Axel and Pål Vindenes, together with school friends Jonas Nielsen and Stian Sævig. All classically trained musicians, the band was formed to play a one-off show at a local youth centre, Ungdomshuset 1880, but after positive response the band continued to play many live shows around Norway.

Great music aside, I think this is one of the moments when you feel cool just knowing this band exist.




SHORT FILM - ED RUSCHA: BUILDINGS AND WORDS BY FELIPE LIMA

Commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles on the occasion of their 2016 gala event in tribute to Ed Ruscha and his 60 years of contribution to the arts. Narrated by Owen Wilson.


ED RUSCHA: BUILDINGS AND WORDS BY FELIPE LIMA


Ed Ruscha: Buildings and Words from Felipe Lima on Vimeo.


Thursday, December 08, 2016

VIOLA DESMOND - FIRST WOMAN AND PERSON OF COLOUR TO BE ON CANADIAN MONEY

The $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond will make its debut in 2018, when she becomes the first Canadian woman to be celebrated on the face of her country’s currency. “Viola Desmond’s own story reminds all of us that big change can start with moment of dignity and bravery,” Finance Minister Bill Morneau said as he unveiled the choice during a news conference in Gatineau, Que., on Thursday.

 “She represents courage, strength and determination–qualities we should all aspire to every day.” Desmond, an icon of the human rights and freedoms movement in Canada, was selected from a short list of five iconic Canadian women by Minister Morneau, in accordance with the Bank of Canada Act. A successful Nova Scotia businesswoman, she is known for defiantly refusing to leave a whites-only area of a movie theatre in 1946. She was subsequently jailed, convicted and fined. Her court case was the first known legal challenge against racial segregation brought forth by a Black woman in Canada.
Viola Irene Desmond (July 6, 1914 – February 7, 1965) was a Black Nova Scotian businesswoman who challenged racial segregation at a film theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, in 1946. She refused to leave a whites-only area of the Roseland Theatre and was unjustly convicted of a minor tax violation used to enforce segregation. Desmond's case is one of the most publicized incidents of racial discrimination in Canadian history and helped start the modern civil rights movement in Canada. Desmond acted nine years before the famed incident by civil-rights activist Rosa Parks, with whom Desmond is often compared. Desmond was granted a posthumous pardon, the first to be granted in Canada. The government of Nova Scotia also apologized for prosecuting her for tax evasion and acknowledged she was rightfully resisting racial discrimination.







GIRAFFES FACING EXTINCTION

Giraffes facing extinction after devastating decline.   Latest update to the red list of threatened species shows that the world’s tallest animal is at risk of extinction after suffering a devastating decline in numbers, with nearly 40% of giraffes lost in the last 30 years, according to the latest “red list” analysis.compiled by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

According to Dr Julian Fennessy, who co-chairs the IUCN giraffe specialist group, the creatures are undergoing a "silent extinction". "If you go on a safari, giraffes are everywhere," he told BBC News. "While there have been great concern about elephants and rhinos, giraffes have gone under the radar but, unfortunately, their numbers have been plummeting, and this is something that we were a little shocked about, that they have declined by so much in so little time."

Giraffes have seen a 38% decline in their numbers since 1985, falling from about 157,000 to 97,500 today A dramatic drop in giraffe populations over the past 30 years has seen the world's tallest land mammal classified as vulnerable to extinction. Numbers have gone from around 155,000 in 1985 to 97,000 in 2015 according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The iconic animal has declined because of habitat loss, poaching and civil unrest in many parts of Africa. Some populations are growing, mainly in southern parts of the continent. Until now, the conservation status of giraffes was considered of "least concern" by the IUCN.



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