often controversial, as one would be considered when using limbs, deformed or dead people as props, JPW is still able to bring you some of the most haunting, disturbingly beautiful images through his art. Witkin draws inspiration from classical arts, and claims that his vision and sensibility were initiated by an episode he witnessed when he was just a small child, a car accident that occurred in front of his house in which a little girl was decapitated.
Do your own search, knowing some of the images can be quite gruesome
The fusion of balkan folk music and rock is increasingly popular. Kroatian Let3 mixes electro-infused rock with sheer madness, resulting in the most abnormal stage shows...yay! Both entertaining and provocative, they serve up a mix of public suicide, stripping, phallic grandmothers and more stripping.
They perform at Blå in Oslo tomorrow night at 9pm!
paris based photographer denis darzacq recently completed a new series of photographs entitled ‘hyper’. the series explores ‘the place of the individual in society’, a common theme in his work. none of the works have been digitally manipulated. instead, darzacq recruited young dancers and sportsmen to pose for the series using empty supermarkets as a backdrop.
using wallpaper designed by florence broadhurst, hack paints models to match, making them literally disappear into the wall. her detailed work matches the walls patterns to a tee, creating an effect that even the best photoshop jockey would be hard pressed to replicate.
Doshi Levien is a London based design office led by Jonathan Levien and Nipa Doshi.
My beautiful backside is a seating collection launched by Moroso during Salone '08. This range draws upon a miniature painting of a Maharani sitting on the floor of her palace, surrounded and supported by multiples of pebble shaped cushions.
it seems arm pits are the latest body part to be used in advertising - known as pitvertising. deodrant manufacturer Right Guard developed digital tv screens that were built into the armpits of shirts to advertise their products. A hired team of 'Pitvertisers' was sent out into the streets of London to test the new medium. and no, it's not a joke...
new york based gregory crewson is one of the most well-known and influential photographers working in the US today. his dramatic and moody imagery recalls surrealistic scene of americana. love his work!
Love this dark cabaret duo! They blend the aesthetics of the decadent, risqué German Weimar-era cabarets and 1920s burlesque and vaudeville shows with the morbid, gloomy stylings of post-1970s-goth culture, gothic rock, punk, deathrock, and darkwave music - often influenced by Marlene Dietrich's singing or the singing in a Kurt Weill operetta.
so, there's this guy in China named Wim Delvoye. he tattoos pigs.... I love his reasoning when he says that we, as humans, are so close to the pigs that we even can use their organs...and that somehow makes it ok... funny, but WTF??
Moleskines are by far the best notebook on the market; simple & elegant, handy, beautiful paper...it's got it all. Now you can get your very own design on the books, thanks to the good people at engrave your book.