Samuel Silva is a self-taught artist whose ballpoint portraits are slowly gaining popularity. His began drawing at the age of two and hasn’t stopped since. Samuel is also proficient in pastels, pencil, chalk, color pencils,oils, and acrylics. It takes quite a while for him to finish a piece and his drawings are few and far in between. According to him, ballpoint pens are a powerful, if underestimated medium. He said: “It’s not about what you use, it’s about how you use it.”
Andrew Gorkovenko’s packaging design for Triptea is simply tea-rrific. TripTea is a one of the rare brands which takes a closer look at its own product. They wanted their packaging to embody the product itself in a new and creative way. Andrew, a Moscow-based advertising designer, decided to illustrate easily recognizable scenery from the country of the tea’s origin.
Color is something we take for granted in our everyday lives. It’s not until it’s gone that we could appreciate its presence. Artist Tauba Auerbach created this dazzling 8” x 8” x 8” hardbound book with the help of Daniel E. Kelm and Leah Hughes. The “RGB Colorspace Atlas” illustratesthe RGB gradient in the page-by-page format using digital offset printing paper. It can be used as a reference volume by artists and, as an added bonus, may also be used as an effective doorstop. Click here for more »
Brian Valentine is a UK macro photographer who goes by the name LordV. A fan of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, he first used Lord Vetinari as a handle, it was only later that he shortened it to LordV. He is an avid fish-keeper and gardener. It is here in his organically maintained garden where he takes most of his shots. LordV also likes to put-together his rigs by himself, mostly modified flash brackets and flash diffusers.
Harding Meyer is a Brazilian painter and photographer whose large-scale portraits have recently been making ripples in the art world. He uses geometric brush stroke and vibrant colors to bring his subjects to life. The viewer is stunned not just by the mammoth proportion of the painting but also by the intense attention to detail that Harding gives his portraits.
Not much is known about the elusive photographer Diens Silver. We know he’s from Indonesia but that’s about it. The photographs he takes, however, peak volumes about his talent. He has an ongoing fascination with macrophotography. His has a rather impressive collection of water droplets trapped on lichen tips. According to him: “I really love art … so i spend all of my time to create some part of it …. ”
Serbian photographer Dragan Todorović is surrounded in mystery. There is very little known about him. His photos, on the other hand are easily recognizable. The pictures he takes of everyday life are as filled with meaning as they are moving. Dragan gives us a close second look at the at the things we see but barely perceive.
Steve Payne has been a photographer for over 25 years. He was one of the first ones to start tinkering with digital photography. One of his most recent work flawlessly incorporates celebrity heads over old-timey portraits of gentlemen officers. The effect is startlingly apt. The celebrities look like they do belong to that bygone era. Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert DeNiro, Steve Jobs, Clint Eastwood, Sir Ian McKellen, and Robert Downey Jr. are just some of the celebrities whose heads he had transplanted.
Annie Ralli started her career at BBS as a scenic artist. She painted backdrops in styles ranging from photorealistic to abstract, all this under time pressure too! She is now based in Bristol, UK where her ability to switch back and forth between styles to suit her client has served her well. She now freelances for advertising companies, filmmakers, and private clients. One of her more recent work features “hand art”.
Brian Boulton is a Vancouver-based artist who reverses the digital trend by turning digital images into drawings. He has a series of beautifully rendered drawings where the subjects all face away from the viewer. The original photos were taken without the subject’s knowledge, lending the drawing an element of spontaneity. Brian’s graphite renderings are finely detailed, giving it more character and dimension than the original photo.