Brian Cummings is an experienced director and commercial photographer with more than fifteen years under his belt. He has worked with some of the world’s best photographers and directors on advertising campaigns for several global brands. He stands out with his one-of-a-kind conceptual images and ideas. He specializes in fashion, lifestyle, and editorial work.
A Scary Bunny, A T-Rex Named Reginald, and A Poster for A Movie You Wish They Made – Artwork by Zillabean
Zillabean is a 26-year old artist from the United States whose wacky sense of humor is evident in every one of his work. The poster for the fake movie Harry Potter and the Darkest Knight is one of my favorites. If it was a real movie, I would have watched it based on the poster alone. I’m also partial to his Layton and Reginald series. Reginald is Layton’s adorably well-behaved pet T-Rex who acts exactly like a Golden Retriever. Zillabean’s murderously grinning bunny is also a riot.
Olga Valeska is artist and subject all rolled into one. She uses a self-timer to take portraits of herself. She actually majors in literature but you wouldn’t know that based on her work. Olga started fiddling with a camera just over a year ago. Photography allows her to combine the things she loves, such as painting, sculpting, drawing, and making costumes. According to her, she uses her loneliness to create. Olga does her own make-up, scenery, and costumes. She is a one-woman-studio.
Diego Beyro studied Art Direction at the School of Creative Advertising (Escuela Superior de Creativos Publicitarios). For two years he worked as creative advertiser in Fabrica, a Research and Communication Center of the Benetton Group (Italy). In his series “Orgasms”, Diego painted remarkably detailed faces of people while in the grip of ecstasy, and he painted it on striped, plain, and floral-printed sheets. He currently lives and works in Spain.
Shin-Young An describes herself as an artist in transition. While reading the newspaper one day, articles began affecting her to the extent that she realized she is just a powerless artist. She wanted this to somehow be reflected in her work. Against the backdrop of current events, Shin-Young An has drawn silhouettes of her reactions. She said: “In life, one needs to progress and
let go of the past, in order to achieve something greater.”
Sabine Weiss is fascinated by the individual. As a humanist photographer, she seeks to capture these emotions. She loves to snap pictures of people going about their daily lives. She said: “I take photographs to hold on to the ephemeral, capture chance, keep an image of something that will disappear: gestures, attitudes, objects that are reminders of our brief lives. The camera picks them up and freezes them at the very moment that they disappear”.
Ken Lee is KLSADAKO. Ken is an artist from the UK. He describes himself as a self taught graphite artist who never paid attention to what the teachers told him and went ahead and did things his own way. Most of his subjects are of women of Asian descent. He depicts them in various poses of vulnerability, seduction, and fierceness.
Edmar Cisneros is the man behind Zerj19. He is a 23-year-old artist from Mexico and one of the artists in Slashthree. Slashthree was founded in 2007. It is a non-profit international art collective representing artists in over 40 countries world wide. They provide a platform for artists to collaborate, extend their networks, give and receive critique, as well as increase exposure of their work on a global scale.
Juliano Lopes is a visual artist currently based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts at the local Federal University in California. His work toes the fine line between contemporary graphics and painting. The human form, while superbly depicted, are all incomplete. His subjects are faceless, sometimes lacking an upper body altogether. A person, after all, is not merely a set of limbs, torso, trunk and head. The humanism in Juliano’s work is highly moving through its Renaissance-like honesty and love for man.
Makoto Saitoused to be a graphic designer, and a very good one at that. Five years ago, he became a full-fledged artist when he held a solo exhibition at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. Saito’s subjects are all dramatically distorted. The distortion depicts the imprecise way that images are stored and recalled from unconscious memory. He said: “I’m going to see things from my own angle, however distorted. I would like to express not just the pretty surface of things, but also the internalized ugly parts as well.”