Best known for his fashion photography, Irving Penn’s repertoire also includes portraits of creative greats, still lifes and ethnographic photographs from around the world. For his long-term project Worlds in a Small Room he used a portable studio lit with natural light only. This setup allowed him to stage the locals in front of his infamous stained canvas while still close to their daily life.
Karl Blossfeldt was an attentive observers of nature, a teacher of contemplation.
Paul Wunderlich was a German painter, sculptor and graphic artist. He’s one of the most important members of the Magic Realism movement.
I was told it’s a pity that DOP is such a men’s club. And it’s true, the feminine is underrepresented.…
Franciszek Starowieyski liked to think of himself as a draftsman from the 17th century. The lushness of form and erotic exuberance is truly Baroque.
Today I picked up one of my favorite books, Island by Aldous Huxley, his radical blueprint for a better world.…
Cacti and succulents are plants with fascinating characteristics. And this series portrays them in the most beautiful way.
Étienne-Louis Boullée is the master of monumental cenotaphs. His most emblematic project is his cenotaph designed for Isaac Newton.
The Whole Earth Catalog, first published in 1968, can be considered the bible of counterculture in the 60s and 70s. It compiles tools that can empower the individual within the global community.
This 3D printing project is so extraordinary because of it’s self-sufficiency. It creates objects out of sun and sand. Of course it’s still in the early stages of development. But imagine what this could do in the future.
Surrealism based on studies of psychology, religion, the Bible, astrology, antiquity, magic, witchcraft, mythology and occultism.
The synchronicity of discovering Esther Teichmann at this moment in my life is striking. I am surrounded by lush nature and the promise of the unknown speaks to me beyond language.
Spencer Tunick photographs individuals en masse, without their clothing, grouped together.
This message is so utterly beautiful in its implications that I just want to believe it! Love & gratitude materializes in beauty.
Rebecca Reeve creates portals from the domestic into the wilderness with a bit of household drapery.
Goldsworthy is at play with the relentless flow of the elements, forming fragile and temporary moments in time.
Finally, the story of the greatest science fiction epic never made has finally been told. Jodorowsky’s Dune is a new documentary about that beautiful, crazy-ambitious, disaster of an adaptation.
Continuum Movement is a dynamic inquiry into what it is to be a human being, providing a method to consciously explore ourself as an unfolding biological and planetary process.
Georgia O’Keeffe is mostly known for her large-scale paintings of natural forms and flowers at close range with which she sought to share the beauty she witnessed.
Escher reveals a world far away from our general perception of reality, a world of mathematics, a world of abstractions, anticipating deep features of modern day cosmology.
Keith Rankin is responsible for the sublime artwork of Orange Milk Records.