Storm Thorgerson sadly has passed away today, he was a graphic designer from England. He was mainly known for his album cover designs, he has done work for bands like Pink Floyd, Biffy Clyro, Mars Volta, Led Zeppelin, Yourcodenameis:milo, Muse and many more. I found his work very strange yet amazing. To me it has hints of surrealism in his art. Once you start noticing one of his album designs you will definitely recognise all other work in passing. He’s definitely influential and a one of a kind graphic designer.
Danny Clinch is one of the big name photographers in the popular music scene. He has photographed the likes of Johnny Cash, Bjork, Tupac Shakur, Tom Waits and many more. Last year he had taken these double exposures on Polaroid which look pretty amazing. He explains the process perfectly himself:
"I love Polaroid. Instant satisfaction. The B/W feels classic the minute you peel it. It’s imperfect and filled with happy accidents. In the beginning, I shot double exposures purely on accident, now I do them on purpose. Accidental solarizing? love it. Lets do it on purpose next time. When I shoot Polaroids it always brings me back to the great feelings I had when I first started taking photographs."
A million times” is an installation made by Stockholm based studio Humans Since 1982. The installation is stemmed from a series that the studio had previously made before, for example “Clock Clock" is a piece that uses analog to create a digital readout. "A million times" contains 288 clocks and can be controlled via Ipad. The installation will be unveiled next month at ‘Design Days Dubai' Check out the video below to see it in action.
I re-watched Darjeeling Limited recently (My favourite Wes Anderson film) and I remembered seeing some fan made posters. I thought I would do a post showing my favouirte ones I have come across (I personally would love the Fantastic Mr. Fox poster on my wall!)
In 1956 Braun designer Dieter Rams along with Hans Gugelot designed the SK4 which has revolutionised the way we looked at record players. It was nicknamed ‘Snow White’s Coffin’ due to the transparent cover which revealed it’s purpose instead of being hidden in a traditional wooden cabinet.
Christoffer Relander had done these multiple exposure portraits on the Nikon D700 and the images are done in camera. After processing, the contrast and tones were adjusted on that camera which I had no idea it could be done.
People who know me personally know that i’m not really into ‘black and white’ photography and that I like to play around with colour in photos. Balthazar Korab ‘architecture photography’ has made me think otherwise. What I find special in his work is that not only is it architectural it’s also minimalism in photography.