“In My Opinion…” a little Valentine’s screen print, for the lovers. Pirate Vereker
“Another intriguing part of our trip to Detroit came via a presentation from artist/incurable romantic Jonathan Brand. To pay for an engagement ring, he was forced to sell a 1969 Ford Mustang he had spent years restoring, but even marital bliss couldn’t wrench his thoughts away from the car he had loved and lost. So he set about recreating it in painstaking detail, using paper and a colour printer, working from the memories of his beloved vehicle. The results are staggering in terms of technical prowess, accuracy and the emotional pull of the final piece – the paper acting as a metaphor for the fragility of love for cars and/or people.” – via it’s nice that Read the rest of this entry »
“they’re cameras from the 50’s & 60’s that i’ve permanently converted to night lights.
i’ve removed the shutter, film transport, and as much extras plastic as possible to make it light enough to stick in a standard outlet.”
See Jason’s other cameras here
“Having made illegal street art for years without being caught I’d started to forget that it was a crime. So when I was arrested earlier this year I began to think more seriously about its criminality. This interest grew into a ‘side project’ which quickly blew out into the largest street art campaign I’ve undertaken.
I started by searching through the police documents at the South Australian State Records. The photography of the early 1920s stood out immediately for its technical qualities so I narrowed my search to the record GRG5/58/unit103.
I began selecting criminal’s mug shots based mostly on the immediate impact of the image. Whether through their defiant pride, amused irreverence or shamed humiliation some faces drew me in and those where the ones I chose. I was also attracted by the more innocuous offences, especially those that have since been decriminalised. Judging by their expression, the dubious offence of ‘idle and disorderly’ seemed as laughable then as it does now. Likewise, the supposed ‘offence’ of ‘attempted suicide’ or ‘sodomy’ seemed to confuse the convicted as much as their criminal classification offends us today.
By evoking the power of nostalgia and the notion of historic value I knew I could use these images to confront the idea of the criminal as an outsider, especially in the context of street art as a criminal act.
I began pasting up the posters at night before I realised it would be much safer during the day dressed as a legitimate worker. This approach also seemed more fitting to the theme of questioning the criminality of street art. So when I donned the high vis vest and went about my business I didn’t feel like a criminal, I felt as thought I was performing a public good.
“Lee Jeffries career began as a sports photographer, capturing the beautiful game of football in Manchester. Then a chance meeting with a homeless woman living in the streets of London changed his life forever. He has since dedicated himself to capturing gripping portraits of the disenfranchised.
Shooting exclusively in black and white, Lee Jeffries’ 135+ pictures can be viewed in his Flickr Photostream. The majority are closeup portraits with incredible detail. Each photograph exudes so much raw character and depth, you find yourself studying each shot with great intensity. Below is a sample of his large collection, the Sifter strongly recommends you check out his entire set on Flickr.” – thumbpress Read the rest of this entry »
“Hand carved and crafted from off cuts, this red walnut base lamp features a large Edison light bulb, a silver toggle switch and a cotton power cord. As simple as it gets.” Dimensions: 3″ x 6″ x 2″ Get it here