Friday, July 27, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Trevor Paglen was written about in Wired recently about his photographing of CIA bases with a customised camera and lens, to quote:
“Paglen modded the lens mount on his standard-issue Canon digital SLR to accept high-powered telescope lenses ranging in focal length from 1,300 mm to 7,000 mm (a typical telephoto is about 300 mm). To capture the heavens, such lenses peer through at least 5 miles of relatively dense atmosphere. Aimed at terrestrial subjects, they magnify and distort the up to 65 miles of air, dust, and smog that hovers between camera and subject.”
Friday, July 13, 2007
UNKLE are back with a new album, War Stories, their tird album proper. But before you hear that I think you should hear the prelude to War Stories, Nights Temper EP, which I have been listening to non-stop since I got it. Download it here and enjoy it.
The art work is by 3D (aka Robert Del Naja) of Massive Attack.
Monday, July 9, 2007
Patrick Pantano is todays artist of choice as we continue in artists related to The White Stripes.
He photographed both the album cover art for 2003’s Elephant and 2001’s White Blood Cells. There is also a very short Wikipedia entry about him here.
Sunday, July 8, 2007
What’s really great about the site is that it features early, more candid photographs of The White Stripes as well as actual promotional ones too.
Also it is another example of a well designed Flash based website.
Thursday, July 5, 2007
In 2005 she directed the video for Blue Orchid which apart from being a great video, should also be noted as how Jack White met his now-wife Karen Elson who featured in the video.
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
We start with Autumn de Wilde who photographed the album art for Icky Thump and not only has she photographed some amazing album covers (Beck’s Seachange for one), but she also photographs fashion and portraits. Yea!
Autumn is also on Wikipedia and has a Myspace.
I was really excited when I saw this photo by Autumn of Wolfmother. Not because they’re a great band (great live too), but because of the LP in their hands. I have been searching for this LP for years, seriously YEARS! But I thought none existed. So seeing that made my day. The LP is the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the musical ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying‘ which is one of my all time favourite films. Just read some of the quotes off IMDb.