Monthly Archives: February 2010

The Art of Photography

The Sandpit is a beautiful short film by Sam O’Hare that shows New York City in miniature using a shallow depth-of-field. In an interview on Aero Film, O’Hare says,

It is shot on a Nikon D3 (and one shot on a D80), as a series of stills. I used my Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 and Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 lenses for all of these shots. Most were shot at 4fps in DX crop mode, which is the fastest the D3 could continuously write out to the memory card. The boats had slower frame rates, and the night shots used exposures up to two seconds each. […] I shot over 35,000 [stills].

I did some initial tests a while back using a rented 24mm tilt-shift lens, which is the standard way to do this. However, after my tests, I found it made much more sense to do this effect in post, rather than in camera […] The entire shoot was completed in 5 days and two evenings, during the hottest week of August 2009.

Source [petapixel.com]

Check out the old school paparazzi and those giant cameras:

Source

Karina and Tiffany Evans

Photoshop by: Silas Vassar III

Karina and Tiffany Evans are both talentent young singers with exceptionally strong voices. I already knew about Tiffany Eavans from her 2007 single “Promise Ring” which had alot of success reaching No.66 of the U.S. R&B charts and is still playing in alot of Ipods today, but I personally didn’t know the talent of Kirina until recently. Her songs titled “Can You handle It” and “Slow Motion” are my favorite tracks from the singer / pianist debut album “First Love”. Karina’s 2008 single “16 @ War” shows is a very strong  diplay of the singers vocal range.

I really enjoy the two singers like many others do also. I find there music to have an individuallity and feeling to it that I just can’t explain, but every music junkie knows what I’m talking about “that sound” , when you know somthing sounds good and is very plaesing to the ear. SO I encourage everyone to continue to listen to these artist alredy released material and be ready for more from these two in the future, because in my opinion their not going anyahere any time soon.

What really draws me to the two singers the most is their similar voices and also their similar facial features as well, more so in the eyes.

Karina’s Twitter & Tiffany’s Twitter


Best National Anthem I’ve EVER heard

National Anthem by Jesse Campbell 1997

ilikeNewBalance too….

“CM1500”

I recently got the finished product of  BEAMS and New Balance’s collaboration the CM1500, its a very nice clean simple and durable shoe to me, thats why I like it. I also recently purchased the New Balance 933 which is has a similar design to the CM1500 and has more features from the New Balance 500 series, but yea I have to get my hands on these, they are available at BEAMS online shop but it’s overseas. I need to find some here in the U.S.

“New Balance 993”

Billionaire Boys Club 2010 Spring/Summer Collection New Releases

According to Hypebeast:

“The brainchild of Pharrell Williams and NIGO, one thing that has come to represent Billionaire Boys Club as a brand is their diversity. From sneakers and streetwear to more refined offerings, BBC has seen itself embody a more eclectic range over the seasons. A collection of items seen here play to the older crowd with neck and bowties, a hankerchief and shirts. The items will release at THE ICE CREAM STORE Tokyo on February 26th, 2010.”

Monica – “Everything To Me”

Excellent song, one just doesn’t find quality music like this now a day’s, even Monica had to go back and sample Deniece Williams

for this hit, which was the right move. Music from the 70’s has such deep feeling to it. (real soul music)

Photography

Photos by Robert Capa

Gerda Taro by Robert Capa

Having landed in France with American forces on D-Day in June 1944, Robert Capa photographed captured German soldiers in Calvados, St. Laurent-sur-Mer.

Paris 1950 for Vouge

Now on to Photos by Richard Avedon

Carmen – Coat by Pierre Cardin 1957

Sunny Harnett – evening dress by Madame Gres, Casino, Le Touquet, August 1954

Suzy Parker and Robin Tattersall – coat by Guy Laroche, Palais-Royal, Paris, August 1957

Richard Avedon shooting Bob Dylan.