Tagged: story telling

XST

XST from Morgan Maassen on Vimeo.

A nice look into the life of Shawn Theodore and what inspires his street photography.

This is a portrait of Shawn Theodore, a street photographer in Philadelphia.

Backstory:
Early last year I stumbled upon an Instagram account named XST. A collection of powerful, vibrant photos of Philadelphia’s population sprinkled his account, immediately captivating me.

As I quietly admired his work, the mystery of both the man posting them and his methods of creation toyed with my imagination. By late fall, my curiosity piqued, and so I stepped outside my comfort circle and reached out to him.

I flew across the country and was received by one of the kindest, warmest humans I’ve ever met. Shawn Theodore, a creative director by day and moonlighting street photographer, showed me around the city and let me ride co-pilot as he went about his fantastic passion of photographing the wild colors and people of one of America’s oldest working-class cities.

Shawn Theodore
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www.shawntheodo.re

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Made in Italy

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We’re Looking forward to seeing this collection over the weekend.

Paper company Fedrigoni has collaborated with UK design studio SEA and the Aiaparchive in Milan to produce a London exhibition and series of books on post-war Italian graphic design…

Made in Italy consists of an exhibition, a case-bound limited edition book and also four individual books – each dedicated to the work of a particular Italian graphic designers, the first two being Franco Grignani (1908-1999) and Giancarlo Iliprandi (1925-).

Other Italian designers whose work will feature in the show next month at the Protein gallery, Studio 2, in London’s Shoreditch – and in the single edition book – include Mario Dagrada, Mimmo Catellano and Heinz Waibl.

The project has been made possible thanks to the extensive body of work housed at Aiap, the Associazione Italiana Design Della Comunicazione Visiva. A few images from SEA’s tour of the organisation’s Graphic Design Documentation Centre, which is dedicated to collecting and preserving the country’s graphic design history, are shown in the post.

The aim of Made in Italy is to bring the work of some of Italy’s most celebrated graphic design practitioners to more prominence in the UK. While the more familiar names of Griganani and Iliprandi are now rightly held up as leaders in their field, many other lesser known figures have perhaps not had the international exposure they deserve.

SEA say that they have also produced a set of posters for the project, including a reproduction of Iliprandi’s skull and crossbones design he produced for Arflex in 1970 (see book spread below).

Made in Italy will be launched at Studio 2, 31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY on June 11. General admission is Friday 12 and Saturday 13, 10am-5pm (free). See mii.london for more details.  – Creative Review 

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Wimbledon Perfectionists

A great combination of animation and story telling we have added photos below if you’re wondering what his car looks like…Beautiful.

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The short chronicles Zoltanski’s heritage as the trophy engraver at the Championships, a position he has held since 1979. Each year he travels from his home in Poland to perform his crucial role, travelling in his 55 year-old MG. For those curious, after watching the film, to know what he and his car look like in real life, these photos reveal.  –  CR-Blog

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Horse Bicycles

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Hand built steeds! We came across this whilst doing some research for a project. It’s one of those places that you wish were down the road; so you could wander down and watch the creation.

GET TO WORK from Horse Cycles on Vimeo.

Horse Cycles is a small one-man custom bike shop tucked away in the streets of Brooklyn, NY. Each frame is made with love and care, innovation and inspiration and is 100% unique. The bicycles are made to fulfill each individuals needs by considering who you are, and where you ride. Horse’s goal is to make precision bicycles one at a time using the best possible materials while working in concert with the customer to improve their riding experience. Horse offers a small alternative to a massive production based industry by paying attention to the individual to create something that is made locally, by hand, and with no limitations.

†Thomas Callahan   \   www.horsecycles.com

 

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A Tribute to Discomfort

A Tribute to Discomfort: Cory Richards from Blue Chalk on Vimeo.

An amazing collection of photographs and stories. Cory puts himself in the most extreme conditions which he is then able to translate through his photography.

Blue Chalk worked with National Geographic Photographer and North Face athlete Cory Richards to create a promotional piece to demonstrate the scope of his work and the passion and athleticism that accompanies him in the field.

A Tribute to Discomfort brings the viewer through Cory’s stunning work, his unique sense of humor, and his quest to create photographs that relate a common humanity.

Created by Blue Chalk Media http://bluechalk.com

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Shorebreak Photography

CREATORS: Clark Little on Staring Down Shorebreak for The Perfect Shot from The Inertia on Vimeo.

A tough subject, and Clark takes a beating in most of his shoots. But its worth it, getting those shots that not many people get chance to see as they are more focussed on the big reef waves. He has managed to produce such a captivating portfolio of work.

You can see Clark Little’s portfolio here.

Getting tossed around by shorebreak and slammed into the sand day after day is a rough go; Clark Little wouldn’t have it any other way. In fact, for the North Shore local, it’s all in a good day’s work. But the Waimea addict didn’t grow up snapping shots with his father’s camera like so many photographers do.

He instead set out to capture his longtime stomping grounds when his wife came home with a framed photograph of Waimea shorebreak, an image he figured he would be able to easily replicate. Having never owned a camera, he threw a cheap “waterproof” casing over a cheaper point-and-shoot and headed out to the beach. Since that first attempt, Clark has not only emulated his wife’s purchased wall art, but — with a gallery in Haleiwa and international recognition — has become a heavily respected fixture of wave photography.

Check out The Inertia, Surfing’s Definitive Community: www.theinertia.com

Special thanks to Tom Servais and Clark Little archives for the gorgeous imagery, and check out Clark’s new, 160-page coffee table book, Shorebreak, to see more of his work: www.clarklittlephotography.com   –  Clark L

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