Samuel Bradley – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of images by British photographer Samuel Bradley (previously featured here). Juxtaposing lively and joyful compositions with more pensive studies of form, Bradley’s photographs offer a glimpse of the world though his eyes. After studying fine art and documentary photography at UCA Farnham, his early projects focused on fringe societies in parts of rural England. He is now a regular collaborator with some of the most notable fashion houses in the industry—though he has photographed their collections, he is often enlisted for his images of wildflowers, idiosyncratic urban details,…

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Justin Duffus – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Artist Justin Duffus has been using found photos as reference for his paintings after stumbling upon a box of abandoned family photos next to a dumpster in a Philadelphia alley, in 2005. Of the work Duffus says, “I’m interested in the ways people pose themselves for memories and the tension between what a person might have been trying to convey then and what is conveyed now, by what can be captured in a photograph and what the photograph shows is not there. In my painting, I use paint to express…

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Tightly Woven Baskets Intertwine Invasive Plants and Weeds into Adorable Miniatures

 Craft #baskets #miniature #plants #weaving July 12, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Suzie Grieve, shared with permission From a single dandelion or bindweed, Suzie Grieve weaves minuscule baskets, pouches, and other wearables that are smaller than the tip of her finger. The braided vessels are the result of a lengthy, holistic process that extends from foraging the wild fibers to twisting the processed cords into durable little containers. Whether striped, checkered, or coiled in rows, each basket is a testament to Grieve’s patience and ability to adapt a…

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Monumental Cut Paper Portraits Celebrate the Fundamental Importance of Community and Friendship

 Art #identity #paper #portraits July 12, 2021 Grace Ebert “The limits of my language are the limits of my world” (2021), hand-cut paper, ink, pencil, paint, 77 x 48 1/4 inches. All images courtesy of Antonius Bui and Monique Meloche Gallery, shared with permission Vietnamese-American artist Antonius Bui highlights the flexible, evolving nature of identity and the value of community through a series of unapologetically affectionate portraits. Elaborate hand-cut botanicals and geometric motifs envelop and give shape to Bui’s subjects, who include chosen and biological family members, friends, and…

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