22.07.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Paul McCartney “Early Days”

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Vincent Haycock directs this beauty of a music video for Paul McCartney’s song “Early Days”. A couple kids in Mississippi in the 50s form a band as McCartney sings about the early days, starting a band with John Lennon. One of my absolute favourites of the year so far. Watch the video below.

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22.07.14 by Jeff

Drawing On The Past: Interview with Laura Austin

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My friends at Herschel Supply and I launched an art project last month called “Drawing On The Past”. We want you to draw a person, place, or thing, that’s had a positive impact on your life. It’s open to anyone to join, so do it! As a little extra incentive we’ll be giving away Herschel products to some random lucky people just for submitting to the project! Get the full instructions HERE.

This drawing above is a submission to our project by photographer Laura Austin. Remember, I’m more interested in the story than your drawing abilities.

She wrote: “Travel has helped mold me into who I am today and will continue to shape who I am in the future. From strengthening my father-daughter bond when I was a little girl, to incluencing my career decisions now, and continuing to make me a more open-minded human being… the idea of travel and the experiences I have taken away from those adventures have had a huge impact on my life.”

 

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Interview with Laura Austin

Jeff Hamada: Where was the last place you travelled to, where are you now, and where are you headed next?

Laura Austin: The last place I travelled to by car, Palm Springs for the 4th of July, a typical getaway for us Los Angeles folk. By plane, the little island of Nantucket off the coast of Massachusetts to visit family a few weeks ago. I am currently back at my place in Los Angeles for the moment. Next I will be going on a mini road trip through some California mountains for a photo shoot I am doing. I don’t have any big trips planned at the moment.

JH: Do you find it hard to be home? I feel like you’d be always antsy to leave.

LA: After growing up in small mountain towns my whole life and now currently living in Los Angeles, I do crave for open spaces and outside-city adventure often. I wouldn’t say I’m too antsy to leave because I have crafted my life into having the satisfaction of knowing I can leave when I want. I’m traveling on a pretty regular basis, however I value my time at home to reconnect, re-energize, and reorganize.

JH: What is it about photography that you love so much?

LA: There is so much about photography that I find gratification in. My career background was in graphic design, then journalism, and now photography has become a perfect marriage of my appreciation of aesthetics I took away from design, and the story telling I loved about journalism. But most of all photography has become a vehicle to travel to and really appreciate so many places, as well as meet so many amazing new people.

JH: Describe the best photo you ever took.

LA: I can’t say I have a favorite image yet, and hopefully never will; that way I will always remain hungry.

 

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JH: When was the last time you saw a great photo op but put your camera down and experienced the moment without looking through the viewfinder?

LA: Over time I have learned to do this more often. When I started out I always had a camera glued to my face, which was probably necessary at the time. The last time I avoided going for the camera was cruising around Nantucket in a boat during sunset while everything turned orange and rays of light were bursting through the low-lying clouds. I opted to avoid the camera and just lay back and watch. Some moments are better enjoyed that way.

JH: Who is inspiring you these days?

LA: My parents for creating lives for themselves out of their passions. Amanda Jasnowski for color. Jeremy & Claire Weiss for work ethic and doing it as a married couple. My boyfriend Jared Eberhardt for confidence. All the young, talented, and hungry for lighting a fire under my ass. This list could go on forever.

JH: You’re young and you’ve been able to take things you love to do and turn them into a job; do you feel like you’re already living your dream? What’s missing?

LA: Yes and no. I am living the dream I had for myself years ago, but my aspirations are continuously changing. That’s what keeps me going, the satisfaction of reaching your goals, but always wanting to do more. At the moment I’m working on finding a large space in downtown LA to use as a live/work space which will hopefully inspire more creativity, that’s what’s missing short-term at the moment.

JH: If you had to give up either traveling, snowboarding, or photography which would it be?

LA: My answer to this will probably bum some of my peers out. I’ve had some of the most amazing times of my life snowboarding, but it is the one I would give up since I’ve already dedicated a large chuck of my life to it. I know there is so much more I have to experience through travel and photography and I wouldn’t want to cut myself short there.

JH: What’s the best piece of advice someone else has given you?

LA: Happiness matters most.

JH: I’ve been finishing interviews by asking what’s something you want do by the end of the year, and what’s something you want do by the end of your life?

LA: End of year – create and live in my own creative space. End of life – have no regrets.

 

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If you would like to participate in the “Drawing On The Past” project it’s open to anyone and we’d love to have you. Deadline for submissions is August 4th. Full project instructions HERE.

22.07.14 by Jeff

Terri Weifenbach

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Photos by photographer Terri Weifenbach. More below.

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21.07.14 by Jeff

Ultimate List of all the Best Art + Photo Tumblrs to Follow

 

Ultimate List of all the Best Art + Photo Tumblrs to Follow

 

*Update July 21st – I am gonna update this entire list, get rid of Tumblrs that are no longer updated, and add a whole bunch more.

I am starting to compile an extensive curated list of all the art and photography Tumblrs worth following. I would love your help to make this the ultimate list! Please leave a comment below with your suggestions and I will update this list with the quality suggestions.

This list will focus as much as possible on Tumblrs that survey works by different people and credit the creators of the images. Please do not submit Tumblrs that only focus on one person’s work (ie. your own personal portfolio) and I’d like to include as many sites as possible that credit the original creators.

Please share this with friends, the more input we have the better this resource will be! Stoked for this! Let’s go!

 

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2headedsnake.tumblr.com

7while23.tumblr.com

1000scientists.com

acrisisofvalue.tumblr.com

alesthetique.tumblr.com

andrewharlow.co

anoceaninthecity.tumblr.com

arpeggia.tumblr.com

art-documents.tumblr.com

art-history.tumblr.com

artesostenible.tumblr.com

artistportfoliosites.tumblr.com

artpropelled.tumblr.com

artruby.com

asecretphoto.tumblr.com

assignment10.tumblr.com

atavus.tumblr.com

badbananas.tumblr.com

beyond9thave.tumblr.com

bigredandshiny.tumblr.com

blackcontemporaryart.tumblr.com

blog.conveyormagazine.org

blog.jpeoplemagazine.com

blog.sevenknotwind.com

blog.thisishell.co

blue-voids.tumblr.com

boburu.tumblr.com

bookspreads.tumblr.com

booooooom.tumblr.com

boxforstanding.tumblr.com

bradypus.tumblr.com

bremser.tumblr.com

bryanschutmaat.tumblr.com

calypt.tumblr.com

cartwheelgalaxy.tumblr.com

cascade-collective.tumblr.com

cavetocanvas.com

chdd.tumblr.com

cities.tumblr.com

claudiosinatti.tumblr.com

contemporary-art-blog.com

contemporaryartdaily.tumblr.com

cosascool.tumblr.com

covetarts.tumblr.com

crematorie.tumblr.com

dailyartjournal.tumblr.com

darksilenceinsuburbia.tumblr.com

dayraven.tumblr.com

dear-ada.tumblr.com

deutschelufthansa.tumblr.com

devidsketchbook.com

different-folks.tumblr.com

disturber-magazine.tumblr.com

dontpostme.com

doubleflawless.tumblr.com

drawingdiary.tumblr.com

ecrcover.tumblr.com

efedra.tumblr.com

eightiesart.tumblr.com

eiginleiki.net

exhibition-ism.com

faithistorment.tumblr.com

farewell-kingdom.tumblr.com

featureshoot.tumblr.com

fecalface.tumblr.com

five-questions.tumblr.com

floatingcosmos.tumblr.com

florandies.tumblr.com

flyoverart.tumblr.com

folknouveau.tumblr.com

fotografi.tumblr.com

foundinspirationmovingforward.tumblr.com

free-parking.tumblr.com

frntrs.tumblr.com

fullserving.tumblr.com

galasai.com

gallowhill.tumblr.com

gangbangbong.tumblr.com

geschmacksneutral.tumblr.com

gh0stgums.com

gills.tumblr.com

goodworkthanks.tumblr.com

gradientchild.tumblr.com

grossgaians.tumblr.com

haw-lin.com

heathwest.tumblr.com

heliocentrism.tumblr.com

hifas.tumblr.com

hifructosemag.tumblr.com

highonyourmemories.tumblr.com

holyurl.tumblr.com

human-empathy.tumblr.com

hydeordie.com

hyperallergic.tumblr.com

iamjapanese.tumblr.com

iceblack.tumblr.com

if-you-leave.tumblr.com

iheartmyart.com

indefenseofart.com

inspiredbyme.tumblr.com

inthenewfrontier.tumblr.com

ipocrisia.tumblr.com

jennilee.tumblr.com

jennyannmorgan.tumblr.com

jesuisperdu.tumblr.com

jillsies.tumblr.com

julianminima.tumblr.com

juxtapozmag.tumblr.com

killthecollector.tumblr.com

kinetics.tumblr.com

knowinng.tumblr.com

krypten.tumblr.com

kvntrn.tumblr.com

la-beaute–de-pandore.tumblr.com

lacma.tumblr.com

laravissante.tumblr.com

lepoeteborgne.tumblr.com

leslieseuffert.tumblr.com

letselopetoday.tumblr.com

like-ivy.tumblr.com

likeafieldmouse.com

limboyouth.com

links.thisiscolossal.com

lucfuller.tumblr.com

luckyacid.com

m75.tumblr.com

magicframe.boltmars.com

malaising.tumblr.com

mangopopsicle.org

mdme-x.tumblr.com

mmday.tumblr.com

moralnihilism.com

mosslessmagazine.com

mounts.tumblr.com

mpdrolet.tumblr.com

murmansea.tumblr.com

museumoflatinamericanart.tumblr.com

museumuesum.tumblr.com

myampgoesto11.tumblr.com

mydarkenedeyes.tumblr.com

mydeadpony.tumblr.com

nattonelli.tumblr.com

nearlya.tumblr.com

netanoesporno.tumblr.com

neural-network.tumblr.com

newodor.tumblr.com

nopefun.com

nothingwritten.com

nyctaeus.tumblr.com

objectstatus.tumblr.com

oftheafternoon.com

oldhorse.tumblr.com

oneforeverywish.tumblr.com

onepainting.tumblr.com

oxane.tumblr.com

paper-journal.tumblr.com

partyswetzs.tumblr.com

photographersdirectory.tumblr.com

photographsonthebrain.com

planetaryfolklore.tumblr.com

pleasexcusethemess.tumblr.com

plotsummary.tumblr.com

postpatternism.tumblr.com

pulmonaire.tumblr.com

raakha.tumblr.com

razorshapes.tumblr.com

readingforms.com

robotscrytoo.com

rocketscience.tumblr.com

ronulicny.tumblr.com

roomdark.tumblr.com

rustybreak.tumblr.com

ryandonato.com

sculpture-center.tumblr.com

selektormagazine.tumblr.com

self-romance.tumblr.com

semihlakerta.tumblr.com

sensitive.tumblr.com

septagonstudios.tumblr.com

sewerscape.tumblr.com

sfmoma.tumblr.com

shanellpapp.tumblr.com

shootinggallery.tumblr.com

showslow.tumblr.com

smalljoke.tumblr.com

snowce.tumblr.com

somedisordered.tumblr.com

somethingsforyoutolookat.tumblr.com

somewhatreal.tumblr.com

sonicteeth.tumblr.com

spatula.tumblr.com

spraybeast.tumblr.com

stagedandconstructed.tumblr.com

starbucks-fauxhemian.tumblr.com

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supermaxpro.tumblr.com

supersonicelectronic.com

technolowgy.tumblr.com

the-coven.tumblr.com

the-drawing-center.tumblr.com

the-social-collective.tumblr.com

thecreatorsproject.tumblr.com

theformdeform.tumblr.com

thegetty.tumblr.com

theglaze.tumblr.com

theheavycollective.com

theholydeer.tumblr.com

thejogging.tumblr.com

theonlymagicleftisart.com

thephotographicimage.tumblr.com

thepoeticphotographycollection.tumblr.com

thequandary.tumblr.com

thesearenicephotos.tumblr.com

thisisacult.org

thisisnthappiness.com

timelightbox.tumblr.com

toutpetitlaplanete.tumblr.com

tumblr.absolutnetwork.com

turbofolk.tumblr.com

uhohgallery.tumblr.com

unknowneditors.tumblr.com

unseentactics.tumblr.com

untrustyou.tumblr.com

upandcomingart.tumblr.com

victimize.tumblr.com

vinkelret.tumblr.com

visual-poetry.tumblr.com

visualhunt.tumblr.com

voodoovoodoo.tumblr.com

wandering-bears.tumblr.com

welgevormd.com

whitneymuseum.tumblr.com

wowgreat.tumblr.com

wvdv.tumblr.com

wwwalk.tumblr.com

zzzzoom.tumblr.com

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21.07.14 by Jeff

Video: Epic Japanese School Girl Chase

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Love the idea for this video featuring Muneomi Senju, the drummer from the Japanese band, The Boredoms. The use of so many jump cuts here gives the whole thing a really weird unpredictable vibe to it. Watch the video below!

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21.07.14 by Jeff

Kuvva: Royalty-Free Illustrations

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A heads up for all you illustrators out there, Kuvva was a wallpaper app but they’ve transformed themselves into a pretty valuable tool for you folks. They’ll sell a non-exclusive license for each of your illustrations for €500 (you get half). Something to consider anyway.

 

21.07.14 by Jeff

Clayton V. Colvin

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Paintings by artist Clayton V. Colvin. More below.

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