30.04.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Photographer Jody Rogac / In Situ

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My friend Romke Hoogwaerts over at Mossless has just launched a new video series called in situ, following photographers while they work and interact with their subjects. The debut episode features one of my favourite photographers, a Vancouverite now based in New York, Jody Rogac.

Watch the first episode of in situ below – really enjoyed this.

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28.04.15 by Jeff

Elizabeth Gilfilen

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Paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Elizabeth Gilfilen. More images below.

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27.04.15 by Jeff

Douglas Melini

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Paintings by New York-based artist Douglas Melini. More images below.

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27.04.15 by Jeff

Isabel Yellin

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A selection of works by New York-born, London-based, artist Isabel Yellin. More images below.

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23.04.15 by Jeff

Studio Visit: Artist Hiro Kurata

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Ryosuke Tanzawa visits New York-based artist Hiro Kurata, watch the video below.

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22.04.15 by Jeff

Subway Makeup: Artist Recreates Defaced Subway Posters Using Cosmetics

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“Subway Makeup” is an on-going project by Brooklyn-based artist Lydia Cambron in which she recreates defaced subways posters using her own face and various cosmetics. More images from her series below.

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03.04.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: “We’re Gonna Be Lords” The Next Generation of New York Hip Hop

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Enjoyed this profile on New York’s next generation of hip hop artists. Action Bronson, The Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, and openly gay rapper Le1f are interviewed in this short, beautifully shot and directed by Robert Lopuski. Watch the film “We’re Gonna Be Lords” below.

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02.04.15 by Jeff

Dear Data: A Fascinating Year-Long Hand-Drawn Data Visualisation Project

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Designers Giorgia Lupi (New York) and Stefanie Posavec (London) recently launched a fascinating postcard project called Dear Data. Each week the two data artists measure one aspect of their daily lives and then represent that information with a drawing on a postcard. Every Monday they put their postcards into the mail to journey across the ocean to the other and begin collecting data for the next postcard. Having only met twice in person, this project is as much about the two of them getting to know one another as it is about finding creative ways to record details of their own lives.

There are so many interesting details in the notes they make for each other; instructions on how to decode the often extremely abstract ways they’ve represented their findings, as well as little tidbits about their day. The topics they choose for each week vary from people and purchases they make to emotions and the number of times they look at themselves in a mirror or window.

I love the analog and imperfect nature of the project; I think it makes the idea of data visualisation more accessible. I’ve included a bunch of their postcards below. Head over to their site to see larger images (they’re worth reading).

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