27.08.15 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Mike Giant

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Enjoyed this thorough profile on legendary graffiti, tattoo, and fine artist Mike Giant. I’m sure he cringed when he saw the titles in this video though, they’re so bad! Watch it below.

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28.07.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Kinabuhi – A Portrait of Filipino Coconut Farmers

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Filmmaker Danny Cooke’s short documentary, Kinabuhi, is a beautiful portrait of a group of Filipino coconut farmers whose livelihood is in doubt. Plenty of gorgeous shots in this short documentary to draw you right in. I was immediately struck by how dangerous these farmers jobs are, and there is just something so satisfying about watching people with a mastery of very specific skills. The man in the image above is casually climbing a tree cutting little footholds as he goes.

Watch Kinabuhi below.

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10.07.15 by Jeff

Video Profile: Serbia’s Influence on Designer Аna Kraš

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Here’s a terrific little portrait of Serbian artist/designer Ana Kraš, seen through the eyes of director Aaron Rose. Rose followed Kraš around her hometown of Belgrade, and captured some beautiful images and she reflected on the things that have influenced her. Watch the video below.

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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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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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08.04.15 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Painter Brian Lotti

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Enjoyed this profile on skateboarder turned painter Brian Lotti, discussing the similarities between skating and painting. Watch the video 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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05.03.15 by Jeff

Animation: California Inspires Mark Mothersbaugh

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Really enjoying this series called, California Inspires Me, a collaboration between Google Play and California Sunday. A creative person is interviewed for each episode and then an animator creates visuals to go with the person’s voice. Last time I posted about this series it was Jack Black talking about growing up in California; this time it’s Mark Mothersbaugh animated by Barcelona-based studio, Manson. Watch the animation below.

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