Monday, September 29, 2008


UbuWeb is a treasure trove of mostly out-of-print and rare avant-garde and 'outsider art' films, poetry, audio, etc. It runs a pretty thorough catalogue of major and minor contributors to the avant-garde over the years, and while most of the material is a bit heady, there's plenty of instant thrills such as mp3's of Joseph Beuys' pop band. I suggest reaping its contents because it's on the verge of being shutdown due it being a completely free resource. 

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Pieter Hugo: and His Hyenas

Not sure if I've posted this guy yet, if so let me know and I'll take this down. He's a South African photographer and takes some powerful and heavy photos. His style to me seems real journalistic. My favorite series of his are his portraits of Albino Africans in "LOOKING ASIDE" and his photos of guys with their pet Hyena's in "THE HYENA & OTHER MEN". I remember seeing a photo like this of a guy with his pet hyena on an album jacket, I wanna say it was an old Beastie Boys album? If anyone can verify I'd appreciate it.

Hyena's are nasty huge scary monsters and the one in the picture above doesn't even have a mussel on!? Check out more of his stuff HERE.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Chase Jarvis + Superfad

I think I've mentioned both Chase Jarvis and Superfad on here before, and they just collaborated on an awesome ad campaign for Kung Fu HD TV or something like that. Check out the video and photos. So much fun!

Friday, September 19, 2008


We need some new posts so we don't have to look at that nasty photo of Jaws-mouthed John McCain every time we come here. This poster was featured on iso50 and on Burnlab's flickr account. I love this style.

PS> For some great new music for your 1970's Love-life scope this band I've been enjoying as of late !Pacific

Monday, September 15, 2008

Jill Greenberg: An Ego Bigger than the Moon

There is big news in the Photo world this week about Jill Greenbergs photos of John McCain. She was even blogged here before by Matt, and I left a comment on that post about how great her work is. You can see the controversial shots at Jill's site, Her total lack of professionalism in using photos of McCain for her own agenda is pretty sad. Her own bragging about it just makes it even worse.

"He had no idea he was being lit from below,” Greenberg says. And his handlers didn’t seem to notice it either. “I guess they’re not very sophisticated.”

I'm sure she'll be fine with her multi-million dollar a year contract with Vanity Fair, that is of course if none of her clients refuse her to photograph them for fear of her trying to blacken their image, but she single handedly cheapened the public's perception of editorial photographers in one day. Vincent Laforet said it best:

"what is terrible is the impact that this will have on every single photographer that ever takes a portrait or photo from hereon out - you can expect PR people to be more diligent than ever, hold the media back with even tighter leashes, and as a result often kill our chance towards original photography."

She was hired as a professional to offer her service and I'm sure that's what the magazine was expecting to get. A signature Greenberg image which I'm sure they paid thousands for, but instead Jill thought it would be better to crap on the magazine and the industry as a whole. If you've read this far you can check out the original story at PDN, and John Harrington's post about it HERE.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Friday, September 05, 2008

Ryan Heshka: Not really Heshin

This guy's work is pretty amazing. His style is so true to old pulpy illustrations, yet his content so wacky. I also enjoyed his decision to include a section of some of his childhood drawings. (I wish I could find some of mine laying around, although they would probably be mostly of old NBA players with machine guns). Go ahead and pa-rouse his site but be warned, he seems to love drawing simplified nude woman standing from behind. I thought they were rendered tastefully.

Unrelated link

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Harrison Haynes

Most notorious for being Les Savy Fav's drummer, H.H. is also a talented visual artist. Here's a link to his gallery— Branch Gallery—and his website. Cool stuff.

Monday, September 01, 2008


Here's a recent illustration I did for fun. I'm not really sure how I feel about it yet.