In November I went down to visit some family friends in Buenos Aires. Here are some photos from my trip there. It was a truly incredible time.
The KDU at El Casa Rosa (The Pink House) – The house of the Argentine President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
I didn’t want to overload the KDU site so to see more from this trip and my other work please visit my site: Cole Giordano Photography .
The Depthcore Collective is proud to release it’s 43rd themed chapter exhibition, “TIME”. As we near our 10th anniversary, this seems to be an appropriate subject for us as a collective to reflect upon. Ten years have passed by, and the students and teenagers who once populated the group are gone, replaced by full time freelance artists, independent small-business owners and focused creative professionals. Finding the time (oh, the puns are endless with this theme) to create these Chapters has become increasingly difficult.
And yet, here we are, with one of our largest collections in the past few years. It certainly came together slowly—after the excitement of our presentation at OFFF, our first exhibition here in New York City, the come down from the highs of travelling and showing, and to the reality of starting over to create a new Chapter was brutal. Pieces drizzled in over the first few months, and for a little while it seemed like this theme would get the better of us. Then, all of a sudden, art started pouring in. Not just art, but really good art; the put-your-headphones-on-and-stay-up-until-one-o’clock-in-the-morning-because-you’re-excited-by-what-you’ve-seen good art. All of a sudden, the collective is buzzing with guys and girls talking about how this might turn out to be something special. More than eighty pieces later, we’re tremendously excited by what we’re putting on show today.
Our featured artist for this Chapter is Vesna Pesic, a very recent addition to the collective. Her work, with it’s unique aesthetic and collage based approach, adds a wonderful new depth to our collective aesthetic and provided a couple of the key sparks in our creative process. This Chapter also sees us welcome several new members, including artists Pavel Sabelnikov, Benjamin Mounsey, Pat Perry, Abo and Ooli from Orka Collective and musician Falinox. We’re very excited by what these unique talents bring to the table—browse “TIME” to pick out their debut pieces!
We hope you enjoy the latest Chapter of our work, and look forward to sharing more content including workshops, wallpapers and more with you over the coming weeks. Thanks for your ongoing support – we’ll be back with our 44th Chapter and a few more surprises next year. Happy Holidays to all!
The Depthcore Collective
Excuse the annoying commercial that will probably pop up before this video plays, but we @laundry! had the pleasure of contributing design for this piece, and designing and animating Mick Jaggers space sequence for the last 1/3rd of the video,
Type.Face / Illustration / Colour print
Portrait & mixed Type. A project that is a personal challenge and one that will be ongoing as a small series.
I am interested in pulling away from the digital aesthetic with these prints and using analog as the main tool and last source to bring the image to life.
Mixed Message images…
A sneak preview of some skatedecks I am making for an upcoming art show.
My story on the movement of skateboarding from sub-culture to mainstream media for The Hook magazine. Click here to see the fall issue and read the full article based on my interview, and that of Doug Brown at 2nd Nature skateshop, on the rise in popularity of skateboarding in Westchester and New York City over the past decade.
50 year old professional photographer and life long skateboarder Charlie Samuels carves up the pool at Chelsea Piers. And, thanks to his efforts, the pool at the Saratoga Springs skate park has been dug out after 2 years of being filled with dirt and made skateable once again (see my last post). Also, keep an eye out for Charlie’s upcoming film, Virgin Blacktop about “Life, death and brotherhood on a suburban N.Y. skateboard team.”
(last 2 photographs feature anonymous skateboarders)
Kodiak / Sketch / Inkwash + Digital
Recently digging in the crates for frame layouts. This one is detailed on my site in the image slider, not as a print.
The original idea was to work with metallic inks as a possibility. This seemed the way forward a few years back. Now, it is hardly cost effective on a small scale, and way too mechanised in the final finish. The only offer it would give to the image is an ultra modern / retro aesthetic.
Humans are complex by nature, prone to making simple tasks complicated, but it is the simple things that stay consistent by their very nature. So this is solely an environmental piece. Reason: Well, we live in a throw away, destructive society. I try to recycle everything possible, and am always in favour of experimenting with anything art related, but it has to come full circle. To show qualities in the image I used charcoal, recycled inks, printer ink & 100% environmentally friendly colour processed recycled paper.
Thank you WeAr Magazine
Type.Face / Illustration / Colour print
Portrait & mixed Type is the outline for this project, in a layout that worked well as a composition of colour / content.
A project that is a personal challenge and one that will be ongoing as a small series.
Without giving away to much detail of the specific background to the series, it is to have a bolder message as the overall theme.
The above image was a case study that started in digital and progressed to be more analog in practice with the result being a very good healthy balance of the two combined.
Many thanks to Modabot for the interview.
I was commissioned by an agency to work on this Digital matte painting for TCM, the retro movie channel from the Turner network.
The client wanted 3 of the most seen landscapes on TCM movies merging, as in Western, Mysterious Island/Jungle, and Volcano forest. They were very flexible around how i should show this scene, so i decided on making a panoramic view of the scene working it out with both photography and 3d, merged with matte and manipulation work.
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