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)
Finally after a long time without appearing here I come again to present my new portfolio. Full of news and projects.
It is still not 100% complete, but will gradually updating, hope you like.
The website is: www.pedrojulien.net
Part of CBBP (Brazillian Beer Company) Viral Campaign for “Proibida Beer”.http://www.vimeo.com/29885935
‘Lacerate Media’ / Texture / Art
As a reflection of last months site journal post, the 3 images here are the test pieces.
They are mixed method pieces, with the final image being the preferred quality of finish.
As design is a test of ability, the main grind is in finding the easiest and most effective way to do something that is usually a complicated process. My concern for when the storefront is live is that there are only new works available and not something that has been generally ripped off or repeated by other artists previously. The third Razors edge is the first store instalment, using my own stock image and elements. Printing is currently external, although seeking to upscale asap and progress with prints for solo shows. Editorial is of great interest, so pushing to learn more in this area also.
‘Don’t need NO Devil dust’ / Ian Brown / Mixed method / Experimental Portfolio
In my opinion one of the greatest Great British singer-songwriters of all time.
Ok, so many may disagree. Whatever. This guy has proved himself to be one of the most influential artists in recent years. From a true working class family, to the lead vocalist of The Stone Roses, he has a celebrated history of perfect lyrics and bold collaborations ( personal artistic favs : UNKLE / ADIDAS / BAPE ) which has seen him rise to the top of the ranks. This does not come easy. A solid solo career setting himself aside from the usual suspects in terms of visual art & video appeal, content instruments, tight, challenging lyrics and awesome depth of character has earned him the aforementioned status.
Having seen him perform, I would say he offers a wise expression as opposed to glitter ball stage gimmicks. This gives him an awesome presence. And of course he is renowned for saying that he needs ‘no devil dust’ for his confidence. Mr Brown, a true performer, I salute you.
The Invasionism pack is neat. And possibly collectable. So… let’s make them count.
The one thing about the Southwest, come hell or high water is the tourism. They come for the historical value and the art. And what more do visitors need more than signs? …more signs… I got a real kick watching some visitors in the city see the already existing signage… then promptly get out a smart phone and internet search the words on the stickers.
here are proud KDU members down this way, myself included. The Art Sector itself is always a good source of design gossip / story telling. The who’s who and who’s doing what or who. So awareness was on the agenda. The education system is what it is. When I studied here in the southwest (Devon & Cornwall), most courses were switched mid-way into something rather more defined by digital medium as opposed to personal creative development. Many students found that the level of teaching was slow and unstructured and poor. This in turn offered a poor attendance by many, who realised that the course detail was far from what they signed up for. I know a few that work in dept stores and no longer sketch, let alone feel that a future in art or design is something to consider. Anyhow, it is refreshing to see that nowadays the various mediums and media are embraced and the frayed edges have now been stitched and ironed out. A thriving community of art and design focused individuals have a grand voice and the best selections of art on display at all times of the year. Hence it now being the Art Sector.
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.