Living just outside of, rather then in New York city has few upsides for someone who always has to commute back and forth for work and play, but I am fortunate enough to live next to Rockefeller State Park Preserve : a park developed by the Rockefeller family in the early 20th century that comprises over 55 miles of horse carriage trails and nearly 2,000 acres of land. I was able to explore this amazing place with new found interest when I was asked to photograph it for a story in this month’s issue of The Hook Magazine . Even though it’s totally different from what I usually do, I couldn’t say no. Here is what they published:
(note: I did not shoot the 2 adjacent photographs in the middle of the above spread)
The park is a truly an unusual, and breathtaking place to visit, and I recommend anyone in or near the city finds the time to take a trip there.
Happy Holidays KDU!
Recently picking up a little pace with photographic work to organize an extension to the existing portfolio. I have a keen interest in black and white photography, albeit digital. The play of light and shadow always intrigues me, and aside from architecture, there is nothing finer than sculptured, carved or crafted statues worn by the elements as a test against time.
Atmospheric with an aged aesthetic preferred, with respect for all traditional methods.
Advanced Photoshop Magazine UK has asked me to write a masterclass tutorial for
the issue #75 about how to create striking photomanipulations using simple stock images and
textures, brought to life with dynamic colours and lighting.
DiftNorm™ — Design & Illustration by Alexander Otto
www.diftnorm.com | The KDU Germany
Art, Function, Value, Representation, Experience, & Form
Pared down to its barest essence, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death
It’s simple, slow, and uncluttered-and it reveres authenticity above all
It’s been a little quiet in my neck of the woods. I do have a few things going on that I can’t wait to share with you all once it’s ready. Be on the look out for that.
Until then, stay classy and Happy Thanksgiving.
I finally put together a personal site for my design and illustration work with hopes of pushing the less commercial side creatively and highlighting the less corporate side of my body of design.
New saltyshadow.com, thanks for visiting.
A set of colorways for a new Laundry! board design we are putting out for the winter.
We had the pleasure at Laundry! of throwing in our two cents typographically for Will.i.ams new video feat. the ever unique Nicki Minaj which was our main reason for taking this on. The concept was to visually nod to korean game shows and their frenetic rediculousness and pair that with both Will and Nicki’s spastic delivery. We have no idea what the words say, we are told they are close translations. Click here to see more of our work.
This piece is a few years old. At the time it was going to be a pitch to Sony for the V series of screens that was in production, as I was really impressed with the huge leap forward in pixel perfect images, and the tech displays at trade shows. It made digital art interesting again, with wide screen taking the helm.The idea was to show various raw energy visuals connecting elements to and from the screen. It seems a basic design now, but a good recap and creative insight to include here.
The main Dragon image was a scanned illustration with all elements added layer by layer.
The strap line created for the graphic was ‘SONY : Our vision is your future – Your vision is our future’
This project took almost all year to come together but the results are glorious. The Kdu hq in brooklyn lead by David Gensler, Lex and the team spearheaded this collaboration between a bunch of talented musicians and artists inlcuding myself to create these custom hennessy bottles. Here is one I created with dj steve aoki. For more info about the project and other artists involved click here. Seriously big ups to The Kdu for this opportunity.
With Japanese pop culture booming in western countries, tokidoki creator Simone Legno and Nooka’s Matthew Waldman share their love of modern Japan and discuss how it has influenced the design of their clothing, accessories, watches and toys. Moderated by distinguished marketing strategist Josh Spear, The J-Pop Influence: A Western Obsession takes place Tuesday, October 12 at 6:30 pm, and is followed by a reception.
$12 / $8 Japan Society members, seniors & students
For more information, visit www.japansociety.org or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258.
Again another attempt to try something new. This time I started doing a sketch in my notebook A3. Scanner figure and finished in photoshop. I liked the end result, I hope to apply this idea in some project. See more here