Friday, February 29, 2008

Peter Turnley

I had a really beautiful inspiring lecture yesterday from Peter Turnley in my Editorial Design class. Ufotch got a little hung up thurs night and didnt have time to post.

Here is an example of a guy who just had so much passion in one subject and just did everything in his power to do what he wanted to do. His photos are absolutely amazing and he's documented some of the most crucial turning points in World History. He photographed the Berlin wall coming down, Ghandi's funeral, Princess Diana's funeral, When Nelson Mandela was released from prison...etc. And he really doesn't just capture photographs for the sake of shock value, but he looks for the most emotional period. People tend to turn their face from just imagery of violence, like a dead corpse, but rather he'll photograph a mother mourning the death of her son.
Not only is his work beautiful, and he's amazingly successful, having been on the cover of Newsweek more than any other photographer (back in the day when Newsweek was way bigger), but he was also just a really confidant, but just nice humble guy. He was confidant about his work without sounding like a cocky asshole. He doesn't shove his knowledge in your face, but goes about it in a more considerable manner. I really enjoyed him thoroughly.

one side note--- His website is SUPER ugly. You just have to look at the images without the context of the ugly red background.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Some Nobuyoshi Araki. Whats up with Japanese and graphic sexual violence? Regardless- keeps me looking

Suehiro Maruo-- a designer I found who does these violent, sexually explicit illustrations. Not my favorite thing ever, but intriguing.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


My final video for the text "something"

Its part two of Tell us something we don't know" 
I'm pretty happy with how it came out,  very lighthearted--although I may have changed a thing or two if I got the chance. Maybe I should have made everything a bit brighter. hmm...

Monday, February 25, 2008

Spent all day yesterday making the first two parts of our movie. My feet went numb from the cold-- but eventually it'll come out pretty cool.

So far Jimi's balloon proj-- spells out "Tell us" I'll post my pics up later.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

last thing--
amazing stop motion. wow

I showed it to michael while he was really nauseous and dizzy and he promptly threw up afterwards

Advanced Studio-- we're creating a three part video based on Barbara Kruger's Poster- Tell us something we don't know. Each video will spell out a part of the quote differently.

Other stuff by her I like---

I think it would be a pretty cool atmosphere to walk into

crazy Japanese


I'm just starting a blog. Because I realized I see so much shit and never remember anything