Cole Barash Is a young photographer breaking the mold of traditional snowboard photography. No stock angles in his portfolio, just raw creativity. Check his new web site definite must see!
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Boone Speed does all his own stunts. Portland’s own spirited Boone Speed has been noticed by coolhunting.com His love of climbing is apparent in his work, clearly going the distance for the shot. But it’s not all adventure, his EVANESCENCE work is soft and ethereal and gives him a well rounded aesthetic.
Ofoto express has given you the ability to upload multiple photos to your web account. I downloaded the application but found it wasn’t totally working. The Effects area and Title area appear to be frozen. “Yahoo BrowserPlus is software that extends the capabilities of your web browser to make richer web experiences possible,” the company claims.
”Different websites can use BrowserPlus to support things like drag and drop from the desktop, easier file uploads, more efficient and secure acquisition of feeds and information, and native desktop notifications.”
Yahoo is demonstrating the power of the software with one of its own popular web apps, Flickr. The Browser Plus Uploadr [sic] allows users to simply drag and drop photos from their desktop folders into the browser, where basic edits such as cropping, resizing and greyscaling can be applied, before the photos are subsumed into your Flickr account.
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Stack Footy is a new snowboard video produced by Think Thank productions dropping in Sept 08. I was fortunate enough to work with this crew for the past few seasons, they have helped me out tremendously. They have been by far the best crew to work with, creativity and fun are the name of the their game, and it shows. Here is just a compilation of fun times with Think Thank, enjoy! Stack that footy!
Today’s inspiration was sparked by the travel plans of Nemo Design’s Creative Director, Mark Lewman. He is on a plane today to China to be part of a pre Olympic art show. The “Lightning Bolt” show is supporting Nike’s sponsorship of BMX racing at the 2008 games. The venue is a converted oil tank located in downtown. The curiosity leads me to the work of Li Wei.
As the world gets cluttered with images after image it really does become difficult to stand out and have a signature to work. Li Wei work is a cross between performance art and suicide. In action sports we had an underlying mantra of shut up and put up. Don’t tell me what you are going to do, show me. Li puts himself into the work, literally. He has suspended himself above the Beijing skyline to illustrate his vision. I can’t help but wonder if the adrenaline is a key part of the art.
It is hard to also progress a body of work and continue to re invent your vision. Sally Mann had a difficult transition after her inspiration, her family, grew up. Li seems to have let his thirst for adreline move his work. The simple magicians mirror trick of 2000 has grown into high wire production. For example, the performance/photograph titled Free Degree Over 29th Story (2003), in which Li Wei’s body appears to float from a window on the 29th floor of Beijing’s Jianwai SOHO office complex. In the image, his body is held in gravity-defying suspension. Arms outstretched, body rigidly horizontal, Li appears on the threshold of either soaring miraculously among the skyscrapers of Beijing’s Central Business District, or plummeting gloriously like Evel Knievel.
Li has gone on to exhibit his work internationally, including recent solo exhibitions in Hong Kong, Madrid, Beijing, and Milan.
“Attention art buyers and photo editors, this is a free promo that’s meant to supplement all the other ways you find photographers to hire. I created it see if there might be an easier more efficient way to quickly look at 200-300 photographers. Compared to the weekly promo pile this works pretty good. Plus, if you’re like me, you remember a picture and not necessarily who took it so you can come back to this slideshow and find the name and website of the photographer whenever you like. This project only works if you find work you like and hire the photographer. I can create more of these but it’s a complete waste of time if it doesn’t connect buyers with photographers. That’s the only reason I did this. If you have suggestions on how to make the next one more useful for you please let me know.”