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Mexican Beauty by the Bay

Mexican Beauty by the Bay

Mexican-born, San Francisco-based artist Ana Teresa Fernandez creates work that is thick with sensuality and cultural relevance. Her performance-based paintings are track-stopping and not to be missed.  Some of her work is on display through August 20th, 2011 at The Intersection in San Francisco. You can view more of her work here.
Postcards from China via Sydney

Postcards from China via Sydney

“Life, death, love, passion, beauty: these things don’t need words to explain.” – Bingyi // Friends in Australia just sent over word after visiting the White Rabbit Collection, a gallery in Sydney featuring the work of contemporary Chinese artists. They were raving about the space, the work and the overall experience. Apparently, they’re not alone, as...
Your Face Takes Los Angeles

Your Face Takes Los Angeles

French artist JR is certainly getting a lot more attention than usual. He recently received the 2011 TED Prize (click here to watch the speech). If you haven’t heard of him, you’ve probably spotted his incredible large-scale black and white portraits of ‘ordinary’ people all over the internet, or in person if you’re lucky. Because...
PDN's 30: Our Picks

PDN’s 30: Our Picks

PDN announced their Top 30 emerging photographers for 2011 today. Below are five of our favorites from this year’s lineup. Based all over the world, each of these photographers brings an energy and movement to their work that I find incredibly inspiring. Amazing work all around. Be sure to click through to their sites for...
Impermanence and Simplicity via Singapore

Impermanence and Simplicity via Singapore

Underscore is a stunning Singapore-based magazine “attuned to a simple rhythm; quality of life.”  I was drawn to the Constant Issue (No. 2) and its varied content: from a “post-rock” band to Chernobyl, middle eastern fashion to the landscapes of northern China. The intro to this issue states that the editors ascribe to three simple...
Innovation via East London

Innovation via East London

It’s more than likely you’ve already spotted the innovative work of illustrator/typographer/photographer/artist Sean Freeman. He’s been published and hired by in dozens of well-respected names like VH1, Nike, Wired and The New York Times Magazine. London-based and successfully self-employed, he is “one of the most exciting and innovative illustrators to emerge from the UK in...
Youth Shines in the Middle West

Youth Shines in the Middle West

Most young people fail at translating their passion and angst to us “grown ups”. It’s easy to roll our eyes and dismiss their efforts. Enter, Sarah Rose Smiley. A sixteen-year-old photographer from Madison, Wisconsin,  Smiley burst through the clamor of the web and impressed this former teenager. There is certainly room for her to refine...
"This is where my heart beats hardest."

“This is where my heart beats hardest.”

I can’t say enough about Dark Side of the Lens, shot for Relentless Energy Drink. This short film’s narration, direction, editing, and creative direction are impeccable.  It was shot on location in Ireland about renowned surf photographer Mickey Smith.  He worked with Allan Wilson from the Astray Collective to bring us this incredibly moving and...
Natural Light via Switzerland

Natural Light via Switzerland

A quick post just to introduce you to the work of Swiss-born, Italian Egyptian photographer Romina Shama. Enjoy her beautiful, authentic, cinematic work. “I only use lighting to recreate a window light. I believe in the feeling of light rather than its technique and I feel the same about photography.”
Twenty-Somethings in NYC

Twenty-Somethings in NYC

This summer, the New York Times asked thirteen young, emerging photographers to document the 20-somethings in their lives via their iphones as a supplement to Robin Marantz Henig’s article on ‘‘emerging adulthood“. The NYT consistently offers supplemental multimedia content on their site and this is no exception. Check out all the shots here. The photographers...
Aussie Photographer via LA

Aussie Photographer via LA

I happily came across the work of Australian photographer Nabil Elderkin this afternoon. He started his career shooting surfers in Australia and soon after ventured into the music industry in the States. He has worked on documentary projects covering subjects from Kanye West (Kayne West Glow in the Dark) to the people of Africa. Nabil...
Outdoor Design Via Spain

Outdoor Design Via Spain

La Mamba, a design collective based in Valencia, Spain recently created a line of clever and beautiful modern outdoor furniture called Minai (above). Aside from the fact that the actual pieces are cohesive and gorgeous, I really love their use of photography in the overall brand aesthetic. Below are a few other wonders that have come...