The Trashcam Project is an image based city documentary, started by some clever garbo's in Hamburg. The group of garbo's got together and approached a local creative agency for some professional pointers on how to put their left of centre idea into practice. So what's the big idea?... 1,100 dumpsters have been turned into giant pinhole cameras.
'On a sunny day the exposure time for a photo can take as little as five minutes, but on cloudy ones, the workers may have to wait 90 minutes, giving them plenty of time to speculate on how the image will turn out. The photos are then developed in a special lab...' (Good.is)
Take a look at the process as well as the stunning results here >
With the intention of bringing awareness to the effect of air traffic congestion on global warming, Korean photographer Ho-Yeol Ryu has created a fascinating digital multiple exposure (or composite?) of planes taking off at Hannover Airport
A new and unique way to record, share and document one's wedding day. Take a look at this beautifully styled stop motion video of Marina + Andy's Melbourne wedding.
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BIG congratulations to Mark Trozpek who took a long weekend in Sydney to basque in the glory of his triumphant win: Monster Children 2011 Photography Competition - 'Girls NUEW DENIM'. Mark attended the event last night, whereby the finalists were on-show and the winners announced. As a winner, Mark takes home a cool 5k, his image published in the Monster Children 2011 Photo Annual and, maybe even more impressively, an over sized novelty cheque too :) - Not a bad innings for his holiday side project. Well done Mark and please come back to work on Monday.
TUSK would like to wish the best of luck to our own Mark Trzopek, who has been shortlisted in the 2011 Monster Children Photography Competition. 3 of his photos have been shortlisted across 2 categories; girls and travel.
Check out his entires above - We'll be crossing our fingers and toes in hopes that he takes home the gold!!
Check out the 2011 Monster Children Photography Competition, featuring 6 sponsored categories:
Girls NEUW DENIM
Music CASIO G SHOCK
Lifestyle GLUE STORE
Student MONSTER CHILDREN
The annual competition gives punters a chance to win up to $30K. "Say Cheese" >>
Nokia Shorts 2011 - Eight filmmakers had a $5,000 production budget, 2 Nokia N8s, and just a few short weeks to turn their idea into a finished film. Creative entry from the winner below Creative entry from the winner below - 'Splitscreen - A Love Story'.
TAKE is a 116 page full colour publication chock full of amazing photography from all over the globe by the people that organise Semi-Permanent / DiK and Empty Magazine.
Your can buy it here >
preview it here >
Wow, now this is seriously cool and has us all excited. The team at Kogeto have developed Dot - the world's smallest panaromic video camera for use with your iPhone4. 360° VIDEO, not still photo, in a a simple to use 'snap-on' device.
As with a lot of the type of gadgets these days, Kogeto are calling for 'pledges' through the Kickstarter site to assist them with gaining the funds to see Dot through to production.
Checkout the video below:
A beautiful and unique piece created for Melbourne Skydive Centre. Shot on GoPro with the slo-mo handled by Twixtor with a fresh appproach, a real change to the action packed, fast paced type edit you would usually see - amazing stuff!
If your into skydiving and are looking to capture footage like this then the guys at Cookie will be able to help you out - all sorts of headergear / camera mount options - including GoPro.
Really looking forward to watching this....
Synopsis: Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker (DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, BLINDSIGHT and COUNTDOWN TO ZERO) and co-directors João Jardim and Karen Harley have great access to the entire process and, in the end, offer stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.
Gold Coast hit man Claudio Kirac has recently hit the the world of tumblr. Go get inspired people.
Show me the money.
The Dark Side of the Lens will leave you inspired like no other. It looks like it has been around for some time, but it is the first time I have seen it after stumbling across it over the weekend.
Take the time to watch this amazing piece. You won't want your money back.
DARK SIDE OF THE LENS from Astray Films on Vimeo.
We love Summer, and although it's been a little wet we've been out and about making the most of it. Below is small gallery of images taken by Tusk shot on an iPhone 4 around the east coast of Aus over the summer.
As a Gold Coast based agency, we are so close to the floods, yet have not at all endured the grunt of the hardship. Though not directly affected, we have come across clients whose offices are underwater, staff members whose families houses are water soaked, friends who are stuck atop Red Hill and paper suppliers who cannot meet their delivery deadlines. We have been munching down on Flood Relief cupcakes from our local coffee shop and shoving our donations in any money box that we come across. We feel deeply for those affected by the QLD Floods and urge everyone to reach out in this time of need.
Photographer Alex Ormerod recently spent a day on the ground in Brisbane giving a helping hand and documenting the crisis as it played out in front of him. The captivating images speak to the ability of a community to band together in moments of crisis and to act as a unified force. A selection of his shots are featured above and several more can be viewed on his blog.
Casuarina Beach, Northern NSW.
Finding its way into my inbox this morning are some pics from my Dad, Alan. Rather than sitting in an office it seems he is out and about enjoying a leisurely morning at the beach. For Fathers Day on Sunday, we gave him a new waterproof camera, designed for the surf. It's a Go Pro Surf Camera and evidently does a great job of taking stills and though I am yet to see it, it's also able to capture video. It's a great little camera, designed to be strapped onto a wrist or onto the nose of a surfboard. Alan has captured the above images by fixing the camera to the front of his kneeboard, yes that's right he is a kneeboarder, and one of the few left of a dying breed.
There is heaps on info and footage online about the Go Pro cameras. Plus if you too are interested in Kneeboarding, Dad spends his pre-mature retirement shaping boards and chatting across the globe with fellow Kneeboard enthusiasts. He has built himself a small website, Native Kneeboards, feel free to check it out!
SHOWCASING : JESSICA TREMP
'When I was little I used to dream about being a dancer or that I could fly and that I would learn to speak the language of the animals in the forest or that of the most dramatic actor. With the click of a finger I’ve found a way to make these things come true.' (Jessica Tremp).
Although quite young, Jessica Tremp sure has made a name for herself. Born in 1981, she grew up in Switzerland before moving to Melbourne, Australia at the age of 18. Having attended very few photography classes, Jessica is primarily a self-taught photographer. Her talent and recognition stem from a string of awards and well received exhibitions and publications.
Her style of photography is one that embraces natural light, which 'she feels gives her the freedom to shoot more spontaneously and organically... She focuses on relationships between self and space or humans and animals. She tries to blur the boundaries not only between species, but also between the beautiful and the eerie, comfort and fear, submission and dominance, finding moments of hope, connection and trust in a nature that seems to slip through your fingers.'
To view more of her work or find out more about this young lass, head to her website and prepare to be captivated.... (I've already set one of her images to display on my desktop)!
A statement about her work:
'These series of portraits are ones of comfort and fear, loneliness and connection, submission and dominance in a world of ambiguous narratives, leaving behind a kind of emotional authenticity rather than a literal accuracy and finding moments of hope and trust in the unusual.'
Behind the scenes video
Todd Selby of The Selby interiors website and book recently photographed the spring/summer Jack Purcell ad campaign for Converse. After seeing these ads firsthand flicking through some magazines, they are clearly striking and funny. The campaign features charlie casley-hayford, clark james gable, harry mcnally, mirabelle marden, and skye forsyth-peters in their daily habitat. This mix of people, locations, the tip of a shoe representing a smile and classic branding results in a very memorable print campaign. Todd Selby has also worked with companies such as Nike 6.0, The New York Times, Architectural Digest and Vogue Paris. Contact us at Tusk today for more information on the design of print campaigns.
I thought I would leave you with some images from some of the photographers behind the We Folk Agency. The Agency was set up to build and develop the work of an exceptionally talented bunch of photographers. You could get lost for hours looking through the work of Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Frederike Helwig, Nadav Kander, Viviane Sassen, John Short, Ewen Spencer, Massimo Vitali, Christian Weber, and Tappin Gofton. I urge you take a look.