All posts filed under: Photography

Instagram Love

Take creative inspiration from these Instagrammers. We do. Main image from top left to right: Photographer MR BO | SA from Above: Beautiful shots of South Australia from the air #safromabove Ceramicist Alana Wilson, with whom I did a ceramics masterclass recently and blogged about here #alanawilsonstudio The simple but clever imagery of graphic designer and photographer Connor Dwyer #connortd Eggsconcept creative gallery of art in which eggs take centre stage #eggsconcept

Artists on Instagram

We all know there is a wealth of fantastic images on Instagram but how do you wheedle out the best ones to follow? I’ve found four artists I reckon have pretty darn good Instagram accounts for a bit of daily eye candy. From top left to right: Portuguese artist Bordalo II creates massive sculptures from others unwanted ‘stuff’ and junk, like these two flamingos at a riverbed made for @festivaliminete curated by @vhils. Follow @b0rdalo_ii. Floral artist and creator from Tokyo Yukiko Masudo posts sublime photos of her work and creations, with a theme of moody greys and soft pinks. Peaches get the royal treatment in this one which makes you want to dive in and eat them. Follow @nonihana_. Australian florist Katherine Dorrington’s Instagram also favours pinks and blues and greys plus lots of blossoms and sprinklings of petals. You’d think it was permanently Spring. Follow @katherinedorrington. San Francisco-based Lucy Litman doesn’t usually post mounds of petals but this one got my attention because of its simplicity and, of course, the googly eyes (and it goes with the others …

Surrealism with Brock Davis

Artist and ad-man Brock Davis nails it with his surreal photographs, in which he says, ‘The familiar becomes new, the ordinary, extraordinary’. Just like these kernels, salt sprinkles and popcorn … These pencils and rubberbands … This peeled banana … This cheese grater, he calls ‘The burning building’ … This foot and ice cream … Check out more of Brock’s work on Instagram @brockdavis and his website ‘It is the world that made you small’.

Link Love | Art Matters

Have you ever thought what life would be like without art or artists who re-imagine the usual or re-imagine their medium? Today I’m sharing four pieces of art that show some great creative re-imaginings. Which is your favourite? From top left to right: Photographer Aaron Tilley and set designer Kyle Bean ramp up the tension with their photo series which puts everyday things in potentially disastrous situations for the latest issue of Kinfolk magazine entitled ‘Adrenaline’. In this photo, you’re hoping like mad the egg doesn’t fall! First seen at Yellowtrace. Swiss self-taught illustrator, Loïc also uses everyday objects for his art. By placing them in imaginary situations with his very cute ink drawn mouse, he makes us laugh and want to see more. Surely he should be creating a children’s book series? Find him on Instagram at Apredart. Face paint gets a whole new makeover by Canadian makeup artist Andrea Reed and her specialist lip art. Can you believe this bee is painted on? Find Andrea on Instagram. First seen at Ultralinx. These biscuits look too good to eat! …