Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Not dissimilar from Alex Prager's work in their staging and beauty, Michael Paul Smith makes amazingly realistically photographs using miniature cars and forced perspective. His work is an impressive lesson on how much world creation one can accomplish with a relatively finite set of tools.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Andreas Englands paintings of an aged superhero are gorgeous, but more impressive is the fullness of the what he's created. Go through his gallery and watch the super powered man grow up from infancy, stubble with addiction, and deal with the eventual reality of his body's limitations. The individual paintings are funny. The arc is sweetly tragic and human.
Posted by Paul Hornschemeier at 2:55 PM
One of the major updates missing from this blog (but detailed plenty of other places on the web) is that in September, my family relocated from Chicago to the Boston area. Boston is of course a beautiful city rich in history, architecture, and accents, but it's hard to not miss the land we called home for over a decade. This amazing film from 1961 only drove home the nostalgia, in addition to being a great glimpse of the city as it was decades ago.
Posted by Paul Hornschemeier at 11:55 AM
Thanks to Emily for forwarding this great dissection by cinematographer Alex Buono of how SNL was able to make (at breakneck speed) such an amazing mashup of Wes Anderson's aesthetic and horror films.