1000 POSES BY COCO ROCHA at the Milk Gallery NYC

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Don’t miss this fabulous exhibit at the Milk Gallery in NYC, running now through December 21.

From the gallery site:

“Study of Pose is an innovative exploration of photography, time, light and the human form. Shot exclusively on a photographic apparatus known as “The Rig,” a silver, geodesic dome structure conceived and created by photographer/artist Steven Sebring that contains 100 synchronized cameras that shoot in predetermined sequences, allowing Sebring to capture form and movement from numerous perspectives simultaneously. The equipment is designed to capture the entire silhouette and dynamism of the subject from every imaginable angle—offering the capacity capture a moment in time, which results in being able to present numerous forms of media, including photography, film, interactive apps and sculpture. This inventive work emerged into an immersive inspirational and educational reference tool. All images contained in Study of Pose were instantly captured from 100 angles, ultimately making the digital archive of this study over 100,000 images in total. Offered in a 2,032-page compendium, the hardcover version is honored with a foreword by iconic designer John Paul Gaultier, while the digital version offers an unprecedented three-dimensional interactive experience that allows the viewers to investigate and manipulate the images using the Study of Poseapp. Study of Pose celebrates human expression as exemplified by the incomparable model and muse, Coco Rocha. The 1,000 diverse poses are inspired by everything from Botticelli’s Venus to Michael Jackson. Pulling references from art history, film, dance, fashion and beyond, Sebring’s images luminously capture Coco Rocha’s myriad of subtle poses, by turns theatrical, elegant, athletic and otherworldly. The result is a gorgeous, in-depth exploration of the movement and flexibility of the human body and how it has inspired the world’s greatest art for thousands of years”.

Humour Photography by Sandro Giordano

Captures the downfall of people in a crazy and colorful pictures by Italian photographer Sandro Giordano.
His ongoing photographic project ‘in extremis (bodies with no regret)’, Italian photographer Sandro Giordano captures the downfall of people — literally. Face plants, falling, belly flops and drops are the subject of the series, with men and women head-first into the ground, their belongings strewn around them in the inevitable mess, “my photographs are short stories about a falling-down world” Giordano describes “each shot tells about worn out characters who, as if a sudden black-out of mind and body took over, let themselves crash with no attempt to save themselves, unable, because of the fatigue of the everyday representation of living, oppressed by appearance instead of simply existing”. (via)

Summer Time by Spanish Painter Josep Moncada

I love these pool paintings by  Spanish painter Josep Moncada, they are so colorful and fun that you can look at them for hours.

About the Painter:
“I was born in Mahon in 1967 and I live in Ciutadella de Menorca. Until I was 27 years old I worked as an accountant at the same time as I studied at the prestigiopus art school La Massana in Barcelona. During my studies I lived between Menorca and Barcelona. Once finished I decided to work exclusively as an artist. At present I concentrate on painting and sales of my work mainly with the prestigious Francis Kyle Gallery in London and the running of my studio, which I have named Passiflora, in Ciutadella de Menorca”.

Twister Set, Wall Decoration by Rebob Design

Rebob Design have created the Twister Set, a unique wall decoration made from ceramic.This playful item can lead to countless compositions. Depending on space and taste you can decide how many sets you want to buy and make a beautiful composition on your wall. The inside of the biggest (open) ball has the same color as the small colored ball. Twister will give you delight and happiness and a beautiful sight on your wall. You will receive an instruction how to hang the set and also hooks will be included.

The Twister Set is handmade in our workshop. The set contains 6 porcelain balls with various diameters which are made from slip cast, dried, sanded and partially sprayed with a colored terra sigillata (slip cast with pigments) and then fired on 1230 degrees Celsius in a support mold.

Modern Art: Natasha Law

I love London based artist Natasha Law silhouettes. Natasha Law is best known for her painting and line drawings of women, which lie on the boundaries between art and fashion. Her illustrations evolve from simple linedrawings in pen, with colour and detail added as layers, producing her own distinctive style.

“Bold blocks of colour and purposeful lines delineate Law’s sanguine semi-nudes. Her figures are suspended in a moment whether posed and purposeful or casual and spontaneous. Tousled hair, the curve of a hip, or discarding clothing, the works allude to the privacy of domestic spaces and relies on the viewer’s own voyeuristic fascination to draw them into her intriguing vignettes.

It is her protracted process which creates the vibrancy in her works. She often begins with line drawings from her modelling sessions and determines where to zoom in and crop the image before transcribing the lines onto the aluminium panel. She then applies numerous coats of household gloss paint in a completely dust-free environment to achieve the flawless almost liquid like surface which has become part of unique style”.

Lovisa Burfitt Fashion Illustrations for Rum21

I love those  illustrations by Lovisa Burfitt, a Swedish illustrator based in France. The collection created exclusively for Rum21, one of Sweden’s leading online interior retailers.