Archive for the ‘artists’ Category

p.y.s.k. Cindy Sherman Edition

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Ah… Cindy, oh how I love thee…
Figured since she has some new work about, has been featured in the Sunday Times Magazine recently, and of course is simply someone who everyone should know about I’d do a People You Should Know on Cindy Sherman… After all she takes photos using herself to model characters too… enjoy (new work is at the bottom, two of these I hadn’t even seen before, god bless google image search!):

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #360, 1985

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #229, 1994

Cindy Sherman, Untitled

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #421, 2004

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #465, 2008

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #468, 2008

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #469, 2008

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #477, 2008

Also heres a nice video I found where some lady talks about the new work, lets you see some more of them…

p.s. I find it hilarious that when googling her to get the images for this I was directed to my own blog on page two of the google image search with the Alex Prager images that I posted in a previous p.y.s.k. because I tagged that with Cindy Sherman considering the blatant influence Sherman’s early work has had on Prager…

An Annie Leibovitz moment…

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

What happens when you take my favourite book ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll and divide it by one of my favourite photographers Annie Leibovitz… add in some of the worlds top fashion designers (both in person and in attire) and print it in the pages of Vogue….

This does (oh and my mind explodes with joy):

"Alice in Wonderland", Vogue December 2003, Annie Leibovitz

The Model is Natalia Vodianova as Alice here with Olivier Theyskens…

"Alice in Wonderland", Vogue December 2003, Annie Leibovitz

Tom Ford as the White Rabbit…

"Alice in Wonderland", Vogue December 2003, Annie Leibovitz

"Alice in Wonderland", Vogue December 2003, Annie Leibovitz

Marc Jacobs (?)

"Alice in Wonderland", Vogue December 2003, Annie Leibovitz

Karl Lagerfeld…

"Alice in Wonderland", Vogue December 2003, Annie Leibovitz

Jean Paul Gaultier as the Chesire Cat…

"Alice in Wonderland", Vogue December 2003, Annie Leibovitz

Viktor and Rolf as Tweedledee and Tweedledum…

"Alice in Wonderland", Vogue December 2003, Annie Leibovitz

Stephen Jones as the Hatter and Christian Lacroix as the March Hare… 

"Alice in Wonderland", Vogue December 2003, Annie Leibovitz

John Galliano as the Queen of Hearts and as his King Alexis Roche…

"Alice in Wonderland", Vogue December 2003, Annie Leibovitz

Donatella Versace and Rupert Everett for the Mock Turtle and the Gryphon… 

"Alice in Wonderland", Vogue December 2003, Annie Leibovitz

Nicolas Ghesquière of Balenciaga as Alice’s Cat Dina… 

 

Now 1) if I need to explain to you who these people are you need a slap, and 2) if I need to explain the characters or situations from the books to you, you need more than a slap…

Beginnings…

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

For me I think its always trouble with the beginning, how to start. So, perhaps to set a tone, perhaps to just get it started without having to elaborate something larger or personal from the outset there’s this:

 

IT IS NO ACCIDENT YOU ARE READING THIS, Duane Michals