viernes, 23 de abril de 2010

Maco 2010

I’m sorry I haven’t posted a lot but I’ve been so busy lately, finishing film projects, exams and going to the MACO (Mexico Arte Contemporaneo). It is a contemporary art exhibition which lately has been gaining a lot of importance in the mexican art scene. The responsible of this event is Zelika García and the improvement this exhibition has had over the years is significantly huge. This time 96 galleries, 900 artists and 20 countries contributed to make this exhibition remarkable. Galleries such as Dean Gallery, Hilario Galguera Gallery (Mexican), The Pool NY, and Yautepec Gallery (Mexican) presented unique works of art along with all the galleries of Zona Maco Sur which gathers a set of gallerists of South America with original and fresh proposals.

I interviewed some gallerists, and I have to admit some of them were scared to answer the golden question “what is art?” but there was a particular answer that caught my attention, Dean Martin from Dean Gallery answered “Art is something that’s a challenge, it’s something you look at, you think about, and discover different narratives”. I agree completely, art should be something with a narrative discourse, a specific purpose which will challenge our senses in multiple ways and produce an unpredictable reaction.

Here are some of my favourite artworks.

My personal favourite, the interventions of Adrían Villar Rojas, it was an entire bibliotheque of intervened books.

When I saw this i almost screamed, Erwin Olaf is one of my favourite photographers! The picture is amazing, the palette of colors, the model direction, the art direction, everything!

This neon work of art remembered me of NeonDelirium, he loveeees neon!

Me, photographing a broken mirror. I promise I will post the gallerists’ interviews along with all the pictures soon, i need to make a documentary/audiovisual of it. Meanwhile hope you like this little insight to one of my favourites art exhibitions. I will be in Zona Maco 2011 definitely!

jueves, 15 de abril de 2010

La Belle Ballerina

I’ve danced ballet for 15 years and I can tell you being in a stage with ballerina shoes (puntas) dancing til your heart barely beats is one of the most thrilling experiences I’ve ever lived. Ballet has always been a representation of elegance, grace and precision. The hard work it takes to stage a choreography is balanced with the beauty of the movements and with the grace of the ballerina(o). The work of Jan Masny portraits all this qualities at its best, giving the photographies a certain sense of nature thanks to the organic elements, from the movements to the beautiful dresses. The affinity in the colors makes them even more ethereal, almost as if the ballerinas were part of a dream.

Experiments in Advertising

Experiments in Advertising: The Films of Erwin Blumenfeld


” Drawing upon the full archive of Erwin Blumenfeld’s unseen film work, film-maker Adam Mufti and sound designer Olivier Alary have collaborated with SHOWstudio to create three, exclusive edits that focus on three discrete areas of Blumenfeld’s visionary motion image-making: Advertising & Layout, Surrealism & Process and Abstraction & Distortion.” (ShowStudio)

I was very thrilled to find these hidden treasures. I am a regular fan of the ShowStudio collaborations and this was no exception. The work of Erwin Blumenfeld is exceptional and through his lens he gave us different perceptions of various concepts, from beauty in fashion photography to Nazism and WWII with photo-montage.

The first film of Experiment in Advertising portraits the fashion advertising of the 1950’s-1960’s, with an abstract, complex composition. We can see a determined style in the clothes, in the woman’s attitude and even in the kind of shots this was filmed. Abstraction & Distortion, the third film, was my favorite. The use of ambiguous shots and diverse lightning styles gives the film a mysterious abstraction, which complements the meaning of fashion throughout the film, re-interpreting the old fashion into our present perceptions.

martes, 13 de abril de 2010

My work, finally

Finally i finish working on my Fashion photography project. I've been so busy with school and film projects that I didn't have the time to finish retouching them. I am very proud of the results, I was very thrilled to use gealtins; the pink one is definitely my favorite, i loved the make up, the colors, I even had to sew the tulle wig! It was a lot of work but it's been one of my favorite projects of the semester. I want to work on a fashion film for my final project of Audiovisual Language but we'll see.... I still have a ton of photographies to retouch but I hope I can share them with you soon.

to see them in high re go to my flickr!

lunes, 12 de abril de 2010

Photo of the day

Carey Mulligan by Mikael Jansson for Interview Magazine April 2010

domingo, 11 de abril de 2010

Adidas Originals Party

Last Friday Chava (from NeonDelirium) and I were invited to the Originals party by Adidas. It was more of a cocktail party, quite colorful, lots of street art and with the presence of one of my favorite party photographers Mark, TheCobraSnake (you can check some of his pictures of the party here). We had a good time although we would have loved it to be at night, but it was cool… anyway here are the photographs I took…

jueves, 8 de abril de 2010

Io Sono L'amore

There’s something about the Italian culture that I have always loved. Their narrow, romantic streets, the passion they live with, the cuisine, the seduction, the fashion, the art, i love everything about Italy. That’s why I was fascinated by the new ad campaign of Bottega Venetta. Nan Goldin was the responsible of this romantic pictures that remind me a lot of Luca Guadagnino’s Io Sono l’amore, in which Tilda Swinton is a woman introduced to the Italian culture of Milan, where she portrays the elegance of the italian bourgeoisie. Love, passion, lust…. who wouldn’t want to be italian?

Fellini's 8 1/2

Fellini's La Dolce Vita

Still from Io Sono L'amore

domingo, 4 de abril de 2010

Polaroid Master

Anouck Bertin sure knows what the polaroid magic is all about. She started at 17 when she moved from Mexico City to Paris to discover the world of fashion. At 22 she worked in a teenager magazine where she learned all about the industry, the who’s who and the basics of aesthetics. Later on she moved to New York where she faced the tough challenge of adapting to one of the major cities in the world (and of the fashion industry of course). Thanks to this change, she opened her blog where she posted her polaroids. And now here she is, one the hottest fashion photographers nowadays. Being a regular photographer for Nylon magazine and other projects such as the TEAMO lookbook (09), she has shown and defend her own style, keeping the magic and freshness of the polaroids but highlighting the beauty and minimalism of every picture.

Mirror, mirror on the shoe

Yesterday I saw in ASVOFF Blog the creations of Andreia Chaves, a Brazilian shoe designer. Her works of art portray the chaos and beauty of living in Sao Pablo, and they reflect an incredible craftsmanship. She grew up in Sao Pablo and later studied in Florence which at the same time give her an insight to the contrast between cultures and visual expressions. The Invisible Shoe is just one of her many designs that tend to be symmetrical, made from mirrors that reflect the environment making the shoes invisible. Another example is the Form and Texture Shoe which mix leather and wood to create a very ordered chaos of cubes. No doubt these shoes can be considered works of art more than wearable shoes, but no one can’t deny it wouldn’t be lovely to have a storm of mirrors at their feet.