One holiday snap has been manipulated thousands of times on thousands of computers. Gordon Comstock on how a woman on a beach in Bora Bora taught the world to tinker with pictures
The program that revolutionized photography all began with a rather innocent image. Read about a trip to Bora Bora and the beginning of Photoshop.
"It hardly looks like an image that shook the world. But this photograph, taken in 1987 by John Knoll, could be as central to the modern visual vernacular as Eadweard Muybridge’s shots of galloping horses or the first use of perspective."
Helen leave me alone.
Send stuff in!
WE ARE CURATING A NET SHOWCASE FOR oranbeg - HOPE TO SEE YOUR WORK IN THE SUBMISSIONS!
Prompt: Your gastrointestinal tract is 9 meters long. You eat: for the next 24 to 72 hours each mouthful will be ground down, broken apart, denatured, processed and, finally, absorbed - or excreted. Nearly a ton a year.
87% of us (in America) have some kind of life online. Nearly 2000 hours a year. We communicate using text, video, and images: with each other, with organizations, and with technology itself. Every day we eat, for sustenance, for pleasure, or for social interaction. We consume this digital stuff for the same reasons, every day, and at an accelerating pace.
Does this make you feel invigorated? Or bloated?
(GIF files are encouraged)
Submissions due July 20, 2014 at 11:59pm.
Please submit to Oranbegpress@gmail.com up to 5 images for consideration (sRGB, JPG or GIF, 2000 pixels on the longest side and 300dpi).
Send as a ZIP file. Also please include: Title, Series (if relevant) and your web url.
Blonde Art Books is hosting their annual Bushwick Art Books & Zine Fair this weekend!
They kindly have invited me to participate - check them out from Friday to Sunday!
Click here for the Facebook Event
Join us for the second annual Bushwick Art Book & Zine Fair (BABZ Fair) taking place during the weekend of June 20 – 22, 2014.
BLONDE ART BOOKS has invited artists, writers, independent publishers, and designers to present recent work in the form of artist and poetry books, periodicals, zines, and limited edition prints. Images and details from last year’s inaugural fair – BABZ FAIR 2013
This year the fair will be hosted by SIGNAL. The entire ground floor of the gallery as well as the backyard are open to the public for the duration of the fair. Book launches, readings, and other diverse programming will take place throughout the weekend (a complete schedule will be available shortly).
BBQ by Miles Away
Beer provided by PBR
The Perfect Nothing Catalog – an on-going residency in the backyard of SIGNAL will be open throughout the weekend.
260 Johnson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Montrose L Train
FAIR DATES & TIMES:
Friday June 20, 7-10pm
Saturday June 21, 2-7pm
Sunday June 22, 2-7pm
FRIDAY JUNE 20
9pm – Otium
Matthew C. Lange
Pau Wau Publications
The opening sequence of Under The Skin, the latest film by Jonathan Glazer, left me optimistic. After the lights fell, before the title showed, the screen was nothing but an expansive black void. Thin otherworldly sounds slowly rose, and near the center of the frame a minuscule white dot began to grow. For the next few minutes we saw almost entirely abstracted imagery, gradually accompanied by Scarlett Johansson’s voice (sounding strikingly artificial considering it is known for its voluptuousness). Popcorn ceased to rustle, and for a moment the room was silent. The sequence commanded the audience in ways that can only be effectively achieved in a cinema, and it was captivating in its ambiguity.
Made a GIF for Malcolm’s great review of Under the Skin.
AMO Studios is proud to present SIKE!, the first solo show by photographer Elizabeth Renstrom. The exhibition consists of a new body of work, paired with an installation of objects featured in the photographs. There will be a pop up shop in conjunction with the exhibition, selling zines and cute custom made barrettes. The shrines and ceremonies dedicated to disposable popular culture found within the artist’s 2012 series Waxy Chunks are taken one step further in SIKE! Instead of putting the symbols and icons in children’s media from the 1990’s on a pedestal, they are debased and imploded through a new series of humorous, absurd sculptures. SIKE! explores the implications of “putting away childish things” in a hyperreal concentrated visual manner, indicative of the artist’s style. Elizabeth Renstrom is an internationally published photographer who has been featured in several group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including VICE’s 2012 Photo Show, New York, NY, A Day Away, Slow Culture Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, and When We Were Young, Objectifs Gallery, Singapore, Singapore. She has also been published in several magazines including; TIME, Vice, Bloomberg Businessweek, Marie Claire and PIG Quarterly.
Opening reception: 13 June 2014, 0600-0900PM
The show runs until June 14th, 2014.
Click here for the Facebook Event.
Back in NYC - here we go again.