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Zosia Zija 3/26/04 Description:
photography documenting the relationship between the people and places they live (Flash)
"There are stories, which are untold." Polish actress and photographer Zosia Zija says "the most interesting areas [of photography] are those that I don't explore myself." But she does explore an area I think is one the most interesting – "people in their surroundings." Her portraits have what I call emotional depth. You have to be there to understand... [webesteem]
Rooster Iglehart 3/24/04 Description:
The expressive faces in Rooster's illustrations seem magical to me. Inspiring. Several of them left me imagining stories and scenarios that might be written about the characters. I'm not sure how else to say it, except that this small collection of Rooster's work certainly sparks the imagination... [Design Radar]
three 3/20/04 Description:
build your own visual story and view others' creations (Flash)
Any one of the 3 characters will get you on your way to building a unique visual narrative. You choose the photos for the storyboard and can add your creation to the collection, connecting it to others' works. Watching the stories is the real treat. Though I'm not sure how the connections work, I did notice variations in some of the scenes. Intriquing Flash interface and a wonderfully artistic combination of illustration and animation...
Planewalk 3/18/04 Description:
a harbour for my visual creations
Eleni a/k/a curly-haired monster, a 21-year-old artist, launched the site last September after several prior attempts and I'm glad she made it. A harbour for her art, the site's simple ink-splattered design is appealing. The works, going back as far as 1998, include traditional paintings, pen & wash, and pencil sketches plus digital portraits, paintings, scribbles, and collabs. Cool style – I love the untitled pencil drawing of a tree done in August, 2001. Eleni says "explore, enjoy, and perhaps be inspired." 3 for 3... [raster]
IdealWord 3/17/04 Description:
a product of the new artistic societies and its aim is to raise doubts within the digital art field
There's more, considerably more than meets the eye when you view the artworks. "Computer aided methods of transformation of human consciousness" are at play here and the tasty combinations of image and text, and in many cases, text as image are absolutely astounding. Viewing the source of some of the HTML pieces will shed light on what's going on here and you can download .pdf versions for printing. It's all copyleft and meant to open doors. Explore and enjoy intertextual art... [linkdup]
Comfort Stand 3/14/04 Description:
a not-for-profit community driven label where all releases are free for download with artwork and liner notes
Comments:Nothing Is True led me to the site – Jeremy called it an "excellent selection of bedroom producers, plunderphonia, exotica, and tiki freakiness." There's some excellent homegrown content in its catalog of 16 releases. "Having no business model or profit motive we strive to bring you recordings that we find interesting, compelling and downright enjoyable. Everybody needs free music." Yes, it used the "F" word. Today's pick is an independent record label that let's you download everything, even cover art (plus lyrics in some cases), and it's all...free. Thank you Otis!
Sinah Nthodi Nkoane 3/13/04 Description:
"It is pay day. There is a vibe about the city today. The[re] is excitement. The security guard is happy to check your bag. Car drivers a happy to let you cut them off, the sales person smiles when you buy more than one pack of cigarettes." A day in the life of Sinah in South Africa. This is version 8 of the site, launched in January and called "Shift*" It's a photo journal with 2 pics per entry. Great photos plus 3 other interesting projects in the archives. Word is that a new Flash version of the site may be in the works. "Where can I learn to dance, I can dance, but I need to Samba." I'm guessing one of Sinah's readers knew exactly what that meant...
Daniel Lee 'Manimals' 3/11/04 Description:
digital images combining human portraits with animal features
There's an amazing animated .gif called "Fish out of water" done in 1998-99, which shows Daniel Lee's "view of evolution." That's just the online representation of the actual work of art which is a sequence of 11 larger digital C-prints with a 5-minute animated presentation on DVD, currently on display at the JM Kolar Art Center in Wisconsin. That project is 1 of 5 showcased here. It looks like Daniel started doing his "Manimals" in 1993 and his work has been exhibited all over the world. Drawing. Photography. Fine art. Photoshop. Uniquely cool... [pictoblog]
Exitwound 3/1/04 Description:
photos and text by frank kolodziej
A blogroll led me to "Exitwound (no space, no 's')" and I consider that a lucky moment. Outstanding photography and site design. I especially like Frank's close-up/macro shots, but the diverse collection is all good. There's over 2-dozen shots taken on the 28th alone. Whether using the archives (going back to 2001) or just clicking through the photos, it's an enjoyable browsing experience. – Jenett (one 'n', two 't')...;~))