New Hampshire based, Brazilian photographer Henrique Plantikow has a pretty strong portfolio. His images show a raw, ‘darker side’ of American youth, or as some would say, the ‘every day’ American youth in challenging socio-economic times.
His subjects are the guys who hang out at skate parks and parking lots, utterly bored and disillusioned – not the ones you see on Gossip Girl.
Some of these images are shocking, there’s a madness in the mess that is portrayed here, but also a familiarity, a ‘real’ social commentary. Or is it? Plantikow’s photography almost looks too gritty to be real, but in an effort to avoid being pretentious or fake, Plantikow just started hanging out with these guys and snapped some photos while he was at it. Whether these are completely real, or if there is an element of staging here, they are gripping in what they are saying. His work has a very similar feel to that of director Larry Clark who brought us the films ‘Kids’ and ‘Ken Park’ which we like.
Definitely check out more of his fresh and disturbing work here.
Being a Nike collection it includes of course, a Sneaker: The Mars Yard Shoe shown above and, while the collection of footwear and clothing have been praised for the look, style and largely for the packaging detail people have also commented on how odd it is that the entire Nike range has been created to wear while planning a trip to Mars. That’s planning not going. Sachs notes that the Mars Yard Shoe are “shoes built to support the bodies of the strongest minds in the aerospace industry” while they make…plans for Mars.
Stargazing aside, the collection features his unfinished style and goes to great detail to create forward-thinking and forward-looking garments. Zippers that double as storage and the use of automotive airbag materials reflect a lightweight, space travel appropriate clothing (I never thought I’d say that…) without looking like a space cadet.
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Public Enemy. The group that consists of Chuck d, Flavor flav, Terminator x, Professor griff and the s1w’s. According to Wikipedia, in 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Public Enemy number forty-four on its list of the Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
14 actors acting is a series of beautifully shot black and white vignettes that yes, were released at the end of last year, for the New York Times. However, off the back of my last post and also in honour of the latest Frontier Creative Challenge we here in the Frontier office started drawing parallels across mediums – From photography and into film and performance.
I mentioned last time that Bown’s work often lingered in my mind for days sometimes so, when it came up that 14 actors acting reminded us of Jane Bown’s work I completely agreed and knew that I had to repost it here for you.
Okay, the obvious similarity is that they are both shot in black and white but the thing I think links the two works is the narrative one’s mind can create after looking at a piece of work. Each vignette in 14 actors acting is no longer than 60 seconds and is intended to be viewed as a kind of poem, less about the content and more about how they make you feel.
This I think is the unofficial bond forged between this work and Bown’s. In Bown’s work although they are famous faces, it is the feeling you get captured in each image that you are left with that is incredible.
Carla Jovenda Wijaya, a student in the Bachelor of Architecture program at NewSchool of Architecture and Design, has been awarded second place in the seekingSHADE Student Design Competition. The competition was open to all college students in the United States and challenged students from architecture, design, and engineering disciplines to design a shade structure for the pedestrian bridge at the Land Port of Entry in San Ysidro, California. As the bridge would welcome people to the United States, it needed to be iconic, environmentally sensitive, and complement the existing Port design.
Wijaya used steel rods and stretched fabric materials because they achieved her aesthetic goals while providing durability and flexibility. “At night, the dispersed light would make the bridge glow and the shadows and silhouette from the aluminum panels, structure and tension cables would make the bridge appear like a semi-porous membrane.”