Abigail Portner is a great artist, friend, and head of the “All I See” series here at Artist Advocacy. She recently moved from coast to coast and is currently selling one of a kind drawings. You can contact her as well to get your own custom drawing. Go check it out at her BLOG!
Noel Sinclair Boyt is a visual artist, skateboarder, and a great friend. When we first met, Noel was visiting Boston during the reign of Coliseum. We didn’t get to hang around for too long, but we have been in touch for many years. I knew Noel first for his skating–the kind of creative style you can see in his video parts are easily reflective of the personality in his artistic pieces. All things considered, anything Noel’s involved in creating is worth checking out.
Lucas Blalock, a new New York based photographer, states that his work illustrates the way that falseness/mechanics in pictures can bring us closer to the world. In this interview he answers questions about how he succeeds in doing this using overlapping, patterns, mirrors, and (only some) fake fruit.
Red Bucket Films‘ Josh and Benny Safdie have a new movie out that has been generating a lot of buzz. It’s called Daddy Longlegs and will be screening at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA on Friday, May 21st and Saturday, May 22nd. The directors themselves will be in attendance. The film’s trailer is below: [...]
RAINBOW BOMB: A choose your own adventure glamour photo shoot. CREATED BY: Melanie Bernier, Ryan Riehle, and Blair Waters. WHERE: MEME Gallery 55 Norfolk St, Cambridge, MA. WHEN: Gallery Reception of photographs: Thursday, May 20th: 4pm to midnight. Closing reception: Friday, May 21: 6pm to 9pm
When I was a child, I had always dreamt of being being a professional skateboard photographer. I had looked up to these men of the industry as iconic idols. There was only one problem though: I wasn’t good enough to make it. The lighting always made the figures look like silhouettes, the composition was sophomoric at best, and the print quality caused me great ridicule. So, sadly I had no choice but to cut my losses and abandon the glamorous and ritz-crackery filled life of a photographer. However, when I saw Ryan Gee ollie into the Barcelona bank in Kalis’ DC part, I realized I could try to skate too. I couldn’t make it as a respected photographer, but I decided I still wanted to be part of the industry in one way or another. I had no choice but to settle for the lackluster life of becoming a professional skateboarder. The end.
If you say the word “artist,” most people conjure up the same image–a crazy offbeat character that paints in the dark and enjoys slicing his ear off. While we are positive that Nicholas Kuszyk doesn’t enjoy slicing his ear off (we think), he certainly is eccentric. Kuszyk is a visual artist who has just published a children’s book. Read this unique interview to find out how Odie from Garfield got him into art.
I was raised in a very small town on Lake Huron in Canada. Coming from an environment of vast farm lands and a constantly shifting shoreline was extremely formative for me creatively. I never had television when I was a kid, so I spent a lot of time in the woods, in the water, or in a book. My grandpa drew crude comics in the style of Mad Magazine, my mom owned a clothing store, and my dad ran a restaurant. Everybody around me was always making something, or promoting aesthetics in some way. I attribute my need to be an artist to my family, and to the natural landscape I was born into.
Alana Celii is an interesting young woman. The photographs she takes are about as imaginative and playful as her eclectic personality. Alana’s photographs span a wide spectrum of format and formality, while retaining her personal touch. This exceptional up-and-coming artist gave us our money’s worth in this “interview.”
This might seem an unlikely place to see banter about professional skateboarder/”Jackass” Bam Margera. But he recently released a book called Serious As Dog Dirt, a collection of artwork, photographs, and writings. If you’d like the chance to win a free copy of Bam’s book, all you have to do is follow us on Twitter [...]