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The desire to be properly seen was one of the reasons that, for decades, the performing legends of the Western world paraded through Avedon's studio door; many of them could understand their own talent, but they couldn't fathom what it was in them that attracted the public so powerfully. In Avedon's studio, his subjects were called on to improvise; whether a professional showman or just a novice, they had either to mask or to pronounce themselves. From Avedon's perspective, all choices were telling. His task was to encourage, interpret, re-stage and retouch the portraits in order to confirm and confer identity.
Whether Avedon was mourning his father in a series of harrowing death-bed portraits, capturing dramatic portraits of renowned celebrities or exploring the burned-out faces of Utah drifters, within the camera’s vigilant focus the position of a head, a hand, or a lidded eye assumed the significance of a symbol. These studies have a dark glamor. The glamor of Avedon’s portraits, the arrangement of balance of line, texture, figure, and shadows within the frame, speaks with an uncanny, heartbreaking eloquence.
This detailed article includes a large number of stunning, darkly glamorous Avedon photographic portraits and two videos about his masterful work. In addition, it presents a remarkable photo-gallery comprised of additional remarkable pictures that speak with a heart-rending power.The desire to be properly seen was one of the reasons that, for decades, the... more
Wednesday afternoon, Barack Obama was officially named the Democratic Party's Presidential Nominee, crowning his groundbreaking, historic meteoric rise from a little-known Illinois state senator to becoming the first African-American ever to win a major-party’s presidential nomination.
Thursday night, the National Democratic Convention moves to Denver's Invesco Field so that more Americans can be a part of the fourth night of the Convention, where Barack Obama will accept the Democratic nomination for President. A crowd that is now estimated to be larger than 80,000 people is expected to attend the final convention assembly to hear Obama's acceptance speech.
Obama’s acceptance speech will be given on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, which King delivered from the steps of Washington's Lincoln Memorial on August 28th, 1963.
This article presents a number of photographs, a replayable live-blogging of Obama's nomination at the convention and three videos (including a video of Obama's nomination at the convention on Wednesday). In addition, a remarkable photo-gallery documents the entire course of Obama's presidential campaign, accompanied by music audio.Wednesday afternoon, Barack Obama was officially named the Democratic Party's... more
Barry Feinstein, the rock 'n' roll photographer, was digging through his archives last year when he found a long-forgotten bundle of pictures, dozens of dark and moody snapshots taken of Hollywood back in the early 1960s. Tucked next to the photographs was a set of prose poems, written around the same time by an old friend: Bob Dylan. At the time that he originally arranged the group of photographs in the 60s, Mr. Feinstein had asked Dylan to come out to Hollywood and write some text to accompany the photographs.
The resulting collection is sometimes dark and dreary, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, and often just plain sardonic. There are vintage snapshots of movie props and roadside stands, topless starlets and headless mannequins. In one photograph a young woman, visible only from the ankles down, crouches on Sophia Loren’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, her hand pressed into Sophia Loren's footprints in the cement. In another photograph, a completely empty parking lot at 20th Century Fox is cynically marked with a large sign asking for "Talent."
The article includes a number of uniquely satirical vintage photographs from this collection, a video, music audio and a very intriguing photo-gallery.
If you've got just a bit of a dark side, have yourself a little look for a good chuckle!!Barry Feinstein, the rock 'n' roll photographer, was digging through his... more
"Patti Smith: Dream of Life" is a new film that’s been 12 years in the making, a work that reveals an intimate, impressionistic portrait of a woman who is still blazing her own trail through late middle age, a woman who has seen and suffered great loss and who is perhaps the only major surviving connection from New York City’s Beat generation, to the 1970s Manhattan art scene, to the birth of punk, to the present.
The film is a paean to life, resoundingly joyous and elegiac, warm and vibrantly present, a collage of moods and moments from one immensely talented woman’s richly lived time on earth. "Dream of Life" is a beautiful and occasionally haunting artistic creation, a meditation on aging and mortality, an intimate study of an unusual kind of fame and the portrait of a genuinely remarkable person.
Stunning photographs, five remarkable videos and a wonderful photo-gallery are included.
Have a look and enjoy!!"Patti Smith: Dream of Life" is a new film that’s been 12 years in the... more
This was Kent Couch's third balloon-powered lawn chair flight. His lawn chair, powered by a rainbow of more than 150 helium-filled party balloons, flew more than 200 miles from central Oregon to Idaho.
Couch created quite a sensation in the tiny farming community of Cambridge, Idaho, as he touched down safely in a pasture where he was soon greeted by dozens of the town’s very surprised residents!!
This article includes a number of great photographs, as well as five remarkable videos (two of his 2007 flight and three of his successful 2008 flight), music audio (The Fifth Dimension's "Up, Up, and Away") and a terrific gallery of photographs showing Couch and his balloon-powered lawn chair in flight.
Have a look and enjoy yourself!!This was Kent Couch's third balloon-powered lawn chair flight. His lawn chair,... more
"A Little Dim with Rough Edges: Tattooed Guy Still Shines." Yes indeedy, this tattooed guy doesn't look none too bright, but the rough dude still shines very sexy, sexy!!
Stunning photographs and a great photo-gallery are included. Have a little peek and enjoy yourself!!"A Little Dim with Rough Edges: Tattooed Guy Still Shines." Yes indeedy,... more
Sam Taylor-Wood is an English experimental photographer and filmmaker. "Crying Men" is her treatise about sadness. It has very recently been "discovered" in the United States and is attracting considerable attention.
Her series of photographs in "Crying Men" attempts to capture an unusual liminal space, the moment between the real and the unreal, the imitation and the authentic. By her deliberate use of celebrity actors as models, the viewer is led to wonder whether and to what degree their tears of sadness (and therefore their emotions) are genuine.
This article presents great photographs, a photo-gallery of all the "Crying Men" portraits and three videos. The videos include a video-slideshow of the "Crying Men" photographs and Taylor-Wood's short avant-garde film, "Pieta", which stars Robert Downey, Jr.Sam Taylor-Wood is an English experimental photographer and filmmaker. "Crying... more
The 100 Lovers of Jesus Reynolds (2004 Official Selection of The Sundance Film Festival) is a short film shot on a shoestring budget, but marked with a sense of gritty, tenacious elegance. This acclaimed film presents a droll and very humorous, but also bittersweet portrait of an East Village girl's many, many sexual affairs and escapades. Photographs, a video of this acclaimed film, music audio and a wonderful photo-gallery are included.The 100 Lovers of Jesus Reynolds (2004 Official Selection of The Sundance Film... more
In 1952, the goofy surrealist artist Salvador Dali made a hilarious, comedic appearance as a contestant on the then very popular television game show, "What's My Line?"
This piece presents stunning photographs, the very humorous video of Dali's wackiness on the "What's My Line?" show, a music video that pays tribute to Dali's surreal paintings, (surreal) music audio and a wonderful photo-gallery of his paintings.
It's all great fun!!In 1952, the goofy surrealist artist Salvador Dali made a hilarious, comedic... more
Barack Obama won a resounding 14-point victory over Clinton in North Carolina on Tuesday, while losing by less than 2-points in Indiana. "We now know who the Democratic nominee is going to be...it's Obama," NBC's Tim Russert declared on television late last night.
The article includes a number of wonderful photographs, videos of Barack Obama's North Carolina victory speech and of Tim Russert's television report, music audio and an amazing photo-gallery.Barack Obama won a resounding 14-point victory over Clinton in North Carolina on... more
This article is a tribute to Robert Downey Jr, and to his successful battle to return from the self-destructive dark edge. It includes a number of wonderful photographs, two music videos ("I Want Love" and "Smile" from "Chaplin"), two Sam Taylor-Wood experimental films in which Downey appears ("Pieta" and "Men Crying"), and the official "Iron Main" trailer. In addition, the article presents music audio and an outstanding photo-gallery.
Please have a look and enjoy yourselves!!This article is a tribute to Robert Downey Jr, and to his successful battle to return... more
This is a movie made by me, Lucas James Xavier Kolasa.
I made 21 ink drawings, 13 oil paintings, and 15 environmentally correct sculptures.
THen I wrote and created a musical score that I syncronized to the video. I also made the video including all the special effects.
It was a one person project.
Me being that person.
If I only count working hours.. I would say it was easily 1500 hours of work.
However, the first sculpture was made 2 years ago,, and the final work was done just a couple weeks ago.
I hope you have the time to click on and view it.., and share with your friends.
and please add me as a friend.
This is a movie made by me, Lucas James Xavier Kolasa. I made 21 ink drawings, 13 oil... more
They say that her voice still sounds sweet and smoky after 147 years, the song floating in the air as if the young lady's walking out of a fog to serenade her audience. "Au Clair de la Lune," in 10 seconds, 11 notes. They've found the first human voice recording ever made, nearly 20 years before Thomas Edison invented the phonograph. But maybe the young lady's warbling doesn't really sound as "sweet and smoky" as they say it does. Take a listen for yourself and you decide!!
Photographs and the short (somewhat painful) music audio are included.They say that her voice still sounds sweet and smoky after 147 years, the song... more
I made many environmentally correct sculptures.. then I wrote music and made it, attatched it to this video I made all of the sculptures.. morphing into one another.
-- I actually recycled a lot of the material from the trash with my own hands.
-- things like cardboard, paint, etc.
Unfortunately, I do not own money.. -- So you can see .. it says the name ABROSOFT on the screen.. becaue they let me borrow their program. It still took me many hours to figure it all out etc.
Then entire project is over 1000 hours of pure work all jammed into less than 4 minutes. From recycling materials.. to making the sculptures.. this is a collection of work that was started 2 years ago. -- Then after that was complete,, I started making the music.. and then working with the technology programs to link it all together.-- So.. each sculpture takes so long to make.. and all..-- it is esaily over 1000 hours of work. *~*It is kewl though.. i don't mind. The new ones won't take as long to do,, now that I have done it once... but still.. there is no way to make the sculptures faster than I already do.- In the begining,, it was like 100 hours plus.. but now.. I am really much faster at it.-- so.. experience is the key.
So thanks to the companies that let me borrow some technology.
-- See when you don't have money.. you have to borrow things..
but let's not focus on that.
World Peace.. that is the goal.
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"Faith in Texas: A Gratitude for Obama." Huge crowds continue to show for Barack Obama's campaign appearances all over Texas. In Dallas yesterday,17,000 supporters crowded into the city's Reunion Arena, eagerly cheering Obama's speech, fired up about his themes of hope, change and unity.
This article includes photographs, a photo-gallery and a music video."Faith in Texas: A Gratitude for Obama." Huge crowds continue to show for... more
"Photo of the Day: Jesus-No-Hands." This is a beautiful, colorful photograph presented for you in stunning high-resolution. The photograph is accompanied by an extremely touching music audio entitled "Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet.""Photo of the Day: Jesus-No-Hands." This is a beautiful, colorful... more
"Way to Blue" is sung by Nick Drake (1948-1974), an English singer who failed to find a wide audience during his lifetime. However, interest in Drake's work has grown steadily, to the extent that he now ranks among the most influential English singers of the last 50 years.
Heath Ledger (1979-208) was preoccupied with Drake's life and music. Shortly before his death in January, Ledger made a video to accompany Drake's song "Black Eyed Dog", in which Ledger was pictured drowning in his own bathtub.
This piece includes photographs and music videos, including Nick Drake's "Way to Blue.""Way to Blue" is sung by Nick Drake (1948-1974), an English singer who... more
Four extraordinary women put on the best campaign rally in the last 20 years of presidential politics. At the preeminent UCLA event, Michelle Obama, Caroline Kennedy, Oprah Winfrey and Maria Shriver defined a moment in history, giving a huge boost to Obama's polls.
Wonderful Photographs, videos (including the music video "Yes We Can") and a photo-gallery are included. Vote today!!Four extraordinary women put on the best campaign rally in the last 20 years of... more