In September I started working for The North Face. [I'm the Photo and Video Coordinator and my role is to create product photography and videos for our website, TheNorthFace.com, and for internal and external marketing use. The role has been beyond rewarding and I'm very happy with the work I'm doing and the teams I'm collaborating with.] While discussing brand design and direction with a coworker recently the TNFlook.com site came up. TNFlook is a Japanese version of The North Face. It is run separately and independently from the brand I work with daily. I like the styling, aesthetic and functionality of the TNFlook site. Below are screen captures from the sites animations showing the products layering story. These styles of animations have gained a bit of notoriety and hipster acclaim lately. I too have dabbled in these animations in both my IandI series and Press-X series. I really enjoy the bold difference in the brand interpretation and the site experience.
I ran across Sienna Freeman's work in a post from Hi Fructose Magazine earlier this year. Freeman combines her own photography and drawings with found imagery and materials in resin. Her works remind me of Terry Gilliam's animations yet where Gilliam's work uses non sequitur campy humor Freeman's work juxtaposes surreal sexual imagery with implied psychological tones. Her work is featured currently at "Spirit Board," A Ouija themed group show at Loved To Death's Articulated Gallery in the Upper Haight. I'm looking forward to heading there this week to see the work first hand.
For more of her work visit her website or on her Flickr gallery.
I'm grown a bit obsessed with the aurora borealis. I partially blame Neil Young's Pocahontas and my hope that I'll bump into him one day in Half Moon Bay now that I've been spending more time down there with my in-laws. Regardless of where the strange attraction comes from I really love this video from National Geographic. This time lapse of the Northern Lights in Norway is like nothing I've seen before. I hope one day to see this natural phenomenon in person, maybe while listening to Neil Young.
AS A FOLLOW UP: I found this video from a flight over the Earth from August to October 2011 on the International Space Station. Credits below pasted and reposted from the Michael König's Vimeo page.
Music: Jan Jelinek | Do Dekor, faitiche back2001
w+p by Jan Jelinek, published by scape Publishing / Universal
janjelinek.com | faitiche.de
Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory,
NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
Editing: Michael König | koenigm.com
Shooting locations in order of appearance:
1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night
2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night
3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia
4. Aurora Australis south of Australia
5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean
7. Halfway around the World
8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East
9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East
10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night
11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay
12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night
13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam
14. Views of the Mideast at Night
15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea
16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night
17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean
18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night
No idea the back story on this artist. However, I really like his animations and the visuals speak for themselves. I found Range Ton Bazar on FUBIZ and the rest of his videos on Mathais Lachal's Vimeo page.
View more of Lachal's work here
View more of Lachal's work here