ALWAYS BE SQUINCHING AND OTHER TRICKS FROM A PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER FOR TAKING FLATTERING PICTURES


TRICKS FROM A PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

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Telephone Sheep Exhibit by Artist Jean Luc Cornec


942059_280269342108757_1908797763_nMuseum of Communications in Auckland – NZ.
Each one of these sheep is made from telephones and cords …… check out their feet! 

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Jean Luc’s sheep were constructed of older model rotary telephones and their accompanying cords wrapped around sheep formed under structures. The phone on the cradle strikingly resembles a head in this context with the melted and bent hand piece creating great hooves. In this new environment the out of date phones have taken on an entirely new life due to our shift in perspective. The ability to see materials outside of their traditional roles is key to reducing the mass of products our society currently consumes and reusing that which surrounds us everyday to its maximum potential.

Postured in all the ways you would see sheep on a typical farm Jean Luc has evoked a surreal representation of life using otherwise lifeless forms.

While on the one hand art can be seen as a form of entertainment and pleasure, which may seem trivial to some, there can be a much more functional element to it as well. Art and design occur from the need to express, communicate, and question the human experience. An exhibit may probe into society’s values and practices. Quality art should in the very least make us think.

This may seem like heavy conversation while looking at these playful sheep, but Cornec’s piece is a perfect gateway into thought provoking art that makes us shift our view on the function of material. The prevalence of upcycling, repurposing, green design, engineering, and architecture addressing global climate change that we are seeing on a daily basis is the fruit of creative thinking. Work like the Telephone Sheep force us to see new uses and value to otherwise expired products. The importance of art can stretch far beyond entertaining some web surfers or museum patrons. It can spawn in any of us the ability to think with a more malleable mind. Perhaps in even a simple way on a daily basis we can look at common refuse and see further life, another form, continuing function…less waste.

Artists and designers will play an immensely important role in our world as we move forward towards more sustainable ideology. Creativity, along with technology and ethical growth, can produce astounding results towards a more eco-friendly means of existence.

Credit : GreenUpgrader(dot)com

The intention to share this non-commercial and to showcase the exceptional work done by the artist.

“The Switch Background Innovation”


Friends, I am extremely pleased to share with you the “The Switch Background Innovation”

Its been a dilemma ever since we started out in 2008. We chose dark background for Version 1 of http://www.stockimagebank.com. We loved it, but we also loved white.

So then started a feedback survey, and each time we spoke to our clients we asked them if they preferred a dark or a white site background when looking for images. At the end of 2 years we were at the same spot where we started and realised that the votes were divided in a 50: 50 split !

We realised it was subjective and a matter of choice. So we decided to bring in “Freedom to choose” for all our buyers. We have been working very hard and are finally out with the Version 2 of our site.
We created a Switch Background Option to the entire site ! !

http://www.stockimagebank.com/index.aspx

The first to do so for a stock image site in the world are extremely proud !

Its just been a week and we have got a tremendous response so far from the industry.
There are a few tweaks and minor issues that we are aligning with the previous database and site with, but I would love to get a response from my friends here !

Its a labour of Love, and I’d be really grateful if you could visit the site, register so that I get to know that you visited, and share your thoughts here or write to me privately at sugandha@stockimagebank.com.

Look forward to your feedback and thank you for sparing the time.
Sugandha

SIBSA Ad of the day – Flipkart


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The ad is just one depiction of the fabulous series of ads developed by team of Happy Creative ( http://www.thinkhappy.biz/ ).Founded by Kartik Iyer and Praveen Das in May 2007, Happy Creative Services India Pvt Ltd is an Idea Shop, as they call themselves.

I ordered my first book ” Rework” 2 days back via Flipkart. I must compliment the company and its team for the fabulous experience ! You live up to the creative and the promise that it makes 🙂  I am hooked to Flipkart ! – Sugandha Dubey

 


8 cylinders when you need it.
4 cylinders when you don’t.
The new Audi S7

Credits :

Advertising Agency: BBH, London, UK
Executive Creative Director: Nick Gill
Creative Director: Kevin Stark
Copywriter: Simon Pearse
Art Director: Emmanuel Saint- M’Leux
Retoucher: Alex Murray
Photographer: Kulbir Thandi
Typographer: Rob Wison

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Posted by Sugandha@  www.stockimagebank.com . This section will showcase one interesting ad a day. This post is only to share and celebrate  the creativity , colors, brands and the communication professionals. I share because I like it !