29 October 2011
BIG BAD WOLF duck sauce from caviar on Vimeo.
When A-Trak and Armand Van Helden make a music video for one of the most illogical and weird song (i don’t say that, they did…), the result is Big Bad Wolf. In this strange imaginary world, the persons have human heads in lieu of genitals. Despite this change, they try to live: they work, go shopping and “have sex”. If you disliked the song, you can’t miss the music video which is so funny and original. When i listened this song for the first time, i thought about the “Big Bad Wolf” of McBess. Two artistic visions for the same aesthetic success!
SMART URBAN STAGE PRESENTS THE »FUTURE OF THE CITY AWARD« ROUND #01 / VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE ARTIST!
|© by smart / Photography Yuji Hamada|
smart URBAN STAGE is a global online project dealing with the term »FUTURE OF THE CITY«. »We ask pioneers from metropolises around the world to question the urban status quo.« The results are visions, ideas and solutions for sustainable lifestyles, modern social systems and forward-looking developments in the fields of architecture, design and technology. The worldwide event series is exhibiting ideas and solutions of forward thinking future makers. The brand behind this online project is the car manufacturer smart, which hosted special events throughout Europe during the last two years.
Now smart initiates the FUTURE OF THE CITY AWARD (with a final voting in January 2012). Within the 1st round »Month Of Photography« Canadian born and Berlin based electronic musician Peaches was requested to ask 8 photographers around the world: »What sounds will you create or play to help your urban farm grow?«
Urban farming is an increasingly important part of sustaining our future and taking control of what and how we eat. It is getting more and more difficult, especially in urban environments to obtain real fresh organic food. The 8 photographers were challenged by this topic and showed their vision of the future. One of the contributing artists is Yuji Hamada from Japan with his photo series Pulsar (seen above):
»›Plants might listen the sounds that we cannot listen.‹ This idea comes from my experience. When I closed my eyes under the sun, I still felt the sunlight before my eyes. I felt Sunlight is an essential element them to grow. Since then, I decided not to use any artificial lights and photograph the invisible light in our everyday life.« Yuji Hamada
All other contestants and their artistic work can be seen here. Now it is your turn to show them which one has done best. Vote for your favourite photographic work by clicking on the vote button. Voting ends November 1st! The two artists with the most votes will take part in the Final »Future of the City Award« voting inJanuary 2012.
FUTURE OF THE CITY Website
|© by Hero / Photography Takay / Styling John McCarty / Models Lukas Grout, Alex Beck, Andy Martin, Pete Harris|
If it were up to me. I´d spare you the intro about the most famous party photographer as of today... Cobrasnake. Aka Mark Hunter drops his suitcases at the hippest parties on the globe. From Tokyo to New York. Via Paris. Immortalising irrelevant moments at every must-be-seen reunion. Day and Night. His Snapshots are outrageous and make everybody go buzzirk for a publication on
StellDirVor: You must get that one often, but why CobraSnake?
There´s really no exciting story behind the name
but I do have a scar on my hand and I tell people that I was bitten by a cobra when I was in the boy scouts. It´s a pretty good story!
SDV: Tell us how one becomes the coolest, most famous and most seen party photographer on the globe?
That´s very flattering. I´m not really any of those things. The people that I photograph are, I´m very lucky to be around some of the most amazing musicans, artists, fashion designers, cool kids from all around the world. Some of their coolness must rub off on me. That´s why I never shower!
SDV: You mostly take snapshots at parties, ever felt like doing something else?
I don´t just take snapshots. I have a fitness club, I have a business selling vintage clothes and I work on lots of other fun projects all the time. Snapshots are like 50 percent of my workload an I love them.
SDV: Can you think of something you never seen before, or a person you´ve never met that you´d like to take a picture of?
Would be cool to meet a ghost and hang out and go to Disneyland with them.
SDV: A great party is?
Full of cute girls, good music, lots of fun things like balloons and stuff.
SDV: And where are they at?
You can really have a great party anywhere. I have travelled to the most random places and found amazing parties, so there´s always a room for fun.
SDV: Was it you who made Cory Kennedy an i- star?
Not really she was a superstar before I met here.
SDV: DimMak are your mates, what´s it like in this big family?
Yes I love Steve Aoki and Dimmak! We have really done some crazy thing together. Travelling everywhere from Paris, Australia, Tokyo and everywhere else cool.
SDV: Your best memory?
Too many memories to remember.
SDV: Tell us about your range of tees?
Just opened a concept shop in the mall in Hollywood and Highland. It´s out of control, full of amazing things if you come to Los Angeles it´s totally important that you come visit the shop!
|pics the cobrasnake|
19 October 2011
Dear ladies and gentlemen,
in close co-operation with the designer and founder ''Svenja Specht'',
YBDPT STUDIO presents the product launch of the Winter accessories by Reality Studio.
This time the starting point and inspiration of the ''Reality Studio'' AutumnWinter 2011 collection originates from Don Cherry’s album ''Codona'' recorded with fellow musicians Collin Walcott and Nana Vasconcelos. Here, band members used the first two letters of their names to create the album title.
For this collection, the Japanese words Otona (Adult) and Codomo (Child) are combined to create the word ''Codona''. The Codona collection refers to the adult who retains the curiosity, the openness and the playfulness of a child without the prejudice learnt in later life. The collection is variable and playful but mature at the same time. It shows variations of inside out and upside down, playing with forms and colours while leaving the wearer freedom to experiment.
For the first time, YBDPT STUDIO teams up with the Berlin high fashion label.
So come over and celebrate this little but special event with us.
You will be well served by cold beer and jazzy sounds.
Here the facts:
PRODUCT LAUNCH OF THE WINTER ACCESSORIES BY REALITY STUDIO
EXCLUSIVE AT YBDPT STUDIO
COLD BEER AND JAZZY SOUNDS
FRIDAY 21.10.2011 / 19 H - 22 H
YBDPT STUDIO / MARKTSTRASSE 117 / 20357 HAMBURG
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