Persona art project – a creative take on the men’s sign and giveaway
Here is an interesting art project that I came across, and it is all by a Cape Town team. They have taken the traditional “mens” sign found on bathroom doors, and converted it to really funky art, so here are just 2 examples.
There are a bunch more on their Facebook page, including historical people, world leaders, tv and movie persona.
I have been chatting to them, and they have offered to do 2 cool things:
Firstly there is a free signed print of the Beatles picture as a giveaway to one of my readers (Just leave a comment on the blog or on Facebook to enter).
Secondly they are going to create a persona of me which I will post when it is ready.
They are planning on crowd-funding this project at the Design Indaba, so in a few days I will post something about it when I have more details. But it looks like an interesting project worth watching.
Two brothers, Shayne & Ant Vervoort, are launching a Kickstarter campaign on September 22 to promote an exciting new art project coming out of South Africa — Persona Art Project.
The aim of this project is to tap into the massive reach that an international platform such as Kickstarter provides. South Africa has just scratched the surface in terms of crowd-funded projects. The Persona Art Project wants to be part of this community of creatives and utilize the process of crowd-funding to build support around grass-roots projects such as this, coming out of South Africa.
The Beatles – Abbey Road
Here is the official video:
(not) Valentine’s day flowers
As you can gather I am not big on Valentine’s day. I buy Lois flowers because I choose to, not because of commercial and social pressure (yeah boring I know). So yes I buy her flowers; just not on Feb 14th.
So when the Fro sent out a challenge to shoot a creative Valentine’s Day shot, I jumped right in. This picture gives a different perspective on Valentines day. I think that it works. What do you think?
ps: please don’t try this at home
While I was shooting at the classic car expo, I came across a stall selling old workshop tools. The seller wanted to know why I was taking pictures of “my junk”. Well, old tools have history. They tell a story, and they leave questions behind. Who owned these tools, what were they used for, how did they end up here, what was fixed or made using these tools?
Junk? I don’t think so.
Sometimes you need to have some fun, enjoy the process and not worry too much about the outcome. So when I saw that my Christmas tree lights had not yet been put away, I plugged them in, took out my camera, set it on a low shutter speed and did some finger painting!
The results are a little abstract and trivial, but I had loads of fun, and sometimes that is what it is all about.
Although thinking about it, the bright lights in front of a black background could be an omen on the future of the SOAP bill; I hope so.
Here are a few more of the pictures.
The soaring Eagabbit
About 2 months ago, I posted a picture of a white Rabbit. I was slightly startled yesterday to receive an email from Jesusdragon737, telling me that he had used the photo as a basis for some serious photoshopping. And the picture placed 3rd in a photo manipulation contest.
Above is Eagabbit, and below my original picture.
Amazing what you can do with digital manipulation.