Hotel 22

Hotel 22 is a fantastic Short film directed by Elizabeth Lo, who’s made other wonderful short documentaries. It about a 24 hour bus route in Silicon Valley,  line 22, that functions a sort of homeless shelter at night. She has two sentences on one slide at the end of the film that addresses what we watched….

Lemi Ghariokwu and the Legendary Album Covers of Fela Kuti

Fela Kuti is an iconic musician from Nigeria who took every opportunity that he could to critique the corrupt Nigerian government and Nigerian society overall. His lyrics were scathing and thought provoking. When he sung you could hear his frustration and anger with the country that he felt was being held from greatness by the…

Torch Magazine

I am an intensely project-based photographer. I love having a larger task or goal to chip away at and mull over for a long time. After being published in multiple works by other students as well as my own book, I decided to try to make a magazine by myself. I wanted to do this…

Logo

I’ve been wanting to play around with making my own logo recently, but I definitely didn’t have the tools to do so before taking this class. The logo is based off of a tattoo that I got in April 2018 – the tattoo is a lion with orchids growing on its face. It is a…

TrinketWitch Jewelry

This morning I had the pleasure of photographing jewelry for one of my favorite local artists, TrinketWitch Jewelry. Everything is made by a woman named Nour – she is incredibly talented and all of her pieces are unique and painstakingly detailed. She is the one modeling for the feature image! I even asked Kalyxa in…

Playing Off the Unexpected

In thinking about our last project on public art, I was trying to find some interesting examples and came across an artist named Nina Saunders, who makes really interesting sculptures. She takes normal household items – armchairs, pianos, etc. – and turns them into dripping art pieces. She places them in exhibits but also public…

Hidji Films Shines Once Again in “Tony Tone”

For my final blog post, I was delighted to find that Hidji Films had produced yet another video for rap superstar A$AP Rocky. One of my favorite songs off of his new album Testing, “Tony Tone” is turned into a cinematic journey through Rocky’s life, Uptown New York, and the nature of his thoughts. We see…

Travis Scott Drives Home Irony in Zeze

One of the most interesting music videos to come out this year is certainly Zeze. The viral hit from Kodak Black featuring Travis Scott and Offset was recently turned into what might be the funniest music video of the year, rivaling the likes of the Wyclef Jean video from Young Thug that was released this…

Brno Del Zou

Brno Del Zou has a beautiful series of photography based portraits. In these works, he explores many different perspectives while displaying them all on one plane of vision. He sees his work as an exploration of cubism.  The result is a complex “collage” displaying the many facets of an individual.   Link to work: http://brnodelzou.ouvaton.org/v2/27-2/portraits-en-photosculpture/

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

In this series of collages, featuring fashion magazine cut-outs, Yazan Setabouha explores the immense attention outer beauty receives in our society. By crumbling the cutouts in an unsymmetrical manner, she aims to show that “judgment is easy” and that “beauty should be shaped within us”. Handle of artist’s Instagram, where her photos are found: @yazan.setabouha…