Inspiration of the Day ~ WinterWolf Studios Fine Art Photography

All week I am in want of inspiration, it is hard to sense inspiration when you're 'under the weather' like I have been since Saturday, but these photographs by Winter Kelly keep telling these interesting 'tales'. "Winter Kelly is the owner of WinterWolf Studios, a fine-art photography company based out of Cincinnati and Dayton, OH. Formed in 2005, WinterWolf is known for creating fantastical images that provide glimpses of unusual beauty amidst colorful fairytale worlds.While Winter is most acclaimed for her creative female portraiture, she is also available to hire for a wide range of photography work including baby photography, editorials, commercial work, senior portraits, and weddings. Examples of her work in these styles are available upon request." For her page browse here...for her social media.

Audrey Kawasaki & Her Art Nouveau X Manga Comics Style

I've been intruiged by her style for some time now, she creates the most beautiful art. She does everything: from art on wood panels to extremely large outside walls of buildings. Here's how she describes herself: "The themes in Audrey Kawasaki's work are contradictions within themselves. Her work is both innocent and erotic. Each subject is attractive yet disturbing. Audrey's precise technical style is at once influenced by both manga comics and Art Nouveau. Her sharp graphic imagery is combined with the natural grain of the wood panels she paints on, bringing an unexpected warmth to enigmatic subject matter. The figures she paints are seductive and contain an air of melancholy. They exist in their own sensually esoteric realm, yet at the same time present a sense of accessibility that draws the observer to them." Click to see her website.

About PES.....& The Finger-People ya, this is as 'mysterious' as it gets in the 'about section' of an's PES: "PES is the creator of some of the most widely viewed stop-motion films of all-time including KaBoom!, Game Over, Human Skateboard, Western Spaghetti, and Fresh Guacamole. On YouTube alone, his films have been viewed over 150 million times. PES's uncanny knack for transforming familiar objects through stop-motion animation has earned him global recognition and dozens of honors, including an Academy Award® nomination for Fresh Guacamole in 2013. (It is the shortest film ever nominated for an Oscar.)" What I noticed was one of the cute movieclips PES just added through social media. "Check out the latest film I shot - a live-action piece for Android featuring dozens of finger-people.." he wrote. Not really crazy about the music, but love the concept! PES his youtube channel is here. And if you want to see the movieclip from which I took the screenshot that I posted on this.

Russia & The Love for Modern Calligraphy

I like this one. The art of an example of modern appreciation towards calligraphy in Russia. I dare to say that here in Holland we could also use an exhibition like this. "Sasha Koggio presents "The Week of Modern Calligraphy". This project is aimed to introduce the art of calligraffiti to the public. It contents Sasha's personal exhibition, bunch of workshops, live performances, and skillshare project, where newbie calligraphers can gain experience from the skilled ones. Secondary goal is to create local calligraphy community." Location: Arhkangelsk, Russia.

Viel Spass with Studio Spass - Rotterdam's Coolest Graphic Design Agency

Ha! Looks awesome! Studio Spass created this installation for the opening of the Rotterdam Museum and their exhibition De Nieuwe Stad (The New City). About Studio Spass: "Studio Spass is a Rotterdam-based agency that works across print, branding, web and spatial design projects as well as animation and photography. Founded by Jaron Korvinus and Daan Mens in 2008, the studio combines a rigorous, considered and intelligent approach with a playful sensibility.They understand that powerful and effective visual communication needs both original ideas and faultless execution, and the team prides itself on its perfectionist eye for the little details as well as its innovative conceptual thinking. Jaron and Daan continue to oversee the studio’s output and have built a diverse team of specialists as well as a wider network of creatives on which they can draw. Studio Spass works closely with clients and believes in genuine collaboration to develop the best visual solutions possible but that doesn’t mean slavishly following a brief – rather they like to challenge their clients and make sure their designs are answering the right questions." For those who don't know: spass is German for 'fun'...viel spass = a lot of fun.

Ceramic Artist Johnson Tsang - Surrealism vs. Absurdism

"Born in Hong Kong, Johnson Tsang’s works mostly employ realist sculptural techniques accompanied by surrealist imagination. In 2002, Johnson started to represent versatile splashes with ceramics. He created the Yuanyang series, which were then collected by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Yingge Ceramics Museum of Taiwan. During the past decade, Johnson has developed his techniques in capturing the instantaneous moment of splashes with white porcelain. In 2011 and 2012, Tsang’s works, “Bowls of Fantasy” and “Splash of Wonder”, were awarded the Special Prize of Korea Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale 2011 International Competition and Grand Prize of 2012 Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale respectively. Johnson is the first Chinese artist who has received both of these two prestigious international ceramics awards." I think I wrote about this artist a couple of months ago, nice to see he's gaining more and more attention within the world of social media. I see that he labels his work as surrealism, though I can also view this work in the realm of absurdism, both 'ísms' seem to have a similar kind of sense for freedom I would say....they kind of are like twins really, the non-identical but very similar kind.This visual here is stunning right? What's interesting as well, is the name Johnson Tsang. From what I have been hearing from my friends in Asia is that it seems that a lot of students and professionals pick a 'western name' and replace it with their, what we call 'christian name', so our first names which is followed by our family name. I know that in some countries like China and Taiwan people place their family name first and then their given name.

Landscape Visions by Anastasia Savinova & A Favorite Day

You have those days...where you go looking for visuals/items that really do something with your creative mind and then nothing seems to come to you and you are feeling like you are totally open in receiving. Then there are those days you haven't even started looking and then one thing after another hits you in that good way so to speak. Today I've been having that favorite day where everything easily impresses you and you constantly keep having 'great talks' with the people that you're meeting that day. So here's just one of those 'little wonderful' things that visited me today. This was made by Anastasia Savinova. I really like it, I like this sense of 're-modelling' one might say...and I just love ships so this visual works for me. "Artist Anastasia Savinova documents sociogeographic moments in her collages. As she explored cities across Europe with her camera in hand, Savinova documented the living quarters specific to each city that she found herself in, later fragmenting and layering the photographs to create a collage that captured the Genius Loci of the city. As a result, each patchwork represents a whole whose sum is greater than its parts." Nice right? More here.

Miniature Photo Project by Japanese Art Director Tatsuya Tanaka’s

Haha,  I just saw a couple of interesting pictures by Tatsuya Tanaka’s (a Japanese Art Director). Decided to select this one, just love the simplicity of it!Tanaka gave his project the title: Miniature Calender and it is wonderful! This is what the artist wrote in the about section of the website: "Everyone must have had similar thoughts at least once. Broccoli and parsley might sometimes look like a forest, or the tree leaves floating on the surface of the water might sometimes look like little boats. Everyday occurrences seen from a pygmy’s perspective can bring us lots of fun thoughts.
I wanted to take this way of thinking and express it through photographs, so I started to put together a “MINIATURE CALENDAR” These photographs primarily depict diorama-style figures surrounded by daily necessaries. Just like a standard daily calendar, the photos are updated daily on my website and SNS page, earning it the name of “MINIATURE CALENDAR”.