"Advanced Falconry" - Mutual Benefit
Shortly before noon this morning, the New York Times’ T Magazine premiered BANGS’ video for Mutual Benefit’s “Advanced Falconry,” the big single off new (and, I suppose, breakout) album Love’s Crushing Diamond.
It is magnificent.
The slow-motion video is also in constant motion, with every cut taking us to an uncomfortable father grimacing, a carefree grandmother flipping her hair, or a child brushing off her face. Faces in constant motion, hands never at ease, the video is the most tranquil success in suspense one is apt to see.
The family photo shoot’s sudden evolution-by-devolution into something much more honest is a subtly profound and heartwarming event. A child eating dirt has never been more beautiful. BANGS’ video syncs up with the song in every way, both in the technical and conceptual motifs.
- Tyler Hanan
Shades of Blue: Wadden Islands of the Netherlands by Bert Raaphorst
Bert on shooting film:
"In my own experience in shooting film for more than 30 years I’ve always enjoyed the slower pace of shooting with film, being more deliberate and serious about the shots I take. Knowing I’m limited, only getting 36 photos on a 35mm roll it forces me to think about each shot. I slow down and compose my images more carefully. There’s also the excitement that I get when I first see my slides after waiting for the film. And I don’t get that feeling when I’m downloading images from my digital camera or memory-card."
All photographs shot with a Leica M6 or Leica R3, Elmarit 28mm lens, and Kodachrome 25.
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
"Spring In Crimea" - oil, canvas
Artist: Schesnyak Viktor
Desk Convertible to Bed by Athanasia LeivaditouAthanasia Leivaditou, the creative mind behind the award winning project 1,6 S.M. OF LIFE by Athanasia Leivaditou says, The main concept was to comment on the fact that our lives are shrinking in order to fit into the confined space of our office. Eventually, I realised that each civilisation may have a very different perception of things depending on its social context. For example, this desk could be used for a siesta or for a few hours of sleep at night on those days when someone struggles to meet deadlines. The project was named after the dimensions of the prototype (2,00 meters long and 0,80 meter wide =1,6 s.m.) and the fact that work keeps taking up more and more space in our life. .
Film Photos By: Steven Chan