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Now playing: Shutterbug - Big Boi

Director: Chris Robinson
Executive Producer: Rosanne Cunningham
Producer: Clark Jackson


Big Boi’s 'Shutterbug' from his upcoming LP 'Sir Lucious Left Foot …the son of Chico Dusty'.
I CANNOT wait for this album to drop on July 6th.


 

Creativity can solve anything....ANYTHING!


ART & COPY is a powerful film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time; people who've profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry.

Its a must-see for any design/advertising person out there.


Gossip Girls




I'm in love this editorial spread and its fusion of bold African prints and headwraps with vintage-English Styling. Simply stunning. 
Bravo to Pride Magazine-UK.
 
CREATIVE CREDITS:
PHOTOGRAPHER: JOSEPH SINCLAIR, FASHION EDITOR: SHEVELLE RHULE, MAKE-UP: PAULINE BRISCOE (USING MAC AND BOBBI BROWN), HAIR: WAYNE SHORTER CAMPBELL, FASHION ASSISTANT: ZED EYE, MODELS: ZAINAB BALOGUN, SAMIRA HASHI, LOCATION: BETTY BLYTHE FINE FOOD PANTRY

Images via Pride Magazine-UK

This Is Not A Suit










Adrien Sauvage's first foray into the world of photography begins with a series named, 'This Is Not A Suit'. Exploring the suit and what it evokes; Sauvage invites his subjects to wear garments from his collection and encourages them to express who they are whilst wearing a suit with no directorial interference. The first chapter of work is entitled NATIVES, LA shot on Venice Beach.

I've never seen a label debut a collection like this before and I'm a big fan of photographic projects that provoke questions and are based on simple concepts.
Art doesnt always have to be so complicated and sometimes simplicity is much more effective.


...the golden tree of life springs ever green.






 Green is life. Abundant in nature, green signifies growth, renewal, health, and environment; it can also represent greed, money and jealousy. I've never really been a fan of it but on film its a visual delight...intense yet calming. This colour features heavily in a short film I'm  helping Joey work on, I'll post the stills soon.

'I'm cold FOR you...'


These guys remind me of the many conversations I've had with my buddies Joey and DJ Sub.
The club is a hot bed of 'fashion faux pas' and Sub is always telling me crazy stories of what he's witnessed, especially when it comes to celebrity party-goers. He should really pen a book...
'Confessions of a club DJ' lol.

'Make-up' Tips

For beautiful eyes. look for the good in others;
for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness;
and for poise walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
- Audrey Hepburn

Currently reading



I absolutely love words and I'm happiest when my wild imagination is put to good use (hence my career choice) and despite my increasingly busy schedule, I always try to find some reading time.
So yesterday, I went down to my local bookstore and this is what I picked up.






In the words of Bomani Armah...Read a Book!


He dashes rocks, while others dash pebbles...


Introducing fellow South-Eastender and rapper, AKS.  He recently became a Cordless Show winner (The People's Choice) and I genuinely believe he's going to bring something special to the UK hip hop scene. For those of you unfamiliar with The Cordless Show, it's an award winning Video Music Show showcasing a cross-section of emerging music artists and bands set to 'make it'. Each month the public are offered the chance to vote for the band or artist that they wish to feature on the show via the People’s Vote.




I really appreciate his honest and heartfelt lyrics and the fact that he doesn't fit the stereotype of a wannabe gangster, a role that sadly too many UK rappers are far too willing to fulfill (*ahem* I'll save that talk for another post). Anyway...hopefully I'll be doing a feature on him in the future, but until then please check out his Myspace and personal Blog.

Graffyard


Berlin based artist, Sweza uses QR Codes to preserve graffiti, photographing graffiti before it is removed by local authorities. Once the graffiti has been removed, he adds a QR Code in the same location, leading to an image of the original.


I wonder who will 'borrow' this idea?
You can find out more about Sweza on his website.

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