House of Bricks

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

You're my IDOL

I recently saw this photoshoot in Idol Magazine and instantly fell in love, I really love the technique of mixing up the opacity and saturation of the photos as well asoverlaying the images slightly to give a slight optical illusion effect which kind of messes with your mind. I love how playful the poses are and how this optical illusion idea runs through the clothes and the styling too....very nice indeed, I enjoy this alot!

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Festival Fever

This Fashion Editorial in Idol Magazine is amazing. I love the fun, carefree and honest feel which the images portray, I want to be friends with these people and find the styling of both the fashion and the photography itself to be really inspiring and fresh. I love how you seem to create a story in your mind whilst flicking through the images you really get a sense of friendship and chemistry between the models. These photos really change your mood for the better.......enough of my jabbering, enjoy!

Monday, 7 November 2011

YAGO HORTAL....I wanna lick your art

The other day I came across some work by artist Yago Hortal and I love it. The colours and texture of the images are really very beautiful, they have a very psychedelic element to them which is both fun and mesmerising.  I saw these pieces in As You Are Magazine (another amazing publication).....

Small Snipet from AYA Mag:

'“A painting that talks about painting, and in consequence, about its own language autonomy, is a whirlpool that extends to infinity, a pictorial-rational loop.” – Hortal
These super fun and trippy paintings from Berlin based Yago Hortal attack colour and movement in one go. Gradients slide into each other as lines melt and purples dance with oranges and blues. It’s a bit of an assault on the senses conjuring up 90s acid-wash and Keanu Reeves in ‘Point Break’. Having never heard of the phrase ‘less means more’ (and face it that’s only ever said to kids going glitter-happy on home made Birthday cards) Hortal creates a bright, new world. It’s a fun-fare existence which beckons you to climb aboard and wriggle around on a canvas of paint. Like a fun Jackson Pollock.' 

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Wash Out.

I was doing some research in the library the other day...working hard, as i do. There are loads of old Dazed and Confused magazines in there from years ago and i stumbled upon these really lovely images. They are from a very short styling editorial and they really resemble old oil paintings especially with the classic, slightly frozen  poses. I think that the washed out look gives the photograph a really interesting antique feel which contrasts really beautifully with the edgy styling.