‘Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave’: how one man transcended mortality through his art
‘The Great Wave off of the coast at Kanagawa’ (1830-1) is undoubtedly Katsushika Hokusai’s most famous work, followed by a legacy that has found its way into the works of western artists, emblazoned designs worn by models on catwalks, and even etched itself onto people’s skin as a lifelong appreciation of the masterpiece.
Exploring the historical narrative in ‘The American Dream: Pop to the Present’
‘The American Dream: Pop to the Present’, held at the British Museum, displayed everything including and beyond this, effectively summarizing Pop Art as a significant vehicle within the artistic canon that continues to express matters dense with socio-political meaning.
In the impressive set-up with 10 room, there is 700 artworks and 120 artists, art group and related phenomena presented. The list includes artists from the ex-Yugoslav countries - Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, and Eastern-European countries - Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia.
War Paint project
The War Paint Project: something that is significantly instrumental in enabling an individual to feel comfortable with their sense of self. In collaboration with Illamasqua cosmetics, every model was provided with a range of makeup to apply on themselves in whatever manner they pleased, allowing them to become both model and creator of their photoshoot. In blurring the boundaries between the two tasks, all of the models were liberated from their typical routine and given the chance to visually express their personality and style before the lens. After the photoshoot, we had the privilege to catch up with all the models, and find out a little bit more about their personalities, interests, and their careers so far.
Daring and humorous yet uncompromisingly honest: Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s
When Kim Kardashian’s nude selfies ‘broke the internet’ followed with lengthy debates on empowerment it became apparent that the notion of women and representation is still very much a contemporary issue. In ‘Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s’, an exhibition currently displayed at the Photographers Gallery, visitors can see many of the modern elementary contributors to issues of representing women, and that the values elicited still bear relevance to our current society.
EACH SHOT COUNTS
Film photography slows down time and stops you from rushing and helps
you to focus on the basic elements of photography. Each shot counts. You
have to wait for the right moment in time - allowing you to breathe and
absorb the atmosphere. The restriction of the number of images you can
take limits you, you only take the photos you really want because the
limitations make you think and care more about the subject you are