Andy Denzler — Visual Artist

•July 30, 2011 • Leave a Comment

http://www.andydenzler.com/html/paintings/97.html

At first, they look like corrupt high resolution photographs, damaged by a bad Internet connection. Then you find out that the author, Andy Denzler, is an expressionist painter who only works with canvas, oil and acrylic. Intriguing and surreal, he makes our world appear unfamiliar in a familiar fashion. Check out his portfolio here.

•July 18, 2011 • Leave a Comment

I’ve always had a theory that your best friend is the person who knows that if you die in a horrific, sudden accident, it is his or her job to completely wipe your hard drive. I’ve had some google searches that were to settle bets (“human penises growing on body parts”) and satisfy odd curiosities (2 girls 1 cup) and I will admit that’s a few of the more decent secrets my history knows. I don’t want the memory that my family and friends hold of me to be tarnished by my google history. Or perhaps it’s my “one or two” songs that I “burned from a friend’s CD” that will bring the ASCAP knocking on my door with some hefty fines. This nifty little how-to is a quick fix to those worries; giving that best-friend-to-be easy instructions on how to save your saintly appearance well after your untimely demise.

Aloe Blacc– A Take-Away Show

•July 14, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Aloe Blacc | I Need A Dollar | A Take Away Show – Part 1 from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

The musical magicians over at La Blogotheque in France serenade us visually and audibly here in another Take Away Show (un concert à emporter). Aloe Blacc belts out a stripped-down, beautiful rendition of his hit “I Need a Dollar” in a Paris restaurant (around the 3:00 mark) but keeps a stoic silence otherwise. Some of the most moving soul singers I’ve heard in a while. Read the whole article and another video here.

Great Books on Freelancing

•July 14, 2011 • Leave a Comment
Freelance Books

How To Be A Rockstar Freelancer

More and more students are starting their own business (cough cough Mark Zuckerberg). With the unemployment rate at 9.2%, some young professionals are staying clear of working for others and starting up their own businesses. If this is you, then you have to check out these books on freelancing work.

Getting started as a freelancer ain’t easy. Fortunately there are several good books and e-books available that help you get your business on its feet.

Even if you’ve been your own boss for a while, there are always new ideas and skills you can learn from other freelancers in your industry. Go ahead and complement your library with one of these really great reads.

Feel free to get in touch if you have further book recommendations so we can add them to the list.

Read more at GoFreeLance

Oldie but Goodie: The Black Keys– Your Touch

•July 14, 2011 • Leave a Comment

This. Is. Rock and Roll. In this gritty, unstable footage of a very personal concert done in Nashville,the guitar/drums duo cranks out a modern rock classic, Your Touch.  Seemingly a powerhouse and reshapers of modern rock, The Black Keys have managed to balance being popular (in certain circles) and being awesome. Keep reppin’ for Ohio, boys. Source: Tha YouTubes

Shepard Fairey Interview

•July 12, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Shepard Fairey – Obey to be Better! from Gestalten on Vimeo.

An interview with the man who made the Obama poster, gave Mr. Brainwash his ‘credibility’ and equals “propaganda” to Banksy’s “graffiti.” A wonderful look into Shepard Fairey’s process and philosophy, done by Gestalten.

This is absurdly ridiculous and I will personally smack anyone I see using this.

•July 12, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Ok, here goes my tirade against morons with cameras. If you just spent $XXX on an iPhone, and $250 on a mount for what must be an awesome lens that you bought (for another $XXX) for a camera you don’t own, you just spent possibly close to $1,000 to look like a twat. Call me a snob, but I don’t care how much you spend souping up your iPhone to take awesome photos, you’re still taking them on a phone. And call me a darkroom snob, but this is why I have an unfondness toward digital photography. When you can’t take 400 photos per hour and are limited by your film length, more time and attention goes into each frame and thus the frame has more value, if only to the person clicking the shutter. </rant>