Top 5 Friday : March 1, 2013

Bill Gekas

1. Australian photographer Bill Gekas recreates famous master paintings with the help of his 5-year old daughter. First, what a way to take advantage of child labor. And second, she’s so cute. Enough said. 2. I am mesmerized by the handiwork of Seb Lester. Every stroke of the calligraphy pen is smooth, fluid and flawless.…read more…

Top 5 Friday : February 22, 2013

Operation Crossroads

1. Finding Vivian Maier is a documentary about a reclusive albeit brilliant street photographer. Maier’s images are poignant to say the least. They capture life in and around New York City that cannot be imitated by digital cameras and camera phones. It is true analog art in its purest, unadulterated, profound form. 2. In 1946…read more…

Top 5 Friday : January 4, 2013

Beth Ann Magnuson

Welcome to the new year! Let’s christen 2013 with a new Top 5 Friday. Enjoy! 1. Tel Aviv-based artist Ori Toor created this video for Kingdom Crumbs’ single Evoking Spirits. Watch, if not for the song, then for the psychedelic visuals. It’s pretty trippy and awesome. So awesome. 2. Artist Beth Ann Magnuson hand-carves intricate…read more…

Top 5 Friday : September 14, 2012

Jon Shireman

1. If you have never visited the energy-filled city of Tokyo, be a little inspired by Masaya Sugimura’s time-lapsed video. It is a spectacular landscape that seamlessly blends time-honored tradition with sleek, ultra-fast modernity. 2. The Impossible Project has finally merged my obsession of taking iPhone pictures with my other obsession of taking old school…read more…

Top 5 Friday : April 20, 2012

Katsuyo Aoki

1. Japanese artist Katsuyo Aoki is a master at sculpting porcelain into intricately complicated skulls that are beyond normal perception. Take a look at his Predictive Series along with his other work here. 2. Jimmy Fallon takes on Downton Abbey with the help of some of his friends: Brooke Shields, Fred Armisen, and ?uestlove from…read more…

Top 5 Friday : March 2, 2012

Sprinkles

1. To accompany his song, Love is Making its Way Back Home, from his newest album Bringing in the Darlings, musician Josh Ritter recruited the help of director Erez Horovitz and illustrator Sarah Graves to create this video, constructed from 12,000 pieces of construction paper. No effects were added during post production. Pretty amazing. 2.…read more…

Top 10 Music Videos of 2011

So it is the end of the year and by now, many know that I am a bit of a music freak. I am also a bit of a visual snob, meaning videos have to be just as good or even better in order to uphold a well-written, well-performed song. A handful of reputable blogs…read more…

Watch the undun Short Film in its Entirety

Directed and written by Clifton Bell, the undun short film is a well-crafted visual partner to the Roots’ legendary beats and rhymes. The four mini videos, which I have written about obsessively, have been arranged in chronological order; Tip the Scale, Stomp, Make My, and Sleep. Take another look in its full length. It is…read more…

Watch the Soundtrack for a Revolution Trailer

Last year, Soundtrack for a Revolution had its first screening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Now with an official release date of January 31st, more avid movie goers can see this documentary about the music of the civil rights movement. Anthony Hamilton, Angie Stone, TV on the Radio, Wyclef, The Blind Boys of Alabama,…read more…

Top 5 Friday : December 9, 2011

Tryptychs of Strangers

1. Check out live concert footage of The Roots and Big K.R.I.T. as they perform Make My at the Highland Ballroom. And of course, it’s perfectly shot in black and white. 2. Season 2 of Portlandia is premiering January 6th on IFC. Check out a clip of Carrie and Fred’s new sketch, Dog Park. You…read more…