Sunday, September 30, 2012
© by Haroshi
Born in 1978, Haroshi is a self-taught Japanese artist, currently based in Tokyo. He creates full-scale, three-dimensional, wooden sculptures with used skateboard decks. As a passionate skater from his early teens to present, Haroshi possesses a thorough knowledge of the anatomy of a skateboard and all of its parts including the deck, trucks and wheels. He often scavenges, collecting broken skateboards to recycle the parts and use in his work. With no formal art training, Haroshi has adapted the determined perseverance and DIY ethos of skate culture, into creating works of art. Haroshi’s relationship with his artwork is the same with his skateboards—they are his life, his vehicle for communication and expression. Recently commissioned by NIKE CEO Mark Parker, Haroshi re-created a pair of SB Dunk sneakers with incredible detail and accuracy, made from decks used by several different NIKE pro-skaters — the work was featured in his debut solo exhibition in the United States, Future Primitive. via JonathanLevineGallery.com
Friday, September 28, 2012
The Jerk Movement is a dance, fashion, music culture routed in entrepreneurship.
Jerk culture began in Los Angeles late 2008 as a response to southern California youth rejection of gang violence. via hedislimane.com
Celebrated fashion figure and photographer Hedi Slimane - perhaps best known for transforming the male silhouette with ultra-slim-fitting clothes during his reign as the designer at Dior Homme - loves the jerk look. The style incorporates hair streaked Kool-Aid colors, bleached flattops and afro-hawks, chromatic tees and thick-soles skateboard shoes. But most importante, jerk kids rock skinny jeans-they are now the official garment of the movement. via Latimesmagazine
© by Hedi Slimane
Thursday, September 27, 2012
"INFLUENCERS is short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity became contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment.
The film attempts to understand the essence of influence, what makes a person influential without taking a statistical or metric approach
Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, the film is Polaroid snapshot of New York influential creatives (advertising, design, fashion and entertainment) who are shaping today's pop culture." via influencersfilm.com
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
NYFW S 2012
© by Pari Dukovic
Pari Dukovic was born in Instanbul, Turkey, in 1984. He is a documentary photographer who works and lives in New York.
Pari's photographs are high in contrast, gritty and dark.
NY City was where he started developing a body of work and focusing his artistic vision.
Dukovic's work has appeared in New York Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Time, Esquire and GQ.
The images above come from Kiss, Kiss, Shoot, Shoot (New York Fashion Week Spring 2012), Venues of Immortality (New York streets) and Burlesque stories.