Gered Mankowitz opened his first studio on Masons Yard in London when he was 17 years old. He took these and hundreds of other portraits of rock and roll nubiles throughout the 1960s. He's still at it.
Check out his wonderful new exhibition, now on at Snap Galleries in Picadilly Arcade (not all that far from his original studio).
Joy of jellied gum drops! Sing of springtime sunshine! Perchance
these little ditties will put a smile on your face? These winged wonders were snipped
from a tea-stained atlas by the hand of Lincolnshire-born artist Claire Brewster. Behold: magpies from Australia,
starlings from Manhattan,
hummingbirds from Putney - what light and lovely scissors must have trimmed
away the excess to give life to such diaphanous characters!
Camille is a French musician gaining ground not only for her siren’s song
vocals and gently melting lyrical melodies, but also her unique style of percussion
(often involving her body). Tout Dit
couldn't sum it up better - longing, bare, and impressive. Watch as she
plays her voice like the strings of a harp.
Joy of joys! What a brilliant little film.
The Eagleman Stag is a brief musing on the passage of time, sardonically narrated by a disillusioned man named Peter. Following a midlife crisis during a fishing trip with his son, Peter decides to become a biologist. I can relate.
This wonderful, gloriously strange (and highly awarded) bit of animation is the product of Mikey Please and "some strange white stuff, found in the back of a stress cushion". Enjoy a short making-of video here.
Do, do watch.
Guido Mocafico is an Italian photographer, living in Switzerland, and working in Paris. He is also one seriously committed dude. His latest
undertaking, Stilleven, saw him painstakingly reconstruct classical oil paintings from Dutch and
German masters, recreating their suptuous scenes of floral opulence and tabletop butchery with an inspired, almost maniacal reverence for minutia.
But the result, however exhaustive, are these photographs - exceptional works that retain an everyday-objects-gone-ominous,
claustrophobic fruity darkness that would have made Giuseppe Arcimboldo proud.
It’s an ethos of perfectionism and clean composition that he’s applied with relish to a
number of studies including snakes, clocks, hand guns and thousanddollar bills. Props, Mr. Mocafico.