Photography

Diego Gravinese Presents: “Hyperreal Paintings”

Spanish artists, painter, and designer Diego Gravinese recently got much attention from the public eye because of his extremely realistic painting. The work, which in fact is labelled as “Hyperreal”, features acrylic oil on canvas representations of previously taken photographs. Check a preview below, and for more info visit Gravinese’s Website.

– LetsKillAndre


Windows Presents: Best Coast in San Francisco

ImageLast week,somewhere in the depths of San Francisco a line of tech geeks and music fans (mostly tech geeks) waited impatiently in the brisk SF breeze for a preview of the latest Windows technology and an intimate session of live music with one of my favorite bands, Best Coast.   This gathering for music and technology was sponsored by Microsoft in an effort to promote their new Windows Phone. Besides free entry, guests were treated to free drinks and food and got prizes for completing social networking challenges like posting their location on Foursquare or for winning a duel of Fruit Ninja. Image All of the over stimulus made getting to the front for Best Coast a breeze, and fans were greeted with a performance so close to Bethany you could smell her perfume. Of course the musical genius of the bands production Bobb Bruno played his soft spoken yet pivotal roll beside his bandmate. Unfortunately the bands drummer Ali Koehler was not in attendance and it has been announced that for reasons beyond her control, the former Vivan Girls drummer is no longer a member of the band. Image After catching them this year at Coachella and Outsidelands let me tell you, Bethany’s can effortlessly fill a room with her brand of girly hopeless romanticism. But on this night it was something completely different, her voice sounded like something off a Vinyl, so on point I saw girls in tears in by the fourth song. Her guitar game was on point, and Bobb was out there jamming as the hundred or so Best Coast fans were given a glimpse of what music heaven is like. Image Despite the loss of Ali, I suspect all is good in the world of Best Coast as To my delight. As they came on stage Bethany announced “Hi, we’re Best Coast, and we’re going to play you some summer songs in the winter.” They opened their set with my favorite track at the moment “When I’m With You”, and avoided songs that didn’t support the up beat vibe they were on. It was like hearing the standout tracks off their debut album for the first time. “Summer Mood”, “Crazy For You”, “Our Deal”, and of course “Want You” sounded better than ever and were only rivaled by the LP itself. Image To top off the night, Bobb and Bethany were happy to announce that they’ve been working on their new album and hope to have it ready in 2012. And just like any dedicated Best Coast fan, that is all I want for Christmas.
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It’s Better in the Wind

It’s Better in the Wind is the title of an ongoing photography and film project by Los Angeles artist Scott G Toepfer that has so far resulted in the production of two books, a series of prints, and the short film featured here. Along with friends, Toepfer traveled the western US on motorcycles with the goal of soaking up the scenery and living the unencumbered life.

For more info on It’s Better in the Wind, check out the official site here, otherwise be sure to check out the awesome results of the project in the following video.

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Estevan Oriol Presents: 2012 Calendar featuring L.A. Women (NSFW If You Work At A Church)

Photographer Estevan Oriol presented a sneak peek of his latest project: a 2012 calendar featuring black and white pictures of women from the city of Los Angeles. Enjoy:

– LetsKillAndre


DAZED & CONFUSED: 20 + 20 Covers Project

Dazed & Confused magazine is celebrating their 20th anniversary by releasing 20 different covers for their December issue.

In an explosive finale to Dazed & Confused’s 20th Anniversary season, magazine co-founder Rankin has photographed a series of 20 covers for the December issue, featuring new portraits of 20 iconic cover stars from Dazed’s past including Kate Moss, Tilda Swinton, Alicia Keys and Jarvis Cocker. Each unique cover has a gatefold pull out, which features 20 rising stars chosen by each celebrity, resulting in a groundbreaking portrait of pop culture heroes of the future.

Check some of our favorites below and more on their website.

– LetsKillAndre


NVRMND People We Like: Miles Aldridge

Known for his provocative photography, Miles Aldridge is a British photographer born in London in 1964. His website HERE. Enjoy:

– LetsKillAndre


NVRMND Coffee Table Chronicles: Bernhard Lang – Aerial Views

In this episode of the CTCs  we feature this beautiful hardcover book by Bernhard Lang, Aerial views. The book, in fact, features photos taken by Lang from a birds-eye point of view, taken during different times of the year. I always thought these kind of shots were a safe bet, since pretty much any environment seen from above has something extremely interesting to it. However, Lang’s pictures are the best I’ve seen so far of their kind. If your coffee table is looking kind of naked and you and your house guests are fans of colorful photography, then this is the book for you. Buy HERE or take a look below:

– LetsKillAndre