Boston.com has a great behind the scenes of a recent Greg Crewdson photo shoot in Pittsfield, Mass. With a crew of 30 people, huge cranes, the town’s cops shutting down traffic, and it’s fire department recruited to hose down all the streets to give it that freshly rained look, Crewdson’s one photo is an entire afternoon of entertainment for the town.
Archive for August, 2007
Texas-based photographer Misty Keasler has plumbed the depths of some of the more fascinating rooms in Japan love hotels and published some great photos in her book Love Hotels: The Hidden Fantasy Rooms of Japan, from Chronicle Books. You can take a look at some of the photos in this interview with Keasler. And check out her site where she has some great photos of Chinese Amusement parks, Guatamalan dumps, orphans, and her East Texas roots.
Painter Elizabeth Murray passed away of complications from lung cancer Sunday at the age of 66.
Felix Jung has created Astronaut, a Flickr-based Flash slideshow/music video that searches Flickr to grab photos to go along with the lyrics of a song playing in the background. Music’s OK, but it’s a great idea.
Here’s a network diagram which maps the iterations of the phrase “___is the new___” from various sources in 2005.
Check out this great video of Don Fisher walking San Francisco Chronicle art critic Kenneth Baker through his juicy collection of contemporary art and talking about his new museum ideas. Fisher’s plans for CAMP, Contemporary Art Museum in the Presidio– as the museum to house the estimated $1B collection will probably be called– will have more exhibition space than all of SFMoMA to display more than 1,000 works in the Fishers’ collection. Lots of Lichtensteins, Warhols, Kiefers and Richters, Richters, Richters. He’s no Charles Saatchi, but it’ll still be amazing to have this collection on public view nearby. For a taste, go to the Gap Corp. art gallery at 2 Folsom, open weekdays between 11-2.