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09 February 2014     1:19 pm     1 note

Ira Glass Advice For Creatives

I’ve heard the audio, read this quote in several places and read the comics - but this is my favourite adaptation of this inspiring piece of advice to date.

12 January 2014     10:50 am     2 notes

Most important web series of 2013

05 January 2014     4:15 pm     1,455 notes

nycartscene:

opens Nov 7:

America’s Sweetheart
 Kelly Reemtsen

De Buck Gallery, 545 W23rd St., NYC

Kelly Reemtsen’s beautiful, texture-filled paintings are characterized by headless and thereby anonymous female figures, clothed in vintage dresses, against vacuums of white… The titles of these pieces, “Forget Me Not,” “Here Comes Trouble,” and “On a Short Leash” among them, add to the ambiguity between violence and domesticity in these works, though at the same time many of her figures are nothing but ebullient. - thru Dec 21

I spent a day in NYC going through every Chelsea gallery I could find and came across this collection of work. I was really out looking for photography but Kelly Reemtsen’s work struck a chord. It had more in connection with my work than most of the photography I saw.

. by Carla F. Andrade on Flickr.My god, look at this photograph.

18 October 2013     11:57 pm     1 note

. by Carla F. Andrade on Flickr.

My god, look at this photograph.

I use Pinterest all the time to post my inspiration, places I want to go, things I’d like to do etc. 
I’m using it more and more to plan out projects, although I keep a lot of them private (but really, nobody is going to steal my ideas in real life).
Follow me here: http://www.pinterest.com/mikechalmers/

14 October 2013     10:01 pm     1 note

I use Pinterest all the time to post my inspiration, places I want to go, things I’d like to do etc. 

I’m using it more and more to plan out projects, although I keep a lot of them private (but really, nobody is going to steal my ideas in real life).

Follow me here: http://www.pinterest.com/mikechalmers/

David Duchovny / Gillian Anderson AMA

What me? I’m just having the time of my life listening to Neil Young’s Harvest while reading this amazing Ask Me Anything..

Q: Who/what was your favorite “monster of the week”? Love you guys!

David Duchovny: my favorite would be Flukeman because Darinn Morgan was in the suit, one of our great writers. And I had never met him, and I never did meet him, because he was in the suit and it took so much time in makeup. So when we did that show, I never actually saw Darin’s face. A couple of months later I was on a flight from Vancouver to LA and a guy sat next to me and started asking me a bunch of inane questions. I thought “Oh my god, I have 3 hours to sit next to this guy.” And I was despairing. ANd then he handed me a book and said “will you sign it to my nemesis?” and I said “what do you mean” and he said “I’m Darin Morgan, I’m Flukeman.”

Gillian Anderson: My favorite Monster of the week used to be, well I would normally answer that it would be Tooms. But on the first episode that we shot, Tooms 1, It was my birthday when we were shooting it. I turned 25. And Doug offered me a birthday present. To come to my hotel room. And I did not take him up on it. And I’m very grateful now that I did not take him up on it.  (oh, creepy Doug)

David Duchovny: He offered me the same thing, and it wasn’t even my birthday.


Read more at ONTD: http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/82364380.html#ixzz2hY5PiaDN

12 October 2013     11:19 pm     4 notes

10 October 2013     9:41 pm

Paper Kites – Young

I love simple music video ideas and this one is done so nicely. Lovely lighting. I love trying to work out how every aspect of it was done.

Genuine artists are not interested in art, they are interested in life, art is for tourists.

— (via anuglybeauty)

October 2013     10:53 pm     51 notes

06 September 2013     2:41 am     3 notes

Gone Home


I switched this game on at midnight to see what it was like and I couldn’t switch it off until I had completed it (2 and half hours later). It was wonderful, 10/10.

If you had teenage years like me, are around the same age or like the same music or tv shows or games, then I think you will love this game too.

It’s available for pc, mac and linux and you owe it to yourself to check it out. It really reminds me of some people from my past but it also sucks you right in to this amazing world and girl’s life.

Photo Raw has a nice collection of videos about photographers including one about Martin Parr - and the one pictured above about preparing the deceased for burial.

25 August 2013     3:17 pm     2 notes

Photo Raw has a nice collection of videos about photographers including one about Martin Parr - and the one pictured above about preparing the deceased for burial.

22 August 2013     5:48 pm     3 notes

Behind the Scenes of Paolo Roversi shooting Arizona Muse

It’s so great to see some BTS stuff of one of favourite photographers, if not #1, especially when it is so rare and the model is Arizona Muse - even if it is only a minute or two.

Interesting interview with one of my favourite photographers, Nadav Kander. 
I saw his portrait of Lily Allen when I was staying in London for a couple of months - it was the first thing I saw when I visited the National Portrait Gallery and I was compelled to write down his name and research him as soon as I left.

18 August 2013     3:30 pm

Interesting interview with one of my favourite photographers, Nadav Kander. 

I saw his portrait of Lily Allen when I was staying in London for a couple of months - it was the first thing I saw when I visited the National Portrait Gallery and I was compelled to write down his name and research him as soon as I left.

(Source: fastcocreate.com)

18 August 2013     2:56 pm     289 notes

thecreatorsproject:

[Premiere] Watch This Must Be the Only Fantasy By Rodarte And Todd Cole. 

Featuring Elijah Wood, original music by Beach House, and a unicorn. 

I don’t know why, but I nearly didn’t watch this. I’m glad I left the tab open. It’s all Dungeons & Dragons, 80s influences, cool special FX and music.

I would have loved to have made this and the creators should be proud!

(via vicemag)

10 August 2013     5:04 pm     9 notes

Vintage Phoebe Cates vs Vintage Janice Dickinson vs Vintage Brook Shields

The battle for my favourite face. If you look vaguely like these girls, please come and model for me mike@lyonempire.com

30 July 2013     12:03 pm     1 note

Fiona Apple - Hot Knife (Directed by PT Anderson)


I’ve never been a big Fiona Apple fan but there is something about this video that has made me watch it a dozen times. The music and the visuals are both simple but mesmerising. 

I think I owe it to myself to go back and watch all of PTA’s music videos, and you can do the same here.