Sunday, March 23, 2008

for no specific reason

VOGUE Russia november2007by Terry Tsioli

Polly Borland

Helmut Newton

Nick Knight

Dorian Leigh by Richard Avedon


mtv - rabbit, rabbit

Kyoko Hamada

Sanchos Yohanson

The Vampire Rabbit in Newcastle

Natural sources for this post: Bunnylicious, Bunny Galore and pedorabbits

have a happy Easter, me placeboBunnies

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Yoshiyuki Iwase

Yoshiyuki Iwase (1904 - 2001) became a pioneer of the modernist Japanese nude.
Born in Onjuku, a small fishing village, he soon found a passion for the Ama, girls and women who harvested seaweed, turban shells and abalone from the costal sea.

more at the estate of Yoshiyuki Iwase

Sunday, March 16, 2008


Super Rule #5: Children know something we don't, learn from them.

Belief, these days, is intensely unfashionable. It's the naive stuff of wishes and felicities, a simpleton's faith in the impossible. Innocence is always tinged with self-chastisement. Wonder and astonishment are unsophisticated sentiments, special privileges reserved just for children: wizards on broomsticks, flower garden princesses, magic fairylands of rainbows and candy trees. Children believe unquestioningly in Mr. Wonderful ; because Yeondoo Jung completely understands.

In "Wonderland," Jung's latest collaborators have been a group of kindergarten kids. Working from drawings they've made, Jung has recreated their untarnished fantasy worlds in photographic reality...A delightful portrait of a prince giving gold to a peasant girl is romantically staged in a back alley of Seoul's slums, the city's glorious corporate skyline towering in the distance. What Jung has represented isn't artificial construction. His photos are plausible adult blueprints reflecting children's innate will to see only the good in the world.
Patricia Ellis

Jung’s new series of photos, “Wonderland” (2004), presents costumed adolescents posing in sets based as closely as possible on children’s drawings. He collaborates with many people to bring to life the boundless imagination in the drawings. For four months, Jung oversaw art classes in four kindergartens in Seoul and collected 1,200 drawings by children between the ages of five and seven. After pouring through them, he carefully selected 17 drawings and interpreted their meanings. Then he recruited 60 high school students by passing out handbills at their schools in which he invited them to act out the scenarios in the children’s drawings. In order to recreate faithfully drawing details such as dresses with uneven sleeves or buttons of different sizes, he convinced five fashion designers to custom make the clothing for the photo shoot. He also made props unlike any scale found in reality but similar to those in the drawings.

“Wonderland” changes fantasy into photographic reality without the aid of computer-generated graphics. The works, entirely made by hand, are a tremendous group effort similar to a stage production that captures the sudden changes in the actors’ forms, in the midst of people going about their lives against the backdrop of the city.

Roy Wilde & El Perro go Bang Bang tonight

Roy Wilde & El Perro, who made the audience squeak, scream and rumble during Directors Lounge Berlin 08, go Bang Bang tonight (at the Bang Bang Club that is)

a must for everyone in Berlin

expand for location details

sun 16th of march
9 pm
Bang Bang Club
neue Promenade10 Hachescher Markt Berlin-Mitte

on stage

Illuminations NYC
Roy Wilde & El Perro