We had a paint fight for my RZine class..yeah, yeah, art school I get it..either way it was fun to run around outside and throw paint(balls) at people instead of sitting in the labs staring at the computer..but it smelled horrible and I still had some in my ear when I got out of the shower..
I liked how all the different colors looked and I had some nice natural light coming through the window so I took a few photos.
Excerpt from 01 Mag: During the winter of 2010, photographer, filmmaker, and former sponsored snowboarder, Jim Mangan, left an 11-year career in the business side of snowboarding and lit out for the remote backcountry of Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains to recharge and redirect. Accompanying him were seven accomplished snowboarders including his college friend, Peter Sutherland, now a renowned photographer and artist, as well as rising stars of the sport’s next generation, like Laura Hadar and Alex Andrews. Away from the corporate sponsors, the perfectly manicured terrain parks and halfpipes, and the ever-present audience, the riders literally stripped away all artifice along with their clothing in a powerful artistic statement that honors the original roots of the sport.
Using vintage snowboards from the early 1980s, and clad only in vibrant Native American blankets that contrast with the stark winter landscape, the seven riders soared naked and uninhibited down empty slopes. Mangan captures not just the action, but the unfolding of emotion on intentionally grainy 35 mm film that reflects the ethos of snowboarding’s early years. “As I exited the snowboarding business, I wanted to recreate the feelings that originally drew me to the sport,” explains Mangan. “This project is an exaggerated overstatement of those feelings.”
Winters Children Published by powerHouse Books & Vice Hardcover, 12.25 x 9.25 inches, 60 pages 58 full-color and black-and-white photographs Release date: January 2011 Winter’s Children Art Exhibition: December 7, 2010, Milk Gallery NY Book launch/signing: January 2011, Colette, Paris More TBD
Turritopsis nutricula , the potentially immortal jellyfish, is a hydrozoan whose medusa, or jellyfish, form can revert to the polyp stage after becoming sexually mature. It is the only known case of a metazoan capable of reverting completely to a sexually immature, colonial stage after having reached sexual maturity as a solitary stage. It does this through the cell development process of transdifferentiation. Cell transdifferentiation is when the jellyfish "alters the differentiated state of the cell and transforms it into a new cell." In this process the medusa of the immortal jellyfish is transformed into the polyps of a new polyp colony. First, the umbrella reverts itself and then the tentacles and mesoglea get resorbed. The reverted medusa then attaches itself to the substrate by the end that had been at the opposite end of the umbrella and starts giving rise to new polyps to form the new colony. Theoretically, this process can go on infinitely, effectively rendering the jellyfish biologically immortal,although in nature, most Turritopsis, like other medusae, are likely to succumb to predation or disease in the plankton stage, without reverting to the polyp form. No single specimen has been observed for any extended period, so it is impossible to estimate the age of an individual, and so even if this species has the potential for immortality, there is no laboratory evidence of many generations surviving from any individual. -wikipedia
John Galliano's muse for his SS11 collection was Maria Lani, who was an actress in Paris during the '20s. She convinced artists such as Matisse, Léger, and Chagall to paint her portrait under the pretext that she would use their work in a horror movie about a painting come to life..she then sold all the paintings and ran away to America..hah, nice.
I love how it all feels like a silent movie come to life in color for the first time..from the Jazz age-esque tiered dresses to the rich silk kimonos, it feels like nostalgia turned upside down and reinterpreted for the modern girl. It's romantic and fresh at the same time, luxurious yet playful..the palette muted in some pieces while electrifying in others..an overall series of contradictions that seem to all fall perfectly into place for this collection..a true reflection of the insane genius that is solely and undeniably Galliano.
Dear Mr. Galliano, thank you for keeping fashion fun..and making me excited about clothes :)