John Olson – 70’s Rock stars at home with their parents for LIFE magazine

John Olson worked with LIFE magazine to smash all the preconceptions and “coolness” of rockstars – photographing them with their parents at home – we see independent, iconic and untouchable idols brought down to a human level, no longer rock gods. This project is very humbling and despite being made in the early 70’s is a theme that is still current and interesting.

THE BEST OF: Hatsune Miku

Probably the most cosplayed character ever! This dynamic virtual pop star comes in so many interchangeable looks she’s the perfect cosplayer, buy a decent Hatsune wig and then change the rest according to if you want to be Christmas Miku, bunny Miku, racing Miku and everything in-between. Here are the best Hatsune Miku Cosplays out there.

Reversed Music Icons Fandom Project by Butcher Billy

Butcher Billy’s project ‘Reversed Music Icons Fandom‘ is a graphic designers version of time travel, what if the influncer becomes the influenced? This is an idea Butcher Billy explores through the used of band tee’s, an apparel which is common amongst music fans. It’s a great idea and a lovely graphic based project. Check out the images and Butcher Billy’s statement:

This is a series that reverses the natural course of pop culture hierarchy – the influencer will sport the shirt of the influenced – completely messing with space time continuum and raising the question: What if the most influential rock icons in pop culture history met, when alive or in an early stage of their careers, the new acts that came decades after inspired by their own legacy?

My own AMV

My last post was about AMV, just doing some explaining of Anime and Manga fandom for my newest project for phonar. I decided, all this research is fine but the whole culture is about being an active audience member. So I’ve created my own AMV, to one of the best anime’s and one of the best songs.

Casshern the Lion. Casshern Sins x Lion by Exit Ten. AMV

By me, Daisy Ware-Jarrett

I’m hoping the fans will live up to their expectations and start commenting, liking and getting involved so I can use this video to discuss my project with them.

P.S. I quite enjoyed making this AMV, not going to lie.

Pierre et Gilles: Directors :)

As well as photographers Pierre et Gilles ventured into the world of video, their style was wanted by artists for music videos.

Lamur – Tu Es Foutu

 Marc Almond – A Lover Spurned
 

“It’s hard to think of contemporary culture without the influence of Pierre et Gilles, from advertising to fashion photography, music video, and film. This is truly global art.” – Jeff Koons.

Pierre et Gilles handmake all their sets and edit the images themselves, it is very much their style which has made them iconic especially in the gay community. Pierre Commoy and Gilles Blanchard are life-partners, both love art and use their skills to create what they assume to be the ultimate beauty, bright contrasting colours and strong use of glitter reflect there love for beauty.

“Pierre photographs the model and Gilles painstakingly retouches and hand-colors the print, highlighting each detail to create a vivid and colorful world of aesthetic perfection as dreamed up by the artists.” – taken from coolhunting.com