Steven F. Arnold, originally from California, was a multi-media artist, a spiritualist, a gender bender (a person who transgresses gender roles sex). He was the protege of Salvador Dali. the range of his talent is expressed through painting, drawing, photography, rock music, movie posters, makeup, costume design, set design and film. He is best known for his surreal photographic tableaux living in black and white created in his “Studio Zanzibar” in Los Angeles, mounted in an old pretzel factory.
Oslo photographer Dag Spant has some pretty incredible black & whites that I have recently discovered. Am guessing that the real-life resolution images will be pretty amazing.
:: Dag Spant
Last Spring, on a road trip to visit Myra in Santa Fe, I was jaw-droppingly surprised to see for the first time the colossal construction of a bridge hovering high over Hoover Dam and spanning the Colorado River. It is immense, and breathtaking but my feeble attempt to capture its scale just couldn’t be managed from a moving vehicle… I’ve heard the radio announcements this week talking up its ceremonial opening scheduled for next week. I cannot imagine what the experience for the first travelers to cross it will be like, thrilling no doubt.
Fortunately, Jamey Stillings has done an amazing documentation and created a site to display his work. Go check out The Bridge at Hoover Dam
Dancers Among Us is a collection of NYC dance photographs by Jordan Matter featuring members of the Paul Taylor, Mark Morris and Martha Graham Dance Companies. This is an ongoing project that began in the spring of 2009. His gallery page points out that “There were no trampolines or other devices used for these images, just thousands of hours of training!.”
Did you see the email from Yasmine and Tribal Bazaar’s project “All The Pretty Snakes… (& Belly Dancers)” 2010 Calendar? It looks wonderful!
Lee & Yasmine also have a few backstage videos up on Vimeo that are very entertaining: