Hugh Kretschmer’s Photography

Hugh Kretschmer’s photographies have been described as curious, imaginative, unusual, conceptual and a little dark, but dark in a good way. And indeed it is a bit surrealistic giving the viewer’s imagination full vent.

His work is often dreamlike and playful, yet confronting the viewer with current social issues. It is a commentary on the human condition, and seeks to embrace the strengths and weaknesses we all share; illustrated through quirk and irony.
The Los Angeles based photographer is specialized in advertising, photo illustration, editorial photography and design. ‘My ideas are conjured-up by my dreams and desires of what life would be, if only…’ Kretschmer states.

http://www.hughkretschmer.net/

Above the Neck – Constance Jacobson

Leakage Leakage 44″ x 30″ Acrylic and collage on paper 2008

Notochord 2 44″ x 30″ india ink and color ink 2009

Vital Spirits 2 42″ x 30″ india ink and white pigment 2010

Neural Architecture 44″ x 30″ india ink and color ink 2009

Float 44″ x 30″ India ink and white pigment 2010

Volvulus 42″ x 30″ india ink 2010

Tentacles 44″ x 30″ india ink and color ink 2009

Submerge 2 44″ x 30″ india ink and white pigment 2010

Slice 2 22″ x 30″ monoprint 2006

Greymatter 2 12″ x 11″ monotype 2007

Greymatter 1 12″ x 11″ monotype 2007

Visit: http://constancejacobson.com/

Kobi Levi and his amazing shoes.

Graduated from Bezalel academy of art & design, Jerusalem 2001. Specialize in footwear design and development. Working as a freelance designer. Collaborating with both Israeli and international companies, currently working on his women shoe line in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Designed commercial footwear in both Italy, China and Brazil. Presented design in various exhibitions in Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Tokyo, Verona, St.Etienne, Berlin etc’… ” In my artistic footwear design the shoe is my canvas. The trigger to create a new piece comes when an idea, a concept and/or an image comes to mind. The combination of the image and footwear creates a new hybrid and the design/concept comes to life. The piece is a wearable sculpture. It is “alive” with/out the foot/body. Most of the inspirations are out of the “shoe-world”, and give the footwear an extreme transformation. The result is usually humoristic with a unique point of view about footwear. Another aspect of the creation is the realization. All the pieces are hand-made in my studio. The challenging technical development is the key to bring the design to life in the best way.”

Evil Queen from “Snow White”

Flamingo

Bird 2 Mallard duck

Blond Ambition

Chewing gum

Violin – Specially designed for the “8 variations for Stradivari” exhibition at Cremona, Italy

Blow

Tulip

For more incredible shoes go here: http://kobilevidesign.blogspot.be/

Alex Fradkin

Alex Fradkin about himself:
“Supposing life is not a dress rehearsal?  Some time ago I posed that question to myself and I decided to hedge my bets and not make the wrong assumption.  Essentially I jumped into the void, leaving a profession of architecture that I had been committed to since a very young age, picked up a camera and started exploring this extraordinary planet with its diverse, generous and conflicted people. What a wild ride it has been and at this point I am only picking up speed.  The “journey is the destination” and getting lost along the way is the really fun part!
I am full of love for my family, friends and the craft that is my profession and passion.  I love to laugh, with you, at you and mostly at myself. I love to say the word “love”.  I am trying to say it more.  I am always learning…
Now, I am living most of the time in New York City and often traveling back and forth to my hometown of San Francisco.  I even lived in Cuba for a short time.  I have traveled this amazing planet many times over, led by my camera and curiosity.  I have followed my dream and I feel really fortunate, happy and lucky.  How cool is that?  I never forget it!
Last year my first book was published “The Left Coast: California on the Edge”, University of California Press, a five year project photographing the diverse California Coast and its people in collaboration with my best friend, my Dad. A dream come true!  Next year my Second book will be published by Radius Books, “Bunkers: Ruins of War in a New American Landscape”.  Another dream coming true.  Two more books coming after that…I love to imagine, and then make it happen!
Currently I am teaching architectural and portraiture photography at the International Center for Photography.  I am passionate about sharing my passion with others, to help inspire and be inspired by my students – I love them too!”












http://alexfradkin.com/

Hyuro

Hyuro, a street artist from Argentina…
Please also visit the website: http://www.hyuro.es/

Albal, Spain, 2009

Valencia, Spain, 2010

Valencia, Spain, 2012

Albacete, Spain, 2010

Tepito, Mexico DF, 2012

Besançon, France, 2012

Besançon, France, 2012

Valencia, Spain, 2012

Valencia, Spain, 2012

Valencia, Spain, 2012

Czech Republic, Prague, 2012

Valencia, Spain, 2011

website: http://www.hyuro.es/