Archive for the ‘Portrait’ Category

Beth Cavener: Sculptor

The sculptures Beth Cavener creates focus on human psychology, stripped of context and rationalization, and articulated through animal and human forms.

Cavener wants to pry at those uncomfortable, awkward edges between animal and human. Entangled in their own internal and external struggles, the figures express frustration for the human tendency towards cruelty and lack of understanding.

Made by Bas Berkhout • Music: Matthew Davies • Sound Design: Peter Stoel.


Steven Lane is a woodworking artist, from the south island of New Zealand, with a unique approach to gathering the materials needed for his work.

From eyewear to headphones, Steven creates one of a kind pieces that are truly beautiful. He prefers salvaged materials, often traveling to the coast to find wood that has washed up on the beach and has the ‘character and qualities’ he can exploit.

Director//Cinematographer//Editor: Will Lascelles • Original Score//Audio Mix: Danny Fairley.

Aerial Photography: Jase Hancox/Will Lascelles • A CoLab Creative Production.


TURNS is a portrait of master woodturner Steven Kennard • Directed by Ben Proudfoot.

Conrad And The Steamplant

Conrad Milster, Pratt Institute’s chief engineer, has worked in the Brooklyn power plant nearly his entire adult life. Starting as a mechanic in 1958, he later became one of only four chief engineers in the plant’s 127-year history, taking over the official duties in 1965. He’s been there ever since.

For the last six decades, Milster (now 79 years old) has lovingly maintained the nineteenth century steam engines that provide heat and hot water to Pratt’s campus. “We have our hands full,” says Milster. “If the plant stops in the winter, Pratt stops.”

Filmed by Dustin Cohen, Autumn Eakin & Christine Ng • Edited by Saela Davis.

The Reinvention of Normal

“Go straight off the wall” said his dad and Dominic does just that. The film follows Dominic Wilcox, an artist / inventor / designer, on his quest for new ideas….Transforming the mundane and ordinary into something surprising, wondrous and strangely thought provoking.

Directed & produced by Liam Saint-Pierre • Original Artwork & animation: Dominic Wilcox.


A short visual documentary focusing on the creative process & technique of iconic artist Jimmy C.

Directed by: e&e • Director of Photography: Edmund Curtis.

Bettine Le Beau: A Lucky Girl

Based on an interview with holocaust survivor Bettine Le Beau.

Commissioned for the Holocaust Memorial Memory Makers Project.

Collaboration with collage artist Martin O’Neill.

A Little Film About… Thomas Burden

Thomas Burden is an Illustrator and designer from Chichester. Often inspired by the objects and possessions that surround him, he has a penchant for referencing anything from alpine souvenirs and indigenous art, to all the toys he was never allowed as a child…

You can view Thomas Burden’s 3D illustration portfolio here:

Bruce by Jason Stanfield

Bruce Riley is a hardworking Chicago artist who’s redefining the meaning of the word “painting” – which even that is somewhat misleading. They’re more like psychedelic chemical reactions inside a microscope as seen through a telescope. He calls it flow.

Directed by Jason Stanfield • Co-directed by Jordan Olshansky • Shot by Keith Wilson.

The Colour of Fun: Jon Burgerman

Credited by many as the leading figure in ‘doodle’ art culture, Jon Burgerman is a British artist currently residing in Williamsburg, New York. Often using art as a positive cause to reflect and change our perception of the world, Jon’s passion and enthusiasm for creating has led to a whole host of collaborations, exhibitions and publications, as well as various animations and even a pop-art band.

Desillusion Magazine spent an afternoon in Brooklyn with one of the most unique and exciting artists working today.