Archive for the ‘Portrait’ Category

Desire To Fly

Samantha Bryan is a mixed-media artist based in West Yorkshire. She works from a studio in the West Yorkshire Print Workshop situated in Mirfield.

Samantha finds herself preoccupied with everyday life, but not her own – that of the fairy.

Consequently her sculptures place what can only be described as “fairies” with machine-like contraptions. They depict fairies going about their everyday lives. Within her work her extraordinary objective is to realise the necessities and requirements that would be involved in “fairy life”: to provide everything a fairy would demand during its daily existence.

Bake Pizza // Ride Bikes

Anthony Mangieri owns and operates Una Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco, California and is considered by many to be one of the top pizza makers in the world. Anthony discusses his relentless pursuit of excellence for two of his lifelong passions, baking pizza and riding bikes.

Directed, Shot & Edited by Michael John Evans.

Comic Book Heaven

Comic Book Heaven is a short documentary that tells the story of Joe Leisner, owner of the comic book store Comic Book Heaven located in Sunnyside, Queens NY.

A short documentary directed by E.J. McLeavey-Fisher • Editor: Ethan Simmons.

The Diatomist

“The Diatomist” is a short documentary about Klaus Kemp, master of the Victorian art of diatom arrangement.

Diatoms are single cell algae that create jewel-like glass shells around themselves. Microscopists of the Victorian era would arrange them into complex patterns, invisible to the naked eye but spectacular when viewed under magnification.The best of these arrangements are stunning technical feats that reveal the hidden grandeur of some of the smallest organisms on Earth. Klaus Kemp has devoted his entire life to understanding and perfecting diatom arrangement and he is now acknowledged as the last great practitioner of this beautiful combination of art and science. “The Diatomist” showcases his incredible work.

Soundtrack by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Bernard Herrmann & Cults Percussion Ensemble.

Matthew Killip is an English filmmaker living in New York. His documentaries have been broadcast on UK television and exhibited in festivals including Sundance and True/False.

Vintage Neon Sign Artist Todd Sanders

Todd Sanders is a vintage neon sign artist based out of Austin. With nearly two decades of experience under his belt, Todd is completely self-taught and a true master of his craft. His handcrafted art is produced without the use of computer aided design preserving the unique American tradition even further.

Todd’s award winning pieces have appeared in The Museum of Neon Art, films by Robert Rodriguez, Esquire, Texas Monthly, Fast Company, HGTV and Southern Living. Celebrity clientele include Kings of Leon, Shepard Fairey, Norah Jones, Willie Nelson and ZZ Top.

Directed by OG.

The Putter

Ernest Wright & Sons of Sheffield, is one of the last remaining hand manufacturer of scissors. The film documents “Putter” Cliff Denton literally a putter togetherer of scissors.

A film by Shaun Bloodworth • Music & Sound Design by The Black Dog.

There’s No Place Like Here: Brazenhead Books

Tucked high above the bustle of the street, Michael’s secret secondhand bookshop is a mecca for those who savor the story behind the volume.

Directed, shot & edited by: Andrew David Watson.

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Shepard Fairey: Obey This Film

Directed, Filmed & Edited by Brett Novak.

“Several months ago I was commissioned by the Halsey Institute out of Charleston, South Carolina to shoot a short film on the infamous street artist behind OBEY: Shepard Fairey. I definitely knew Shepard’s work, whether it be that repetitive face of Andre the Giant popping up at every street corner I’ve ever been on, or as the Obama Poster that definitely did more for an election than just add aesthetic to it – but I was not aware at how incredibly inspiring Shepard would turn out to be. For a new understanding of how this skateboarder turned mega famed street star turned out to be, check this film out.”

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The Pixel Painter

Hal Lasko, better known as Grandpa, worked as a graphic artist back when everything was done by hand. His family introduced him to the computer and Microsoft Paint long after he retired.

Now, Grandpa spends ten hours a day moving pixels around his computer paintings. His work is a blend of pointillism and 8-Bit art. Meet 98-year-old Hal Lasko, The Pixel Painter.

Director: Josh Bogdan & Ryan Lasko • Editor/Writer: Josh Bogdan.

A Birth Of A Book

Book artist Ido Agassi making the book Pointe Shoes with poems by Ronny Someck.

The process involves hand setting of the type, letterpress printing & innovative hand made binding.

The book contains hand colored prints by the poet. The English text was set in Alt-Mediäval typeface and the Hebrew text in Margalit typeface. The edition is limited to 88 signed and numbered copies, published at the Even Hoshen Private Press.

Directing, editing, producing & sound design by Alon Hetzroni.

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