Thursday, June 28, 2012

Stunning B&W Portraits

Thanks to Colossal, I've discovered these gripping portraits, mostly homeless,  by self-taught photographer Lee Jeffries from United Kingdom.  Look at the contrasts, the emotions and the relief of the faces, they are simply stunning and full of stories.

Who needs those overly DI-ed beauty shots, which does not tell the viewers your real character ...... only a fake outer shell !

Friday, June 22, 2012

Book Design Awards

These beautiful books have won this year D&AD awards.

Title : Let's Make Some Great Art by Marion Deuchars
Agency : Laurence King

A fun, fascinating book which is packed with many interesting, stimulating ideas to spark your creative imagination, it claims.

Oliver Sacks Series has won Book Front Covers Award.
Agency : Random House New York

Don DeLillo Series, another winner of Book Front Covers.
Agency : Pan MacMillan

Go here to view other winning designs.

Light Painting Photography

Here are few stunning light painting shots by photographer Simon Berger via 500px.

 Just love them all.

Technically, I wonder how he did it ?

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Hunger Games

 After watching the movie a while ago,  My incredible first time ever used his own pocket money and bought himself the first book in The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins.  I was thrilled and so went ahead to get him the whole set instead.  I too joined in the fun and aimed straight to the 2nd and 3rd books, Catching Fire and MockingJay.  Fascinating read.

And I make it a comprehension project for him since he is now in school holiday, asking him questions about the stories, which is enjoyable. Thou he might not feel the same.  Haha !