This is a blog of my work, ideas, inspirations, and general likes, from art and design to photography and film, with special interests in urban architecture and decay.
Have a look on my facebook page, 'JBS Art' to see some of my art work, or some of my photography on my flikr page, http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbschamroth.
Steve McCurry, born in Philadelphia, is a fascinating photographer and one of my all-time favorites. His career began when, disguised in native clothing, he crossed the Pakistan border into rebel-controlled Afghanistan just before the Russian invasion. He is driven by an innate curiosity and sense of wonder about the world and everyone in it. He focusses on conflict including the Iran-Iraq war, the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia, Beirut, Cambodia, the Philippines, the Gulf War, and continuing coverage of Afghanistan. You may know him from his famous unidentified ‘Afghan refugee girl’, which is one of the most recognisable photographs in the world today! I particularly like his ‘Boy in mid-flight’ which is the picture shown here… Have a look at his galleries on his website! http://www.stevemccurry.com/main.php
9:40 am • 28 December 2010
Only recently discovered Greg Gossel - a really great mixed-media artist… Have a look at his website, http://www.greggossel.com/, or his blog for videos/updates of his recent exhibitions etc, http://www.blog.greggossel.com/…
People say his work has stylistic similarities to the artist collaboration, ‘Faile’…However, I think GG is pretty unique in his ideas/compositions, though some of his work could potentially be seen to overlap with early Faile work, http://faile.net/site/ …Decide for yourselves!
4:04 pm • 26 December 2010
Tate yesterday, national gallery today….Oh London, I love you!
1:47 pm • 23 December 2010
Yesterday morning the skies over Britain turned a dark shade of red as the moon moved into the Earth’s shadow in a rare lunar eclipse!! I had a peek out my window at 7am (dedication for you), but was much too cloudy to see anything, so I’m glad others with good visibility managed to take a photo!
10:06 pm • 21 December 2010
An ‘overpainted photograph’ by artist Gerhard Richter, a true inspiration to my own work. Check out some of his other work, http://www.gerhard-richter.com/art/overpainted-photographs/
1:08 pm • 20 December 2010
I took this photo in my back garden in London today of the snowy bench reflected in a hanging mirror decoration! Have a look at some of my other photography on my flikr page, including recent photos I’ve taken of the snow! Despite the snow’s inconvenience and unpleasant temperature it makes for a good picture! http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbschamroth/
1:29 pm • 19 December 2010 • 1 note
This is one of my favourite photographs which I took whilst in South East Asia. It was a derelict barber’s shop in Laos, Vang Vieng, which made me think of Sweeney Todd. Even if I normally went to a barber shop to get a haircut, I’m pretty sure this wouldn’t be my first choice! To see the rest of my South East Asian photographs, check my flikr page!
1:26 pm • 18 December 2010
I took this photo in central London, looking up at the sky. To see some more of my photography of landscapes, have a look on my flikr page, created today, http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbschamroth/
1:14 pm • 18 December 2010