Monthly Archives: March 2011

Christian Schumann

Paintings by Christian Schumann. Click to enlarge – you won’t be sorry! These four images are details from larger works.Here is an example of what a whole painting looks like:

All images via 50 Watts. If you haven’t already updated your bookmarks, Journey Round My Skull has changed name and location and is now going by “50 Watts.” I highly recommend taking a look around, although it is quite addicting, and you may be there all night. (Also a big thank you to 50 Watts for the hat tip!)

Evaline Ness

Illustrations by Evaline Ness.

{via vintage kids books my kid loves}

Elizabeth Hoeckel

Collages by Elizabeth Hoeckel.

Alex Simpson

Etchings by Alex Simpson.

Mike Lay

Drawings by Mike Lay.

{via brown paper bag}

Rick Leong

Paintings by Rick Leong.

{via Booooooom}

Ormond Gigli

Girls in the Windows:

“In 1960, while a construction crew dismantled a row of brownstones right across from my own brownstone studio on East 58th Street, I was inspired to, somehow immortalize those buildings. I had the vision of 43 women in formal dress adorning the windows of the skeletal facade.

We had to work quickly to secure City permissions, arrange for models which included celebrities, the demolition supervisior’s wife (third floor, third from left), my own wife (second floor, far right), and also secure the Rolls Royce to be parked on the sidewalk. Careful planning was a necessity as the photography had to be accomplished during the workers’ lunch time!

The day before the buildings were razed, the 43 women appeared in their finest attire, went into the buildings, climbed the old stairs, and took their places in the windows. I was set up on my fire escape across the streeet, directing the scene, with bullhorn in hand. Of course I was concerned for the Models’ safety, as some were daring enough to pose out on the crumbling sills.

The photography came off as planned. What had seemed to some as too dangerous or difficult to accomplish, became my fantasy fulfilled, and my most memorable self – assigned photograph. It has been an international award winner ever since.

Most professional photographers dream of having one signature picture they are known for. “GIRLS IN THE WINDOWS ” is mine.”

-Ormond Gigli

{via Mermaid Contradictions}

Ryan Mauskopf (aka Professor Soap)

Short animation by Professor Soap.

{thanks Matt!}