My latest project "Ollos que non ven" has been directly inspired by a now very famous French street artist called JR. I'd seen some work he did in the slums of Rio de Janeiro but it wasn't until a friend sent a video link of him being awarded the TED prize, and the presentation that followed, that I realised how to go about setting up my new initiative.
Here's the video.
So, although the project I'm undertaking is slightly different in the way I've decided to present it, what JR and his art did was to open my eyes all of a sudden to the potential of street exhibitions. Why not exhibit in the street? It's certainly the best place for people to see your work. It's certainly the most "democratic" way of presenting art to the public.
If you want to get involved in the Inside Out Project, take a look at their website here.
Promo video created for Quazi Design, Swaziland - a cutting edge crafts company that uses waste magazines and paper to create jewellery and accessories. The "cutting edge" part must have been intended as a pun but shouldn't detract from the fact that they really do create some outstanding design pieces from waste material - a medium often associated with bottle-top earrings and plastic bag mini-skirts.
The difference is in the design and hence the video we put together to show off a few of the key elements to a company that works to balance innovative, attractive and commercially-viable design with providing sustainable incomes and skill sets for Swazi women.
My first foray into food photography has been very pleasant. Not only do I get to consume the food afterwards (no toxic lacquers for presentation used here) but it has also made me realise that one of the key ingredients to good food photography is extremely simple, yet too often overlooked...
.. good food.
Quazi Design is a small company based in Swaziland that make paper jewellery. And it's almost as simple as that - almost everything is made from recycled magazines.
I loved the fact that fashion magazines (although not exclusively) were themselves being transformed into fashion items.
I'm working on a promotional video for them (soon to be released).
more info: www.quazidesign.com
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