I was tapped into the wonderful work from the master found-footage manipulator Jamie Harley late last year with his work with Memoryhouse and recently included a video he made for their new “For the Years” EP. Jamie simply searches for perfect visual counterpoint to the songs he loves. He does this by deconstructing old films and remolding them to harmonize with contemporary indie music.
I really held myself back from including all of his videos in this post. This video for local Sacramento band Ganglians really brings the visual elements up to par with their stellar music. If you haven’t heard of this band I don’t know a better way than this to be introduced with this remarkable video for “Bradley.” The altered minimal color palette produces a cold feel of the film which, in its beautiful imperfection, projects the music and visuals in a harmoniously. Makes you forget that the film and music were originally separate entities. It is absolutely lovely that almost every frame/scene could be a stopped in any moment in time to create a photographic gem. Now let it soak in your vision and dissolve in your memory.
Check out more his work here.
Abstract motion visuals designed by Russian company Andrey Muratov. The music complements the stop motion quiet well and the washed out colors set the appropriate mood for the video.
Via Design Collector.
Don’t even ask me how I stumbled across Midori Tsunoda‘s work. I have been meaning to post her work for the longest time so here it is. Midori is a Japanese based photographer and produces really stunning work that sucks your eyes right in to the subject by way of color, composition, and attention to detail. The photos are washed out with colors that pinch your soul with perfection. She really does a fabulous job of incorporating the background with the subject (i.e. the color of the subject with matching the color of the background). Specifically the third photo displays a background that is indulging the model in a fog-like form. It is refreshing to see that kind of aesthetic added to photography.
You can check out more of here work here.
Street Painting – Franklin’s Footpath / Photographer: Henry Groskinsky, 1972
Artist Gene Davis putting finishing touches on his 414-ft-long painting. “Franklin’s Footpath,” painted on the street in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
I don’t care how distracting this would be to drive on! We need streets like this in our cities. There would be so many more happy drivers.
I just found this on ISO50 today and I just can’t stop watching it! AAAAAHHHHH!!! This video of Four Tet’s remix of Jon Hopkin’s Vessel was done so wonderfully creating movement that is in sync with the music. Although it is haunting it is incredibly beautiful. Incredibly clever and just simply amazing! I really need to get a hold of this video really fast. I also, found the play between asymmetry and symmetry in the forms of the people along with the pureness of color in the video to be extremely fascinating.
I’ve seen Matthias Heiderich’s work numerous times on blogs like grainedit and ISO50 and every time I view his work I am so intrigued like I was the first time I seen them. The way color is treated in Heiderich’s photos is very wistful and gives off a real positive vibe. He crops his images in a very clever way almost making them seem like designed compositions. These works are just a few of my favorites.
Check out more of his work on Behance and Flickr.