FIVE THINGS: Week of March 25-29
1. “Raised by Wolves” by Jim Goldberg, short film/photo series
“Raised by Wolves” is a book of prints by Jim Goldberg that depicts the lives of young runaways in the U.S. in the early 90’s. Primarily comprised of street photography, Goldberg included interviews with social workers, police officers, and the adolescents, themselves.
The series evolves into somewhat of a narrative between a young couple, Tweeky Dave and Echo. The way their story intertwines with Goldberg’s photography adds an entirely unique emotional dimension to his work. Things get raw.
The book is super expensive and super hard to find so filmmaker Brandon Tauszik made a super interesting short film featuring footage and audio from Goldberg’s archive. If you have seven minutes to spare, I highly recommend checking it out.
2. Glitch-Hop GIFS, blog
What’s better than a good old fashioned gif that totally makes you lol? How about a good old fashioned gif that totally makes you lol and trip out a little at the same time? There’s a place where this exists in harmony and this place is called Glitch-Hop GIFS.
All of the datamoshes on this blog are created by Matthias Brown or reblogged from other moshers. There’s an obvious commentary on pop culture lurking somewhere inside all the randomness, but I can’t quite articulate it. Whatever, I’ll just keep staring at Bill Cosby’s face melting.
3. Atop the Egyptian Pyramids, photo set
It’s an average evening, you’re hanging out with some friends and the age-old question is asked, “Hey, what should we do tonight?” Well, if Vitaly Raskalov was there he’d probably say, “How about we scale the Great Pyramid of Gaza, take gorgeous aerial shots while we’re up there, then leave, flawlessly unnoticed?” And you, my friend, would nod your head and ready your gear.
Photos that Raskalov, a Russian skywalker, and his buddies took surfaced on the Internet a few days ago. Dustin showed Luke, Luke showed me and my jaw dropped. Their sheer ability to scale a pyramid combined with the spectacular photographs taken are truly remarkable. Plus, he completely got away with it.
See the entire set here.
4. Kaye Blegvad, illustrator and designer
As said in previous entries, I’m a sucker for illustrations of any kind. I recently came across British-born, NYC living artist Kaye Blegvad and was enamored to the fullest extent.
She has a very delicate style, but the humor behind it all is what I like most. It appears that her work is very true in nature, like, she’s not trying to adhere to any certain mold of modern graphics, and I appreciate that. She has also had some pretty high-end clients (New York Times, for example) which glimmers hope for all other weirdo illustrators out there.
Misery Loves Company
5. Steven King’s The Shining is streaming on Netflix
If you’re in the mood for being creepy or feeling a little freaked out this weekend, you’re in luck. The Shining and all its glory has been added to the Netflix instant queue.
Oh, so therrre’s Johnny. I wondered where he went.
That’s all for this week, until next time.