7.28.2011

Hengki Koentjoro

These are beautiful. Reminiscent of the post on Wayne Levin.

Toads (Lunch)
Jurassic (Jurassic Park)
Vulnerable (JAWS)
Boy From Banda (FreePlay)
Hut (Plantation, West Java)
Dragon Dance
Liquid Planet (Moondance)
Trigger Fish (Bunaken National Marine Park, Indonesia)
Waterfall (Tropical storm, Banda Neira)

Hengki Koentjoro was born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, in 1963. He is a graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California where he majored in film. He now lives in Jakarta where he specializes in fine art photography both underwater and on land. ― www.featureshoot.com

✩ Tom Petty Live Anthology album ― awesome; Band of Horses & Kings of Leon ― SO awesome and fun! Now, all I really need to check off my list is to see the Black Keys in September and my concerts this year will be complete. My birthday was perfect!!



7.17.2011

Birthday!

My birthday is coming up soon and I rarely ever ask for presents... but... I kind of really want the Indie Rock Poster book! Or to see some of my favorite bands play in concert this year. 

I love the indie rock genre and am constantly listening to it when I'm working on anything. I also love the posters. Most of them give off a hand-drawn/mixed media quality that I really like to see/miss in art these days. The Yellow Bird Project is a collaboration between indie rock musicians and artists that creates shirts to raise money for the musician's choice in charities. Really awesome concept. Read their mission here.

The Band: Bon Iver
The Song: Skinny Love
The Artist: Jeremyville
He says: "Bon Iver founder Justin Vernon spent a winter in his father's cabin in Wisconsin, in the State's northwoods, recovering from an illness. Here he wrote and recorded most of this first album in a very lo fi way, and it was this ethic of independence, and his singular, evocative vision that first attracted me to his music. It is a way of working that resonates with me, as it's close to the way I like to work, alone with my sketchbook late at night, listening to music. If I could find a winter cabin to escape to, I think I would."
I wanted to draw a moment from those Wisconsin woods, and to try and evoke the feeling of that desolate winter alone in the cabin, trying to somehow find a way through.
The Band: Iron & Wine
The Song: The Trapeze Swinger
The Artist: Toby Triumph
He says: "I wanted this poster to represent different phases in a person's life, looking at how the people and places that surround us can change like chapters in a book, becoming a distant memory while a person can stay the same. I wanted the image to capture some of the still contemplation and reflection that speaks to me in this beautiful song."

Actually, either: the book, to see Band of Horses and Kings of Leon play in concert together, The Black Keys at Music Midtown, or the Tom Petty Live Anthology album.



...my favorite Learning to Fly version ever... with Stevie Nicks.



7.04.2011

surfing + skeletons

I am obsessed with the idea of learning how to surf. Last summer, a dear friend and I went paddle boarding on Lake Michigan's North Ave Beach, where he taught me how to do pop ups on a long board.

Thats about as close as I'll get for now.

Panda Bear ― Surfer's Hymn. Via Street Anatomy.
One of the most awesome finds lately!



This music video by m ss ng p eces for the band Panda Bear is amazing. I LOVE the old black and white film feel, nice and grainy. The hand painted skeleton costumes have great texture and whatever they did, black light or just extreme color correction, to get the bones to glow looks awesome. As stated on the Vimeo page, this video is a tribute to surfers who have been taken by the sea, which only makes the video that much more nostalgic feeling and beautiful. Major props! Be sure to watch it all the way through, I assure you it’s worth it. Via The Fox Is Black ― Heather Tompkins from Street Anatomy.  

Happy 4th of July!

✩ The post regarding my paddle boarding venture.