Monday 24 November 2008

Advanced Beauty,Oblong,Magnus Engsfors,Firstborn,Vitalic,JR,Women are Heroes,The Big Picture,Make Love Not Zone,Skins & Punks

The NTSC / 5:1 Surround DVD is now available for pre-order enquires. The DVD will be released with four collectible covers. For those wishing for the High Definition release, we are working on HD digital distribution when the avenues are in place in early 2009. Meanwhile onedotzero are touring the full HD film to cinemas worldwide.

Watch | Advanced Beauty Trailer

Radically condensed demonstration of oblong's g-speak spatial operating environment

Watch | Oblong

Directed and animated by Magnus Engsfors, shot by Martin Nordqvist. A short movie illustrating the moment of total mental collapse due to very difficult personal circumstances.

Watch | Magnus Engfors - Suddenly

Watch | Firstborn Reel

Watch | Vitalic - Poney Part 1

A recent large-scale project by the photographer named JR has focused attention on women - relatives of victims of violence - by displaying their large portraits in one of Rio de Janeiro's hardest hit neighborhoods. Though Rio is blessed with natural beauty and climate, it still struggles with large disparities between rich and poor, and many of the six million residents reside in hillside slums called favelas.

It was about a year ago that JR first told us about his “Women are Heroes" project, a collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières.

Taking his trusty 28 millimeter lens, for the last year JR has been traveling to such countries as Sierra Leone, Liberia, Southern Sudan and Kenya, documenting the lives of a group of incredibly courageous women.

Now, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, the full documentation of the Women Are Heroes project is being launched on the web. And not surprisingly, the work is absolutely breathtaking.

This past Saturday, the faces of eight women were placed on walls across Brussels, where they will remain for a month. for more info visit - Women are Heroes

Watch | Women are Heroes Trailer

The Big Picture is a photo blog for the Boston Globe/, compiled semi-regularly by Alan Taylor. Inspired by publications like Life Magazine (of old), National Geographic, and online experiences like's Picture Stories galleries and Brian Storm's MediaStorm, The Big Picture is intended to highlight high-quality, amazing imagery - with a focus on current events, lesser-known stories and, well, just about anything that comes across the wire that looks really interesting. Recomended *****

Making LOVE from ZONE on the roads of the city Utrecht, Netherlands.

Watch | Make Love not Zone

Perhaps one of the most reviled yet misunderstood of all the youth subcultures, the skinhead look originated back in the 60s as a simple fashion statement. Sartorially proud of their working class roots, the original skinhead was a multi-cultural, politically broad-minded and fashion-aware individual. Favourite music was reggae, soul and ska and key artists included Desmond Dekker, Max Romeo and The Pyramids. Their choice of immaculate clothing and invariably Dr Martens boots was the ultimate anti-fashion statement and a badge of both power and pride. Above all else, genuine skinheads were obsessed with their presentation
The 70s saw the look adopted by the scurge of right-wing extremists and for many years was fashion pariah. However, towards the end of the 90s, the closely cropped look has been championed by a whole new generation of high profile celebrities, including David Beckham and Ewan McGregor, bringing skinhead style back into the mainstream once again.

Gavin Watson’s critically acclaimed photography of late 70s skinheads perfectly captures a snapshot of this unique youth culture. The scores of black and white shots offer a fascinating glimpse into a skinhead community that was multi-cultural, tightly knit and above all else, fiercely proud of their look. These are classic photographs of historical value.

Skins is now proudly reprinted on Independent Music Press, complete with over 30 new and previously unpublished photographs.

Watch | Gavin Watson Interview

Gavin Watson Skins & Punks are now @ artspace Helsinki
Myymälä2. Uudenmaankatu 23. 00120 Helsinki. Finland

The book can be buyed Here

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