Oleg Oprisco is a traditionalist when it comes to shooting his unique photographs – he uses film, he plans them meticulously, and essentially, each image is driven by the overall colour scheme. The clothes, props and locations are chosen, sourced, and crafted with great care, to ensure that they are in line with the overall composition.
Striking yet subdued tones dominate the colour palettes of these images, drawing their strength from the opposition held with the background in each shot, as opposed to from the hue of the colour itself. These striking images are testament to what can be achieved through patient hard work, without the need for digital manipulation.
This weekend saw the 75th birthday of photographer William Eggleston. He is widely regarded as one of the leading artists to push for the display of colour photographs in art galleries. His style is often characterised by bold colours and everyday items; these high-impact tones were usually achieved by shooting on Kodachrome, famous for producing highly-saturated, high-contrast images.
The bold colours contrast with the run-of-the-mill items in shot, creating a sense of grandeur and purpose in those objects that we normally don’t take the time to perceive.
If you haven’t heard about champsofficial yet I urge you to seek them out. They got more stars than Beyonce recently - big time. They are two extremely charming brothers from the Isle of Wight and their album is out on the 24th Feb it is called Down Like Gold.
La Blogotheque + The [absolutely wonderful] Staves = A match made in heaven.
The thing that always permeates any film made with these girls is their [collective] attitude towards any situation. They are witty, talkative and occasionally, vulgar but in a really lovely way. That, coupled with La Blogotheque’s skills and The Staves’ harmonies makes for a splendid watch.