Monday, 21 March 2011

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it"

-Roald Dahl

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

I took the scenic route home today. I love walking through the back streets in town, although I probably shouldn't. I'm thinking of using this particular alleyway in my animation somehow. It would work well layered with various other imagery, or as a backdrop.

Carrying on with the National Geographic theme, I discovered an artist called Nathaniel Whitcomb, who uses vintage scans taken from the magazine, and manipulates them to make vibrant collages.

His work can be found HERE

He also makes short films. I love the simplicity of his work, and the graceful merging of imagery, which works well with the dreamy music. This is one of my favourites:

Holy Spirits: Bridges from Nathaniel Whitcomb on Vimeo.

Recently, I've been really into looking through old copies of National Geographic. I love reading about the different cultures, and other peoples Worlds. The imagery is also really beautiful...