Hello, I’m ZSO. (On paper you may also know me as Sara Blake). I’m an illustrator and fine artist living and loving in New York City. ZSO (pronounced |zō|) is a collection of letters that I find aesthetically and phonetically beautiful. Together they make sound much like “so,” the adverb which means “to such a great extent.” I am a person of extremes, for better or worse (most often the latter), so the ring of it was fitting, and the moniker has since stuck for good. I graduated from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a concentration in Graphic Art and Postmodern Studies—I’ve been working in design and art direction ever since. With a background in advertising I now work as a freelance illustrator and exhibiting artist.
Actually my previous post “Interesting and creative photographs – Inspiring love story” received high impressions because of the uniqueness and interesting images we shared in the article. I found those interesting images in 500px.com. At that moment this awesome idea strikes my mind, from the day onwards I have searched for popular and interesting photos in 500px,Now I want to share the experience with everyone at this moment.
Photographers often look for the inspiration and objects for their pictures in the most unusual and unexpected places. Some of them try to portray the falling water drops; others do their best to photograph flame or fog. There are also many talented photographers, who direct their skills and efforts towards photographing wild nature and some particular moments of its life, such as hunting, resting, or eating… The latter aspect of animal life is depicted on the photographs, displayed in this showcase at Cruzine.
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I decided to take a break from the tutorial roundup scene and take a voyage through the amazing sea of CG artwork spread out across the interwebs. This week I am focusing on some of my favorite CG characters that I’ve discovered along the way, some old, some new… but all absolutely fantastic.
Since a little over 7 years, I’ve been introducing myself as a Creative Generalist to all and sundry to little effect. The term although widely the most appropriate title is yet to be truly understood or fathomed in context with the generation that grows with every advance in technology today. In fact just the other day, I was asked via the newly adopted Facebook Questions how I would define a person who creates content for the print, web and mobile mediums. Answers ranged from Digital Content Designer to New Media Warrior and some old skool and new age funk thrown in for good measure. But the question really is about how this new generation of digital creatives is remaking the way we buy, sell and communicate with the world.
Since the age of 10, Jill Greenberg has staged photographs and created characters using the mediums of drawing, painting, sculpture, film and photography. She is known worldwide for her uniquely human animal portraits which intentionally anthropomorphize her subjects, as well as her infamous series, “End Times” which struck a nerve in its exploration of religious, political, and environmental themes exploiting the raw emotion of toddlers in distress. Her newest work marks a return to the postmodern feminist theory that inspired her senior thesis, “The Female Object” as an art student at RISD in the 80’s: “The disciplinary project of femininity” and the predetermined failure of all women who attempt to “succeed” at it.
We’re getting some contemporary bedroom inspiration today from the northern Italy based furniture manufacturer Presotto Italia.
Wednesday creative design and art inspirations for all DYT readers :)
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His career was launched when, disguised in native garb, he crossed the Pakistan border into rebel-controlled Afghanistan just before the Russian invasion. When he emerged, he had rolls of film sewn into his clothes of images that would be published around the world as among the first to show the conflict there. His coverage won the Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad, an award dedicated to photographers exhibiting exceptional courage and enterprise. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Magazine Photographer of the Year, awarded by the National Press Photographers’ Association. That was the same year in which he won an unprecedented four first prizes in the World Press Photo Contest. He has won the Olivier Rebbot Memorial Award twice.