Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #172

Start your Monday off right:

  1. I wish I found Epicurious's 58 cooking projects for a rainy day at the start of this soggy weekend. The list includes slow roast meat and delicious deserts. 
  2. James Nolan Gandy built this simple drawing machines that produces these elaborate and beautiful "graphs". I found myself mesmerized watching the videos on his Instagram account.  
  3. Designer, Michelle Rial, use items found around the house to make this charts and graphs. If you scroll back far enough on her Instagram account, you can see this "art form" develop. 
  4. Erwin Olaf creates highly stylized portraits which feel more like paintings than photographs. This series, "Rain", feels like if Gregory Crewdson shot more intimate portraits. 
  5. Ryan Steed is a documentary photography teacher in Memphis and his series, "Went Out For Cigarettes", is worthy of an individual teaching. I absolutely love his image of the multi colored flamingos.  
  6. Man does not simply exist but always decides what his existence will be, what he will become the next moment. By the same token, every human being has the freedom to change at any instant.
  7. Mike McQuade creates beautiful editorial illustrations for various print and online mediums which feel like layered art piece similar to screen prints. 

  8. Joshua K Jackson spoke to the London Institute of Photography about his brilliant street photography. Its great to hear more about his images and style.  

  9. An artist (Caroline Caldwell) and a writer (RJ Rushmore) decided to fight against the sheer volume of adds bombarding people in NYC and replace adds with art work for 52 weeks. 

  10. I am still trying to wrap my head around the implications of "Instagram is killing the way we experience art". There is no denying the platform has had a tremendous impact on art.  I might to write all my thoughts on the piece.