Thursday, May 21, 2009

Eleanor Hardwick

Eleanor Hardwick was born in Oxford, England in 1993. She became interested in photography at the age of twelve when she began to take photos of collectable Japanese fashion dolls. The hobby then progressed into a passion for portraiture and fashion. Having been dubbed the 'Teen Queen of Flickr' by the likes of Dazed & Confused, The Independent, The Guardian and numerous style blogs, 16-year-old Eleanor Hardwick divides her time between studying for her GCSEs and creating surreal dreamscape-style images.

Favouring post-production techniques, Hardwick shoots on a Canon EOS 400 and distorts images to look like fairy tales with a disturbed edge. Hardwick has photographed Bat for Lashes and up-and-coming musical talent Dan Black.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Yellena James

Yellena James was born in Sarajevo and went to art school there during the civil war. She relocated to the US when she was 18 to study graphic design and illustration. She is now based out of Portland, OR. She has shown her work mostly on the west coast and maintains an Etsy shop where you can buy prints of her work.

James flora and fauna style is inspired by microscopic worlds and the discovering of strange new life forms, plants, and fungi. She loves the complexity of works by Julie Mehretu, Matthew Ritchie, Jacob Magraw, and Jeff Soto. Says James, "I try to create new shapes based on what I imagine to exist within the unseen world around us, and attempt to suggest movements in my designs that we're not accustom to seeing in our everyday lives, to sort-of pass that spark of inspiration on to others as they complete the movements within their own minds."

Monday, May 4, 2009

Nate Williams

Nate Williams, aka Alexander Blue, an artist, illustrator and designer has worked extensively in various facets of the illustration industry with a wide variety of clients. His illustration work has been geared to both adults and children and has appeared in magazines, advertising, publishing, music, fashion, textiles, home decor, merchandise, posters, social expression and newspapers. His clients include Converse, MSN, Urban Outfitters, Nick JR., New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Dell, Cartoon Network, and The Truth Anti-Tobacco campaign.