Tag Archive: inspiration
I probably shouldn’t admit that I first learned about Stephen Shore on Pinterest. I became kind of obsessed with the picture above. I feel like I’ve been in this motel room before, and yet I wish I could buy every object in this room.
Stephen Shore (b. 1947) is a NYC-born, self-taught photographer who sold his first photographs to MOMA at age 14, started hanging out at Andy Warhol’s Factory at 17, and had a solo show at the Met at 24. His color photographs from cross-country road trips in the 1970s, such as the one above, cemented his place among the most critically-acclaimed American photographers, but he has done a variety of interesting projects since then. He even has an Instagram account.
Once upon a time, I was in a club which required its members to send a haiku by text message (SMS), one day per week. Each member had an assigned day (I think mine was Monday, then Wednesday).
It was a great way to spark a little creativity into daily life. I learned a lot about my friends and how they saw the world. I wish I had saved more of them.
Here are just the few of mine that I still have, because I blogged about them on my old site.
promises nice winter nights
i’m totally stoked
‘to my father’
We become our craft?
Doctor can’t understand what
The mechanic can
28 December 2009
Little black dresses
And all the right subscriptions
Thought I was ready
Raw temptation of
sprinklers never fades with age…
Wet grass loves bare feet
Red-winged blackbird dreams,
Bicycles, reeds in ditches,
was this history?
Blame music, you could
never live up to sacred
memories of you
June 3, 2010:
Scarlett in the cotton field,
painted backdrop skies.
Will said there’s a tide,
Take this current. I meant to.
Don’t know what went wrong.
April 19, 2010:
At 9, I colored
my state bird blue. The kids laughed.
I still think I’m right.
As you probably know, around these parts, we love Detroit fiercely. The city is exciting and inspiring, not to mention sprawling. Happily for all of us, though, there are lots of folks on Instagram documenting what’s good.
Reason to love The D No. 26: we put a twist on things. We aren’t afraid of innovation in The D. We even create our own games! Have you tried fowling yet? 📷: @chance_lauver #VisitDetroit #DepictTheD #Fowling #DetroitLove #DetroitProud #PureDetroit #DetroitCity #DetroitMichigan #OnlyInDetroit #DetroitOrignial
I can’t think of a better #MeatlessMonday dish that I’m obsessed with more than @publichouse_ferndale’s Marinaded Beets! Red & Golden beets with Salt Roasted Redskin Potatoes, Greek Yogurt, crispy red quinoa and thinly sliced fennel make this an incredibly refreshing dish. Can we talk about how I had my first golden beet this year⁉️ 😬
Have you guys tried @_happygirlgranola yet? 😱😍 she has such cool and unique flavors! Today I’m eating the #ApricotRosemary granola on top of some middle eastern lebnah that I’ve sweetened with a little bit of homemade apricot preserves 😍😍 all of her granolas are #vegan and carefully crafted in small batches out of Flint, MI! 😍💜🍴 #supportlocalbusinesses #granola #sweetandsavory #lebnah #tasteofmichigan #happygirlgranola
Detroit Art & Architecture:
One place I wish I would have had more time to shoot… #fuzed_decay #froggy_explorers #urbextreme #urbex_lady #urbex_utopia #jj_urbex_ #jj_abandoned #royalsnappingartists #all_is_abandoned #discarded_butnot_forgotten #abandonedplaces #abandoned_junkies #abandonment_issues #abandoned #aband0n_all_h0pe #decay_nation #exploring_shotz #ic_urbex #sfx_decay #tour_through_desolation #showmethatgrime #urbexphotography #urbex_supreme #glitz_n_grime #grimelords #grime_nation #kings_abandoned
We’ve already shared some of our favorite art-focused blogs, but today seemed like a good day to share a peek at our social media list. Who doesn’t need a little more beauty in their day, in between shots of their friends’ plates, pop culture memes, and endless sponsored posts? Here are some of our favorite Instagram accounts, managed by folks who specialize in various themes of art, art history, photography, and other creative endeavors, and who never fail to inspire us. Naturally, these are by no means exhaustive lists–drop us a line if you want to share your must-see IGers! And of course, you can find the link to our account over in that nifty box on the right…
Official Museum Accounts
- British Museum
This work by Hokusai is a familiar example of Edo-period Japanese art, with the landscape dominated by Mount Fuji. In response to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that claimed thousands of lives, contemporary artist Koya Abe has created a series of prints based on these famous landscapes and radically altered them to remove almost all evidence of human culture from view. Hokusai depicts Ejiri, a post-station on the Tōkaidō Highway, near modern Shimizu City. The silhouette of Mt Fuji is drawn with a single line, providing a backdrop for the figures and trees battling the wind in the foreground. In our previous post you can see the photographic inkjet print Koya Abe has created based on this image. Even Mount Fuji has been eradicated in Abe’s work, emblematic of the toll that the earthquake took physically and nationally on the Japanese psyche. Katsushika Hokusai, ‘Ejiri in Suruga Province’ (Sunshū Ejiri). Colour woodblock print, 1831. #hokusai #japan #art
- The Guggenheim
On the final day of #WomensHistoryMonth, enjoy #NataliaGoncharova’s “Cats” (1913) from our collection. The painting appears to represent two black felines with a tabby in between, illustrating the Rayist style that Goncharova contributed to in the early 1900s. Using intersecting vectors of color to depict refracted light rays, Rayist works recreate the surface play of light on objects. Goncharova used darts of color to suggest the effects of light on the cats’ shiny coats and the way that adjacent surfaces reflect neighboring hues. The dynamic slashes of black and white evoke the energized, machine-inspired compositions of the Futurists. “Cats” will be on view at the Guggenheim beginning April 29. 🐱 #5WomenArtists
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- The Met
The Eiffel Tower opened on this day in 1889. This photograph from the same year shows a visitor looking down upon Paris from the tower’s second floor platform—as far as one could ascend at the time. Louis-Antonin Neurdein (French, 1846–after 1915) and Etienne Neurdein (French, 1832–after 1915). La Tour Eiffel. – Détail du Campanile., 1889. #TheMet #EiffelTower
- The Louvre
#BonneSemaine à vous tous ! Have a good #week! Portrait de Jean Bonvoisin, peintre et conservateur du Museum. Anonyme français, 19e siècle. Portrait of Jean Bonvoisin, painter and curator. French anonymous 19th century. #conservateur #curator #lunettes #glasses #eyeglasses #gafas #oculos #brille #peinture #painting #museedulouvre #Louvre
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#MuseumWeek 2016 has begun! Follow museummodernart on Twitter for stories, videos, and photos all week long. Today’s theme is #SecretsMW, so we’re sharing some of our favorite lesser-known spots in the museum, like this wall of Andy Warhol’s “Cow Wallpaper” in our education building that’s perfect for photo ops. [Andy Warhol. “Cow Wallpaper.” 1966. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2011 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]
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- Ali Cavanaugh
I’m currently working on two very large paintings of this little sweetie. This is a study that I painted of her in October. #watercolor #painting #portrait #drips #artsy #face #girl #aqua #alicavanaugh
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- Andrey Remnev
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- Alexandrea Gerke
- Deanna Dionne
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- Brooklyn Lamb
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- James Gurney
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- Jenny D Fine
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- Julia Gabrielov
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- Danny Clinch – photographer of rock musicians and other cool stuff
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- Patricia Lay-Dorsey – a.k.a. Detroit’s Grandma Techno
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- Stephanie Baker
Mama Moose attacks an interloper while her calf makes a run for it on a frosty winter morning in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. After a brief squabble, everyone trotted away unharmed. #gtnpyes #ILoveGrandTeton
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- Dan Mason
Nothing says tropical like a Black-mandibled Toucan – Little is known about the black-mandibled toucan’s behavior or life history but it is generally predicted to mirror that of the chestnut-mandibled toucan. Like its sister species, the call of the Ramphastos ambiguus is a yelping, far-carrying cry described as “Díos te dé” (Spanish for “God give you…”). This species mainly feed on fruits, but occasionally on lizards, rodents, smaller birds and insects. -Wikipedia ✨All of the pictures in my gallery are mine✨ ⠀ 💐🙏Thank you so much for the likes, follows and all of your kind and wonderful comments!! 🙏💐 ===============================
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- Humans of New York
“We met while he was renovating a house for me and my ex-husband. My ex-husband wasn’t interested in helping. He kept saying: ‘Go with Howard to pick out the windows.’ And: ‘Go with Howard to pick out the doors.’ Well, Howard and I were getting along so well, my ex-husband eventually said: ‘Just go with Howard.’”
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- Oksana Morris
It’s snowing in our big city! ❄⛄❄ Blackberry/blueberry smoothie will defiantly brighten your day!💜 #foodphotomonth#foodphotononstop #chefs_battle_show#cookmagazine#lifeandthyme#smoothie#vegan#itshonestfood#инстаграмнедели#инстаграмдляеды#nyc #healthyliving#cleanliving#fitfood#thefeedfeed
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- Jacob Santiago
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- Josh Felise
- Murad Osmann
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Film Developers and Shooters
- Rescued Film
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- Found Film Society
- Found Photo UK
- Awesome Cameras
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- Class of 1938
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