French newspaper Libération recently replaced all the pictures of its Nov 14 edition with white space to illustrate just how important good photography is at a time when everyone is taking pictures. As the paper explained, ‘To choose Paris Photo’s opening day to ‘install’ these white images highlights our commitment to photography. It’s not a […]
Nowadays, everyone calls the paintings and writings done in the streets generically ‘street art’ and no longer ‘graffiti’. But it´s time to go back to the roots and to take a closer look at the original graffiti style. The term was officially established during the 1980s and characterized artworks mostly done illegally and with spray-paint.
A mobile library has popped up in the southern French town of Istres on the beach of Romaniquette. Dubbed Bibliotheque de Plage, it’s the creation of industrial designer Matali Crasset, who worked with the Istres municipal library to encourage book reading and borrowing. Nothing beats basking in the sun by the beach with a book […]
This amazing 2,000-piece installation at Place du Bouffait in Nantes is a stunning’”metaphor for the collapse of capitalism and the side effects of progress’. The installation is especially powerful at night, with the businessmen figures taking on an almost haunting presence. It’s a beautiful artwork with an important social message.
French outfit Phoenix recently performed a session for the website La Blogothèque’s long-running Take Away Shows series, in which the band perform a stripped-down rendition of their track, Entertainment, off their fifth studio album Bankrupt!. The video was filmed at dawn in the empty gardens of Le Chateau de Versailles. It was filmed with a drone, in one continuous […]
If you haven’t put up your hand to volunteer four hours of time in exchange for a ticket to the RockCorps gig at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, you really should. Guy Sebastian, The Script and Tinie Tempah are coming to Sydney on April 11 to play a gig for all of the volunteers that […]
My trip to Paris brought me to some incredible realizations. One, Parisians are crazy. Two, they know how to throw illegal parties. This particular event was entitled Zen Guerrilla and it took place in some farmlands 45 minutes outside of Nantes. We arrived in the afternoon; the circus tent had been erected earlier that morning. […]
French artist Michel Blazy staged his Bouquet Final installation at a French medieval chapel with foam spewing forth from a metal structure that generates foam non-stop. It’s supposed to convey the message that art cannot be pickled and canned — it has to be experienced. Wonder if anyone skipped past through these skimpy Do-Not-Cross barriers […]
Have you ever bought something at a thrift store or a yard sale and found something inside much more awesome than the item you actually paid for? Well, that’s just what happened to blogger and photography enthusiast Anton Orlov. According to Orlov’s blog, he opened up the Jumelle Belllieni stereoscopic camera he just purchased from an antique store and found negatives taken during World War I inside. Orlov developed the almost perfectly preserved negatives and discovered these beautiful rare images of the WWI French countryside.
783 Miles, 16 Days, One Dream: From Brighouse To Cannes, Le Tour De Tan. Dominic Stables is an aspiring filmmaker with a dream – to cycle from a wet and windy West Yorkshire all the way to the world’s most glamorous film festival, Cannes. The short film premieres at The Barbican in London on October 6.
Like something out of a fairytale, Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France is a stunning town wound around an outcrop of rock to a Monastery at the its peak. It is a stunning place with a population of just 44 and while often busy with a number of the three million tourists who visit it each year.
Hailing from France, Nephyla’s sassy comic style cannot fail to charm. Bums, boobs, feisty ladies, brooding gents, all lovingly drawn with a wink and a smile. She is the author of the Geek and Girly comic, has worked on numerous kids books, and has illustrated for Blizzard’s World of Warcraft.
Laurent Chehere is a French photographer who used to work in advertising but left his job one day and decided to go travelling around the world with his camera. When he returned to France, he knew what he wanted to do with his life: he would live his two passions, travelling and photography. Laurent has been working with photography ever since and draws inspiration from exploring cities, suburbs, countries and architecture. These are some photos from his recent project, Flying Houses.
I love the intervention of Mathieu Lehanneur on the St. Hilaire church in France. In many ways, this is a paradoxical project as most of the design doesn’t sit well with the faith of the environment. But Lehanneur manages to insert clever mineral architecture in reference to the topology of the place regardless. Sublime!