Often what makes a photo is its content, unique to a particular place at a particular time. To create this #InspirationFriday image, Patrick Fraser happened to be in Iceland, shooting for a commercial client. When he stumbled upon the breathtaking Blue Lagoon spa, he knew he'd found the subject of a new personal series. Visitors rub their faces with silica, a mineral found in the geothermal... read more
As we blogged about this week, F+J illustrator Rinee Shah's latest personal project is onehundredhappythings.com. The happy things are specifically, in Shah's words, to distract her from a breakup, but we predict that their applications will travel far and wide. Homemade Halloween... read more
F+J illustrator Paul Wearing dreamed up this scene, one in a series of stripped-of-color images repurposing "disparate motifs... [like] luxury goods, buildings and silhouettes." The result is dramatic film noir-meets-dystopian consumer society landscape. And the inspiration we're taking from it this... read more
“Slow Days” seems to be both Jeff Luker’s manifesto and its visual result in the artist’s capable, camera-wielding hands. The 40-page, full-color photo book by that name is now available from Washington, D.C.-based publisher Empty Stretch. With images taken over a span of a few years and in a variety of... read more
Patrick Fraser's latest short video is a documentary-style look at Liz Murphy, a soloist with Pacific Northwest Ballet who also designs leotards in her spare time. The dancer draws parallels between dance and design, and as a professional ballerina, she knows that what she creates needs to be up to the challenge of long days of rehearsals and hands-on... read more
Jeff Luker was one of 30 artists selected by TedxPortland to create an original piece on the theme, Vision of Tomorrow. The works were then exhibited at Portland's sleek creative space Union/Pine in an art show on Thursday, May 28. TedxPortland will also create a book featuring all of this year's artists and speakers. Luker's piece (and, accordingly, his vision... read more
This week, Simone and Beth are reminded that sometimes, inspiration comes when you slip on a pair of cozy socks, curl up, and daydream. Does it hurt to be wearing beautifully illustrated black and white prints while you're at it? Absolutely not. Image by Karolin Schnoor.
Tax Day's over for another year! But if you still have a daunting stack of paperwork or bills sitting on your desk, today's #InspirationFriday may give you the shift in perspective you need to take on the weekend. Here F+J artist Lucas Zarebinski takes a simple pile of paper and turns it into a high-contrast, high-concept natural wonder–the Zion Canyon, to be exact.
Our artists' ongoing personal projects inform their processes and keep their work fresh. So we love seeing new series like the cycling trip Patrick Fraser shot with a few friends this week in England. Aside from bringing us a little closer to those beautiful colors and landscapes, it also shows us one more side of Patrick's singular perspective. ... read more
A banana erupting into pure yellow.
F+J artists Lucas Zarebinski received honorable mentions in one of the most comprehensive photography competitions of the year, International Photography Awards (IPA). Zarebinski’s piece was entered into the competition’s... read more