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Japanese Photographer FukeTransforms His Town Into a colorful wonderland by just using his camera..
Japanese photographer transforms the world into a colorful wonderland by just using his camera.. He starts by capturing images of ordinary places around his home in Sanuki and then, as he writes on his website, he “makes his own colors with his feelings and his emotions.”
In an interview with Life Treasure Collector earlier this year, FUKE elaborates that he was inspired to take up photography in 2003 when friends would visit him and comment on the beauty of his town. It’s the kind of natural beauty that usually goes overlooked by those who see it every day
Welcome to the world of the ‘Pin-up’.
Portraits of film stars and pop idols surround and engulf our everyday lives, existing for us to adore and worship like gods of our modern age. As a teenager not an inch of my bedroom woodchip wallpaper could be seen, being completely obscured by the pin-ups of my treasured idols. Collage started at an early age for me!
With this new body of work I have created a series of new, weird and wonderful pin-ups for us to admire. By using portraits of film stars from found 1930/40’s Hollywood Albums I intentionally set out to retain that all-important vintage feel.
Influenced by the extraordinary colours of Hitchcock films shown in Technicolor and sci-fi TV shows such as Land of the Giants and Planet of the Apes, these heroes from the past have been altered by combining and blending other found imagery scavenged from different eras, thus inviting the viewer into my strange and peculiar world. The cut elements from these past worlds now collide, transforming the reality around us whilst questioning identity, our reasons and needs for the pin–up as well as commenting on our world of constant change and mystery.
Matthew Quick: Accidental Empires
An award-winning artist Matthew Quick is known for conceptual realism – that means stuff that looks like it actually is, but makes you.
Invitation to an Area night club party. The capsule was placed in water and the invitation appeared. Area was open from 1983 to 1987