Auto Mechanics recreate Renaissance painters

Freddy Frabris has been working in the advertising industry for the last 16 years.   As such he is no stranger to shooting high performance cars for clients like BMW, Toyota and Ford.  But in his latest series he decided to create unusual versions of famous Renaissance paintings using Auto Mechanics.

anatomyIn the style of ’The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp’ (Rembrandt)

creationIn the style of ’The Last Supper’ (Leonardo da Vinci)

rembrant2A series of ’Rembrandt-style’ portraits

R.I.P. Prince :(

2016 has been brutal, so many talented people lost.  This is the level of genius we lost yesterday.  Watch Prince come in and blow this song up at the end with an amazing solo 🙁

“All people care about nowadays is getting paid, so they try to do just what the audience wants them to do. I’d rather give people what they need rather than just what they want.” – Prince

A brilliant showcase of Madonna through the years

Hats off to Madonna – what a career.  I saw this video which I saw posted by a mega fan the other day.  No idea who did this but its a perfect mix and a great retrospective.

Nick Cave’s ‘Red Right Hand’ as a Dr. Seuss inspired book

Its hard to know where to start with this.  The song has always been evocative as it is but now Melbourne artist DrFaustusAU has taken it to the next level with his Dr. Seuss adaptation.

I’ve always loved this song and recently hearing it on the Peaky Blinders soundtrack brought all the memories back.  Please enjoy – stacks of green papers in his red right hand!

P.s I would have no problem reading this to children.  Is this why I don’t have them?

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Not David Bowie :(

What a horrible day.  David Bowie is gone 🙁

I will always remember him for many things but this is a favourite.  The video was filmed on location in Australia in a bar in Carinda in New South Wales and the Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran. Bowie described this video (and the video for his subsequent single, “China Girl”) as “very simple, very direct” statements against racism and oppression.

Stage Left – Natasha Beattie

Natasha is a Tasmanian based photographer and writer.  This is some of her early work from the Personal Place series made in both Brisbane and Melbourne in the noughties.

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The Land of Giants

First of all I think its pretty cool that Iceland had a electrical pylon design competition in 2008.  So credit to Icelandic electrical transmission company Landsnet and the Association of Icelandic Architects.  I can’t quite believe its 2015 and I’m only reading about this now!  But its lovely so better late than never.  I remember travelling around Australia and seeing vast swaths of the environment mown down by these pylons and wires.  It always looked so destructive to me.  So to find a way of making something that scars the environment into something of beauty is wonderful.   Continue Reading →