Ian Berry, also known in the art environment as Demimu, is a British artist who does not paint with paints, but draws them from jeans shreds, like an old mosaic. His works are incredibly popular, they are expensively bought and exhibited in galleries around the world. The most famous company Ray Ban even released a limited collection of sunglasses with a “jeans” design, inspired by the work of Berry. His paintings, even close by, can be mistaken for stylishly retouched photos – they are so realistic and accurate. Meanwhile, the artist always works in the patchwork technique, using jeans and nothing but them.
Ian Berry creates incredible portraits of celebrities, city landscapes, life sketches, photos of which are often replicated in famous print and online publications – Elle, Playboy, Metro International, Nylon, Trend Hunter. He became the winner of the Rivet 50 and for his work was included in the TOP 50 of the most influential people in the “world of denim.” Continue reading
A decentralized lens contains one or more elements of an optical lens that are either shifted or tilted from its main axis. Such a shift or tilt of the lens elements can potentially lead to blurring / softness of parts of the image due to the divergence of light rays. While in many lenses you can observe very slight decentration of the optical elements, especially on super zoom, strong decentration and tilt can make the whole image blurry, because the lens cannot achieve good sharpness over the entire frame.
It is always useful to check the lens before buying, even if it is brand new. Unfortunately, despite the efforts of manufacturers to manufacture each lens, many things may go wrong once you get your copy. In some cases, this is the manufacturer’s fault (poor quality guarantee / low standards), and in some cases it’s the fault of some guy who casually throws a box with a lens during transportation. Unfortunately, these conditions can negatively affect the operation of the lens and create all kinds of problems. Decentration of lens elements is one such problem, as photographer Nasim Mansurov talks about in a blog post. Continue reading
Photographer Nobuyoshi Araki is one of the most controversial, complex and interesting photo artists of our time. It is unusual even for native Japan, not to mention the Western world. The main stereotype that accompanies all his work is pornography and scandalousness, but Araki is much deeper than superficial shocking.
This is a real follower of the traditions of his native island – in this case, the traditions of erotic engravings ukiyo-e, which inspired another famous Japanese photographer Eiko Hosoe. Works in which it is difficult to feel the transition from languid eroticism to bandage, pornographic “pictures” are consonant with the aesthetics of shung. To accept them, especially during the years of the rule of public puritanism, was difficult.
Because of his work, the photographer constantly gets fines and even gets to the police. In 1988, the magazine “Sasin Dzidai” published the photographer’s work, which was considered frank and illegal pornography and seized the entire circulation. The publication closed, and Nobuyoshi Araki testified for a long time in the precinct. This did not stop him, as did the scandals that regularly occur in Japan and the West – activists regularly oppose him. Continue reading