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Category Archives: Will Beaumont

Dear Photograph is a really nice idea; I hope it takes off and there becomes a huge collection of these nostalgic images from all over the world.


Brian W Ferry may not be the Brian Ferry of Roxy Music fame, but once you have had a peek through his portfolio you will probably have a similar amount of admiration for him. I particularly love his ‘Notes On Italy’ series on his blog, The Blue Hour. It has made me want destroy my DSLR, replace it with a trusty film camera and run off to Italy.

These paintings by Peter Vos look so soft and etherial. Who would have thought such a distinct style, like Vos’s, could work just as well for a painting of and owl as it does for a mountain?

Some spectacular paintings by Robert Dandarov, what more needs to be said?

I have no idea how David Benjamin Sherry gets colours like this into photography but as all his images are ‘traditional analog prints’ I think it’s safe to assume it’s not with the help of Photoshop.

I have been fascinated with the rest of his work too, not just because of the quality but also because, from the subjects of the photos to the names of his work, it is mesmerisingly obscure. Also, watch out for the picture of the different coloured fruit; it’s a bit NSFW.

Great compositions, tremndous skill and a distinct style, it is therefore no surprise that Ricardo Fumanal is doing so well.

Escif’s street art feels so fresh and doesn’t have any of the usual prerequisites for street art; graffiti style lettering, stencils, garish colours. What’s more, many of his creations have a clear sociological, political or moral message that doesn’t come across as either misjudged or sanctimonious.

Etienne Chaize’s work is mainly comprised of shiny, almost palpable looking things floating in space and is completely brilliant. If, after perusing Chaize’s work, you want more glistening, retro logos floating in a vacuum there’s the obvious video for Justice’s DVNO but also this video, found via ISO50, which details the painstaking process of creating something similar in the early 80s, before it could all be done relatively easily on a computer.

I think I will always love paintings of sweets and cakes, the only thing I like more are actual sweets and cakes. With titles like Tsuweetnami and Parfait Column I was bound to like Justin Richel’s work. As per usual the rest of his portfolio is just as impressive, despite lacking any depictions of confectionary catastrophes.

These porcelain figures by Jessica Harrison are gloriously sadistic. She does maintain a certain amount of gruesomeness throughout her work so it’s well worth having a look at her site.

Rarely am I this impressed with collage. Gordon Magnin’s portfolio of original and intricate collages are worth a thorough look through.

Not what you expect to see from a handwoven tapestry, Erin M Riley’s work is a very pleasant surprise. Via MOB

Maricor / Maricar have a lot of spectacular work; I particularly love their stitched typography. They do some pretty amazing things with paper too.

Its been difficult for a while now to find a definitive place to view any of Fafi’s work; her website was a bit vague and although her Cool Cats blog was great it didn’t have as much work on there as I would have liked. Now she has a Tumblr that looks like it will become her online portfolio and to make things even better it has some new work on it. Find it here.

It’s not often that workshop equipment is blog worthy but the innovative Dexter concept by Stephan Angoulvant definitely bucks that trend.

This year marks 50 years since the Renault 4 was first manufactured. Originally a utilitarian vehicle, with some ingenious space and money saving design features, it has become a cult classic. Special editions, like the Parisienne for Elle in 1964, have helped it become not only one of the most relevant cars of the 20th Century but one of the coolest.

French is a very talented British illustrator, his work has just the right amount of ‘dark’.

Clark Goolsby is a New York based artist who creates these excellent mixed media/collages. He isn’t just a one trick pony though; his sculptures are great too.

James Mylne takes doodling with a biro to a whole new level.

These excellent photos looked familiar when I found them yesterday but, as is often the case, when I had previously seen them the photographer had not been credited and there was no link their site. So, to rectify this situation, the photographer is Jasper James and this is his site.