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New Orleans art shows in October 2014

My friend from Orange County (California) is a fine artist and photographer. He’s visiting New Orleans in October 2014 and would like to be part of some art shows while he’s here. [more inside]
posted by glass.hourousha on May 15, 2014 - 6 answers

Help Me Identify an Artist

I'm trying to find the name of an artist, whose work was picked up on thisiscolossal.com, but none of the search terms I can think of are getting me anywhere. The artist made images where they would take multiple photos of a skyline, for example, from the exact same position, throughout the day. Then they would splice those images together so that it would look like the exact same skyline (it wasn't scrambled or cubicised or anything), but at the center it would be early morning, surrounded by a band of mid-morning, surrounded by a band of afternoon, then evening, then night. I have a feeling that one of the skylines was Hong Kong, or Shanghai, but I'm not positive about that. Anyone know what/whom I'm talking about?
posted by Bugbread on Apr 14, 2014 - 3 answers

Any idea how'd I'd recreate this artwork with my students?

Any idea how'd I'd recreate this artwork with my students? See inside for links and details. [more inside]
posted by figaro on Apr 3, 2014 - 6 answers

Where can I see a large collection of works by Andreas Gursky?

I've long admired the works of Andreas Gursky but only ever have seen one of his works in person. I'd love to see a collection of his work but have no clue where to look for museums or whatnot that are showing him in the months to come. Any advice?
posted by wooh on Jan 18, 2014 - 1 answer

It rubs the lotion on its skin...

I'm looking to find / make / adapt a costume for a fine art photoshoot that I'm currently planning. The character in the picture is one from myth, who is said to have a skirt made from flayed human skin. Short of sending Ramsay Snow's a raven or becoming Buffalo Bill, how can I put together a costume that will look as creepy-beautiful as I need? [more inside]
posted by gmb on Nov 12, 2013 - 12 answers

Photography activities for high schoolers.

I am teaching photography to a bunch of 16 and 17 year olds. Most of them are novices. What kind of activities can I do with them during the months between now and March when it's pouring rain in Vancouver? [more inside]
posted by figaro on Oct 6, 2013 - 15 answers

Help me learn to art

I would like to start learning how to draw, after 16 years of stick figures. I am keeping a sketchbook to practice in frequently, but I was wondering if anyone had some good resources for jump-starting my artistic development (there are overwhelmingly many such resources on the Internet). I am also interested in general modern art, metal art, sculpting, lithography, and photography. Thanks in advance! ^_^
posted by myitkyina on Sep 13, 2013 - 9 answers

What do I need to know for my first art walk showing?

I'm going to have my photography featured in an Art Walk, and this is my first time doing anything like this. I'm excited but don't know what the heck I'm doing. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Aug 25, 2013 - 8 answers

What are the best photographs in the public domain?

I am decorating a new apartment and would like to put some nice pieces of art on the walls. I love some of the photographs in the Library of Congress collection and have thought about having them blown up and printed high-res. Which brings me to my question: What are the best high-res images (in the public domain) floating around the Internet? Or collections of public domain high-res images that I can turn into posters?
posted by melodykramer on Aug 11, 2013 - 20 answers

Seeking inspiration

I recently got the opportunity to direct a commercial! Yay!!! Now the bad news: I've been working a mind-numbing retail job for the last eight months, and have had few opportunities to do anything creative (outside of writing a screenplay). Help me re-enliven my inner creative spark. [more inside]
posted by sidi hamet on Aug 1, 2013 - 6 answers

Everything I need to know about doing an art fair booth?

So I've decided to try my hand at a booth for my photography at art fairs. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Jun 30, 2013 - 14 answers

What art galleries exist for emerging artists in major cities?

I'm searching for art galleries in major cities (such as London, New York, Seattle, Dubai, etc) that are friendly to emerging artists, and are likely to take take 1 - 2 pieces in a group show. My goal here (similar to my last ask mefi question) is to get some exhibition credits in major cities, as crass as that sounds. Are there any suggestions you have, or specific search keywords I should be looking for?
posted by felspar on May 28, 2013 - 6 answers

Need Suggestion for Photographer of Women

I'm looking for suggestions for a contemporary art photographer who's spent time photographing women of different ages and and sizes and shapes. I'd simply like to view the work online or buy a book if the work has been published. [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Apr 20, 2013 - 7 answers

I need a lot of royalty-free pictures of California. Options?

So basically I need to swap out all the art on several websites with photos of California that we have the rights to use in perpetuity (as well as for print). I realize there's the "buy one at a time from Getty" avenue but I have neither the time or resources for that. What I need is a boatload of pics that I can use for commercial use that are all OF California (as well as some general use pics, graphics and art). A very big collection that I can hand to an intern so they can get swapping. I think in the old days you used to just be able to buy a CD-rom of images. Can you still do that? Are there full collections with hundreds of pics? Or are there any free collections that anyone knows about that are just public use for this purpose? My budget for this is not high (no more than a couple hundred bucks) so I'm open to any options possible.
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 11, 2013 - 11 answers

What Should I Do For a Fun/ Sexy/ Aesthetically Interesting Centerfold?

Hey guys, I agreed a long time ago to do pose for a Centerfold with two of my best girlfriends in the school's 'alternative newspaper'. It's done as a foldout section in the middle pages of the paper, and we pretty much have full artistic control over it. I wanted to do something dynamic and avant garde because in the past, nobody has really taken advantage of the opportunity, and it's just been a lot of posing with dumb inanimate objects held over the crotch, or in the library, or standing around outside. I want to revitalize the genre. And I need your help! [more inside]
posted by howgenerica on Apr 10, 2013 - 18 answers

Info about Nan Goldin photograph

I have this Phaidon Nan Goldin monograph written by Guido Costsa, and there isn't any info or even title/date of the (NSFW) cover photo. It is the same photo as you see here: link. I would like any info available about this photo. Does anybody know who the model is, what her relationship was to Nan, when the picture was taken? Any other interesting info? Thank you.
posted by mermaidcafe on Feb 24, 2013 - 2 answers

Help on a building an audio experience to accompany a photo

For my job, I'm looking for some material to create an audio soundscape for this photo. I don't know much about hip hop or what might have been associated with hip hop culture in 1993 coastal Texas. What songs, ambient sounds, interview snippets, or other (very short) sound experiences would enhance your viewing of this photo?
posted by Miko on Feb 20, 2013 - 8 answers

Where can I find images that are evocative of successful relationship?

I've been looking at environments, especially my home, and seeing how they impact me in terms of imagery. I'm specifically looking for images I could place in my home that are evocative of successful relationship. [more inside]
posted by diode on Jan 10, 2013 - 8 answers

Funding for photography exhibition in London or New York?

I'm an established photographer with a large body of work in travel and performance/event, with a niche in circus arts. I've exhibited in the past, and I'm looking for resources on funding/grants to put on an exhibition in either New York or London. [more inside]
posted by felspar on Jan 8, 2013 - 5 answers

Untitled AskMetafilter Post, No. 54

My feminist friend is not familiar with Cindy Sherman's work. Is there a particularly awesome way to introduce her? [more inside]
posted by victory_laser on Nov 29, 2012 - 8 answers

Journals of traveling landscape painters or photographers?

Journals of traveling landscape painters or photographers? [more inside]
posted by Cwell on Nov 18, 2012 - 5 answers

San Francisco's greatest portals

SFFilter! I have a friend who has a photography assignment due on Monday -- six photos, with the theme of portals/entrances. They need to take photos of six distinctive entranceways/ doorways/ portals/ passages in San Francisco. Places that open up to amazing, distinctive sights and vistas... possibly even some outdoor locations, garden gates, etc. that are semi-enclosed, and have interesting subjects behind them. They'd especially appreciate Art Deco subjects and locations within walking distance of the downtown. Can the MeFi hivemind recommend some great portals to shoot, with a sense of mystery, wonder, and excitement on what lies beyond?
posted by markkraft on Oct 3, 2012 - 17 answers

Tell me what to draw and I'll draw it

I like drawing and photography, but I have trouble just sitting down and doing it. I enjoy art classes where I'm given parameters for assignments-- is there anywhere online that I can find drawing or photography exercises? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Sep 24, 2012 - 8 answers

Mars related art photography

Help me find a photograph from the seventies or eighties of a space-suit-clad person climbing a martian mountain. [more inside]
posted by Omon Ra on Aug 19, 2012 - 5 answers

Where can I get large poster prints of Andy Goldsworthy's more popular pictures?

Where can I get large poster prints of Andy Goldsworthy's more popular pictures? [more inside]
posted by ch3cooh on Jul 6, 2012 - 2 answers

Artomatic Advice?

I'm going to be participating in my first Artomatic this year! Yay! I'm in the second group for site selection! Yay! Um...now what? [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Apr 20, 2012 - 2 answers

Like Pinterest, but not Pinterest

I'm looking for more online galleries in the visual design style of Pinterest and Saatchi Online. [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Apr 17, 2012 - 11 answers

Just look nice please, photos

Re-asking my 2008 question about photographing textiles, now with DSLR and examples. [more inside]
posted by doift on Mar 3, 2012 - 13 answers

What paint to pour over my head?

Is there a specific type of paint under, say, twenty dollars a gallon that is safe enough to pour over my head for a photo shoot? ...and that will easily come out of my hair?
posted by parapluie on Feb 8, 2012 - 14 answers

How do I sell this valuable photograph of Bob Dylan

I own an original and fairly valuable framed photograph of bob dylan which I need to sell before the end of the month. It is signed by the photographer who recently died. Where can I find a buyer? [more inside]
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Jan 12, 2012 - 13 answers

How to photograph what a hug feels like

I would like to photograph what it feels like to be hugged (be the huggee). I'm looking for inspiration. Have you ever seen a photo or film shot that captures this feeling? [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Jan 9, 2012 - 8 answers

Who took this photograph?

Who took this photograph of Christie Brinkley?
posted by Trurl on Dec 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Is there really money in taking photos of trees?

Tips on getting started selling photographs as art? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Oct 14, 2011 - 17 answers

Looking for creative ideas for a vacation photo project

I'm taking a road trip through a really scenic area of the US and I want to go beyond boring vacation photos. My skill level is somewhere between taking snapshots at the family reunion and taking artsy photos of flowers and trees. I'm no Ansel Adams. I'm looking for cool projects to undertake, especially if they can later be incorporated into maps or timelines or video. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Aug 17, 2011 - 10 answers

Who is the photographer from Los Angeles with the convenience store photos?

Who is this? And where can I buy prints?
posted by kensington314 on Aug 17, 2011 - 7 answers

Where is that picture of New York yawning?

I'm looking for a photo series where the photographer took hundreds of shots from a tripod and stitched similar groups of people together (everyone wearing red, or yawning, etc.). [more inside]
posted by JeremiahBritt on Aug 16, 2011 - 4 answers

What Attribution is Expected on a Photo Blog?

What etiquette and legal issues must one be aware of for running a photo blog? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Aug 10, 2011 - 5 answers

Where did this image from the first Nation of Ulysses 7" come from?

What is the source of this image, of a woman with a wrench, that was used as the cover for the first Nation of Ulysses 7"? It might be from some Soviet art, it might not. Ian Sevonius says he doesn't remember where he got it, so I hope someone else will recognize it.
posted by OmieWise on Jun 30, 2011 - 4 answers

Artist photographer who does pieces about population, resources, consumption?

Who is the artist/photographer whose work deals with issues of resources, population, human consumption, etc.? For example, I remember a giant photo/collage that looks like lots of colored boxes from far off, and then up close it is revealed to be made up of freight containers that represent the amount of some type of goods used by the US in a certain period of time, or something like that.
posted by chr1sb0y on May 31, 2011 - 4 answers

A picture "of" something?

In Oliver Sacks' The Minds Eye he references "primitive cultures" in which people do not recognize photographs as representational. Where can I read more about that?
posted by phrontist on Mar 27, 2011 - 7 answers

photo google-fu

I am teaching an undergraduate photography class. What are the most amazing, resource intensive websites that the students should be exposed to? [more inside]
posted by archivist on Mar 22, 2011 - 15 answers

Should my art museum put some of our collection on Flickr?

I'm working on a proposal that the art museum where I work should put images of some of our collection onto our Flickr account. Are there downsides to this that I'm missing? [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Feb 3, 2011 - 13 answers

Tips for starting a photography business?

Tips for starting a photography business? [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Jan 11, 2011 - 20 answers

No more bokeh-talk

Whats a good photography / video site, that's not about the technology? [more inside]
posted by rocco on Nov 30, 2010 - 8 answers

Examples of different "looks and feels" styles of video and how to produce them?

Examples of different "looks and feels" / styles of video and how to produce them? [more inside]
posted by tkbarbarian on Nov 14, 2010 - 7 answers

What should I do with these vintage motion and still film cameras?

I have found myself in the possession of a few interesting vintage motion and still film cameras which look to be in great shape, including cases and manuals. While they look neat, I know nothing about them. I tried googling them, but couldn't find anything specific enough to help me decide what I should do with them. I'd like to know if they're worth anything and where I can look to find how much they're going for and where I might advertise them. Specifics and photos inside... [more inside]
posted by bestillme on Aug 31, 2010 - 10 answers

Film or digital for a novice?

Do you see any advantages for a photography novice in 2010 in starting out with a 35mm SLR that shoots film of the dipping-in-chemicals-in-a-darkroom variety? I'm toying with taking up photography purely for artistic/pleasure reasons, doubt I'll be taking classes, and would be spending no more than a couple hours a week on this. [more inside]
posted by cupcakeninja on Aug 22, 2010 - 34 answers

Websites for original art

What websites sell original art directly from the artist? [more inside]
posted by nineRED on Jun 22, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me get some art.

I want to fill my living space with art. Looking for: oversized posters and prints with high quality and reasonable cost, original work by fringe/unknown artists, and objects that could be hung like art (tapestries, quilts, etc.). [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jun 20, 2010 - 16 answers

Searching for ancient Antarctic Moss

Trying to find detailed info on 5,000-year-old Moss living on the Antarctic Peninsula for my "Oldest Living Things in the World" project. [more inside]
posted by OLTW on May 15, 2010 - 5 answers

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