Tag Archives: The United Kingdom

‘Fireflies’ by Still Corners

October 13th, 2012 | Space

Still Corners

Still Corners

Still Corners is a dream-pop group hailing from London.  I posted this song mostly because of the vocal wailings of lead singer Tessa Murray.  Her voice doesn’t sound contrived unlike many of the singers in the 80’s synth-sounding bands of today’s indie scene… and I really like how she raises her pitch at the end of each of line.  It’s damn catchy.

Check out their tumblr here.

-RSB

Robots In Fashion

July 11th, 2012 | Robot

Gemma-Booth-Robot-1

These photographs are from London-based fashion photographer Gemma Booth.  She has made quite a name for herself over the past 10 years working for the likes of Japanese Vogue, i-D, Jalouse, Nylon and Lula.  Her photography is inspired by stories, old photos, films, books and exhibitions:

– They can all inspire, but sometimes it just comes from within, from a dream or memory.

The images have a natural warmth due to the soft light that bathes the models, and the design of the robot conjures up memories of youth that add to the nostalgic feel.

I’m not sure what brand she has helped to promote here, but think it was executed very well.

Find more of her work here.

-RSB

[via Ben Trovato Blog]

The Ocean Soup

February 23rd, 2012 | Space

Floating along, hidden beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean, you will find the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of ocean trash measuring about twice the size of France.  The term “Soup” is given to the plastic debris that is suspended in the sea.  Mandy Barker, a photographer from the UK, created this series of collages to represent the global collection of refuse that exists within Earth’s oceans.

Here is a description of her work:

SOUP is a description given to plastic debris suspended in the sea, and with particular reference to the mass accumulation that exists in an area of The North Pacific Ocean known as the Garbage Patch.

The series of images aim to engage with, and stimulate an emotional response in the viewer by combining a contradiction between initial aesthetic attraction and social awareness. The sequence reveals a narrative concerning oceanic plastics from initial attraction and attempted ingestion, to the ultimate death of sea creatures and representing the disturbing statistics of dispersed plastics having no boundaries.

All the plastics photographed have been salvaged from beaches around the world and represent a global collection of debris that has existed for varying amounts of time in the world’s oceans.

These collages are both eerie and beautiful.  It’s as if humans have given birth to some mysterious form of life deep in the ocean waters.  Or maybe, these are photographs from the depths of space — from some newly found galaxy.  But alas, no, we are ultimately only destroying marine environments a little bit more every day… and Barker’s images are a disturbing reminder — but they are certainly an aesthetically pleasing reminder.

-RSB

[via NPR]