Studio Sweet Studio is a website and yearly publication that features artists, their work, and their workspace as an interesting dialogue about how environment affects creative work and what it means to have a studio as an extension of your “visual brand” as an artist.
I recently stumbled on Studio Sweet Studio after the founders Meg Lewis & Tuesday Bassen started following Style Hatch on twitter last week. That evening I stayed up going through virtually every post (almost 40) that they have on their two week old site. The studio tours, posts on process, and designer interviews are beautifully done and quite inspiring.
Make sure you bookmark this site and add it to your RSS readers. It’s already made it into the list of sites that I check on a daily basis.
During a Chicago area estate sale, 27 year old John Maloof purchased a box full of 30,000 negatives an quite possible discovered the greatest street photographer of the 20th century. Instantly John knew he stumbled upon a treasure and decided to share some of the images on a street photography website. Within 24 hours he had received hundreds of emails with book, documentary and gallery offers. After some research he discovered that the street photography was captured by Vivian Maier, a Chicagoan nanny who captured the city on her days off.
Out of the more than 100,000 negatives I have in the collection, about 20-30,000 negatives were still in rolls, undeveloped from the 1960’s-1970’s. I have been successfully developing these rolls. I must say, it’s very exciting for me. Most of her negatives that were developed in sleeves have the date and location penciled in French (she had poor penmanship).
- John Maloof
See the Kickstarter project to create the documentary “Finding Vivian Maier” (already beyond the $20k goal), a blog dedicated to Vivian Maier’s work, and the original discussion on Flickr that lead to her discovery.
“An animated gif paranoia about non-stop design workers.”
Stephen Wiltshire is an incredibly gifted savant who can draw the New York skyline with amazing detail all from memory.