Hail hail rock’n'roll! Issue 8 of Nothing to Nobody is here – Hurrah! Not only are we looking lush but we have a cavalcade of amazing art blast to keep you inspired, delighted and de-lovely. This issue features the wonderful art of Matt Linares and Stormie Mills, low brow goodness from Eric ‘eye ball’ Richardson, Melbourne’s own Jack Douglas, Swiss graff wranglers – Nevercrew, we check out Japanese based roller derby league – the Kokeshi Roller Dolls, photography by Carine Thevenau, play creatively with Illustration Buzz, have a slice of cheeky cartoon and animated goodness from David Chung, and fall in love with the art of Paul Barnes… plus there’s more!!
GIRLS GOT KICKS BOOK LAUNCH & OPENING NIGHT!!
When: 5PM Thursday 2 February 2012 (exhibition continues until 29 February 2012)
Where: The VIC Bar – 281 Victoria St, Abbottsford
In her first-ever solo show, Cheech Sanchez presents a series of photographic portraits of female sneaker enthusiasts taken exclusively for the recently released international sneaker book, Girls Got Kicks. The opening night will be hosted by Melbourne’s very own sneaker queen, M.A.F.I.A. – is also the official Australian launch for Girls Got Kicks (by Lori Lobenstine and Amanda Lopez – www.girlsgotkicks.com). The first ever
photo documentary of badass female sneaker heads.
Ha! I just wanted to ask that! Benn Wood is another Flasher with the eye of a monocled panther. Not only has he been responsible for the wonderful images behind the Movember campaign but the man has even been the face of the charity sporting a rather fine Mo of his own. Release the awesome!
I think we’re going to have a bit of a focus on photography this week as I just seem to keep coming across picture takers of talent. Duncan Ewington has been around the traps for a while now, taking amazing skate shots and tattooing up a storm when he’s not flashing the film. Check out his blog Gracias for more cool imagery.
Nicole Reed is a photographer who is so cool we don’t even have to make up a headline because that’s the name of her business, and her business is being a ass kicking image capturing fiend. From amazing portraiture to tattoos, to the outside world and the world of fashion, she is definitely one of our favourite image takers.
Portuguese photographer Jose Ferreira dares to take his lens beyond the glittery fashion photography that adorns his folio – to the Trash lands of Mozambique. Located in Southern Mozambique, a few meters from the airport in Maputo, is the Hulén dump – but to some this is also home. Looking through his amazing documentary photography, cacooned in your everyday cups of coffee and pastry, spare a moment to consider the lengths these people go to to survive in these worlds of waste, a hostile, germ and disease ridden hell… but still it is their home.
This is going to be a corker of an exhibition of photographic goodness so we just had to share. Ben Capp brings his stylin’ image capturing self to the No Vacancy gallery in The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne to show off some of his cool as heck imagery. Entitled ‘My Friends Are Pretty’ you can check out the fun in person at the opening night Friday 10 June, 6-9pm. Exhibition runs from June 7 – 19.
There once was an old woman who swallowed a spider to catch the fly that wriggled and jiggled inside her. Surely most of you would remember this rhyme from when you were wee ones? Jonathan Hobin certainly recalls some of the best childhood rhymes in his latest photography series. From Peter, Peter Pumkin Eater to Jack Horner he’s captured them all in their cheeky, sometimes gory glory.
Being the bunch of total nerds we are here at NtN we were pretty excited to come across this amazing recycled circuitry jewellery created by Paola Mirai, an Italian designer based in Milan. From rings made of old computer parts to recycled photography light meters and ink jet printers, her creations a simply lush!