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TECH
Sony NEX-VG10 vs. Panasonic AG-AF100
Over the last year, droves of filmmakers have been ditching traditional video cameras in favor of the stunningly rich images produced by the ultra-shallow depths of field, bigger sensors and interchangeable lenses of DSLRs with HD capabilities. With...
CULTURE
Bahdeebahdu
The Philadelphia-based multi-disciplinary gallery Bahdeebahdu looks to the natural elements of discarded objects to develop works of fine art, sculpture, furniture and one-off projects. Co-founded by interior designer RJ Thornburg, Bahdeebahdu...
CULTURE
Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today?
Now available in book format, "Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today?" is artist Kate Bingaman-Burt's winsomely self-conscious take on transparency and consumer culture. Beginning in 2002, in the face of growing credit card debt, Bingaman...
CULTURE
Brian Ulrich: Ghosts of Shopping Past
In a timely if sobering reminder of the ever changing retail landscape around us, The Morning News recently posted "The Ghosts of Shopping Past," an online gallery of photographs by Chicago-based lensman Brian Ulrich, whose Copia project...
CULTURE
Brian Ulrich
Growing up in the suburban land of big-box retail (which increasingly seems to infiltrate our cities too), I was no stranger to the wanton excess that lined the shelves of stores like Meijer, Target, Costco and Walmart. As the mediocrity of these...
STYLE
Designer Imposters
The latest from New York label Yoko Devereaux's Blue Boy Etiquette line uses meta-design to critique the Targetization of our lives. Subversive styles include "Wall Art" (pictured here), a black on white splattered H&Mass Market...
CULTURE
Matt Siber: Floating Logos
Matt Siber's Floating Logos project accentuates the already looming presence of roadside megabrands. By simply removing the poles, he introduces a bit of surreal humor and religious allusion. Most of the photographs in the series elevate either...
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