Category: Art

Nia Langley by Cat Buckels

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Artist Cat Buckels painted a portrait of me. This is my first piece I’ve commissioned, and I’m glad it came from an old friend. Piece based on this photo Thank you so much, Cat! Be sure to check out Cat Buckels Art & Design!…

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The Incredible John Born

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I was first introduced to John Born on Instagram. My friend Rhyon posted a photo of her apartment wall that he painted and a photo of herself, whom he also painted. I checked out Born’s Instagram profile and saw that the artist uses many different canvases. From walls to shoes to cars to humans, John Born paints them all and does so incredibly well. Born has worked with celebrities like…

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Judging America

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Unfortunately, we still live in a world where people are stereotyped based on their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and so on. I just came across an incredibly powerful set of photographs. To raise awareness about these stereotypes, photographer Joel Parés created a series entitled “Judging America.” This series sheds a light on the negative stereotypes and assumptions made about different people and encourages everyone to not judge a book…

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2 Minute Sketch

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I wanted to try Instagram’s new time-lapse app Hyperlapse, so I sketched a photograph that I took of my friend Brooke. Can you tell it’s been a while since I’ve drawn anything? 🙂 Song: “Playlist For An Extreme Occasion: Pt. Zero” by Yo-Yo Ma Shot with an iPhone 5 I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THIS MUSIC. No copyright infringement intended.…

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#CokeInTheWild

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I don’t even drink Coca-Cola, but I wanted to start a cool photography series. Presenting #CokeInTheWild, a series in which I take the same Coca-Cola bottle or can and photograph them in . . . well . . . the wild. Below are a few of the photos. Be sure to follow me on Instagram or search #CokeInTheWild to see and/or add to the collection! Peace and love to you…

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Projected Shadows by Tim Noble & Sue Webster

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A few weeks ago, I came across some incredible pieces of work by Tim Noble and Sue Webster, a UK-based pair of artists. Almost immediately, I felt the need to contact their studio manager to see if I could share their amazing art with you guys! Thankfully, I got the okay! “Tim Noble and Sue Webster take ordinary things including rubbish, to make assemblages and then point light to create…

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Photographer’s Spotlight: Richard Calmes – “Out There”

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Richard Calmes is one of my favorite dance photographers. Here’s some background on Mr. Calmes for the new readers who didn’t his first feature. From richardcalmes.com: “Richard Calmes became a dance photographer as a result of his initially being an artist, an architect, and an athlete as well as a husband and father. All of these identities have come together in his life preparing him to capture ‘bursts of beauty’…

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Photographer’s Spotlight: Richard Calmes – Studio Portraits

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I was first introduced to the work of Richard Calmes via the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Facebook page. The photo was one of Aisha Mitchell over the New York City skyline. I fell in love instantly. Upon looking at the work Calmes has done outside of Ailey, I have learned to admire him even more. I figured I should start 2013 with some stunning photos. From richardcalmes.com: “Richard Calmes…

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Photographer's Spotlight: Mark Mawson – Aqueous Floreau

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Hey, readers! This Photographer’s Spotlight post is just meant to hold you over until I’m done following New York Fashion Week. Mark Mawson is no stranger to NIA SPEAKS. He, in fact, was the first photographer in my spotlight. If you’d like to read up on his awesomeness, do so HERE. These are my three favorite photos in Mr. Mawson’s “Aqueous Floreau” section. If I understand correctly, this is ink…

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Pencil Art by T.S. Abe

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I came across some amazing artwork a few weeks ago and was taken aback immediately. T.S. Abe is a 22 year old pencil artist who is based in the UK. “Abe has successfully progressed from early aged doodles, to firmly realized pencil works. Her drawings have graced a multitude of mediums; from album covers to exhibition walls and a London bus.” Her work is breathtaking because of the mere fact…

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