Archive for April, 2010
Zivile Pupinyte, a self taught jewelry designer, was born and raised in Vilnius, Lithuania. Zivile Art jewelry collections are strictly hand made by Zivile Pupinyte and are one of a kind. Form, detail and different mediums are seen in her original and daring designs.
Organic but not crunchy, sculptural but not weighty, asymmetrical but balanced – that is Zivile Art. It is for daring women who are not afraid to be noticed and aim for complete beauty.
‘Every piece of my work is a part of me. It is alive and will be until I am. It is wearable, live sculpture.’
To learn more about Zivile Pupinyte’s work, log on to www.zivileart.com.
Posted by Anthony Wood
From Christianity I got good and bad, heaven and hell, woman as mother and temptress.
From Culture I got Cubism, Modigliani, film noir, horror movies, comic books, Heart of Darkness and Interview With a Vampire.
From photography I got Diane Arbus, Meatyard, Joel-Peter Witkin and Bob Asman.
From meditation I got mystery and inner effulgent plays of light.
All of this strikes me as I look at my images of nude women from the past 3 years: idealized, exaggerated, absurd, deformed, decayed, darkness & shadows, unnatural, shame, innocence, desire and temptation, hidden and exposed.
To learn more about Anthony Wood’s work, log on to www.anthonywood.zenfolio.com.
In our ongoing effort to promote student art we have recently been contacted by Jacobina de Rivera an inquisitive Art student from the public university in Queretaro, Mexico. Ms. Rivera has granted us permission to publish her recent correspondence with TW.
Posted by Jacobina de Rivera
Hi Mr. Ward!
My name is Jacobina de Rivera. I´m 19 years old, from México and I just fell in love with your work. It is just so clean, artistic and beautiful. I do not have enough words to describe the feelings that your work creates in me. I send you some amateur photographs, but I hope that one day you can come to México and, if you want to, I could model for you… it would be a pleasure for me…
I´m studying art at the public University here in Querétaro, México. This semester my teacher gave us some optional subjects and one of them was “porn studies” (or prostitutology) I really do not know which is the correct name of this subject in English, but we study all kinds of porn, and when it becomes Art. Yesterday, I took the class and we talked about your work… I had to search all about it on the web. I just fell in love with it… again… it is so artistic… every detail is perfect… I could spend all day watching your photos…
By the way… I hope one day I can meet you and of course, model for you. Best greetings from a far far away utopia…..Regards!
Posted by Alejandra Guerrero
……….TW I didn’t tell you the OTHER part of why I took these pics, besides that I was feeling all pretty, the reality of things…. I was very sad that day because I woke up to find out that Peter Steele, singer of one of my fave bands, Type O Negative had died the night before of heart failure.
I’ve been a Type O Negative fan since I was 15 and I had a personal fascination for Pete, maybe it was because I found him so frightening that I thought he was sexy. He was tall, his long black hair, deep green eyes, kind of Vampire looking, very masculine and seeing photos of him in Playgirl magazine at the end of the 90s, he was proportional to his height, he was 6’7” ! He had been in my fantasies for a long time… I often Googled, looking for stuff on him.Better yet, I met him twice 10 years ago. The first time he even gave me a kiss! He was very nice and had this awesome dark sense of humor. I took some photos but they were ruined by accident processing the film. The ones with me… I thought then, I’ll see him again, take other ones, never did…
RIP Pete, you are going to be very missed.
To learn more about Alejandra Guerrero’s work log on to www.Alt-Er-Ego.com.
Posted by Victor Della Barba
……….I always wanted to do a cartoon strip but never could find a unique style. A few years ago I did a poster for an event with a crowd of stick figures. I thought I could develop it into something special. The challenge was to give “shape” and personality to stick figures and tell a quick, real storiy that really happened to me.
It was the fall of 1999; I was working on an assignment in Munich, Germany for Penthouse Magazine and was scheduled to produce a shoot for Dutch art director, Onno Klein who was working for Penthouse, Holland at the time. Onno and I met in Munich to produce the shoot, and he brought along a beautiful Dutch model from Amsterdam for me to photograph at my hotel.
During the sitting, Onno kept telling me how much he thought I would love the place of his birth and that I would absolutely fall in love with the Red Light District, and the general openness of the culture in The Netherlands, as the attitudes and atmosphere in Holland at the time catered to creative types like myself. He was very convincing, and shortly after returning to the states, I received an email from him to schedule a production in Amsterdam the next time I returned to Europe.
Onno sent me pictures of a variety of Dutch models to select from, and promised to make them available for shoots upon my arrival to perhaps the most creative, liberal, international city in the world.
On my very first trip to Amsterdam, I decided to photograph a friend of the art director and well-known model by the name of Justine Bakker. Knowing that I was new to the city, Justine volunteered to show me around the beautiful quaint city and introduced me to Frans Verlinden, the owner of the famous Winston Hotel and well-known patron of the arts in Holland. Justine realized that if I met Frans, I would have direct access to many artists who worked in and around the city, including Paul Blanca, Micha Klein, Erwin Olaf, Aldert Mantje and others. Frans and I became best friends and he introduced me to his closest friends, two of them happened to be the producer’s of the grand fetish party called WASTELAND.
Frans arranged a meeting for me to meet with Wasteland organizers, Rene Meuessen and Jeroen Oosterhout. They were apparently already familiar with my work and commissioned me to produce a picture for a poster that would symbolize and promote the next Wasteland event. They also invited me to document the event as it occurred twice yearly which resulted in the publication of this monograph a decade later. I was happily introduced to the greatest party on earth.
The book is in memoriam to our dear friend and brother, Frans Verlinden who passed away suddenly and way to soon, in the spring of 2006. It would not have been created if it wasn’t for the assistance and guidance of Frans.Verlinden. We love you Frans, always.
……….The studio is pleased to announce that TW’s most recent book publication entitled WASTELAND, has been printed in France, and first edition copies are making their way to international book stores in the coming days. Unfortunately do to the volcanic eruption that took place in Iceland on Wednesday April 14th, the scheduled book signing at the April 17th Wasteland party in Amsterdam is canceled. The publisher La Musardine, Paris has made arrangements for a representative of the company to attend the party on TW’s behalf and will continue to make books available for sale at the event.
Josselein Meijs wrote an insightful essay to accompany the publication about the evolution of the party and its participants;
“If you dare to be different… If you are without prejudice… If you love living on the edge… If exploring your wildest fantasies makes you tick… ”