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The Dutch Warriors

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Erwin Olaf has been making a name for himself as one of the most talented and influential photographers of our time. Having worked on campaigns for companies such as Nokia, Heineken and Microsoft, he is known for his stunning images and his style of mixing photo journalism and studio photography.

He was recently commissioned by Dutch newspaper, AD to photograph the Dutch football team as Spartan warriors. The players were photographed as gladiators in a “300” inspired theme with their bodies and faces covered in mud and scars. The players photographed were Edwin van der Sar, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Nigel de Jong, John Heitinga, Rafael van der Vaart and joris mathijsen.

When asked why the players were made to look like gladiator. He responded “Football is War”, which explains why the set is entitled “New Warriors”.

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Written by Karan Bharwani

June 10, 2008 at 3:56 pm

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Old is the (New) New

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Graphic design has become a major part of our lives. Everywhere we go, we are always seeing graphics in the form advertising, packaging, and other stuff. Some are a feast to the eyes and some should have never been made. While contemporary designs are nice and all, it becomes too much and too monotonous sometimes. To break away from the normal contemporary graphic design, many artists and designers are now looking back to the good old days for inspiration. Smashing magazine has a nice feature on Vintage and Retro design from 1920-1980’s and also some current designs from designers and artists who make use of vintage and retro style in their work. Be sure to check it out.

Written by Karan Bharwani

April 22, 2008 at 3:03 pm

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The Ones We Love

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SHOOT YOUR LOVED ONES!!!!

Thats the idea behind The Ones We Love, a project that features the works of young and talented photographers from around the world. Each photographer contributed six images of their loved ones, taken outdoors with a natural setting. As a result some of the pictures are really raw and simple. “The goal of the website is to portray the people who are loved, cherished, and inspirational to these artists, and also showcase the differences and similarities in the photographs each of them took within the same guidelines.”

Here are some of my favorites: Nastia Sukhanova, Evgeniya Shabinina, Jackson Eaton and Indiana Caba.

Written by Karan Bharwani

April 5, 2008 at 6:59 pm

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