Watch: An alternative Re-telling of the Zambian Space Program In ‘Afronauts’

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 19, 2013
In the 1960s at the height of the space race during the Cold War, a grade school science teacher named Edward Makuka Nkolso headed up the newly independent Zambia's space program at an old farmhouse. Nkoloso was serious and applied for a £7M grant from UNESCO and assembled a crew including a 17-year-old girl and two cats. The story inspired photographer Christina de Middel's series Afronauts and now filmmaker Frances Bodomo to shoot a short film. Watch the trailer after the jump...

Decomposed Nitrate Film Clippings from the Turconi Collection

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Italian film historian Davide Turconi collected 35mm nitrate film clippings which are now part of the Davide Turconi Project. Joshua Yumibe has provided a selection of clips in the advanced stages of nitrate decomposition. Josh's book, Moving Color, is influenced by the project's account of early color films.  

Stanley Kubrick @ LACMA

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 21, 2012
We are looking out for your best interests this holiday weekend, and we think if you live in the Southen California, you should definitely check out Stanley Kubrick at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibition covers the breadth of Kubrick’s practice, beginning with his early photographs for Look magazine, taken in the 1940s, and continuing with his groundbreaking directorial achievements of the 1950s through the 1990s.

Recap: Phil Noto "35mm" @ Bold Hype, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
We went to Bold Hype Gallery to attend the opening reception of 35 MM, the new Phil Noto solo show in New York City. Inspired on motion pictures, his new paintings portray some of the most enchanting moments and characters of iconic films.

Let Her Dance for You

Erotica // Monday, October 08, 2012
Oh, the seductive power of film... combine that with a scantily clad beautiful woman, dancing around with an array of sultry and provocative gestures and you're making movie magic. 'Hi5' is another steamy little short piece of video from Los Angeles based photographer and filmmaker Delta Element.

Breathe

Erotica // Saturday, October 06, 2012
A film by the talented photographer and filmmaker,  Ludovic Andral, Breathe is a sun-drenched, between the sheets portrayal of soft beauty and sensual desire. Based in Paris, France, Ludovic has the pleasure of working with an array or gorgeous models in both still and motion.

Waiting For....

Erotica // Friday, October 05, 2012
“It’s a short story about a woman waiting for a man,” fashion photographer and director Joe Wehner says, he has just directed his first Ben Trovato film, “Waiting for…” . It was a long time coming, for six long months we have waited for the right project and the right girl to come by, and then Tantiana at Mc2 came to town. “She is new to NY and she needed a video showing her ability to be on camera, and since she has a natural body for lingerie so we just went from there..."

Pardee's Pick: Top 25 Painted Posters

Top List // Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Photoshop should be proud of itself. As a nerdy child growing up in the 80's, Photoshop was bullied by everyone from older traditional artists to graphic designers who loved painstakingly cutting out letters and transferring textures.

"Nostalgia" Featuring The Art of Shawn McKinney

Illustration // Saturday, August 04, 2012
Arbor Collective artist Shawn McKinney discusses his love of motorcycles, outlaw culture, and his skateboard collaboration with Kody Noble. This video is the second in a series of artist profile pieces to be released throughout 2012.

Paint Test No. 1

Erotica // Saturday, May 26, 2012
Quentin Jones studied philosophy at Cambridge University and now works in London, where she is considered one of the brightest young directors around. She works on themes of femininity, eroticism and fashion and has just completed this self-portrait entitled 'Nowness' with sexual appeal, paint and imagination.

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