Sunday, 29 April 2007

Ted Fusby Feature

When Ted Fusby found himself bored with his architecture career, he began
taking courses in drawing and painting and spent increasing amounts of time making art in his spare time. He first tried making non-gay art which might interest galleries, but when that work was largely ignored, he moved on to using openly gay subject matter, to please himself, if no one else.

With some encouragement from the Tom of Finland Foundation, he began to find a
gay audience, and with the advent of the internet, he was able to reach an audience all over the world.

Today he uses a combination of watercolor and colored pencil on paper to make all his artwork, and he deliberately keeps the size of his works small, to keep his prices within reach of many people.

You can view more of his work on his site

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Sunday, 15 April 2007

Stephen Pierce (Baddogltd) Photography Feature

Stephen Pierce, living in New Jersey, started taking pictures with a camera he borrowed from his brother in law. He went out and shot several street corners. After that night, his brother in law never received the camera back.

He had no professional training but he worked around his lack of experience by colour printing, a process that involves shooting black & white then fill with paint. A process he still uses this day with Photoshop.

Not only do I like the visuals of Stephen's photography, I like the emotional impact that they convey. From intimacy to provocation, joyous warmth to cold grittiness, Stephen's talent in such things show a fantastic insight.

The pictures above and below (Shadow City Sunset and 53rd and 3rd) are from Stephen's Series - Lost Boys, Wayward Angels and Dead End Kids. It depicts different types of people in a industrial modern city. A very raw and powerful collection of photos.

Fantastic work!

You can see more of his photography on his deviantart gallery

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