Five For Friday #88
“Art is, after all, only a trace – like a footprint which shows that one has walked bravely and in great happiness.” – Robert Henri
World of Wonders is the very last traveling American side show. Jimmy and Dena Katz spent three years following and photographing this unique group of people. Using a large-format 4-by-5 camera, they captured not only wonderfully rich portraits, but also the vibrant environment in which these performers live. [via Slate]
Martin Hill is a photographer and land artist who creates dazzling environmental sculptures out of stones, sand, leaves, and ice. His pieces are temporal, only existing for short time. “Along with my partner Philippa, my working method involves collecting materials such as stones, sand and leaves to construct these ephemeral works,” Hill says. “Photography is all that is taken from the landscape and the materials return in time to nature from where they came.” [via My Modern Met]
John Lewis, the department store in the UK is well-known for its holiday campaign shorts (look at 2011’s and 2012’s) and this year’s is no different. Watch the behind-the-scenes look at all the detail that went into this £1,000,000 film called The Bear & The Hare (full spot), put together by Blink.
Alexa Meade turns traditional art on its head. While a lot of artists try to make the 2-dimensional look life-like and jump off the page, Meade uses the human body as her canvas, transforming them from 3-dimensional to 2-dimensional. [via Flavorwire]
For six years Seth Olenick has been photographing people from the comedy world with the goal of putting them together in a book. After raising money through Kickstarter, Funny Business is now available to order. Each photo is accompanied by a short blurb written by the comedians themselves, and includes entertainers such as John Oliver, Zach Galifanakis, Megan Mullally and Jon Hamm. [via PDN]