This is writer/director/producer Asghar Farhadi's fifth feature film - 'Nader and Simin, A Separation'. Really excellent storyline, acting and cinematography. The full length feature is available free on YouTube but with no subtitles.
The film recently won a Golden Globe for best foreign film and nominated for best foreign film and best original screenplay for the Oscars - The first Iranian to achieve this nomination.
The largest independent festival held in Utah every year is going to London! Between 26-29th of April, 2012 - founder Robert Redford will take the Sundance institute to the capital of UK, for a four day multi-disciplary arts festival. 14 films from the line-up will make their premiers at the festival which will be held at the O2 arena in south London. Best part is there will also be live music acts - confirmed so far, PLACEBO!
Should be interesting how UK audiences will react to independent American film makers.
Buy your tickets.....
My friend recently told me about "Eames. The Architect and The Painter", a new feature documentary about husband and wife team, Charles and Ray Eames and their offices in Venice Beach, CA.
Though they were most famous for the creation of the 'Eames chair' - its nice to see how this film will portray not only their impact on furniture and modern architecture in the 60's, but also their impact on industrial design , graphic design, art and film as well. Really looking forward to watching it.
Who needs illustrators when you can get design guys to create it digitally?
Met with Vault 49's managing creative director, Jonathan Kenyon a few days ago.
Their work really speaks for itself....
I had the joy of working with British photographer and artist, Carl Warner on a photo shoot for our Healthy Choice website
. Carl's amazing talent is creating food landscapes. Sugar waterfalls, salmon sea, potato rocks and cauliflower clouds!
He has published two books and had a special on ABC's Sunday morning special.
I wanted to share his incredible work and show a few behind the scene pictures I captured myself.
It was hard not to eat our set!!
How lovely would it be to sit amongst these people and just talk?
This post is a shout out to some of my favorite old school celebrity photographers:
Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Eric Clapton
Elvis Presley, Joe Esposito, Frank Sinatra and Fred Astaire
Michael Jackson, Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas
Paul Newman and Robert Redford
Brigitte Bardot and Pablo Picasso
Federico Fellini, Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren
Salvador Dali and Walt Disney
Andy Warhol and Alfred Hitchcock
Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe
My neighbor has a sex talk radio show called Sex with Emily.
She discusses a variety of topics from dating to relationships to sex. Not much different than our Carrie from Sex and the City. She also just published her first book titled - 'Hot Sex'. This little clip explains it all....
And to top it off, Emily has been contracted to do a reality TV show about her fruitful life.
I was lucky to be invited to her book release party at Harlot in downtown SF, where the filming for the first episode of her reality TV show took place. Super fun night! I got my book signed and got a taste of what its like to have cameras follow you around.
I'm sure i'll be bumping into the filming crew at my apartment any day now! I'll try and snag some shots if I do.
Best of luck to Emily!
This is our wonderful friend, Stevie Wonder. Yes, Stevie has no eyes and therefore he is a blind dog. He deserves his very own special shout out since he is such a precious sweet heart of a dog and you can't help but fall in love with him.
I thought it appropriate therefore to show Carl Davidson's Pets with disabilities project. So cute!
I've been taking really amazing sculpture classes with instructor Tebby George.
She is a wonderful and warm hearted teacher who is exceptional for beginners to advanced sculptors. The classes are offered through San Francisco city college and take place right by the water at Fort Mason.
Here is the progress of my very FIRST piece. I have to say it was very addicting and I don't think I'll ever stop now.
Met with celebrity and portrait photographer Grant Delin today.
My favorite shot is this Mos Def image - Apparently he's a really nice and accommodating celebrity to work with, he's just a chain smoker. <3
My rep Anja Schaefer from Recom Farmhouse recently introduced me to her German artist friends who have launched the Angel of Culture project.
They have created a beautiful sculpture that represents the symbols of the three main religions displayed in a circle - forming the shape of an angel.
You can also purchase this necklace jewelry piece from their website - international shipping is not yet available but will be very shortly.
Met with a great photo rep today - John Sharpe from Sharpe + Assosciates who reps one of my favorite photographers, Zachary Scott. I just found out that he is only 30! He has such a distinct style, hope to work with him soon.
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The adventures of Tintin was one of my favorite comics growing up in Europe. Created by the belgium cartoonist Georges Remi, the story follows a young reporter, Tintin and his dog Snowy (who i consequently named my bunny rabbit after) on their many adventures around the world. I can't believe they are turning it into a movie - directed by Steven Spielberg no less. I'm not sure how I feel about the CG/Animation on this. Guess we'll have to watch.....
I love Jeff Soto's work - an artist from southern California and a graduate of Art Center.
I love his mix of pop surrealism and street art/graffiti. I couldn't pick a favorite if I tried, and not to mention how hot he is! ;)