It’s difficult to pin London-born, Brooklyn-based photographer Annie Collinge into one specific category of photography. Her range is wide and includes portraiture, landscape, still life and fashion editorial – and she does each well. She’s photographed Malcom Gladwell, Nico Muhly and Stephen Jones and creates the most imaginative and playful still lifes for accessories pages in fashion mags I’ve ever seen. She also has a great blog where she posts photos of fleeting and humorous street shots form her travels as well as around her neighborhood in New York.
It’s Nice That
Recently I’ve been gushing over the smile-inducing illustrations of Antonio Ladrillo. The Spanish-based artist is the ‘guest poster’ this week at art blog It’s Nice That, where he discusses his upcoming projects as well as his poor spelling, his disappointment in art school and how a fried egg changed his life.
His illustrations show a clear affinity for bright colors, big, playful shapes and a childlike enthusiasm and simplicity that translates into his t-shirts, album covers and plain old works on paper like posters, flyers and his limited edition Robin Hood pamphlet. Check out his work and be prepared to smile.