Andre De Freitas

It’s always a delight to find an artist who brings multiple techniques together. Andre de Freitas for example, whose illustrated portraits are enriched with graphic shapes and typography to creative beautiful compositions. Do check out Andre’s website, he’s quite a good photographer too! Andre De Freitas...

Vintage post-mortem photography

If you’re lucky enough to have a few enthusiastic Facebook friends you’ve probably seen it all: breakfast photos, lunch photos, dinner photos, everything-you-eat-in-between-photos, pictures of cars, pets, and – let’s not forget – babies. Tons of babies. Because of smart phones and social media we share everything. Well, almost...

Sam Weber

Sam Webers’ paintings are so amazingly well done that it took me a while to figure out they were actually paintings instead of (edited) photographs. Maybe the URL of his website, Sampaints.com, should have helped me figure that out ;) Anyway, let’s not waste more time making a fool of myself, just enjoy this beautiful work. Sam Weber...

Natalie Shau Part II

Yesterday you’ve seen the work of super talented artist Natalie Shau. Well, one part of her work, her photography. Today you get another peek at Natalie’s work, this time focussing on her illustrations and digital artwork. Enjoy! Oh, if you missed yesterday’s post: you can find it here: Natalie Shau Part I Natalie Shau...

Natalie Shau Part I

It must be fantastic to be an artist and not be bound to one specific technique. It’s not often you discover artists that master several techniques though, often they excel in one style and the other (or others) are truely second best. That’s not the case with Natalie Shau though, this very talented lady mastered several techniques without...

Personal post: Catacombes de Paris

You might remember from last weeks post about Montmartre Cemetery that I visited Paris recently. One thing I really wanted to see were the ‘Catacombes de Paris’, a huge underground ossuary. Long story short: due to hygienic reasons the Parisian council decided to close all the small cemeteries in the centre of Paris around 1780. Bigger...

Fran Recacha

One thing I always like about nowadays fine art paintings is when modern subjects are integrated in the works. Because you’re so used to see classical fine art it’s strange to see something modern – a chainsaw for instance – appear in a painting. Spanish artist Fran Recacha captures the drama and feel of the classic fine art, but...

Annie Bertram

Annie Bertram’s portfolio website ‘Darkview’ is probably one of the sites I bookmarked on ever computer I ever had. Annie’s work is often very colourful, yet doesn’t shy away from telling a dark story. One thing that’s for sure is that Annie’s models are always stunning. Hair, make-up and outfit: everything is always right. Her...

Personal post: Paris’ Montmartre Cemetery

Ok, I’ll be honest: I got this ‘thing’ with cemeteries. I know, I know, it’s terribly cliche to love dwelling around ancient graves and take pictures of decaying and descending grave stones and monuments – but I just do. Through the years I’ve been visiting mostly very old cemeteries in every city or country I visited (highlights...

Jeff Simpson

As a designer there’s one thing I just can’t wrap my head around: digital painting. I’ve been using Photoshop for years now, and know how to draw with a tablet in both Photoshop and Illustrator. But still, the amazing amount of detail and depth some digital painters show in their work just blows me away. One of these painters is Jeff Simpson...

Maya Kulenovic

While researching Canadian based artist Maya Kulenovic for this article I found this snippet on her website in which she very accurately describes her work and vision: My aesthetics and sensibility come from classical art. I have always been drawn towards the dramatic, epic feeling of classical art and mythology rather than the more contemporary...

Abandoned Detroit

If you’re into tanning and swimming, Hawaii or the Maldives are probably on your dream-vacation-list. That list might be a bit different if you’re into urban decay, like yours truly. Yes, guilty! Of course a place like Pripyat city in Ukraine or Hashima Island in Japan are high on that list, but they’re not as easy accessible as the...