Ed Flores calls himself a "movement photographer." His unique style captures both the artistry and the physical exertion of dance. We spoke with him about his inspiration and technique.
Bercy Chen Design Studio is a young architecture firm located in Austin, Texas. Former classmates Thomas Bercy and Calvin Chen founded the company in 2001 and have since built private residences, commercial buildings and designed concepts for resorts, museums and entire areas of redevelopment. Their work has won them over twenty awards and clientele from around the world.
Growing up, Bill Plympton dreamed of someday working for Disney. After his animated film, Your Face, was nominated for an Academy Award in 1987, Disney offered him a million dollars to animate the genie in Aladdin. Plympton said no. Disney wanted ownership of all his work and Plympton wasn't willing to give that up. Plympton has remained independent ever since.
Aleksandr Hrustevich is a musician from the Ukraine whose speciality is the bayan (that's a Russian chromatic button accordion), an instrument largely unknown in the United States, but gaining momentum in Europe, not least because of Mr. Hrustevich.
Sculptor Jaehyo Lee is a keen manipulator of resources. Lee works as easily with leaves and branches as he does with iron nails. He has created otherworldly works in stone that recall the extraterrestrial vision of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Eran Chen is the creative director of ODA, a prominent architecture firm based in New York City. ODA's mission of improving people's lives is attracting more clients and bigger projects.
Michael Benson is a multimedia artist and journalist with a passion for space. His most recent book, Planetfall is his love letter to our Solar System.
Brian Despain finds beauty in tin, sorrow in rust. Weather-beaten, worn, falling apart, inorganic but very much alive, his robots make up in spirit what they lack in polish.
Gray Kunz is one of the world's great chefs. As executive chef at the former New York City's Lespinasse and current Café Gray Deluxe Hong Kong, his reputation for innovation and creativity, and expanding the confines of a classical chef's repertory is unparalleled.
Sculptor Daniel Agdag focuses on details and demands both logic and beauty from his creations. His thoughts are filled with intricate machines, vehicles, and buildings. He realizes his visions in cardboard, and on film. His most recent exhibition is Sets From a Film I'll Never Make.
"Be true to yourself; be true to what it is you're hearing and feeling and try to get that to come out in your music."
- John Abercrombie
Zombies exoplode out of a giant pumpkin at the New York Botanical Garden.
A predator lurks within the pumpkin patch; a mutant pumkin sprouts arms and legs and threatens the life of an innocent gourd with a pairing knife.
No one is safe from the mind of Ray Villafane.
Master watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin honed his skills in London and Le Locle before founding his own luxury brand, Speake-Marin.
In 2006, he collaborated with Harry Winston to develop the Excenter Tourbillon
Recently, his Renaissance tourbillon minute repeater was preselected by the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève jury in the Best Complicated Watch category.
Terje Rypdal uses a cane to climb the stairs onto the stage at Le Poisson Rouge, for a rare concert in New York City. The crowd cheers and he waves his cane in recognition. He sits down, picks up his red Fender Stratocaster, and proceeds to unleash a barrage of color.
"When I have a really good guitar sound—like in New York--it sort of opens up and there is some brightness shining and colors."
For more than a century, artists and musicians of all kinds lived and worked in the 170 studios built on top of Carnegie Hall. Today, it's all gone. The film "Lost Bohemia" by former resident Josef Astor, documents the lives of some of these artists, and their fight to save the historic towers.
Renzo Gracie is the grandson of Brazilian jiu-jitsu's founder, Carlos Gracie. One of the most celebrated practitioners of the Gracie family's art, Renzo is also one of the most beloved and respected of its teachers.
In 2005 Ahmad Naser Sarmast obtained a PhD in music from Monash University, Australia, becoming the first native of Afghanistan ever to receive that degree.
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