Li-Anne Dias : In conversation with an artist

Li-Anne Dias is an artist and illustrator. She grew up in Mumbai, and Graduated from Sir J.J School of Art
Classic stories and scenes from urban life are her favourite subjects. She likes experimenting with various media
and aims at achieving a blend of fine art and illustration in her work. View her website here.

Why are you an Illustrator?
My interest has always been in creating images and responding to stories through my work.
Besides, I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember but it’s not that it comes easy.
I have just begun to find a niche for myself as an illustrator.

Did you attend school for fine art or design?
Yes. I graduated from Sir J.J. School of Fine Art with a Degree in Painting.

You have a distinct style of illustration. How long did it take you to develop your style?
I still don’t believe that I have a definitive style but I definitely feel like I’m on my way to one.
I also think the ability to change your style from one to project to the next is essential.

Were there any particular role models for you when you grew up?
There have been many role models. I look up to Ganesh Pyne for his exemplary use of line and form, and international artists like Joan Miro, Max Ernst and Francis Berry.

Who was the most influential personality on your career in Illustrations?
There are many people who influenced me to take up Illustration as a career.
One of my first art instructors, Mr. Narendra Pavaskar, and my professors at Art College helped me most in discovering my ability to Illustrate.

What made you decide to become a freelance illustrator? When did you start freelancing? Do you illustrate for advertising?
You have the opportunity and the freedom to choose your work.
It is a luxury to be able to select the projects you work on.

Are many advertising agencies getting illustrations made these days? Do you work more with agencies or publishers?
Yes, there is an inclination towards the use of hand-drawn illustrations in advertising these days.
Some of the most inspiring, and award-winning campaigns of today involve the use of illustration in some way or the other.

I’m working on a few personal projects that I wish to publish soon.

Was there any time when you wanted to quit Illustrations?
No. But there have been difficult times when I decide to take a break and explore new media.
I have been experimenting a lot lately with traditional print-making techniques.

Have you considered turning your illustrations into toys?
Of course. I have always been drawn to the idea of executing my art in unconventional media.

Any other Indian Illustrators who you admire?
I find the work of Mario Miranda and Deelip Khomane very inspiring.

Do you have any favorite fellow illustrators or resources relating to your fields?
Tasneem Amiruddin is a friend, and a wonderful illustrator. I think her style of illustration is both highly experimental and unique.

What advice do you have for aspiring creative professionals? Would you advise them to take on Illustration as a career option? Is it paying well enough?
Enjoy what you do, to the extent that it is a pleasure to go beyond the call of duty. Everyone gets rejection along the way, but you have to keep going.
Illustration is a great career prospect as long as you’re extremely passionate about it, but you need to have self-discipline to pull through.

Whats your dream project?
To write and illustrate my own graphic novel.

Mac or PC?
Both. They are only tools.

Who would you like to take out for dinner?
My dad.

What’s on your iPod?
Young the Giant, Porcupine Tree and a few other artists.
















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Ritam Banerjee : In conversation with a photographer

Based out of Mumbai, Ritam has never quite understood the need to create a niche. Shooting extensively across categories—travel, photojournalism, advertising, interiors, portraits, automobiles, fashion, food—he has always sought inspiration and challenge in variety. From training his lens at the blazing dome of the Taj Palace & Tower when Mumbai was under siege in 2008 to documenting the placid course of the middle and lower Ganges, Ritam has framed things as disparate as spas and slums, ketchup and cars.

Over the last decade, Ritam has worked with corporates and publications across continents, and has also been associated with the global agency, Getty Images.
Apart from stills, he shoots commercial AVs, and has recently won an International Best Cinematographer Award in London for his first feature film. Ritam has also been in the news for his theme-based calendars and his exhibitions.

Why are you a photographer?
Guess, I couldn’t think or dream of doing anything else. Life is all about what we see and the way we see them. So, perhaps, the innate desire to tell stories the way I see it led me to photography. Whether it’s documenting something or creating a piece of art, capturing a moment or depicting an idea, it’s really about telling a story and telling it well.

Do you remember any decisive moment when you felt ‘I want to be a photographer’?
My father, Robin Banerjee, was a serious hobbyist and still practices photography for the pure love of the medium. Seeing him and his work when I was growing up must have influenced my decision. So when I got the first opportunity to explore photography during my college days in Fergusson, Pune, I took it seriously and started my journey as a photojournalist with the Times of India, Pune edition. I haven’t looked back since.

Were there any particular role models for you when you grew up?
Like I said: my father. His passion for the art was contagious. Thanks to him, I was exposed to the works of legends like Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts, Steve Mccurry, Annie Leibovitz, Ansel Adams, Robert Capa, Patrick Demarchelier, Max Vadukul, Henri Cartier Bresson, Raghu Rai, Raghubir Singh, Gautam Rajadhyaksha, Prabuddha Dasgupta and several others. Even painters, musicians and filmmakers influenced my sensibilities.

Though I grew up in a small town– Jamshedpur — my upbringing made the canvas in front of me that much wider. From Michael Jackson to Tchaikovsky, Monet to Nandalal Bose, Tagore to Shakespeare, Satyajit Ray to Vittorio De Sica, my education in aesthetics and culture has luckily been quite diverse.

Who was the most influential personality in your career in photography?
As I just mentioned, there were several who influenced my ideas and opinions. Hence, naming one personality wouldn’t do justice.

How has photography changed over the course of the last couple of decades? Is execution/art direction more important than it used to be?
With time, everything evolves. So has photography and us as practitioners of the art. Sensibilities have changed and so have the tools and techniques. The ability to instantly view the results and even tweak the images at will in post-production effectively means: one’s only limitation is the periphery of one’s imagination.

And yes, eye for detail, subtlety in styling and approach, precision in execution and innovation and imagination in art direction has resulted in a sea of change in the manner in which we even perceive an image today.

Given a choice, no other constraints, film or digital?
Both have their own charm. It’s like saying Test Cricket or T20?

What do you think of the current state of Print Advertising photography in India? Is it at par with the work done worldwide?
Print advertising has evolved many folds in India. Not only in terms of ideation, even in terms of execution, we have achieved very high standards. Not only photography, but in many cases, even CGI has had a major role to play. Several jobs done here today are definitely at par with the work done worldwide.

Where do you get your inspiration?
From sounds of nature to people on the streets, everything influences my thoughts and ideas. I keep an open mind, as one never knows what might trigger that ‘Eureka’ moment. No matter where I am, be it in a coffee shop or in the middle of maddening traffic, I keep looking around. I often shoot such moments with my iPhone. Works of different artists also influence me. Whenever I get a chance, I try and collaborate with different artists to not just create but to learn and get inspired. This year too, I did two calendars, one with the dance maestro, Astad Deboo in Mexico and the other with the sculptor, Arzan Khambatta in Mumbai.

Was there any time when you wanted to quit photography?
I would be lying if I said no. There have been times, when the work at hand hasn’t challenged me creatively or technically. There have also been moments when the demands of the job have been unreasonable to the point of being silly. Sometimes things have seemed monotonous. Thankfully, such instances have been few and far between.
What’s your dream project?
Several. But if I had to choose one, it would involve travelling across the globe and collaborating with artists, designers and models from varied ethnicities to create a seamless confluence of different worlds within each frame.

Who would you want to spend a dinner with?
Since I stay away from my family and the demands of my job don’t allow me much quality time with them, I always lookout for the next opportunity to have dinner with them.

Whats on your iPod?
I like all kinds of music. From classical ragas to rock, from Bollywood’s latest number to Hungarian folk, I love it all. What I play, from Bob Dylan to Munni badman hui, depends on my mood.

Mac or PC?
Mac. Since I have been using it for quite a while now. I guess, I am too used to it.

Ritam can be contacted via his website here.




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Da Gaveta Pra Rua: um projeto com aquela cara de “agora vai!”

Quem trabalha na Criação de agências, seja há 1 mês ou há 1 década, já deve ter passado pela situação clássica de ter uma ideia incrível, inédita, fodid#, ganhadora de leões… mas que o cliente, ou pior, o Diretor de Criação simplesmente não gosta. Ou então, se você teve um pouco mais de sorte, o DC comprou a sua ideia e inscreveu em algum prêmio. Mas na hora de produzir, nenhum cliente topou e o videocase é um grande fantasmão.

Todo criativo (e todo ego de criativo) sabe que job bom é job na rua. Foi pensando nisso que o Atados, uma rede social para quem quer fazer o bem, criou um projeto para ajudar ONGs e portfolios ao mesmo tempo: o Da Gaveta Pra Rua. A proposta é simples, me lembra um pouco a iniciativa de doar notas fiscais sem CPF. Você manda a sua ideia perfeita e eles ajudam a encontrar a instituição perfeita pra ela.

Além de doar a ideia, você também precisa suar a camisa e colocar a mão na massa. Ou seja, chamar alguém pra duplar, um amigo pra editar, aquele conhecido pra tirar as fotos… Mas por outro lado, o projeto está reunindo também investidores para concluir produções que exijam um “boost” financeiro e claro, bancar a divulgação das campanhas e ações.


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Aerial Photos of Botswana Wildlife

Jusqu’au 23 février 2014, la Robin Rice Gallery de New York accueille des tirages magnifiques de différents clichés de la faune africaine réalisés du photographe Zack Seckler réalisés au bord d’un avion ultra-léger. Des images prise en survolant le Botswana dont une sélection se révèle être un appel au voyage.

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Site mostra os primeiros projetos de criativos famosos

Há algumas semanas, mostramos por aqui o The Worstfolio, um site criado pela Miami Ad School que reúne os piores projetos dos maiores criativos do mundo. Por um caminho bastante parecido segue Before They Were Famous, que mergulha no portfolio da época de estudante de diversos profissionais, revelando alguns de seus primeiros trabalhos. Spoil alert: não é bonito.

Há pouco tempo no ar, o site foi criado pelas duplas Nathalie Turton e Lorelei Mathias, da Beattie McGuinness Bungay, e Paul Clinton e Daryll Arthur, segundo eles mesmos em busca do próximo trabalho.

Por enquanto, é possível encontrar os primeiros projetos assinados por Daryl Corps, da Droga5, Andrew Cracknell, autor de The Real Mad Men, Stuart Outhwaite e Ben Middleton, da Creature London, Mike Crowe e Rob Messeter, da Adam & Eve/ DDB, e Josh Engmann, da Mother NY, entre outros.

Entre os “criativos famosos” há, curiosamente, uma foto de Don Draper. Ao clicar nela, a descrição e uma promessa: “Diretor Criativo Executivo da Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce – Em breve – De verdade. Nós temos um plano ardiloso para conseguirmos os primeiros rabiscos de Don Draper”. É aguardar para ver o que vem por aí.

Há, ainda, uma seção que mostra os emails dos criativos que declinaram a “oportunidade” de mostrar seus primeiros trabalhos, alguns dizendo que não sabem onde estão suas pastas, outros dizendo que têm vergonha… De certa forma, é uma pena. Afinal, seria mais uma ótima oportunidade para quem está começando na área ver que ninguém é fodão logo de cara.


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The Worstfolio reúne os piores projetos dos maiores criativos do mundo

Se você já tem alguns anos de experiência profissional, certamente tem boas histórias para contar e outras tantas que preferia esquecer. Aquele projeto que você gostaria de apagar do seu portfolio, um resultado embaraçoso que denuncia sua falta de experiência… Mas se o seu caso é outro, o de quem está começando a carreira agora, e as experiências ruins fazem parte do seu presente, fique tranquilo: nenhum criativo nasce um um gênio. Pelo menos é o que pretende mostrar The Worstfolio, site criado pela Miami Ad School que reúne os piores projetos dos maiores criativos do mundo.

Basicamente, a ideia é dar esperança aos criativos que acham que não nasceram para este tipo de trabalho, mostrando que até os grandes nomes da publicidade já tiveram maus momentos. A começar por Pablo del Campo, o fundador da Del Campo Saatchi & Saatchi. Hoje, com 59 leões em Cannes, 47 prêmios CLIO e um portfolio cheio de trabalhos incríveis, ele revela aquele projeto (ou seria um tango) que ele não gostaria de ter feito.

É uma iniciativa muito bacana, que vale a pena ser acompanhada. Por enquanto, apenas um dos próximos depoimentos foi anunciado. Será com Santiago Lucero, diretor criativo da Fallon, de Londres. O site também conta com uma área onde é possível sugerir nomes para o The Worstfolio.


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Portraits of My Family

L’artiste italienne Camilla Catrambone revisite le portrait aux travers d’objets ayant appartenu aux membres de sa famille. Un travail dont les visages sont résolument absents et dont la force est issue de son pouvoir de suggestion. La série est à découvrir sur son portfolio et en images dans la suite de l’article.









Theo Gosselin Photography

Focus sur le très bel univers du jeune photographe français Théo Gosselin, issu de l’ESAD d’Amiens. De nombreux portraits ou mises en situations avec beaucoup d’émotion, d’intimité et de poésie. L’ensemble de son travail est disponible sur son portfolio et dans cette sélection dans la suite de l’article.

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Uma carta de amor às letras

O estúdio tipográfico Young Jerks compilou nesse vídeo seu portfolio.

Um belo trabalho do designer Daniel Cassaro, com muita criatividade e talento manual. Computador só depois.

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Braincast 2: Mostrando o Portfólio por aí

No segundo Braincast em áudio, conversamos sobre algumas histórias, gafes e dicas sobre a peregrinação de mostrar portfólio por aí, contando com a ajuda dos nosso leitores que participaram via Facebook. Nesta edição: Carlos Merigo, Saulo Mileti, Ronaldo Tavares, Jairo Herrera e Fábio Mendonça.

[0:58:20] Comentando os anúncios da revista Veja
[1:11:24] A Borracharia do Seu Abel
[1:21:35] Esse eu indico ( / / /
[1:27:20] Qual é a boa?

Críticas, elogios, sugestões para ou no Em breve teremos o feed do áudio para você assinar no iTunes, por enquanto pode usar esse, se quiser

Dê o play abaixo ou faça o download no nosso perfil do Soundcloud.

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Andrew Brooks

Un riche portfolio par le photographe anglais Andrew Brooks. Basé à Manchester, il possède un style maîtrisé, entre manipulations numériques et HDR. Découvrez une sélection et de nombreux exemples de son travail dans la suite de l’article.










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Sven Prim

Une série de clichés impressionnantes par Sven Prim, photographe et publicitaire suédois. Il exprime avec talent son amour des situations étranges et surréalistes en mélangeant photographies et retouches. Des visuels supplémentaires dans la suite de l’article.














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Paul Tebbott

Coup de projecteur pour le portfolio de Paul Tebbott, un graphiste autodidacte. Des lignes simples et épurées pour un rendu efficace. L’artiste est par la même occasion un musicien dans le domaine de l’électro avec son groupe “Horizon Fire”. Plus de visuels dans la suite de l’article.
















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Ryan Schude

Basé à Los Angeles, le photographe Ryan Schude travaille pour plusieurs clients et magazines de mode. Une mise en scène toujours soignée avec beaucoup d’humour et de nombreux portraits à découvrir sur la galerie ou sur son portfolio. Plus d’exemples dans la suite de l’article.















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Ross Brown

De nombreux clichés à découvrir sur le portfolio de Ross Brown, photographe néo-zélandais. Un très bel univers, un sens de la mise en scène et beaucoup de retouches et de post-production. Plusieurs exemples sont disponibles dans la suite de l’article.












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Benedict Campbell

Découverte du portfolio de Benedict Campbell rempli de productions visuelles et de nombreuses images pour des marques. Près de 20 années d’expérience, mêlant à la fois des photographies et des illustrations suréalistes du monde robotique. Exemples dans la suite.












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A Story from North Kingdom

North Kingdom Showreel

A North Kingdom é, certamente, uma das TOP5 produtoras digitais dos últimos anos. Direto do frio sueco, marcaram a internet publicitária com trabalhos como “Get The Glass”, “Coke Zero Game”, “Mentos Kiss Fight”, “Coke Zero Impossible” e, entre outros, o mais recente e incrível “Adidas Teamgeist”.

No showreel abaixo, eles contam a história da produtora em trabalhos selecionados, de 2003 a 2009. Vale o play, porque é sempre jogar os padrões lá pro alto.

Ivo Mayr

Découverte des clichés et du travail de photomontage, sur le portfolio de Ivo Mayr. Une série avec un concept rappelant fortement les précédentes photographies de Denis Dazacq ou encore de Li Wei. Plusieurs exemples sont à découvrir dans la suite de l’article.






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Michael Paul Young

Une superbe mise à jour du portfolio de Michael Paul Young, un designer aux talents multiples basé à Bangkok. Fondateur du studio “Vir2l”, il s’est lancé ensuite dans d’autres projets comme la création de la boutique de design YouWorkForThem et a remporté de nombreux prix.





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Matias Posti

Voici le travail et le portfolio flash de Matias Posti, un jeune photographe spécialisé dans le milieu de la publicité. Un travail très complet, de belles mises en scène et une véritable passion pour le sport. A découvrir à travers plusieurs exemples dans la suite.












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