Thursday, October 28, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
this is amazing! shot high above the streets of new york city, ‘Up There’ is a short film directed by malcolm murray and conceptulised by mother NY. the film reveals the dying craft of large-scale hand painted advertising and the untold story of the painters trying to keep it alive. capturing a trade that is equal parts artistic tradition and gruelling labour, the film presents a painting tradition pre-dating modern advertising. a craft that today finds itself dangling precariously on the brink of extinction.
sean stiegemeier got fed up with all the mediocre pictures of that volcano in iceland nobody can pronounce the name of, so he figured he should go and do better, and boy, he certainly did. this is what he managed to record in around a day and a half.