We all know that networking is crucial for any artist wanting to make it in the commercial world. For some people, networking comes naturally and, like a duck to water, they glide through networking events making contacts left, right and centre. However, if gliding isn’t really your thing, don’t worry because we’ve got some practical top tips to share with you for becoming a networking guru…
Computer Generated Images (CGI) vs hand-drawn images is a cantankerous issue. It certainly has the marmite factor: while some people adore it, others are less enamoured. With the ever-increasing number of CGI animation movies being churned out like clockwork, many fans and animators are beginning to feel nostalgic pangs of longing for a return to the animation of our childhood. Is the rise of CGI making animators lazy, and will this lead to the death of hand-drawn animation?
The 1970s have had a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to design. Criticised as ‘tacky’ or ‘garish’ in its fashion and style, the unfortunate decade has been largely forgotten… until now. Creeping into recent interior design inspiration are the muted, earthy tones, bold textures and – of course – the braver statement pieces that characterised the decade (yes, we’re afraid that does include orange shag pile rugs). The final months of 2015 have begun a journey back to the 1970s as interiors make a return to the ‘disco’ era of design.
While there are several tricks of the trade when it comes to any field of photography, stopping your subject from slobbering mid-shot is certainly one of the more unusual skills. The craft of capturing man’s best friend in all his glory – fun, affectionate, and in focus – is no mean feat. We speak to some of the best in the business of pet photography on how they manage to create delightful, lasting images of our favourite four-legged companions.
Suzanne Heintz’s work has been described as “half photography, half theatre”. Her long-term project “Life Once Removed” was last week deconstructed by Creative Drum. This week, we interview the artist directly on the continuation of the project, the work-life-art balance she strikes between the project and working full-time, and what it’s like to build a Facebook profile for a mannequin…
Over the last 15 years, Suzanne Heintz has generated significant interest and widespread critical acclaim with her ongoing photographic project, “Life Once Removed”. But this has come at a cost.
A major part of her work involves providing the infrastructure that supports the transportation, configuration and composition of a family group largely consisting of life sized mannequins. Consequently, Heintz has attracted a degree of unwarranted media attention that denigrates her as “crazy” and dismisses her work as being “mad”. This is a sore point for Heintz but does highlight three important issues. The first being the media’s insatiable appetite for sensationalist material; the second, its knee jerk condemnation of that which isn’t readily understood and the third, society’s need to categorise and label everything that is encompassed by the term, “Art”.