Tag Archives: art

A ___ About Nothing: The “Unorthodox Genius” Cameraman

Anyone snapping pics with The Godfather of Soul (even as a kid) has a story worth listening to. Therefore, I’ll let (the now grown) photographer/filmmaker, Marceau Lewis, tell you the rest.

1

My name is Marceau (Marso) Lewis. I just moved to Los Angeles 4 months ago…

1411168898659

more specifically Long Beach.

1410215219156

And all I want to do is film and photograph.

1410215667322

1410216162202

IMG_0044

I’m 24 years old, 25 in December, and I’ve been a cameraman for about 4 years now.

1410127055961

1410127124757

1410849247867

I film and photograph anything, and have yet to make a full time career out of it.

1410127193659

IMG_1004

My brand is Unorthodox Genius. I have the best ideas and views about things in the most unusual or “unorthodox” ways.

1410216229414

1410553588633

1410216723482

1410553169324

I can bring the best out of anyone with or without a camera, but at least with it, I can let the world see it. -Marceau

Here’s the first of his growing film series that inspired the name of this post, ” A Video About Nothing.”

If you want to see more  of Marceau and his Unorthodox Genius work, check out his website, stalk his Facebook, add him on IG, or follow him on Twitter. He says you’ll like his twitter– “Most people say they’ve never seen anything like it before.” -Marceau

Special thanks to Marceau “Unorthodox Genius” for sharing.

 
FOLLOW SWAGGERLESS®:  Like what you see? Subscribe to Swaggerless.org for the latest content and support the “strugglin” artist.
Advertisements

Brittanie Renoj Is One “Bad” Photography Mama

I heard from mommy photographer, Brittanie Renoj– a freelance photographer/blogger with a baby in one hand and Nikon in the other. Based in Los Angeles, her work captures LA city life through a young mother’s lens (and it’s not what you expect).

IMG_6152

Gold gun
Gold gun
4 guys and a band
4 guys and a band
Blue line collection
Blue line collection

IMG_6184

More art.
More art.
Art. Art. Art.
Art. Art. Art.
dax live
dax live

For more information on Brittanie Renoj and her photography, visit her website, and follow her on IG and Twitter.

Thanks again to Brittanie for sharing her talents.

 

FOLLOW SWAGGERLESS®:  Like what you see? Subscribe to Swaggerless.org for the latest content and support the “strugglin” artist.

The New Dirty South: Meet Hip-Hop’s NiGE HOOD

Got a message from the dirty-dirty (do they still call it that?) from Charlotte, NC hip-hop artist, NiGE HOOD. He shares with us his latest music video, “A-Train”, featuring fellow emcee, Tim Stacks. Together they bring it back to 1996, teaming up on a slick cover to Jay Z classic, “Bring It On.”  Here’s his story.

North Cackalacky, stand up!

Shot by Tyler Coxxx of Sky Box Visuals , “A-Train” journeys through Charlotte, NC’s old neighborhoods, bringing nostalgia alive in this modern classic by NiGE HOOD and Tim Stacks.

NiGE HOOD’s Art Wall

1b64b5f39d6fc0a63f2d2faae1200215
48e680dd7b5cfb7051cea57e43429506
542319f1ebbe8d2211f6799ac05df7f3
10563115_678497185560579_6970359493654935988_n
a95ac5f9557dfae5fa70acbdaaed3a1d
d9f7decdefbb29f5604bf1ac160bbf21e662f693ed589fe83b3697b5d5af9bc3
 
NiGE HOOD Face

If you want to learn more about  NiGE HOOD, check out his website, find him on Facebook, or follow the man on Twitter. Oh, and IG.

Special thanks to NiGE HOOD for sharing.

 

FOLLOW SWAGGERLESS®:  Like what you see? Subscribe to Swaggerless.org for the latest content and support the “strugglin” artist.

Art Of The World: Peek Inside The Studio of Argentine Artist, Estela Cuadro

I received a surprise message from Argentine artist, Estela Cuadro, who wanted to share with us her day in the studio. So let’s talk art, music, and inspiration from Buenos Aires–her words, her story.

Alucinógeno
Alucinógeno 1

When I start my day in my studio, I want to listen to some music… It nourishes my imagination, it motivates me.

Alucinogeno 2
Alucinogeno 2
Chamanismo
Chamanismo

…I feel pleasure in that.  I feel like I never want to stop doing this. It´s part of my life.

Cómplices
Cómplices
Constelaciones
Constelaciones
Copete
Copete

When I begin a new artwork I used to use a special cardboard that allows the pigments and water to react in a special way; giving textures, shapes, deformations and then letting my imagination act freely.

El Banquete
El Banquete
Eminencia
Eminencia

I used lots of techniques, like pencil, small coal and oil. Especially when I was young.  Nowadays I like to use more than one technique at the same time, and make different results.

Encantamiento
Encantamiento
Encuentro Desencuentro
Encuentro Desencuentro
Entre Perros y Gatos
Entre Perros y Gatos

I use India ink with salt, and I let them act freely on the support. I use other things to generate texture, and I use oil painting, pencils and pens to realize details.

Giran Soles
Giran Soles
Levitando
Levitando

If I had to pick a style for my art,  it would be quite difficult. Perhaps I associate my work with surreal art.  My characters and their environment have nothing to do with reality.

Los Años No Vienen Solos
Los Años No Vienen Solos
Magnético
Magnético
Nevado
Nevado

The distorted reality is part of my inspiration, my contacts and my experiences. My artwork is based on the unconscious – all associated with my dreams, relationships & with life itself.

Saltando en El Ocaso
Saltando en El Ocaso
Serie Mujeres Coquetas
Serie Mujeres Coquetas

I don´t try to tell stories in my artwork. My work isn’t the realization of an illustration for a story, book or magazine (with a text behind the artwork).

Serie Mujeres Coquetas
Serie Mujeres Coquetas

There are always ideas or suggestions (of a story) but it’s not a literal sort of story. I take fun in other people’s freedom in interpretation.

Serie Otra Mujer Coqueta
Serie Otra Mujer Coqueta

I feel that it is important to feel total freedom without restriction and without much precise meaning. I like to leave the interpretation of each piece to each person, you can get carried away like I do in every piece of art. 

Supergalactico
Supergalactico

I think each work has something special, they are part of my “games”, my pleasures. 

Suprahumano
Suprahumano

When I talk about a “game” in relation to my work as an artist, I mean that’s the way that I have fun with the characters, animals and plants when my playfulness arise. You’re letting it flow! So you have to let go of the restrictions and really play with everything that is created, generating a new and unique artwork.

02_work01_work03_work04_work

I would say that the (core) passion about art, is to feel free, to have your mind open to all the things new that can appear.

Thanks,

ESTELA CUADRO

For more information on Estela Cuadro and her art, visit her Tumblr page and follow her on Facebook.

Thanks again to Estela for sharing her story.

 

FOLLOW SWAGGERLESS®:  Like what you see? Subscribe to Swaggerless.org for the latest content and support the “strugglin” artist.

Proof That Fútbol Is ‘A Beautiful Game’

Here’s your proof– it made it as a full exhibit at LACMA. Thanks to the free tickets, I was able to take these pics.

Kehinde Wiley 'Samuel Eto'o', 2010
Kehinde Wiley
‘Samuel Eto’o’, 2010
Andy Warhol 'Pele', 1978
Andy Warhol
‘Pele’, 1978
Hulk v Red Ranger
Nelson Leirner ‘Maracaña’, 2003 Hulk v Red Ranger–epic.
Diamonds + platinum = ballin'
Satch Hoyt, ‘Kick That’, 2006 Diamonds + platinum = ballin’

Askew One ‘Diaspora’ Exhibition At Known Gallery

I got the chance to see worldwide recognized graffiti artist, Askew One’s, first Los Angeles solo exhibition at 411 Known Gallery. ‘Diaspora’ is a collection of enamel and acrylic on plexiglass pieces exploring the dynamics of cultural, ancestral, and social identity in the greater Pacific region.

DIA24 Askew One Sereima Walu, 2014 Enamel and Acrylic on Plexiglass 48in x 48in $3,600.00
Askew One: Sereima Walu, 2014
Enamel and Acrylic on Plexiglass
48in x 48in | $3,600.00

Continue reading Askew One ‘Diaspora’ Exhibition At Known Gallery