Bjoern Ewers’ Berlin Philharmonic & The Vast Expanses Of Benny Chan

January 27, 2013 — 0

We spent yesterday afternoon having brunch at Nancy and Michael's house, talking with our friend, photographer Benny Chan.  More about Benny, later, but something in the scale of his thinking, particularly his older compositions of the LA Philharmonic... ...and the Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center:
-- remind me of  this print campaign for the Berlin Philharmonic: Using macro photographs taken inside the cramped spaces of instruments, art director and photographer Bjoern Ewers makes the inner space of a violin, cello, flute, and pipe organ appear vastly habitable. Inside Instruments photography music instruments design advertising I need to walk inside as chords ring through and bounce off the light. You can see more at Behance. Inside Instruments photography music instruments design advertising


Thanks To Leon Gast’s New HBO Documentary, It’s Hard Not To Love Ron Galella (Unless You’re Jackie O, Marlon Brando, Liz Taylor…)

June 8, 2010 — 0

Galella Early morning in a Detroit hotel room and I'm watching another Sheila Nevins HBO doc. This one's about Rob Galella, the grandfather of paparazzi, who has the fake teeth (Marlon Brando knocked out the real ones) and restraining orders against him to prove it. His photos don't astound, it's the genius of how he managed to get them. Hiding behind coat racks, dating Jackie O's assistant, camping out in a rat-infested warehouse...there was no length to which Ron wouldn't go. Props to Leon Gast for capturing the legend of Galella. If only today's paparazzi could be half as original....