Tom Waits animation

Tom Waits and Donna Gordon as the stripper,
Performed live (at the La Brea stage in Hollywood, 1978), and rotoscoped - a process that traces back the live action
frame by frame and turns it into animation. The original live
action was shot with 5 cameras - 2 high, 2 low and one hand
held. The music from "The One That Got Away" blared in the
background as Tom sang karaoke style different lyrics on each
take. Two strippers, Donna Gordon was the choice, 6 takes and 13 hours of video footage were edited to make a 5 1/2 minute live action short which we turned into animation. A total of 5,500 frames were caricatured and then re-drawn, inked by Mike Cressy and painted by hand onto celluloid acitate to produce this film.
Produced by Lyon Lamb, directed by John Lamb, the film bore some cool new technology, talent ( David Silverman, producer and director of the Simpsons TV series, and director of the NEW Simpsons movie to be released in July of 2007, was our head animator and also his FIRST job as an animator) and was created specifically for a video music market that didn't yet exist . But
the buzz was out and we went on to create what arguably may be the first music video created for the new and upcoming MTV market.
A series of unfortunate events prohibited the film from ever
being released or sold commercially, consequently catapulting it into obscurity... until now,thanks You Tube!
In 1979, an Academy Award was presented to Lyon Lamb for the
technology used in this short.
The production materials (character sketches, layouts,
storyboards, animation drawings and cels) are still amazingly intact and held in private hands. However, a few of the production elements managed to slip away over the last 28 years and occasionally, one of these rare gems can be found on ebay.
To learn more about this amazing lost film, go to ....TomWaitsLibrary.com and Wikipedia.

-Austin Stein


Something like bodypainting

stay-snow white
87cm x 150cm

140cm x 100cm

Artist: Kim Joon
Country: Korea
Official site: ****


Alberto García-Alix

Self portrait

Alberto García-Alix, fotógrafo español
[French wiki] [Spanish wiki]
via Livejournal

Débutant son travail artistique en 1976, après la mort du Général Franco, Alberto García-Alix est considéré à partir des années 1980 comme l'un des principaux acteurs du mouvement culturel de la Movida, bien qu'il s'en défende et se présente comme un photographe de la marge: les milieux underground de la nuit, du rock'n'roll, des bikers, des toxicomanes, des stars du porno.

Depuis quelques années, il réalise également des vidéos.

Récompensé du Prix national de la photographie espagnol (1999), il a réalisé plus d'une trentaine d'expositions et publié dans de prestigieux magazines de mode (Vogue, Vanity Fair). Reconnu dans le milieu de l'art contemporain, ses œuvres sont aujourd'hui présentes dans plusieurs musées en Espagne, et il expose à travers le monde. Aujourd'hui Alberto García-Alix est parfois qualifié de «plus grand photographe espagnol contemporain».