Girls – Masakatsu Takagi
The Inspiration Friday song for this month is “Girls” by Masakatsu Takagi on the Album “COIEDA”. It’s hard to describe the feelings you get when listening to Masakatsu Takagi’s music. It has such honesty and feeling. Due to his lack of formal/Classical structure, the music seems like you’re listening to a stream of consciousness in musical form. I first discovered Masakatsu Takagi in my first year of fashion school, when Apple did a feature on him in a 2006 video called ‘Sound of Light‘. If you have a chance to see it, it is really inspirational. As a result I’ve been a fan of him ever since.
A few Thoughts on About The Song…
The Song “Girls” by Masakatsu Takagi always makes me feel like its a song of love, but love that could have been, and memories of that love that never was. Like a lifetime of thoughts flickering by in a second, the moment two people know the relationship is over. So when I was putting together the images, I edited them with that in mind. I colored them with the temperature of the music. I highly recommend playing the song (embeded below) as you look at the pictures. Hopefully, you will see the story I tried to visually tell.
Lastly, putting together a Inspiration Friday post actually takes alot of time. The process of gathering the images, editing them, together with researching who made each image, it all ends up taking a full day of work. As a result I decided to do Inspiration Fridays once a month, on the first Friday of the month, instead of every week. I hope you are inspired and having a great day. Let me know what you think below. ;) Also, if you want to support this blog and my art in any way, go to my patreon. Your support means the world to me. :)
1. A still frame from the 1974 movie “Les hautes solitudes” by Philippe Garrel
2. Flowers by Irving Penn
3. Lonneke Engel by Juergen Teller
4. A still frame of actress Julie Delpy from Krzysztof Kieślowski “3 Colors Trilogy”.
5. Alena Blohm For Love & Lemons
6. Joel Meyerowitz “Doorway to the Sea”, Provincetown, 1982
7. Irina Rozovsky “Picture Shawl”, 2008
8. I couldn’t find the source of the main image, however the background image is by MasakatsuTakagi.
9. Harry Callahan “Kansas City”, 1981
10. Photo by David Bellemere, Not sure what the original publication of the image was.
Roof – Inspiration Friday
I’m so happy to present my first Inspiration Friday post in seven years. I’m going to start back blogging 3 days a week Monday, Wednesday, Friday. If you are new to the blog, the way Inspiration Friday works is I pick a song that inspires me, then as I’m listening to the song, I find images that feel fit the vibe of song. This post was inspired by Sucre’s new single “Roof” . I hope you are inspired. Let me know what you think. :)
Images Sources: 1. PaoloRoversi Vogue UK June 2009, 2. I couldn’t find the source if you know it comment below, 3. golden nebula from space I couldnt find the source, 4. A still frame from the movie, Russian Ark by Alexander Sokurov, 5. Untitled by Henry Darger, 6. Araki Nobuyoshi’s “Flower Rondeau (Kakyoku)” 1997, 7. The Reclining Boy Leaning on His Elbow painting originally painted by Egon Schiele, 8. Landscapes by Todd Hido 9. Paradise 26 (Bougainville) by THOMAS STRUTH
The Siren Inspiration Book
Since we all need Inspiration from time to time, may I present the The Siren Inspiration Book Part 1. I made this book years ago for my friends Sophie Ward and Stacy King to be an inspiration for a collaboration project we worked on called “The Siren Who Loved”. The book is 355 pages. None of the pictures are mine, just images found on-line. I’m really excited how it turned out. Even though the book is just an “in-house” book, I wanted to post a few excerpts out of each section, in hopes it inspires yawl. Hope you like it.
Inspiration Friday Music
Dancing With Strings
Yay! Happy Inspiration Friday, my friends! So i posted the song i wrote the other day. Let me know what you think of it :) The lovely Miss Stacy King is going to do vocals for it. I’m really really excited about it. The Instruments: Typewriter (for the beat), Cello, viola, Violin, Piano, Pads, other stuff but can’t remember… Also, I had an project idea today that involves whoever wants to be apart of it. The program is called “Blind Imagination” So basically the concept is: 1: You go out and record and put together 1-2 minutes of “Interesting” Audio and Email it to me at [email protected] 2: Then I will listen to it, and i will try to come up with a visual for the audio i pick. Try to make it interesting, and make it hard to for me to figure out what the audio is of. :) Whatcha think? Photos Via: Imable.se, Haw-lin.com, Ghostparties, TheVamoose, Supermassiveblackholes
Cotton Candy for the Summer Girl
(1. Barbara Cole 2. Jacques Henri Lartigu 3. Philip Govedare 4. Not sure found on tumblr)
Happy Inspiration Friday
I seriously can’t believe a week has gone by since we were in New York. This week went by So Fast. Since it’s been Pretty hot here in California, I thought this weeks Inspiration friday set would have the feel of a sunset in the summer. I hope you have a inspired day.
Sounds Beyond the Daily Noise
Happy Inspiration Friday!
Thank you all for your kind birthday wishes! It made my birthday an amazing one. :)
Wow, this week was a hectic one! I’m so ready for the weekend. David and I both in desperate need of some rest. :)
Leaving for New York in a week in a half or so. (fill you in on it tomorrow)
I hope you have a very inspired day!
(1. Hendrick Avercamp 2. Philip Govedare 3. Iphone Picture i took in hawaii 4.Barbara Cole 5. Not sure found on tumblr )
The Past Seems much Brighter
(1. Polina Kouklina 10 Magazine summer 2004 2. Barbara Cole 3. Not sure found on tumblr 4.George Henry Seeley 5. Philip Govedare)
Happy Inspiration Friday!
Been working hard on a pretty cool project that I can’t talk about yet, but will be able too soon enough. Right now it’s raining out side, and a cool breeze is drifting in the room and it feels amazing. Some of my favorite weather. While preparing this week’s Inspiration Friday post, I discovered an amazing landscape painter named Philip Govedare. Check him out! He’s really incredible. Well, I hope you have an inspired day! :) p.s. Did you like the first Dave’s Pick?
We Dream of a New World
(1. Photo by the great Mr. Chadwick Tyler. 2.got via tumblr 3.got via tumblr 4.Egon Schiele 5.Henry Dager 6.got via tumblr)
Happy Inspiration Friday my friends!
I thought since David and i are writing a book that takes place in another world, that it would be apropos to lay out some Inspiration Friday post that are inspired by other worldly things. The next thing i knew, i had laid out the posts for the next 9 weeks. This week is the first out of a 9 part series. I hope you like it. :)
p.s. if you know who took pictures 2,3, and 6. let me know ;)
For the life of me i can’t remember where the first picture is from.. The Second image is from cori kindred’s flickr page. The third image is the wall paper from either the 5th or sixth harry potter movie. the bottom photo is Snejana Onopka by Daniel Jackson)
Happy Inspiration Friday!
The theme for today’s inspiration friday is magic.
I’m currently working on a new picture and new video, going to try to finish it in the next few days. I can’t wait to post it. I hope you’re are inspired today. :)
Spinning into the Grey
Hey Friends, how is your Saturday going? I know it’s not Friday, but i actually fell asleep yesterday while uploading the Inspiration Friday images. It’s been so long since we’ve posted one. We’re happy to finally start it up again.
BookUpdate: We finished writing chapter 6 and started on chapter 7 this morning. So only 14 more to go. We are shooting to finish the rough draft September 15th. :)
(I’m sad to say i only know the source of one of the images. If you know any of these let me know. The 3rd picture is by Steven Klein)
Newcomer Portrait Series Update: I chatted a little bit with Anna Lund Sørensen, yesterday. She is quiet a lovely girl. I know i have already posted her portrait, but if your interest i can still do an interview for you. Let me know if you’re interested. and if so post any questions you would have for her. but do let me know:)