"WHEN THEY LOOK AT FASHION OR THEY LOOK BACK AT TELEVISION OR THEY TALK ABOUT CATS TRAVELING OUT OF THIER HOOD AND GOING TO DIFFERENT PLACES AND GETTING THEIR PASSPORT STAMPED, THEY WILL UNDERSTAND SOME OF THE REASONS WHY I DID IT" - SEAN"P.DIDDY"COMBS X SUPREME BOOK 5
An illuminated Nebuta float in 2009-"Nebuta" refers to the float of a brave warrior-figure which is carried through the center of the city, while dancers wearing a unique type of costume called haneto (ハネト?) prance around in time with the chant Rasserā (ラッセラー?).-wikipedia"THE YEAR OF THE TIGER" is this years Nebuta float.+ the color palette was amazing, the bright lights of the city+4ever vibrant+
School boys on the train near SHIBUYA, Bugged out because they rocked blazers w/ shorts (new trend?).
As you walk thru SHIBUYA you can checkout whats up for eats w/ their crazy plastic displays that looks (REAL).
Vending machines on deck, where you can purchase both hot and cold beverages.(WE NEED)
This Temple entrance was crazy, it just made me think of how incredible man made structure could be, you almost felt like giving it a Bow as you entered(THEY DID) somewhere near Harajuku (原宿 "meadow lodging")shopping district, 'ill' fashion.
Dope shot+TRAVEL= understanding
Just a dope building in SHIBUYA.
YOKOHAMA- Real amazing buildings, structures, landscape + inspiration
The Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama, showing the Landmark Tower and surrounding buildings.
the wall to the left was new from what i was told, graf was ill' and I saw some handtags sprinkled allover, US writers Serf & Neckface getups+good to see what appeared to be fresh tags+
Just look at the flics and Dig' the layout of the streets/bridges/buildings etc. Design and architecture where top-notch, imagine just about everywhere you stand having a great vantage point, or well composed language. I want to develop paintings directly inspired by the landscape and signage shots I took while visiting. I remember sitting in a McDonald's and looking out the window and there was a perfecty framed jumbo screen from across the St. I think any seat in that Mc'eDeez would allow the same official perspective.
YOKOHAMA allowed me to capture some of my best landscape photos indeed+ =PAINTINGS
"Shibuya" also refers to the central business district of Shibuya Ward, which surrounds Shibuya Station, one of Tokyo's busiest railway stations and "buku people". Shibuya is known for the flavors fashion of the "younger generation"(EVERYBODY LOOKED FRESH)and pretty much like times Square has the dope nightlife scene.+I had to hit up the Ralphy LO spot in Harajuku+Expenseevlay+
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
So I just sat down and looked thru the 500 some'od flics LadyLonline took of the Applebum Brand clothing shoot done lastweek in JP and am amped' to have accomplished the task. The shots are for the upcoming Feb. release lookbook and I will be uploading a full story of the brand and their 'very official' product this weekend as I settle back in. I haven't even cracked the camera yet full of stories and shots taken around Tokyo, but can't wait to share. Overall the trip was Enlightening, Humbling, and a promise that this years future is indeed in the "Year of the Tiger". Back to daily updates starting 2morrow, talk 2 anyone out there listening after some sleep time+BLAP!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Werd! So after getting picked up from the Narita airport I went str8 to the artstore and copped fresh brushes/new paint/canvases etc. I was pretty excited to see the selection of Sumi'brushes and get my hands on fresh materials...This painting came out over good conversation and the 'Captain Mor.'lol+ I painted Michael because allday i had "This is It" stuck in my head, seemed appropriate and the start of many paintings= Off to Shibuya+
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
AS I SET OFF TO TOKYO FRIDAY I AM LEFT WITH EMOTIONS AND IDEAS, A STORM OF TRUTH. I DO REALIZE THE LOVE INSIDE FOR CREATION AND THIS ART IS THE OUTLET I HAVE TO EXPLAIN MYSELF TO THE WORLD AS IT EXPLAINS ITSELF TO ME. I GUESS LOOK INSIDE YOUR SOUL AT THIS TIME, REALIZE THAT WE ARE NOT GRANTED TOMORROW, THE PRESENT IS WAHT WE HAVE TO MOVE WITH AND YOUR GOALS HOPES AND DREAMS WILL NOT WAIT AROUND FOR YOU TO EMBRACE THEM. CONTINUE- UPON MY RETURN A MANY OF THINGS+
Friday, January 8, 2010
by deviantart Source:Likecool
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Peter Ammentorp takes inspiration from James Cameron’s new film, the photoshop guru freaked this to the original soundtrack and time lapsed his progress. Most def makes me want to get at my waicom pen.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
WORDS FROM ARTIST FACEBOOK-On january 14, 2010 I will be having a Solo art show in Brooklyn "Fresthetic". I am dedicating this show to the many people and especially artist that has influenced me tremendously and has, in one way or the other, helped me along the way to continue this path! (**A great deal of the art presented are created during Live Art events.)