January 16, 2009

Roman Coppola's CQ


With CQ, Roman Coppola offers a charming ode to 60's sci-fi films and a light satire of a European cinema in transition.
Amazon link

January 15, 2009

Panasonic DMC LX3


The LX3 is an example of a species so endangered that the we were beginning to worry it had become extinct - a compact camera that photographers can get excited about. Panasonic has included a large degree of direct control, classy styling and, more importantly, a specification that goes beyond the unthinking 'larger screen and more megapixels' trend.
RRP: $829

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonicdmclx3/

more LX3 blogs
http://www.lx3-photography.com/

LX3 reviews
http://www.1001noisycameras.com/panasonic-lx3-reviews.html

LX3 diary
http://www.1001noisycameras.com/2008/11/panasonic-lx3-diary.html

where to buy LX3 for $AUD645
http://www.techrific.com.au/default.php

January 14, 2009

Ai Iijima & Ogata Ken R.I.P


Ai Iijima
October 31, 1972 – December 24, 2008

Former porn star-TV personality Ai Iijima, 36, was found dead in her apartment in Tokyo on Dec 24. The sudden news on Christmas Eve surprised people nationwide.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_Iijima


Ogata Ken
20 July 1937-5 October 2008

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Ogata

January 11, 2009

iron sky


iron sky
www.ironsky.net/
Towards the end of World War II the staff of SS officer Hans Kammler made a significant breakthrough in anti-gravity.

From a secret base built in the Antarctic, the first Nazi spaceships were launched in late ‘45 to found the military base Schwarze Sonne (Black Sun) on the dark side of the Moon. This base was to build a powerful invasion fleet and return to take over the Earth once the time was right.

Now it’s 2018, the Nazi invasion is on its way and the world is goose-stepping towards its doom.

books on painting


Richard Schmid
Alla Prima: Everything I Know about Painting
Further links at lines and colours



Stephen Quiller
Painter's Guide to Color

January 2, 2009

illustration agencies - UK and USA

UK

The Central Illustration Agency
http://www.centralillustration.com/
29 Heddon Street
1st. Floor
London W1B 4BL
E-mail: info@centralillustration.com

Agency Rush
http://www.agencyrush.com

11-12 Vine Street
Brighton
BN1 4AG
United Kingdom
Email: info@agencyrush.com

http://www.debutart.com/
http://www.artcollection.co.uk/justforlaffs/home.asp
http://www.lemonadeillustration.com/
http://www.theartbook.com/

AOI

http://www.theaoi.com/
http://www.aoiportfolios.com
http://www.aoiportfolios.com/news/

agent links at AOI

businesslink.gov.uk
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USA

shannonassociates
http://www.shannonassociates.com/index.cfm
http://www.rappart.com/

Three Actresses


Mylène Demongeot
IMDB entry


Elizabeth Berridge
wikipedia entry
Elizabeth Berridge website

Elizabeth starred in Tobe Hooper's Funhouse before landing the role of Constanze in Amadeus.


Barbara Harris
wikipedia entry
Barbara played Jodie Fosters mum in the original Freak Friday. She also appears in Grosse Point Blank.

Kouzou Sakai


The beautiful work of Kouzou Sakai
http://www.kouzou.org