JR Goodwin (Moosebite) is a designer and photographer based in Denver Colorado. His series Clouds is an on-going project and passion exploring texture and light.
"I started out as a little kid watching my father paint and trying to mimic him in my sketchbook. I never matched his painting skills but found my own talent in design. I went to Design school and found what I've been searching for, that outlet for my creativity. I’ve never looked back…"
As an emerging artist Goodwin's series 'Cloud Play' was an instant success. The striking image was created into a Limited edition run (50 & 100 depending on medium). The artwork has been purchased and enjoyed all around the world in collectors' homes.
Cloud Play Series
The German Etching Paper is a heavyweight museum paper, velvety smooth etching board with a fine surface texture and can be professionally framed. The Stretched canvas print is printed on 400gsm cotton, with the image wrapped on hand-stretched canvas over heavy duty 4cm deep stretchers. The artwork is numbered with the edition.
32 x 32, 36 x 36 inches, Germans Etching, Limited Edition of 200 32 x 32, 34 x 34, 36 x 36, 40 x 40 inches, Stretched Canvas, Limited Edition of 100 55 x 55 inches, Wall Hanging on Linen, Limited Edition of 50 36 x 36 inches, Limited Edition of 50, Perspex
Cloud Play I
Cloud Play II
Cloud Play IIIII
New Hairdo Series (as featured in The Guardian & Blink) now available. Please contact gallery for full details.
Emily Stein (British) is an accomplished London based portrait & fashion photographer. She has a weekly column in The Guardian newspaper as well as clients including MTV, PUMA, BBC, Dazed & Confused and VICE Magazine.
After completing her training, with the renowned photographer Rankin, Stein has travelled around the UK and the US for the last decade. She focuses on photographing teenagers from all walks of life. The result is a series of highly skilled, stylised and intimate accounts of youth celebrating the spirit of being young. Emily is also co-partner of #WEAREPHOTOGIRLS.
We Are Photogirls is a London - based organisation that specialises in creatively engaging girls through the media of fashion, style and photography through events, projects and bespoke fashion shoot parties while nurturing a healthy image of the fashion industry. We Are Photogirls also consults and art directs for those looking to engage the teenage mind. Their clients include London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Rimmel and The National Portrait Gallery. We are photogirls has recently published a book specifically for teenagers interested in fashion promoting the ethos for kids to be creative and constantly inspired by everything around them.
BUBBLEGUM BEACH is a portrait series of children and teenagers shot on a beach in New York State over the summer of 2013. The transience of youth has always been a popular theme in the history of western painting. In the symbolic language of this tradition, bubbles represent the ephemerality of life and the suddenness of its conclusion.
The series responds to this moralising urge by using bubblegum as a practical way of drawing a fabulously diverse range of facial expressions from its young subjects. In doing so, the series reminds us that youth is not only to be mourned as something brief, but also celebrated for its spontaneity and individuality.
Forward to exhibition hosted at Fifty, Mayfair with Grosvenor Estate, 2013
"Glynn Griffiths came fresh to sculpture with an extraordinary mixture of maturity and originality. He has always ploughed his own furrow to reveal a striking vigour in two testing media. Glynn was a self-taught schoolboy photographer and then in the 1970s became a journeyman- trained photojournalist in apartheid South Africa’s Cape Town. In London, from the late 1980s, he became one of The Independent’s famed staff photographers. In “Growth, Gravity & Balance”, Glynn Griffiths celebrates the engineering creativity of man and nature. His pods, seeds and husks look as though a dinosaur had spawned herself with factory-made eggs. His bows and arrows and scales and bridges look as though some clever primitive or technocrat castaway had stumbled on an endless supply of the unvarying, humdrum cable-ties and polythene sheeting which we use every day. So amongst the natural wood and grasses, which Glynn works with ordinary – often practically Neanderthal – tools, there is a crucial and proud element of the industrial. There is nothing elegiac or nostalgic or hectoring in Glynn Griffiths’s sculptures. They are not about green regret or fallen consumers. Rather, they are about the places where different sorts of making meet: the manufactured, the natural, the mechanical, the tactile, the primal and the sophisticated. They are enigmatic but not tricksy: they are liberating because they are about the marvels of creativity, and they leave the viewer free to fill in substantial blanks. That such works should flow from this man is not that surprising. His photojournalism has always shown a spirit which is unflinching but upbeat. Not over-taught, Glynn Griffiths’s photography is unpretentious but highly skilled and suggestive.
In the late 1970s, Glynn achieved his monochrome photographs from Cape Town’s Crossroads by being around the informal, desperately marginal township a lot, over months. His marvellous eye reveals people who cherish and maintain respectability, cleanliness and politeness in conditions of deprivation and danger. And then, back in South Africa in 1994 as a visiting photographer, Glynn captured his modestly triumphant portrait of Nelson Mandela as the President-to-be. Mandela was acknowledging the welcome of the tumultuous crowd in his last Cape Town rally before heading off to Johannesburg and the climax of the campaign for the first free elections in the country’s history. The Black Power salute is there, all right, but it is transformed into something which is relaxed and even friendly as well as forceful.“Nothing Will Separate Us” is a marvellous title for this collection of images: it was taken from the home-made medallion worn by one of the men in the Crossroads photographs.
South African born Glynn Griffiths is a former staff photographer with The Independent newspaper in London, England. In 2010 he won the prestigious Clifford Chance Sculpture Award for his large-scale pieces exhibited in the MA degree show at Wimbledon College of Art [University of the Arts, London].After years as a photographer & picture editor, Glynn decided to work as a full-time sculptor.