Blogs // 7 Blogs by Giant Artists
Curated by the incredible Michele Romero, Photography Editor + Creative Consultant. 'Rare photograph of me raising my hand when asked if I love photography. I do. And I am excited to celebrate the work of the photography collective @giantartists and thank so much @jenjenkins73 for asking me to curate the very cool work (artists alphabetized below) for a show on July 19th at the @monsterchildren space @1700naud'
WHEN: July 19th, 6-9pm
WHERE: 1700 Naud Gallery
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'We are excited to announce that Jonpaul Douglass has officially joined the Giant Artists roster! If you’re drawn to images that look like anyone could have shot them, then Jonpaul Douglass is not for you. This color-obsessed photographer, director, and creative director brings a head-turning approach to all of his work, whether he’s shooting for clients like Facebook, Apple, the NBA or Skittles or masterminding one of his viral photo projects, like 2014’s “Pizza in the Wild.”
Grounding all of Jonpaul’s work is a crisp sophistication. He strips his compositions down to the essential elements and in doing so elevates everything that remains in the frame. “A photo needs to have a special quality that’s almost magical and makes you wonder,” he says. Spoken like a true creative director, which in fact Jonpaul is. Among his notable collaborations: He worked with Postmates to develop a distinct look and feel that set the food-delivery service apart from its competitors, particularly on social.
Jonpaul himself maintains an impressive presence on social media, with more than 98,000 Instagram followers, placing him firmly within influencer range. Viewers come for the color, the wit… And the pizzas, of course.'© // 26 files // show complete blog
'On a sleepy Monday morning at the horse stables in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park, Lil Nas X has got exactly one horse in the back. Nas — real name Montero Hill — is the 20-year-old rapper and internet savant behind the unlikeliest hit single of this (or any) year: the hip-hop-country crossover “Old Town Road.” A few months ago, he was a college dropout living on his sister’s couch in Atlanta with a negative balance in his Wells Fargo account. Now, he’s crushed Drake’s single-week streaming record and had the Number One song in the country for five weeks straight, somehow fending off a new Taylor Swift song from the top spot. As he himself puts it, “Time’s been going pretty fast.” read the article on ROLLING STONE and find more artwork from CHRISTIAAN FELBER via GIANT ARTISTS.
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