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Motion Photography w/ Google+

Videos of Pictures in Motion shot by JEJ @ Saatchi 
1: Picture in Motion selections
2: Picture in Motion Finalists

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With the rise of smart phones and photo-sharing, photographers from all backgrounds worldwide are embracing new technology to tell their stories in innovative ways.
Motion photography has emerged as a new trend, but until now required special tools and know-how. Google+ allows users to effortlessly and automatically animate a series of still photographs and turn them into motion photography. In recognition of the exciting potential of this new technology, the Saatchi Gallery and Google+ launched the Motion Photography Prize, inviting photographers all over the world to celebrate this new creative art form.
The Saatchi Gallery and Google+ announced the six finalists for the Motion Photography Prize, the first global open entry competition for artists and creative people working with animated GIFs. The Prize received over 4,000 entries from 52 countries.
The prize had six categories: Landscape, Lifestyle, Action, People, Night and Urban, which were judged by a panel of forward-thinkers comprised of film director Baz Luhrmann, artists Shezad Dawood, Tracey Emin and Cindy Sherman and Saatchi Gallery CEO Nigel Hurst. The six finalists chosen are:
- Instantdreamsnet Landscape
- Kostas Agiannitis Lifestyle
- Micaël Reynaud Action
- Matthew Clarke Night
- Emma Critchley People
- Christina Rinaldi Urban

The winner of the first ever Motion Photography Competition is Christina Rinaldi.
Also quite notable were the works of finalists such as Mathew Clark's work which conveyed a dark edge on life in the streets at night, as well as Micaël Reynaud's work on a bird watch.

Salone Del Mobile 2014 (video log)

Videos by JEJ for FACADES

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Once again the biggest event in Milan has just occurred...
Design enthusiasts from around the world came to Milan to see what's new and what's good, bad, beautiful or ugly.
Most of us expected to see refreshing styles, progressive innovations and inspiring design ideas.
Featured in our videos herewith are what caught our attention, from Rho Fiera, Ventura Lambrate, Tortona, and Brera...
Editorials for selected designs are to be found in our Design Section.

Allude @ PFW AW14-15

Images by Francois-Xavier Watine 


Paris – Comfort is key. And so is pure luxury. “As a woman, you simultaneously exist in several different worlds” said Andrea Karg, creative director of German brand Allude. The setting was the stunningly atmospheric chapel at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts but the models had to watch their step on the beautiful but old and uneven flooring. The “Queen of cashmere” Karg has established Allude as a global brand over the last 20 years. She used raw cashmere, fringing, high collars and lots and lots of tassels. Texture and layering were key. A grey pencil skirt was wrap-tied at the front like a pullover might be around the shoulders – relaxed, soft and comfortable yet smart. An exaggerated high ruffled neck on a sleeveless top was held in place with a long neck tie of cashmere tassel over a long luxurious mid calf skirt over cashmere leggings paired with sandals; a massive fringe edged scarf perfectly hit the hem of a very short skirt balanced by huge bobble top tied at the wrists with tassels. There was lots of fringing in grey and cream but the shoes were all a conservative brown. “Our classics are so trendy they don’t look boring, and our trends are so classic they’re wearable.” A quietly confident collection.

YDE @ PFW AW14-15

images by Francois-Xavier Watine 


Paris – Danish designer Ole Yde dubbed his collection Lady Day paying tribute to the “grand lady of jazz” Billie Holiday and the jazz scene of the Fifties’ and Sixties’. He took inspiration from the time when stars-of-the-scene Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon and Ben Webster lived in Copenhagen frequenting the famed Jazzhus Montmartre. The looks were youthful by dint of the shortness of the hemlines and flippy skirts and a hint of cobalt but still enveloped in nostalgia by sheer and ruffles. A black floor length cocktail dress, for example, was veiled in a sheer ruffled cape as if it were a puff of smoke from a piano bar. Gold trousers sparkled beneath a transparent cream shirt and fur jacket - worn with a casual insouciance - a short wine asymmetric velour dress with red sequin sleeves and bodice skimmed the hips and glittering black trousers were paired with a brocade fronted jacket. The collection was a snappy, graceful homage to the jazz greats via a languorous, instantly recognisable, set of references that perfectly set the tone for the clothes yet brought it up short to snap to fit today. A standout look was the dazzling vision of green paillette short dress – it doesn’t get more jazzy than that.

Living Space According to 8 Architects (photo log)

24 frames shot by JEJ for FACADES


8 Top Architects define their own space @ Salone del Mobile 2014:
- Shiguru Ban of Tokyo (Pritzker Prize 2014)
- Zaha Hadid of London
- Massimiliano & Dorianna Fuksas of Paris
- Daniel Libeskind of New York
- David Chipperfield of Berlin
- Mario Bellini of Milan
- Bijoy Jain (Studio Mumbai) of Mumbai
- Marco Kogan of Sao Paolo

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