It’s time to stop just feeling inspired and time to do something with this inspiration.
The Arrow of Time, Diego Goldberg
Every year on June 17 — that’s his anniversary with his wife — Goldberg takes a portrait of everyone in his family, and adds it to this project. There are no formal preparations, so the photos reflect the way each person looked on that day. There is no fancy equipment either. Goldberg uses his Nikon — at first he used film, but now he shoots with digital — to take the pictures. "Even if everybody has a camera, and anybody can do it, nobody thought of such a simple idea." But, he adds, "sometimes the simplest ideas are the best."
Diego says he gets mail every day from all over the world, and viewers express one of two things: “I will do it when I form a family” or “How come I didn’t think of it?” In response, Diego says: "Find your own angle and stick to it. After a couple of years you’ll see it was worth the effort."
Doing this with my children.
With his oil paintings, self-taught fine artist Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen creates awe-inspiring portraits in which his subjects appear to be lost in limbo. Working with a rather unusual yet brilliant aesthetic, Uldalen brings out the vulnerability of his subjects who, portrayed in a dream-like state, appear fragile and evoke a breathtaking sense of calmness.
The Oslo-based creative presents his subjects in highly unique ways, as they appear to be suspended in time and space through their floating postures. They are set against surreal settings and bear a range of peaceful expressions, both of which help create tranquil atmospheres and undeniably soft scenes, reinforced by smooth colour palettes and the artist’s unique technical skill.
Uldalen’s work is a refreshing form of classical figurative art, which brings realism together with abstract concepts. His portraits are engrossing, as they gracefully narrate the interaction between mind and body and between the spiritual and physical. His subjects sometimes fade away – an intentional effect that brings out the ephemeral quality behind the works, and that gives each subject a fascinating, ghostly appearance.
As well as creating intricate studies of the human body, Uldalen puts the emotional side of his subjects at the forefront of his paintings, in a way which reveals his subjects’ sensibility whilst still presenting them under a mysterious light. Such an aspect adds thoughtfulness to Uldalen’s work, and reinforces the meditative atmosphere that dominates each portrait.
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Oh my glob.
Why didn’t I think of this?
Why am I a fucking idiot for not thinking of this….Welp. I guess I will start making this a thing.