OLD WORLD AESTHETICS BY OMAR RAYYAN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Martha’s Vineyard based artist Omar Rayyan‘s bucolic surroundings compliment and help inspire his “old world” aesthetic toward painting. Although looking to the past for inspiration and guidance from the great oil painters of the Northern Renaissance and the Romantic and Symbolist painters of the 19th century, he has picked watercolor as his medium of choice.

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Omar’s primary market is geared towards children’s and young adult’s magazine and books, doing cover and interior illustrations. He has also illustrated several children’s picture books.

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NEW FROM OLD BY BENNETT SLATER

by Ariadna Zierold

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Bennett Slater is an illustrator, designer and graduate from the BAA interpretive illustration program at Sheridan Institute. Bennett’s work draws inspiration from the relationship the future shares with the past; new from old, life from death.

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Utilizing traditional oil methods on wood, Bennett plays with a mixture of traditional flemish and dutch disciplines, with bold geometric forms linked to the contemporary avant-garde school of design. This dichotomy of contrasting artistic disciplines and influences lends itself to the underlying dualities observed in his work.

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Adrian St. Onge

where are you from? Vernon, BC (Canada)

What do you take pictures of? Anything my eyes tell me to. Usually shopping carts and walls.

What kind of camera do you use? Mostly a Pentax K-X. Also a Pentax ES II, Canonet 28, Minolta X-700 and some small Kodak Easyshare.

Are you formally trained in photography? No. (Unless the Internet counts)

What inspieres you? Daily life & Random moments. Magazines, movies, music, imagination. The work of Zack Arias, Alec Soth & William Eggleston.

Where do you see yourself in five years? Hopefully having a show. Producing more books of mine and other’s work.

What makes you happy? Seeing new things & places I haven’t seen yet. My Wife. Music playing while I edit. When my cat doesn’t scratch me.

See more photo from Adrian St. Onge here

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Live Otis Redding, Oslo, 1967, to round out the day

Posted from The Citrus Report

You can’t beat this, Otis Redding, 1967, Oslo, Norway, live performance at a Stax Records revue and concert tour. The band looks dope, the fans are so into it, and Otis is just belting a version of “Try A Little Tenderness.” He was only 26 YEARS OLD!!!! Holy, holy… enjoy.

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