The incredible photography talents of Chuck Close, has led him to a barrage of close celebrity encounters and recently his artistic take of photorealism, gave way to showcase raw photos of big celebrities in the 2014 March issue of Vanity Fair's 20th Hollywood Issue.Read More
Canadian (CDN) Paralympics puts together an ad that plays out like a suspense filled, action movie with a dreary musical tone as if the athletes themselves are fighting against the world apocalypse. It's brilliant!
It seems the entire world knows the 2014 Winter Olympics start this Friday, Feb. 7. But few people know the Paralympic Winter Games come to Sochi the following month, running from March 7 to 16.
The ad embedded atop this post should help change that. -Read the article on www.mashable.com
With the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games on the horizon, Canadian sports fans are being treated to a provocative new Paralympic marketing campaign that compels viewers to look past the disabilities of Paralympic athletes -- and instead fathom their complete, elite, world-class abilities. - CDN Paralympics YouTube Channel
So while while perusing the vast plethora of stories on the net, I came across this story forward from www.slate.com.Read More
Fashion. Who doesn't love Fashion! Especially when we see people with disabilities being the face of a brand.
Diesel's working on a bit of a reboot, and they've just unveiled the first images from a new spring/summer ad campaign. One of the stars? Ultra-hip fashion blogger Jillian Mercado, who runs Manufactured1987 and happens to get around in a wheelchair. Yup, it's in the ads, too.
Diesel artistic director Nicola Formichetti explained the casting to Women's Wear Daily, saying the new campaign was "about the group, the gang, the tribe, the community…
And Mercado in particular caught his eye:
He was especially taken with New York-based — and wheelchair-bound — fashionblogger Jillian Mercado, photographed in tandem with visual artist James Astronaut. "It's never easy for her to move from point A to point B, but she's totally fearless and has really been an inspiration to me," Formichetti said. "You don't have to be a conventional model type to represent a brand." - Read the full article on www.jezebel.com
Jillian is awesome!
After reading another article published about her on thedailybeast.com, it is so awesome to see the hard work she puts into her endeavors.
I absolutely enjoyed this read and especially her response knowing what it is working in the image obsessed fashion industry.
“I knew I was throwing myself into the fire when I wanted to work in fashion,” she says. But she doesn’t mind when people stare at her and doesn’t want to be cut extra slack. “I work equally as hard as everyone else does in this industry, and my chair doesn’t give me permission to slack off,” she says. “My passion is equal to yours—I just come with a chair that moves.” - Read the article on www.thedailybeast.com
Weddings. They make us look forward to hanging out with friends, seeing a beautiful couple devote themselves to one another in traditional or creative ceremonial attire and of course the shenanigans we can get ourselves into!Read More
Talk about an expedition! Two brave Army vets are setting on a trip to climb a pretty technical mountain, blind.Read More