is our new sister blog, focused on great art, design & photography - inspirational work from established artists & fresh new talent, must-see exhibitions and info on where to buy great stuff.
The Art-O-Mart online store
will soon be opening for business too, selling limited edition prints, photography, vintage posters and specialist magazines.
If you are a photographer, designer, printmaker or artist and would like your work showcased on the Art-O-Mart blog send samples of your work to featureme
is wonderful online shop, with an equally fabulous Notting Hill store. They sell prints, clothing, cool pieces of homeware and vintage paraphernalia. At the moment they have a great selection of vintage tube and Routemaster signs, which are definitely worth a look.
Now I love signs and they don't come much more iconic than the London underground signs
- they are a classic piece of design. The ones above were used as temporary signage during maintenance works until about 30 years ago, but are now framed and ready to hang on your studio wall - now how cool would it be to own a genuine tube sign?
Likewise, the type on the old Routemaster bus signs was fantastic, so simple and classic looking. Now that the Routemasters are redundant, the familiar number
& destination blinds
have been rescued and given a new lease of life, framed or made into light boxes by the lovely people at Pedlars.Images from the Pedlars online store.
Kids with Cameras
was founded by NY photographer Zana Briski
in 2002 as a result of her work teaching photography to the children of Calcutta's red light district. She realised that photography ignited their imagination and helped to build their confidence - ultimately it had the power to transform their lives.
In 1997 Zana went to Calcutta to photograph the real lives of the prostitutes there. During her stay she became familiar with the children, and their interest in her camera inspired her to teach them photography to see the world through their eyes. From 2000 to 2003 she ran photography workshops teaching the children basic techniques and giving them a safe place to learn and enjoy themselves. The images produced where fantastic and gave a unique account of Bengali life. Kids with Cameras
raises money and awareness for these children through print sales, world-wide exhibitions, film festivals and a book of their work, published in 2004.
The story of these children and their new found photography skills was documented by Zana and filmmaker, Ross Kauffman to create the film, 'Born into Brothels
', which won 25 major awards including the 2005 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
To date, successful workshops have been developed in Jerusalem, Haiti
. For more information about the current projects, events and exhibitions or to buy prints of the children's images visit Kids with Cameras
.Images copyright Kids with Cameras.