A conversation with psychedelic visual artist Bob Bralove
December 29, 2010 by Max Gibson
What fuels your creative work? What inspires you, and what does it take to be creative?
“I take inspiration from any place I can get it. I tend to get inspired by being in touch with the tools. A color, a feeling, or even an idea can take me to painting, but it is when the brush is in hand and I am spreading paint on the canvas, that something happens where I feel like I am lost in the moment. Nothing seems to be there but connection between my hand the brush, color, shape and form…I also like to take LSD for inspiration. One LSD trip can fuel ideas for paintings that can last for years.”
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Read our full interview with painter and visual artist Bob Bralove here.
December 29, 2010 BY Max Gibson
December 22, 2010 by Max Gibson
With only nine days left in the 2010, we thought it only appropriate to close out the year with a celebration at home. Because there’s nothing like celebrating with the people you love. We’ve rented out the Easy Lounge for this special occasion, but with a limited capacity, we’re going to need you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance. Please come as early as you can because once we hit capacity there’s nothing we can do. Thank you for reading Wine & Bowties. Hope to see everyone there.
December 22, 2010 BY Max Gibson
December 21, 2010 by Will Bundy
What makes a great shot? Sometimes I think it’s the colors, or the composition. Maybe it’s capturing a moment, or maybe it’s the look you get from the camera you’re using. More often than not though, it’s the intangibles. You just know a good picture when you see it. Theo Gosselin has a knack for putting together great shots, and as far as those factors I listed before, he’s solid all around. With a grainy, vintage feel, Theo captures cool-looking young folks, pretty scenery and funny juxtapositions of different stuff. If that sounds familiar, it’s because a lot of folks do that. But Theo’s fucking good at it. More from him here.
December 21, 2010 BY Will Bundy
December 11, 2010 by Max Gibson
Mount Fuji By Olaf Breuning
Don’t let the selections within fool you, Olaf Breuning’s work is expansive. Creating an array of illustrations, sculptures and installations, Olaf work has been embraced by fans and critics all over the world. I just love this shit though. It’s so simple. Yet it holds so much meaning. Remember, everyone is an artist. Whether you’re building sculptures out of gemstone and marble, or drawing pictures with pencils. Don’t let the false perceptions of what art should be keep you from creating. We are all artists.
December 11, 2010 BY Max Gibson
December 9, 2010 by Max Gibson
Photography By Tiago Sperotto
Walking through the Mission a few weeks ago, we happened upon Viracocha by chance. In fact is was the house like interior that caught our attention first. Upon entering Viracocha it’s hard to quite tell what it is. Although that’s the intention for owner Jonathan Siegel. With a desire to create a “virtual home with pricetags” Jonathan has built a creative space that celebrates art while also building community.
December 9, 2010 BY Max Gibson
December 8, 2010 by Max Gibson
Photos By Max
Don’t let the sunset fool you, there’s some classics in here. These photos cover some classic nights from the past few months. A few birthdays, a couple parties, and a crackin ass Thanksgiving dinner at Sam’s. I think this Mario Bundy takes the cake. But there’s some pie left in the fridge. Remember, we are all photographers, so have your camera ready. These moments are too classic to miss.
December 8, 2010 BY Max Gibson
December 3, 2010 by Max Gibson
At the age of 17, it seems as though Maggie’s already found her path. Amassing a diverse collection of works ranging from imaginative Polaroid photography, to pencil illustrations on wood, Maggie’s resume continues to evolve. But there’s more to it than just the work. It’s the feeling of it all. Maggie’s work is enchanting. And an honest portrayal of life as it is. The internet is a beautiful invention for it’s ability to showcase people’s creativity. I’m thankful we’re able to enjoy so much of Maggie’s.
December 3, 2010 BY Max Gibson
December 1, 2010 by Max Gibson
Jatan Jade Photographed by Tiago Sperotto
And so we continued on. The journey taking us into the hills, through the forest and out to sea. Into the trees we climbed, dancing all the while. Who knew a Monday morning could taste so sweet? The Renaissance providing the most wonderful of experiences. The world was turning in our favor and we were learning how to fly.
December 1, 2010 BY Max Gibson
November 30, 2010 by Max Gibson
Photos by Tiago Sperotto
There’s something magical about the Bay. You feel it the moment you step outside. Its in the air. The crispness cutting through any superficiality, revealing only what’s real in every interaction. Soon the magic is inescapable and you can’t help but smile. That’s just how it is in the Bay. You gotta feel it to believe it. Seen through Tiago’s lens, the pictures within provide a travelers glimpse into the beauty of the Bay Area. I think it’s safe to say there’s no place like home.
November 30, 2010 BY Max Gibson