Caspar Claasen Photography

Caspar Claasen is a photographer based in Amsterdam who takes candid photographs of interactions between strangers and their everyday surroundings. He states: “I like how an apparently everyday moment can become a short story when photographed. How a non–scripted moment looks that odd, meaningful, beautiful or funny that it looks scripted. But it isn’t. I am thrilled when I succeed in doing this.” And he succeeds quite often. Take a look at more of his images after the jump. Read more...

Daily Video: Pusha T "Exodus 23:1"

Earlier last week, Pusha T released a dis track apparently aimed at Drake, titled Exodus 23:1. Coming to his defense was Lil Wayne with a swift retaliation on Ghoulish. And just yesterday, Pusha released a new video for Exodus 23:1 which was directed by Samuel Rogers, and while the visuals don’t advance the stirring beef, it does have the familiar Clipse element of Virginia crackhouses, derelict crackheads, gangsters and such. Read more...

Kevin Cyr ‘In Praise of Rust’

We’ve featured the work of Kevin Cyr in the past, and just recently, the Brooklyn-based artist opened his latest solo exhibit at Jonathan Levine Gallery. In Praise of Rust consists of new oil paintings that continues to focus on old vehicles seen on the streets of New York – primarily vans and commercial delivery trucks – covered in graffiti, rust, scratches, scuffs, dents and other marks of distinction. Cyr includes a meticulous level of detail in his portrait-like representations with devoted attention to every imperfection and sign of age. Removing the context of the urban landscape, he places a strong focus on his subjects by isolating them in fields of flat, solid color. More after the jump. Read more...

Kilian Martin ‘Altered Route’ (A Skate Film)

Rodney Mullen, Frank Lavallee, and Kilian Martin. Three names that foster a style of skateboarding that, while might be less popular to the hardcore skate crowd, is no less difficult (and at times far more creative) than some of the tricks we see from today’s best pros. Kilian Martin recently took to the Mojave Desert with filmmaker Brett Novak to put together his latest video, Altered Route, a four-minute skate film that sees Martin do what he does best at an abandoned water park. via Read more...

Skate Moss

Skate Moss is a website dedicated exclusively to Kate Moss-inspired skateboard graphics. The brainchild of the website, Jeff Gaudinet says this about the project: “This thing started by accident, mispronouncing “Skate Moss” (while talking about both skateboard and Kate Moss with my friend Oniram). So I decided to create this useless / pointless platform.” Useless and pointless? Perhaps. Awesome? Definitely. Check out the site here and also feel free to send your own Skate Moss designs to Jeff. Read more...

Randall Rosenthal’s Wooden Sculptures

We’ve covered a lot of hyperrealist paintings in the past, but never hyperrealist wooden sculptures. Yes, what you are looking at is not a photograph, but a wooden sculpture by Randall Rosenthal who carves his stacks of newspapers, boxes of money and cards, binders, and other sculptures from one singular block of wood. See more of his works along with some progress images after the jump, and prepare to be amazed. Read more...