"I'm awesome because I am not afraid to fall,
nor ashamed to stumble.
Because I never wanted to be beautiful,
and I never pretended to be."

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Painted Photography blitz.

I just came across some work from François-Marie Banier and man oh man he's an insane genius at his craft! Not only is he a skilled photographer but he's also a master painter too. But check it, he combines both mediums to create extroardinary pieces of pure greatness- painted photographs. Some of you might remember him from his electrifying work with the Diane Von Furstenberg S/S campaign back in 2009. And if you don't... I'm going to have to ask you to meet me outside to throw down. Haha, I kid I kid (not really!). Anways, I am thoroughly enticed by his opus of art and am definitely going to print some out and put them around my room. Simply rad. 
“My photographs expose the soul of others, while the paintings expose my own.” 
- François-Marie Banier
Vanity Fair Interview


simona said...

amazing works!

John Malvin said...

The contrast is insanely good. I have to stare for a while to take it all in.

ShouldaWouldaCoulda said...

wow I love these!

Edison Lee said...

the artwork is really fantastic~

but i'd prefer to see these at an art gallery rather than as ad campaign :)

Pepa Xavier said...

There are really great art pieces on his work. love it.

Pepa Xavier said...

ahaha, I might understand why you don't get it, I wrote it in Portuguese. Well I do find the books very interesting and easy to read, but I just can’t stand the movies, they are pretty lame, but for some reason unknown (maybe Rob Pattinson)I will give a 3rd chance to the Twilight films saga.

Valeria said...

beatiful works, Natalia looks stunning as usual. Thanks for your comments, you have a really intresting blog


Max said...

These fotographs and paintings are awesome. Thanks for your comment on my blog! Where are u from? I'm surprised that you know Russian Red.
From now on, I follow u too!!

burcu d. said...

these works are amazing!! never heard of him before. thanks for sharing!

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