Feb 26, 2015

7 Beautiful Portraits and Artist Entrepreneurs

One inspiration leads to another, or it definitely is when you are browsing through art and design websites and the gazillion images on Pinterest.

I love candid portraits shot in peoples' natural environments... in their workspaces or homes, where they are just pausing for a breather from work. Here are some well shot ones, of enterprising, thriving artist entrepreneurs! I leave it to you to click on the links and explore the beautiful stories behind them.

Sabrina Ward Harrison in front of her painting

Richie Culver at home

Ani Alonso of Magia Pura

Polish artist NeSpoon in the middle of her street art

Yared Nigussu with this brilliant strokes

Print maker extraordinaire Cameron Short 

Khristian Howell in her studio

Inspirational, aren't they? 
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Do check out these and plenty more on my Portraits Pinterest board

Feb 2, 2015

Inspiration: Brand: PAMPA

I'd consider it the world's best career option if one could travel the world, make money while doing so, and give back to society at the same time. Nothing beats that!

Here we're talking a brand, an offbeat, socially responsible one which aims at supporting dying art forms of indigenous communities... PAMPA... founded by an Australian-Argentine photographer couple - Vicky Aguirre and Carl Wilson - who have traveled wide and far.
"We are adventurers. We integrate cultures. We search nature. We preserve art heritage. We are Pampa."

This brand has one of the most beautiful websites and products (fantastic range of art rugs hand-woven by native South American communities) I have come across. Through Pampa, Vicky and Carl have provided a growing market for the otherwise local artform which might never have crossed the surrounding mountains. These rugs now retail at several stores across Australia and New Zealand.

Here's a completely rustic, earthy brand that I am tempted to idolize. 

Watch this video for starters...
The rugs lined up...

Some of my favourite one-of-a-kind rugs from their collections:


And their creators...

Read about the weaving and dyeing process here.

Pampa's Instagram and Tumblr feeds are to die for, filled with stories of horses, sweeping landscapes of Australia and South America, woven rugs, weavers, and yes, Lamas.

All images from the Pampa website. You must go there!
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