Tagged: art

Richard Avedon – Darkness and Light

Vividly portrayed in this American Masters Special, photographer Richard Avedon shoots for two different worlds. Primarily, he is a fashion photographer, having worked for various magazines for more than 50 years. As a fashion...

Body Art

Throughout history people in nearly every culture have gone to great lengths to decorate or alter the bodies they were born with. The reasons are as varied as the patterns and processes themselves: they...

Art of the Letterpress

Take a short visit to Firefly Press in Somerville Massachusetts. John Kristensen, proprietor. This little documentary speaks to the craftsmanship and love of traditional design that drew many of us into the world of...

Six Second Drum Loop

This excellent video narrates the history of the “Amen Break,” a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. This sample was used extensively in early hip-hop and sample-based music,...