Posts Tagged ‘Fireworks’

Urban Frontier by Gary Stubelick

 

Alex Winston is a singer-songwriter from Detroit, who is being tipped by many as someone to look out for in 2011. Her vocals are very reminiscent of Kate Bush, which can only be a good thing. Behind it on her latest track, ‘Locomotive’, is an upbeat pop tempo that might just push her into some more (much deserved) radio airplay. Currently touring in America, she hits UK shores in mid-May.

Locomotive is happy/bouncy. And to be honest, I don’t usually associate trains with both those words. I’ve been on too many! National Geographic once again was a great resource for finding an appropriate picture though. I found ‘Urban Frontier’ by Gary Stubelick on the Top Shots site (link below). The shot captures the upbeat nature of the song with the sparklers and light. Also, the idea of moving in the song is matched by the bike itself. “I like to utilize common objects to create an extraordinary event,” says Stubelick, who used sparklers and a prolonged exposure to “paint” this bicycle and stairs with light. Gary has used this theme on many more objects and vehicles to great success.¬†You can find out more about the featured artists below…

Alex Winston info on: Myspcace, last.fm, Buy on iTunes

Gary Stubelick info on: NG Top Shot, deviantArt

New Year in Seattle by Siddhartha Saha

 

Upon listening, Teenage Bad Girl are what you expect them to be… French. But of course this is a good thing, as they have brought us the likes of Air and Daft Punk. The latter being of significant comparison, with a hint of Justice in there for good measure. What makes Teenage Bad Girl stand out from the rest of the crowd is the ability to constantly churn out tracks that will get a club crowd on the dancefloor. ‘Keep Up With You’ does exactly that, with a nice vocal on top. Expect a new album very soon.

‘Keep Up With You’, like most dance and electro songs, have a night feeling to them, and the club lighting also associated. I went looking for some club shots and nothing really stuck out. I then went back to basics and remembered a shot I saw in the latest National Geographic magazine by Siddhartha Saha. He won the reader’s choice selection for the month for his photograph of the Perseid meteor shower. I had a good look at his own site and discovered this photograph in Seattle at New Year. The fireworks give both the night and light feel I was looking for. The kind of party that Teenage Bad Girl are looking for!

Teenage Bad Girl info on: Myspace

Siddhartha Saha info on: Main Site, Photo Blog