Jeff Klarin and Rebecca Johnson
I have dabbled in less than my fair share of photography and yet I pride myself in being one of the few who was last taught in the darkroom before school’s in New Zealand introduced digital.
When I first saw these sculptures of old film cameras, turntables and joy sticks labeled as ‘Future Fossils’ by artists Jeff Klarin and Rebecca Johnson from design studio Bughouse, I was a little disturbed by how old I felt for a twenty-one year old. My own Olympus even looks identical to the one that has been hand-casted in cement then colour stained above.
Klarin and Johnson have hit me a little close to home and I think it may be time to take my film cameras off display on the book shelf and get them ticking again.
Lucas Maassen & Sons
Lucas Maaseen recently employed his 3 sons, Thijme (9), Julian (7) and Maris (7) to paint his new furniture project. The boys are paid 1 Euro for every piece of furniture that they paint. Dutch child labour laws only allow the boys to work 3 hours a week so speed has become a crucial factor in this process.
The Drab Doo-Riffs