We’ll start this week’s Friday Favourites with “my London”, a photography initiative spotted by Brendan. Over 100 homeless people in London were given disposable cameras and asked to take photos that represent their interpretation of “my London”. The photos were then entered into a competition run by London-based non-profit Cafe Art, which gives homeless artists the chance to have their work displayed around the city and in a printed calendar. In Brendan’s words, “there are some lovely shots and a showing of raw observational creativity.” Here are a few of our favourites:
Find out more about the project here – the photo at the top of this blog post is by Beatrice.
More inspiring photography this week courtesy of “Of the Afternoon” on Instagram, which is full of incredible visual inspiration across a variety of photographic styles and subjects.
This Instagram account was shared by Beth, who was particularly impressed with the series of Wayne Levin’s awe-inspiring underwater photography, which features freedivers and the odd shark:
You can follow on Instagram @oftheafternoon.
And for bonus Instagram-based inspiration this week, take a look at the paper craft skills of Pippa Dyrlaga, aka @bearfollowscat – we’re particularly fond of her row of Amsterdam houses:
Want to boost your art book collection but have run out of shelf space? No problem, as Jade (from her holiday in Korea, she’s a very dedicated FF contributor) has found just the thing for you – this story about the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum team, who have digitised 100’s of the museum’s art books and made them available for people to download for free.
So whether you’re interested in the Art of the Motorbike, Bauhaus, or the past 5,000 years of innovation in Chinese art, there’s something for you to discover, download and learn about. Visit the archive website to take a look.
Making Mondays that little bit more manageable, Laura F came across PopUp and Notifly – 2 complementary concepts by IDEO, aiming to bring a little bit of joy to your Monday morning routine. PopUp is a calendar app that finds moments of joy within your schedule and presents them to you in a fun and colourful way, whilst Notifly is the most stylish alarm clock replacement we’ve ever seen!
And finally this week, a short film find from Tash with a piece of advice to take you into the weekend…