Ryan Michael’s portraits are sketchy, slightly blurred, dreamlike, realistic. The women’s faces are never revealed. They are secretive but not necessarily hiding. They are feminine, sexual, self assured but with a sense of naivity to their power. Michaels encapsulates the essence of woman in the pieces displayed.
We’ve got cuts on our knees. We’ve got mucky t-shirts. We want to collaborate and we want to throw paint. We want to exhibit our seperate stuff together. We just want to draw.
This is the mantra for the Dublin based art group or group of artists or expressionists or whatever it is you want to define them as, Inklude. What started out as meetings to organize projects and formulate ideas has developed into improptu drawing. Taking inspiration from exactly what is around them, the people, the things, the atmosphere, the feeling. That isn’t to say that the meetings no longer exist, they do, but the art work no longer follows as rigid a planning structure as it once did.
Most recently, Inklude drew at Junior Spesh (that’s the photo you see here), the Thursday night at Twisted Pepper. Truly talented, original and unique, we hope to be seeing much more of Inklude popping up around the place!
Australian born but a true flower child and woman of the world, eighteen year old Nirrimi Hakanson can call Diesel and Billabong past clients and most continents past bed rests. Her life and travel experience could challenge that of someone double or triple her age having begun her world travels and professional photography career as a young teenager.
Choosing fashion photography over any other genre because it allows her the most creative freedom and expression, Nirrimi’s most rewarding moments are overhearing strangers compliment her work or refusing big clients because it would be untrue to herself and her style. When asked where the future will take her she replies with “I’ll never shake this wanderlust. I’ll have a little child or two, take them everywhere with me on wild adventures. We’ll be this artist gypsy family who follows the summer. I will shoot enough campaigns to get by happily. I will own a home near water with acres of untamed backyard. Everything will always be okay”
Interview taken from http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1QBOFa/thoughtcatalog.com/2011/nirrimi-hakanson-photography-interview/