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The Dark Side Of The Lens

The Dark Side Of The Lens is a short film that shows a side to surfing that few of us, as observers or surfers, will glimpse: the life of the photographer. Renowned surf photographer Mickey Smith worked with Allan Wilson (director of photography) from the Astray Collective to show what drives him to spend countless hours in cold and hostile waters in search of a single shot…“I wanted to create that something that would give insight into what it takes to grind out a living as a water-based photographer in the surfing industry,” Smith explains, “to provide a short, experimental glimpse into life lived in the shadow of what is, for me, an obsessive pursuit.”We at (echo)witness love the message of the film: “If your life is spent simply observing and documenting what you see, are you ever really present? It’s this willingness to go unnoticed, to hide in the shadows and sacrifice personal notoriety for the sake of one’s art…”

Project Never

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…Rejection never felt this good….We LOVE the idea of Project Never….It is a free awards competition created by graphic designers for graphic designers. According to them, “Thousands of effective designs die each day – often for good reason. At the same time, successful designers and agencies generate many worthy ideas for each project or campaign, only one of which gets chosen for wider audiences. Project Never honors the most creative design concept that never reached production.” Please find out more about them by visiting their site here!

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A short history of the colorwheel, via IMPRINT!

Imprint, which is a wonderful online community for graphic designers, recently posted an awesome short history of the color wheel, moving from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Theory of Colours to Richard Waller’s “Table of Physiological Colors Both Mixt and Simple” and Moses Harris’ 1766 model from the Natural Systems of Colors…most fascinating are the beautiful images showing the evolution of the color wheel…head on over to Imprint to read the whole story, here!