Oakoak - Street Artist

OAKOAK is a French street artist based in the old industrial town of St. Etienne.
His work consists essentially in finding the imperfections in the streets or on the walls and try to play with them. Cracks and crumbling infrastructure become the backdrop for pop culture characters who interact with their surrounds.

OAKOAK said:
“My main interest is giving importance to places and objects that people don’t notice anymore. I walk a lot every day and that’s how I get to find new attractive places with urban elements such as broken walls for example. When I see something interesting during my walks, I measure it and study it, and I come back later to make the collage. I prefer to prepare the drawings and drafts at home”. (Bulkka)

Erik Johansson - PhotographerDigital

Erik Johansson was born in 1985 outside a small town called Götene in the middle of Sweden. He is a full time photographer and retoucher Berlin-based, Germany. Johansson is inspired by painters like Dali and Magritte, and Escher. He carefully plans each images and then this photos goes through a digital montage process via Photoshop.

Johansson says:
I don’t capture moments, I capture ideas. To me photography is just a way to collect material to realize the ideas in my mind. I get inspired by things around me in my daily life and all kinds of things I see. Although one photo can consist hundreds of layers I always want it to look like it could have been captured. Every new project is a new challenge and my goal is to realize it as realistic as possible.

Anton Marrast - Illustrator

Anton Marrast (born in 1983) is a illustrator and digital artist Barcelona-based, Spain.
Slow Story is a series of graphic illustrations, the protagonists are two one-eyed characters making their way through intriguing and often evocative narratives. Marrast’s drawings is largely based on his own personal stories. He uses Photoshop on his personal laptop otherwise he can be found drawing on paper using pens and markers.

Miina Äkkijyrkkä - Artist, Sculptor

Miina Äkkijyrkkä is a Finnish artist born in Lisalmi, Finland. She works in Helsinki and is known for her paintings, drawings and sculptures. Miina studied at Equine College Ypäjä and at Dairy Farming School of North-Savo, meaning that Äkkijyrkkä has been working with cows, both in their care and using them as a muse in her lengthy career as an artist. She purchases dozens of used vehicles from dealers around Finland and uses the colorful scraps to form these towering bovines.

Tadao Cern - Photographer

Tadao Cern is a Lithuanian photographer Vilnius-based. He travels all over the world doing personal projects. His works ‘Blow Job’, ‘Revealing The Truth’ and ‘Comfort Zone’ got a lot of media attention and been published on many newspapers, magazines and web sites.

Tadeo said:
“In spring of 2010 I wanted to try something new and stopped being an architect. That ‘something new’ turned out to be art. Don’t be afraid to change something in your life, because that was one of my best decisions. Taking the risk paid off…”

Chris Scarborough - Painter, Illustrator

Chris Scarborough is an American painter and illustrator. He currently lives and works in Medford, MA.

Exhibiting since 2000, Chris Scarborough has received reviews and been included in such surveys as Planet Magazine (2009), Hi Fructose Magazine (2009), NY Arts Magazine (2007 & 2006), ArtPapers Magazine (2006 & 2005), and New American Paintings (2010, 2008, 2004 and 2001) among others.
He has had recent solo exhibitions at Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, Curator’s Office in Washington D.C., and Foley Gallery in New York City. He has also participated in group exhibitions and art fairs in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Miami, Atlanta, London and Tokyo among others.

Christopher Boffoli - Photographer

Christopher Boffoli is an american photographer, writer, journalist and filmmaker Seattle-based.  He began shooting pictures as a teen, honing his skills as a student journalist in high school and college.  While still an undergraduate he started his own commercial photography company.
Christopher is best known for his Big Appetites work which has been published in more than 100 countries. Big Appetites is a series where he imagines tiny people living in a world of giant food.

Jaume Montserrat - Illustrator

Jaume Montserrat is Spanish illustrator Barcelona-based. “Emptyland” is a surreal series of drawings, a representation of unraveled animals and intertwined with each other. While on a flight Jaume dreamt he was on a Noah’s Ark-like island and “there was only one animal from each specimen. All of them were empty, asexual and immortal. They didn’t need to hunt, nor were they scared of being hunted – so there was a perfect symbiosis.” And thus came the inspiration for his series.

Ramon Bruin - Optical Illustrator

Ramon Bruin (1981) is an illustrator born in Alkmaar, The Netherlands, graduated in 2010 at the Airbrush Academie in Lelystad. His style called ‘Optical Illusionism’ is a combination of drawing and photography. He creates drawings that come to live when photographed from the exact right angle.
Ramon also invented his ‘Multi Layered Illusion’ style. The multi layered illusions are drawn on paper or multiple sheets of paper.  The sheets of paper are interactive with each other and photographed from an angle the illusion appears they are stacked on top of each other.

Guy Tal - Photographer

Guy Tal is an american professional photographer and author Torrey-based (Utah).
Tal’s love for nature and wilderness is evident in his images. He enjoys traveling to remote places. Inspired by the beauty of the American West Guy is a staunch advocate of wilderness preservation. From his home in Utah, he takes frequent journeys into the magnificent scenery: the Rocky Mountains, through the Colorado Plateau, the Mojave Desert and Sierra Nevada, and all the way to the majestic Cascades and the Pacific Coast.
Guy hopes his images will inspire viewers to visit and help protect parks and wilderness areas of the American West.
His images and articles were featured in various magazines, including Popular Photography, Outdoor Photographer, and others.