Starting off as a retoucher, Henrik Adamseneventually quit his day job to become a professional fashion photographer. We were lucky enough to get to know Henrik, the incredible artist behind the project, Silverblack WOOL Campaign AW15. Find out why it wouldn’t be a bad idea to follow in Henrik’s footsteps, if you’re an aspiring artist.
Could you talk a little bit about how you started off as a photo retoucher and your development into a photographer? What was that progression like? It was actually a very long transition from being a retoucher in the mid 90s… Then moving to London and working there for a while as a retoucher, then AD-assistant / artworker, moving on into graphics design/ArtDirection, and somewhere in there I started shooting just for fun. That then turned into something serious – so I kinda had to give up my day job. I just started getting too many jobs, that I either had to take days off to do, or to take care of them in the evening. In then end, it was the best decision I ever made – I highly recommend it!
From March 12th to March 28th, long time Behance member and superb visual artist, Chad Wys, will be exhibiting his show “File Not Found” at the Joseph Gross Gallery in New York City. Chad’s work combines various forms of classic art forms like painting and sculpture but with a digital era twist. Chad writes:
“I often think about how we receive the visual information around us, how casually data is exchanged, and how little we tend to pay attention to what we see. The notion of a ‘file’ not being found, or not being accessible, stops us in our tracks and suddenly we desire to see what we’re not able to see. In other words, we’d probably ignore the information if it was presented to us normally, but since it’s not being presented to us, or since it’s not deliverable, our curiosity is stimulated and we suddenly wish to see it, if only to ignore it once again thereafter. I think this applies to the world at large, and certainly to my work, where I often remove data from the audience’s view. We desire and want data until we receive it. We only consider more deeply data that we don’t understand, and we take for granted the data we think we already know,”
Have you ever found the perfect typeface… but wished you could ask for a slight tweak or expansion?
We’re excited to share the launch of “Adobe Type Concepts” with you – a new program that’s all about honoring the input of the people who use the font designs most – you, the creative community!
How will it work? The Adobe Type team will release a new font (initially in a scaled-down version), and ask for feedback from the community as a guide for its future development and expansion.
The very first font in the program is now released – meet Vortice Concept, a bold display typeface by Miguel Sousa. Now’s your chance to take it for a spin and give your feedback on it so that Miguel can start working on the next iteration of Vortice this summer –> VISIT AND USE VORTICE!
Appreciations are a way to send genuine kudos to another creative professional on Behance. This is our community’s way of curating the network, so that the best projects gain the most exposure. Here’s a look at two of the most appreciated projects on Behance this month:
It’s not hard to find currency more beautiful than what I’ve got in my wallet (US Dollars), but these fictional Hungarian bills take things to a new level. For her MA project, Barbara Bernat imagined the “Hungarian Euro” banknote, featuring european animals and plants. See the full set and an interesting look into the design process in the full project.
As if we needed something to make chocolate truffles even more appetizing, amirite? This branding project, done by Robot Food of the UK, showcases a beautiful marble pattern contrasted with a clean, condiment wordmark. Check it out, along with some great process shots of how the marble pattern was created.
This week, Photoshop celebrated a huge milestone with it’s 25th Anniversary. We’re super proud to be part of the Adobe family and play a part in the incredible legacy Photoshop has already created. Below are some of our favorite Behance Projects, videos, and articles about the big day.
First, a great video with tons of work created with Photoshop:
Visual artist, Henrique de França, uses pencil and charcoal in Stolen Childhood | drawing series to reveal elements of his own childhood, as well as themes of Catholicism in Latin America. Henrique was kind enough to share with us his process and inspiration for the drawings. There were many drawings that he chose to not include in this project, and it’s safe to say that all of us here on Behance can’t wait to see them!
What was your inspiration for this project? Is any of the subject matter in the illustrations autobiographical or inspired by personal observations? This project is a collection of drawings I made throughout the last five years within the theme of memory. The subject, for me, automatically brings childhood to the center of the series, and although not biographical, I like creating images that resemble my own childhood and things I experienced when younger. The series also discusses themes such as catholic upbringing in Latin America, which I like to portray as a contemporary artist.
When you set out to make these drawings, did you know how many you wanted in the series, and what they would each ultimately look like, or did it develop as you went along? No, I cannot be sure of how many drawings I will have at the end of the series when I start it. I go with the flow and the need to explore the theme.
Navid Baraty’s work – stunning, sometimes dizzying aerial photography shot from incredible vantage points – may look familiar to you, and for good reason. In the past few years, his work has been featured in National Geographic, Apple, CCN, The Huffington Post, and much more. We asked him about some of his biggest moments this year and how Behance played a role:
The past year has definitely been really great. Perhaps the biggest thing that’s happened in the past year was when the MTA approached me to have seven of my Intersection photos on display in a Lightbox installation in Bowling Green station for 2014, which was up for a good portion of the year.
You know, I always ask how people come across my photos when they contact me. A lot of the time, they can’t remember where they saw my work, just that they saw it somewhere online. So, I’m positive Behance has definitely played a role in it since a lot of my work is posted there.
It’s film season, and we’re celebrating the only way we know how – recognizing all the great film-related work our community creates!
FilmDoo.com just launched their “Film Poster Creativity Competition,” where three winners will be given the paid opportunity to create artwork for an upcoming film release this year and have their work on display Cannes Film Festival (plus a ton of other great prizes)!
The competition is open from January 28-April 30, 2015. All you need to do to enter is submit your film-inspired design:
Step 1. Upload the work to Behance as a project (or maybe you already have an existing one in your portfolio, even better!)
Step 2: Visit https://www.filmdoo.com/creativity and fill out a quick form with the design’s URL on Behance (you’ll also need to signup for FilmDoo.com before doing this)
The winners will be announced during Cannes Film Festival in May 2015, where the winners’ posters will be on display.
A look at some of the other prizes:
- Paid opportunity to design artwork for film release in 2015
- One year license for Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes a Behance Prosite account
- $1,500 redeemable against courses from Raindance;
- $1,500 voucher from Scan Computers
- A powerful workstation graphics card from NVIDIA
- A signed copy of Little White Lies’ ‘What I Love About Movies
Meet Alejandro Giraldo, an illustrator and art director from Medellín Columbia who has worked on some incredible freelance projects and has great insight into inspiration, motivation and personal projects. Take a closer look!
How long have you been working in your creative field? I think humans are creative since the day they were born, but some of us just decided to get a diploma and make that for a living. So, I’ve been in my creative field for 28 years and I’ve been a freelance illustrator for 3 years now.