asylum-art:

The Mystical Mind of  Christopher J. Rivera

Facebook  | Flickr

A glimpse inside the mind of young, California-based photographer Christopher J Rivera reveals a dark, dream-like world of fantasy. Rivera employs a really effective narrative, both written and visual, to advance his concepts. His use of Photoshop is particularly notable… he really applies it in a way that is very purposeful, and does not seem overindulgent or extraneous. Rivera is a fantastic storyteller with an already impressive body of work. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for him and how his work will evolve.

instagram:

The Mysterious and Melancholy Resin Figurines of @doubleparlour

To see more of Cassie and Ernie’s figurines come to life, follow @doubleparlour on Instagram.

“We like our characters to look as if they have a past that they may or may not be willing to share,” explains Ernie Velasco. He and his wife Cassie make up the San Francisco, California, artistic duo Doubleparlour (@doubleparlour). Their figurines, which radiate a mysterious sadness, are hand-sculpted from resin.

“We spend a lot of time discussing ideas and bouncing them off of each other,” explains Ernie. The two have a similar aesthetic, however, which aids the creative process. “We both like our characters to display personalities that are melancholy, dark, contemplative or mischievous.”

While Cassie and Ernie endow their creations with rich character, they hold back from illustrating any particular figure’s story. Ernie says, “We like to leave that up to the viewer.”

asylum-art:

_NUDITY_

Gonzaga Manso

Fashion photography, editorial photography, and some more photography in between by the one and only Gonzaga Manso.

Canvas  by  andbamnan