dan tobin smith

丹·托宾·史密斯
댄 토빈 스미스
дан Тобин Смит

color-codes kipple

dan tobin smith  color-codes kipple

source: londondesignfestival

Dan Tobin Smith has over a decade of experience working as a photographer specialising in installation and still life photography. His work has been commissioned by clients across the fields of fashion, music, publishing and advertising — from Alexander McQueen, Wallpaper* Acne and Numero; to Absolut, Visa, Nike, Orange and Louis Vuitton.
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source: designboom

for the 2014 london design festival, british photographer dan tobin smith has transformed his east london studio into ‘the first law of kipple’: an immersive and vibrant installation comprising thousands of color-coated objects. spanning the floor of the 200-square-meter space, tobin smith has carpeted the surface area with carefully arranged knick-knacks — ranging from matchbox-sized to chair-sized — strictly organized according to their hue. the various cluttered items have been collected by both the artist and from public donations amassed from a social media announcement, bringing together an expansive range of stories, subjects and shapes. the sweeping arrangement turns the space into a sea of graduated color.

the work references the fictional concept of ‘kipple’, as described by science fiction writer philip k dick’s 1968 novel ‘do androids dream of electric sheep’, later adapted into the film ‘blade runner’. ‘kipple is useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers or yesterday’s newspaper. when nobody’s around, kipple reproduces itself…the entire universe is moving towards a final state of total, absolute kippleization.’ dick writes.

expanding upon these themes, tobin smith’s installation explores the boundaries between beauty and functionality while addressing the huge proportions of material waste created by humankind. ‘I’ve been reading philip K dick since I was fourteen.‘ tobin smith describes, ‘that word ‘kipple’ always stuck with me. everybody has some experience of kipple — it can mean clutter but it also has a psychological aspect because of the way waste or clutter affects you. it inspired me to start thinking about design and products — we make so much stuff but we’ve got limited resources. often it’s bound up with taste, we think because it’s beautiful it’s okay — but if it’s useless, it’s useless.‘ the objects from the installation have been photographed by tobin smith to create a series of prints.
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source: ufunknet

Dan Tobin Smith est un artiste photographe de talent. Maniant à la perfection les anamorphoses, ces images basées sur la perspective qui ne se voit que d’un point de vue bien précis, il nous livre ici une série de photographie assez impressionnante où il réalise des lettres à partir d’entassement d’objets du quotidien. Simplement magnifique. Il a notamment réalisé la pochette de Jay-Z sur le même principe.
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source: cadadiaunfotografo

Dan Tobin Smith es un fotógrafo inglés (creció en Stroud Green, Finsbury Park, en el norte de Londres) en cuyas fotografías los elementos que las componen flotan, giran, explotan, o quietos se alinean creando un caos ordenado del que surgen las figuras principales de la composición.

Biografía:

Comenzó a hacer fotografías con 13 años, enseñado por su padre, que era fotógrafo y profesor, y leyendo libros de fotografía de grandes fotógrafos como Bill Brandt y Edwin Smith.
Después de la escuela estudió arte y diseño en Central St Martins y en 1999 se graduó en fotografía en el London College of Printing.
Comenzó a fotografiar interiores y arquitectura, pero enseguida redescubrió el bodegón, que es la parte fundamental de su obra.
Ha trabajado en publicidad para Absolut, Malibú, Bacardi, Orange, Armani, Clinique, Cartier, Coca-Cola, Sony, Volkswagen y Nike, entre otros, y ha realizado la portada del último disco de Jay-z.