GettyImages: Interesting read re significant advances, innovations and renewed attention to the rights of content creators in 2009: http://bit.ly/80GvIW

GettyImages: Interesting read re significant advances, innovations and renewed attention to the rights of content creators in 2009: http://bit.ly/80GvIW http://bit.ly/7rubjP

#5826 Mid-Suffolk Light Railway (MSLR)

Hasselblad 500cm | 80mm Planar | Ilford Delta 400, 120

GettyImages: During Dec we will be celebrating images that represent the best of the best in our 2009 Year in Review: http://bit.ly/6oQNAk

GettyImages: During Dec we will be celebrating images that represent the best of the best in our 2009 Year in Review: http://bit.ly/6oQNAk http://bit.ly/6uCDaf

#5782 Winter Landscape


#5782, originally uploaded by Paul Cooklin.

Hasselblad 500cm | 80mm Planar | Fuji Velvia 50, 120

#5707


#5707, originally uploaded by Paul Cooklin.

Kodak Portra 160NC, 120

GettyImages: LOST through the years - don't miss our selected images from the hit ABC series: http://bit.ly/66adaz

GettyImages: LOST through the years - don't miss our selected images from the hit ABC series: http://bit.ly/66adaz http://bit.ly/90YZKN

GettyImages: Congrats to Phil Walter - he won 3 prizes at the 30th annual SPARC Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards: http://bit.ly/85Uc85.

GettyImages: Congrats to Phil Walter - he won 3 prizes at the 30th annual SPARC Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards: http://bit.ly/85Uc85. http://bit.ly/64HlP5

#886 Cornwall Seascape


#886 Cornwall, originally uploaded by Paul Cooklin.

Bronica ETRS

GettyImages: RT @MacTribe: In depth overview of Photo industry with @GettyImages @Masterfile rubberball #togs #stockphotography http://bit.ly/4AwA0D

GettyImages: RT @MacTribe: In depth overview of Photo industry with @GettyImages @Masterfile rubberball togs stockphotography http://bit.ly/4AwA0D http://bit.ly/88kedc

Happy Holidays from Farmboy Fine Arts!

 

 

 

Farmboy Fine Arts is wishing you all the best during the holiday season.

 

 

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#5595 Windmill


#5595, originally uploaded by Paul Cooklin.

Chinon Ce-4, Ilford FP4, 135

GettyImages: For the history buffs out there, look back at the past in color with our collection of autochrome photography. http://bit.ly/5fUCjb

GettyImages: For the history buffs out there, look back at the past in color with our collection of autochrome photography. http://bit.ly/5fUCjb http://bit.ly/8xMlyI

GettyImages: UK’s Creative Review: “The World According to Getty: Your image searches and what they mean.” Grab your issue today! http://bit.ly/91qdp

GettyImages: UK’s Creative Review: “The World According to Getty: Your image searches and what they mean.” Grab your issue today! http://bit.ly/91qdp http://bit.ly/6NvoUH

GettyImages: Our Hulton Archive editors are sharing stories behind the imagery in the collection. Check out the first post! http://bit.ly/8ekHHA

GettyImages: Our Hulton Archive editors are sharing stories behind the imagery in the collection. Check out the first post! http://bit.ly/8ekHHA http://bit.ly/6pYmrd

"Either that wallpaper goes, or I do."

 


December 2009 - January 2010


Design Trend: Fortification

As our economy has experienced a global recession, consumers are reacting with what we call the Fortification trend. If idealists react in escapism, realists react with fortification.

Not only are we seeing fewer non-essential products selling, we are seeing a trend in the design of them changing to a more utilitarian or protectionist aesthetic. We see camouflage prints, matte, earth-toned colours and militant designs in cars, buildings and consumables. In fashion, we are increasingly seeing a "warrior aesthetic" with the onset of superhero movies, structured costumes that protect the body and intimidate.

With a hard exterior, people are surrounding themselves with colours that make them feel comfortable and protected inside – a form of nesting and cocooning. Faith Popcorn, coined the term "Uber Cocooning", which relates to all things comfortable, safe, and relevant to the home.

We are also seeing that people are designing buildings that are more architectural, sculptural, fortified. There is a newfound seriousness to the design and manufacturing of products in terms of a more simple execution with quality materials and fine craftsmanship.

In the past, the focus around art, design and product has been about mass consumption, but as many economic drivers have dried up in 2009, we see a portion of the population embrace a harsher, eco-aware and more sustainable movement. For Farmboy it also means lively, colourful and fanciful imagery, and landscapes nearly surreal in their appearance and execution.

Featured Medium • Canvas

Canvas is a great way to bring creativity into a space, and a cost effective design solution. Choose any image from our Stockyard Collection and Farmboy will transform it into a durable and long lasting canvas. Enjoy your piece gallery wrapped or custom framed, and use multiple pieces as diptychs or triptychs to make an even bigger impact. Easy to install, all pieces arrive ready to be hung in your environment, designed especially for you. Visit our Stockyard Collection to start choosing your images today!

To see all of Farmboy's mediums click here.



The Holiday Season at Farmboy

At Farmboy we believe in "work hard, play hard." We work hard 11.5 months out of the year so we can shut things down for the holidays and spend time with our family and friends. See ya later office and hello snowball fights, hot chocolate, and a crackling fireplace - the staples of a happy holiday! And for those of you that don't get the snow, who ever said you can't watch Home Alone over and over again to get you in the spirit!?

Farmboy Fine Arts will be closed from December 21st – January 1st, and will be back to assist you on Monday January 4th. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season. See you in the New Year!


Featured Farmboy Artist: Arian C

Farmboy featured artist Arian C was born in the late 70's to hippie parents. Arian would spend the first year of his life living in a teepee on an Indian reservation in Maine. This would be the beginning of his non-conventional approach to photography and life. Constantly on the move from the wilderness of Maine to the cultural epicenter of Tokyo would be credit to his ability to adapt to new surroundings and see things in a new light.

Arian started his visual skills early on in paintings but soon adopted photography for its immediacy and ability to portray his messages more accurately. He is increasingly known for his rich color palette and conceptual ideas.

A graduate of the ad portfolio school The Creative Circus in Atlanta, Georgia has given him the ability to hone his skills to a more commercial level where he is currently pursuing his professional career in New York City.

Farmboy Props

This month's Farmboy Props go to Byron Davis for obvious reasons – here he is at beautiful Machu Picchu rocking his Farmboy Tee. Classic! Thanks for the Farmboy love Byron! Wishing you continued safety and happiness on your great adventure.

Get published! Email us your best Farmboy picture!


Farmboy Staff Picks: Jordan Hilliard

We asked Farmhand Jordan Hilliard, one of our designers here at Farmboy, to choose one of his favourite images from our Stockyard collection and tell us what he likes about it.

Who is the artist?
Beata Czyzowska, BMC.400.00003

Why do you like it?
Living in Vancouver we get lots of rain. I don't always see rain as a beautiful event, but when rain is captured on film and frozen in time, the raindrops look like little floating diamonds. I feel this image really shows off the beauty of rain.

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As always, The Stockyard features some of the latest stunning
imagery from Farmboy Fine Arts to help you create custom artwork.

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Farmboy Podcast

This month's Farmboy Podcast comes from Tyler Quarles, a Vancouver based multi-disciplinary graphic designer working out of the Cartelera Talent House. He currently splits his time working with various clients, Dj-ing whenever he gets the chance and as Art Director of ION Magazine. His work can be seen on coffee tables, clothing, snowboards, skateboards, business cards, store fronts, toilets, telephone poles, and online.

You can catch Tyler every Saturday night at the Granville Room in Vancouver, playing everything from indie rock to nu disco and everything in between. Stay tuned for upcoming gigs and graphic work here.


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Farmboy Quote of the Month:

“Either that wallpaper goes, or I do."
- Oscar Wilde's last words

 

 


 


 
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GettyImages: Getty Images is proud to once again be the official photographic agency for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games! http://bit.ly/5pmRYS

GettyImages: Getty Images is proud to once again be the official photographic agency for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games! http://bit.ly/5pmRYS http://bit.ly/73vFuL

TIME Magazine Featured Image









TIME Magazine feature one of my photographs in this weeks issue.

The article reads:

Get Smart

In 1886, the town of great Barrington, Mass., set up the first alternating-current electrical transmission line in the U.S. In the nearly 125 years since, the products we run with electricity have changed incalculably, but in many ways, the massive grid that delivers that power has barely changed at all. Utilities have little means of tracking the electricity they produce and distribute; if a blackout occurs, they're in the dark until angry customers start calling.

Users are in the same boat. They don't know much about the electricity coming in, and they don't much care, since they generally pay about the same for their power throughout the day even though spikes in demand make electricity much more expensive to produce at peak times. The result is a creaky electrical grid that is still prone to spectacular failures like the 2003 blackout in the northeastern U.S. and parts of Canada. Yet smaller leaks are problematic too. "We lose between 7% and 9% of our power in the wires of our transmissions system," says Don Von Dollen, program manager at the Electric Power Research Institute. "That's a lot of power lost into the air." Our tech is 21st century, our grid barely in the 20th.

But there's a way to upgrade the grid by marrying the networked intelligence of the Internet to transmission lines and transformers. The result wouldn't just be better; it'd be smarter — a smart grid. Utilities would be able to remotely monitor the distribution of electricity, allowing them to respond rapidly to any outages. Consumers would be able to use intelligent, networked appliances to control how and when they use electricity, shrinking their power bills and smoothing demand.

A smarter grid could better integrate intermittent renewable sources like wind and solar, which would help cut carbon emissions and ultimately save consumers as much as $20 billion over the next decade. Though transforming the nation's electrical system will be a long and expensive process, the creation of a smart grid is one of the White House's top green priorities, with the Federal Government releasing $3.4 billion in grants in October to 100 companies working on the grid. "It will make our grid more secure and reliable," said President Barack Obama in an October speech. "Building this 21st century energy infrastructure will help us lay a foundation for lasting growth and prosperity."

We're still a long way from a truly smart national grid, but cities around the U.S. are beginning to put the pieces together. In ever green Boulder, Colo., the utility Xcel Energy has embarked on its SmartGridCity project, an experiment that would make the town the first fully functioning smart-grid-enabled municipality in the world. It begins with the installation of 16,000 advanced smart meters, which allow Xcel to track its customers' electricity use on a real-time basis. With the entire system networked, that data can be used to anticipate failures and allow Xcel to respond quickly; the project has already helped the utility avert four potential long-term outages this year. "We can see a failure before it's a failure," says Jay Herrmann, regional vice president of Xcel.

The company will soon launch an in-home energy-management Web system that will allow Boulderites to remotely review and control their electricity consumption. With that knowledge comes power: by tracking our consumption patterns, we can use electricity more efficiently. "Fundamentally we're applying information technology to the existing electrical infrastructure," says Mark Brownstein, managing director of business partnerships at the Environmental Defense Fund. "With greater information, we can provide new opportunities to improve service and reliability."

5598.jpg | Paul Cooklin

5598.jpg | Paul Cooklin

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GettyImages: Image of the day: The world awaits the verdict in the Amanda Knox trial: http://bit.ly/7tFqWu

GettyImages: Image of the day: The world awaits the verdict in the Amanda Knox trial:
http://bit.ly/7tFqWu http://bit.ly/4mUDrp

#5492 Dusk Glow


#5492, originally uploaded by Paul Cooklin.

Canon EOS 1V, 24-105 | Fuji Velvia 100F | 2+ closeup

#5497 Abstract Flora


#5497 Abstract Flora, originally uploaded by Paul Cooklin.

Canon EOS 1V, 24-105 | Fuji Velvia 100F | 2+ closeup

#5534 Abstract Flora Bokeh


#5534 Abstract Flora Bokeh, originally uploaded by Paul Cooklin.

Kodak Portra VC, 135

GettyImages: RT @MacTribe: Great Interviews on photo industry with #ImageSource #CorbisImages #GettyImages

GettyImages: RT @MacTribe: Great Interviews on photo industry with ImageSource CorbisImages GettyImages http://bit.ly/8t0sQQ

#5598 Windmill (obviously)


#5598 Windmill (obviously), originally uploaded by Paul Cooklin.

Chinon Ce-4, Ilford FP4, 135

I found my old Chinon in the car glove compartment which had some old film in it...I was surprised to see, amongst other shots, some images of my kids when they were much younger. This dates the film to about a year ago - left in the hot (and cold) glove compartment. This is one of the other shots on the roll.

#5336 Veins


#5336 Veins, originally uploaded by Paul Cooklin.

Hasselblad 500cm | 80mm Planar | Ilford Delta 400, 120, Xtol

GettyImages: Jonathan Klein, Getty Images CEO reflects on the evoluation of the digital imagery business: http://bit.ly/5laitc

GettyImages: Jonathan Klein, Getty Images CEO reflects on the evoluation of the digital imagery business: http://bit.ly/5laitc http://bit.ly/90TqgA

GettyImages: http://bit.ly/6bDbbR - Getty Images archive looks back at how print media once drove news consumption. How times change!

GettyImages: http://bit.ly/6bDbbR - Getty Images archive looks back at how print media once drove news consumption. How times change! http://bit.ly/7VynWi