#mangadreams

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The #MuseumofFineArtsHouston is currently exhibiting "Untitled (Ming With Sword)" as part of its ongoing series “A #HistoryofPhotography: Selections from the Museum's Collection”. It's on display until September this year, so there's plenty of time to see it!
This image is from our project #mangadreams. The project is inspired by the influence of japanese #manga & #anime on youth culture stretching the boundaries between #fantasy & #reality, between the #Mangaworld and our own, and challenging ideas of a #photographic #portrait. Fantasy clashes with reality - but which of them is saying a greater #truth ? Are these the manga-inspired dreams of humans, or the human-inspired dreams of manga characters?
This print is also in the #permanentcollections of #NationalGalleryofAustralia#clevelandmuseumofart, & #SainsburyCentreforVisualArt.

Works from the project are also in the collections of #metropolitanmuseumofart, New York, & #MaisonEuopeennedelaPhotographie, Paris.

@cleveleandmuseumofart @nationalgalleryaus @Sainsburycentre @metropolitanmuseum @mep_paris @#SCVA #MFAH #NGA #MEP #texasmuseums #Houston
@hamiltonsgallery @cameraworkgallery @arthurrogergallery @throckmortonfineart @agalleryneworleans #arthrurrogergallery  #andersonandlow  #mangahero #alternativereality 
#manga_uk @animeuk @manga_u @love_manga @mangaburn @_mangakiss_ @manga.read @official_anime @worlds_anime

WHOOOOOO this collab with @red_f_manga paid off!😁
Here we have our manga ocs in transformations! @red_f_manga manga oc on the left, Faruken. My manga oc on the right, Isamu.
I sketched it (first time doing birds eye view) and he made it digital. (I made the background though😉) Hope y'all like it, and stay tuned for more stuff about our mangas! (And my dbz ocs😋) Tags- -
#mangaka #manga #mangadreams #mangakadreams #mangaartist #mangaart #originalrecipe #mangaoc #mangacollab #anime

I wanted to have the characters not only identifiable by faces but also have their own uniqueness in terms of physique... Bet you can also identify who amongst the characters are dark, mystical, damsel, gadget based and protaganist through this concept #drawing starting to little by little build solidity out of the concept I have in mind.... Soon as I think I get the hang of the art I'll start #writing the story. 😊 #passion #mangadreams #lol

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We end our #IGTakeover with one special commission: In 2015 #Lucasfilm asked us to create new images for Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens.
Lucasfilm approached us because much of our work deals with the #heroic and has elements of the #mythic (such as all our #athletes projects). Also, because of #MangaDreams, they knew that we had an understanding of how to work with fantastical elements. They also appreciated the trust placed in us by the #ChineseGymnasts for our project #Endure .
We are great believers that life is way too short for a bad day in a photo studio, so we promised everybody one thing: We must get the shots, but: this is going to be FUN!
It was of course amazing fun for everyone involved.
Working with #DaisyRidley & #JohnBoyega the shooting the very scary and Iconic #KyloRen, was incredible.
This shoot is the nearest we will ever get to world domination! When the film poster came out with our work in it, we could not escape it, & the subsequent merchandising is still unbiquitous.
The phenomenal fight coordinator Liang Yang is a genius – and a lovely guy too. And if Star Wars is about intertwined destinies, then this shoot was certainly a part of that – for we discovered that many years earlier we had photographed Liang Yang’s wife for our #Circus project. #smallworld
WHY SAY ALL THIS? Because it illustrates something crucial: for us the journey is as important as the work we create. Our memories of this journey – of Daisy, John and this shoot, of the wonderful #Voyages project, of Manga Dreams, of the #Chinesegymnasts, the #roadto2012 and all the other athletes over the decades, of Circus, of creating #Chrysalis, our #TEDTalk indeed of our very first public display at the Royal Academy of Arts by in 1991 – those memories are priceless; we would not have missed them for anything. And we cannot wait for the journey ahead!
#memoriesaremadeofthis #theroadlesstravelled #SW7 #StarWars7 #TheForceAwakens #theforceawakensdaily #starwarsmovies
@lucasfilm @starwars @johnboyega @starwarsmovies @theforceawakensdaily @liangstunts #AOPtakeover #photography #andersonandlow @andersonandlow @Blueriderart @faheykleingallery @ca

We end our #IGTakeover with one special commission: In 2015 #Lucasfilm asked us to create new images for Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens.
Lucasfilm approached us because much of our work deals with the #heroic and has elements of the #mythic (such as all our #athletes projects). Also, because of #MangaDreams, they knew that we had an understanding of how to work with fantastical elements. They also appreciated the trust placed in us by the #ChineseGymnasts for our project #Endure .
We are great believers that life is way too short for a bad day in a photo studio, so we promised everybody one thing: We must get the shots, but: this is going to be FUN!
It was of course amazing fun for everyone involved.
Working with #DaisyRidley & #JohnBoyega the shooting the very scary and Iconic #KyloRen, was incredible.
This shoot is the nearest we will ever get to world domination! When the film poster came out with our work in it, we could not escape it, & the subsequent merchandising is still unbiquitous.
The phenomenal fight coordinator Liang Yang is a genius – and a lovely guy too. And if Star Wars is about intertwined destinies, then this shoot was certainly a part of that – for we discovered that many years earlier we had photographed Liang Yang’s wife for our #Circus project. #smallworld
WHY SAY ALL THIS? Because it illustrates something crucial: for us the journey is as important as the work we create. Our memories of this journey – of Daisy, John and this shoot, of the wonderful #Voyages project, of Manga Dreams, of the #Chinesegymnasts, the #roadto2012 and all the other athletes over the decades, of Circus, of creating #Chrysalis, our #TEDTalk indeed of our very first public display at the Royal Academy of Arts by in 1991 – those memories are priceless; we would not have missed them for anything. And we cannot wait for the journey ahead!
#memoriesaremadeofthis #theroadlesstravelled #SW7 #StarWars7 #TheForceAwakens #theforceawakensdaily #starwarsmovies
@lucasfilm @starwars @johnboyega @starwarsmovies @theforceawakensdaily @liangstunts #AOPtakeover #photography #andersonandlow @andersonandlow @Blueriderart @faheykleingallery @cameraworkgallery @thro

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On the set of James Bond's Spectre
In 2015 we were invited to create a special art project around the making of the #JamesBond film, #Spectre. Shot at Pinewood Studios, UK, this project focuses on the extraordinary, gargantuan and detailed sets created for the film. The sets, photographed completely devoid of people, are revealed in their magnificence, their #obsessivedetail, their vast scale and ultimately their #falsehood: the level of artifice is highlighted, colliding directly with the harsh reality of the bare sound-stages at #PinewoodStudios which impinge on the imagery, deliberately destroying the artifice and undermining the illusion.
Like #MangaDreams and Chrysalis, this project stretches the boundaries between fantasy & reality , asking the questions “What am I really looking at? What is real, what is fiction?” Five prints from this project were released and auctioned by @phillipsauction at the time of the film premiere (November 2015). The remainder of the project was premiered in an exhibition at #CameraWorkGallery Berlin in June 2016, to coincide with the publication of the #monographbook “On the Set of James Bond's Spectre”, published by #HatjeCantz. The text for the book is by #sammendes and #scottbukatman.
Work from this series was acquired by the #MuseumofFineArts, Houston.
#AOPtakeover #IGtakeover #photography #andersonandlow #pushingtheboundaries @andersonandlow  @Blueriderart @cameraworkgallery @throckmortonfineart @arthurrogergallery @MFAHouston #fantasyversusreality #factorfiction #hatjecantzverlag #jamesbondmovies #007 #MFAH #filmsetdesign
@007 @007channel @commanderjamesbond @instantjamesbond @MFAHouston @hatjecantzverlag

On the set of James Bond's Spectre
In 2015 we were invited to create a special art project around the making of the #JamesBond film, #Spectre. Shot at Pinewood Studios, UK, this project focuses on the extraordinary, gargantuan and detailed sets created for the film. The sets, photographed completely devoid of people, are revealed in their magnificence, their #obsessivedetail, their vast scale and ultimately their #falsehood: the level of artifice is highlighted, colliding directly with the harsh reality of the bare sound-stages at #PinewoodStudios which impinge on the imagery, deliberately destroying the artifice and undermining the illusion.
Like #MangaDreams and Chrysalis, this project stretches the boundaries between fantasy & reality , asking the questions “What am I really looking at? What is real, what is fiction?” Five prints from this project were released and auctioned by @phillipsauction at the time of the film premiere (November 2015). The remainder of the project was premiered in an exhibition at #CameraWorkGallery Berlin in June 2016, to coincide with the publication of the #monographbook “On the Set of James Bond's Spectre”, published by #HatjeCantz. The text for the book is by #sammendes and #scottbukatman.
Work from this series was acquired by the #MuseumofFineArts, Houston.
#AOPtakeover #IGtakeover #photography #andersonandlow #pushingtheboundaries @andersonandlow  @Blueriderart @cameraworkgallery @throckmortonfineart @arthurrogergallery @MFAHouston #fantasyversusreality #factorfiction #hatjecantzverlag #jamesbondmovies #007 #MFAH #filmsetdesign
@007 @007channel @commanderjamesbond @instantjamesbond @MFAHouston @hatjecantzverlag

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New Process
The quest to find a special language in printing to convey subtle ideas and emotions led us develop a special printing chemistry, a process which took many months. 
These images are designed to be lyrical, deliberately intimate and ephemeral, like the #memoryofalover or a #HalfForgottenDream. The prints are little more than smudges on the paper... and many of them don't really look like photographs, but more like etchings or mezzotints.
We regard this as a counterpart to our #abstraction series, but using the #humanform instead of #architecturalstructures.
Even back in the 1990's ,we were trying to find a language for each project that would maximise its expression. With hindsight we now realise that in the #NewProcess project it was the first time that we were overtly really challenging the normal parameters, boundaries and expectations of the #photographicprint.  So, in a sense, this very personal work prefigures #Chrysalis, #MangaDreams and #Voyages.

Work from the series was acquired by the #worcesterartmuseum, Massachusetts.
#blackandwhitephotography #nudephotography #AOPtakeover #specialprints #darkroomprinting  #humanlandscape #humanbody #malenude #femalenude #isitaphotograph #etching #mezzotint #IGtakeover #photography #andersonandlow @andersonandlow  #cameraworkgallery @Blueriderart @cameraworkgallery @throckmortonfineart @arthurrogergallery @worcesterartmuseum

New Process
The quest to find a special language in printing to convey subtle ideas and emotions led us develop a special printing chemistry, a process which took many months.
These images are designed to be lyrical, deliberately intimate and ephemeral, like the #memoryofalover or a #HalfForgottenDream. The prints are little more than smudges on the paper... and many of them don't really look like photographs, but more like etchings or mezzotints.
We regard this as a counterpart to our #abstraction series, but using the #humanform instead of #architecturalstructures.
Even back in the 1990's ,we were trying to find a language for each project that would maximise its expression. With hindsight we now realise that in the #NewProcess project it was the first time that we were overtly really challenging the normal parameters, boundaries and expectations of the #photographicprint. So, in a sense, this very personal work prefigures #Chrysalis, #MangaDreams and #Voyages.

Work from the series was acquired by the #worcesterartmuseum, Massachusetts.
#blackandwhitephotography #nudephotography #AOPtakeover #specialprints #darkroomprinting #humanlandscape #humanbody #malenude #femalenude #isitaphotograph #etching #mezzotint #IGtakeover #photography #andersonandlow @andersonandlow #cameraworkgallery @Blueriderart @cameraworkgallery @throckmortonfineart @arthurrogergallery @worcesterartmuseum

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VOYAGES was released in 2017, and forms the finale of our 2017 #TEDTalk. Like #MangaDreams, #Chrysalis and our Spectre project, #Voyages challenges ideas about #perception, #fantasy, #reality, and challenges what people expect from a “photograph”. It is based on the Science Museum's collection of #shipmodels, which now resemble full-size vessels, making  #epicjourneys.
It was premiered at the Media Space in the @sciencemuseum in March 2017. Its run was extended to almost 5 months by popular demand.
The Book Voyages was published in 2017 to coincide with the exhibition, and the #BritishMaritimeFoundation awarded us a #MountbattenMaritimeAward 2017 for the book, for its "original and unique interpretation of model ships... withoutprecedent... engages classical ideas of seafaring from all the arts, showing a magical inner life ... A quite extraordinary feat of imagination and execution”.▪️ “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” #WBYeats.▪️ “The real #voyageofdiscovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” #MarcelProust.
“Eat your heart out, #JMWturner” #EveningStandard.
“Cannot recommend it highly enough” #CreativeReview.
Rated one of the top 5 art exhibitions in the UK by #TheGuardian.
"ghostly, painterly and decidedly  turner-seque, the photographs draw on the recurring themes of  fantasy and perception common in Anderson & Low’s many and varied works, and give the models the sense of drama and narrative denied them in their store room cases." Richard Moss @museum.crush.
“Anderson & Low saw beyond the physicality of the shops to the enigmatic and mysterious voyages of great legend… stunning, with every picture emanating a fusion of fantasy, myth & magic”  @royalphotographicsociety.
#AOPtakeover #IGtakeover  #photography #andersonandlow #marieceleste #flyingdutchman #sciencemuseum #tedx #bookaward @andersonandlow @Blueriderart @faheykleingallery @cameraworkgallery @throckmortonfineart  @arthurrogergallery
@rpslondon  @tedxlondon  @tedx_official @ted @creativereview

VOYAGES was released in 2017, and forms the finale of our 2017 #TEDTalk. Like #MangaDreams, #Chrysalis and our Spectre project, #Voyages challenges ideas about #perception, #fantasy, #reality, and challenges what people expect from a “photograph”. It is based on the Science Museum's collection of #shipmodels, which now resemble full-size vessels, making  #epicjourneys
It was premiered at the Media Space in the @sciencemuseum in March 2017. Its run was extended to almost 5 months by popular demand.
The Book Voyages was published in 2017 to coincide with the exhibition, and the #BritishMaritimeFoundation awarded us a #MountbattenMaritimeAward 2017 for the book, for its "original and unique interpretation of model ships... withoutprecedent... engages classical ideas of seafaring from all the arts, showing a magical inner life ... A quite extraordinary feat of imagination and execution”. ▪️ “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” #WBYeats. ▪️ “The real #voyageofdiscovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” #MarcelProust.
“Eat your heart out, #JMWturner” #EveningStandard.
“Cannot recommend it highly enough” #CreativeReview.
Rated one of the top 5 art exhibitions in the UK by #TheGuardian.
"ghostly, painterly and decidedly  turner-seque, the photographs draw on the recurring themes of  fantasy and perception common in Anderson & Low’s many and varied works, and give the models the sense of drama and narrative denied them in their store room cases." Richard Moss @museum.crush.
“Anderson & Low saw beyond the physicality of the shops to the enigmatic and mysterious voyages of great legend… stunning, with every picture emanating a fusion of fantasy, myth & magic”  @royalphotographicsociety.
#AOPtakeover #IGtakeover  #photography #andersonandlow #marieceleste #flyingdutchman #sciencemuseum #tedx #bookaward @andersonandlow @Blueriderart @faheykleingallery @cameraworkgallery @throckmortonfineart  @arthurrogergallery
@rpslondon  @tedxlondon  @tedx_official @ted @creativereview

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Manga Dreams
Like Chrysalis, this project featured in our #TEDTalk last year. We explored a visual hybrid of photography, graphics, digitalpainting & calligraphy. It’s inspired by the influence of japanese #manga & #anime on #youthculture. Recurrent themes in our work recur: #identity, #costume, & the projection of identity through appearance. These subjects project identities with their distinct appearance & are, in a sense, living their dreams; #MangaDreams
We are stretching the boundaries between fantasy & reality, between the Manga world & our own, & challenging ideas of a photograph, of a #photographicportrait. Are these the manga-inspired dreams of humans, or the human-inspired dreams of manga characters? Are these real people? What am I really looking at? What is real, what is fiction? "Embracing street culture is a well-recognised tradition in art: #RoyLichetenstien, #AndyWarhol, #RichardHamilton, #JeanMichelBasquiat, #KeithHaring & many others... Manga Dreams is a latest addition to this genre. But what is unusual is first that Anderson & Low have used an Eastern paradigm … and second they have applied it to the genre of portraiture, pushing the photographic portrait's boundaries as artists do in paintings' Yasufumi Nakamori, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Works from Manga Dreams were exhibited as part of the 2011 #VeniceBiennale.
Other exhibitions & acquisitions include: #MetropolitanMuseumofArt, New York; #NationalGalleryofAustralia; #ClevelandMuseumofArt; #MuseumOfFineArt, Houston; #MaisonEuropeenneDeLaPhotographie, Paris; #MuseeDeLaCivilization, Quebec; #SainsburyCentreforVisualArt, Norwich; #Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam; #TodayArtMuseum, Beijing; #TaiwanNationalMuseum, Taiwan.
A short art film, Manga Dreams, was shown in cinemas throughout the UK.
The book Manga Dreams was published in 2011 (Lucky Panda Press). #AOPtakeover #IGtakeover #photography #andersonandlow #pushingtheboundaries @andersonandlow  @Blueriderart @cameraworkgallery @throckmortonfineart @arthurrogergallery @hamiltonsgallery @MFAHouston @metropolitanmuseum @mep_paris @sainsburycentre @nationalgalleryaus @mcqorg @venice.art.biennale @artsmia

Manga Dreams
Like Chrysalis, this project featured in our #TEDTalk last year. We explored a visual hybrid of photography, graphics, digitalpainting & calligraphy. It’s inspired by the influence of japanese #manga & #anime on #youthculture. Recurrent themes in our work recur: #identity, #costume, & the projection of identity through appearance. These subjects project identities with their distinct appearance & are, in a sense, living their dreams; #MangaDreams
We are stretching the boundaries between fantasy & reality, between the Manga world & our own, & challenging ideas of a photograph, of a #photographicportrait. Are these the manga-inspired dreams of humans, or the human-inspired dreams of manga characters? Are these real people? What am I really looking at? What is real, what is fiction? "Embracing street culture is a well-recognised tradition in art: #RoyLichetenstien, #AndyWarhol, #RichardHamilton, #JeanMichelBasquiat, #KeithHaring & many others... Manga Dreams is a latest addition to this genre. But what is unusual is first that Anderson & Low have used an Eastern paradigm … and second they have applied it to the genre of portraiture, pushing the photographic portrait's boundaries as artists do in paintings' Yasufumi Nakamori, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Works from Manga Dreams were exhibited as part of the 2011 #VeniceBiennale.
Other exhibitions & acquisitions include: #MetropolitanMuseumofArt, New York; #NationalGalleryofAustralia; #ClevelandMuseumofArt; #MuseumOfFineArt, Houston; #MaisonEuropeenneDeLaPhotographie, Paris; #MuseeDeLaCivilization, Quebec; #SainsburyCentreforVisualArt, Norwich; #Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam; #TodayArtMuseum, Beijing; #TaiwanNationalMuseum, Taiwan.
A short art film, Manga Dreams, was shown in cinemas throughout the UK.
The book Manga Dreams was published in 2011 (Lucky Panda Press). #AOPtakeover #IGtakeover #photography #andersonandlow #pushingtheboundaries @andersonandlow @Blueriderart @cameraworkgallery @throckmortonfineart @arthurrogergallery @hamiltonsgallery @MFAHouston @metropolitanmuseum @mep_paris @sainsburycentre @nationalgalleryaus @mcqorg @venice.art.biennale @artsmia

Another wonderful moment in #Canberra! It was so wonderful to revisit the #NationalGalleryOfAustralia. Our thanks also to the photographic department’s current staff #ShauneLakin and #AnneOHehir for such an enjoyable and exciting meeting. 
This amazing institution was the first to acquire some of our #MangaDreams prints back in 2010, even before #HamiltonsGallery had premiered the work in full in 2011! The #NGA’s #CuratorOfPhotography at the time, #GaelNewton, felt the project had found the #zeitgeist for an emerging #AsianConfidence and #AsianVisibility and #AsianInfluence, and that we had pushed the boundaries and expectations of #photographicportraiture. The works were shown immediately in an group exhibition with artists #LinTianmiao, #WangGongxin, #SusanPurdy, #LyndellBrown, #CharlesGreen, #HiramTo, #LoisConner, and others.
The #NGA has a long tradition of prescient acquisitions, including the extraordinary #BluePoles by #JacksonPollock. At the time, the money spent cause a scandal in Australia, but the vision and foresight acquiring this seminal piece is now universally acknowledged, and was such a major highlight of the #abstractexpressionism exhibition at the #RoyalacademyofArts in London in 2016-2017. #manga_uk #andersonandlow @nationalgalleryaus @visitcanberra @hamiltonsgallery @royalacademyarts
@animeuk @manga_u @love_manga @mangaburn @_mangakiss_ @manga.read @official_anime @worlds_anime

17/365: more hands, getting better, plan on doing a big study tomorrow since it’s my only day off. I appreciate all the love and support. I still have time to grow #newflex #appreciation #keepmovingforward #mangadreams #art #artist #newdayswillcome #manga #anime #artwork #365sketchchallenge #365 #needsmorespice

We are proud to announce that the @clevelandmuseumofart has acquired three #mangadreams prints for its permanent collection. The three images are #alanwithgun, #dragonarcher and #mingwithsword. This project is inspired by the influence of #japanese #manga & #anime on #youthculture, stretching the boundaries between #fantasy & #reality, between the #Mangaworld and our own, and challenging ideas of a #photographic #portrait. #fantasy clashes with #reality - but which of them is saying a greater #truth ? Are these the manga-inspired dreams of humans, or the human-inspired dreams of manga characters?
It is such an honour to have these works in this prestigious museum! #clevelandmuseumofart #mangahero #alternativereality #alanyun #mangaburn @hamiltonsgallery @cameraworkgallery @arthurrogergallery @throckmortonfineart 
#manga_uk @animeuk @manga_u @love_manga @mangaburn @_mangakiss_ @manga.read @official_anime @worlds_anime #andersonandlow

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