Antoine Rose

That’s one heck of a view from up top in a helicopter over one of the beaches in Miami. I’m a total sucker for aerial views if you’ve yet to notice and this is as good as any other that we’ve posted.

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DJ Mehdi - Breakaway (DJ Mehdi Remix )

I think the most tragic thing about the loss of a favourite musician is that lingering questions of what they were working on before they passed away. What would they have made in the future…. This ones all the way back from 2002, so under rated glad I just bought the album.

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DALeast

Stylistically completely unique, I don’t think many people can claim to be in possession of a like for like style, less so when you think specifically with street artists. Each line looks like a piece of steel bent to shape, disintegrating as it flys across the building.

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Billy Monk

Billy Monk was not only a photographer, but also a bouncer at Cape Town. His exact age was never known, but his photographs were taken in the 1960s. Monk had a reputation for being many different things. He was not too well known through his life, but rather his legacy lived on through his photography. The people in his photos are primarily caucasian. His photos showed the unknown nightlife that went on during the apartheid years that happened in South Africa. Monk’s work was notorious for being provocative with nudity and suggestive content.

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Thomas Ruff

These photos go in a particular direction with the pixelated aspect. It does not fit everyone’s taste, in fact it may even put some at unease. The work of Thomas Ruff depicts the images at an alienated manner. In fact, some may say that his work is heartless. Yet there is still a certain beauty perceived. Ruff’s photo are not simply for viewing pleasure, there is also the thinking component that will make it more appreciated. His work is more dramatized compared to typical still life photography. One thing that many people agree on Ruff’s pixelated photos is that it they cannot agree on what it means. As previously mentioned, this type of work requires the thinking aspect. That being said, it is controversial material that provokes people to ponder.

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Ed Spence

I was a tad gazumped when I first came across Ed’s work by both the method “holy crap that must have taken forever” mixed in with “holy crap that’s pretty”. I’d like to give him some more intricate words but sometimes a brash summery does the job better.

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Zeb Daemen

Daemen is a young photographer from Belgium. His work for fashion is much different from the typical photographs taken for fashion these days. Daemen contradicts the typical fashion photos by having models pose in different stances, the use of surrounding objects, unique body motions, shadows, the levels of clarity in each photo, and of course their distinctive outfits. Daemen manipulates every contributing factor in his photos to portray them in a very modern, refreshing technique. Daemen’s photos are growing and emerging with new ideas that will surely be adapted as time goes on.

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Genuinely surprised by how many people enjoyed the jazz music I posted the other day, will post more in the future!

Miles Davis - Lift to the Scaffold

An incredibly moody number by by Mr. Davis for French film, Ascenseur pour l’échafaud.

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Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - Blues March

A big big fan of that initial military style drums before the rest of the band swings into action, the live version which has people talking and yakking to one another adds more depth and life into the proceedings though.

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Illustration / Art Agency

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A friend of ours is creating an illustration / art agency with the goals of getting artists into galleries and getting commissioned work. If anyone is interested email me and I’ll forward you the details, editor@7sobm.com

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Sascha Braunig


Wave forms and grids are a common thread weaved through Sascha Braunig’s paintings. Often the blank human face is used as a motif in these works which seem to reflect the very nature of visual perception. The intelligent use of colour for the many undulating waves creates an illusory effect that reminds me of visible light spectrum, refractions that emphasise the surface value of painting. Braunig’s work has been described as hypnotic and it is easy to become entranced by the surging movement of colours interpreted by the eye- don’t stare too long.

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So ends the week of Melbourne, I didn’t manage to post as much as I would have liked but you can blame that at my internship. Was a tad surprised if I’m honest with you, there weren’t too many artists to pick from and needed some man hours to uncover a few gems but I certainly learnt a few new things along the way.

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We need you! We’re looking for an array of talented and enthusiastic individuals to come join our Seven Shades of Black family. So why us?

Since joining the magazine I’ve worked with great, outgoing, down-to-earth individuals – all coming from cities around the world – New York, Melbourne, London – to name a few. We make up a strong team (although I’d much rather use the term family) of individuals who come from our respective disciplines of the creative arts, be it photography, illustration or design. Not to mention our growing impact on the digital and web landscape, especially here on Tumblr!

The publication is going through a very busy period and we’re primarily looking for writers and designers. We’re also on the hunt for PR’s, journalists and people who could help us out with managing our main Tumblr blog on a regular basis. 

I want to personally thank you for your continual support to our cause and the magazine. We sure wouldn’t be doing this well if it wasn’t for you. Help us out by sharing or re-blogging this – I’m sure it’ll go a very long way. 
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Georgia Hill

I feel like it’s been quite some time since I’ve featured a pure out right typographer so I’m glad i bumped into the talented Aussie Georgia Hill.  It was hard selecting just a simple projects to show but the combination of trendsetting design, clean type and a strong black background rather than white one black. Really nice stuff.

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