Photographer and Porsche enthusiast Bart Kuykens, combines his passion for black and white photography with Porsche in his table book “A Flat 6 Love Affair”.
“If you have a passion or a desire or a motivation to do something you just have to go. If you go of course there’s risk you fail but you learn from it and you try something else. Never give up on your dreams, go for it, if you believe in it, it will work out fine. People are willing to help you out along the way. If you talk to the right people and keep out the negative ones everything will be fine.”
– Bart Kuykens
I love that Bart has found a way to truly follow his dreams and fuel the passion that gets him out of bed in the morning. “Do what you love, love what you do, anything else is a waste of your fucking time.”
Whether he is painting still life’s or figures, David Gray brings a deep knowledge of and respect for the masters that translates into an elegant minimalism on canvas or panel. His tonalist portraits usually focus solely on the head and shoulders, while his still lifes feature timeless objects such as copper pots and china teacups surrounded by generous doses of negative space.”
Rusty rubbish and wiggles is today’s topic of discussion. They say that art “Is in the eye of the beholder”. I’m not so sure about that. I would prefer if we left art up to all the “wiggly” people in the world. That’s what Alan Watts would say anyways. Our studio is full of “wiggly” people just begging to let loose. We never claim to be experts on the subject of art, but we do feel that we hold our own, and we’re certainly not taking pictures of our own poo, nor someone elses for that matter. We’ll leave that sort of non-sense to all the lizards of the world. A truly creative designer is not something that’s manufactured in a classroom of chimpanzees, you have to wiggle all on your own. You might be able to show a child how to sling some water colors, or even teach your grandmother the fundamental basics of design. But when it comes down to it, if that creative spark just isn’t there, if you’re a little more lefty and a little less wiggly, you just might as well hang it up before you begin. Just a little blaspheme and rubbish to start your day – Cheers
It is dire that we live in the Now, because now is all we’ll ever have. Nothing ever happened in the past and nothing will ever happen in the future, it will happen now. If you’re concerned about the future or troubled by the past you will miss out on every instant that stands right in front of you. No matter how boring or mundane your life may be, allow yourself to be taken over and surrender to now. Complete devotion to every conversation, every long drive home from work, every second of every day. Let your mind rest from constant thought and focus on what’s real and in front of you.
Bill Hicks was a man of many words. He never failed to stand up for what he believed in, and if you were lucky enough to have saw him on stage, you felt the depth of his soul pour over you. Bill was more than an entertainer, more than a comedian, he was the essence of positive influence. He reminds me so much of George Carlin in the sense that he really puts things into perspective. He doesn’t beat around the bush and doesn’t butter things up. He tells it like it is, and if that offends you then maybe you should take a step back from the fantasy land you live in. Bill was completely aware of how hostel of a world we live in, but that didn’t stop him from pursuing his passion for life. We have the God given right to pursue happiness, and along the way maybe we can encourage others to do the same. Never get caught up by the “mundane” characteristics of those around you. Strive for happiness (whatever that may be to you), pursue your hopes and dreams and settle for nothing less than your greatest potential. Of all things, do your best to express your love for life because the world wouldn’t be the same without you.