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Surreal Inspiration

Greg and I are just back from a trip to Paris, where we indulged in art, architecture and food. (LOTS of each and every one of those!)  We went to a fantastic exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, “Subversion Images: Surrealism, Photography, Film”.  In addition to the arresting, iconic and inspirational manipulation of the modern image, the exhibition also highlighted the emphasis that the Surrealists placed on the group over the individual.

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One of the beliefs driving this was that collective creation opens new possibilities for artistic and poetic expression.  Our philosophy here at Kmotion Media follows suit – we believe that creative elevation occurs when creative people (our group here, agency folks, photographers, graphic  & digital artists, marketing & communications pros, writers, directors, etc.) come together and work back-and-forth, building upon ideas and supporting each other during the creative journey.  Not to mention, it’s just more fun that way.

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Just like us and our peers, Man Ray was also a commercial artist.  In fact, one of his most famous images (above) was created for a cosmetics ad.  Inspirational.

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