Saturday, November 21, 2009
I just discovered J.L.Ordaz on his Flickr photo site. He is a young artist from Modesto who chronicles his fascination with retro style through art and photography.
From the artist's website:
"I am a young college student studying art in California. I have quite a fascination with the past, specifically between 1880 to 1979. I love all styles of past decades and I try my best to somewhat recreate lifelike situations of these eras. I prefer to use that old fashioned stuff called film. I love black and white 35mm and medium format film. I also, find 110 film and expired color film to be quite the tool to be able to create authentic vintage looking color photographs.
The fine art that I do also revolves around vintage themes. I use oil paints and thick MDF boards to produce my paintings. I also enjoy using vintage paper along with my paintings. Most of my paintings usually deal with architecture. Sometimes the buildings depicted are of my own designs, (just with a vintage flair) or actual buildings that existed in the past, (usually demolished by now).
And of course along with my fascination of all things vintage, I am in fact a collector of antiques and such. Someday I will be that crazy old man, living in that spooky old Victorian house filled with all of his crazy antiques to the ceilings!
I use these vintage themes because they are things that most people do not see everyday or appreciate when they do see it. I hope that my art creates a type of nostalgia for the viewer and a new appreciation for the past."
Visit his marvelous work here.
Also, be sure to catch his best friend Erin's equally mesmerizing work at her site, Dirty Canvas. Erin is featured in a few of J.L.'s photos as well.
Posted by Retromodgirl at 10:13 AM