Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Googie Art of J.L. Ordaz

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.

Happy Weekend!



Dizzy Dame said...

yes his photos are nice!

Sparkleneely said...

He is awesome -- one of the best photographers on Flickr with the best taste!

Kesenya said...

Beautiful stuff !! I am always mezmerized (Spelling??) by the creative flair of photographers with a vintage bent.....wonderful!

Jessica Cangiano said...

What stunning photos, I would be thrilled to hang any one of them on wall. I'm off to invistage this terrific photographer further, thank you for posting his stellar vintage themed work.

Wishing you a gorgeous weekend, doll!
♥ Jessica

Jen said...

Wow -- it's amazing that those photos are recreations and not actual vintage! What skill that takes. I will definitely be checking out more of his stuff. Thanks for the tip!

J.L. Ordaz said...

Hello! thanks for everyone's compliments of my work! And big thanks to Retromodgirl for posting about me on the bolg!

All of my work is for sale, unless its already sold. If anyone is interested please e-mail me (address is on my site)My photography and art will complete any authentic looking Mid Century decor! :)

Anonymous said...

It is certainly interesting for me to read the post. Thanx for it. I like such topics and everything that is connected to them. I definitely want to read more soon.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

These are great! Thanks so much for sharing!

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Fabulous Finds Gal said...

What talent!

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Dad.. said...

The 3rd, the 8th, and the 9th ones are my favorites! AWESOME stuff!!

Some Like it said...

Those are just fabulous! Always enjoy the mix of retro and modern. Thanks for the photos!

Skinny Arbuckle said...

hi, i'm new to your blog and i love it!

Dylana said...

Beautiful pics!

Lovely blog!

padded-shoulders said...

Awesome blue suit...very jazzy! Would wear that out with some blister-inducing heels

Love love love your blog!


Fandango Moon said...

Awesome post! Thanks for sharing!!!

Dawn said...

LOL! I came all the way to NY to meet my new follower and found your post about an artist who is just up the road from me! How funny is that? I love that he uses that retro stuff called "film"!

Anonymous said...

these pictures are AMAZING. I love them so much!

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