"A coworker asked for my number the other day. My friends overheard and said: ‘He must have a thing for Indians.’ I was like, ‘Or maybe I’m just really fucking cool.’"
Various artworks inspired from John Keats’ ballad La Belle Dame sans Merci (1819).
- 'La Belle Dame sans Merci', Sir Frank Dicksee
- 'La Belle Dame sans Merci', Arthur Hughes
- 'La Belle Dame sans Merci', Walter Crane
- 'Lamia', John William Waterhouse
- 'La Belle Dame sans Merci', John William Waterhouse
- 'La Belle Dame sans Merci', Frank Cadogan Cowper
Fantasy Photography by Manuel Archain
Manuel Archain was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1983.
He started his studies when he was 5, sculpture, drawing and painting at his mother’s studio, the artist Silvina Viaggio.
At the age of 13 he ads to his drawing studies a comic background, studying with Carlos Pedrazzini.
At the same time he starts his work as a photographer in a practical way, working with different professionals, from here he evolves in his art achieving a personal style.
At age of 17 he started to work on commercials, movies and video clips in the art department and as a photographer.
Has been assistant photographer of Peter Rad, Blinkk, Samuel Bayer, Tony Kaye, Marc Trautmann, Michael Haussman.
Since 2004 he works as a professional photographer for advertising and cinema.
He has work with client as: Swisscom, Absolut, Sony Ericsson, Kraft, Universal Music, Convene Magazine, BA Insider Magazine.
His personal work is been shown around the world, Buenos Aires (Argentina), Bogota (Colombia), Barcelona (Spain),
Paris (France), Miami (USA), Lima (Peru), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Santiago de Chile (Chile). (via)
"I’m trying to find money for African start-ups. But I’m much too African for this cold weather."
"What sort of start-ups?"
"Most of them combine agriculture and mobile technology."
"How do those two things go together?"
"Africa is is an interesting case because it skipped the PC age and went straight to mobile. The economy is still largely based on agriculture, and farmers are beginning to use mobile technology to keep track of weather updates, market prices, and improved farming techniques."