Aerial Photographs of Beijing by Trey Ratcliff

the forbidden city from a DJI Quadcopter

I have been browsing the web for quadcopters and the aerial photography that can be taken with them and came across the story of Trey Ratcliff in Beijing. He was using his ‘New DJI Phantom 2 with Zenmuse H3-3d 3-axis Gimbal and Gopro Hero 3+ Black Edition‘ quadcopter to photograph the Forbidden City in China and was detained by Chinese authorities. They released him and confiscated his equipment but luckily for us he had already been filming Beijing for 5 days. Here’s some of what the photographer captured..Continue Reading

10 Sketchy Police Sketches

wanted police sketches

Things are probably easier now with computer software but I couldn’t think of a more challenging job than a police sketch artist. Some of the ‘artists’ below should think about finding less challenging careers as this one doesn’t seem to be working out for them. Something not involving portrait sketches or anything at all to do with art would be more appropriate ;-) Continue Reading

Rolf Harris Jailed for 5 Years

rolf harris sentenced

Entertainer Rolf Harris has been jailed for five years and nine months. He was found guilty earlier this week for 12 counts of indecent assault against 4 girls between the ages of 7 and 19. I predicted he would walk free and serve no prison time, so if you want your fortune told, let me know. The judge said he won’t have to pay compensation to the victims but will have to pay for all the legal costs of the prosecution. The so called elite of society has a lot to answer for!Continue Reading

Rolf Harris Found Guilty of Indecently Assaulting Young Girls

artist rolf harris guilty

Rolf Harris, AO, CBE, found guilty on 12 counts of indecent assault against four girls between 1968 and 1986. Honestly, I thought all the silly letters after his name and his connections would have saved old Rolfy. Obviously Rolf wasn’t as well connected as some thought as his elite psychopathic buddies have thrown him to the wolves. Rolf Harris, AO, CBE, will now be shortened to Rolf Harris, Pedo. Continue Reading

George Bush Paintings Hacker Gets 4 Years Prison

psychopath at the easel

The Romanian hacker known as Guccifer, most famous for releasing the George W. Bush paintings to the world, has been sentenced to 4 years in prison. The taxi driving hacker could spend up to 7 years in prison as he already had a 3 year suspended sentence to his name for hacking into the accounts of Romanian public figures. The 42 year old Marcel Lazar Lehel hacked into the accounts of notable people worldwide by guessing the password security questions of accounts using information easily accessible to the public.Continue Reading

Bound and Gagged Car Art

offensive ute art

The artwork on the back of a ute/pickup in Townsville, Australia is ruffling the feathers of a few concerned residents. The life like image of a blonde girl on the back tailgate of the vehicle creates the illusion that she is in the back of the car, bound and gagged, with a shovel leaning up against her. She’s obviously not having a rest after doing some gardening.Continue Reading

Pepper Spray Pig Awarded $38,000

fat pepper spraying pig

Remember pepper spray pig John Pike who casually sprayed peaceful protestors of the occupy movement like they were cockroaches? He has been awarded $38,000 in worker’s compensation. The poor dear has been suffering from depression and anxiety. It’s tough doing the dirty work of a psychopathic regime that only answers to banks and big business.. boo hoo.Continue Reading

Jonathan Meese Beats Nazi Salute Charge

jonathan meese nazi salute

German artist Jonathan Meese ended up beating charges of doing Nazi salutes. In Germany Nazi gestures are banned. Meese was charged with doing a Nazi salute twice at an event called Megalomania in the Art World in Kassel, Germany. Luckily for Meese, one retarded law can be beaten with the law that says works of art are exempt.Continue Reading

Stealing Images Online

Robert Genn’s latest Painter’s Keys newsletter is discussing copyright online and mentions them awful copyright notices that artists put all over their work.

“Those imprints are called “watermarks,” and while they give the copyright holder a feeling of security, they don’t deter Chinese clone shops from helping themselves. They don’t deter others, either, and it is photographers, particularly, who know all about it. Some pirates think we are living in the last days of copyright and they want to get to the New World. Using low-pixel images will certainly deter someone from making a direct giclee from your image, but no technology will stop somebody making a hand copy of anything you put out there.” Continue Reading

Art Fag City’s Cease and Desist

Those with a blog or website should be interested in the discussion over at Art Fag City where the estate of Helmut Newton has sent Paddy Johnson a cease and desist letter. She posted a nude Naomi Campbell photo by the fashion/erotic photographer Helmut Newton when she mentioned a Naomi Campbell retrospective at the upcoming Art Basel Miami in 08.Continue Reading