Creatives Making Lemonade
We’re all at home, and it’s safe to say we are consuming even more social media content than we usually would, passing time online and trying to keep abreast of the latest news. On the social trail, we’ve spotted a few creatives killing the game at lockdown content and filling our feeds with posts which take in our current circumstances, while keeping an eye on the bright side. To help you through the week ahead, we’ve collated a shortlist of accounts worth watching to give you that lift when you need it most!
STREET ART – @emmaleneblake
One particular painter has been hard to miss over the past few weeks with the large-scale portrayals of celebrities, each with its own unique messaging around staying at home at responsible social distancing. Emmalene Blake has been adding a pop of colour and fun to the national directives that could otherwise seem quite somber. Check her out on Instagram @emmaleneblake, or on her website at emmaleneart.com
PHOTOGRAPHER – @ruthlessimagery
Ruth Medjber is a music and portrait photographer who has turned her vivid and vibrant shooting style to the quieter subject of her neighbours at home during quarantine. In a series named “Gra sa Bhaile”, Ruth has produced a heartwarming set of images showing local individuals and families posing for a photo through their front windows at twilight, bringing community values and warmth to the forefront in these strange times.
It’s no surprise that British-born Will McPhail has had such rip-roaring success over the past couple of years, drawing regularly for The New Yorker. Will’s content is consistently hilarious and always brings an unexpected twist. Regularly publishing brand new work with perfect timing, his drawings speak to the newest twist in world news- and somehow manage to tie the big picture directly to your own personal experience. Check him out @willmcphail4