Matt Frantz

mixed media narrative art painting drawing photography
Posts Tagged ‘vintage’

Stephanie In The Garden

Lensbaby tilt lens artistic photo.

Digital photograph with lensbaby tilt lens.

Victoria with Cobalt

17.5 x 25 inches. Original photo and digital art by Matt Frantz.

“Hungry” by Cabinet of Curiosities (music video)

still images from cabinet of curiosities music video

Cabinet of Curiosities music video

Music by Cabinet of Curiosities (Evelyne Bennu, Trey Brinkley) Visit the Cabinet of Curiosities myspace page Filmed in Hollywood and Pasadena, California by Matt Frantz, Lara McLaughlin, Matt Kirkpatrick, and Leah Eropkin. Editing by Matt Frantz and Lara McLaughlin with production assistance by Matt Kirkpatrick.

Miles and miles of murky road,
in the cold,
yet they lead you far away,
from your head,
in flimsy dreams of exhaust,
you’re so lost,
what you want, you cannot say,
only weep.

Never-ending appetite,
in your deepest misery.

It would be nice to be other,
than the norm,
to have the skills to stand out,
in the crowd,
they never teach you perfection,
bring you down,
they stifle your identity,
keep you dull.

To be small is not a crime,
you’re extraordinary,
put away your rage and fear,
and be.

In your tiny universe,
so perverse,
you have broken your own rules,
and it hurts,
now it’s time to face yourself,
and be free,
what matters is in your heart,
don’t look back.

To be small is not a crime,
you’re extraordinary,
put away your rage and fear,
and be.

now it’s time to face yourself,
and be free,
what matters is in your heart,
don’t look back,
don’t look back.

Music and lyrics © Cabinet of Curiosities. All rights reserved.

Golden Summer Hair

photo of female figure by matt frantz

12 x 12 inches, photograph.

Elise (Half Hidden)

photo art by matt frantz

16 x 20 inches, manipulated photograph.

Charlotte, Pale Vintage

mixed media art by Matt Frantz, photo based on vintage style

24 x 35 inches, mixed media (photo transfer, acrylic, pencil) on panel

Paul K: Aftermath (music video)

still frames of paul k music video by matt frantz

Video filmed and edited by Matt Frantz (with public archive footage)

This video won “best narrative” category in the Lexington Film League’s 2010 Music Video Showcase. This song, Aftermath, is from the Paul K release A Wilderness of Mirrors. Lyrics: Oh, in the aftermath, we started feeling bad-We lost the house and land, and everything we had-First the pigs and cows, overnight it seems-My fever was my friend, my sick waking dream-We couldn’t work ‘er right, started to drink and fight-And then the lumps appeared, on our arms and ears-I lashed out at God, told him he did me wrong-He said, “you’re just a tyke, I’ll show you what it’s like, you think you’ve had it rough, you think your life is tough, well, I’ve given you a gift, until you’re cold and stiff, you’re going to feel my love” © Paul K.


photo manipulation by matt frantz

20 x 16 inches, manipulated photograph

Salvaged Memories

15 x 21 inches, archival prints, burned and sealed with wax on panel.

Reminder of a Memory

manipulated photo with drawing by Matt Frantz

16 x 20 inches, manipulated photograph with drawing

I decided on Reminder of a Memory as the title for this image because of the green, gold, and brown tones with scratched texture. At my aunt’s house, there was a painting above the fireplace. It probably bears no resemblance to this at all. The house is lived in by different people, my aunt and the painting are both gone, and there is no way I can see it again to compare. But this image reminds me of the painting, which reminds me of more images and sensations from early in my life. My parents also had a green bedspread that had gold tones that could be seen from certain angles. The cloth was worn in areas which added variety to the texture. It was soft and warm.

Victoria Vengeance (profile)

Radiant and White

photography by Matt Frantz

Click here for lyrics and a link to a free mp3 download of a song by the same title