Spanish Ibiza-based artist Roseline de Thélin works with light as a medium; more precisely, fibre optics, that carry endless possibilities through photons. Finding inspiration in astronomy, scientific theories, quantum physics, and the expansion of consciousness, she creates holographic “Homos Luminosos” (luminous beings).
Her installation “Frequency” was exhibited during the Lincoln Festival of Digital Culture at the St Swithin Church in 2011
“Time smiles”, a cosmic and poetic project inviting the public to explore a space where time has stopped, was exhibited in the Atzaro Art Lounge, Ibiza and the Kinetica Art Fair, London between 2008 and 2010
“Seated child: was exhibited at the Kinetica Art Fair in London in 2013
“Akasha”, where her fibre optic sculptures were combined with mirrors, was exhibited by Gallery b12 in Iniza, Spain
For her series ‘Cosmic Surgery’ photographer Alma Haser uses origami to manipulate faces. A quite elaborate proces, she firstly photographs her sitters, then prints multiple images of the subject(s) face and folds them into a complicated origami modular construction, which she then places back onto the original face of the portrait. And finally she re-photographers the entire manipulated image.
Swiss artist and photographer Fabian Oefner (1984) is a curious investigator, photographer and artist, whose work moves between the fields of art and science. His images capture in unique and imaginative ways natural phenomena that appear in our daily lives, such as sound waves, centripetal forces, iridescence, or the unique properties of magnetic ferroliquids. His exploration of the unseen and poetic facets of the natural world is an invitation, as he says, “to stop for a moment and appreciate the magic that constantly surrounds us.”
A bursting ballon filled with corn starch. For a tiny amount of time, the starch still keeps the shape of the balloon, forming this blossom-like structure, before it collapses.
Black Hole is a series of images, which shows paint modeled by centripetal force. Various shades of acrylic paint are dripped onto a metallic rod, which is connected to a drill. When switched on, the paint starts to move away from the rod, creating these amazing looking structures.
The combustion of alcohol. A flame is stopped in time as it travels through a glass bottle, containing whiskey and oxygen.
Fabian Oefner’s TED Talk
Italian designer Giuseppe Randazzo’s Stone Fields are created from several fractal subdivision strategies.
“I love the work by Richard Long, from which this project takes its cue. The way he fills lonely landscapes with arcaic stones patterns and its eroic artistic practice, in his monumental vision, is in strong contrast with this computational approach that – ironically – allows virtual stones creation and sorting in a non phisical, mental way, a ‘lazy’ version, so to speak. The virtual stones created from several fractal subdivision strategies, find their proper position within the circle, with a trial and error hierarchical algorithm. A mix of attractors and scalar fields drives the density and size of the stones.”
David Maisel’s large-scaled, otherworldly photographs chronicle the complex relationships between natural systems and human intervention, piecing together the fractured logic that informs them both. His series History’s Shadow consists of re-photographed x-rays of art objects from antiquity.
“I have culled these x-rays from museum archives, which utilise them for conservation purposes. Through the x-ray process, the artworks of origin become de-familiarised and de-contextualised, yet acutely alive and renewed.”
Make up artist: Stephanie Neiheisel, Model: Cami Talbot, Photographer: Jesse Erasmus
Canadian artist Linda Vachon creates these intriguing dreamlike pieces of work through
photography, painting and digital manipulation.
When photographer Nick Brandt discovered perfectly preserved birds and bats on the shoreline of Lake Natron in northern Tanzania, he took a detour from his usual work.
“I could not help but photograph them,” he says. “No one knows for certain exactly how they die, but it appears that the extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface confuses them, and like birds crashing into plate glass windows, they crash into the lake.”
The lake takes its name from natron, a naturally occurring compound made mainly of sodium carbonate, with a bit of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) thrown in. Here, this has come from volcanic ash, accumulated from the Great Rift valley. Animals that become immersed in the water die and are calcified.
Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison are a husband and wife creative duo that create works in
response to the ever-bleakening relationship linking humans, technology, and nature. Their
poetic surrealistic works feature an ambiguous narrative that offers insight into the dilemma posed by science and technology’s failed promise to fix our problems, provide explanations, and furnish certainty pertaining to the human condition.
Philippine artist Januz Miralles manipulates his photos in a paint-like manner, seemingly dissolving them.
Jenny Woods’ life is messy. The way she views it is messy, and her photos portray that.
“They’re not always exposed properly, in focus, or they’re cropped weird and the faces are not always beautiful and I love that. I love that more than anything.
I wish I could tell you that I sit at my desk and brainstorm for hours about how I want a certain photo to come out or that I put so much depth and thought into everything I create, but I don’t. Most of the time it’s by beautiful accident and I’m lucky.”
Dina Goldstein is a conceptual photographer with a background in editorial/documentary photography. Her series Fallen Princesses was born out of deep personal pain, when she raged against the “happily ever after” motif we are spoon fed since childhood. The series created metaphor out of the myths of fairy tales, forcing the viewer to contemplate real life: failed dreams, pollution and ocean degradation, war, obesity, the extinction of indigenous cultures, cancer and the fallacy of chasing eternal youth.
Jacob Ring (1987, Auckland, New Zealand) creates experimental photographic works. Considering scenes that are unmonumental in occurrence, the works become vast in referential impact. Much of his work is concerned with portraying multiple layers of reality, and an image is often built through repeated experiments in process, rather than captured. Ring is a chromesthete, affected by the sound to vision variety of the neurological condition synaesthesia. Visualising sound as colour and imagery is a trait that constantly influences his practice at a core level.
Patricio Reig’s ambition to dig deeper into the essential aspects of the human condition started at a young age. He ended up studying architecture, which widened his vision of society; but ultimately photography became the most effective means to analyse his own reality.
In his work, he always uses alternative methods, such as hand build stenopeic cameras.
“They have allowed me to explore and find new forms of expression. The simpler the system is, the more elaborate are the results. The unknown is at stake. Accidents and unaccounted features manifest themselves as a result.”
– Oil Portrait
– Cuadernos Bogotanos
– La Ciudad Infinita1
– Habitación 85
– En el Laberinto
Chen Jiagang, 1962, China, studied architecture and became a full-time photographer in 2001. His large-scale images are a mix of documentary, conceptual and staged photography. In Silk Road (2009) Jiagang retraces the ancient path of civilisation that established contact between East and West.
“The Silk Road is a lens, allowing us to consider today’s events in light of those of the past. One could venture to say that after the crisis, the end of ideological art has been declared, and that we have entered the era of globalisation and information.”
French photographer and makeup artist Nadia Wicker’s work revolves solely around the theme of self-portrait, which she considers “a never ending quest for identity”. Not certain of what or who she really is, she revels in the ambiguity of her own existence by exposing her multitude of self.
Via Beware Magazine.
Photograper Irina Werning loves old photos. As a result she started (in 2010) inviting people to go back to their future…
Lali 1978 & 2010
Tommy 1977 & 2010 Buenos Aires
Irina’s parents 1970 & 2010
Cecile 1987 & 2010
Marita and Coty 1977 & 2010
Pancho 1983 & 2010
French artist Sylvain Granjon’s series Douce Amère, feature his daughter.
“When I photograph my daughter, my own flesh and blood, I photograph myself. Her direct look has shaken my certainties. What I see in her eyes challenges me, as an adult, as a father. She seems to be asking me : “What have you become?”
When I portray my daughter there is a seriousness at odds with her young age. I try to evoke the adult’s desperate quest for the mythical image of his or her own childhood; the source of all our emotions.”
David Terrazas is a Spanish photographer who lives and works between Madrid and Bangkok. He became interested in photography at an early age through his father, who was an avid book collector. Terrazas shoots fashion and commercial spreads, as well as portraits.
Oleg Dou‘s series Cubs was inspired by the peculiar tradition of photographing dead children in the 19th century.
“I’m looking for something bordering the beautiful and the repulsive and want to attain the sense of presence one gets when walking past a plastic mannequin.”
Russian photographer Evgeniy Shaman captures a labyrinth of experiences within this rather dark mystery world we live in an utterly captivating manner.
Find his book My.sTories here.
Spanish photographer Eugenio Recuenco has created stunning interpretations of several of
Picasso’s women paintings.
Alexander von Reiswitz, born 1965 in Málaga, studied art history before switching over to architecture and photography. His series ‘Zoogestalten’ contains serious portraits of the Berlin Zoo residents, strikingly capturing their personalities.
Justin Bartels is an American photographer. His series Impression showcases imprints left on women’s skin from the binding apparel they wear.
Images © Justin Bartels