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.
Justin Bartels is an American photographer. His series Impression showcases imprints left on women’s skin from the binding apparel they wear.
Eduardo Izq is a scientist who loves photography, and who’s female portraits are simply stunning.
In 2007 American artist Sharon Core recreated a number of still lifes by the 19th-century painter Raphaelle Peale, for her Early American series, by manipulating the surreally beautiful lighting and an assortment of objects ranging from flowers and fish to watermelons alongside genuine antique crockery and glassware.
Animal eyes is a continuing series of macro photographs by Armenian Photographer Suren Manvelyan.
New-York based artist Michal Rovner (1957 in Tel Aviv) studied cinema, television and philosophy before enrolling at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, receiving a BFA in photography and art in 1985.
Through multiple processing and re-shooting of the basic images and often adding colours, she creates an image several degrees removed from the actual reality she started with, yet retaining a haunting familiarity with it. She quotes Giacometti approvingly: ‘Has the artist erased enough data?’
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Elena Oganesyan is a young Russian photographer living in Moscow who’s moody blurs are truly captivating.
Nobuhiro Nakanishi’s Layered Drawings contain scenes that are repeatedly photographed, capturing change and the subtle passage of time. Laser printed and mounted onto acrylic they are layered into sculpture installations.
“The theme of my work is: the physical that permeates into the art piece. In a foggy landscape, we no longer see what we are usually able to see – the distance to the traffic light, the silhouette of the trees, the slope of the ground. By capturing spatial change and the infinite flow of time, I strive to produce art that creates movement between the artwork itself and the viewer’s experience of the artwork.”
Nadav Kander (born in Israel, raised in South Africa) has lived in London since the 1980s. He is a photographer, artist and director. His series “Bodies, 6 Women, 1 Man” serves as a monumental studies of the human condition by displaying honest photographs of the human form with a reference to the renaissance.
“Revealed yet concealed. Shameless yet shameful. Ease and unease. Beauty and destruction. These paradoxes are displayed in all my work; an inquiry into what it feels like to be human. Wherever I may be, my pictures seek to expose the shadow and vulnerability that exists in all of us, and it is this vulnerability that I find so beautiful.”
For those of you, who – like me – would love to own one of these, but most likely never will, fortunately, there is also a book available.
Australian photographer Bill Gekas draws inspiration from classical paintings from Rembrandt, Raphael and Velazquez and makes portraits of his 5-year-old daughter to pay tribute to well-known portraits.
“The key to executing a shoot like this is to have it all planned before the subject enters the scene, the lighting, props, composition etc. From thought to finished post processed shot ready for display a typical shot can average a total of 8 hours.”
Dutch artist and designer Roeland Otten‘s Transformatie Huisje (2009) aims to bring back the lost view in this historical part of Rotterdam, that was taken by a concrete electricity substation by covering unattractive areas with high-resolution photographs that blend seamlessly into the surroundings.
After spending six years learning the cumbersome wet-plate collodion process invented in 1851, photographer Michael Shindler opens a walk-in tintype portrait studio (Photobooth) in 2011.
The wet-plate collodion process involves coating an enameled metal plate with a collodion mixture, which is then sensitized, exposed and processed all within a few minutes while the plate is still wet. The resulting image (while technically a negative) is made up of extremely fine silver particles that are creamy-white in color, which allows the image to be viewed as a positive when seen against a black background.
Full Moon Silhouettes is a real time video of the moon rising over the Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand by photographer Mark Gee. Amazing fact: although this video was technically challenging to make, it has not been manipulated at all.
“People had gathered up there this night to get the best view possible of the moon rising. I captured the video from 2.1km away on the other side of the city. It’s something that I’ve been wanting to photograph for a long time now, and a lot of planning and failed attempts had taken place. Finally, during moon rise on the 28th January 2013, everything fell into place and I got my footage.
Melding her passion for photography with her love of animals, Sharon Montrose creates pretty awesome work.
Marcelo Buainain was born in 1962 in Campo Grande, Brazil, and defines himself as a documentary photographer. In 1988, he abandoned the 5th grade of the medical school at the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul – UFMS, to devote himself to photography and we thank him for it.
Daria Tuminas was born in 1984 in St.-Petersburg, Russia. She has always been interested in photography, from different angles that is. She has conducted academic research and writes critical essays on photography besides actually taking pictures. ‘Ivan and the Moon’ is her very first project in the latter category.
Ivan is the elder, he is 16. Andrey, nicknamed “Moon”, is the younger, 14. The two brothers live in a far located village in the northern part of Russia. They differ from city teenagers a lot – have completely other moral values and fairy tale world inside: go hunting and fishing, know joiner’s chisel, play with ghosts at abandoned places, do not want to move to a city and love nature. Mature and childish at the same time. Naive and enigmatic.
John Bodin is an Australian photographic based artist principally interested in the urban environment and the utility of the landscape.
His work is inspired by attempting to capture ‘new light through old windows’ being present to whatever is before him. Bodin often employs semi-abstracted methodologies created using film and digital technologies and preserves a high level of visual integrity within the image.