video: Bruce Gilden critiques Art Photography

Photography // Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Magnum photographer and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, Bruce Gilden critiques contemporary art photography and we can’t stop laughing. We’re not sure if this was intended to be comical or not, but we think it’s ridiculously hilarious. Simply put, “This lady is not a photographer” says Gilden.  

Visible Light

Photography // Wednesday, October 01, 2014
As a former student of both painting and photography, Alexander Harding has a clear handle on the nature of light. In his series Visible Light, Harding examines our relationship with sunlight with a range of abstract and representational photographs. 

Photographs by Hermann Försterling

Erotica // Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Hermann Försterling is a German painter and photographer whose photographs of the human body we have been admiring for the last couple weeks. Using a copper plate etching technique that transfers the photographs to hand-made papers, the artists creates often uncomfortable images of an almost corpselike presentation of the human body. At the same time, the photographs are a beautiful celebration of the human form. Be sure to explore his site for more work!

Nguan's Singapore

Photography // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
In his series titled Singapore, photographer Nguan offers a quiet glimpse into lives of the people who live here. Even in instances of falling apart homes and unassuming citizens on the street, Nguan finds beauty and pulls the viewer in to see his home country the way he sees it. 

Eadweard Muybridge’s Studies in Motion

Photography // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Before the use of moving pictures became prevalent, a well-know nineteenth century photographer was called upon to settle a bet. The photographer was Eadweard Muybridge and the bet was whether or not all four of a horse’s legs leave the ground when galloping. 

Magdalena Bors Builds and Photographs Surreal Landscapes in Her Home

Photography // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Melbourne-based artist Magdalena Bors latest series of photographs features complex, surreal environments within her home. Entitled The Seventh Day, the series required a very labor-intensive and repetitive process to build the sets. The artist is fascinated by the simultaneous strength and fragility of the connection between the natural world and ourselves. 

Instant Cubans by "Carson Sanders"

Photography // Monday, September 29, 2014
Using an Instax Wide as his camera of choice, Georgia-based photographer Carson Sanders traveled to six different parts of Cuba on his 10-day tour of the country. "Cuba is a very mysterious and often overlooked country. I came and I left, it felt like a dream," he says. 

Carla Richmond’s Environmental Portraits

Photography // Monday, September 29, 2014
Photographer Carla Richmond is interested in people. The Los Angeles-based photographer was introduced to portraiture early in her college career and has been taking pictures of people ever since. Through her environmental portraits of friends and strangers, she manages to find beauty in the banal and everyday. 

Farid Rasulov’s Carpeted Rooms

Photography // Monday, September 29, 2014
In his images, Azerbaijan photographer Farid Rasulov creates complex and intriguing interiors. His process includes covering and entire room from floor to ceiling in traditional Azerbaijan carpet patterns and then placing solid white sculptures of animals and reptiles, including lions, horses, dogs, lizards, and cats.

"Pepe" by Bronia Stewart

Photography // Sunday, September 28, 2014
For six weeks London-based photographer, Bronia Stewart hung out in the not-so safe city of Chalco in the outskirts of Mexico City spending most her days hanging out with gang member and storeowner, Pepe Torreblanco. Stewert’s project appropriately entitled “Pepe” documents the lifestyle of Pepe and friends showing similar parallels to Los Angeles gang culture. 
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