The Open Road

Photography // Monday, October 13, 2014
On October 31, one of Aperture’s most recent photo books, “The Open Road”, will be released. The 336 page book visually discusses the act of the American road trip. The book is comprised of text by David Campany and photographic works by Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand, Joel Sternfeld, William Eggleston, and Alec Soth that collectively cover over half a century of photographic practice. 

Marcie Hancock's "And The Creek Don't Rise"

Photography // Monday, October 13, 2014
Marcie Hancock is a photographer from Roanoke, Virginia currently making work in and about Southern and Central Appalachia. Her current in-progress series And The Creek Don't Rise is split into two narratives; Blues Jumped The Rabbit and Orange Blossom Special.

"I throw myself at men" by Lilly McElroy

Photography // Saturday, October 11, 2014
“I make work about the desire to form connections with others and how difficult it can sometimes be to actually do that. For the "I Throw Myself at Men" series I was thinking about romantic connections and how awkward, painful, and wonderful it can be to try and form an attachment to another person,” says Lilly McElroy when talking to the Huffington Post two years ago. 

"Improbabilita" by Giuseppe Colarusso

Photography // Friday, October 10, 2014
In his series "Improbabilita," Italian artist Giuseppe Colarusso makes everyday objects completely unusable. Each image becomes a bit of a puzzle to solve. In an interview, the artist mentions that the pieces that are not created in Photoshop, he fabricates himself. 

Jakub Karwowski's "Rysa"

Photography // Friday, October 10, 2014
Jakub Karwowski's "Rysa," or Scratch, translated from his native Polish, is a narrative about the artists son. Capturing mesmerizing light, the series of images is dark and haunting. Playing with the notion of memory and personal reality, Karwowski' weaves together fact and fiction to create a version of the truth that he shares with the viewer through beautifully crafted portraits.

Seung-Hwan Oh’s “Impermanence”

Photography // Friday, October 10, 2014
Creating a new take on portraits, South Korea artist Seung-Hwan Oh uses a combination of biology and art to produce the work in his series “Impermanence”. Best described on his website, Oh’s artistic process “exposes his practice to Science. As a microbiologist, he cultivates fungus that he applies to his film. 

The Surreal and Vintage Photography of Heinrich Heidersberger

Erotica // Friday, October 10, 2014
Heidersberger Heinrich was a German photographer born in 1906 and who passed away in 2006. he studied architecture briefly and attended painting classes given by Fernand Léger at the Académie Moderne in Paris and found himself trapped in the midst of surrealism and surrealist movement. But painting was only a first step. Heidersberger soon discovered his passion: photography. In particular, the American artist Man Ray, who also lived in the French capital in the early 1930s, was an artist who most inspired him. Here is a collection of his work...

Kaleidoscope Views of the Middle East’s Mosques

Photography // Friday, October 10, 2014
Through the use of wide-angle fisheye lenses, Northern Iranian photographer Mohammad Domiri captures the geometric structures and visual patterns of the majestic mosques located throughout the Middle East. Focusing on the way light enhances a space, Domiri seeks out the bold stained glass windows of each mosque he photographs and waits for the perfect moment when light to penetrates the space, which he then photographs. By using his fisheye lens, Domiri helps to guide the viewer through the entire space and visually absorb its grandeur.

The work of Matthieu Lavanchy

Photography // Thursday, October 09, 2014
Swiss photographer and set designer Matthieu Lavanchy's work combines less than expected subjects with skillful composition to create humorous editorial pieces. Keeping his works on the simple side, Lavanchy creates intrigue with texture, color, and line. 

Hauntingly Beautiful by Alexis Wood

Erotica // Thursday, October 09, 2014
Photographer Alexis Wood has a great resume shooting for high-end and widely read fashion mags, but we love this new series she shot called "Hauntingly Beautiful" featuring model Annamarie Bartolozzi. Of course putting someone in the woods with a good photographer is going to make for a good shoot, but the use of facepaint and costume makes this particularly an interesting take on fine art and fashion photography.

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