Photography // Wednesday, July 08, 2015
No stranger to integrating technology with his creativity, Joe Michael has experimented with a variety of techniques creating 24-hour time-lapse landscape photography and even constructing 3D time-lapse rigs and 360-degree cinema experiences for Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” movie. His most recent project entitled Luminosity explores the species of glow-worms called Arachnocampa luminosa, which are found in limestone caves in New Zealand.
Photography // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Raised in the California’s farmland and culturally vapid Central Valley, Dustin Aksland made his escape after high school to pursue a life of the opposite, rich with adventure, travel and lots of photography. After attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Aksland moved to New York and has since been been filling his relentless appetite for shooting a wide range of subjects.
Erotica // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Photographer Nikolay Bakharev was an orphan (his parents died when he was four) who worked as a mechanic until he developed his profession as a self-trained photographer. He grew up in East Russia near Mongolia, and still lives in Siberia. His work was featured in the "Ostalgia" exhibition in the summer of 2011 at the New Museum in New York which gathered art from Eastern European countries with a curious nostalgia for a painful past. As a critic in the Economist said: "All of this art is political, by the simple act of its creation."
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 06, 2015
Swiss photographer Roger Weiss' Human Dilatation series 'does not fear the marks of frailness of the body and its imperfections but rather encourages the female image to appear as a whole: a shape by itself, in a game of istortions that allows one to differently relate to the image, entirely detached from the sterotypical and hypocritical notion of beauty.'
Photography // Sunday, July 05, 2015
Imperial publishing has recently released Opening Night, a limited edition book compiling photographs shot in the ‘60s by Elliot Landy. The images of various celebrities and socialites were shot over 6 months when Landy had access to the most premier celebrity parties. Celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor, Faye Dunaway, Marlene Dietrich, Andy Warhol, Dustin Hoffman, Lauren Bacall and many more all appear in Landy’s newest book.
Photography // Saturday, July 04, 2015
In 2014, photographer and director Tyrone Lebon made “Reely and Truly”, a diaristic and personal documentary about photography. The film begins with Lebon’s father Mark, who is also a photographer, reading to camera: “This is a film about photography, and therefore a film about lies. Even the nature of truth, possibly a lie about a lie, or a truth about The truth.."
Photography // Friday, July 03, 2015
Photographer Viktoria Sorochinski’s work gracefully combines documentary and fantasy. Her work examines relationships, particularly family dynamics. Much of her work also includes children and encompasses themes of morality, personal growth, and innocence. Sorochinski’s photographs are full of both intimacy and imagination. According to the artist: “My work process is very intuitive and my aim as an artist is to create the conditions that will allow these moments of revelation to occur in front of my camera.”
Photography // Thursday, July 02, 2015
Arrivals and Departures chronicles Jacob Aue Sobol’s travels across the Asian continent by train during 2012-2014, with stops in Moscow, Russia; Ulan Batar, Mongolia and Beijing, China, and numerous rural communities along the way. During three separate month-long trips, Sobol photographed the changing landscape from his window seat, as well as encounters with inhabitants of the locations where he disembarked.
Photography // Thursday, July 02, 2015
In his series, “Body Language,” photographer Martin Kruck captured messages imprinted on skin. These cryptic messages such as “too late” are made even more curious with their indentation on the human body. The marks appear to be temporary which contributes to the ephemeral nature of the work.
Photography // Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Duane Stephen Michals is an American photographer known widely for his traditional, editorial photo essays as well as the sequence photographs he began making in New York in 1966. The Bewitched Bee (1986) is one such sequential project. The series of 5x7 silver gelatin prints features handwritten segments of text that, when arranged by the number at the top of the frame, create a personal narrative.