Recreating the Dead

Photography // Tuesday, June 24, 2014
For the past four years, photographer Arne Svenson travelled to law enforcement agencies and coroner’s offices to locate and photograph a unique genre of sculptures. When an unidentified corpse is discovered, occasionally authorities will have a clay or plaster likeness of the deceased created to aid in their identification. 

Bob Mazzer "Underground" @ Howard Griffin Gallery, London

Photography // Monday, June 23, 2014
While working as a projectionist in a porn cinema in Central London during the 1980s, Bob Mazzer began photographing on the tube during his daily commute, creating irresistibly joyous pictures alive with humor and humanity. "Every day I traveled to King's Cross and back. Coming home late at night, it was like a party and I felt like the tube was mine and I was there to take the pictures” recalls Mazzer. 

Vilde J Rolfsen – Plastic Landscapes

Photography // Monday, June 23, 2014
With an underlying environmental message, photographer Vilde J Rolfsen has used lights and coloured backgrounds to create Plastic Bag Landscapes #1 and #2. Reminiscent of mountain-scapes, icebergs and glacial panoramas they interestingly remind of the natural beauty of our world and its importance. 

The work of Sarah Cwynar

Photography // Monday, June 23, 2014
Every now and again, you stumble upon an artist whose work feels like a breath of fresh air. It is encouraging, it is inspiring, and it is, above all else, motivation to keep on creating. Sara Cwynar is that breathe of fresh air. The Vancouver bred and New York-based photographer, illustrator, and graphic designer is known for her seemingly nostalgic images pushing the boundaries of the photograph and exploring multiplicities, color, and categorization.

"DubaiLand" by Aleix Paldemunt

Photography // Monday, June 23, 2014
DubaiLand is a tourism and entertainment complex currently being built in Dubai, with a proposed 64.3 billion dollar budget. This “regional and global tourism hub” was announced in 2003, with the global recession halting it’s construction from 2008 to mid-2013. In 2007, photographer Aleix Paldemunt, a technical engineer turned photographer, traveled to Dubai to photograph the park.

Another Look at Faces 5 by Ashkan Honarvar

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 23, 2014
If you have a light stomach, maybe this isn't for you? Utrecht photographer Ashkan Honarvar (Utrecht is a really nice town, by the way), has created this series called "Faces 5", where he has created a mutilated face and replaced the blood and injury with frosting, candy sprinkles, and what appears to be candy canes.

The photographic work of Anthony Hernandez

Photography // Sunday, June 22, 2014
Anthony Hernandez illustrates society’s class and racial divides throughout his photographic career. Beginning in the 1970’s in Los Angeles, Hernandez focused primarily on spontaneous portraits. In Rodeo Drive, Hernandez’s portraits show the wealth and excess of the upper class. 

Tomas van Houtryve – Blue Sky Days

Photography // Saturday, June 21, 2014
Most of us may find it surprising that at this point in time most Americans will have been ‘seen’ by a drone, even if they have never looked up into the sky to see one themselves. Interested in ‘the changing nature of surveillance, personal privacy and war,’ photographer Tomas van Houtryve recently acquired a drone, adapting it to be able to take high definition imagery from the sky with video transmission back to a monitor on the ground.

Dan Bannino's "Still Diet"

Photography // Friday, June 20, 2014
Dan Bannino is an Italian photographer known for his juicy sharpness, product shots, and still lives, with recognition from the likes of The Huffington Post, Artnet, Designboom, Glamour, Refinery29, and The Gloss, among many others. His latest series holds true to his signature slickness and eccentric (even repulsive, at times) subject matter.

Maurizio Di Iorio

Photography // Friday, June 20, 2014
“I have never been attracted to a photography that seizes the moment. It’s the second look that unveils the revealing detail, never the first,” says M. Di Iorio. Such sentiments from the photographers statement are reflected in a series of images titled ‘Objects’ and ‘Human being’ on the artists website. 


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