Maroesjka Lavigne - You Are More Than Beautiful

Photography // Thursday, June 19, 2014
Debates concerning the representation of ‘beauty’ are extensive and on-going globally. Born in Belgium, Maroesjka Lavingne has focused an exploration of this topic of discussion in Seoul, South Korea. Her body of work ‘You Are More Than Beautiful’ aims to question the rising popularity of cosmetic surgery and its proliferated image of desirability within their media. 

One No One and One Hundred Thousand

Photography // Thursday, June 19, 2014
What was supposed to be a cross-country photographic journey across North America turned into a 10 month stay in the Salton Sea on Southern California. What Italian photographer Nicholas Albrecht found there was a unique mixture of lifestyle and landscape that he felt had yet to be photographed. 

The work of Jade Finnan

Photography // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The next generation of bright young things on their paths to take the world by storm are already showcasing their promising talents in graduate exhibitions across the country. University of Salfords’ fashion photography graduate Jade Finnan being one of them.

"In the Shadow of Freud’s Couch" by Mark Gerald

Photography // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Mark Gerald is both a photographer and a psychoanalyst. With a Ph.D., two Master’s degrees, and a position at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, Gerald is internationally recognized and published for his dialogue regarding psychoanalytic psychology. In addition all of this, Gerald studied photography at Pratt Institute and with the International Center of Photography, among several other workshops at respected institutions. 

"Zuma" by John Divola

Photography // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
A lot can happen to a building in two years. And that’s just what photographer John Divola shows in his 1979 project “Zuma.” In this collection of photographs, Divola explores the relationship between inevitable, natural weathering and intentional, human destruction, including graffiti and vandalism.

The Dark Side of Dreams

Photography // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
In the late 1960’s, photographer Arthur Tress began a series of photographs that were inspired by the dreams of children. Tress had each child he approached tell him about a prominent dream of theirs which Tress would then artistically re-create and photograph with the child as the main subject. 

The Crashing of Porcelain by Martin Klimas

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 17, 2014
"From a height of three meters, porcelain figurines are dropped on the ground, and the sound they make when they hit trips the shutter release. The result: razor-sharp images of disturbing beauty—temporary sculptures made visible to the human eye by high-speed photography technology. The porcelain statuette bursting into pieces isn't what really captures the attention; the fascination lies in the genesis of a dynamic figure that replaces the static pose..."

Alasdair McLellan: Ultimate Clothing Company

Photography // Monday, June 16, 2014
The fashion world’s renowned photographer Alasdair McLellan discloses an insight into his Yorkshire roots, the inspiration behind his recently released photo book: Ultimate Clothing Company. Featuring soldiers, builders, skaters, boxers and the ordinary boys and men about town, these local figures are an embodiment of youthful promise.

Ecce Homo

Photography // Monday, June 16, 2014
Named after it’s religious origin, Berlin artist Evelyn Bencicova’s series “Ecce Homo” depicts nude figures intertwined to create their own abstract mass within desaturated and mundane settings. 

The Photography of Devin Briggs

Photography // Monday, June 16, 2014
Photographer and skateboarder Devin Briggs hails from Huntington Beach, California. He approaches friends and strangers with an equally intense curiosity, collecting for viewers the visual grit of punks, dogs, and the fight at corner-store.

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