Country Fictions

Photography // Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Between 2011 and 2013, Spanish photographer Juan Aballe explored the transition of moving from a city to the rural landscapes of the Iberian Peninsula in Europe. In his series “Country Fictions”, Aballe shows the tensions created when those trying to connect with the surrounding nature clashes with their city habits and known lifestyles.

Amiko Li’s “Maiden Voyage”

Photography // Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Through the use of subtlety and acute observations, Chinese photographer Amiko Li creates a reticent narrative in his series “Maiden Voyage”. Though the images give little guidance as to what Li’s exact visual tale is, the images’ titles give us a piece of the puzzle. 

The World of Dania Shihab

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 22, 2014
Shadows, angles, day, night.... that is the strength of Australian-born, Barcelona-based photographer Dania Shihab. We recently came across Shihab's work while doing some looks into new works by Viviane Sassen, and Shihab has been influenced by her work. A good inspiration to work off of. 

The Photography of Gabriel Isak

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 22, 2014
We started the morning looking at photography manipulator Gabriel Isak's "The Shadow and the Self" series (the one with the blue backgrounds) but then fell into a bunch of his work and found a selection for you today. Born in Sweden, "Gabriel is currently residing in San Francisco where he is pursuing his dream as a photographer at Academy of Art University."

Flyfishing the Sierra

Photography // Monday, December 22, 2014
In September, photographer Elias Carlson created a series for the outfitter Filson documenting a flyfishing trip through the Sierras mountain Range of California. The series provides a nostalgic portrayal of every aspect of the trip. 

"Plein Soleil" by Anaïs Boileau

Photography // Monday, December 22, 2014
Created as a final for her studies at ECAL, Anaïs Boileau's series Plein Soleil features Latin architecture and middle aged sunbathers. Uncovering this beachside community's lust for the exotic, Boileau's images are bright and sunny, mixed with a subtle irony. The final images lie somewhere between documentary and fiction.

Best of 2014: A New Kind of Beauty

Photography // Monday, December 22, 2014
From 2008-2010, London-based photographer Phillip Toledano developed a body of work that focused on the extreme side of plastic surgery. Through traditional lighting techniques, Toledano highlights the contours of his physically altered subjects’ skin and focuses on the sculptural aspect of their modified bodies. 

The work of Bob Willoughby

Photography // Sunday, December 21, 2014
Popular Photography called Bob Willoughby "The man who virtually invented the photojournalistic motion picture still." Willoughby was the first “outside” photographer hired by the major studios for the magazine, and was the link between filmmakers and major magazines of the time, such as Like and Look.

"One" by Harry Gould Harvey

Photography // Saturday, December 20, 2014
Harry Gould Harvey’s One is the first part of a three part project with the intent of exploring contemporary punk culture. The book One explores the ambiguity of sexuality within the subculture and the surfaces that surround it. The photographs here-in look to explore tropes and visually stimulating imagery within punk. 

Camille Seaman’s stunning 10 year photographic exploration of our disappearing icebergs

Photography // Friday, December 19, 2014
When a flight was overbooked, Camille Seaman voluntarily gave up her seat in exchange for a round-trip ticket to Alaska; a choice that that would alter her direction in life permanently. Seaman explains, “That’s the first time [that I understood] I was standing on my planet,” she says. “Not just a planet or earth, but my planet.” 

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