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Jan Masny

 photo 06_zpsaomn744l.jpg  photo 04_zpskb0xx21m.jpg  photo 02_zpshtrblurr.jpg " A misty veil of golden spun hair floats above her forehead; dark copper flows in contrast with the blues and greens of the skies, seas and forests. Warm and cool sensory surfaces exude freshness and natural light. The metallic hues on her eyes transmutate texturally from base metals to gold. With her natural freckled skin against the grain and growth rings of painted wood she is neither a mermaid nor a nymph, but an enchanted Modern Muse - evoking the grace of Botticelli’s Venus and a pre-Raphaelite sensibility but with her own slight knowingness of the 21st century. Glamour and nature coexist without discord, enriching each other. These photographs extract beauty from nature whilst playing with the traditional dichotomy of the natural and artificial. In this creative alchemical process she has been liberated from temporal existence and has achieved immortal perfection." - Jan Masny  photo 03_zps9ztakrnr.jpg  photo 05_zpsjlamnzym.jpg

Mike Mellia

 photo 4.mike-mellia-6.2015_zpsmrkdxv0z.jpg  photo 6.mike-mellia-6.2015_zps9slxnsye.jpg  photo 1.brooks-brothers-mike-mellia_zpsuuuwxyey.jpg Mike Mellia (b.1980) is an American photographer whose allegorical imagery relates to larger conceptual ideas, telling stories through a painterly technique and creating cinematic compositions. Mellia's signature style is a distinct aesthetic that combines an old-world sense of beauty with complex conceptual modern ideas. His images often raise a tension with viewers' preconceptions about a subject. He has held several solo art exhibitions in NYC and his work has been commissioned by a variety of commercial clients. Mike Mellia graduated from Columbia University in 2002 and lives in New York City.  photo 58.mike-mellia-a-selfie-a-day_zpspsropqu8.jpg  photo 1.mike-mellia-6.2015_zpsrnaf4dcr.jpg

Andres Serrano

"Even though I consider myself a conceptual artist, I am a traditionalist when it comes to photography. I like to use film and shoot straight. No technical gimmicks or special effects. What you see is what I saw when I looked though the camera. If I've dazzled you with lights and colors, it's because I've dazzled you with lights and colors. Ideas are more important than effects. And effects are always better when they're real. In Lori And Dori, for instance, the conjoined sisters are dressed like fairy tale princesses evoking a dreamy and surreal landscape of the mind. But they're real. Other times I have to make things look real, even if they're not. In White Nigger, a man is made Black through make-up, while a child is "hung" with a harness. Ezra Pound once said, "Make it new." I do. And make it real, too." via link

Blake Little

Blake Little is an award winning, Los Angeles-based photographer best known for his ability to intimately capture the energy and personality of his subjects. His skills as a portrait photographer have garnered him a reputation as a favorite amongst celebrities, international publications, and corporate clients.

Nathan Hervieux

 photo brossedents-1500-1024x520_zps1duinexe.jpg  photo masque-1500-1024x520_zps3of9rlwf.jpg Amazing portfolio from a talented French photographer - Nathan Hervieux.  photo chewgum-1500-1024x520_zps0ufpkjaf.jpg  photo rasage-1500-1024x520_zps8h8d6jt5.jpg

Charlie Clift

 photo 08_SkiingFaces_zpse17bo7il.jpg  photo 06_SkiingFaces_zpsmi6ufysz.jpg  photo 01_SkiingFaces_zpsvo2vfh8u.jpg Trust a British photographer to ponder the weather. On a recent skiing trip Charlie Clift, a London based portrait photographer was struck by the effect the weather has on our faces. Panda eyes, red noses, wide grins and sun-kissed cheeks - Charlie took his camera to the slopes to photograph the faces of winter sports enthusiasts as they arrived down from the slopes for their lunch break. The result is a collection of fascinating faces all exposed to the same weather conditions - harsh alpine wind, blazing sunshine and icy snowflakes. If there is one piece of advice to give it is: always wear sunscreen. More photos on Charlie’s website here.  photo 09_SkiingFaces_zpskiy21cdz.jpg  photo 02_SkiingFaces_zps9zkorppd.jpg

Black Hole by Fabian Oefner

 photo 0cdae6bdf101bd5eadd967866a9ae56d_zps7qouhksn.jpg  photo 9ad578fd7a66c4f1a4be40acd18ac3e3_zpssylclwzx.jpg  photo c3557ec6739438b24dea90d2b08111ca_zpsbybe1gcv.jpg "Black Hole" is a series of images, which shows paint modeled by centripetal force. The setup is very simple: Various shades of acrylic paint are dripped onto a metallic rod, which is connected to a drill. When switched on, the paint starts to move away from the rod, creating these amazing looking structures. The motion of the paint happens in a blink of an eye, the images you see are taken only millisecond after the drill was turned on.  photo eb6a3db3b8754880c73f7c928068bc40_zpsbq4eicew.jpg  photo 499cec15a58a852630d6074b0c8f4be8_zps1kbtdaaq.jpg  photo a36e3801bd1b076d9714628e515c6b87_zpshanbe4sm.jpg

Izumi Miyazaki

 photo tumblr_n5419vsAiM1ryvuqio1_1280_zpsf0gubwxq.jpg  photo tumblr_mqc6tcI1Hp1ryvuqio1_1280_zpsb8ddqhsy.jpg  photo tumblr_mhln71UOs41ryvuqio1_1280_zpsiseeycj2.jpg Izumi Miyazaki is a young Japanese photographer. Please take a look at her portfolio here. You're welcome.  photo tumblr_mmp271juDl1ryvuqio1_1280_zpsczg9knp0.jpg  photo tumblr_mkw56irLzP1ryvuqio1_1280_zpse205tcii.jpg  photo tumblr_mvinzy7YlV1ryvuqio1_1280_zpsokq6tsqz.jpg

American Beauty by Stewart Craig

 photo Untitled-1_zpsd1d5y0ej.jpg  photo Untitled-3_zpsjhdmcane.jpg  photo Untitled-4_zpsdgpdlxju.jpg " When I immigrated to America over a decade ago, the consumer culture that blankets this landscape took hold of me. While prevalent across the globe, it is heightened here, in the birthplace of contemporary capitalism. I adore the absurdity, both subtle and outrageous, found at every turn. As an outsider looking in, I seek to capture the ironies in the consumer landscape that Americans may otherwise be blind to. Bold colors, wide angles and jarring compositions add to the satirical tone of the work." - Stewart Craig  photo Untitled-2_zpswtexw572.jpg  photo Untitled-5_zpsiipbdbcr.jpg

Construction by Christopher Payne

 photo APF_CHPO_29_zps1ea078ce.jpg  photo APF_CHPO_39_zpsdde1c544.jpg  photo APF_CHPO_22_zps3eb34f91.jpg Christopher Payne specializes in the documentation of America’s vanishing architecture and industrial landscape. Trained as an architect, he is fascinated by design, assembly, and the built form. His first book, New York’s Forgotten Substations: The Power Behind the Subway (Princeton Architectural Press, 2002), offered dramatic, rare views of the behemoth machines that are hidden behind modest facades in New York City. His second book, Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals (MIT Press, 2009), which includes an essay by the renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks, was the result of a seven-year survey of America’s vast and largely shuttered state mental institutions. Payne’s new book, North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City (Fordham University Press, 2014), explores an uninhabited island of ruins in the East River. Payne’s photographs invoke the former grandeur of the site over different seasons, capturing hints of buried streets and infrastructure now reclaimed by nature, while also providing a unique glimpse into a city’s future without people.  photo APF_CHPO_38_zpsbede2f00.jpg  photo APF_CHPO_41_zpsac006214.jpg  photo APF_CHPO_16_zpsb6c6af67.jpg