Ester Partegàs (b. 1972 La Garrigia, Barcelona) is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She has an M.F.A. (Sculpture) from the Universitat de Barcelona, and has completed Postgraduate studies at Hochschule der Künste, Berlin. She participated in the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York in 1999. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including The Aldrich Museum, CT; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; 2nd Moscow Bienniale; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro NC; Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee WI; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA; Cercle Cultural Caja Madrid, Barcelona; Sculpture Center, New York; Rice University Art Gallery, Houston TX; Queens Museum of Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York.
” Swooning over lush National Geographic landscapes for years inspired me at an early age, alerting my subconscious that I was to be a photographer. Upon my entrance into the BFA program for Photography at Montclair State University, my intent was to hone my skills and focus successfully on travel imagery, however this training ground sparked my conscious with new ideas, themes, and image making techniques, I was inundated with a zest to create. Now, women, water, and special processes are my main dig. It is my desire as a young artist to enhance and support feminist and bodily dialogue with images that interact with people and settings that may at times appear unnerving, but lovely.” – Haylee Anne
Hanna Ljungh works with video, photography and sculpture. She was born 1974 in Washington DC, USA, but lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Hanna Ljungh has a B.F.A. from Parson School of Design, New York and a M.F.A from Konstfack, Stockholm. Recently her work has been shown at Fotografiska in Stockholm, Galleri Pictura in Lund, Nacka Konsthall, Virserums konsthall and Vigelandmuseet in Oslo, Norway.
The ‘Foodscapes’ are created in Carl’s London studio where they are built on top of a large purpose built triangular table top. The scenes are photographed in layers from foreground to background and sky as the process is very time consuming and so the food quickly wilts under the lights. Each element is then put together in post production to achieve the final image.
Mário Cravo Neto (Salvador, April 20, 1947 — Salvador, August 9, 2009) was a Brazilian photographer, sculptor and draughtsman. Mário Cravo, son of the sculptor Mário Cravo Júnior, is considered one of the most important photographers of Brazil. Since his early life, he was in contact with circle of artists and, when an adolescent, he met with Pierre Verger, friend of his father. In 1968, he studied for two years at the Art Students League of New York. After that, he returned to Brazil and first exhibits the sculptures created in New York at the 12th São Paulo Art Biennial.
Portland based photographer Mako Miyamoto has a cool vision. His portfolio is definitely worth the look so be sure to check it out.
Sarah Anne Ward is a New York based photographer specializing in food/drinks, soft-goods and product photography. She studied photography at Rochester Institute of Technology and operates from her studio in midtown Manhattan.
BOOMOON is a photographer born in Daegu in 1995 and living in Seoul and Sokcho, South Korea. He took interest in photography in the early 1970s, quickly abandoned painting, which was to become his specialty, and enrolled in the Photography department of Chung-Ang University, Seoul. His very early works are mainly street photographs. Black and white pictures taken between 1972 and 1975 formed the core of his first solo show Photo Poems held in Seoul in 1975. Dark cityscapes imbued with uncertain anxiety and irony arose extremely opposite reactions. Boomoon was labeled by the media as “a heretic of Korean photography”. Some violent critics were only encouragement for him to continue to photograph.
Japanese photographer Izima Kaoru has been creating scenes of sophisticated violence and enchanting horror since 1993. Kaoru lets famous models and actresses to describe fantasies of their own deaths and then stages them for the camera. Working in multiple panel sequences, his photos allude to film: wide-angle shots set the scene before giving way to medium and close-up views, details of the women’s fantasies revealed along the way. The models are perfectly coiffed, hair and makeup flawlessly in place, outfitted in couture by Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Jil Sander Jean Paul Gaultier. The glamour of the models’ attire is matched by the unusual locations. The photographer’s graceful treatment of the human figure in a landscape juxtaposed against the shock value of death is even more pronounced in this latest endeavor. And so the photos that show the crime scene (or that of natural death) do not allude to something fatal and irreversible but a kind of elegant and highly aesthetic ceremony.
Originally from Angarsk, a small Siberian city in Russia, Dmitry Marchenko captured this photo whilst living in Egypt for 18 months. After receiving his first diving certificate in September 2009, he began experimenting with underwater photography using a compact camera. Later upgrading to a Nikon D70 with underwater housing and and flash strobe and now a Nikon D700. His photos have placed in the finals for local international competitions, and have been published in several magazines. He currently lives in Saint-Petersburg with his wife and new daughter as the owner of an internet advertising company.