” In my work I portray what larger women represent to me. I focus on their fullness and femininity, as a form of protest against discrimination set by media and by today’s society. What larger women embody to me is simply a different form of beauty. I believe we own ‘freedom of taste’ and one shouldn’t be reluctant of expressing his inclination towards it. Limiting this freedom is living in a dictatorship of esthetics. I believe there are several ways to what is perceived as beauty, it is not measurable and has not got a standard size. I photograph my models nude and serene, to create a comfortable, proud and constructive representation of themselves in front of the viewer.” – Yossi Loloi
Edward Burtynsky is known as one of Canada’s most respected photographers. His remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes are included in the collections of over fifty major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Bibliotèque Nationale in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California.
For an artist reinterpreting the still life paintings of the Dutch Golden Age, in a new medium, Kevin Best could not have been born in a more appropriately named country. New Zealand was named in 1645 after the Dutch province of Zeeland. Kevin takes us back to that golden era, he has amassed an extensive collection of items which featured in the original paintings, giant glass Roemer’s, delicate “Kraak” porcelain, German Westerwald jugs, agate and silver knives, silver cups and 300 year old bronze candlesticks that have miraculously survived many attempts to be turned into cannon. What he can’t find he makes, acquiring skills as a wood tuner, carpenter, set painter and jeweller. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the significance of every item in each work and how they interact with each other to form a narrative that had a deep significance in a time of great wealth and fear. A narrative that resonates to this day. Each work can take weeks or months to complete; his meticulous technique was learned at The Australian Centre for Photography.
Barcelona-based graphic artist and photographer Yago Partal has created a photo series of animals dressed like humans. Very cute.
Check out the ultra talented Rowan dg Corkill. Shown here is a series titled ‘Portrait of a Species’.
Flora Borsi is a talented photographer and graphic designer based in Budapest, Hungary. You can check out her website for proof of that.
When I first saw these photographs, it looked like oil paintings to me- and frankly that’s what makes them so good. Simon Berg seriously had me fooled.
Loving this cool series of polaroid mosaics titled ‘Celebrity Works’ by Italian photographer Maurizio Galimberti.
Beautiful parrots captured by photographer Leila Jeffreys. Link here.
Paolo Troilo was born in Taranto in 1972 to Antonio and Lucia Troilo. Lives and works in Milan. From 1997 to 2009 worked as an advertising creative at Saatchi & Saatchi, and as Creative Director at Arnold Worldwide. He won the most prestigious international awards in the industry, and in 2007 was Stephen Schwartz wins as the best italian creative with Alessandro Sabini. Self-taught, drawing in pencil by the age of 4 years, every day of his life. In April 2005 he Began to paint, and as the end of a long, unconscious preparation for a change, he starts painting with his fingers. He dips his fingertips into jars of acrylic, black and ivory, and spreads the color Abandoning the “tools of the art”. In Palermo, on April 21th of 2010, thanks to Brio, Becomes the father of Antonio.