The cars in the ”Transmission” series by Maria Friberg, were photographed from underneath, like ships sailing on the surface of the ocean or airplanes against a clear-blue sky. They look like abstract shapes against the monochrome background, while the unusual perspective creates a sense of vulnerability and oppression in the beholder. With their shimmering metallic colors, they also look like bugs lying on their back. The cars move from the top of the image towards the ground, like a slow, perpetual waterfall.
Geneviève Caron has been taking pictures since she was in her teens, but only decided to become a photographer in her late twenties, after having worked as a graphic designer for a few years, as well as project manager in an advertising agency. She studied photography, graphic design and fashion merchandising. In her work, she chooses to represent an idealized, beautified reality which she controls both on set and in post-production. The subtle interaction between visual elements, independent of the subject matter, support strong notions of minimalism throughout her work.
Peter Lik is a self-taught Australian landscape photographer. In Alaska in 1984, he began to experiment with panoramic cameras. ‘He has sold hundreds of millions of dollars of his artwork, has 13 galleries of his own and counts presidents and celebrities among his many collectors. Exposure from his NBC produced TV series, “From the Edge with Peter Lik”, has established Lik as a household name.’
Check out this incredible series of long exposure shots of waves by California-based photographer David Orias.
Laurent Chehere is a French photographer. This Parisian by birth is a former award-winning advertising for his campaign Road Safety. Audi or Nike. One day he decides to leave the advertising to go around the world. Upon his return he chose to live his two passions, travel and photography. From Shanghai to Valparaiso, frome Srinagar to Ushuais, from La Paz to Lhasa, from Bamako to Bogota. He will feed his imagination and give us his view of the world and others. He loves exploring the cities, suburbs, country, as he likes to explore all fields of photography from reportage to conceptual image. Its particular interest in architecture and offset ideas will be born the series of “Flying Houses”. Real house? Imaginary house? He tries to show us their hidden beauty pulling them out of their anonymity and perhaps invites us to leave. Laurent Chehere exposed the series “Flying Houses” at Dock en Seine City of Fashion and Design in June 2012 where he won the Prix Special. He is represented by the gallery “Paris-Beijing” where he will exibit this series in October 2012. The “Flying Houses” will be shown in China at the 2012 Pingyao Internation Photography Festival and the Internation Fair “Paris Photo 2012″.
Here’s a selection of Rosie Hardy‘s (a photographer based in Derbyshire, UK) self portraits from the 365 Days collection. One self portrait every day for a year.
Maria Friberg: Most of my work revolves about themes of power, masculinity and man’s relationship to nature. In my images, I create ambiguous tableaus that challenge preconceived notions about identity, gender and social hierarchies.My most recent pieces look both outwards, to the challenges in contemporary society, and inwards, to a meditative state of mind. In these photographs and videos, the isolation and solitude of the individuals reflect issues in society at large. The men in my images are signs for men, trying to find their place in times of turmoil.