" These images were created with the aid of an air gun. The cans were placed in a small studio assembly and then shot from the right side. To capture the very moment, where the projectile hits the can, a microphone was connected to several custom-made high-speed flashes. As soon as the gun triggered, the micro caught that sound and sent an electronic impulse to the flashes to trigger them. The same principles were used to take the images of the bursting light bulbs." - Fabian Oefner
" On the 17th of December 2009 I was photographing small waves at Coogee Beach, Sydney when I dove under a larger wave and thought to turn the camera onto a swimmer next to me, and see what he went through while diving under the wave. This split second produced a photo entitled 'Escape', and changed the direction of my photography with an ongoing series called The Underwater Project. In my other photography work the personal connection between myself and the people in front of the camera is paramount, and while I work towards building these long term relationships it's this connection that has been lost through a candid approach to shooting underwater." - Mark Tipple
"As a culturally displaced artist, I have been drawn to the theme of cultural displacement and identity, and to social psychological and cross-cultural studies that are heavily influenced by immigrant experiences and by the interaction between people and space. My most recent projects have adopted a documentary approach and artistic archives to present my experiences of dislocation and rootlessness in our contemporary nomadic culture." - Joo Yeon Woo
Cara Barer photographs outdated, abandoned and obsolete books - but only after transforming them into sculptural objects of beauty. Coiled and crumpled, they segue into a considered commentary on the changing role of libraries, society’s relationship with how it accesses and values knowledge and, in a technologically advanced world, her work questions the future of the book itself. (viaKlompching Gallery)
Tereza Vlcková, born 1983, is at present one of the most prominent female photographers on the Czech young artistic scene and her photographs have attained international fame as well. The authoress is producing series of large-format color photographs, which powerfully attack the viewer not only with their formal and technical refinement but also with their mysterious content, unsettling the viewer and raising disturbing questions. (viaLe Journal de la Photographie)
Urban Forms: The aim of this project is to study the recurrent characteristics of modern cities, with Brussels as first field of research. This work will comprise several chapters: ‘Gentrification’: which reflects the impact of wealthier people upon acquiring property in low income communities; ‘Barre d’ilot’: refers to the urban block and office towers intruding upon a historic city; ‘Domino’: this area is informed by Le Corbusiers’ philosophy and ‘Facade’: in reference to façadism or the fantasy similar to a Disneyland city.
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