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Tomohide Ikeya

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‘ I’m a photographer who has a concept of “Control” for my work. Water is one of “uncontrolled” things which the human being never can to do. I had a lot of opportunities to think about ‘water’ with doing scuba diving in several countries as a hobby. The beauty of sunshine viewed from under water, daily life of aquatics and me as human just be able to see their world for a moment… We thought human could control water if we had lots of equipments and cared for risks in water, but human never be able to live in water. And we also never be able to live without water. Water doesn’t only give a life, but also takes a life. On the other hand, water is not the Mother of Creation or the Master of Destruction, it’s just be there as ‘water’. Water is a philosophical existence very much even be as ’just water’. I had been fascinated with water more and more and I had gotten a zeal for expression it. It is one of reasons which I became a photographer, so I have been creating my works which has a relation with water. I’m expressing “enthusiasm for life” by photography throughout the figure of Water and Human.’ – Tomohide Ikeya

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Jean-Marie Vives

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Jean-Marie Vives is a skilled matte painter who has done illustrations for numerous well-known movies. His work runs the gamut from pure illustration to composite imagery. His work is based on fantasy but has a foothold in reality. (via ABCnews)

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Oliver Schwarzald

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A series of photographs of breakfast from around the world created by photographer Oliver Schwarzald.

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Alexey Bednij

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Stunning shadow and silhouette photography by artist and photographer Alexey Bednij from Russia. So, so, so cool.

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Coke Wisdom O’Neal

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” Over the last 15 years, I have learned my trade and developed my vision without traditional training. Photography has been both passion and paycheck. I learned 
the technical arts of film, chemistry, and printing through the good fortune of 
working among photographers, artists, and intellectuals. My travels, both 
domestic and abroad, have given me knowledge of the world and the passion to document it. Recently, my work has expanded to include not only the final photograph, but the interactions with my subjects.” – Coke Wisdom O’Neal

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Filippo Minelli

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Filippo Minelli (Brescia 1983) is a contemporary-artist connoting his artistic productions with interventions in public space, several times of urban typology. His artistic path in traditional Graffitism begins in the second half of the nineties but the urge of evolving his productions into something more contemporary became insistent with the years.

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Mitch Dobrowner

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” Landscapes are living eco systems and environments. They have existed well before, and will hopefully be here way beyond the time we are here. When taking photographs, time and space seem hard for me to measure. Whenever I shoot a ‘quality’ image, I know it. At those moments things are quiet, seem simple again – and I obtain a respect and reverence for the world that is hard to communicate through words. For me these moments happen when the exterior environment and my interior world combine. Hopefully the images presented help communicate how I feel and what I see during those times.” – Mitch Dobrowner

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Timothy Saccenti

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Timothy Saccenti is a photographer and director living in New York city and working worldwide. As a photographer Timothy has created scores of portraits of pop musicians from Erykah Badu to LCD Soundsystem to Pharrell. He balances his pop sensibility via avant guarde print and music video collaborations with seminal experimental record labels including Warp Records and DFA. Additionally he has photographed and directed multiple commercial campaigns, including the mesmerizing and controversial “Playfaces” ps3 for Sony Playstation as well as acclaimed music promos for Battles, Animal Collective, Blond Redhead and Washed Out amongst others. In the fine art realm his solo show for the Diesel gallery in Tokyo, Japan, “The Garden” was a modern, twisted take on the creation story utilizing wall sized prints, sculpture and a short film. Recently the Japan Times described his work as “charting a classic quest for life’s meaning within a sci-fi context”.

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Scream Portraits by Billy Hunt

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” The Screamotron3000 is an converted boom box that takes a photo when you scream. Think Rube Goldberg meets the Wizard of Oz. By using a machine, I hope to offer a window through the inherently artificial process of portraiture into real human emotion. One thing I did not anticipate was the project’s mass appeal. A line of people from all walks of life showed up. They brought dogs and costumes. They cursed and spit at me, called me names and made their babies cry for the camera. Even the press came. Seeing your art project distilled into a 20 second local news clip is surreal, bordering on disconcerting. What created the demand? Are people clamoring for authenticity in their media, a release of emotion? Maybe it is simple. Just that there are a lot of people who have something to scream about.” – Billy Hunt

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7 Horses by Ulrika Kestere

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Once upon a time there was a girl who had 7 invisible horses. People thought she was crazy and that she in fact had 7 imaginary horses, but this was not the case. When autumn came the girl spent a whole day washing all her clothes. She hung them on a string in her garden to let the gentle autumn sun dry them. Out of nowhere, a terrible storm came and its fiercefull winds grabbed a hold of all her clothes and all seven horses (authors note: since they are invisible they obviously didn’t weigh much). The girl was devestated and spent all autumn looking for each horse spread around the country, wrapped in her clothes. Artist: Ulrika Kestere

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