Jun 12, 2012
” I wanted to advance my fluid suspension/high speed photography to a higher level. I created the liquid vase in the autumn of 2011. I worked on creating the floral forms and leaves through the winter and put it all together Spring 2012. All of my images, unless otherwise noted are single capture events. I do not use photoshop to create composited images. What you see is what occurred in that single exposure.” -Jack Long
Jun 11, 2012
French photographer Pierre Gonnord , 1963, works and lives in Spain. He concentrates on people that are considered outsiders, from people that are blind, homeless or gypsies. Inspired by the great painters he portrays the individuals and they are printed in large sizes. He has had exhibitions in various places around the globe. (via 500 Photographers)
Jun 8, 2012
Robbie Augspurger was born in Peoria, IL in 1977, and currently lives in Portland, OR. He got his first camera for his twelfth birthday, held at Showbiz Pizza Place, where there were animatronic animals wearing suits and playing in a band. He didn’t immortalize that rare vision on film that night, but ever since he can remember, he was interested in taking pictures.
Jun 7, 2012
Susan Anderson‘s documentary portrait series, High Glitz, is shot on location at several of America’s child beauty pageants. Setting up her studio amidst the colorful spectacle, she captures the young girls at the height of their performance. Hours of preparation are spent on each child’s appearance, and her camera records it all in graphic detail. Children’s pageants are a fascinating subculture, but more than anything they represent a strange microcosm of America itself. Our own values of beauty, success and glamour reflected in the dreams of thousands of young girls… Anderson is a Los Angeles-based fine art, commercial, and editorial photographer specializing in portraiture, beauty, fashion, and conceptual work.
Jun 6, 2012
” From the beginning of my obsession with drawing, I have been fascinated by transformational qualities of light and distance. Whether I am studying a large body of water shot through with sunlight or rain on a car windshield reflecting the glimmer of adjacent neon signs, I am always looking to catch the mystery of these completely real distortions. This is what interests me when I look at the world. No matter what the subject matter or what the degree of complexity in the composition, I never tire of the challenge of articulating the fluidity I see all around me. My most recent series “rainscapes” was born of my attempts to watch the patterns created by water and nightlight on my windshield during a rainstorm. A few drops turned into rivulets, blurring my vision. Then the wipers would completely change the image. It was a mesmerizing display of all the elements that stimulate my imagination: an emotional quality suggested by water, a solitary vantage point for the artist and constantly shifting colors and distances in the landscapes. I started shooting reference photos and am currently still mid-experiment with that imagery.” – Elizabeth Patterson
Jun 5, 2012
David Benjamin Sherry is a photographer who is not concerned with mimesis; his images may begin in the real world, but abruptly end there. Through technical darkroom processes, he transmutes his subject matter from common to chromatic. The work discloses an alternate view, or presents an ethereal version of reality, one that is fantastic, and borders on delirious. His manipulation of actuality is not so much and abrogate of tradition, it is a pleasure seeking vehicle, and a calculated presentation of a radical imagination. Benjamin’s stimulating colors and seductive compositions convey a sense of zenith – the capture of an ecstatic moment, an orgasmic instant – caught under the influence. (via Oh Wow)
Jun 5, 2012
George Holroyd was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. When he was a child, George’s family relocated often, transporting him to a variety of cities and towns throughout the eastern half of the United States. From an early age, he developed a sense of being a visitor to these new places, rather than a resident. That feeling of transience stayed with him and he has continued to travel extensively throughout his adult life, including to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. He currently lives and works in Germany with his wife, Sarah.
Jun 4, 2012
Weird, and wonderful photographic work by Rosa Stockmann from Paris.
Jun 1, 2012
Super inspiring series called Blood and Firecrackers by lifestyle and documentary photographer Guillaume Mégevand, who is currently based in Bangkok, Thailand. He writes: ‘This series of photos was taken during the Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand. Over nine days local residents of Chinese ancestry strictly observe a vegetarian diet for the purpose of spiritual cleansing and merit-making. Sacred rituals are performed at various Chinese shrines and temples. The festival involves various processions, temple offerings and culminates with walking on hot coals, climbing knife-blade ladders, self-piercing the skin and so on. Their special 9-day diet seems to allow the participants of the festival to be inhabited by the gods since they apparently feel no physical pain. This seems difficult to believe, but they really appear to be possessed and also to be beyond being hurt or feeling pain despite what they go through. The most amazing moment for me was the last evening of the festival when thousands of citizens came out of their homes to throw firecrackers on the participants of the final procession. During these few hours, Phuket was more like a war zone rather than the quiet tourist town we all know. Luckily for everyone involved, this war zone is one of joy and faith and the culmination of nine incredible days.’
Jun 1, 2012
Unique and creative photography by Alex Kisilevich, a photographer living and working in Toronto, Canada. Click here for the link.