Jun 27, 2014
” In June 1995, suffering from a particularly bad case of writers block, I bought a camera, thinking a hobby would give me something other than music to think about and I’d be able to go back to writing songs and getting nowhere. I haven’t picked up the guitar since. Photography came very easily to me. I understood it instinctively and the results, (compared to writing a song, which might take a year, by which time I couldn’t tell if it was any good or not) were instant. I started getting work immediately and soon had to give up signing on the dole (very traumatic) and even my part time waiter’s job. My first big job was a series of book covers for Poolbeg Press, which I couldn’t believe they actually hired me for, since I hadn’t a clue what I was doing. I was given a rough brief and had to find locations, props, models etc. For all you photogs, I was shooting transparency film on a Pentax 67 with no polariods, using filters, mixing daylight and tungsten and keeping my fingers crossed that they would turn out. I travelled to each location on my bicycle, with the lights balanced precariously in a suitcase on the handlebars, camera and tripod strapped to my back. Ahh the good old days. I love photographing people. There is still something magical that happens between the subject, me and the camera that still surprises me. I still feel like I’ve only started.” – Mark Nixon
Jun 24, 2014
” Photographer Sandro Giordoan depicts people in the moment after a fall in his darkly humorous photo series “In Extremis (bodies with no regret)”. In each photo the people are posed in comically awkward positions and photographed from unflattering angles.” (via Laughing Squid)
Jun 24, 2014
Yuni Kim Lang is a Michigan-based visual artist who creates sculptures, photographs and wearable art that explores themes of weight, mass, accumulation, hair and cultural identity. She makes sculptures out of rope and synthetic materials where it transcends its materiality and become bodily. She is fascinated by what people give power and meaning to, along with our obsession with adornment.
Jun 19, 2014
Benoit Paillé is a talented self-taught Canadian photographer and Art Director currently based in Montreal, Canada. More to see here.
Jun 18, 2014
” After the unexpected passing of my father at age 62, I began creating cinematic scenes around New York that were reminiscent of his life. The American theme and unsettling locations that emerged seemed to create a tension with the time and place they inhabited. These landscapes and surroundings unveil a cold and strangely moving beauty, a series of movie stills that tells a story through its mood. ” – Mike Mellia
Jun 16, 2014
Works by Swedish artist/photographer Anders Krisár (1973). Anders is born and raised in Stockholm. He went to the School of Communication Arts in London and studied Music in NYU.
Jun 16, 2014
Jon Shireman (previously blogged) is a New York City photographer specializing in still life, travel, architecture, and portrait photography.
Jun 13, 2014
” I tried to capture the beauty of both the human body’s figure and its motion. The figure in the image, which is formed into something similar to a sculpture, is created by combining 10,000 individual photographs of a dancer. By putting together uninterrupted individual moments, the resulting image as a whole will appear to be something different from what actually exists. With regard to these two viewpoints, a connection can be made to a human being’s perception of presence in life.” – Shinichi Maruyama
Jun 10, 2014
Polly Borland (born 1959) is an Australian photographer now living in England. She is known both for her portraits of famous Australians and for several series of stylized portraits.
Jun 4, 2014
Creative photo series by Gem Fletcher – an award winning Art Director collaborating with Photographers across the world. Click here for the link.