Martin’s key interest is man’s relationship to (other) animals. Although his imagery is sometimes dark – capturing the way in which we silence, control or distance ourselves from other animals – his pictures strive for a subtle humour. Martin often undertakes editorial or commercial commissions and his work is regularly featured in international magazines and has been seen in group and solo shows around the world as well as in the National Portrait Gallery London. He has had four books published. More here.
” I started late in photography. I hadn’t studied graphic design: I started in an ad agency as a copywriter. I didn’t really have a visual culture, but rubbed shoulders with art directors, photographers, and understood that my main interest was basically visual, even though I had no technical skills whatsoever. As a copywriter, I was denied access to images; I started taking pictures to compensate for the frustration. And in adworld, where things always end up with a logo in the corner, photography allowed me to create more freely. I was probably around 30 when I got started, and soon realized I was really keen, almost obsessively in fact.” – Rémi Noël
Aisha Zeijpveld (1983) obtained her degree at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Living in Amsterdam she works as freelancer for a variety of commercial magazines, while continuously pursuing her personal work. Zeijpveld’s focus on people their nakedness and vulnerability yet simultaneously their potency and pride characterizes her photography. She aims for the absurd, allowing her photographs to be posited on the interface of reality and dream-world, while always maintaining their functionality and clarity.
‘In NEW WAVES, Takashi Homma presents a series of photographs of the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii spanning thirteen years. The photographs of waves depict the coastline continuously un-changed by climate or seasonal time. By reproducing and revisiting the same landscape repeatedly, Homma captures focused reflections of the interaction between pictorial and mental space, the waves and our selves.’
Alexander Harding was born in 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his B.F.A. in Painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2002 and an M.F.A. in Photography in 2011. Using Photography and other media, Harding’s work explores our physical and emotional connections to sunlight. Since 2007, Harding has been an Adjunct Professor in fine arts at the Boston Architectural College. He lives in Wallingford, Connecticut and works throughout New England. (via Panopticon Gallery)
” The photographic performance of this project is to overlay a material reality with a virtual one, erasing the border between the two worlds. It is a response to the proliferation of visual projects that take place in virtual spaces. It is a questioning about the notion of border and territory. A mix of two distinct realities into a single image. I want to show that we can use a virtual space in conceptual photography and approach these areas with the same sensitivity as the physical space. “- Benoit Paillé
” I never remember my dreams. In the morning, images come to my head, like visuals “flashes”. From there, an obsession is born: photographically staging these flashes. I’ve deduced that these images are excerpts from my dreams. My work is mainly based on the intimacy and emotions. I stage the body and the relationship we can have with it.” – Manon Weiser
” I am a New Hampshire native, living young at the age of 21. I am currently attending the New Hampshire Institue of Art, majoring in Photography. A little about me: I am an avid reader, painter, photographer, skiier, and laugher. With my photography, I enjoy capturing special moments that mean the world to someone, and I love being able to show who someone is through a photograph.” – Sarah Nieman
Oleg Oprisсo was born in the small city of Lviv in western Ukraine. From the age of 16 he worked as an operator at a photo lab. At age 18, he moved to Kiev, where he began his professional photography career. At age 23, Oleg Oprisco changed from digital capture to film.