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Michael Ostermann

 photo 4_zps3670e4bc.jpg  photo nvt_zpsc0a9cc4b.jpg  photo AA_zps86bf9185.jpg Loads of great photographs from Michael Ostermann, artist based in based in Vienna, Austria.  photo nvt2_zps32206f23.jpg  photo AA3_zps3df3ebd1.jpg

IRÉEL by Flora Borsi

 photo a29ed122483125cf79e15bbf7bf78b29_zps9d51e7d6.jpg  photo dbf233f86c70d3f0f9ea08d6d3070dc3_zpse314f915.jpg  photo aa991b706a5f269aa17cac9238abf773_zpsb8383f33.jpg " In this series called "IRÉEL" I mixed photographic elements with painting techniques. A hyperrealist painter aims to achieve a result which looks like a real photographic picture. A pictorialist photographer's desired result is visually equivalent to a painting. The photographs are real, I've just applied some color/toning effects, adjusted the contrast and a few skin retouch. " - Flora Borsi  photo 48c753bd896f0fada4e05aaf5e71b546_zps241e98d1.jpg  photo fbbb82c38a1d34fde5eff3d326989ad1_zpsf6cf788b.jpg  photo 150553af3f86bc2e0a82ab58cf501072_zps5db83738.jpg

Viviane Sassen

 photo NowThen_zps5fe2f228.jpg  photo DNA_zps7b6c3573.jpg  photo Kathleen_zpsd95247f8.jpg  photo Mirrorman_zpsc9b9f16c.jpg Viviane Sassen (Dutch, born 1972) studied fashion design and photography before receiving an MFA from Ateliers Arnhem, the Netherlands. Some of her earliest memories are of life in Kenya, where she spent three years as a child. When her family returned to the Netherlands in 1978, Sassen was troubled: “I didn’t feel like I belonged in Europe, and yet I knew I was a foreigner in Africa,” she says. Ten years later, at age sixteen, Sassen revisited Kenya, and she has been traveling and working in Africa ever since. She made Parasomnia, her newest body of work, in a number of intentionally unidentified African countries, featuring anonymous subjects. Parasomnia is a category of sleep disorder whose symptoms include abnormal dreams, nightmares, and sleepwalking. In the surreal pictures in this installation, Sassen invites viewers to follow her on a journey through the mysterious remnants of her memories. (via MoMa)  photo DarkumanJunction_zpsa501e95d.jpg  photo Victoria_zpsceff370f.jpg  photo Totem_zps898e8897.jpg

Luke Gilford

 photo Let-Luke-Gilford-Take-You-To-The-Future7_zps97123b66.jpeg  photo Zackary-Drucker-Gets-Bigfoot-For-Luke-Gilford-1_zpsbe7c616b.jpg  photo H20_31_zpsbe7197a4.jpg Luke Gilford is a Los Angeles based photographer and filmmaker. Website.  photo margilea2_zps71de83b4.jpg  photo tumblr_mnll4lgPoi1qbthy1o1_500_zpse753646d.jpg  photo gilford_anger_zps7d35ca8c.jpg

Anna Keville Joyce

 photo Food-Illustrations-by-Anna-Keville-Joyce_zps45acaed1.jpg  photo Food-Illustrations-by-Anna-Keville-Joyce-1_zps383db041.jpg " Currently based out of Buenos Aires, Argentina, I bring my artistic eye, my love for food, and my international experience to each of my projects. I work to transform food into works of art that awaken the appetite as well as the aesthetic sense." - Anna Keville Joyce photo Food-Illustrations-by-Anna-Keville-Joyce-3_zps508f62f6.jpg

Alex Prager

 photo 1176_orig_pragerimage002_zpse46c3c9d.jpg  photo 2-Alex-Prager-Crowd2-Emma_zpsa347031d.jpg  photo AP_Rachel_and_Friends_2009_hr2_zps97040733.jpg Alex Prager (born November 1, 1979) is an American art photographer and filmmaker who lives and works in Los Angeles. Her photographs primarily use staged sets and models to create "film-like" images that invite a myriad references, not only to the history of Hollywood and photography, but also the cinematic image in art contexts. The subjects of her works, exaggerated and costumed, some times "hyper-real" speak to the ambiguity of seduction and spectacle.  photo 2013_ap_Crowd_10_Imperial_Theatre_PRESS_zpsce2cfd83.jpg  photo 8_Alex_Prager-Crowd__11__Cedar_and_Broad_Street__Courtesy_the_artist_and_Lehmann_Maupin__New_York_and_Hong_Kong-7_zpsb7a4b409.jpg  photo 2_Alex_Prager-Crowd__4__New_Haven__Courtesy_the_artist_and_Lehmann_Maupin__New_York_and_Hong_Kong-4_zpsa337fe89.jpg

Nathan Pearce

 photo 29602-7586113-_MG_8778-2-2_zps74c5edd1.jpg  photo 29602-7586111-_MG_8789-2-2_zps31fe0736.jpg  photo 29602-7586150-_MG_8991-2-2_zpsbcae7008.jpg Nathan Pearce is a talented photographer from Southern Illinois. Love his work. Check them all out here.  photo 29602-8785820-_MG_9211_zps1cd52e54.jpg  photo 29602-8785832-_MG_9623_zps01c8b46e.jpg

Erika Huffman

 photo tumblr_n4voq1yT3P1qg572jo1_500_zps698f78bb.jpg  photo tumblr_mspqhcVT8V1qg572jo1_500_zps9d9f8244.jpg " In the winter of 2010 I bought a DSLR camera with the intention of taking pictures of my 8 month old son. My slow compact camera just wasn’t fast enough to keep up with my son, or so said the salesman who talked me into spending several hundred dollars more than I had initially intended. I drove home from the store with buyer’s remorse, wondering why I had let myself be suckered into spending so much money. When I looked through my new camera’s viewfinder for the first time, however, I was reminded of my love of photography that I had long ago forgotten. I am a shy and introverted person by nature but have a strong desire to connect with people. Photography allows me a safe place to do that. These photographs are a record of shared moments of intimacy and are, as such, reflections of both myself and my subjects." - Erika Huffman  photo tumblr_n4o657t4Z31qg572jo1_500_zps8d4c5ca4.jpg

Cerise Doucede

 photo cerise-doucede_zps3a9d2886.jpg  photo Capture-drsquoe3010cran-2013-09-20-a3000-150416_zps32a4ab47.png  photo RM-FAMILLY_zps533a3282.jpg Cerise Doucede <-- Born in 1987 in Toulon in France, Cerise Doucede; Lives and work between Paris and Saint Tropez.  photo Cerise-Doucede7_zpsbbb075e0.jpg  photo tumblr_mgua90wChg1qh0usho1_500_zps7a135227.jpg  photo Le-Royal-Monceau-Raffles-Paris-artistic-photography-in-Lifestyle-Suite-by-Cerise-Doucegravede_zps4431200a.jpg

Mark Nixon

 photo ml4_zpsb4a56e10.jpg  photo Derek_Ward_-_Teddy_copy_zps8d0116c8.jpg  photo mark-nixon-much-loved-4_zpsb28a7f0a.jpg " 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  photo ml2_zpsfd632aeb.jpg  photo muchloved3BigTedownedbyMaireadHarrington_zps68dc30f1.jpg  photo much-loved-teddy-bears-and-stuffed-animals-mark-nixon-3_zps73a25513.jpg