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Joe Lopez

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Joe Lopez, a native Idahoan, is an outsider artist in the photographic world. Born in Boise, he began moving to various states with his parents at an early age, and went on to serve three years in the United States Army Infantry at Ft. Benning, GA. Lopez returned to Boise with his wife to raise their five children. Photography came to Lopez quite unexpectedly in January of 2007. Equipped with a little Sony Cybershot, he quickly grew weary of not knowing how to fully take advantage of what it could do. Experimentations followed that included shooting images of the moon using a tripod and auto settings. The result was extreme overexposed photos that led to research where he began discovering basic photo techniques. This work inspired personal creative explorations of processes that finally produced crisp, clear images. From that day on Lopez awakened to an intrinsic love of the photographic medium providing a vehicle for a passionate translation of his unique vision of the world through a camera lens. Photobucket

Fringes by Caroline Hancox

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket " These are Polaroid Emulsion Lifts from a recent project exploring what happens in parts of the landscape where nature is creeping back into areas that have been destroyed/built on/neglected by humans. I love areas of landscape that on first glance are not immediately beautiful but on closer inspection reveal a previously hidden attraction. I used Polaroid Film for these images because I like the unpredictable nature the medium, in that every pack of film could have a different hue or slight imperfections. These characteristics have been exaggerated by the Polaroid Emulsion Lift process (removal of the emulsion membrane from the backing paper and transferral onto a different surface) and the delicateness of the end result mirrors the scenes in the images. " - Caroline Hancox Photobucket Photobucket

Krista van der Niet

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket 'Time seems to stand still in Krista van der Niet’s images. She chooses a position from which to observe, act, or disappear without being noticed. Krista achieves this freedom through separate enactments in which people are not emphatically present, but do determine the atmosphere. Krista makes a weekly contribution to the Dutch national newspaper, De Volkskrant, in which she portrays couples in love while maintaining their anonymity. Their faces are not part of the image but their identity is nevertheless eloquent as a result of the remarkable poses they strike. Her inventive, witty style results in powerful graphic imagery with strong illustrative elements.' (via Solar Initiative Photography) Photobucket Photobucket

Thomas Barbey

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket The most incredible is the fact that all these photos are not photoshopped. 'The inspiration for my work comes from many years of traveling all over the world, every day life and from some of my favorite artists, such as René Magritte, M.C. Escher and Roger Dean. I carry my Mimiya RB-67 and several old Canon AE-1s wherever I go to shoot my photographs. The process of my montage starts with a concept. It is then followed by the exposure and selection of the negatives to be used. The design is then created by carefully choosing printing procedures such as combination printing; sandwiching negatives together thereby printing them simultaneously; pre-planned double exposures in the camera; the retouching of collaged photographs; and/or a combination of all the above.I sometimes retouch and/or airbrush the collages before re-photographing them.I then make a master negative to print a limited edition. I'm constantly asked about how I do them, I would like to think that the pictures can be appreciated without any real knowledge of their technical virtuosity.The visionary inspiration and imagination is not a technical skill learned in school but rather to my personal belief a gift from God.This is the only way I can explain the source of any idea I may have during the creation process.' -Thomas Barbey (via Gallery 71) Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Georgina Avila

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photographer and graphic designer Georgina Avila has some very interesting projects in her website but this series of landscapes she took in Paracas, Peru are taking my breath away. Photobucket Photobucket

Steve Wheen

Steve Wheen came up with the project as part of his university course, and it has grown from there. Part art project, part labour of love, part experiment, part mission to highlight how shit [east London] roads are – the pictures and gardens are supposed to put smiles on peoples faces and alert them to potholes! Photobucket Photobucket

Boxer by Nicolai Howalt

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Throughout the years of 2000-03 the artist Nicolai Howalt followed young Danish boys boxing in Denmark and abroad. The result is the book 'Boxer'. The book portrays a series of young boxers where Howalt's starting point is to capture the moment before and after the match. A sense of spirit, emotion, expectation and energy characterize the photographs. The double portraits convey the dreams of boyhood, puberty and identity. The boxing match stages a platform for Howalt who otherwise refrains from describing the inner concerns of boxing or the competitive elements of the sport. Boxing becomes a symbol for the match between fear versus courage, dream versus reality. It is also about the age dividing a boy from being a man and to be on your own for the first time. As a teenager Howalt used to box, and as a consequence he has realized that the moments just before and after the match were the most tantalizing. Photobucket Photobucket

Aqueous Fluoreau

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Aqueous Fluoreau is a beautiful, colorful series of underwater ink photographs by Mark Mawson. Stunning. Also, check this one out too. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Bela Borsodi

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Bela Borsodi was born in Vienna 1966. After studying graphic design and fine art he started to work as a photographer. In 1992 Bela moved to New York and in 1999 he focused on still life photography, which is still the main direction of his work. Bela lives and works in New York. Clients includes: New York Times Magazine, V Magazine, V Man, Vogue Nippon, Amica, Another Magazine, Tenmen, Numéro Beauté, Elle Accessories, Elle Italy, Glamour Italy, Wallpaper, Wall Street Journal, Teen Vogue, Bloomingdales, Galeries Lafayette, Hermes, Baume & Mercier, Intermix, LeSportsac, Puma, Rocawear, Nike, Melissa, Trident, Selfridges, Uniqlo, Freitag, Zumtobel, Migros, Swarovski, and many more. Photobucket Photobucket

Flesh Love by Hal

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket " When you embrace your lover, sometimes you wish to melt right into them. To realize this wish, I’ve been photographing couples in small or even cramped spaces like motel and bathtubs. As my work has become more and more intense, I’ve noticed that communication is indispensable. This time, I reached the point of photographing couples in vacuum-sealed packs, in a set that I’ve constructed in my own kitchen." - Hal (Tokyo-based artist and photographer) Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket