Jan 17, 2012
” 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)
Jan 11, 2012
German photographer Heinz Maier’s delicate macro high-speed water drop photographs. Looks goodness.
Jan 11, 2012
These are shot by a 16 year old freelance photographer Kris Moore. I think this youngster is on a mission in bringing us more beautiful images so, I’ll be tuning in for more. Click here for the link.
Jan 10, 2012
An active presence on the contemporary art scene here and abroad since the latter part of the 1990s, Pascal Grandmaison has been critically acclaimed for his distinctive use of photography and film. This Montreal artist has been described in the National Post as “the stuff of art stardom.” Grandmaison is known for the contemplative subjects that occupy his large photographs. In his Verre series (2003-4) Grandmaison defies familiar conventions of the portrait genre, capturing psychological complexity and vulnerability through a minimal and detached view. Grandmaison re-visits historical technical and conceptual advances in film and photography in this pure meeting of function and form. (via Jessica Bradley Art+Projects)
Jan 6, 2012
Goodyn Green, born in Aalborg/Denmark in 1979, is a self-taught photographer. In 2005 she graduated from College of Education in Copenhagen as a primary school art teacher. In 2007 she moved to Berlin to focus on photography. From April 2008 till April 2009 she studied at Neue Schule Für Fotografie. Goodyn Green gets her inspiration from the queer scene in Berlin, and it´s also mostly there she finds her models. She is the Co-Founder of Bend Over Magazine, a queer women magazine about feminism, sexuality and queer art.
Jan 6, 2012
” I took these photographs in August 2010 in the Dolomites — a section of the Alps located in Northeastern Italy. The Dolomites are named for a type of carbonate rock that has a distinct pale rosy-orange hue. I have tried to captured the specific grandeur of this range, as well as present a document of the Myriad ways in which people interact with and experience it for themselves. ” – Kevin Kunstadt
Dec 29, 2011
“A YouTube video of a two-year-old Indonesian nicotine toddler inspired me to create this series, “Smoking Kids”. The video highlighted the cultural differences between the east and west, and questioned notions of smoking being a mainly adult activity. Adult smokers are the societal norm, so I wanted to isolate the viewer’s focus upon the issue of smoking itself. I felt that children smoking would have a surreal impact upon the viewer and compel them to truly see the acts of smoking rather than making assumptions about the person doing the act. To assure you of the safety of the children, there were no real cigarettes on set. Instead, chalk and sticks of cheese were the prop stand ins, while candles and incense provided the wisps of smoke.” – Frieke Janssens
Dec 29, 2011
Nightmares Fear Factory, located in Niagara Falls Canada, has been on the cutting edge of sheer fright for over 30 years. Often imitated but never duplicated, NIGHTMARES is the longest running and scariest haunted house in North America, possibly the world. Here’s a collection of photographs, capturing the terror of people as they walk through the Nightmares Fear Factory haunted house. Hilarious!
Dec 26, 2011
Thousands of hand-painted dots drawn on people by Japanese designer and photographer Miharu Matsunaga.
Dec 23, 2011
This series is called Plastic Fantastic by fashion photographer and designer Tomaas, based in New York. Using ordinary common household items as the base element for the head dresses, Tomaas crafted stunning designs along with the eye to capture beautiful photos.