Jan 18, 2012
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.
Jan 18, 2012
Aqueous Fluoreau is a beautiful, colorful series of underwater ink photographs by Mark Mawson. Stunning. Also, check this one out too.
Jan 17, 2012
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.
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