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Pascal Grandmaison

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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)

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Goodyn Green

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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.

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Kevin Kunstadt

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” 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

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Smoking Kids by Frieke Janssens

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“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

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Nightmares Fear Factory

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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!

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Miharu Matsunaga

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Thousands of hand-painted dots drawn on people by Japanese designer and photographer Miharu Matsunaga.

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Tomaas

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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.

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3d Aerial Photography

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Aerial photographer Jason Hawkes has a set of 3D photographs of sites around UK. You’ll need 3D glasses to view. ” I normally fly in a Eurocopter AS355 which is a five seater machine. I sit in the back wearing a harness and we usually take off the doors before flight. I shoot on Nikon D3X and D3S using lenses from 14mm up to 300mm. (3D) Rigs on helicopters are a nightmare, especially as I might use three different types of helicopters in a week. In the end I found with a little trial and error its just as easy to shoot with a single camera as long as you get the timings spot on. Once you have the images you just use some standard Anaglyph software to integrate the shots and you end up with these stereoscopic images. When viewed with chromatically opposite lenses you perceive the images as having three dimensions.”

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Julian Calverley

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Inspiring series by professional photographer Julian Calverley based in the United Kingdom. I love how Julian obscures some parts of the landscape to bring the eye of the observer to where he wants them to look. Each character and the landscape fit with each other.

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David DiMichele

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Pseudo Documentation, is a series of large-scale photographs depicting grandiose installations in fantasy exhibition spaces. DiMichele creates this work by first building scale models of exhibition spaces, and producing original artworks in drawing, painting and sculpture mediums, which are sited in the spaces and then photographed to create the final works. The Pseudo Documentation photographs are inspired by DiMichele’s background with photography, installation art, abstract forms and passion for monumental museum and gallery architecture combined to create this photographic series of work. (via Paul Kopeikin Gallery)

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