” While watching a nature program on primates I was struck by their facial similarity to our own. Humans are clearly different to animals, but the great apes inhabit that grey area between man and animal. I thought it would be interesting to try to photograph gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans using the aesthetic of the passport photograph- its ubiquitous style inferring the idea of identity. I decided against photographing in zoos or using ‘animal actors’ but traveled to Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia to meet orphans of the bush meat trade and live pet trade.” – James Mollison
JUCO represents the collaborative work of Julia Galdo and Cody Cloud. They first met at The San Francisco Art Institue in 2002 where Cody received his MFA in photography and Julia her BFA. Their first projects together were actually class assignments. Team JUCO is based in Los Angeles, CA.
These playful and creative photos are the work of Guim Tió Zarraluki, artist based in Barcelona. Have a look.
” These images were created with the aid of an air gun. The cans were placed in a small studio assembly and then shot from the right side. To capture the very moment, where the projectile hits the can, a microphone was connected to several custom-made high-speed flashes. As soon as the gun triggered, the micro caught that sound and sent an electronic impulse to the flashes to trigger them. The same principles were used to take the images of the bursting light bulbs.” – Fabian Oefner
” On the 17th of December 2009 I was photographing small waves at Coogee Beach, Sydney when I dove under a larger wave and thought to turn the camera onto a swimmer next to me, and see what he went through while diving under the wave. This split second produced a photo entitled ‘Escape’, and changed the direction of my photography with an ongoing series called The Underwater Project. In my other photography work the personal connection between myself and the people in front of the camera is paramount, and while I work towards building these long term relationships it’s this connection that has been lost through a candid approach to shooting underwater.” – Mark Tipple
“As a culturally displaced artist, I have been drawn to the theme of cultural displacement and identity, and to social psychological and cross-cultural studies that are heavily influenced by immigrant experiences and by the interaction between people and space. My most recent projects have adopted a documentary approach and artistic archives to present my experiences of dislocation and rootlessness in our contemporary nomadic culture.” – Joo Yeon Woo