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Manuel Vason

” I see my practice as a constant battle against the impossibility of reaching ‘presence’. For years I have been trying hard to bridge photography and performance, and everyday I live the illusion of having fulfilled my ambition. In the core of my practice lies an exchange; between myself and another artist, between the work and the viewer. I see myself reflected in all the artists I have met, collaborated and fallen in love with…Can art be a relationship? Working with different minds and bodies allows me to discover every day something new about my own mind and body. I’ve always wanted to be a sculptor although I’ve been using photography as my main medium. Surface is my material. Surface is my biggest enemy. Maybe curiosity is eating me up inside, but so far it tastes pretty good. ” – Manuel Vason

Simon Obarzanek

Simon Obarzanek was born in Israel in 1968 and currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. Studying a Bachelor of Photography in 1989 from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, his first solo show Simon Obarzanek 96-02 was in 2002 at Max Bernstein Gallery, Melbourne. Simon’s work is held in major public galleries including the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Artbank and the Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast.

Csaba Tökölyi

Wonderful animal photography by Csaba Tökölyi, talented photographer based from Budapest, Hungary. Lovely photos! Click here for the link.

Jim Kazanjian

” I am interested in a kind of ‘entropic’ image”an image that has the capacity to de-familiarize itself. My current work is an attempt to unravel the photograph and play with established notions of time and space, notwithstanding our understanding of what gives things context. Through fragmentation and re-composition of the photographic space, the non-linear nature of reading the image is folded in on itself. The structure of the photograph is unwound and reshuffled. This reshaping is an iterative process that spurs a generation of something altogether different; something ineffable. ” – Jim Kazanjian

Whitney Vosburgh

Whitney Vosburgh is a fourth-generation artist who works with pigment, photography, plastic, and light to create shimmering alternative universes. He grew up in Europe and currently lives in Berkeley, California. He has lived, studied, worked and traveled around the world. His work has been shown in Tokyo, Osaka, Shanghai, Singapore, Venice, Turin, Berlin, London, Lausanne, New York, Santa Fe, New Orleans, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Troy Moth

Troy Moth was born in a remote tree-planting camp on the west coast of Canada and spent the first few years of life in a tent guarded by large dogs. He loved the wild and abundant nature he grew up immersed in, but eventually the call to adventure became too much and he moved, first across Canada to the big city (Toronto), then across the world to India, to pursue a career in photography. Troy has worked for numerous commercial and editorial clients, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, GQ and many others. But he’s never forgotten his roots, so with a career in fashion now behind him, he’s focusing instead on his art, and living, once again, deep in a forest on the west coast of Canada.

Martin Stranka

Martin Stranka’s photographs exist in that space between dreams and waking, those split seconds when a person has a foot in both worlds.

Gavin Evans

‘ In his photo series touch, Gavin Evans explores the boundaries between subjects. He instructs them to take his hand and place it in the frame of the photograph and by doing so explores the cultural and psychological limits of connectedness. Some take his hand and keep him at a distance while others are prepared to take him into their bodies, literally. The viewer is invited to reflect on the limits of physical contact between strangers, both in its cultural and gendered context, and to explore their own thresh-hold of acceptable touching. ‘ Continue reading…

Kimiko Yoshida

Kimiko Yoshida <-- Born in Tokyo, Japan (1963); Lives in Europe since 1995; Bachelor of Arts, Faculty of Literature, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan (1986); Tokyo College of Photography, Japan (1995); École nationale supérieure de la photographie, Arles, France (1996); Studio national des arts contemporains, Le Fresnoy, France (1999)

Nir Adar

Nir Adar is a New York based Chef, Food Stylist and an Artist. Before coming to the US to begin this leg of his career, Nir worked as a chef and restaurant consultant, traveling the world following his passion for food.