Jul 11, 2008
Michael Wolf was born in Munich, Germany. He grew up in the USA and studied at UC Berkley and at the University of Essen in Germany. He has been living and working as a photographer and author in China for ten years.
In addition to a wide spectrum of publications for international magazines, three books by him on China have been published to date: “Sitting in Chinaâ€ (published by Steidl, 2002) and “China im Wandelâ€ (published by Frederking und Thaler,2001). Recently, Taschen published his documentation of the shaping of public politics and opinion making comprising his extensive collection of Chinese propaganda posters.
Wolf has been intensively concerned with the topic of vernacular culture for many years. His most recent work deals with the issue of the cultural identity of the city of Hong Kong. The exhibition “Architecture of Density” shown in New York in Febuary 2004 is a part of Michael Wolfs recent Hongkong project.
Jul 9, 2008
Salut les gars comment allez-vous aujourd’hui? Check out these beautiful images by French photographer GrÃ©goire Alexandre. Ont une bonne, apprÃ©cier!
Jul 7, 2008
I just love Zach Kowalczyk’s series of food that takes the shape of its container. Click here for more.
Jul 2, 2008
Every Chair At the Visual Studies Workshop, by Luke Strosnider. Archival pigment print available over here.
” Chairs, with help from our emotions and imaginations, convey personalities. By both design and circumstance they can look cheerful, jaunty, or sorrowful. High backed office chairs sit up with purpose, while green plastic lawn chairs lay back a bit as if it were always a lazy summer Saturday. These chairs have all sorts of personalities and as such mirror the history of the quirky non-profit arts center they call home. They’re an odd lot, much like the multitudes that have passed through “The Workshop” over its long existence. But each one has a place in the institution’s history. In them, I see stories across time “.
Jul 2, 2008
Today, my friend Jeff led me to the work of Catherine Ledner. You can see more of Catherine’s animals (shown here), portraits, landscapes and more on her slick website so check it out when you get a chance.
Jun 20, 2008
Freelance Danish photographer Asger Carlsen displays images of his four week road trip through California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Coolness.
Jun 18, 2008
“Face Your Pockets is a project by Timur Akhmetov and Yulia Yakushova, who are interested in all the detritus ‘living in the pockets of your bag, jeans or jacket: travel and pay checks, old cigarette pack that just looks interesting, sugar lumps and all the stuff that has found home in your pockets,’ and encourage people to place these things and their faces on a scanner and then send in the resulting image to add to their collection. ” (via20×200)
It’s a cool project so I joined the fun! Hehehe.
Jun 17, 2008
Loads of great photos by Eric Ogden featuring a bunch of celebrities. Really worth a visit.
Jun 16, 2008
I was captured by this Isolated Building Studies Flickr set by David Schalliol. Really sweet.
” These Isolated Building Studies are the visual confluence of my interests in urban dynamism, socioeconomic inequality and photography. By using a common composition to eliminate physical variables from these solo subjects, I hope to draw our attention to new ways of seeing the common impact of divergent investment processes on Chicago neighborhoods. In each photograph, one building is literally the center of attention; however, the absence of buildings at the margins is as critical to each image as the featured structure. Initially, viewers may see the buildings in this set as identical, but the novel, consistent context shows these buildings as symbols of communities in flux. Whether a building is a pioneer or a survivor, built by gentrification or decayed by divestment, these buildings and their environs demonstrate how investment cycles affect the visible differences and similarities in our built environment, urban neighborhoods and community relationships. ” (Continue…)
Jun 12, 2008
Check out William Hundley’s w/ Cheeseburger artworks. Yum? Thanks Andy for the link! Have a safe trip man!