Feb 6, 2014
” The people wearing these costumes are much like the tourists in that they have a shared reverence for the fantasy of Hollywood. Many have come with hopes of making it in the industry but their freelance work on Hollywood Boulevard may be as close as they come to realizing their dreams. Masquerading as icons and posing for pictures with tourists from all over the world affords them an illusory sense of stardom. More than anyone else, they define contemporary Hollywood, conveying the community’s aspirations and its fringe-level reality. I followed the super heroes home to highlight the contrast of the fantastic and mundane. Though in costume, the super heroes are unmasked by the ordinariness of their apartments and their routine chores. While I photographed Batman, a family pulled over to take his picture. He strode up to them with super hero confidence and the children approached him with awe. He was Batman because he was Batman to them. Then later, in his apartment, when he’d taken off his mask and cape and was reheating leftovers in the microwave, he was merely ordinary. I could see what is was that drew him back to Hollywood Boulevard. ” – Gregg Segal
Feb 4, 2014
” As a physicist I specialized in radiation physics. Especially in very low energy X-rays. Some years ago I started to use these experience in X-ray photography. An amazing kind of black and white photography. Looking with X-ray eyes to nature. That’s what I like to experience with my X-ray camera. I prefer X-ray objects of ordinary scenes like a butterfly nearby a flower, a fish in the ocean, a mouse in the field, a haron along the riverside, a bird in a tree and so on. Each time it is challenging me to arrive at an X-ray photograph that represents the sentiment of the scene, do raise questions and excite curiosity. I hope, in most of the images presented here I succeeded.” – Arie van’t Riet
Feb 3, 2014
Fun photographs of senior citizens wearing streetwear by Dai Lyn Power.
Feb 3, 2014
‘French photographer Malo takes these daydreams to new heights through his photography collection “One Day You Will Be My Child.” (via Huffpost Arts & Culture)
Jan 31, 2014
Born in 1972 near Paris, Pierre Carreau grew up surrounded by artistic influences in a family that included a photographer, sculptors and painters. Perhaps in reaction to this subtle pressure, he chose initially to pursue a different path and graduated from university with a degree in business. Yet the soul of the artist would not be repressed, and after a number of years working in the IT industry, Carreau returned to his roots and became a professional photographer. A long-held love of the ocean and water-sports led him to work photographing action shots for surf and kite-surf magazines, but the water itself eventually captured his artistic imagination and became the genesis of AquaViva. In 2004 Pierre moved with his wife and children to the Caribbean island of St. Barthélemy. This small paradise has become Carreau’s open-air studio, where the subtle variations of light from the tropical sun and the endlessly changing soul of the sea become the subjects of his vision. Pierre Carreau’s fine art photography is represented by CLIC Gallery in New York City and St. Barthélemy.
Jan 29, 2014
Italian still life photographer Guido Mocafico was born in Switzerland; he currently divides his time between his home in Switzerland and his studio in Paris. Mocafico has become recognised as a contemporary master of still life. His interest in this most classic of art forms started early whilst studying photography at Vevey School in Switzerland. He initially focused on commercial and advertising projects for brands such as Chanel, Clinique, Dior, Gucci, Armani and YSL. His images have been published in numerous magazines over the years including Vogue US, Vogue France, Men’s Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, The Face, and Wallpaper, amongst others.
Jan 28, 2014
” 21 year old film photographer in Houston, Texas. I am for youth, going to the unknown, and learning throughout the process.” – Dennis Auburn
Jan 24, 2014
These Head over Heels photographs by Patrice Letarnec, a photographer and art director based in France. Click here for the link.
Jan 14, 2014
Andres Serrano is a New York-born artist and photographer known for his provocative, often controversial works, which have often combined beauty and vulgarity. (via Creative Time Reports)
Jan 9, 2014
” I’m a 20 year old Photography student at Manchester Metropolitan in England. Having grown up in Newcastle one of England’s party cities and being in the North East, heavy drinking is a weekly occurrence. Whilst working taking photographs inside nightclubs you are employed to make people look as beautiful as possible. Glossing over the obvious excess which leads people to loose control of their bodies and often their morals. Then going to Manchester for University, another party city and working more it seemed to become more obvious that this non-glamorous, often quite grotesque side of going out is usher to one side, often due to the intoxicated state leaving memories of the night hazy or gone. Therefore I decided to go out and try and capture these moments which de-glamerise excess drinking. ” – Stewart Honeyman