Thursday, May 21, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
I just saw this posted over on Notcot.org. Gorgeous work by photographer August Bradley. On first glance, these photos look more like intricate paintings than actual photography. The detail, emotions, and settings are fantastic and so well thought out. They are stunning works of art.
Bradley purposely blurs this line. He was quoted on mymodernmet.com as saying ‘The photographic style of the collection evolves from theatrical yet personalized portraits to fashion photography, so the style of the image making evolves with the theme from personal limitations to imagination and aspirational fantasy." and , "It's helpful to go out of the literal realm of photography, to leave the boundaries we typically view the world from within."
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Do you see what I see?
Monday, October 6, 2008
There were many exhibits on the people and their stories, and on immigration in general, etc. But there was also a story told of the island and building itself. When Ellis Island was closed in 1954, after more than 12 million immigrants had passed through the doors, it was basically abandoned as is. Prior to the start of the restoration project, a few photographers were allowed in to capture what remained. The images are striking, and tell stories just as interesting as those who walked through the doors. The exhibit is called "Silent Voices" and is worth seeing. I'm afraid the following images don't do any justice.
Click here for her website.
Click here for his website.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Click here for Jeffrey's site.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
National Geographic has some amazing online photo galleries. They've always had such stunning work in their magazine, but silly me never realized that it was also available online.
Here is just one of their fascinating galleries – translucent creatures. It's amazing that these animals even exist... nevermind the fact that they managed to get such stunning shots of them. Many look like creatures out of the imagination of Pixar!
Click here to see them all.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Into the Wild
Well, I'm afraid this will be the last post for a few weeks. We will be moving from the UK back to the US and will be without internet for a while. We are also taking a slight detour through South Africa... for a little safari, beach and wine tasting. In the spirit of this trip, here are some pix from the "Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year" show, currently on at the National History Museum in London.
Click here to see more of the entries.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Jim Denevan is an amazing artist, who uses quite an interesting medium... sand. But this is not about gigantic sand sculptures. I saw his work mentioned on badassideas, and was intrigued. From his site:
Jim Denevan makes freehand drawings in sand. At low tide on wide beaches Jim searches the shore for a wave tossed stick. After finding a good stick and composing himself in the near and far environment Jim draws-- laboring up to 7 hours and walking as many as 30 miles. The resulting sand drawing is made entirely freehand w/ no measuring aids whatsoever. From the ground these environments are seen as places. Places to explore and be, and to see relation and distance. For a time these tangible specific places exist in the indeterminate environment of ocean shore. From high above the marks are seen as isolated phenomena, much like clouds, rivers or buildings. Soon after Jim's motions and marks are completed water moves over and through, leaving nothing.His designs are best seen from the air, to truly appreciate the scale. I have no idea how he created such perfect forms without any measuring aids! Amazing. See blow for some pix. And click here for his site. The photos of his work are stunning.
Friday, August 31, 2007
It was a huge outdoor photography exhibition in a public square, displaying 100 images by photographer Steve Bloom, accompanied by thought-provoking quotes by legendary thinkers. The images were so striking that you couldn't help but be drawn in. The exhibit was entitled "Spirit of the Wild." According to Steve's website, this is worldwide event with work also being showcased in Leeds, Dublin, Moscow and Amsterdam. He has also published a book of this work, which is available for purchase.
Click here to see his entire exhibition slide show. Below is a teaser of his work. All work is the copyright of Steve Bloom.
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Here's an intriguing site that I stumbled across through a link on Paper Pony. The site is called "3191: A year of mornings." It was started by 2 photographers/crafters/designers who live 3191 miles apart. They each take a photograph every morning (M-F) and post them without prior discussion. The results are usual everyday objects that seem to become art through the lens. They are always interesting, and sometimes karmic. This will definitely be on my "must check daily" list.
Click here for the story.
And here for the pix.