Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Danish artist Søren Dahlgaard has created a series of "Dough Portraits" of people in his native Copenhagen, Kosovo and the Maldives as part of an art project that has traveled throughout the world. The posers were invited to play with and mold the dough before placing it on their heads. The result is an innovative take on the traditional self-portrait.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Seattle-based photographer Bill Finger - who worked earlier in his career as an assistant cameraman - uses his knowledge of cinematography and set design to create amazingly realistic crime scene dioramas. Each diorama is constructed specifically to be photographed. Like filmmaking all staging and lighting is done looking through the lens. Once photographed the diorama is then destroyed. Bill explains, "Through this process I create a temporary space, which like a film set, only lives on within the image.”
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
Photographer Eric Staller was enchanted by New York City's, plazas, bridges, parks and monuments, but struggled to find a way to celebrate the city's architecture in the 1970s.
Light Drawings, 1976-1980 were exhibited worldwide and received a lot of attention from art galleries and publications. As he tells us, "Even the most technical people in the photography world were mystified about how these photos were made."
Friday, October 5, 2012
Based in Providence, RI and New York City. Photographer Rachel Hulin thought it would be fun to make her baby fly. So she looked to her son Henry to see what he could do.
If you're worried about Henry's safety, you'll be relieved to find out that he's not in any real danger.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Photographer Erik Klein Wolterink explores kitchens of various ethnic groups within the city of Amsterdam. For this project he mapped these kitchens in a systematic, almost maniacal way. The inside of cupboards, drawers and fridges were photographed in the way that the original user had left it and then reassembled into a single seamless composite image.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Danish photographer Per Johansen created a series of sublimely strange still-lifes combining food and plastic bottles. "Full", consists of photographs of meat, vegetables, pasta and other foods which are claustrophobically placed in various plasic containers.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
There is a sculptural quality in the make-up of Lee Materazzi’s photographs, attributed to her studies at Central Saint Martins in London where she completed her degree in sculpture. The photographs are based in everyday life, though Materazzi transcends the documentarian quality of life to elevated concepts about living. The photographs take the mundane tasks and chores of our existence and express the way in which they affect our consciousness.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Barcelona-based artist Natalia Pereira's photo series titled "Dismorfobina" explores the deformation of our identity when we desperately try to fit into a perfect mold that is not our own. The photographs brings attention to body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), a mental illness involving body image issues that results in depression and social phobia. According to the artist, Dismorfobina is a “[d]isorder suffered by those who have been dominated by the habits of consumerism."