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Category Archives: Photography
Strongly drawn to the powerful relationship between twins, Japanese photographer Ariko Inaoka began taking photographs of Icelandic twin sisters, Erna and Hrefna, in 2009. For almost four years now, she has established a strong connection with the twins. There was no cultural barrier because the twins speak fluent English. She describes them as confident, innocent, and intelligent.
“I still don’t know how it truly feels like to be that someone who documents the twins’ personal lives. I am still in the process of finding my answer to this,” Inaoka shares. She aims to visit the twins every year and document their physical growth and psychological development until they turn 16 or 17.
She remarkably froze a certain time in Erna and Hrefna’s conjoined lives as she magically and visually recorded their youngest and most carefree moments using film — as if they do not only resemble the same features but also, share the same souls.
“I often hear that identical twins have telepathic connections between them. This is true with Erna and Hrefna. They are always together. Spending time with them makes me feel both comfortable and strange, because I have never seen such a powerful connection between any two human beings. They say to me, ‘We dream the same dreams sometimes’,” Ariko Inaoka says.
Inaoka works as a full time photographer and a soba restaurant owner. She lives in Kyoto, Japan with her writer-photographer husband, Sean Lotman.
Such an awesome (ongoing) project!
Ben Hopper is an Israel-born London-based commercial and fine art photographer.
This is Barcelona-based photographer, videographer, and designer Clement Celma‘s latest series. It shows round photographs looking like ‘little planets’. This series is called Mes Petites Planètes – My Little Planets. Clement Celma got interested in interactive panoramic photography and virtual tours back in 2002.
These painted face are extraordinary! It is an ongoing collaboration between make-up artist Valeriya Kutsan and Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov. And yes, the last one is a pixelated Mona Lisa. The first one made me look for minutes.
This series is called “Translations”. It’s made by Belgian-born photographer Sofie Knijff, who has spent the last three years traveling the world making portraits of children and asking them one question: what do you want to be when you grow up? With limitless imagination the children answer, dressing up as their future selves.
Knijff captures her young subjects in countries like South Africa, India, Mali, and Greenland, and notes that the different environments naturally influenced a child’s dream job. Among the places she visited, an interesting comparison fell between Kulusuk, a village in Greenland that is currently in the midst of rapid climate change, and the desert lands of the African country Mali, where she focused on Touareg children. Both are remote areas with their own set of socio-economic hardships and extreme environmental conditions – and in both places, life is truly about surviving. In Greenland, children dressed up as hunters. In Mali, children dressed up as a marabout or a doctor – which is especially interesting considering that Mali has one of the largest infant death rates in the world. Whatever the place or dream, what draws the children together is the hope they all feel for their future.
‘Failed Memory’ is David Szauder‘s latest series. The work is inspired by the parallels he sees between human and digital memory:
“Our brains store away images to retrieve them later, like files stored away on a hard drive. But when we go back and try to re-access those memories, we may find them to be corrupted in some way”, David Szauder says.
Check him out on Behance here.
These color-themed collections of sweets and candy are made by Austin-based photographer Emily Blincoe.
Shanghai-based photographer Eric Leleu captures various incarnations of the nap in a series he calls Day Dreamers. From factory worker to executive, Leleu shows us there is no wrong way to catch a snooze in the hustle and bustle of Shanghai.
“The sleepers are a testimony to a China where workers wake up early, go to bed late and recuperate with short naps during the day, showing a respect for biological rhythms, and an awareness of the body and its needs. Workers escape from the present, taking a momentary time out, without fear of being seen. These candid siestas reveal the complex link in China between private and public spheres: private life overflowing onto the sidewalk; privacy integrating with the wider community”.
Model: Nasty Bugriy, 2morrow model
Make up and hair: Sabine Gutwenger
Stylist: Erin Fox
And drawings – that makes this so awesome: Norma Nardi
“Once a Marine, Always a Marine – Christopher Van Etten” by photographer Michael Stokes.
Get rid of the gun, and this photo is extremely awesome.
“Instagram is an incredible resource for all kinds of images. I wanted to create structure out of this chaos. The result is a crowd source short-film that shows the endless possibilities of social media.
The video consists of 852 different pictures from 852 different Instagram users. If you are one of them, shout and I will add you to the credits”, creator Thomas Jullien says.