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Category Archives: Photography
These photos are incredibly sad. And obviously shows: Don’t do drugs.
It’s mug shots collected by the sheriff’s office in Multnomah County, Oregon. They are part of a anti-drug campaign that shows the disturbing truth to what heavy drug use does to a person. And how quickly the drug addicts’s face gets damaged.
It’s been seen many times before, especially on youtube videos.
This is a collaborated effort with photographer, David Wile and April Maciborka. This series puts focus on the reaction of babies tasting lemon for the first time.
“I’m interested in what we define as beauty, when we choose to create it ourselves. Beauty has always been a currency, and now that we finally have the technological means to mint our own, what choices do we make? Is beauty informed by contemporary culture? By history? Or is it defined by the surgeon’s hand? Can we identify physical trends that vary from decade to decade, or is beauty timeless? When we re-make ourselves, are we revealing our true character, or are we stripping away our very identity? Perhaps we are creating a new kind of beauty. An amalgam of surgery, art, and popular culture? And if so, are the results the vanguard of human induced evolution?”, photographer Phillip Toledano says about his photo series “A New Kind of Beauty“.
The people look so non-human to me. So much like dolls. And so unhappy.
You can buy his book about the series here.
Herb Piper is a self-proclaimed internationally unknown and locally ignored photographer. He pairs the nude female form with miniature figurines and toys to create some evocative and amusing storylines.
The vast majority of Poland’s people (90%) are practicing Catholics. When Christianity was introduced to Poland a few centuries ago, it erased most traces of paganism, witchcraft, and shamanic traditions.
The women Majak photographs represent the very small minority of Polish women who practice alternative spirituality. For many of these women, this series depicts their first public display of power.
They “practice a wide range of spiritual paths and spiritual systems. A few are traditional healers – so called ‘whisperers’ who mix religion with primeval superstitions to heal and remove spells using prayers – whose traditions survived on the Belarusian border. Some are women who had grandmothers who could ‘see’ or were herbal healers and who are working to revive what would otherwise be dead traditions.”
Porter Contemporary, where Majak’s work was featured in 2012, writes, “When asked what being a witch meant to one of the subjects in the series, she replied ‘A witch is a woman of knowledge who takes a broom and sweeps to cleanse the world.’”
This is how lives begin. Danish photographer Suste Bonnén captured these beautiful photos of the first few seconds of life.
The photos are taken just as the baby has entered the world, before even the mother has seen it.
Bonnen followed 22 caesarean operations on the maternity ward at the Copenhagen University Hospital. She says, “There were no flashes, no additional lamps, so I had to learn to use what was there”.
It’s a site-specific performance on the crowded New York City subway. All images are stills from iPhone videos. And they show how people react, when George Ferrandi put her head on their shoulder when falling asleep.
In an interview with Katherine Brooks of the Huffington Post, George Ferrandi was asked if she learned anything from the project. This is her response:
“For me, this piece taps into the mystery and fragility of how we relate and communicate to each other as human animals, full of signs secret even to ourselves. It’s given me a deeper understanding of the way New Yorkers evolve to maintain their privacy in public spaces. We carry our energy so closely. We’re often pressed up against each other on the train with a kind of “I wish I wasn’t touching you” energy that is invisible but respected. This is part of why so many people are touched by a photo of one man resting his head on the shoulder of another; it challenges a preconception about tenderness between strangers, especially in New York. And it offers a tiny counterpoint to the Culture of Fear being cultivated in America.”
Born in 1979, Ulric Collette, self-taught photographer, studied art and graphic design in Quebec city in the late 90s and now work as art director for Collette, a communication studio in Quebec region. The work of Ulric has been presented in various websites, magazines and books all over the world (Prism, Global Investor, Esquire, Light and Lens, Snap, Fubiz, My Modern Met, Adobe, etc). Most recently, his work on the genetic portraits series was shortlisted in the world most prestigious advertising awards show, the Cannes Lion.
German photographer Martin Schoeller, based in New York, made this cool series of female body builders. Bodies sure are sculptures you can shape as you wish.
It’s made for the Fish Love campaign, which you can read about here.
An extremely beautiful film!
A visual glimpse into the life of Rada Baba, a sādhu currently residing at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Upright bass player being filmed by a camera with a high shutter speed. The strings are mesmerizing. Also, this clip is NOT in slow motion.
This rainy series is made by French photographer Christophe Jacrot.
“In my opinion, there are two ways of capturing the world for a photographer; on the one hand grasping its horror, and on the other sublimating it. I have chosen the second. More specifically, I like the way rain, snow and ‘bad weather’ awaken a feeling of romantic fiction within me, mainly in the big cities”, he says.