Heiderich is a self-taught Berlin based photographer. His profound portfolios of works are in a sense mind boggling to the eye. As the tones of which, take on sizable changes from project to project...
There is something incredibly atmospheric about moody clouds drawing in, blanketing sunlight to cast a shadow as far as the eye can see. And there is something intriguing and mysterious about bright lights in the distance - perhaps nearing, perhaps retreating. Johann Ryno de Wet explores the beauty of the...
Tragically, these images are far too effective for my tender eyes to analyse them at length. The expressions, the mugshot style and the desaturated shades collectively produce a very daring series, evoking the imagination - a disease ridden species has been reduced to bones and depressing...
As much as it is intriguing to gaze upon such an incredibly complex and beautiful natural thing - up close and personal; certainly intimate viewpoints also disclose squirming sights. The streaky patterns reveal the intricacy of our genetic make up. The varying colours of the cornea are unique to each individual and the series here shows very clearly that no two of us are the same
Mesmerisingly sharp. The composition of graphical shapes and spaces here is observed in a very unique way, I feel. Asides from merely documenting these architecturally incredible spaces, Franck has accentuated their geometric qualities that make them so appealing and vivid. Spaces like these are not to be forgotten, especially when presented in this way - this way that appreciates them so well. Most notably
A desolate playground underneath a beautiful blue sky. A blank billboard - brilliant white reflects the emptiness of the arena. Followed by a forgotten photograph of a young girl - is an eery series. There seems to be a sense of danger or uncertainty in William LeGoullon's photographs. As the words "Thank you, join us at night…" prevail from a sign boards, a trolley hides behind its red wire the words "for movies" as if to suggest the horror associated with the event. Despite this - car tracks can be identified in their many in the dirt illuminated by the soft glow of a setting sun.
It is as if Morten Koldby's sitters have willingly volunteered to have their portraits snapped up. They hide nothing as they peer boldly into the lens, revealing much of their character. These are among some of the most telling, beautiful and sharp portraits I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The bleached out background showcasing nothing other than whatever our imagination allows us to conjure and gives the pictures incredible momentum.
A wide lens encapsulates a variety of different features in a picture - Retha Ferguson can make an image look slightly distorted using or not using this format. Some images appear stretched or eager to grasp as much picture as possible. Other images, more casual, have an exceptional ability to convey great depth and colour variation, despite many of the images appearing washed out. The geometries are a critical contributing factor to the success of some of these images.
Perhaps the most elaborate train platform I have ever seen, with luxurious chandeliers hanging in elegance amongst perfectly painted walls and ceiling. The spaces in Charlie Cranes's photographs are simply immaculate, plentiful in size and often well furnished or embellished with at least one intriguing detail. The embroidered television cover is a favourite, in what appears to be a hospital room. The statue of men behind a militant woman could appear as her brothers in the background, they (the statues and the woman) share a sense of pride as their expression conveys a modest but apparent confidence.
A timely photographic series here, identical in appearance to the nature of the most recent protesting demonstrations held in America. Some charismatic and even humorous displays, but most just a dangerous depiction of persistence amongst communities battling for some kind of change. My favourite - a bandana patterned pretty adorns the face of a young girl who looks on from behind a gun - whether or not she understands the commotion is another matter…
The sort of things we see but do not consciously recognise as a beautiful frame, I think is reminiscent of Jonah's photographs. They seem to be images of beautifully lit, well arranged and simple statements that may frequently be encountered but not greatly appreciated, so creep up later in our dreams since we somehow stored them mentally. The series, in my mind, can be found in a photographic diary of a visit to a foreign place.
Architecture seems perfectly built, in the precisely right place for Kevin Saint to photograph the skyscraping master-pieces. The street light that towers above the camera, so high, as if it's on par with the height of the adjacent building is a sculpture itself in the style that Saint has bothered to recognize its potential. The symmetry in that image of everything except the diagonal wisps of sky stuff is thoroughly satisfying to the extent that I feel a part of the image looking up, up at the possibility of being that high myself.
I particularly admire Schlegels’ waterfall image, the velvety, silken, giants’ sheet which drapes over the towering, statuesque rocks, swaying softly in the wind. It seems entirely silent, as if the mass of water that is plummeting down from such heights, does so with out even a single decibel of sound.
Really, our entire life is pattern work. Civilisation can be envisioned as a variety of patterns, ranging from a dozen blocks of flats with satellite dishes, football match seating, paving to lighting and even seemingly strategically placed street lights among enormous brand names. Matthias Heiderich demonstrates this understanding through a series of vibrant photographs based on the patterns of different societies' environments.
Our world is a place of many simultaneous events, occurrence, happenings, incidents, affairs and phenomenon.
Boogie from Belgrade appears to have been a keen observer of any events he has access to. In black and white form, he documents the curious scenes and delivers them to us with as much ambiguity as when they were taken... The why's and how's are so immediately powerful within his work that we are left yearning for a solid narrative.
The glow in Todd Hido's photographs comes from an unknown source. Although, it brings back familiar memories from my childhood of the length the light of flood lights could travel through mist or fog. My favourites of this series are amongst the snowy couple of pictures - one a brownish red and the other an icy cold blue. Snow has a way of making an environment appear clean, bright and nearly perfect... In these images, the light gently reflects from the snow and bounces into mergence with the reddish hue and the blue. Such moments come rarely in some areas, so if you clock it, record it.
The rubbish we accumulate amongst pure, natural environments. Stunting growth, invading an interrupting the flow. Although disturbing, upsettingly so, there is something rather aesthetically interesting about the juxtaposition of black rubber tyres piled in forestry and ponds - perhaps the irony of natural resources being dumped back onto nature after man has manipulated it for his own need, which is a need no longer evident in Yosigo's picture.
Kim' s adventures involve searching for specific angles amongst some unusual architecture or patterned surfaces - just as we thought that perhaps things couldn't get more beautiful - Kim exclaims with his photographs - "Look at it this way". He clearly sees beauty amongst geometry and the way light hits or reflects surfaces.
Im reminded when admiring his pictures - never to neglect or underestimate the relationship between light and shape.
Heavy contrast is always attractive, especially when blues and reds are involved. Here particularly, employing the exaggeration of contrast serves beneficial as a series of Vegas shots portray an atmosphere thick with vigour. The variation is so stark, the images almost appear disgustingly beautiful. I feel, Jean-Francois Theriault deliberately encapsulated Las Vegas in this vibrant, fresh style.
Photography for me is about expressing my interests and passions for family life and the memories we decide to record and keep. I love social documentaries and any form of recording a life, it is an interest of mine that can be seen throughout my photographic work.
To have been focusing upon the emotional and sentimental attachments that people have with photographs and objects for so long, I aspired to start my own personal project where I explored the more unfamiliar aspects of family life.