Marco Breuer: brightness can fool you

Breuer has been making abstract photographs since the early 1990s. However, in contrast to Aaron Siskind, whose black-and-white photographs of walls were linked to the gestural paintings of the Abstract Expressionists, particularly those of his friend Franz Kline, Breuer works with sheets of chromogenic paper, which, as the label for “Untitled (C-1773)” (2016) informs us, has been “exposed/…

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≡ True color thinking ≡

For the past 4 years, in collaboration with two colleagues – Luis Pavão & Paula Lourenço -, I’ve been teaching Alternative Processes in Photography. One of the courses we used to teach was dedicated to Color Printing Processes, which I particularly enjoyed. About two years ago I decided to tattoo the color scheme on my…

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≡ Multilayered timeframes in Binh Dahn’s work ≡

© Binh Danh, Iridescence of Life No. 22. Chlorophyll print on nasturtium leaf, butterfly specimen, & resin, 2008 © Binh Danh, Iridescence of Life No. 5. Chlorophyll print on nasturtium leaf, butterfly specimen, & resin, 2008 In Michigan Quarterly Review (Volume XLIII, Issue 4, 2004), John Schafer writes about Binh Danh’s intertexual images before going…

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٠ ‘Am I Nothing But Black?’ ٠

© Myra Greene, from the series Character Recognition, 2005-08. Ambrotype on Black glass, 3 by 4 inches. © Myra Greene, from the series Character Recognition, 2005-08. Ambrotype on Black glass, 3 by 4 inches. © Myra Greene, from the series Character Recognition, 2005-08. Ambrotype on Black glass, 3 by 4 inches. © Myra Greene, from…

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٠ ‘The Evidence of the Natural’ in Nádia Rodrigues Ribero’s work ٠

© Nádia Rodrigues Ribeiro, Sem título (Untitled) – 11.07.12, from Flora. Negative in chromogenic paper, chromogenic process, unique print 12x9cm. © Nádia Rodrigues Ribeiro, Sem título (Untitled) – 20.07.12, from Flora. Negative in chromogenic paper, chromogenic process, unique print 12x9cm. © Nádia Rodrigues Ribeiro, 215 Horas (215 Hours), from Flora, 2013. Diasec Print, 90x60cm. Sofia…

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┐ Ian van Coller └

© Ian van Coller, Daisy Angy Kekae (left), from the series Collage Portraits, 2009 “This series combines several influences that have personally been relevant to my art-making process. The work grew out of my experimentation with the use of quilting techniques based on traditions from Africa and Gees Bend, Alabama as a way to tell…

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┐ David Halliday └

© David Halliday, Parmesan, 2004, sepia-toned silver gelatin photograph © David Halliday, Pomegranate and Cheese, 200, 0archival pigment print © David Halliday, Spigots & Squash, 2003, sepia-toned silver gelatin photograph © David Halliday, Pomegranate & Corn, 2007, archival pigment print Information about David needs to be updated. Almost everywhere he is described as a traditional…

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┐ Steffi Klenz └

© Steffi Klenz, Untitled, from the series Hewitt’s Heap, 2011 © Steffi Klenz, Untitled, from the series Hewitt’s Heap, 2011 “The first thing we ought to note here is that the German word for the uncanny is ‘unheimlich’. As Freud famously pointed out a century ago, ‘heimlich’, which literally translates as ‘homely’, means two separate…

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┐ Heidi Kirkpatrick └

© Heidi Kirkpatrick,Mother, 2001 © Heidi Kirkpatrick,Mahjong tiles, 2011 “Portland based photographerHeidi Kirkpatrick uses photographs to transform found objects into playful pieces of art. Her images reveal a view of the world experienced by women and she prints them on film positives which she mounts within or on found objectssuch as vintage tins, blocks, boxes,…

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┐ Amanda Tinker └

© Amanda Tinker, Untitled (Left Foot #1), work in progress, 2011 Palladium Print 8″x10″ © Amanda Tinker, Untitled (Julian with Peonies), work in progress, 2010 Palladium Print 8″x10″ “My latest work, still in progress, explores the intersection between the psychological landscape of family relationships and the body’s physical form, compromised, intact and otherwise. This work…

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┐ Gunnel Wåhlstrand └

© Gunnel Wåhlstrand, © Gunnel Wåhlstrand, White Peacocks, 2007/2009 109 x 160 cm, ink-wash on paper “For eight years, Wåhlstrand has worked exclusively with a kind of re-development of private photographs, using black ink and water, a precise and time-consuming technique that she masters to perfection. The earlier body of motives consisted of her father’s…

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┐ Walter Hugo └

© Walter Hugo, Oli Sims, from “reflecting the bright lights” © Walter Hugo, Natalie Darby, from “reflecting the bright lights” “In order to create the portraits, his sitters must stare at a bright light for 10 seconds without blinking, creating an intense and concentrated glare, a glass window into their souls. (…) Can you talk…

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┐ Alice Miceli └

© Alice Miceli, from the Chernobyl Project – The Invisible Stain, 2007-10 © Alice Miceli, from the Chernobyl Project – The Invisible Stain, 2007-10 “The project’s ambition is to create a radiographic series of images of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone depicting the most affected regions located on the Belarusian side of the border. These stunning…

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┐ Cathleen Naundorf └

© Cathleen Naundorf, Untitled – Dior, artist’s workshop – Cité Jandelle, Paris © Cathleen Naundorf, Mimi San – Dior, artist’s workshop – Cité Jandelle, Paris “When I decided to photograph 4×5 inches, and even with Polaroid, people asked, ’Are you crazy? Why don ’t you do digital, it takes much less time?’ But, it needs…

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┐ Richard Mosse └

© Richard Mosse, Vintage Violence, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, from the series Infra, 2011 © Richard Mosse, House Of Cards V, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, from the series Infra, 2011 Against all odds I can’t resist these images, though I am aware that is the process itself that draws me in. “Ask Richard Mosse what…

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┐ Kamile Matulaityte └

© Kamile Matulaityte, The Abduction of Persephone I , from the series Seven Days with my Mother in D1, 2010 © Kamile Matulaityte, Minotaur, from the series Seven Days with my Mother in D1, 2010 Seven Days with my Mother in D1′ is a series of portraits showing an alternative reality of the relationship between…

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┐ Linda Alterwitz └

© Linda Alterwitz, Untitled, from the series Discarded Dreams © Linda Alterwitz, Untitled, from the series Discarded Dreams “The photographs from the series Beneath the Surface represent the dichotomy of life and death by visually confronting both scientific and ethereal realities. The blending of medical and landscape imageries takes on a comforting sense of familiarity…

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┐ Christina Z. Anderson └

© Christina Z. Anderson, Great Catch, from the series Family of Origin, 2009 © Christina Z. Anderson, Summer Sun, from the series Family of Origin, 2009 “Growing up the youngest in a family of 7 girls and 1 boy was a unique opportunity to be an observer of the social landscape, particularly of the female variety.…

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┐ S. Gayle Stevens └

© S. Gayle Stevens, Walking, from the series Calligraphy, 2011 © S. Gayle Stevens, Cornucopia, from the series Calligraphy, 2011 Calligraphy: beautiful writing or drawing photography: light drawing taxonomy: the science of the classification of living things Calligraphy consists of a series of wet plate collodion tintype photograms of plant and animal specimens I have…

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┐ Birgit Jürgenssen └

© Birgit Jürgenssen, Hausfrauen – Küchenschürze, 1975 © Birgit Jürgenssen, Hhne Titel, 1979 “Other artists of the feminist avant-garde, such as Hannah Wilke, Eleanor Antin and the abovementioned Martha Rosler went even further and were even more radical in their critique on the domestication of women within marriage. With the help of performance, video, installation…

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┐ Koen Huaser └

© Koen Hauser, Untitled, from the series Kosmoz, 2005 © Koen Hauser, Untitled, from the series Kosmoz, 2005 “Kosmoz deals with notions of autism and auto-symbolisation of the self in the portrait genre. Following the visual aesthetics of early psychiatric research, characters were shaped into their self fulfilling appearance by means of digital two-dimensional sculpting.”…

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┐ Laurence Demaison └

© Laurence Demaison, Bobine n°1, from the series Bobines, 2007 © Laurence Demaison, Photographie n°15, 2005 “The photographic work of Laurence Demaison is exclusively made of self-portraits. Since 1994, she has made of her body and her face the subjects and the objects of the photographic exploration to which she is dedicated with obstinacy. Through…

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