⁞ L’Hasard Photographique ⁞

Sofia Silva, Untitled, from L’Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from L’Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from L’Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from L’Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from L’Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from L’Hasard … Continue reading ⁞ L’Hasard Photographique ⁞

٠ 21st century food styling ٠

© Henry Hargreaves, in collaboration with chef/stylist Caitlin Levin, from the series Mark Rice-Ko. © Henry Hargreaves, in collaboration with chef/stylist Caitlin Levin, from the series Mark Rice-Ko. © Sarah Anne Ward, in collaboration with food stylist Heather Meldrom, Pollock-rice krispie treats © Sarah Anne Ward, in collaboration with food stylist Heather Meldrom, Mondrian-jello jigglers  © Catherine Losing, from the series The Serpent That Ate Its Own Tail © Catherine Losing, from the series The Serpent That Ate Its Own Tail © Catherine Losing, from the series The Serpent That Ate Its Own Tail © Hong Yi (Red), Day 26, … Continue reading ٠ 21st century food styling ٠

٠ Mark (he is) King (maybe) ٠

© Mark King, from the series Plastic, 2011-12 © Mark King, from the series Plastic, 2011-12 © Mark King, from the series Plastic, 2011-12 “Back in January I was preparing for a screen printing artist in residency at the Frans Masereel Centre in Kasterlee, Belgium and wanted to go there with a new portrait project already started. One night I ended up shooting a few packs of medium format polaroids and really liked what I got. I later scanned the selects and added color to them in photoshop. The color palette and stoic characters created a new version of the … Continue reading ٠ Mark (he is) King (maybe) ٠

٠ Animal Affairs, by Heidi & Hans-Juergen Koch ٠

© Heidi & Hans-Juergen Koch, from Animal Love © Heidi & Hans-Juergen Koch, tearsheet from Animal Love © Heidi & Hans-Juergen Koch, from Animal Love © Heidi & Hans-Juergen Koch, from Animal Love © Heidi & Hans-Juergen Koch, from Second Life © Heidi & Hans-Juergen Koch © Heidi & Hans-Juergen Koch, from Pretty Ugly More of their work here Continue reading ٠ Animal Affairs, by Heidi & Hans-Juergen Koch ٠

┐ Laurie Kang, multiple folds and a print └

© Laurie Kang, Untitled, C-print, 2013 © Laurie Kang, Untitled form (Sufficiency), Chromogenic paper, clamp, nail, 2012 © Laurie Kang, Untitled Forms (Sufficiency) Chromogenic paper, nail, clamp and C-print, nail, clamp, 2013 © Laurie Kang, Psychogeographic Waterfall, C-prints, 16″ x 20″, 2011 © Laurie Kang, Confused archive, 2013 © Laurie Kang, Natural Image (Unknown duration, Found paper and binder’s board, 2013 Laurie’s website here Continue reading ┐ Laurie Kang, multiple folds and a print └

┐ Filippo Minelli └

© Filippo Minelli, from Contradictions, ongoing. Project realized (until now) between Cambodia, Vietnam, Mali, China, Italy. © Filippo Minelli, all from the project Silence/Shapes, 2010-ongoing “I started the ongoing series Silence/Shapes in early 2010 to give a physical shape to silence. To realize my idea I chose the chemicals used to create smoke bombs, a medium traditionally devoted to create chaos in political demonstrations, and to juxtapose it with landscapes and natural environments with overtones typical of the romantic and sublime landscape painting of the 19th century. These environments become composition-relevant in the process and there’s a conceptual side lurking … Continue reading ┐ Filippo Minelli └

┐ roots & fruits #13 – Ricardo Baltazar └

© Ricardo Baltazer, all Untitled, from the series Touching from a Distance, 2012 Ricardo’s project Touching from a Distance was shot in Essen, Germany, in 2012. All images are blow-ups of snapshots he took while paving the streets. Inevitably, they refer to the distance between the author and the subject portrayed, as they speak about the desire to get closer. These blow-ups are attempted gazes, attempts at assuring the account of oneself while trying to look at his surroundings. They are as much voyeuristic as they are introspective, in the sense that what one does while looking desperately out, is … Continue reading ┐ roots & fruits #13 – Ricardo Baltazar └

┐ Assaf Shaham – in the gap between the comma and its following letter └

© Assaf Shaham, Untitled, from the series Time After Time and Again “The work Time after Time and Again deconstructs photography into its components and reassembles them on one surface that encompasses the essence of the photographic act, the fundamentals of color photography, and the marvel that combines light and time into a photograph. At the same time, in a kind of an aside, Shaham also subverts the concept of freezing the moment which religiously accompanies photography and differentiates it from cinema. In a simple but not innocent still photograph, Shaham records movement on a timeline: a landscape depicting a … Continue reading ┐ Assaf Shaham – in the gap between the comma and its following letter └

┐ one little, two little, three little fingers, how many do we need to pull? └

You people who read this blog know that it is unusual for me to make a post about something that I don’t like or to make a negative and/or non constructive criticism (even if by sublimation) about something that I first choose to display. I will, for once (?), use this author’s images in order to make a point: that hyper-formal-aesthetic-overlyexplicit-inyourface-photography is not the way to go, unless you’re in a reality show. This really is what I find pornographic in a lot of phtography-based works today – there is no punctum! all photographs © Mustafa Sabbagh Mustafa’s site is … Continue reading ┐ one little, two little, three little fingers, how many do we need to pull? └

┐ Tranimal – Hybrids before Photoshop └

all images © Austin Young, from Machine Project, Hammer Museum. “Tranimal…Young’s new endeavor – a collaboration with Squeaky Blonde and Fade-Dra, is infused with the artist’s high voltage underground creative energy. Tranimal is a big and bold project. It incorporates video, photography, and interactive sound design. And its taking performance art to an operatic level. (…) Participants are put through an assembly line where Squeaky Blonde, Fade-Dra , Young costume them, make-them up and turn them into a cast of glamorous, genderless creatures. Mark Allen, director of Machine Project, makes light sensitive circuitry boards that are sewn into theor costumes. … Continue reading ┐ Tranimal – Hybrids before Photoshop └

┐ Edmund Clark └

© Edmund Clark, Inmate’s table, from the project Still Life Killing Time © Edmund Clark, Stairwell, from the project Still Life Killing Time © Edmund Clark, Shared Room, from the project Still Life Killing Time © Edmund Clark, from the project Still Life Killing Time “Edmund Clark’s Still Life: Killing Time is a quiet meditation on the slowness, the fabric and the accoutrements of prison life for elderly inmates. It was two years in the making.(…) The only statement I can find directly from Clark, the photographer, is worth meditation. What you can see in the pictures is to what … Continue reading ┐ Edmund Clark └

┐ Xaviera Simmons └

© Xaviera Simmons, One Day and Back Then, 2007 © Xaviera Simmons, Landscape (2 Women), 2007 © Xaviera Simmons, If We Believe In Theory, 2009 “Simmons, as an artist, doubles down. She captures the fiction/truth dialectic as well as anyone, disarticulating assumptions about the quietly composed and staged images she makes. She’s a Brecht of the photographic endeavor. In her work, Simmons is not so much documenting the performance before the camera, but the performance itself. In one image from the series If We Believe in Theory, Simmons captures a young girl in the woods dressed like Little Red Riding … Continue reading ┐ Xaviera Simmons └