New blood (part II)

Benjamin Freedman Statement about the project: In November 2014 I began a two month residency in northern Iceland where I became interested in the countries unique topographic features. Its low mountains and fascinating geological specimens inspired this sci-fi photo book that is meant to playfully illustrate a fictional story about a lunar phenomenon taking place…

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Imagine you’re a tree

Temporary Trees is a collaboration between Make a Forest (founded by Joanna van der Zanden and Anne van der Zwaag), Raw Color (design studio by Daniera ter Haar and Christoph Brach) and Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters‘ studio. This series was presented during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven in 2011. More about Temporary Trees and Raw Color here.

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New blood (part I)

Richard Gosnold Statement about the project: ‘Voices’ conveys a tale of traumatic events, questioning how the perception of reality, for a mentally ill person, is influenced by past experiences. Based on the theory that we invent reality to suit our emotional state, I have considered how photographs may be viewed, re-contextualized and reconstructed, to fit…

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٠ Sandro Ferreira, memory code: 6174 ٠

© Sandro Ferreira, Não lhe digas para onde vais amanhã (Don’t tell her where you’ll be tomorrow), from the project “6174” Set of a hundred booklets, with dimensions identical to those with speeches of some dignitaries of the Portuguese dictatorial regime: “Estado Novo”. © Sandro Ferreira, from the project 6174. The left card reads The…

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┐ Vilma Pimenoff └

© Vilma Pimenoff, Untitled (figures-left + beings-right), from The Dark Collection © Vilma Pimenoff, Untitled (beings), from The Dark Collection © Vilma Pimenoff, Untitled, from the series Demoiselles de Paris “Pierce called indexical the process of signification (semiosis) in which the signifier is bound to the referent not by a social convention ( = “symbol”),…

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┐ Will Jennings └

© Will Jennings, Untitled, from the series Tumbling Blocks, 2011 “As an intuitive response to the sudden death of my mother last summer I walked down the Suffolk coast, reconsidering the landscape of my childhood through the eyes of an adult, mourner and artist. Concrete cubes sporadically emerged along the route, sole man-made interjections in…

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┐ Jacinda Russell └

© Jacinda Russell, Strange Artifacts: A Photographic and Found Object @ J. Crist Gallery, installation view + details, Idaho, 2007 The wunderkammer or “room of wonder” draws heavily upon 16th century European cabinets of curiosity. I combined digital photography with found object sculpture by printing on canvas and encasing the images in weathered boxes, suitcases,…

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┐ Chris Toalson └

photo caption (above) © Chris Toalson, Penguins, from the series Dioramas, 2007 © Chris Toalson, Mourning Doves, from the series Dioramas, 2007 © Chris Toalson, Alaskan Brown Bear, from the series Simulations, 2008 “My photographic thesis, True West, calls into question the seeming American fascination with the American West. The current state of the West…

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┐ Tiago Casanova └

© Tiago Casanova, all Untitled, from the project The Unknown Island “The airplane begins to descend. Madeira is down there. From far we can understand the feeling that the fifteenth century discoverers had when they saw Madeira (= Wood) for the first time, and from there we can easily guess the origin of the name.…

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┐ Miguel Godinho └

© Miguel Godinho, Untitled, from the series Esta é a minha família (This is my family), 2011 © Miguel Godinho, 38 years old (left) + 40 years old (right), from the series 16-06-1950, 2008 © Miguel Godinho, Untitled, from the series Family, 2005 © Miguel Godinho, Untitled (left + right), from the series Entre nós…

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┐ Diogo Simões └

© Diogo Simões, Untitled, from the series Miratejo © Diogo Simões, Untitled, from the series Miratejo © Diogo Simões, Untitled, from the series Miratejo Influenced by current-events (this is a circumstantial analogy) Diogo’s (b.1988, Miratejo, PT) photographs remind me of a kind of portrait of youth that makes me think of Gus van Sant’s universe.…

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┐ João Varela └

© João Varela, Untitled, from de Toerist © João Varela, Untitled, from de Toerist © João Varela, Untitled, from de Toerist © João Varela, Untitled, from de Toerist “De Toerist came about in November 2010 when I went to study at AKV|St.Joost in Breda, Netherlands. As I arrived there, the weather was really different than…

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┐ Ana Marta └

© Ana Marta, Untitled, from the series Palm Trees don’t belong here, Porto Santo, Portugal, 2012 © Ana Marta, Untitled, from the series Palm Trees don’t belong here, Porto Santo, Portugal, 2012 © Ana Marta, Untitled, from the series Palm Trees don’t belong here, Porto Santo, Portugal, 2012 © Ana Marta, Untitled, from the series…

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┐ Rachel Bee Porter └

© Rachel Bee Porter, #2, from Subzero © Rachel Bee Porter, #10 (Lemon Meringue Cake with Key lime Tartlets and Margaritas on the rocks), from he Joy of Cooking © Rachel Bee Porter, #3 (Blackberry Pie), from Wallflowers “Having grown up reading a multitude of home and lifestyle magazines, my work confronts the expectations that…

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┐ Seo-Yeoung Won └

© Seo-Yeoung Won, Chair, from the series Compressed Reality, 2010 © © Seo-Yeoung Won, Wheel, from the series Compressed Reality, 2010 “My work starts with sublimating from a mere common object in dairy life to an entity having a particular denotative meaning. For this, I have paid attention to existing expression methods of painting and…

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┐ Minna Pöllänen └

© Minna Pöllänen, Hiltop, from the project Attempts, 2010 © Minna Pöllänen, Water, from the project Attempts, 2011 ©“Made on an undeveloped 0.75-hectare piece of family land, Attempts maps out a survey into the notion of landownership. Through collecting, containing and marking different pieces of the landscape the project explores the various geographical and topographical…

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┐ Sunil Shah └

© Sunil Shah, from the project Uganda Stories © Sunil Shah, from the project Uganda Stories © Sunil Shah, from the project Uganda Stories © Sunil Shah, from the project Uganda Stories “This project is both a subjective journey to recollect the past and an interrogation of documentary photography in its use to reassemble fragments…

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┐ Robbie Nolan └

© Robbie Nolan, Untitled, from Trees © Robbie Nolan, Untitled, from Trees “The poet Keats spoke of how the ‘cold philosophy’ of science would, by explaining the mechanics of the physical world “unweave a rainbow”. In a sense the aim of this series of photographs was to display the falsity of this claim when related…

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┐ Noel Rodo-Vankeulen └

@ Noel Rodo-Vankeulen, hood, from the series Flower City (work in progress) @ Noel Rodo-Vankeulen, gray, from the series Flower City (work in progress) @ Noel Rodo-Vankeulen, twin, from the series Flower City (work in progress) In Flower City I’m focusing on the area where I live (Brampton, Ontario), a relative nowhere city transformed by…

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┐ Melinda Gibson └

© Melinda Gibson, from the project Photography as contemporary art, 2011 © Melinda Gibson, from the project Photography as contemporary art, 2011 If Melinda Gibson’s photomontages look familiar, don’t be surprised. A flash of Ed Burtynsky here, a slice of Juergen Teller there, they are all made up of elements of some of the major…

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┐ Nigel Grimmer └

© Nigel Grimmer, Julie, Golders Green,, from the series Roadkill Family Album, 2001 © Nigel Grimmer, Eric, Big Bend, from the series Roadkill Family Album, 2010 “Nigel Grimmer takes the conventions of family album snap photography and gives them a weird twist that is at times amusing and at others faintly unnerving. Here the self-conscious…

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