Photographer Grant Simon Rogers photographing leafless trees in winter from the bottom. Majestic images!
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Brooke Shaden is a fine art photographer living and working in the Los Angeles area. Her passion lies in creating new worlds through photographs. Her vision extends beyond the realm of the camera, creating images that resemble paintings and speak of an era that is not our own. Each image is a story.
The stoves in these deserted houses are now cold, but their rooms have attracted new inhabitants from the nearby woods.
An ambiguous atmosphere reigns in the houses. The melancholic spirits of the last residents linger in the structures and abandoned household items even though the living quarters have been taken over by new noises: a rustle in the corner, quiet footsteps under the floorboards. Squeaks, shadows and rapid movement. Mice, squirrels, foxes and badgers as well as numerous species of birds live in nooks and crannies. Nature is reclaiming what it only gave away for a loan.
By recording some of the last visitors to these houses falling into decay, Heikki Willamo and Kai Fagerström have managed to create a magical and fabulous pictorial world.
George Christakis, from Greece, is a self-taught Surreal-Landscape and Conceptual imaging Photographer. Music is a great source of inspiration to him and his work involves photographs and paint elements. Most of his work is characterized by extended use of B&W tones and dark colors.
Graphic designer Catrin Welz-Stein draws inspiration from fantasy, children stories, medieval, jugendstil, folklore and surrealism. She collects old images and illustrations and put them together in Photoshop to create her digital collages. The working process is based on combining and the division of photographs, with removing, filling and retouch.
Kevin Best from New Zealand reinterprets the still life paintings of the Dutch Golden Age, in a new medium : photography.
“I have always been a story teller and I love the deep thought that is required to create a narrative using objects alone. I choose to photograph in the style of the Dutch Golden Age because much of what they experienced is with us today: fear of religious outsiders, the guilt of being wealthy while others struggle, and a sense of wonder at new discoveries. Still Life can capture universal truths, while still allowing individual interpretation.
Still life photography is technically challenging and intellectually stimulating. While the original masters of the genre delighted in fooling people that their paintings were real, I delight when people think my photographs are paintings.”
Canada-based photographer Matt Molloy brings sky photography to a new level. By stacking hundreds of separate sky shots he is able to achieve an incredible brush-like effect. Each final picture in his “Smeared Sky” series is a result of combining from 100 to 200 photographs. The number of pictures he uses depends on various factors, such as weather conditions, cloudiness, or whether the object in the picture is moving or static. “Sometimes the clouds are moving quick and there’s lots of them. If I stack too many photos from a timelapse like that, it can get a little messy,” says Matt, adding that it’s usually mid day timelapses that cause more problems.