Conceptual photographer Rachel Baran, currently living in Ohio, creates beautiful self portraits. Some of her works are dark and introverted, while others dreamy and joyful. But always creative and overwhelmed by passion.
Her photos are simply manipulated in Photoshop or created by combining multiple photographs.
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Visual artist Cynthia Greig collects everyday objects and whitewashes them with ordinary house paint to devoid them of color or label. Then draws directly onto their surfaces with charcoal to create visual hybrids that appear to vacillate between drawing and photography, black-and-white and color. No digital manipulation is involved, but the camera’s monocular point of view is imperative.
My series of photographs, Representations, explores the concept of photographic truth and its correspondence to perceived reality. As a kind of playful homage to William Henry Fox Talbot’s treatise, The Pencil of Nature, the images combine color photography and drawing to create what I like to call photographic documents of three-dimensional drawings.
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The Big Choir
Amazing photo-manipulations from conceptual photographer Yves Lecoq combining antique style, noir humor and surrealism.
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Inhabiting the border between photography, performance and sculpture, Scarlett Hooft Graafland’s photographs are records of her choreographed live performances. Anthropologically curious, her ideas emerge directly from the local mythology. Fascinated by the surreal beauty of the harsh natural landscape she utilises this as her canvas.
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Artist David Niles has taken his son’s interests and produced them in delightfully spectral, vintage style photos that illustrate a small boy’s place in his own imagination.
These are photographs of my son, pictured in a world of fantasy and imagination. A world that children occupy a good deal of the time. They are my interpretation of his world.
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Experimental photographic work by Brazilian artist Juliana Manara.
“MiniB was my imagination and now I am being able to make it visible through a playful, humorous photographic work. With fantasy it simulates some observations of human life. Each work brings ideas of feelings, facts or attitudes. It introduces multiple meanings with the universality of landscapes, sometimes surreal environments and always a good relationship between human and other animals or the needy relation between humans and material things. MiniB invites us to dialogue about our existence and also can claim to some absurdities of the human conditions. Sometimes it simulates a lost mind, sometimes the challenges or obligations or a very peaceful moment.”
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Poland based photographer, Sebastian Luczywo, visualizes worlds in his poetic pictures and manages to tell tales with every frame he shoots.
In his own words,
When you live deep inside yourself, you sometimes need to put a tiny bit of your existence shrouded in misery to the surface of your life. If you cannot do it with words, you do it with music, if you cannot do it with a brush and paints, you do it, like in my case, by means of photography.
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Hungarian self-taught photographer and visual artist Noell S. Oszvald presents a portfolio of powerful self-portraits. So dark and sophisticated imagery. She creates black and white pictures only, as she says she finds colors distracting.
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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.
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“Mimicry” is a reflection on the uniformity of human beings through a photographic project by Maurits Giesen and Ilse Leenders. The inspiration for the project came from, “The uniformity of human beings, from people whose identity is missing, and those who are inconspicuous in our society.” The duo creates, “an abstract, aesthetic, silent world in which man, the environment, scenery, objects, clothing and action are perfectly balanced and connected.”
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