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.
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.
Amazing photo-manipulations from conceptual photographer Yves Lecoq combining antique style, noir humor and surrealism.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
Francesco Romoli, an artist living and working in Pisa, Italy, creates provoking digitally manipulated dioramas constructed out of cardboard with dramatic shadow and lighting effects.
Shot by Design Army, a studio based in Washington, DC, and founded by husband and wife team Pum and Jake LeFebure, this photo series is a self-initiated project centered around their main inspiration. The couple explains, “Color is a commodity. It is the ultimate currency to sustain and nourish our creative souls. It’s a design mantra we call ‘Color Consumption’.”
San Francisco-based photographer Nathan Wirth uses a variety of techniques — including long exposure, infrared and intentional camera movement — to express his unending wonder of the fundamental fact of existence.
Amazing project «Put Your Hands Up» by Canadian photographer Joel Robinson. Simple and surreal photo illustrations depicting human’s connection to nature and the Earth.
A series of conceptual photos entitled “No Man’s Land” by Johann Ryno de Wet.
Ulrika Kestere’s “7 Horses” Photo project.
“Once upon a time there was a girl who had 7 invisible horses. People thought she was crazy and that she in fact had 7 imaginary horses, but this was not the case. When autumn came the girl spent a whole day washing all her clothes. She hung them on a string in her garden to let the gentle autumn sun dry them. Out of nowhere, a terrible storm came and its fierce-full winds grabbed a hold of all her clothes and all seven horses (authors note: since they are invisible they obviously didn’t weigh much). The girl was devastated and spent all autumn looking for each horse spread around the country, wrapped in her clothes.”
Rob Woodcox not only possesses a creative talent, but he exercises his talent with a passion that is unquenchable and contagious. He brings his natural sense of adventure, innovation, and childlike spirit into every interaction he finds himself in, and incorporates these facets of him into every image in which he creates.
Fine Art Photography from Russian Photographer Victoria Ivanova. Lights, perspectives, lens and ordinary objects are used to create new style and ideas of photography.
Made of a compacted growing medium, these suspended sculptures by Mathilde Roussel are planted with grass seeds and allowed to transform over time, the grass sprouting and growing.
“Through these anthropomorphic and organic sculptures made of soil and wheat grass seeds, I strive to show that food, it’s origin, it’s transport, has an impact on us beyond it’s taste. The power inside it affects every organ of our body. Observing nature and being aware of what and how we eat makes us more sensitive to food cycles in the world – of abundance, of famine – and allows us to be physically, intellectually and spiritually connected to a global reality.”
In this series of photos, notice how she shows the slow transformation of the suspended sculptures.
Photographer and visual artist Lisa DiLillo introduces sparks, smoke and fire into rural landscapes to create her conceptual photo series Before the Echo.
Gilbert Garcin was originally the owner of a lamp manufacturing company in Marseille, France. Following a workshop during the Rencontres Internationales in Arles, under the direction of Pascal Dolemieux, Garcin, at the age of 65, gave up his business and began his photographic career. Garcin poses as an ordinary ‘Mr. Everybody,’ dressed in an old overcoat. By placing himself, via the character he embodies, in absurd and inextricable situations, he invites us to ponder such philosophical quandaries as time, solitude and the weight of existence.
Alain Laboile show us a world of freedom, surprises and shared emotions.
Let yourself be carried away by the energy, humor and sweet cruelty of this wonderful photo series!
A series of photographs, created by Richard Allenby-Pratt. The concept is a Dubai left by people, where only the animals are left to roam the deserted streets. The project was included in the 2011 London Association of Photographers Awards.
This project imagines a future without people, where the relics of our unrealized ambitions are populated by some of the species we have, in the present day, come so close to exterminating. I hope to highlight the fragility of our economic systems and the desperate need for us to live in harmony with the other occupants of our world.