American photographer Arthur Tress began his career in the 1960s creating street photographs, but soon branched out to explore the realm of the strange and grotesque. He is known for his staged surrealism and especially a series of photographs that were inspired by the dreams – or nightmares – of children.
Laurie Lipton was inspired by the religious paintings of the Flemish School. She tried to teach herself how to paint in the style of the 17th century Dutch Masters and failed. When traveling around Europe as a student, she began developing her very own peculiar drawing technique building up tone with thousands of fine cross-hatching lines like an egg tempera painting. “It’s an insane way to draw”, she says, “but the resulting detail and luminosity is worth the amount of effort”.