Photography
Bookshapes

Bookshapes

At a first glance you might not notice, but those are actually books down there. Some were soaked in a bathtub, some just aged correctly and to some, horrible things were done. However, no important books were used as subjects in Cara Barer‘s sculpting/photography project. One of the books below is “Houston yellow pages” and...
Paragraphs in Photography

Paragraphs in Photography

Other than his art, Francois-Marie Banier (1947), a novelist, playwright, photographer and artist, is well noted for his high profile acquaintances. Salvador Dali used to send his car to bring the then 16 year old Banier to his hotel, to discuss art. He knew Picasso, Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Cardin, Samuel Beckett, Kate Moss and...
No, there's no escape.

No, there’s no escape.

Surrealist, poetic, polished and revealing in spite of the effort to conceal, these photographs are taken and manipulated by Giuseppe Mastromatteo, an Italian photographer. Although these portraits show a lot of skin, they lack the expected sex-appeal, and instead show a person defenseless, trying to hide, but unable to. Mr. Mastromatteo is making a statement...
Face Artist

Face Artist

Though we can easily imagine Andy Alcala, a.k.a. Mr. Puma x], walking into a painting as if it were a glass door and turning around ready to be photographed, the process was actually a bit more complicated. He drew each of the paintings on his own face, using a mirror. On his flickr photostream he’s...
A Home Away from Home

A Home Away from Home

Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick have been Kahn/Selesnick since 1988. Their approach is truly unique – through installations and photography they “document” fictional stories/histories set sometimes in the future, sometimes in past. In 2007 they created “evidence” for the existence of Eisbergfreistadt (Free iceberg city) – a city/state formed on an iceberg off the coast...
Ethics & Aesthetics

Ethics & Aesthetics

We live on this Earth, but we live off of this Earth more. Not just live off of it, which would be fine, I guess, but get rich from it as well. It’s a terminally one-sided relationship, in which we’ll surely draw the shorter stick in the end, but also one that made our civilization...
Backdrop: White

Backdrop: White

In the two photography books, Creature and Bird, Andrew Zuckerman had animals actually pose for him, in his studio. There was a bear, an elephant and a lion, so we hope everybody is OK and with everything in expected places. Although this could have proven to be a less than convenient setting, to say the...
Silverwood, O.

Silverwood, O.

How to introduce Owen Silverwood to you – provided introduction is necessary? Well, he is an artist and a photographer who supports himself with commercial assignments, but is happiest when involved with his own artwork. Other than these basics, we can say he has a really great web-site, and that we thoroughly enjoyed what’s on display...
Colors of Conflict

Colors of Conflict

Brent Stirton is an educated journalist, who began his career as a photojournalist documenting apartheid issues in his native South Africa. Today he is on the road with his work, around the world, nine months out of a year. We can assume he doesn’t have to be, which tells us he must really love what he...