Sometimes its the quality of the prints presented that just seem to completely whisk you away to a magical scenario. Its the dream date quality of the prints by Wickens that drew me towards them. A variety of different locations and people and objects all come together to draw us into this day dream further.
Toronto based photographer and music video superstar Sigismondis work is the first photography book I ever brought. Yes it can be dark, yes it can be sinister but in terms of lighting and detail brings a special quality to all of her work. Fantastic.
Laura Carey recently graduated from Nottingham Trent University using these truly fantastic set of photographs in her degree show. Capturing a essence of dance as the subject moves through the scene it captures these beautiful photos.
You can see more of her work here: http://www.lauracarey.co.uk/
Back on form this week I promise and what better way to start than the work of Swedish/Finnish Photographer Martina Linfqvist. I know use the word a lot and it doesn't really do work like this the justice it deserves but beautiful night time shots of the island of Rågskär. The short focus and the twighlight lighting only add to the dream like quality of the prints.
Im sorry ive been a bit slack of late but im away from home! And normally I like to show three photos but Bradbury's work is a bit hard to track down. Fantastic work crossing the innocent with the sinister, the dead eyes stand out like nothing I've seen photographically in a long time.
Ild love to give you a link to more but I cant find any.
Miranda Lehmans photography has that element that you just fall in love with instantly. Hidden figures in unusual states add that dream like quality that seems to draw your gaze to every element to discover more.
The third part of a trilogy following on from hope and rain Olaf's Grief series create a certain sense of melancholy hidden behind the signs of sadness. Seeing these middle class people hidden behind their masks of sadness unlocks a key of sombre in us all.
The photographer has described these almost as a performance running around with a smoke machine in front of the camera. To me though they come across as the ultimate in contemporary landscapes taking the leafy green woods and descending them into the mysterious places we wish we had come across.
Simon gives us the special view of what is hidden from view in the united states of america from the cannabis labs to Cryonics Institutes. She gains access to places rarely seen by the general public making these places a little less mysterious.
Whats the use of having a blog if you cant plug your own work now and again. So next week Il be showing a video looking at the relationship of time in video and the photographic image. Its being held at the LCB Depot in Leicester.
A crazy photo diary and staged photogrphs of a couple as they go through there relationship. The two have now broke up which spelled the end of the photographs but if you can track them down they are well worth a look.
For the longest time I just thought Mcginley hanged round with a large group of young people who liked to get naked and do things out in the open and that his job was as to document them. It was only recently I read a interview with him that I learn they are in fact carefully staged to look like the common snap shot. What ever they are they are amazing.
In the strange world we live in today is its hard not to have a fear of those around us. In Gerald Edwards III work our fears are manifested in a future society. A use of digital manipulation that pushes our imagination to the very boundaries of the future.
Neeta Madahar creates some truly unique images and videos. Her most recent work sees sycamore seeds falling endlessly through the space trying to capture her memories of child hood. Past work has seen her set up studio lighting to capture birds as they feed at a bird table.