Sunday, May 31, 2009

Masahisa Fukase

Masahisa Fukase's obsession with ravens has spanned a lifetime and has lead to his obsession of capturing them on film. The ravens he captures a worldwide sign of a morbid darker time his images take on this persona. Other images have seen Masahisa Fukase focus on his family and friends see more of the work at:

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Kunihiko Katsumata

The unknown fire series by Japenese photographer kunihiko katsumata uses the cinematic twighlight setting of abandoned empty spaces and uses the magical glow of a spark of fire to push our imaginations as we search for an answer to the cause of the amber flicker. You can see more of this magical work at:

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Chris Craymer

Fashion photographer Chris Craymer has a beautiful way of capturing a hidden romance throughout his range of images. You can see more of the work at his website:

Monday, May 25, 2009


Demand is another one uses photography to capture his sculptures, in his case paper recreations of certain scenes. Photography has the power to place the work in context and continue the disuguise more so when Demand is recreating office scenes, with no real objects to compare the items to in the photograph we are lost in the picture. See more of the work at:

Saturday, May 23, 2009

petros chrisostomou

Petros Chrisostomou plays with the idea of scale and sculpture in his work using the camera to capture his alice in wonderland like structures which he places in everyday rooms. Using items from pieces of hair to pennies we are whisked down the rabbit hole almost where everything is not to scale and seems to want to burst out of its surroundings. You can see more of the work here:

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Zoe Strauss

The strangely addictive work by Strauss documents her day to day life photographing the moments she feels stand out. Recent work saw her finding kittens in her backgarden and then finding them a home. You can see more of the work at her website and from there following the link to the blog which is updated regularly:

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Rineke Dijkstra

Continuing what seems to be an ongoing theme with many photographers working today Dijkstra photographs adolescent teens. Photographing them at the beach with swimsuits and bathing costumes on, Dijkstra manages to capture the uncomfortable, awkward poses of those still not comfortable with their bodies as they struggle to find the good of puberty. See more of the work at:

Monday, May 18, 2009

Drew Baker

Drew Baker solely uses a polaroid camera to take his series of portraits, landscapes and other worldly realism images, cementing them in a place of nostalgia and beauty only the polaroid camera can capture. See more of his work at:

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Alin Dragulin

Alin Dragulin focuses his latest series of portraits on boys about to reach puberty, looking at the straight faced almost school photograph look, at the quizzical faces of those staring back. Other work has seen him use a tilt shift effect on some truly beautiful scenes see more of the work at:

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Ryan Robinson

Ryan Robinson uses color and detail to create an amazing set of photographs that are loaded with intrigue and narrative. You can see more of the work at:

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Nicholas Haggard

Portraits of Haggard's friends from San Francisco use a creative mix of interesting lighting and unusual positioning to produce a fantastic portfolio of portrait photography. See more of the photographs at:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bianca Brunner

Bianca Brunner's images try to trigger some sort of emotional response from the 
viewer by using characters and places which represent a spiritual or unknown state. 
You can see more of this work at: 
or contact the photographer on her personnel site:

Monday, May 11, 2009

Astrid Kogler

Continuing the simular work to the themes that I work to comes this from Astrid Kogler, detailed photographs of parts of pig torsos. The most interesting has to be the cross sections where are eyes could easily be tricked into thinking this is something quite different. See more of the work here:

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Matthew-Robert Hughes

Simular to some recent portraits I have been taking I love the out of focus haze of these photographs by Matthew-Robert Hughes. The neutral greyish tones also seem to suggest a more melodramatic atmosphere to the work, you can see more at his site:

Friday, May 8, 2009

Annie Collinge

Some great photographs from Annie Collinge who also exhibited in last years Portrait Prize see more of the work at:

Thursday, May 7, 2009

David Stewart

Today I recieved an email telling me that entries for this years Portrait Prize are now being taken. With this in mind I thought Id spend the rest of the week looking at some of my past favourite winners starting with the work of David Stewart. You can see more of his work on his website:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Daikichi Amano

These bizarre but strangely beautiful photographs by Daikichi Amano illustrate just how through things that can repulse or disgust us can be complemented to create something intriguing and alluring. See more of this work at his site: