An impressionistic exploration of the ocean, Within creates the space to linger, in vivid detail, dwelling on the ocean in movement, flowing through the majestic folds of nature. The film is shot entirely on the TS3Cine high speed camera at 720 frames per second. The project was officially launched at the National Gallery of Melbourne as part of their major exhibition Melbourne Now and an excerpt from Within will be screened at the opera house as part of the TedX Sydney.
Selfshots are f’in sexy. Why? Because they are straight from every girls comfort-zone. This is my take on capturing exactly this on highly-polished, intimate portraits. BP wont let me upload all 10, so here are a couple of them. Check the source for all!
You can also visit my fb-page for more adventures: www.facebook.com/wojtek.woj.pruchnicki
Photo documentary showing the subjective view of South Spain. A small town by the sea that during the summer season is full of tourists and during autumn, when the temperature still reaches 30 Celcius degrees, the lido dies away and is completely empty.
Everything seems faded from the sun, it jars and requires to squint the eyes.
New York-based photographer Bing Wright has created a stunning series of images that capture the reflections of beautiful sunsets in broken mirrors. The method behind his Broken Mirror/Evening Sky series is brilliant in its simplicity. The black lines in the shattered mirrors distort the sunset while retaining all of its splendorous color.
Artbook: There Must Be More To Life – a multimedia project featuring Amanda Lepore in a story about self-discovery and self-(re)invention by photography artist Elias Wessel.
Elias Wessel is one of the most remarkable young german artists, who use the large format photograph as means of expression. The main focus of the New York based photographer lies within a wide range of staged photography. In »There Must be More To Life«, exhibited September 2012 in New York City, the artist cooperates with the transexual superstar Amanda Lepore and creates a dialogue, which becomes a larger narrative about self-discovery and reinvention. The accompanying artbook (ISBN 978-3-939028-40-6) has just been released by the german publishing house Norman Beckmann (NBVD).
In November 2011 at the Jane Hotel in New York City, the transgender superstar Amanda Lepore performed in front of Elias Wessel’s camera. The images, in which Lepore appears alternately humorous, mournful, glamourous, innocent, and sexy, are the central part of Wessel’s highly personal multimedia project »There Must be More To Life«. The large-scale color images of Lepore had been exhibited for its first time at the Art Directors Club Gallery in New York, September 2012. Opposed to video elements, including a clip from Sesame Street, the work creates a dialogue that becomes a larger narrative about self-discovery and reinvention. This is also the story of the artist’s own self discovery: »There Must be More To Life« is something of a culmination of the varied aesthetic and intellectual interests that Wessel has been accumulating for the past several years in his highly original (fashion-) photographs. At the latest with »There Must be More To Life« his images are transcending the mechanics of the genre which recently led into exhibitions in art galleries and at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei.
The artbook conceptualized as a children- picture book in close cooperation between the artist and book designer Philipp Hubert at Hubert & Fischer, depicts the interdependency of the projects aesthetic and its content. It documents a meticulously staged and complex work, its mood and mystery in an astonishing aesthetic quality, prompting the viewer to ask questions: who is this woman and why is she here? The answers to those questions are revealed by sustained looking and the accompanying textbook which includes a foreword by Ignacio Oreamuno (Executive Director and Curator of the Art Directors Club Gallery, New York), a preface by Art Critic Meghan Daley and an interview with Amanda Lepore, who in Wessel’s photographs becomes an incredibly poignant and powerful figure, at once vulnerable and unbreakable.
»There Must be More To Life« stands in the tradition of photography as a transfer medium of cultural or social discourses, whereas each image contains a narrative moment. It marks a paradigm change in Elias Wessel’s work and is full of details, quotes and references.
Available at NBVD publishing house (www.nbvd-shop.de), stationers or online booksellers. For further information please visit www.theremustbemoretolife.com.
Title: There Must Be More To Life / Es muss im Leben mehr als alles geben
Artist: Elias Wessel
Languages: Englisch / German
Prefaces: Ignacio Oreamuno, Meghan Dailey
Concept: Elias Wessel, Philipp Hubert
Design: Hubert & Fischer, New York
Publisher: NBVD, Norman Beckmann Verlag & Design, Hamburg
Size: 24 x 34 cm (Cardboard book), 22 x 32 cm (Textbook)
Volume: 26 pages (Cardboard book), 24 pages (Textbook)
Finishing: Cardboard book with two rounded edges, Textbook
Price: $ 38.90 / € 27,90
These videos are about kids from tiny community town in Estonia who made it to big fashion around the globe. With their genuine behaviour they spreads glory, fun and humour.
About the author:
Katrina Tang is a children’s fashion and portrait photographer from tech savvy Estonia. Currently living and working in New York City. Her picture stories are inspired by the Estonian nature and culture. You can find more from her website: www.katrinatang.com
The secret lives of migrant workers in Doha, Qatar.