Posts Tagged ‘photography’
Using fish to cover your more private areas seems like something that only a raving lunatic would do. French photographer Denis Rouvre, however, has turned this bizarre idea into a powerful series of beautiful portraits for FishLove, a British organization fighting for sustainable fishing. The series features famous people holding different types of fish and absolutely nothing else.
Using digital projection, artist Pimprae Hiranprueck, who goes by Nancy, places herself in photos of the family she left behind in Thailand. According to the artist, her project, titled “Intersecting the Parallels,” was born from the confusion of belonging and explores the definition of home and the complexity of identity. Nancy uses Facebook to fish out the images of her friends or family and projects them on various surfaces and imposes herself into the scenes.
Fine art photographer Alex Stoddard creates gripping surreal images that look like they’ve come right out of a ghostly fairytale or nightmare – and he’s only 19. It’s unclear whether Stoddard uses digital manipulation or clever scene preparation to get his incredible shots. Whatever the case might be, the result is amazing – the people in his photographs float and writhe through a grim fairytale landscape that can be at once beautiful and terrifying.
Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich has created an incredible series of portraits of the Siamese fighting fish, highlighting this species’ spectacular coloration and flamboyant fins.
Kyle Thompson’s path to becoming an amazing photographer should be an amazing source on inspiration to anyone who has had such a youthful dream. Using himself as the main character in almost all of the shots, Kyle creates fantastic alternative realities full of signs, symbols and deeper meanings. As he says, he feels more like a writer manifesting his thoughts and moods through visual art than a photographer.
The participants of Caravaggio Today – The Man Material Group project re-enacted the works of XVII century Italian artist Caravaggio in their workaday clothes in ordinary places. In this project, I try to digitally copy what Caravaggio had realized in a revolutionary way: To show an ordinary person in the limelight of art.
A project called “Grey Power” by Design Academy Eindhoven student Yoni Lefevre challenges our prejudices against our elders by showing that elders can be as hip and fun as young people.Lefevre gathered four children, ages 10-11, and asked them to draw a picture of their grandparents just how they imagined them to be. She then asked the seniors to pose for photographs arranged according to the children’s drawings.
Finnish photographer Perttu Saksa has created a haunting and disturbing photo series detailing animal abuse in Indonesia. His dark images are filled with small monkeys dressed in dolls’ clothing with terrifying plastic doll faces covering their own.
Mark Nixon’s photo series “Much Loved” pays homage to our emotional attachments with childhood stuffed animals, blankets and other toys that have been cherished by their owners for decades by featuring them in a series of touching photo portraits.